The Sei Silver Valley paper Snowed In inspired this layout- I love the cardinals that were on the paper! At my house I love to feed the birds- but we have a problem with the bears getting to my bird feeders (this only happens in early spring but every year the bears destroy them.) I used plain chipboard letters that I painted/stamped/crackle painted and distressed stained-lots of steps but I love the way it comes out! Here is a closer up photo of what they look like:
It's actually a really easy process- just takes some time- but to me it's so worth it!