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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    Greta H April 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Beautifully creative work!

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    Tara Prince April 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Wow!! Amazing card!!

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    Charyl April 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Wow! I like it!

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    Sue D. April 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

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

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    Sue McW April 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

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

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    nanagretchen April 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

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

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    debbiew April 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

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

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    Joan April 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

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

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    Deepa Lakshman April 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Very cool card.

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    Cristina April 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply


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    pamboe April 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    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!

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    bwalborn April 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Such vibrant colors. Love the retro look.

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    barbara lassiter April 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    This is really cute and definitely has that retro look.

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    Bobbie Bluegill April 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Wow on the color and impact. Retro rocks.

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    Janice Hatt April 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

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

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    Marilyn April 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    That background is gorgeous!

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    Jen Brauer April 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Very lovely. Love the background.

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    Migdalia Rodriguez April 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    AMAZING scene!! Super cute, cool and fun!

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    Lynn Holt April 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Adorable card!

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    ohsewquilty April 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    Love your work! Very creative and inspirational! Thanks!

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    Angie Williams April 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I love your colorful card! Very nice!

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    valerieserfozo April 22, 2016 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    What an awesome retro card!

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    Sue O April 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    What a colourful card…love it

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    Katy April 22, 2016 at 11:59 am - Reply

    The coloring is fantastic. Stay blessed!

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    christine canfield April 22, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    so very retro!

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