‘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!

Author: ginapiazza

I sew, quilt, cross stitch, embroider. I paint, draw, color, and sculpt! I've been an artist my whole life. I love papercrafting, it's a wonderful medium to create with.

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