Graphic 45 Night Before Christmas Book Box
Hello, Friends! I am so excited to share today’s project with you. When I was a little girl, my mother had me memorize Clement Clark Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit From St. Nicholas.” It was part of our holiday ritual to recite it together, all the way from “Twas the Night Before Christmas” all the way to the triumphant ending. We would act it out as we spoke the lines with great drama and grand gestures. It’s one of my favorite Christmas memories. So when one of my Etsy customers asked me to make her something special with Santa Claus on the cover, I reached for my Graphic 45 “Night Before Christmas” paper collection and 3″ x 5″ book box with tags. Oh, what fun!
I knew I wanted to create a snow globe on the cover and did this using some old Spellbinder’s packaging and dies.
The spine is decorated with festive miniature ornaments, ribbon and silver charms.
The inside…well, let’s just say I had a ton of fun with this one. I painted miniature wreathes, Christmas trees and used foam dots to create loads of depth and dimension for my fussy cut figures. I also added some fake snow to the base of my tree.
Here’s a closer look at the wreath, topped with red satin ribbon and a trio of jingle bells.
And a better look at my jolly Santa who has a very sparkly beard!
The body of the box is filled with 3 Graphic 45 Staples ATC tags that I decorated with papers, brads, and ribbon.
I used the 8″ x 8″ so tat the scale of the patterns would be right for the size of the project.
This Night Before Christmas Book Box was pure fun to make. I hope you have visions of sugarplums as you dream tonight!
Thanks for stopping by!
I would love to have this, but I bet it sold within an hour of putting it out. It’s extra special and I wish had known that you were going to do a Christmas one. But I haven’t sent much time on the computer lately. Getting ready for Christmas!
Excellent project, looks amazing. Reminds me of that story, t’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…
Hi Kathy, You know you don’t hear this poem much anymore, but used to be a childhood memory. sad, because it is so cool. How wonderful to have this precious memory. what a wonderful creation you made, with much joy an love. Just gorgeous. I love the graphic Santa, image. The one I remember who looks like Santa, is the old one Coke put on their advertisement. He was so jolly. thank you for all you traditional creations, makes us remember and makes us happy. ….hugs
This is beautiful! What a gorgeous gift! Love looking at all the details!
Everything you make is simply wonderful Kathy!! I love all your projects and wish I had even a tiny bit of your talent. Thanks for sharing with us.
Wow….beautifully created…you will have this customer for life with this one…she is going to love all the stunning details…you amaze me with all your gorgeous works of art!!
OMG this is SO COOL! They are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this amazing creation! YOU GO GIRL!!
This is beautiful! I’m sure that your customer will love it.
Kathy, this is absolutely precious. I LOVE every little detail of this amazing little shadow box book. A true piece of vintage perfection! Love the graphics you’ve used. Your Santa standing by the tree is just genius.
Gorgeous! I am in love with your fabulous box of Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday!
This is glorious my friend!
This is absolutely glorious!
Oh Kathy this is just wonderful. Happy childhood memories for you, and someone is going to make plenty with your book. Graphic 45 is so perfect for this. Love Santa and his beard. X
OMG, this is absolutely wonderful, Kathy! I love the Santa snow globe and the jolly old elf inside the box, too. Actually, I love every bit of sparkle, glitter, snowy greenery and the tons of Christmas cheer this beauty holds. You’ve truly made a very, very Merry Christmas creation! I think I hear jingle bells……