Start with the small size Vignette Tray (they come two in a pack - one large one small). Turn it over and paint the sides and up onto the back with black soot Distress Paint. Let dry.
To turn them gold, I pounced gold Mixative Alcohol Ink over the BACK of each card and let it dry. Again, do not use a heat tool as it is VERY easy to overheat the plastic card, which in turn will curl up like a Pringle potato chip...and we don't want that to happen! Just walk away for 10 minutes to let completely them dry!
I decided the small hooks would work perfectly for this project.
I used hot glue to add the tree to the Baseboard. I also tucked a bit of Warm and Natural batting right above the Quote Chip to mimic as snow below the tree. I added one of my favorite Christmas embellishments, a Fluted Star to the top of the tree (it's really right behind the tree - glued to the Baseboard).
Hope you will give this project a go!