To begin my card, I die cut the cardinal ornament -- the bird from a scrap of red cardstock and the ornament pieces from white.
My card base is a piece of red cardstock cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". I cut the mat piece from some slightly patterned snowflake shimmer paper with the largest Nested Stitched Eyelet Rectangle die.
I constructed the card base . . .
. . . and added the ornament.
CottageCutz dies used on my card are: