As I share this card with you today, I also have to tell you the back story and childhood memories which inspired it. But first, this is my card for the letter "U" theme in the 30 Days of Holidays at Beccy's Place. I've used Utensils and Under the Mistletoe.
When I was growing up, we lived in the same town as my maternal grandparents and my mother's brother's family, which happened to include my favorite cousin. My aunt had been given a set of decorative, hand carved, wooden, kitchen utensils (a fork and spoon as I remember) and they were about 18 or 20 inches in length. She chose to hang them (crossed into an 'x') above the archway between the dining room and the kitchen, on the dining room side. Each holiday season, she would hang a bit of mistletoe from them with a cute little sign that said "Kiss the Cook."
When I saw these utensils from Beccy's Place, it brought back those memories and inspired me to use the image for "U." :-D I colored with ProMarkers, then cut both the image and the sentiment with oval dies from QuicKutz. The glitter paper squares were cut with Spellbinders dies. The deep green square was dry embossed with my 'Linen' embossing folder.
The tiny poinsettia and candy cane embellishments were in my Christmas stash and I have no idea who made them or where I got them but they seem to work.