Friday, January 20, 2012

Day 5: Karen Foster Design: CHA Product Reveal

Welcome to our two-week sneak peek at products that Karen Foster Design will debut at the CHA 2012 Winter show. To celebrate this release the Design Team will be hosting a giveaway contest on our blogs where you can enter to win prize packs that match each day’s theme(s).

today the team is showing one theme: EASTER

for this first project, i used a 4 x 12 piece of cardstock and scored it at 4", 7" and 11" and folded the cardstock along the score lines. then, filled a cellophane bag with assorted candies and stapled it in between the cardstock so that the 1" flap was folded over the other end of the cardstock strip encapsulating it. from there, i built up the parts and pieces of the bunny by adding ears, hands and facial features along with a sticker from the theme. the eyes are made from coil brads and the whiskers are a long strand of white scrapper's floss folded in half several times over. really, such a quick and easy project that is sure to thrill any little one this Easter.
for this layout i took more of a color blocking approach. its such a simple way to make use of 4x6 photos. each block of patterned paper or cardstock is cut to 4x6, then adhered in opposite corners. you can draw focus to the individual photos by placing a bold strip horizontally across the middle of the page. to create the woven strip, i threaded brown cardstock through a purple strip of cardstock that i punched with my Fiskars Leave It To Weaver Border Punch. then kicked it up a notch by adding brown coil brads to the center of each section of brown cardstock showing.
and lastly, i created an Easter card by collaging a variety of the stickers from the sticker sheet. before adhering the basket, i looped several strands of green scrappers floss behind the sticker to add a pop of color and make it look like it had Easter grass inside. again, you're seeing another one of those THIN-ments (as seen on my Wedding layout) along with a few rhinestone brads. i finished it off with an oversized bow made from tulle. the tulle can easily be found on 6" wide rolls at your local Dollar Tree. it's the perfect amount to keep in your crafting area for small projects like these.

Click through to the other Karen Foster Designers' blogs and start commenting!
Sherry Cartwright
Maryfrances Fabbri
Alice Golden
Jolene Johnston
Carolyn Lontin

The prize details:
To enter your name in the drawings, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post. You don't need to comment on every blog post to win, but you can increase your chances of winning by leaving comments on each of the Design Team member’s blogs every day during our sneak peek event. Enter up to once per day per blog! As always, Karen Foster Design welcomes international entries. Comments close at 12 Noon on Friday January 27th EST. Winners will be posted here on Monday, January 30, 2012.

The prizes will be hidden on the blog posts - not even the Design Team members know where they are! A winner will be selected at random from the comments on one post per day. So the more you comment, the better chance you have of winning, since you never know where those prize packages are hidden!

But wait, there’s more! To add to the excitement, there are more prizes! On Saturday four additional winners will be chosen at random to receive bonus prize packs of five stamp sets each. How awesome is that? Good luck!


  1. I am in desperate need of some great Easter/spring themed products

  2. Aaaw how cute! I like that easter bunny!

  3. This is so sweet! LOVE the bunny.

  4. So cute! I love your little bag and the card is so pretty!!

  5. cute projects! I love that bunny too.

  6. Love the Bunny! But all your projects are SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing. Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  7. I love the card. It is a real work of art. Going to have to see if my local Dollar Tree has the tulle. My favorite place to shop for craft supplies. Thanks for sharing how you made your projects.

  8. Note to self: Scrappers Spools make awesome grass and whiskers!

  9. Cute, Tania! I like those Thin-ments, think i need to get a bunch of those.

  10. Love the bunny! Perfect for me since I call my husband hunny bunny!

  11. This paper is so cute. The bunny is adorable. The card is really cute too

  12. very fun and lively colors! love the bunny

  13. Loved that little bunny! What a great Easter collection! Love Penny


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