Love this little miniature Santa in his sleigh.  He was stamped on acetate.  The die cut homes were adhered to the back of the acetate and the whole sheet was then adhered to the back of the white frame.


Some blue starry designer paper was taped to the card base along with the moon.  Then the white frame was adhered to that with foam tape so that it stands out and away from the base.

When I was a little girl I would try and stay awake on Christmas Eve to get a glimpse of Santa.  In my imagination I pictured that he would look something like this as he rode through the night sky.


I’m on a roll!  I have now made all of 2 cards for my Christmas card stash.  (Yeah, I know.  The pace is gonna have to pick up real soon!)

The card is entered into a few challenges:

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge CHNC #245: “‘Twas the night before Christmas”

CAS-ology Week 163: “Moon”

Addicted to CAS Challenge #71: “Blue”

Runway Inspired Challenge: “ric#91 – Michael Kors”


Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Holiday Home”

Papers: PTI Select White and True Black; Blue Mulberry w/Stars Designer Paper

Inks: Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Acetate: Rhinestone Star; SU Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies; Spellbinders Classic Circle and Rectangle Dies

18 Responses to “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

  1. Fabulous scene you have created here!

  2. Love the card! Wondering who makes the sleigh stamp? Thank you!

  3. Oops! Never mind! It’s part of the stamp set…

  4. Oh, Susan, this is fabulous, and I love the beautiful scene with Santa and his sleigh! It’s so striking, and what a perfect night sky background! Oh, my friend, I’ve not done much myself either, but we’ll definitely have to pick up the pace…hehe! Totally beautiful, and someone is going to love this and will cherish it (and most likely put it out each year). It’s a keeper! Hugs!

  5. Wow! I thought your Santa’s sleigh was die cut at first, but I read that you stamped it. It sure turned out perfect! This looks fabulous, Susan!

  6. I love how you have used this stamp set! Stamping on the acetate really creates a 3D effect against your wonderful full moon. Lovely and clean and looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  7. Oh my gosh this is amazing. What a gorgeous, creative design!

  8. Susan – This card is quite amazing! It fits your childhood ideal perfectly. The Santa and sleigh silhouetted against the moon and sky is awesome.

  9. I LOVE this!! I love the set anyway, and this is such a great use of it! Perfect Christmas card! I too remember sitting up very late into the night watching out the window….! 🙂

  10. WOW! Fabulous and amazing!!!

  11. I love when I see your blog email in my mail. You do such wonderful and creative work that inspires me. I appreciate your work.

  12. Love your card! I haven’t even thought about what I’m doing for Christmas cards this year, so you’re way ahead of me. TFS.

  13. Such a special Christmas card! (and it reminds me that I have to get started on my cards! lol!) Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! 🙂

  14. Wow, this is a stunning card!

  15. Oh how cool is that, such a great idea to stamp it on the acetate, love the dimension it gives to the card and your neat starry sky with the houses, fabulous!!

  16. WOW! I just LOVE how this looks over the acetate!! It has a wonderful 3-D effect with it!! STUNNING!!

  17. Fabulous! Great silhouette!

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