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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    CarolS April 22, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Jetson’s cool card! Love it!

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    Nikki April 22, 2016 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Awesome card. Love your coloring.

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    Lee Higbee April 22, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Love it! Beautiful. :)

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    Nikki April 22, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Awesome card. Love the colors.

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    Janet D. April 22, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    This is one of my favorite stamps in this release, great card!

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    Cindy C. April 22, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply


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    Kailash April 22, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Gorgeous, vivid, bold and beautiful!!!

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    Murtuza Charania April 22, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Nina this is such a colourful and bright card. Really enjoyed watching the video.

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    Teri April 22, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    You have achieved what you set out to do. Great background & the technique for making the poles is cool!
    Thanks. …Teri

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    Marilyn in Michigan April 22, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Bold and beautiful!

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    Aide Mancera April 22, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Wow!! Beautiful, thanks.

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    Dacia April 22, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Fun card – love the colors you used. I also just looked at your Mother’s Day card using the Sketch Ranunculus stamps – very pretty. I just might have to get that set. TFS!!

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    Kim April 22, 2016 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Great card, love the look.

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    Ruth Duke April 22, 2016 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Oh, I loved these colours! What a great card

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    Debbie April 22, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I love your card today… and most every day… LOL

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    Dee Earnshaw April 22, 2016 at 11:24 am - Reply

    WOW, this card is GORGEOUS. I love the effect of the shadows on the ‘poles’ and the vibrant colors. I am going to have a go at this too. LOL

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    Elaine April 22, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Very nice card

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    Jannette April 22, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Love your card! You nailed the retro look!

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    DenaAnn Schaufele April 22, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

    what a fun release

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    Irene Dalton April 22, 2016 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Great use of the bold colors and taking the retro stamps and making a fun, out of this world card!

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    Jamie Zysset April 22, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

    love the bright colors

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    Katie Kinde April 22, 2016 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Maaike April 22, 2016 at 11:02 am - Reply

    love the fifties diner look and your bright yellow..wow…i need sunglasses just to look at it, it’s fab!

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    Jackie April 22, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I love that bakground.

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    Mirella ROGAN April 22, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    WHOA now that’s an explosion of colours! I absolutely love your design. You used my least favourite stamp set from this release and created one of my favourite projects of this hop! Hats off girl! :-)

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