Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Karen Foster Design: Wedding and Prom

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).

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 (KFD posts only)! 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!

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Here's a sweet little jar candle that I decorated with a Wedding collection Stacked Border sticker. (Click on all photos for a closer look.) All the work is done for you with these little babies - there's glitter, bling, bows, tulle, you name it! I started by wrapping the jar with one strip of patterned paper, added a cardstock band for stability, and wrapped the Stacked Border around it. I had to move one embellishment on the sticker in order to hide the seam, but it looks amazing! I secured the entire thing with a rubber band while I added a little extra clear gel glue and let it finish drying. I tied some silver ribbon around the neck of the jar and added a solitaire April Birthstone brad as the crowning jewel, literally! These little jars would look amazing all lit up at a wedding reception or could go home as favors at a bridal shower or wedding, too.

Next up is a wedding layout. Ahh, there are several sheets in this collection with distressed, muted patterns in black, white, and grey that are FABULOUS! I see myself using them on all kinds of projects, not just wedding. I started with one of those as my layout base. I used my Cricut and the Storybook cartridge to cut out a large heart, which I then backed with a different sheet of patterned paper. The lovebirds and gifts were cut from yet ANOTHER patterned paper. (Did I mention how many papers are in this collection?) Pop dots and Stickles are a must for me, so there's plenty on there as well. Look for the THIN-ment heart and enamel bouquet brad. The details are what make this special!

Check out this fun little detail. I highlighted my sticker title with a custom ribbon border made from an older collection of KFD Prom Trimmings. It's black and white and perfect to mix in! And there's one of my two favorite brads from KFD, this one's the Classy Brad in black and white.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Wedding collection projects. For more of these and some from the new Prom collection, visit all our designer blogs for more inspiration. Be sure to leave a comment on any post where you love the collection - you will be entered to win that prize pack. Good luck!

Sherry Cartwright
Maryfrances Fabbri

Alice Golden

Jolene Johnston <-- YOU ARE HERE
Carolyn Lontin

Tania Willis

See you tomorrow with more new collections from Karen Foster Design!

10 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE your Candle! Loving the black/white! The Thin-ments are COOL! Thanks for the chance. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

JennyKozar said...

What a great idea for a favor. This line is truly stunning. Thanks for sharing.

shrewsburydc said...

Love the candle is a gift. Very nice!

lepond said...

<3 the candle!!!!

Shannon said...

beautiful projects! Such great ideas for a wedding!

ms.schwiet said...

that candle idea and these paper could make some amazing wedding favors... tfs

Wendy Crowe said...

Cute candle jar! I love the ribbon border...what a great idea! You inspired me to use up lots of my ribbon stash! It's the small details that really make a page special. :)

Kathy said...

Oh my I sure do hope my son gets married this year, cause I love the new wedding papers and borders.

marie o hanlon said...

such beautiful papers . great inspiration

Penny said...

beautiful papers, gorgeous work, what a perfect combination!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com