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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    Maryam's craft April 24, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Very colorful card.

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    Sandra April 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Love your designs

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    Laurie April 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Cute card! I love how you used the retro set. The Jetsons was one of my favorite shows, too!

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    Laurie B April 24, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Absolutely fantastic!! So much fun thanks for sharing!!

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    Judie Attard April 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Stunning bright card!

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    Maxine April 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Such an interesting technique & cute too

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    Daisies Girl April 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    What an awesomely cool and super fun looking card!! So electric and eye-catching!!

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    Vicki Smith April 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Reminds me of growing up in the 60’s. Thank you!

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    Cora April 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    As always a beautiful colourful card!

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    Lanae F April 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    What a fun card!

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    Vidalia April 24, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Very cute!

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    Yvonne C. April 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    What a fun card, love it!!

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    irisesther54 April 24, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    What a great card, so colorful.

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    Charlotte C April 24, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Your card made me smile. Lovely coloring on the background.

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    Barbara April 24, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Love your card!

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    diycraftyscraps April 24, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Oh, wow, this card is stunning! Love how you created the background, is so unique! Thank you for the video, very inspiring too!

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    Aoife Grant April 24, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

    “Meet George Jetson, den den denden…” ☺️ Those may not be the actual lyrics but that’s what I always remember from watching the show! I loved it too. Great card by the way: so much fun and do rich in colour!

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    mjmarmo April 24, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    So bright and cheerful!

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    Bev B April 24, 2016 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Love this retro card!

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    Randa April 24, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Love the vibrant colors. Grabs your attention.

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    trotskired7 April 24, 2016 at 8:04 am - Reply

    Fun card

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    Maggie Hamel April 24, 2016 at 7:53 am - Reply

    This comment is so fun, creative, and elegant. Stunning!

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    Mary-Anne V. April 24, 2016 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Very fun retro car I love the colors and the great use of dies.

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    liskah April 24, 2016 at 7:10 am - Reply

    love how bright this card is

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    raggiodiluce82 April 24, 2016 at 5:29 am - Reply

    Awww! Stunning card! I love the colours and this new release is absolutely amazing!

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