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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    JANE SIRAK April 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    That is a great card. Thank you.

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    Leni April 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card! Love the style. Very creative!

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    Bori April 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    This background is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Megan April 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I have the Jetsons song in my head now :)

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    JANE SIRAK April 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Such a great use of color. I really liked your card.

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    Larissa Heskett April 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and your AMAZING Creation!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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    Allison H April 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Wow! Awesome card! Love it!

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    Pai Meng April 23, 2016 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    ah the memories…

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    Lisa Smith April 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Super bright and creative card. I love your work and enjoy your videos! Thank you for sharing!

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    Ruby M April 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Love this bright card. Beautiful colouring.

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    patty4wp April 23, 2016 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Wonderful coloring.

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    Jean R-T April 23, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Great card! Really represents the Jetsons!

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    Melynn April 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    POW! Your card just jumps off the screen. So colorful and fun.

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    Christina H. April 23, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card!!!

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    Deb lowdermilk April 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    The retro look is so cool – your card is amazing as always. Wonderful new release.

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    Trudy P April 23, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards! Love them all! Great creations and colors used on them!!

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    Linda Miles April 23, 2016 at 11:46 am - Reply

    What a fun and super cute card. I love it!

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    Michal D April 23, 2016 at 11:39 am - Reply

    LOVE this card! So fun and vibrant. Thanks for sharing!

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    Amanda April 23, 2016 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Fantastic card & a great video. Love this release & and the super hop!

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    Maureen Chandler April 23, 2016 at 11:31 am - Reply

    What a clever card – love all your special touches and colors! Thanks so much!!!

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    Marina April 23, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Really bright colors you used, thanks for sharing!

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    Leanne April 23, 2016 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Are you kidding me this should be framed, gorgeous, love the colors and it does pop! Great video and thanks for sharing this with us. Fun blog hop!

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    The Crafty Den April 23, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Such a bright and colourful card. So beautiful x x

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    Martha R April 23, 2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

    It’s funny what reminds us of childhood…the Jetson’s – I was taken back to childhood by the bicycle stamp with the basket.
    Great card. Thank you.

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    María Rebollo April 23, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

    So colorful!! Gorgeous!!!

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