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Congrats Card

Nailed It

Hi All!

I decided to put my Stampin’ Up! Layered Letters Alphabet to good use again (see my Happy Mail postcards from Monday if you haven’t already). As soon as I saw the #, I knew the possibilities were endless for tweens and teens. 🙂 I don’t know if this was on purpose, but the # stamp was a perfect addition to the set.

One evening a couple of months ago, Courtney said to me, “Good job being you, Mom. You nailed it today.” I thought it was so funny and sweet that I wrote it down to document in a scrapbook. I thought of this quote when I created the card. I’ll give her this card the next time she gets a good grade. 🙂

I also used my new Hardwood background stamp – perfect for the theme, right?

Anyway, hope you enjoy and I’ll be back Friday.



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Layered Letters
Layered Letters
Hardwood Background
Hardwood Background
Hero Arts Field Notes Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cube Inks
Soft Sky
Soft Sky Ink
Stampin' Up! So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 10:34 am


    Just wanted to tell you my tip when I use these stamps. I saved all of the ipod shuffle packaging and I use the boxes and the covers to use as clear blocks. they are exactly the right size. so I don’t have to clean after every letter. here is a image of the product.


  2. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 am


    Hi Darlene, can’t watch your video. There is just a black rectangle…could you please check? Thank you and greetings from Austria, Eva

    • wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 12:30 pm


      Might just try clearing your cache and reloading several times. I had the same issue the other day with another of the LLC videos. It just finally worked and started playing. I still don’t really know what the issue was. After all was said and done it didn’t seem like I did anything to remedy the problem. Might just be with the Vimeo website.

      I just tried the video myself and it’s not loading again. >.<

      • wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 12:33 pm


        Ok, I just got it to work. All I did was hold down my shift key and reload the page.

    • wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Eva. What type of device are you using (PC/Mac/iPad/etc) and what is the Operating System and version?

      • wrote on September 24th, 2015 at 1:40 am


        Hi Darlene, I’m using my Samsung Tablet as usual. I never had a problem with the videos. Now I can’t see any of them. Even the videos I’ve already seen are a “black box” now. 🙁 Any idea?

  3. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 12:44 pm


    Love how you made a third color on the hashtag background out of the soft sky and so saffron overlapping…you have exclusive rights to give it a name since it’s your own color. :b

    I love that hardwood background stamp. Did you see the video where a cardmaker made a fence out of it?

    Super card and really simple. I can imagine things are pretty hectic at home. It’s good to have some ‘me’ time and just make some cards! Hang in there!! =)

  4. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 1:40 pm


    Love the bold statement it makes.

  5. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 3:39 pm


    Simple card. My favorite kind. I like the cube inks. I loved when SU carried the inch squares. I still have two sets and pull them out at times.

  6. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Brenda West

    Was there a video with this post? It won’t play for me. Brenda West

    • wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Brenda. What type of device are you using (PC/Mac/iPad/etc) and what is the Operating System and version? Can you see other LiveLoveCards videos?

      • wrote on September 24th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        Brenda West

        I use a Mac. And I can see your other videos with not a problem. This time the arrow to press to start video did not show. I tried several things but to no avail. Brenda

  7. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 6:21 pm


    Cute. I recently saw a pinterest post where someone used that hardwood background stamp and added brads to look like nails (the person actually hammered them a bit to make them look like they were embedded into the cardstock). That would be cute with your sentiment.

  8. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 9:55 pm


    Love how your card turned out. I may have to get that alpha set!

  9. wrote on September 23rd, 2015 at 9:56 pm


    Cute card. I may have to get that alpha set!

  10. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 1:35 pm


    Lovely idea but every time I read it I see “inhaled it” with the # looking like an H at a quick glance! Oops not quite the same meaning… ?

    • wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 6:07 pm


      That’s funny, because I read “Nail Edit”! I think that makes even less sense. LOL

  11. wrote on September 25th, 2015 at 6:08 pm


    I love the background you made, Darlene! When I first saw it, before I saw the video or read the post, I honestly thought it was patterned paper. It really helps the colors in the greeting pop. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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