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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    KatieP April 24, 2016 at 3:44 am - Reply

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

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    Terry S. April 24, 2016 at 3:22 am - Reply

    I absolutely adore your retro Jetsons thank you card!

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    Nina MacFerren April 24, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

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

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    Gail Owens April 24, 2016 at 12:37 am - Reply

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

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    Patty E April 24, 2016 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Amazing retro card!!

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    Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com April 24, 2016 at 12:21 am - Reply

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

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    LC April 24, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    What an amazingly vibrant and bold design! Love it!

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    Karen B. April 24, 2016 at 12:11 am - Reply

    So bright and fun!

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    Dyna L. April 23, 2016 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    LOVING this release. Great retro card:)

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    lynnkbrumm April 23, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

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

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    Indy April 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    The colors are superb as is your card!

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    Abby April 23, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply


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    Pat McCleary April 23, 2016 at 10:39 pm - Reply

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

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    Patricia Ladd April 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

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

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    Denise Fonda April 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Thank you for your designs, they are great.

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    Marsha S. April 23, 2016 at 9:51 pm - Reply

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

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    B MacNutt April 23, 2016 at 9:49 pm - Reply

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

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    Cynthia O. April 23, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    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!

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    Sue Bouch April 23, 2016 at 9:18 pm - Reply

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

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    Diane Swanson April 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Outstanding card!

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    Cecilia H April 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

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

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    Jennifer Mitten April 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm - Reply

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

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    Birt April 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

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

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    Lady Fair April 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm - Reply

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

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    melliott32 April 23, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Colours look fantastic

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