The first photo is actually lying down instead of hanging (that's why it looks kinda odd). I used Walnut Ink to stain the wood letters, then used discontinued TAC Vintage Christmas papers to cover them. I sanded the edges before drilling holes and adding wire.
I REALLY wish I would have taken a "before " pic of this one. It wasn't a pretty sight! It can stand alone or hang on a wall. The paper, cardstock and ribbon is Willoughby. Again I stained the letters with Walnut Ink. Oh, and I ran the cardstock thru my Cuttlebug!