Retro Night Scene + Hop

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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498 Responses

  1. Avatar KatieP says:

    Nina Marie love these new products and love how you used the retro stamps. So cute.

  2. Avatar Terry S. says:

    I absolutely adore your retro Jetsons thank you card!

  3. Avatar Nina MacFerren says:

    I’m Nina too! Cute card. Very creative!

  4. Avatar Gail Owens says:

    I sure like your take on the retro! Nice colors, too!

  5. Avatar Patty E says:

    Amazing retro card!!

  6. Great way to use the Retro Thanks stamp set! Very cool look!

  7. Avatar LC says:

    What an amazingly vibrant and bold design! Love it!

  8. Avatar Karen B. says:

    So bright and fun!

  9. Avatar Dyna L. says:

    LOVING this release. Great retro card:)

  10. Avatar lynnkbrumm says:

    Maaaan O Man! Love it! Would be fun to win!

  11. Avatar Indy says:

    The colors are superb as is your card!

  12. Avatar Pat McCleary says:

    A most creative & unique card. Those old TV shows were reruns for you- Wish I could say that

  13. Avatar Patricia Ladd says:

    What a cute “out of this world” card. You did a great job on the background coloring.

  14. Avatar Denise Fonda says:

    Thank you for your designs, they are great.

  15. Avatar Marsha S. says:

    Great card! You reminded me when I also watched those shows!

  16. Avatar B MacNutt says:

    Such a cool card! You are super talented and I always enjoy your videos!

  17. Avatar Cynthia O. says:

    I’m a HUGE Jetson’s fan and thought of the show immediately when I saw your card! :) Love the fabulous background as well, Nina. This may be my second favorite set from the release… first being a Beautiful Ride!

  18. Avatar Sue Bouch says:

    Such a cute card… I remember The Jetsons… That’s it exactly! Thanks and have a great day! :)

  19. Avatar Diane Swanson says:

    Outstanding card!

  20. Avatar Cecilia H says:

    Cute card. I love this retro set. It reminds me of the Jetsons!

  21. Avatar Jennifer Mitten says:

    I love this – the colors are so vibrant and I love that retro vibe.

  22. Avatar Birt says:

    Cute retro card…and yes I loved the Jetson’s too. You did a great job of imitating the suspending buildings !

  23. Avatar Lady Fair says:

    Oh my goodness! Love the card, love the colors, love the design. And, most of all, loved the trip down memory lane.

  24. Avatar melliott32 says:

    Colours look fantastic

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