I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the background piece. It was cut at 3 1/2". There is a white shadow but it's a little hard to see in the picture. The yellow border is a Martha Stewart punch. I colorized the image using Paint Shop Pro because I wanted it to match the papers as much as it could.
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