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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    Andrea La Vigne April 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Love your card! Great color combo, and I love the distressing in your sky. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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    Lynne P April 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Love the bright colors!

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    Super Stick Chick April 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Stunning background. Love your card.

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    Allison Grant April 23, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    so much detail and colour!

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    Cindy Wilson April 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Wow, you must have one heck of an imagination. This card is awesome. Many thanks

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    Allene Frederick April 23, 2016 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Cool retro card!!

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    Sandy Small April 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Definately reminds me of the Jetsons! Great card!

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    Ashley Wells April 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Your card is awesome! Loving the projects you have been showing us recently too!

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    Ashley Wells April 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    That was the same thought I had when I saw the retro thanks set!! The jetsons!
    I LOVE the pretty blue look of your card!

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    Judy W. April 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Awesome card! Great video showing how you created the retro scene!

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    Lori B April 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Wow- the colors are so bright & fun-love!

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    kirsty vittetoe April 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Such a fun card.

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    Nan April 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Love this colorful, retro design!

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    Mary Schaeufele April 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Love the colors! Beautiful!

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    Louanne Fournier April 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Reminds me of going to the drive-in, greasy spoons, the good ole days. Thank you for the trip back!

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    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS April 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    What a WONDERFUL and UNIQUE card!! I just love it and you’re right – it does remind me of the Jetsons! I’ll look foward to your YouTube videos! :-)

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    Marianne April 23, 2016 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Such a happy, vibrant card. Love that background.

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    Jan Elmore April 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I really like the retro theme. Nice images, well designed!

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    Donna Thielker April 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card!

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    Lisa April 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    I love the use of these stamps and dies to make a sign!

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    Rachel April 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Love the bright colors!

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    Brenda April 23, 2016 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Super Cute!

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    Shannon Howell April 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Haha! I immediately thought of The Jetsons too! Awesome card, Nina-Marie!!

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    Kris in Alaska April 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Fun, fun card! I remember those shows too!

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    escardsncrafts April 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I am really wowed by your work (and I loved The Jetsons!).

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