A quick tip on how I space the designs on the outer rim of the plate. Using two clear rulers, I find the center of the plate. Then, it's just a matter of placing pieces of blue painters tape around the outside edge where I want the images to be placed. You can step back and take a look to be sure they'll be where you want them.
Files used are from the Silhouette store. I added some self-adhesive red gems to this. After I got it all assembled, it looked as if it needed a little bling.
I was asked which files were used from Silhouette. The candy shape is #34362, the swirl is the bow from a jingle bell file # 13733 and the words were created by Barbara Adkins using three free fonts and point editing. It was shared in a Facebook group on October 2, 2013.