Classic Winter Wildlife Birthday Cards & Gift Pouches

Classic Winter Wildlife Birthday Cards & Gift Pouches

Create beautiful, embossed and shaped birthday cards and gift pouches with cutting dies, embossing folders and card topper papers from Marianne Design. These timeless classics with foxes, hedgehogs, ducks, squirrel and rabbits are ideal for winter birthdays and countryside lovers.

Fox Cubs Happy Birthday

15cm x 15cm Tent card

Cut, score and fold the 15cm square base card. Cut a 14.5cm square and a 14cm square. Emboss the 14cm square and die cut the centre circle. Return to embossing folder and emboss again to restore. Wrap lace around this square and secure in place with tape. Using foam tape adhere the squares to the base card. Die cut the fox cubs illustration and glue to centre panel.

Die cut two tags and stamp the top tag. Glue tags together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect. Attach to card with foam tape.

Die cut leaves and open flowers. Attach to card using silicone glue. Add small pearls and flower to finish.

Rabbits With Love

15cm x 15cm Tent Card

Cut, score and fold the 15cm square base card. Cut a 14.5cm square and a 14cm square. Die cut and emboss the 14cm square. Using foam tape adhere the squares to the base card. Die cut the rabbits illustration and glue to centre panel.

Die cut two tags and stamp the top tag. Glue tags together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect. Attach to card with foam tape.

Add lace, bow, charm and small pearls to finish.

Hedgehogs Lots of Love

12cm x 12cm Tent card

Die cut two back panels. Score a horizontal fold line 2cm from the top on one panel. Fold along this crease and glue this to the back of the other panel to make the shaped card.

Die cut the next two panels and emboss the detail on the second panel. Using foam tape attach to base card.

Die cut ornate circle panel and hedgehogs illustration. Glue together and use foam tape to attach to card.

Die cut two tags and stamp the top tag. Glue tags together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect. Attach to card with foam tape.

Die cut tassels. Roll into shape and glue into metal caps. Attach tassels to chain with jump rings. Tie a small bow around the chain and attach to card using silicone glue.

Squirrel For Someone Special

14cm x 12cm Tent card

Die cut two back panels. Score a horizontal fold line 2cm from the top on one panel. Fold along this crease and glue this to the back of the other panel to make the heart shaped card.

Die cut and emboss the ornate heart panel. Die cut the squirrel illustration and glue both to base card. Die cut and emboss the large oval back panel and glue to back of the card front. This decorative panel will stabilise the card.

Die cut two tags and stamp the top tag. Glue tags together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect. Attach to card with foam tape.

Die cut swirls and attach to card. Finish with pearls, bow and small charm.

Duck Best Wishes

12.5cm x 12.5cm Tent card

Die cut two back panels. Score two horizontal fold lines 2cm from the top and bottom on one panel. Fold along these creases and glue the top of this panel to the back of the other panel to make the shaped card. Fold the base crease backwards, this will stabilise the card and prevent rocking.

Die cut and emboss the ornate panel. Die cut the duck illustration and glue to the panel. Using foam tape attach this panel to the base card.

Die cut two tags and stamp the top tag. Glue tags together, offsetting them slightly to create a drop shadow effect. Attach to card with foam tape.

Die cut leaves and attach to card. Die cut and assemble bow, attach to card with silicone glue. Add small pearls to finish.

Pillow Boxes

11.5cm x 6.5cm x 2.8cm

Die cut pillow boxes and embellishments. Fold boxes and glue embellishments in place. Glue box along tab and leave to dry.

To make the decorative flower, die cut three flowers. Cut away one petal from one flower and two petals from another flower. Glue the first and last petals together to make dimensional layers. Die cut the pointy flower from paper and cut away two petals, glue the first and last petals together, this will be the flower stamens. Use silcone glue to assemble the flower and finish with a pearl centre.

TIPS

  • When die cutting intricate designs insert a layer of greasproof paper between the die and cardstock to make it easier to remove the cut piece.

  • Run a bone scoring tool along die cut shapes to gently curve bows before assembling.

  • Use scraps of papers and leftover embellishments to decorate pillow boxes.

Published in Die-cutting Essentials, issue 17. ♥

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 3mm x 4mm Fine Chain - 2m Antique Bronze AB9
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Jump Rings - 100pcs Antique Bronze AB2
  • Buddly Crafts 8mm Cord & Tassel End Caps - 15pcs Antique Bronze AB41
  • Buddly Crafts Birdcages & Birdhouse Metal Charms - 9pcs Antique Bronze AB31
  • Buddly Crafts Flatback Half Pearls - 500pcs 5mm Multi
  • Buddly Crafts Hare Metal Charms - 20pcs Antique Bronze AB26
  • JeJe Transparent Acetate Sheets - A4 5pcs
  • Marianne Design 6
  • Marianne Design 9mm Pearl Brads - 24pcs Crystal White & Off White JU0923
  • Marianne Design Clear Stamps - Best Wishes CS0916
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Snow Globe COL1362
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Pillow Box, Bows & Shapes CR1386
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Anja's Circle LR0445
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Anja's Labels LR0241
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Anja's Large Ovals LR0236
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Anja's Leaves 1 LR0226
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Anja's Leaves 4 LR0229
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Bow & Ribbon LR0447
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Mix & Match Bows LR0448
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Rosette Bow LR0449
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Tassels Fringe LR0391
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Anja's Circle LR0327
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Anja's Filigree Heart LR0299
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Anja's Squares LR0242
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Anja's Vintage Swirls LR0271
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Decorative Elegance LR0157
  • Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Flowers & Leaves LR0156
  • Marianne Design Cutting Sheet - Mattie's Winter Animals Fox MB0162
  • Marianne Design Cutting Sheet - Mattie's Winter Animals Hedgehog MB0163
  • Marianne Design Embossing Folder - Anja's Circle DF3425
  • Marianne Design Mulberry Paper Flowers - 10pcs Carnations - White RB2256
  • Marianne Design Ribbons - Sweet Colours JU0950
  • Marianne Design Romantic Lace - Elegant JU0912
  • Marianne Design Romantic Lace - Flower JU0913
  • Marianne Design Silk Flowers - Off White JU0920
  • Papicolor 12x12 Original Textured Cardstock - Caramel #926
  • Papicolor 12x12 Original Textured Cardstock - Carnation White #903
  • Papicolor 12x12 Original Textured Cardstock - Cerise #933
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  • Papicolor 12x12 Original Textured Cardstock - Cream #927
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Gold Pearl #264339
  • Viva Decor Perlen Pen 25ml - #101 Ice White

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.