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 Greta H says:

    Beautifully creative work!

  2. Avatar Tara Prince says:

    Wow!! Amazing card!!

  3. Avatar Charyl says:

    Wow! I like it!

  4. Avatar Sue D. says:

    Gorgeous card; GREAT colors; they really do ‘glow’. Thanks so much for your instructional video too. It was great!

  5. Avatar Sue McW says:

    Great card. It does make me think of the Jetson’s. Love your color choices.

  6. Avatar nanagretchen says:

    Brings me back to my early days, yes I am that old!

  7. Avatar debbiew says:

    I love your card. The colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Avatar Joan says:

    Nina, this is such a cool card and very clever. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. Avatar Deepa Lakshman says:

    Very cool card.

  10. Avatar Cristina says:


  11. Avatar pamboe says:

    Now I must order that stamp! Your card is my favorite of the entire hop. My father-in-law had a drive-in restaurant. The family will love your card!

  12. Avatar bwalborn says:

    Such vibrant colors. Love the retro look.

  13. Avatar barbara lassiter says:

    This is really cute and definitely has that retro look.

  14. Avatar Bobbie Bluegill says:

    Wow on the color and impact. Retro rocks.

  15. Avatar Janice Hatt says:

    Sure do remember the Jetsons and you’ve captured their style perfectly! TFS

  16. Avatar Marilyn says:

    That background is gorgeous!

  17. Avatar Jen Brauer says:

    Very lovely. Love the background.

  18. Avatar Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    AMAZING scene!! Super cute, cool and fun!

  19. Avatar Lynn Holt says:

    Adorable card!

  20. Avatar ohsewquilty says:

    Love your work! Very creative and inspirational! Thanks!

  21. Avatar Angie Williams says:

    I love your colorful card! Very nice!

  22. Avatar valerieserfozo says:

    What an awesome retro card!

  23. Avatar Sue O says:

    What a colourful card…love it

  24. Avatar Katy says:

    The coloring is fantastic. Stay blessed!

  25. Avatar christine canfield says:

    so very retro!

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