Hi Everyone! Welcome back to my blog for another video tutorial that is part of a special blog hop celebrating the newest release from Simon Says Stamp!


This April release is entitled “My Favorite” which is quite fitting because the new goodies that are part of this release are definitely some of my most favorite stamps and dies right now… and I think you’ll feel the same way when you see everything that has been released! If you’ve already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from the blog of my sweet and wicked-awesome friend (she’s a true New Englander!) Jenn Shurkus!

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For my card, I have used the new Retro Thanks stamp and die set. When I saw this set, it immediately made me think of the Jetsons! I used to watch this show many, many times with my Pop-pop as a kid. We would watch old TV shows together like I Love Lucy, the Three Stooges, the Flintstones, Andy Griffith… the feel of this stamp set made me think of those times and I knew I had to make a card using these images!

If you’ve ever watched the Jetsons, which I am sure many of you have, everything is in a futuristic, space-like world with buildings suspended into the air on very tall poles. I wanted to create that effect with these signs and I’ll be showing you that in my video (down at the bottom of this post). I also used bright bold color schemes to go with the Jetsons/retro style.

This set is so much fun and brought back lots of fun, childhood memories for me! I hope you’ll check out the video I have for you showing how I created this card! If you enjoy, be sure to give the video a “thumbs up” on Youtube and subscribe to my channel for more weekly inspiration!




There are so many fabulous new goodies being released this month as part of the My Favorite Simon Says Stamp release! Yheck out the links below to find YOUR favorites! :)



As I mentioned, this post and video are part of a fun blog hop for Simon Says Stamps’s My Favorite April release! There are giveaways been drawn from comments on each stop of the hop, so be sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as on the blogs of the other talented ladies participating in the hop! If you’ve already been hopping with us, the next stop is Yoonsun Hur, my talented friend from across the pond! :) And if you are just joining in, the entire hop order is listed below!

Heather Ruwe
Jenn Shurkus 
Nina Marie Trapani … that’s me! :)



If you enjoyed this card, here are a couple more cards I’ve created that feature new My Favorite Simon Says Stamp stamps and dies! Click the photos to be taken to the corresponding blog posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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    Toula April 22, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Has a great retro look!

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    Donna Phelan April 22, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

    YOWZA! Your colors!!! WHOA! Beautifully crafted and designed!!!

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    terrie rodrigue April 22, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Great looking card….it turned out fantastic…well done

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    Barb Chmura April 22, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I love the retro stamp set and the great card you made! Groovy!!!!

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    Teresa Doyle April 22, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness Nina, you are SO talented! This is fantastic! TFS!

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    Betty April 22, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    such a fantastic card – wonderful colors and design!

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    Carol Doggett April 22, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    OUTSTANDING background! Absolutely beautiful!!!! Great card! Reminds me of the Jetson’s too!

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    Michelle Foo April 22, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Perfect retro card !

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    Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive April 22, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Very pretty, I love the bright and happy colors.

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    Mary Helene April 22, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Such a unique and colorful card

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    blissfullyscrappy April 22, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    What a fun card! Yes, I used to watch those shows, too!

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    Susi April 22, 2016 at 10:37 am - Reply

    What a gorgeous “celestial” looking card!

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    Simona Rebecchi April 22, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Thank you! Love the card and the colours you used!!!

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    Deb April 22, 2016 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I need this retro set. Thanks for sharing.

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    Natalie Godfrey April 22, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Brings back memories going to drive up windows for fast food. Great job love the colors.

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    terriavidreader April 22, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    thanks for the tutorial and cute project!

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    Samantha April 22, 2016 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Very creative use of the stamp set, love the background!

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    jerrie April 22, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Thanks for your tutorial! I thought you had used distress paints to create your card. Love the vivid blue. This retro set is refreshing!

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    Terraza Malva April 22, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Very creative card!!! Thanks for share!!

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    Kavita-StirYourCreativity April 22, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    The background is really incredible. Bringht colors and beautiful effect

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    kimberly colson April 22, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I loved your card and the video. Thanks for sharing your talent with us

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    Sam O April 22, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Love the retro look! The stamp set seriously screams the Jetsons.

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    Daylene S April 22, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Your card makes me smile! I loved watching the Jetsons! Beautiful retro card…love bright colors. Thanks for sharing!

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    Maria Valente April 22, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Love the colours of your card! And that retro style is just amazing!

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    Barbara M. April 22, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Your card is so colorful! Perfect for the retro look!

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