This is mine for this challenge. I had other strips across the page but decided they looked too busy with the patterned paper and the paper matched their dresses. So not quite as much like the sketch. For the twist, I cut 4 of the Merry Christmas, glued them together and then painted them with Wink of Stella. I hope that counts for the altered title. I never buy letters because I have a Silhouette.
The colors are a bright, dark Christmas red. My scanner must have read them as pink.