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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    Karen Rice April 24, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Very fun retro card–yep, it reminds me of the Jetson’s too!

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    Sue D April 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Very cool and colorful!

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    gleenotesblog April 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    This retro stamp set is my favorite and I love what you did with it!

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    trishden April 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    A gorgeous card. Love it, truly inspirational. Thanks!

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    Renee April 24, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    All I can say is WOW! Your card made me smile!

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    Sheri Elmont April 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Yes! I loved the Jetson’s. Your card definitely makes me think of them.

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    Sylvia Avila April 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh The Jetsons I love it!!!! Every one made some awesome cards cute ones and beautiful ones so on and so on but WOW I just love love love your card it’s so bright and colorful and fun and just WOW gorgeous eye candy! Its a Friday Night Hop with the Jetsons! Lol, a little over board I know but I just love your card.

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    Heather B. April 24, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Wow- your evening sky really pops.

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    Kit April 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Cute card. Cool retro look.

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    Karen O'Reilly April 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Wow what a background great card

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    Teresa April 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Great color.

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    bev p April 24, 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Oh, so much fun! I actually remember when those signs weren’t retro! Love the design, love the colors, and love how much fun this card is. Now I need to bump this set up a notch on my wish list!. Thanks so much to you. ——–>

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    Amy McCue April 24, 2016 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Your background is so cool. I was not sure what to do with that set, but this looks great!

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    mprantner April 24, 2016 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    How fun! You nailed the night scene look! I love it!

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    Tammie Leavitt April 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards…great colors! Thanks SSS for the chance to win!

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    Jean Bullock April 24, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Well done on this fun colorful card.

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    Linda April 24, 2016 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I also remember the Jetsons! You have captured that spirit very well.

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    Cindy April 24, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    What a great colorful card to brighten anyones day.

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    Lynne in NI April 24, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Wow, what a fabulous and very imaginative card! LOVE your colouring skills!

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    Uta April 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    This card remains me of VIVA LAS VEGAS – I don’t no exactly why. I think because of the retro style and the colors – like all the lights on the strip. Thank you so much.

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    Lyn Finley April 24, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    very creative

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    Lori S April 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Mary-Ellen Crafter April 24, 2016 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Love how unique this card is — very different.

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    Carla April 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    NinaMarie, enjoyed the ink blending on the retro night scene…. Thanks for the video… Liked your other cards for the blog hop as well. Thanks for inspiring!

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    Jeanie R April 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    A very colorful and cute card! I really like the set.

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