3 Festive Projects using the First Edition Build a Scene Dies

This sparkling decoration will add a wonderful, handmade feel to your Christmas tree this year! Find out how Maxine made hers with our step by step tutorial.

What you Need

First Edition Build a Scene Die Set, Scalloped Circle Die Set

Dovecraft Winter Blooms 6x6 Paper Pack, Ribbon Bows, A4 White Card Stock, Christmas Basics Sequins, Gems, Ribbon, Washi Tape

How to Make

1.  Adhere one 6x6 sheet of Dovecraft Winter Blooms paper on a piece of 6x6 Dovecraft white card stock using Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

2.  Take the second largest and fourth largest dies from the First Edition Scalloped Circle dies set and tape them down to front of your layered sheets. Pass it through your die cutting machine.

3.  Die cut the largest die cut of the two you have used once more and put to one side. This will be used for the back of your design.

4.  Next, die cut the sentiment from the First Edition Build a Scene dies onto a coordinating Winter Blooms sheet and glue it on top of a complementing Winter Blooms strip of paper.

5.  Trim the top and bottom of your sentiment ensuring to leave the left and right hand side uncut. This will help you adhere it securely to your wreath.

6.  With Dovecraft Perma Fix tape, stick your sentiment to the back of your wreath  in the centre, ensuring your sentiment design is facing the front. Cut a length of Dovecraft Christmas ribbon, make a loop and adhere it with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape to the back of the wreath design.

7.  Glue the scalloped circle die cut that you have put to one side to the back of the wreath to cover the ribbon.

8.  Using the First Edition Build a Scene dies, die cut the wreath 3 times onto green Winter Blooms paper, the berries 4 times on burgundy Winter Blooms papers and the bow, once, on a patterned sheet.

9.  With glue, stick one wreath die cut to the centre of your tree decoration. Cut the leaves from the two remaining wreath die cuts and glue them around the wreath you have just added to create a textured effect.

10.  Use 3D foam pads to adhere the die cut bow to the bottom of your wreath design. Layer a Winter Blooms ribbon bow to the die cut bow.

11.  Add the die cut berries to the green wreath, using 3D foam pads to add dimension.

12.  Finish your decoration by adding a selection of Dovecraft Christmas Basics sequins and gems to the centre of the berries.

This sweet decoration will be sure to twinkle brightly on your Christmas tree!

Alternatively, you could use the First Edition Scalloped Circle dies and Build a Scene dies to create a place setting for your Christmas dinner! Simply fold one scalloped circle die in half, and adhere the die cut robin, wreath and berries to the top. To finish, adhere your chosen name to the bottom.

To create a traditional Christmas card, you could die cut the wreath to the centre of your card design and die cut the wreath once more, on a complementing Winter Blooms paper design. Adhere the wreath to the inside of your card, ensuring it fits nicely in the wreath aperture. Decorate your card with the die cut ribbon and  with your chosen embellishments.

The First Edition Build a Scene dies set will help you create a variety of  diverse projects that will be sure to sit beautifully in any home this holiday! We particularly like the little robin included in this pack!

We would love to see your Christmas crafts in the project gallery, so remember to upload them and when uploading to social media to #trimcraft.

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