A Way With Words

Building a Christmas Scene

December 12, 2020

The mantel is my favorite place to decorate for Christmas. It’s in the family room and where we spend most of our time and I like to go all out on it. So I was very excited to get the Hang the Stockings set – there are so many pieces in this die set and at such a good price! To really deck out the scene, I added a lot of details using the new release from Suzanne Cannon as well as some older sets.

The fireplace die set is very large so I started with a 5″x7″ card base. I found some textured beige paper to be my wall so I trimmed that down to 4.75″ x 6.75″. My fireplace is white so it was two die cuts straight from card stock to make the detailed fireplace. For my stockings, I found some Christmas patterned paper. To make that yellow glow behind the fire, I used Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber on a very dark gray cardstock.

After the basic setting, I looked through the other dies I had to see what could work around the fireplace. For the green swag, I die cut the pine bough from the Create A Wreath from green card stock and used different green Copic markers for a variety in hues. The poinsettias were created with the smallest two flower dies from Christmas Accents.

The twin trees and presents are from the Flourished Christmas Minis 2 and Flourished Christmas Minis 3. I trimmed all the flourishes off the trees and used just the lid of the presents for smaller gifts. There’s even a stack of 3 presents because when it’s a great gift, I buy multiples! Lol! I’m not a fan of Christmas shopping at all.

I hope you like my warm little Christmas scene and have inspired you to see your dies in other ways!

Elizabeth Craft Design Products Used:

Other products used:

Foil paper

Patterned paper

Red, Green, White and Black cardstock

Distress Oxide Inks

Copic markers

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