Brand New Birthday Collection Giveaway!

Hi there! Alice Golden back with you today to share a project created for the Karen Foster Design booth at the Craft & Hobby Association trade show that took place in California last month. Karen Foster Design is known for their wide variety of themed crafting products and this project features papers, stickers, and embellishments from their fun, new Birthday Collection. In addition, they have donated a fabulous assortment of these products for one lucky reader to win!

All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is answer the following question in the comments section of this post by Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Winners will be announced here on March 6th.

“What is your all-time favorite birthday treat?”

(Mine is my great-grandmother’s chocolate cake).

Now, onto crafting! The base of this project is one of Karen Foster Design’s popular 3-D Countdown Calendars, which is a set of 25 mini drawers that can be used in lots of different ways, in addition to counting down to a special occasion. I thought it would make a fun party decoration – the drawers could hold favors for the guests to take home, or be used as part of a game or scavenger hunt to hold clues – lots of possibilities!

I started by covering the front of each drawer and sides of the box with papers from the Birthday Collection.

Then came the fun part – adding assorted decorations to each drawer.

I really like using things that add texture, such as these colorful brads,

as well as adding dimension with stickers or foam adhesive.

I might have gone a bit overboard with the glitter glue, but couldn’t help myself.

My favorite embellishment would have to be these new Party Bubble Brads – I especially liked the balloons, which I tied with Scrapper’s Spool Floss.


  • Karen Foster Design: 3-D Countdown Calendar, Birthday Collection Papers, Cardstock Stickers, Birthday Lil’ Stack Sticker, Party Time Stacked Statement, Crazy Coil Brads, Scrapper’s Spool Floss, and Party Bubble Brads
  • Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue in assorted colors

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway.

So glad you stopped by today. Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (

69 thoughts on “Brand New Birthday Collection Giveaway!

  1. oooh. love this and today happens to be my birthday!!! How lucky!!! Countdown to early retirement 365 days and then I can scrap daily as desired …. oooh I can hardly wait. Thanks for the chance to win

  2. My all-time favorite treat was the homemade angel food birthday cake my mom would make us kids. When she frosted the cake, she would cut out a cardboard circle to cover the hole made from the cake pan and frost it. The lucky birthday kid would get that circle (and all its frosting) to themselves!!

  3. I love homemade chocolate pie, specifically my mom’s. It has been my favorite dessert every since I can remember. It what I always want for my birthday and any other time I can get her to make it! :)

  4. love this collection!

    My favorite treat would be eggplant parm – my husband makes it for me for my birthday … yumm!
    Sandra ltb

  5. My mom used to make my birthday favorite was angel food with this wonderful frosting she would make that tasted like marshmallows

  6. Fun projects! I love the bright and festive colors!
    My favorite birthday treat…. a cake my aunt used to make! It was chocolate cake, chocolate pudding between the layers and whipped cream frosting! So good! Haven’t had one in YEARS! My birthday is coming up next month, so maybe I’ll make one!

  7. I love this birthday calendar box so much. I can’t believe how cool it is. It must have taken you a long time to make. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to win your prize collection.

  8. I always asked for Lemon Meringue Pie for my birthday – and I still love it! The countdown calender looks really different when it’s not down for a holiday. I could see there would be lots of occasions when you could use this one.

  9. My favorite treat is a decadent cheesecake from Better Homes and Garden. It is expensive to make but melt in your mouth good.

    I love this birthday collection. What a cute box you made too with it. Looks like you have fun making it.

  10. My daughter would love counting down to her birthday with this!! It would definitely beat crossing off the days on a regular calendar! I will ask my local store to get this product in!!

    My grandmother used to make me the best chocolate cake from scratch!!

  11. What. Gorgeous collection! My favorite cake is a nice Victoria sandwich with plenty of jam and butter icing coloured pink :-)

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

  12. My birthday is in July, and my grandmother always gives me fresh strawberries (we have a very short strawberry season here in snowy Sweden…) and I love to eat them sliced with un-whipped cream and a pinch of sugar :)

  13. I LOVE KFD Countdown Calendars! This birthday project is sooo adorable!!!
    I can’t wait for my birthday. Everyone gets chocolate cake, but I get my own personal carrot cake…yum!! Yeah, not too many fans of carrot cake in my family.

  14. My favorite birthday treat is a cake from a local bakery, Cal’s, and ice cream! Yum. Love the birthday calendar countdown project. Really cute!

  15. I treat myself to chocolate eclairs for my Birthday.Yum. Sinful I know but one day a year what is life without a little mischief.

  16. love DQ ice cream cake on my birthday!!! this is a beautiful countdown calendar, love all the textures and embellies :)

  17. The chocolate and meringue cake we used to get for my birthday every year when I was a kid… I still miss it!

  18. My favorite birthday treat used to be something sweet but I have changed my diet due to health reasons so now…I would have to say that it would be a nice dinner either out or in (cooked by the significant other) and maybe a little pampering with a massage or something like that.

  19. Pumpkin cheese cake is my fav by far. I’m looking enough to have my birthday just after Christmas so it’s still available.
    Thanks for putting together this awesome price pack.

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