To make the frame I cut a piece of orange cardstock 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and placed the largest of one of the straight-edged rectangle dies in the center. You could use any rectangle die -- I just happened to have the Cross-Stitched ones, so that's what I used. I can use the center (with the cross-stitches around the edge) for another card.
I then cut my card base . . .
Brown - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
. . . and constructed my card.
which I sponged with a little bit of brown distress ink.
My card was now finished.
CottageCutz dies used on my card are: