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Shark Week Shark Banner

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Shark week is next week and the Berry family is ready!  To get ready, I made this adorable Shark Week Shark Banner using my dear friend Laura Kelly’s dies from Sizzix/Ellison and felt from the Kunin Group!  It was super duper easy!  Check it out!  You can make you own!

Materials needed:

How I made it:

Using the Super Star Die Cutting Machine and Cutting Pads, I cut my felt sharks from Laura Kelly’s Shark Die.  I also cut the sharks teeth out of white felt.

Then I cut out the letters “SHARK WEEK” from Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Capital Alphabet Die using red felt.

Once I had all of my pieces cut out, I used Beacon Felt Glue to put everything together!  I added wiggly eyes to make the sharks look silly!

Once everything was dry, I hung them up on two strands of jute rope!  I had an extra shark, so I added him to the middle!

Hope you like this super easy Shark Week Shark Banner!  I love using these dies and Kunin felt!

Freedom Felt Banner

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It’s Craft Lightning time again and this one is Patriotic Crafts!  This Freedom Felt Banner was super easy and took barely anytime to make!   And I love a cute seasonal banner!
Materials:


How to make it:

  1.  Using the die cutting machine, cutting pads and dies, cut out each of your pieces!  I cut seven bookmarks, seven badges and the letters to spell Freedom.  I used the rectangular badge because I thought it looked like a burst from a firework!
  2. Assemble your pieces so that you know where your want to glue them!  
  3. Glue your pieces and buttons to the bookmark.
  4. Let dry!
  5. Using twine and small clothespins, hang them up to create a patriotic felt banner! Easy Peasy!!!   Now I have a banner for Memorial Day as well as the 4th of July!  Hope you like this Craft Lightning project!   Be sure to click the photo below and check out other Patriotic Craft Lightning projects!

 

Easter Egg Place Mat

Easter is right around the corner, as in this upcoming weekend!  Everyone will be sitting down to have an Easter meal with the family!  Why not brighten up the table with an Easter Egg Place Mat!   This one is made with Kunin Felt!
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Materials needed:
Bright colored Felt (Kunin is my brand of choice!  I used Eco-fi Plus for the mat and ClassicFelt for the eggs and grass)
Scissors
Sewing Machine
Thread
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First, I cut several pieces of felt that were about 6in x 2in.  Then, I cut little strips to use as the decorations on the eggs.  I made some zigzag, some curvy and some straight.
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Once I had them all laid out, I sewed the strips onto the 6in x 2 in pieces using my sewing machine.   Then, I cut out the egg shapes.  Once they were cut, I placed them on my Eco-fi Plus piece of Felt and then sewed them down.
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With my green felt, I cut strips to use as grass.  I snipped the sides different lengths and then rounded the edges.  Using the sewing machine, I sewed down the grass.  I sewed a rectangle along the bottom of the grass, so that the fringe would move.  Once my eggs and grass were all sewn on, I did a decorative stitch around the outside of the mat.
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This was a really simple project.  Perfect for beginners!   The kids will love it!
I have attached an Easter Word Search!  If you’d like to do it, Click HERE and print!
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Click the photo below to get lots of project ideas!
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Until next time…….

Easy Fabric Key Fobs

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

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

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.
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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 Expressionery.com, 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……

Kunin Chevron Felt Hanging Letter

I love Kunin Group’s Chevron Felt!  The pattern is already on the felt, so all you have to do is create something Felt-tastic.   I love having something decorative hanging on my front door.  Driving by one of my neighbors houses the other day, I noticed that they had a wooden initial on their front door, so I thought……why not do something similar with felt!   While at the Craft and Hobby Associations Mega Show in January, the lovely ladies at the Kunin Group Felt booth gave me this lovely Pink Chevron Felt.   And I love how it turned out!

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So, I am totally obsessed with the Sizzix eclips2!  It does amazing things.  I use it all of the time to cut out patterns for sewing.  Using the eCal2 software, I decided upon this big B.  I used the eclips2 to cut it out and tada….a big B pattern!

Cutting of Letter

Once my B was cut out of card stock, I pinned it to the felt and then cut it out, making sure that the top and bottoms were both facing with the pattern outward.

Pinning and Cutting

Using my sewing machine, I began sewing at about 1/4 of an inch from the edge.  I started with the insides.   For the outside of the letter, I started on the serifs, leaving an opening on the left of the “B” so that I could stuff it.  I used Poly-fil to stuff it.  Once it was stuffed, I pinned my open edge and sewed it shut!

sewing and stuffing

Using a thicker type wire, I inserted it in two places into the back side of my “B” at the top.  I meant to leave about 3 inches that I wound around a marker so give it curls.

Wiring

Then it was ready to hang!  

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I love it and it is just perfect for the Spring time hanging on my front door!

Fun Fact:  Kunin Fabrics are made from Eco-fi, 100% Post Consumer recycled plastic bottles and made in the USA!

Until next time……

Kunin Felt Advent Calendar

No December is complete without an Advent Calendar!   This year, I created my Advent Calendar using Felt from The Kunin Group!   My kids are super excited for December to arrive so that we can start opening them!

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materials
Materials used:
Felt from The Kunin Group (red, green, glitter white)
Sewing Machine with coordinating thread (green and red)
Envelope Patterns that I created using Adobe Illustrator
Letters that were reflected vertically that I created using Adobe Illustrator
Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Velcro
Laura Kelly Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
Heat & Bond
Pinking Shears
Scissors
Small clothes pins
Rope purchased from ACMoore

cutting
Using my envelope patterns, I cut out 24 envelopes.   I used both my regular scissors and my pinking shears just to change up the look.    Once I had them all cut out, I folded and pinned the sides to get them ready for sewing. pinning
My sewing machine does all kinds of cute little patterns, so I chose a couple of designs and sewed up the sides only to the top of the sides. sewing
Once they were all sewn up, I used my iron to help the flap on my envelopes to stay down. ironing
I didn’t think that a whole piece of velcro was needed, so I cut them into quarters and applied them to the inside of the flap.   Keeping the velcro pieces together, I closed my envelope so that they would line up.
velcro
Next, I was ready to cut out my numbers!   Using Heat & Bond, I ironed it to the back of my sheet of numbers, removed the backing and then ironed it to the back of the sheet of glitter white felt.  And then they were ready to cut out!  Once they were all cut out, I used an Excel knife to cut out the inside pieces of the numbers.
numbers
I really love Laura Kelly’s buttons from Buttons Galore & More and she has a great set of Christmas colors.   I chose a read and green for each envelope, glued them using Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue and then glued them to the flap of the envelope.  I also glued the numbers to the envelopes.
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After all of my envelopes were done, I decided to make a felt bow to attach to the string where I was going to clip my envelopes. BowAndRope

Once I was done, I attached the envelopes to the rope and hung it up! advent calendar

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   Ready for December!   And until next time…..

Simple Felt Fabric

Frames

supplies

Supplies:
Big Shot Sizzix Machine
Sizzix Wavy Frame Die
Kunin Felt
Phoomph
rope from a gift bag handles that I had in my stash.

First I cut four orange rectangles that my frames would fit on.

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 Then, I cut my blue and green felt so that it was a little bigger than my die and added Phoomph to the back, only removing one side of the paper.  I ran it through the Big Shot with the die using the cutting pads. (To do it again, I would not cover the full back of the frame, so that when it is placed on the background, the photos could be changed out)

process

Then I had my frame cut outs.

frame cutouts

I removed the paper from the Phoomph that was on my orange piece of felt, added my rope to make a hanger and then placed a second piece of orange felt onto the Phoomph.

putting it together

I took a photo of my boys and cut them to a size that would fit within my frame leaving a little of the Phoomph exposed, removed the paper from the back of my frames, stuck the photo on and then applied it to my orange background.

photo and frame

Then I had these cute little frames to hang on the boys bedroom doors!  They could also be made with Christmas colors and be used as Christmas ornaments!  Or a gift for a grandparent!

Frames

Hope you like my simple felt frames!

Until next time…..

ASWEETBERRYLOGO

 

 

Styrofoam Christmas Tree!

Christmas is my all time favorite time of the year!   And creating Christmas decorations is one of my favorite things to do, along with creating memories!!!

Check out this cute little tree I made using Styrofoam, Laura Kelly’s buttons from Buttons Galore and Sculpey Clay!!!!

tree

suppliesMaterials needed:

Styrofoam Cone

Sculpey Bake Shop Yellow Clay

Laura Kelly’s Radical Red and Candy Apple Green buttons from Buttons Galore & More

Wire

Folk Art Green Paint

Adtech Hot Glue gun and glue

Green Felt

Mini Pom Pom Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon

Fiskars Scissors

paintingI didn’t want the white cone to show, so I painted it green and let it dry before I started gluing the buttons on!

While it was drying, I made a star out of Sculpey Clay and added a curled wire.  I stuck it in the oven and baked it according to instructions.

clay starAfter the cone was dry, I used hot glue to attach the buttons in a single layer to cover the entire cone.  Then I added a few red ones as ornaments!  I also added a yellow button to the center of the star.

applying buttons

Using a scrap piece of green felt, Fiskars scissors and Mini Pom Pom Ribbon from May Arts Ribbon, I made a tree skirt.  I cut a circle out of the felt and then glued the ribbon around the edge of the circle.   It made a very cute little tree skirt to go with my styrofoam button tree!

skirt

tree

This lovely tree now sits on my dining room table as our center piece!  Hope you like it as much as my family and I do!!!!

I would like to thank my awesome friend Laura Kelly for the opportunity to work with her and to get the chance and the experience of working with so many amazing products!!!  Not only is she a great friend, but she has given me the opportunity to be her intern, as she has become the Resident Designer for Rit Dye!!!  Check her out on Rit Dye’s Blog!!!  Thank you Laura!  I love you!

Until next time……

ASWEETBERRYLOGO

Halloween Popcorn Blog Hop

Halloween is just around the corner and will be here before we know it!

