Back To School

Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog.

With exactly one week away for a new school year to start I was inspired by this challenge from the paper players #PP453. All in honor of our hero’s, our teachers! A little story I like to share with you today is that my own daughter, who just graduated college, is starting her first teaching job. She is going to teach 6th grade English. I had the opportunity to help her set up her new classroom the other day and she was so excited about the upcoming school year and how she would use flexible seating for her students and so on. She set up this beautiful and very comfy reading area for her students which makes me want to go there and grab a book for myself. She decorated it with oversized chairs, blankets and a fluffy rug. Her students are going to love it. I couldn’t be more proud of this aspiring new teacher.

Introducing my daughter, she’ll make an awesome teacher.

This is the challenge given to us:

And this is what I came up with:

Now, besides using paper from Stampin’Up! I free handed everything else. No lie! I used an apple template which I found on Google, traced the apple on Real Red Cardstock and cut it out. I punched a small leave out with the Leaf Punch. That’s pretty much it. The cardstock I used for this project is Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black. I had a piece of checkered display paper and adhered that to the front of the black cardstock piece.

I really would like to hear your opinion on this card.

seedling leaf punch

Leaf Punch – 144667 – $16.00

red paper cardstock

Real Red Cardstock – #102482 – $8.75

olive green paper

Old Olive – 100702 – $8.75

deep black paper

Basic Black cardstock – 121045 – $8.75

Whisper White 8-1/2 X 11 Thick Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock – 140272 – $8.25

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6 thoughts on “Back To School

  1. Claire Broadwater

    I know you are very proud of your daughter! I hope she has a wonderful year! I loved teaching and I hope she does too! Your card is perfect. I love the apple and the color combo! SO happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Su Mohr

    Great card, Kerstin! The twine wrapped apple is perfect for a teacher.. I enjoyed your story of you and your daughter setting up her classroom. Wishing her a wonderful year!

  3. Amy Koenders

    Cute card! The apple is just perfect for a teacher card! Congrats to your daughter! Hope that she loves her new teaching position!

  4. Ann Schach

    Woo hoo! Good luck to your daughter as she begins her first year of teaching. I taught for 34 years, have been retired for 9, and I still remember the fun and excitement of getting the room ready for the first day of classes. Her reading nook sounds amazing! Your card is so cute! I love the twine and the rhinestone accent. Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players this week!


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