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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    joy meadows April 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Super duper cute!

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    Ann K April 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Super cute card – awesome colors. What a fabulous design.

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    Guldara April 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Huge amount of energy is coming out of your card! Amazing! Thank you for the video!

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    Guldara April 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Huge amount of energy is coming from your card! Amazing! Thank you for the video.

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    JudyB April 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    I loved your video, especially the use of the Misti.

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    happybluelady April 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    So cool!!!!! Out of this world!

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    Trina P. April 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Colorful card.

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    miranda April 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Fantastic colors!

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    Alaina April 22, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Wow – just WOW! The colors are fantastic!

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    Do KaeM April 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    very optimistic card :)

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    Yeshaswini April 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Bold colours for the night look… simply amazing… :)

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    Liz Bailey April 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Wonderful creativity!! Wonderful card!! Very nice work…..Love it!

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    boilermom27 April 22, 2016 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Amazing card…super creative!

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    Oliev April 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Awesome card!

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    Ann S. April 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    This is so fun…made my day!

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    Clarissa Muljono April 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Super fun card! I have to try this!

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    Dayna Audirsch April 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card! Love the large water spots!

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    Dolly (scrapthat) April 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    such a fun set! TFS Nina!! :D

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    FeM April 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Wow. Nice card.

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    Sheryl W April 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Very, very inspirational, thank you.

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    Pam McPherson April 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    LOL, the Jetsons! Such a cute, fun card. Thank you!

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    Theresa April 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Love the retro feel!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Suzanne Webb April 22, 2016 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    What a fun, bright card!!

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    mkskinkare April 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    You know when I look at the card it reminds me of the Jetsons! I used to love to watch them on TV. You did an awesome job on this card.

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    bad kitty April 22, 2016 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    amazing card!

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