Monthly Archives: May 2015

Easy Fabric Key Fobs

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Fabric of your choice (colorful and white)
Printable Fabric Transfer
Color Printer
Key Fob Pieces
Rotary Cutter with Mat and Ruller
Scrap Felt
Sewing Machine with Thread

Sizzix Eclips 2 or other electronic cutting machine
Gift Tag SVG file

I started by printing my A Sweet Berry Designs berry logo on printable transfer paper and using the Sizzix Eclips2 to cut them out.  I was originally going to do circle keychains, so I cut our circles but ended up cutting them into more of a rectangle/square shape!  After they were printed and cut out, I laid them print side down onto my white fabric and ironed them with my iron set to the setting recommended on the transfer directions.
Cutting out berries
Then it was time to cut my fabric!  JoAnn Fabrics was having a Fat Quarter sale, so I purchased a variety of purples and greens.  I kept the fabric folded and cut a rectangle to my preferred size using my rotary cutter and ruler.  For the felt that I was going to place into the middle to give it a little fullness, I cut just a little smaller than the fabric cut out so that it was not visible once they were sewn in.  Once everything was cut, I placed the felt into the middle. materials
Then it was time to sew them up.  I used a zigzag stitch and sewed the three sides closed.  Once they were all sewn closed, I placed the berry logo where I wanted it and stitched it in place, also using the zigzag stitch.  Then it was time to place the key fob hardware clamp onto the sewn fabric.  I put them on the side that was folded.  I didn’t want flier marks on my hardware, so I used a scrap piece of fabric to place over the hardware while clamping it together, making sure that the spikes within the clamp went into the fabric.   I had just had my nails done, so my lovely husband was nice enough to add all of the split rings to my hardware clamps for me! sewing and metal
Voila! They were done!  I wanted to add cute little tags to mine, so I cut gift tags using my Sizzix Eclips 2.  Using my personalized stamp from Laura Kelly for, I stamped my tag.  My stamp says “Created with Love From Katie Berry”. keyrings and labels
I hope you like my Fabric Key Fobs!  They were super easy to make!  I made them to go with my business cards for SNAP! Conference and they were a hit!  I still have a few left, so if you’d like one, just let me know!

Until next time……

Simple Lemon Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub
I have recently come to love using essential oils.  This Lemon Sugar Scrub that I made was really simple, smells great and makes your skin nice and smooth!  There are lots of recipes out there for different scrubs using essential oils, but I’m sharing how I made mine simply because people make them lots of different ways!

12 drops of Lemon Essential Oils (I used Young Living)
2 cups of Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup of Coconut Oil (I used Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil)
3 tablespoons of lemon zest

Place coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 25 seconds.  Add in the lemon zest and the drops of Lemon Essential Oils.  Slowly add in the sugar making sure to mix really well!

I placed my sugar scrub in little mason jars.  I gave them as gifts to my SNAP secret sister and roommates.  I also gave a jar to my son’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation Spa Day!

To use:
Simply rub into your skin and rinse with water!  Your skin will feel nice and smooth and smell nice and lemony!

Button up a Teacher Appreciation Gift

Button Up a Teacher Appreciation Gift

Teacher appreciation is a great time to round up your stash of buttons and create something special for the teachers in your life.  Here is a fun way to make personalized stationery for appreciating teachers with stamps and buttons that can be done in a flash.
Teacher Card
You will need a handful of bright buttons.  You will also need cards/envelopes, colorful cardstock, adhesive, ribbon or ric-rac and a self-inking stamp from Expressionery.  The one I used here is one that I designed exclusively for Expressionery and I LOVE it!
Teacher Supplies
Teacher Cards

  • Stamp on the bright card stock pieces and trim them then adhere them to the middle of the card.  Did you know that from now until May 25th you can save 30% off sitewide on Expressionery using the promo code TEACHERAPP … that’s awesome!
  • Create a square around it with buttons adhered with you favorite adhesive.
  • Add ribbon and ric-rac to embellish your notes a bit more.

Ta Da!  Aren’t they so super cute!  Mrs. Jennings is going to love these!
Here are lots of other ways to create teacher gifts with my products from Expressionery.

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