clean and simple sunday no. 80

This week I am participating in a clean & simple “Congratulations” card challenge over at the  CAS-ual Fridays blog…


I came up with this design for my contribution to the challenge…

CAS baby card design a muse studio

They didn’t specify what type of congratulations so I took the liberty of creating a baby card to congratulate new parents!

The rhino image is from the A Muse|Studio Little Peanut set, the sentiment from Say it in Style. I chose a color combination of bermuda, slate and saffron (although I agree that it looks more like melon than saffron in the photo, for any of you who noticed). I used Copic markers to color, outlining the rhino with BG10 to give him some depth.

To give the card design some interest, I trimmed the base card to 5″ wide instead of the usual 5-1/2″ and attached the stamped panel so that it over-hangs the edge of the base card a bit. By trimming the base card, this design will still fit into a standard A2-size envelope!

There is still plenty of time for you to pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to participate in this fun, little, clean & simple challenge, if you wish!  The inspiration alone is worth the visit! Thanks so much for stopping by today to check out the clean & simple Sunday post at Checkerberry Lane Studio! I love when you visit!



  1. Kris, this card is adorable! Setting the little Rhino off the edge really sets your attention to it, I love it!
    Love the colors, too!

  2. So cute Kristine! I love your Simple Sunday posts!!

  3. This card is soooooooo beautiful. The colors vibrant and very complimentary, the design so fresh and edgy, can’t wait to play with it with other stamps!! I just love it!! Thanks honey!!

  4. Oh, and LOVED the blog hop 🙂

  5. Absolutely cute! I love the shadowing around the rhino.

  6. eeck! This is so darling…you always come up with the neatest cards!

  7. You guys are awesome… thank you so much for your sweet comments!! xo

  8. This is totally adorable! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Oh so super-cute! LOVE the colors together, and the little guy on the rhino makes the best, non-traditional, baby card! Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!