I have a couple Christmas things to post still. Hope you don't mind. Today I'll show you two gift card holders I whipped up on Christmas Eve. Yeah. I'm kinda last minute.
This one was for Britt's fiance, Kenneth.
Love that cotton wrapped cording wrapped around the tree. I got it at Purl Soho when we were in New York. The patterned paper I picked up at Archivers in Raleigh when we went up to celebrate Britt & Kenneth's engagement and Britt's birthday.
Here's what the holder looks like when the band is slid off and the holder is opened up. I don't remember the exact measurements. I just cut a strip slightly wider than the gift card, folded up the bottom to make a pocket, folded down the top and then cut off some excess. For this one, I created a belly band out of kraft cardstock to slide around the holder and keep it closed.
AND TELL: cardstock is Papertrey Ink (Kraft) and Stampin' Up (Always Artichoke, Real Red); patterned paper is Basic Grey (Jovial Collection: Tartan Plaid and Button Nose); ink is SU (Craft White); cording is Habu Textiles natural cover cotton; also used PTI's large rickrack and tree dies, a Marvy circle punch, and the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder.
I also made a gift card holder for our son, Ian.
I didn't get a chance to get a photo of this one opened up. But I loved the way it worked out. I had already punched out a circle from this paper (the snowflake circle on Kenneth's gift card holder) and instead of cutting a new strip, I used the one with the hole in it... trimming it so that the strip included about a third of the circle. Once it was all folded up, the partial circle cut-out made a perfect place to attach the sentiment strip, leaving a bit of a space so that the cording could be threaded through it. You might be able to see it better in the photo below.
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Banner Builders, Fillable Frames #8); cardstock is PTI (Vintage Cream); patterned paper is Basic Grey (Button Nose); ink is Stampin' Up (Real Red, Soft Sky); cording is Habu Textiles natural cover cotton; also used PTI's double ended banner die.
Now — some more New York City pictures. The Monday morning that we were there we got up early to go be in the audience for Good Morning America. We arrived about 6:30 and joined the line.
Our understanding was that they would open the door around 6:45 and let those in who were carrying e-mail confirmations (which we were). Well, 6:45 came and went. 7:00 (the time the show starts) came and went. And then they divided up the line into haves and have nots (e-mail confirmations) and started letting people in a few at a time.
As we were waiting and looking through the window we came to realize that if we went in we would be standing for the entire 2 hour show — and that by the time they got to us, we would be in the back row. Not good for a short person like me (or a person with a bad back like Ken). And then they practically make you strip to go through security (well, kind of like in the airport... no belts, metal jewelry, etc.). Anyway, after freezing for about an hour, it seemed like not such a good idea. And, besides, Robin wasn't there. So — we ditched the show and Ken humored me by posing on the red lighted steps in Times Square.
Since we couldn't see Good Morning America, we consoled ourselves...
Anyway, yesterday I said that I was going to tell you about going to the Museum of Modern Art — otherwise known as MOMA.
Here is the first artwork we saw upon walking in:
Even Ken was a little impressed by that.
Nor did he really care for any of my favorites:
But — he hung in there quite well. He really is a trooper.
And that night we went to the Winter Garden Theatre to see:
That's it for today — and that's almost it for New York City, too. One more day for you to suffer through. haha. Thanks so much for stopping in. Tomorrow it's back to work... And hopefully I'll get a chance to show you another little Christmas project. See you then!