Papercraft Star-Let the Sun Shine!

I had the honor of picking the challenge theme this week at Papercraft Star.  I am so ready to see the sun shine!  In honor of the hopefully upcoming summer months, we want to see your creations featuring a sun!

I decided to make my card all about the sun!  I picked up the super cute Sweet Surprises card kit off the while supplies last section, which featured the chipboard sun and treat cups.  I went more with a shaker card by featuring coordinating beads.  I thought of doing candy, but liked the idea of the beads for a fun look.  My background was stamped with the Patterned Pennants stamp set.  Super easy card to make!

You know I had to finish out the inside as well!  While I normally add a strip of pattern paper to the inside of my cards....I created all of the paper on this card.  I carried over the theme by staggering the pennant stamps along the bottom of the inside panel.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1731 Sweet Surprises Card Kit
D1534 Patterned Pennants Stamp Set
D1476 Card Chatter-Sympathy Stamp Set
S1304 My Sunshine Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Z2162 Honey Ink
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Beads-American Largo

Have you been by the While Supplies Last section lately?  Some awesome deals are to be had, including the Sweet Surprises card kit that I mentioned above.  Here is a pic of the full set that you can pick up for only $8.00!

The complete kit includes the following items:
10 – 5¾" × 5¼" Tri-Fold Kraft Card Bases
10 – Kraft Envelope Boxes
10 – Clear Adhesive-Backed Treat Cups
10 – Dimensional Elements Sentiments
1 – 12" x 12" Printed Dimensional Elements Sheet
2 – 12" x 12" Printed Adhesive Sheets
2 yds. – ½" White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments-Use a Sentiment
Docerela Creations-Use Sun
LEJ Designs-Summer's Coming
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes
Word Play Challenge-Weather

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Papercraft Star to see the other DT creations and link up  your creation!


  1. What a fabulous card! And I really enjoyed the challenge ... Thanks Allisa

  2. This is absolutely fabulous!! I love the colours and the cleverness.

  3. Super cute Allisa! I love the bright summery look and those beads are fun!

  4. Tolle Karte, aber zum verschicken wird es schwierig mit der Höhe.
    lg gertrude

  5. Awww i really like your card!

    I should get some of those too :0)

    thank you for joining our SUn challenge this week at Docerela Creations


  6. Your sun is fabulous! Such a great design! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  7. Beautiful!!!!
    Super creative card!
    I love it!

  8. Great card, love the beads :)

    thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments

  9. Your card is so awesome, love the way you created the sunrays! The beads are such a nice touch too! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  10. Oh, I really like that! Great idea! :)

  11. OMGosh I LOVE the beads in the sun! GREAT card! LOVED the challenge theme! Thanks for picking it!

  12. This is fantastic Allisa,thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

  13. What a really neat card ,thank you for joining in over at LEJ Designs LEJ DT

  14. Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Ana


  15. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments. And good luck.

    Caz CSD DT xx

  16. Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge #52 'Summers Coming'...
    Absolutely brilliant card. I love the sunrays background and the texture look. The star shaped sun is gorgeous with that shaker element. What a great idea!
    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. We always have wonderful digi images and prized to be won.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  17. This is a fun card! I have to check out the while supplies last. This looks great!


  18. That is fabulous! I love the beads "inside" the sun, such an amazing look! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Dulce Silva.

  19. Everything is always so crisp on your work, Allisa ! This sun has to be one of my favorites, how clever to use a shaker card !! Hugs -J-

  20. This is so cute! Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you will play along again soon :)


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