My friend, Laura Kelly put together this cute and creative blog hop, sending out an envelope of goodies which included a popcorn box and some embellishments to go with it.  package
In our directions for this blog hop, it said:

“The objective is to create in whatever way you like best with whatever products you like to feature and simply be a part of something fun…something that connects your passion to those passions of others.”

So, with that being said, I decided to use some things I had lying around in my craft area.

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I decided to make a Frankenstein Popcorn Box!

Materials used:

The Popcorn box, provided by Laura

Black Buttons from Laura Kelly’s mix buttons from Buttons Galore & More

Apple Barrel Spring Green Acrylic Paint by Plaid

Googly eyes

Black felt, purchased from JoAnn Stores

Beacon’s 527 Multi-use Glue

Mini Glue Dots

Fiskars Scissors

Black Sharpie Marker

a paint brush

Instructions:

1.  I painted the popcorn box green.  I did three coats (letting it dry between coats) to make sure everything on the box was covered up.

2.   I cut two strips from the black felt and then cut triangles out of one side of the strips to make it look like hair.  Then I glued it on to the top of the box using the Beacon’s 527 multi-use glue.

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3.  Using glue dots, I glued the black buttons together to make them look like bolts.   I used about 6 small buttons and three larger ones for the bolt heads.  I then used glue dots to attach the bolts to the sides of the box.

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4. Using a black Sharpie marker, I drew on the mouth and the stitches.

5.  Then I glued the googly eyes on.

Super easy and so much fun!   And he got filled with yummy goodness of popcorn, marshmallows and Pumpkin Spice flavored Hershey kisses!   🙂

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My children love Halloween just as much as I do!  And they love popcorn too!   So when I got to making my Halloween Popcorn Box for this blog hop, they were loving it!   And since I only made one, I now have to go buy the contents to make another one, unless Laura has any extra boxes lying around!!!!  🙂

This past week, Laura sent out a special little thanks for being a part of this blog hop!   She is super sweet!     Thanks my friend!  🙂

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There were quite a few other blog hoppers that joined in on this blog hop, so hop over to Laura Kelly’s blog to check out the rest of the participants!!  A special thanks to Cre8time for supporting the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!  And to Laura Kelly for allowing me the chance to participate!

Be sure to click on the picture below for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Disney (park, store, or online)!!PopcornBlogHopPrize

I hope you like my Frankenstein Popcorn Box!  I’d love to hear what you think in my comments section!!

And until next time……

katie-asweetberry

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy!

My six year old, Landon is to the age where it’s time for those good old baby teeth to start falling out.  Luckily for him, the dentist had to pull his very first baby tooth because his new adult teeth were coming in behind his baby teeth.  After some x-rays, the great Dr. Dan said that the baby tooth would not come loose, so it would have to be pulled.  Landon was actually excited because this meant that the tooth fairy was going to come!  IMG_8342

I have had the idea of making a Tooth Fairy Pillow on my mind for quite a while.  And now the time is here!!!

Materials I used:

An embroidery machine

Felt, purchased from JoAnn Fabrics

Planet Applique’s Tooth Applique

Coats & Clark Thread

Fiskars Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat/Ruler

Blue Ribbon

Laura Kelly Mix Buttons from Buttons Galore & More

finished pillow

First, using white felt, I appliqued the tooth.  I then cut it out right at the edge of the applique.   Next, I embroidered Landon’s name onto the blue felt.

tooth applique namingAfter his name was done, I lined up the tooth cutout and then using my sewing machine, I sewed it on, leaving the top unsewn so that it would create a pocket!

time to assemble

The it was time to cut it to the exact size I wanted it.  I cut it at 8×6 inches.

fiskars and trimmedI used ribbon to hang it, so I pinned the ribbon to the right side of the pillow and stitched it back and forth a couple of times at the top of the pillow so that it would stay in place once I began to sew it.

ribbon pinned

Before sewing the actual pillow together, I put the right sides of the felt together.  I guess the back doesn’t really matter since it is plain, but both the tooth and the ribbon needed to be on the inside of the two pieces.

right sides togetherThen, I sewed the edges together leaving about a 2 inch opening on the side, so that I could flip it right side out and stuff it.

sew togetherOnce it was flipped right side out, it was ready for some stuffing!

ready to be stuffedI used Poly-fil, which you can get from any fabric store, even Wal-mart carries it. I used Poly-fil, which you can get from any fabric store, even Wal-mart carries it. stuffing

I stuffed the pillow to my liking.  I didn’t want it too thick, but I didn’t want it too thin.stuffed

I wanted to add something to the ribbon so that it didn’t look so bare,….time to emblish

So, I added some of Laura Kelly’s Mix Buttons from Buttons Galore.emblish with buttons

All Done, with a cute little tooth pocket!!!a tooth pocketIn went the tooth in a little baggie that the dentist put it in.

tooth stuffed with tooth

And guess what the tooth fairy left?!?!?!tooth stuffed with money

$5 for the Big Boy that did an awesome job at the dentist getting his shots to numb it up and then to have it pulled!!!!wahoo money

Hope you enjoyed my little Tooth Fairy Pillow.   It beats the tooth fairy having to go searching under those pillows for the tooth, in which she could accidently wake the child!!!

Until next time……