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A Happy Birthday Circus - Slimline Card

Hey, Authentique Fans! I'm back to bring you this animal circus slimline card using papers from Authentique's Hooray Collection.

I love slimline cards and absolutely adore little, and sometimes not so little, creatures. So why not bring the two together?!
I used Hooray three (Stars)   Hooray six (Happy Birthday Words, Red and White stripes), and Hooray seven (Card Panels).
I knew from the get-go that I wanted those adorable circus animals front & center on my card. Do I cut out each panel then very carefully hand cut each animal out (the panda, seal, and elephant), including the little happy birthday banner from the panda panel.

For this slimline, I made the card base out of black cardstock. It measured 9 1/4" x 4" (folded). The Red Striped (Hooray Six) patterned paper that matted the card base measured 9 1/8" x 3 7/8 ".
For the second set of mats,  the black cardstock measured 8 5/8" x 3 1/2". The Happy Birthday (Hooray Six) paper measured 3 3/8&q…

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