First, I imported the cutting file into SCAL2 and created a shadow layer for the cutting file by leaving all the layers grouped. This is quite useful as it enables you to get the different pieces in the right place to produce your project.
I will post a tutorial on how to create a shadow layer using Melin's cutting files and SCAL2.
I embossed the top layers of the candles and edged them with weathered wood distress ink.
For the leaves, I created veins on then using an embossing tool and I added glossy accents to the holly berries to give them some shine.
This project is about 8" high and is currently hanging on the edge of my mantlepiece as part of my Christmas decorations.