Elegantly Framed Cardinals

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Elegantly Framed Cardinals

Other Products: Ivory Cardstock, white cardstock, Snow Pen, Tea Dye and Broken China Distress Inks, red ribbon, Foam Tape, Copic Markers: E33, E35, E39, YG61, YG63, G99, R43, R24, R29, R59.

For more tips on creating with the Snowy Pines Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/nVtKVcgg530.

For more ideas on creating with the Decorative Royale Square & Circle Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/tqmtn_TiVVw.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6”. Start with 12 x 6” ivory cardstock, score at 6” then fold. Cut a kraft Courtyard Elegance using the smaller square die for the outside edge. Use circle dies to make a center circle out of Courtyard Elegance die cut and a frame out of ivory cardstock for the circle “hole”. Cut a piece of light green Snowy Pines decorative paper to fit backside of the kraft die cut then cut the same circle from the center (save the circle). Cut the circle out of the card base front in the center, draw it first to make sure it is in the right spot using the kraft/decorative paper die cut as a guide. Glue the die cut to the front of card then glue the ivory frame over edge of opening.

Stamp Cardinals, at least 8 small pine cones, 4 each of the 2 pine boughs using black, die cut then color with Copics listed above or similar. Make a wreath using cut up pine boughs and the pine cones. Insert ribbon bow towards bottom curling ribbon tails up the wreath, adhering ribbon as you go. Glitter the entire front of card. Use dries white or a Snow Pen on the pine cones, glitter then heat to puff or set.

Cut another Courtyard Elegance out of ivory this time. Glue the light green decorative paper to the center after sponging edges with blue ink. Glue a piece of light green decorative paper to fit inside of card. Glue the ivory Courtyard Elegance to the green. Cut 4 strips of kraft cardstock at 1/4" each x 6”. Glue them down (bottom and top first then sides) to the outside edges like a log frame. Add Snow Pen and glitter to the branches of the Cardinals then heat to puff. Glue and pop the Cardinals to the center, add snowflakes around using Snow Pen, heat to puff. Add glitter to the whole center circle avoiding birds.

Stamp Merry Christmas on ivory using Vermillion. Die cut with the Banner die (shortening). Sponge the edges with Tea Dye. Glue it at an angle to the inside circle toward the top.


  1. Snowy Pine Cardinals Die
    Snowy Pine Cardinals Die HCD1-7303
    Special Price $25.49 Regular Price $29.99
  2. Snowy Pine Cardinals Cling Stamp Set
    Snowy Pine Cardinals Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3918
    Special Price $16.99 Regular Price $19.99
  3. Festive Pine Cones Die
    Festive Pine Cones Die HCD1-7302
    Special Price $25.49 Regular Price $29.99
  4. Festive Pine Cones Cling Stamp Set
    Festive Pine Cones Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3917
    Special Price $16.99 Regular Price $19.99
  5. Snowy Pines Paper Collection
    Snowy Pines Paper Collection HCDP1-2117
    Special Price $21.24 Regular Price $24.99
  6. Courtyard Elegance Die
    Courtyard Elegance Die HCD1-7283
  7. Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die
  8. Circle Basics Large Die
    Circle Basics Large Die HCD1-7155
  9. Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
    Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3882
    Special Price $13.59 Regular Price $19.99
  10. Snowy Pine Village Die
    Snowy Pine Village Die HCD1-7195
    Special Price $9.00 Regular Price $29.99
  11. Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set
    Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set HCPC-3837
    Special Price $15.99 Regular Price $19.99
  12. Arrows and Banner Die
    Arrows and Banner Die HCD1-7204
  13. Paper Pack of 10 - Kraft
    Paper Pack of 10 - Kraft HCPP1-438-3
  14. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  15. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  16. Designer Dries White Adhesive
  17. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Vermillion
  18. Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black
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