‘Twas the night before Christmas book box

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This project is the second of my series of book boxes. The actual box design was created in  Cricut design space, ( and then cut in chipboard),as well as the window that pulls/pops up. The window frame and edging is actual wood ( veneer). There is plexiglas in the window. And Cricut cut and altered Santa and eight tiny reindeer. Clement C. Moore’s entire poem is inside and I love that it is nearly 200 years old and still apropos. When you open the book, there’s a tiny mouse sleeping with a pillow and blanket and a sculpey candy cane between his front paws. Again, a Cricut cut…vinyl Twas the night before Christmas…4DF2D109-64C3-4619-86D8-5C4B52371E55

A 2 Page Mini book pulls out with two of the original illustrations which have been cut out and popped up. I added some 3D candy to the sugarplums. The vintage plastic leaves have been encases in Ice resin, and the chimney with Stocking was stamped and fussy cut from a Stampin Up set. The half Santa is created from a mold made from Tim Holtz’s Santa. The holly and berries are from a paper punch. The book was attached with a Cinch binding tool. I used printable glitter paper for the poem.

Underneath is a little scene with a Graphic 45 Santa and toys, some wrapped gifts, a decorated paper tree ( again created in Design Space) and the final line of the poem ( cut in gold vinyl). Most of the paper used to cover the inside and outside of the boxes is Graphic 45. The tiny Santa & sleigh is a Lawn Fawn stamp.C044FFDC-5C2F-41E2-915B-B5CACF5567C3There are so many details to this project! The closure is a short chain with added Christmas charms and a lobster clasp.

The first book box in the series had two copies. This one has four!

Reindeer names

I’ve just finished a detailed project based on Clement C. Moore’s “Twas the night before Christmas’ poem, and I’m so intrigued and amazed at how all the details in that poem are still a part of our ‘Christmas culture’ almost 200 years later. He gave Santa’s reindeer their names ( other than Rudolph, who was named by Robert May in 1939), and I love images of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh. So for Lawn Fawn’s ” Use your oldest set challenge “, I knew the deer from “Critters in the snow” from 2010 were what I wanted to use…I also used the Santa hat from “Hats off to you” (2010) and altered the Gnome from “Gnome , Sweet Gnome” to create Santa. The little ‘bells’ are on their harnesses are confetti from the “Ready, Set, Snow” shaker. The deer are colored with copics and fussy cut, and attached to “Stitched Party Banners”(2014). It was such a fun and cute decoration to create!#lawnfawnaticsu