Embossed Circle Frame Card

By  Cara Mariano  for  Sizzix

Perfect for Grandparents' Day, give a card and special gift in one with this delightfully distinctive photo greeting. Combine coordinating embossing folder and dies to create this sweet look.

  • Embossed Circle Frame Card


  • Cardstock: cream, pale blue
  • Gold/white dot paper
  • Blue silk ribbon
  • Crystal button
  • Photograph


  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting System and Tools: Framelits Circles Die Set, Textured Impressions Circle Frame & Rosemary Embossing Folder Set
  • Chalk ink pads: gold, green, light brown
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, craft knife and cutting mat, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber
  • 1. Make 4-1/2"x6" cream top-fold card. Emboss card front with Circle Frame design.
  • 2. Use sponge dauber to carefully highlight raised areas of embossed design with green and gold inks as shown. Sponge card edges with brown ink.
  • 3. Cut gold paper strip to fit bottom of card; sponge edges with brown ink. Adhere strip to card.
  • 4. Die cut photo into circle of desired size; circle should fit inside embossed frame. Die cut larger circle from pale blue cardstock; sponge edges with brown ink. Layer and adhere circles together; set aside.
  • 5. Using craft knife, cut along upper edges of flower and leaves closest to center of embossed frame. Tuck photo circle behind cut edges and adhere to card.
  • 6. Tie ribbon into bow around card front. Adhere button to bow with clear dot.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a tone-on-tone look, emboss colored-core cardstock and gently sand raised designs to add a vintage touch.