After following Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas I too really wanted to get my hands on the Tattered Pine cone die. But then I thought with all the Cricut cartridges I own I should have something that would work. On page 69 of the Art Philosophy Close to my Heart cartridge I found it!
The spiral that is on the right of the font box will make a great pine cone. I cut it at 3 inches to make a small pine cone suitable for a card. The base "curl" that you would glue the spiral to is a little too big because you want it to be wrapped tighter to keep the shape so I glued it to where I thought it looked good and trimmed off the excess.
I didn't do any distressing or adding "snow" yet but I think it looks pretty good. I plan to make a few more with different papers and try resizing it. I will be using these for an upcoming project this month so I'll share more then. Thanks for checking in!