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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    Rebecca Ross April 23, 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    My first thought was the Jetsons

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    Elizabeth Garcia April 23, 2016 at 10:34 am - Reply

    What a great retro look.

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    Mary Holshouser April 23, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    So bright and colorful.
    the colors pop off the card.
    Makes you ready to have a party.
    thanks for sharing a fantastic card.

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    tanja ongena April 23, 2016 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Fun card! Thanks for sharing

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    Lori E April 23, 2016 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I really love the retro look. I think I need to own this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Christine Duffy April 23, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I really love seeing this new Retro set, its brought to life – I think its fantastic and your card is brilliant!

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    Nancy Ward April 23, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Love your creative design!

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    memalagene April 23, 2016 at 10:08 am - Reply

    AWESOME! I love how you used the water droplets and sponged color over again, I will definitely do this!

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    Theresa Cameron April 23, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Wonderful card

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    lisafolb April 23, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your creative design!

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    Valerie Bullock April 23, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Love your use of the retro-style images!!

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    Penny M April 23, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Wonderful card

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    Milka April 23, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    WOW!!! What an amazing card!!! Love it! :o)

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    dsweek April 23, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Fun fun card! Love the colors. Great Release.

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    Pam B April 23, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Really fun card! Thank you for your video showing all of your amazing techniques!

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    cassie D April 23, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Love the retro look- so cool!

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    Carolyn Irizarry April 23, 2016 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Love this colorful card. Colors are vibrant and fun. And yes, The Jetsons was and continues to be one of my favorite cartoons. And I’m 50ish :)

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    Becca straub April 23, 2016 at 8:54 am - Reply

    This is my favorite card in the hop

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    Heather T April 23, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Great colors! Thanks for sharing

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    Tami Grant April 23, 2016 at 8:48 am - Reply

    What an amazing card Nina Marie. The colors are just fantastic and I love the retro style,

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    Helen Gullett April 23, 2016 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Nina, your card is SUPER COOL!!!!!

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    GrammyP April 23, 2016 at 8:22 am - Reply

    I love this card! I too was a fan of the Jetson’s and you have captured the look and feel of the time period! Thank you for another great idea!

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    Ozpom April 23, 2016 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Fun card. Thank you for sharing. Happy stamping

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    TracyM #6773 April 23, 2016 at 7:56 am - Reply

    FUN & FABULOUS card Nina-Marie!!!
    LOVE the design, dimension and GORGEOUS colours!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your layers of COSMIC AWESOMENESS, I’m INSPIRED :)

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    Janice April 23, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Beautiful art card! I loved the Jetsons, too – ahead of their time n so many ways!

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