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Gift Card Holder with Ghiradelli

This has been a busy week in more ways than one!  At the end of last week, I went out to Pittsburgh to pick up my daughter.  Her semester was over and it was finally time to come home for the first time since August.  As an end of semester treat we spent Friday night in Pittsburgh.

Clock from the Pittsubrgh Pallet Theater production of The Nutcracker

We went to see the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production of the Nutcracker.  Then we enjoyed a late dinner at Olive or Twist.  Read that fast — it’s a cute name for a restaurant in the theater district.  We enjoyed a pepper crusted salmon while listening to the evening’s band.  The place was hopping!

On Saturday when we got up to leave, we found that the area had been coated in freezing rain.  This made the first part of the drive interesting — that is if you call white knuckle driving interesting!  By late afternoon we had arrived at my mom’s.  My daughter had requested to take the long way home and visit my family before coming back here.

On Sunday we were lucky enough to be able to gather most of the family for dinner.  We chose the Wasena Tap Room.  It was the perfect location for our group.  Food was good.  The Blood Orange Cider was tasty — as my daughter would say “10 out of 10” — and best of all was catching up with everyone there.

On Monday morning, we were to have an early breakfast with the one brother who couldn’t make it to dinner.  But, I woke up with a stomach virus.  As quickly as possible, we got on the road.  I didn’t want my mom to get the virus from me.  Well, we didn’t get far before I had to check into a hotel for the rest of the day/night.  We got on the road the next morning – Tuesday.

Tuesday night was all of the excitement of finally being home and spending time together. Wednesday found my daughter down with the stomach virus.  I have lysoled everything to death in attempt to keep my husband from also getting it.  And smart man that he is — he’s given us a wide berth.

Thursday, yesterday, was a recuperating day.  And now, I’m up in the middle of the night.  Why?  I don’t know.  But, it’s the perfect time to be able to share my last gift card and candy holder.

As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’m giving lots of gift cards this year.

Gift Card Holder with Ghiradelli from theartfulinker.com

I wanted each recipient to receive something individual.  And I’m loving the idea of adding candy to the gift card holder.  This one holds some squares of Ghiradelli.

My gift card and candy holder is made from Cucumber Crush cardstock.

I’ve layered on pieces of This Christmas designer paper.  The music note design was perfect for the recipient who is an aspiring musician.  I LOVE that the paper pack comes with four sheets of the music notes as I have lots of uses for it outside of Christmas.

To embellish, I added a strip of Gold Sequin Trim with a Gold Binder Clip.  Then, I tied on a bow made with Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim.

I’ll try to get back today with a video how to —

these are quite an easy way to finish up your gifiting.

Go get your Ghiradelli squares and check back in late this afternoon.

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