Thursday, August 21, 2014

Welcome Back to School

My friend, Souna, teaches first grade.  She's an awesome teacher and I adore her.  I needed a new partner and I knew as soon as she started talking in the interview that I had to have her.  She was a trooper - hired only two days before school started - can you imagine?  That was 15 years ago (or so) and we've been friends ever since.

Souna called me up before this school year started and asked me to make her a new door decoration.  She has a lot of holiday cutie signs that I've made for her, but I've never made her a Welcome sign.  

This was really fun to put together.  I used the apple print dies and stamps and a new die included in the County Fair Kit from Papertrey Ink .  The sign is made sturdy with three layers under the pattern scallop (110 lb. paper) and then another slightly larger.

Now it's happily welcoming first graders and their parents to class.  Happy school year, Souna!  


  1. oh my word this is so totally cute.. i love what you did with that apple.. love it

  2. What a fabulous welcome. It is beautiful Lori and I love how you have used the cut-out apple shape.
    Toni xx

  3. Such a pretty welcome all the layers and the super cute 3D apple!

  4. Adorable!! You do the sweetest paper crafts! I bet she loves it.
    have a great weekend

  5. You have very lucky friend for you to make this adorable fantastic sign for her. Not sure which I love more the apple or the cut outs on the paper under. So darned cute and so talented. Always amazes me how talented people know what embellishments to use and where. Your welcome is absolutely incredible. I'm sure she was so happy when you gave it to her. You are so talented and so generous to blog readers and your friend. Happy weekend Pinning

  6. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! So pretty!

  7. WOW!! This is Fabulous Lori.. Souna is very lucky to have a friend like you..Loz

  8. Beautiful door hanger for your friend! Love how you 3-D'd the apple!

  9. This definitely is one of the finest back to school cards I've seen in a long long time Lori! I, too, love the 3D apple, it's gorgeous!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


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