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Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection

Crafter's Companion – 23/07/21

Those cherished memories of childhood Christmases are extra special. Watching snow fall from a dark sky for the first time and waiting breathlessly for Santa Claus and his reindeer to arrive…

Now you can bring all of the magic and wonder of Christmas Eve to life in your cardmaking with the Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection!

Inspired by the classic poem by Clement Clarke Moore, this traditionally festive range is packed with Christmas cardmaking goodies to bring bundles of nostalgic charm to your festive crafts and cards.

Inspired by different lines from the poem this beautifully cohesive collection crackles with the warmth of a log fire.

A gift for all abilities of cardmakers, the Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas collection is a stocking stuffed with dies, stamps and paper pads to pinecone and berry embellishments and real jingle bells!

Today we’ll be taking you through all of the beautiful elements of this poetic and pretty collection with some Christmas cardmaking inspiration. So, if you’re sitting comfortably, we’ll begin…

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

‘The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in the hopes that St. Nicholas would soon be there.”

This cute card features the Build-a-Stocking Stamp & Die set which invites you to create, colour and customise your own Christmas stocking, ready to be filled with gifts, flowers toys and sweets!

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. And Mamma in her ‘kerchief and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long Winter’s nap.”

These children aren’t in bed, but are waiting at the window, scanning the night sky for a magical sleigh and listening carefully for the distant jingle of bells. This magical moment is brought beautifully to life with the Christmas Eve Stamp set, used in this card alongside vintage-style illustrated patterned paper featuring Santa himself.

The Christmas Eve set also includes elements from the poem, including ‘Mamma in her ‘kerchief’ and the little mouse from the first line!

“Where out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my  bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.”

With the Traditional Window Cut & Emboss Folder you can create a window that really opens, with a classic brick-wall background and die-cut panelled window in the centre, that can be opened from both sides!

This versatile set allows you to set whichever seasonal scene you like. Tis card glows with cosy charm, featuring a sumptuously decorated tree, created using the Stockings by the Fire Stamp Set.

“The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, gave the lustre of midday to objects below. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.”

It’s your turn to be Santa Claus with your very own sleigh with the Build-a-Sleigh Stamp & Die! This set has everything you need to create a traditional sleigh, with as many reindeer as you like! This atmospheric card has included cute tiny Jingle Bells, that really ring so you can jingle all the way with cardmaking fun!

“With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name!
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen! On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!”

You can list all of Santa’s reindeer (except Rudolf!) and pop them onto a card so you never forget, with the Happy Christmas to All Stamp Set! This set of 10 stamps includes many sweet and seasonal sentiments, including this sweet scroll which forms the centrepiece for this simple but eyecatching card.

“His eyes – how they twinkled! His dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
“The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a round little belly, that shook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.”

These lines of the poem could only be describing one person! The St. Nicholas Stamp set has everything you need to bring Santa Claus to life, plus a beautiful silhouette of his sleigh flying through the night sky.

This sweet easel card sets Santa in a festive forest using the Pine Tree Edge Die, which is ideal for adding dimension and creating a stunning wintery scene! And the pop of cherry red velvet bows from the Mixed Ribbon set is the perfect finishing touch.

“He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whilst and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

This last line of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ is so famous is has become a well-loved seasonal sentiment. And now you can turn this sentiment from the ‘Happy Christmas to All’ set into a card centrepiece using the Decorative Frame die set. The frame set also includes beautiful poinsettia, berry and festive foliage decorations – so you can turn your frame into a beautiful Christmas wreath if you like!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this (abridged) reading of the classic festive poem, but there’s even more Christmas craft delights to come with the Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection!

This beautiful card glows with the festive warmth of a warm mug of mulled wine! It features a 3D poinsettia flower as its centrepiece, created using the Festive Foliage die set. This set also includes holly leaves, fir cones and more, combined here with beautiful frosted berries from the Festive Embellishments pack.

This card brings the joy of a Christmas party to life with a line of delicate and dancing musical notes cut out using the Musical and Swirls Die. Richly decorated paper and a cute tartan bow create the perfect contrast to create a Christmas card that sings with creativity!

We haven’t mentioned the paper pads in the Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas collection yet!

Each pad is packed with vintage-style illustrations of homely Christmas scenes, Winter wonderlands, Christmas stockings and holly and poinsettia displays. Plus traditional checked and striped patterns, all in a cosy colour scheme of fir green, berry red and a glowing golden cream. And if that wasn’t enough some sheets include gold foil detailing to add even more warmth and charm!

With 6″ and 12″ pads available, they’re so versatile and can be used to create stunning atmospheric backgrounds, cosy layered charm or cut out to create beautiful decorations!

Happy Christmas Crafting to all and to all a good night!

We can’t wait to see what you make with the Sara Signature ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas collection! There’s so much going on at Crafter’s Companion for Craft a Christmas! To find out more check out our Craft a Christmas web page and follow us on Facebook UKFacebook USATwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US  And don’t forget to share your festive makes using the hashtags #craftachristmas and #crafterscompanion.