I cut the bird at 6 inches from just because cartridge. I added buttons and put the bird on an action wobble. Thepink paper is cut at 6.25 x 4.75 on a 6.5 x 5 card base. The patterned paper is 1/4 inch less. The pink border is 1.5 x 6 and the patterned border is 1 x 6. I used bakers twine on the border.