April 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the April 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop. If you have come from Vicky Papaioannou‘s blog, you are right on track. You can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

In this month's release, there are so many amazing products and I found it very hard to choose which one I would work with. I combined several sets in my three layouts, two of which you can see here, and another one is on my blog.

For my first project, I combined the Watercolor Dots Stamp Set with the Party Time! Stamp Set, Folksy Florals Stamp Set, and Gradient Stripes Stamp Set.

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  1. Stamp the dots stamp onto some smooth cardstock and add details using the detailed stamps from the set. I used different shades of blue from the Deep Blue Seas Oval Set.
  2. Cut out the title using a die set. I opted for the You Are Loved Die from this release.
  3. Put together the layout. Place the stamped center in the middle of the page and pop the title onto foam dots to create a tone-on-tone look.
  4. Place the photo towards the top.
  5. Add some embellishments.

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@lilitheeckels @altenew

For my embellishments, I used the Party Time! Die Set and cut out some sequins from patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. You could also stamp and cut them out. I tried this (as you can see in the process video below) but went with the die cuts instead of the stamped sequins.

You can see how the layout came together in the video below or watch it on YouTube in HD . Video will be added shortly. 

For my second layout, I used the Party Time! Stamp Set to create a colorful layout. The color combination was inspired by the shirt my son was wearing on the day I took the photos. I used the Aqualicious, Dew Drops, Bamboo and Parrot inks from the Altenew ink collection.

@lilitheeckels @altenewHOW TO:

  1. Create your stamped banners using the Party Time! Stamp Set.
  2. Add your photo.
  3. Grab some coordinating embellishments or make your own using dies you have on hand. I used the Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set.
  4. Add some confetti and journaling.

©No blog hop is complete without a giveaway. There are some awesome prizes up for grabs here! Don't forget to check out our designers and guest designers' blogs as there are some gift vouchers to be won there too.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st, for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

Your next stop is: Therese Calvird

Full Blog Hop list:

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Kay Miller
May Sukyong Park
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Jenn Shurkus
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Flora Monika Farkas
Janette Kausen
Sveta Fotinia
Lydia Fiedler
Debby Hughes
Virginia Lu
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Keeway Tsao
Sandra Dietrich
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog– You are here 🙂
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Nicole Picadura
Justine Hovey
Reiko Tsuchida
Amber Rain Davis
Enza Gudor
Kelli Cool
Laura Bassen


Watercolor Dots Stamp Set
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Party Time! Stamp Set
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Folksy Florals Stamp Set
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Gradient Stripes Stamp Set
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Reflection Scrapbook Collection
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Deep Blue Seas Oval Set
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Aqualicious Crisp Dye Ink
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Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink
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Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink
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Parrot Crisp Dye Ink
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Halftone Hearts Nesting Die Set –…
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Janet April 18, 2018 - 7:49 pm

Great layouts, love the color choices!

Beverly Jordan April 18, 2018 - 8:22 pm

Such great design and use of the new releases!! Love that layout!

Jane Sirak April 18, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Great card. I love those big watercolor dots.
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D.Ann C April 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm

Oh that darling baby and gorgeous layout! and the partytime set makes a lovely layout for the other page, too!

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) April 18, 2018 - 11:23 pm

Gorgeous layouts. Love the blue/green color schemes!!

Lauryne Cunningham April 18, 2018 - 11:25 pm

Awesome layouts! I really like the “You’re My Everything” border. I love everything about this new release!

Iris M Soscia April 18, 2018 - 11:56 pm

Sweet projects and an awesome hop.

chark April 19, 2018 - 12:01 am

so sweet! love these!

Cathy Lillie April 19, 2018 - 1:39 am

Wonderful page layouts! I enjoyed watching the tutorial on how these came together. The baby page is adorable with the watercolor dots set.

Annalisa April 19, 2018 - 2:06 am

I love the top layout, especially with the “hidden” you are loved sentiment, but I am so distracted by your adorable little baby! I love the faces that babies make; so often they express how I am feeling at any given moment. And in the second layout, I love how you added your own thoughts to the page. More and more, I’m really liking the personal touches like that in scrapbooking layouts. Thanks for sharing!

Karthikha Uday April 19, 2018 - 3:12 am

Awesome set of inspirations everywhere!!

Teresa Doyle April 19, 2018 - 8:09 am

Oh my GOODNESS! I am FINALLY able to access the comment section of this page….LOL
Lilith, both of your layouts are wonderful. I am really loving the banners in the Party Time stamp set, I can see where this particular set would be a real staple in ones stash. How useful would that be? Again, I am really enjoying how you incorporate stamps and die cuts in your layouts. I am totally inspired by your work. Well done!

Stefanie White April 19, 2018 - 10:42 am

Great layout! I have boys and am thinking the party streamers are festive enough for a birthday layout but not too girly if the right colors!

Jenny April 19, 2018 - 11:15 am

Such a pretty layouts; I enjoyed the process video also. Tfs!

Sheri K April 19, 2018 - 12:56 pm

Great layouts–so pretty and love the dots and the colors you have used. Great job using these awesome new products.

Deb H April 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Hi Lilith. Your layouts have a clean and modern feel that really appeals to me.
This release is amazing and your pages are beautiful. I’ve always wanted to make a scrapbook and you have inspired me to give it a try–thank you!

Colorado Crafter April 19, 2018 - 4:31 pm

Beautiful layouts!!!

Denise Mlady April 19, 2018 - 5:44 pm

Your layouts are so beautiful! I have a granddaughter on the way and you have given me some great inspiration, thanks!!

Kim Faucher April 19, 2018 - 5:45 pm

I LOVE how you used the stamps in your layouts!!!

Luci Manos April 19, 2018 - 6:56 pm

Beautiful project! Thank you for the inspiration!

Teresa Godines April 19, 2018 - 7:34 pm

Very pretty and sweet. Thanks for inspiring me today

Amy Cooley April 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Beautiful, colorful layouts with these fun new stamps!

Catherine April 19, 2018 - 8:49 pm

Lovely layouts, nicely done!

Lori Rasmussen-Murray April 19, 2018 - 10:05 pm

Thanks for the great inspiration! Loving these ideas!

Miriam Prantner April 19, 2018 - 11:36 pm

Beautiful layouts! I love that dot set and the subtle sentiment in there, and those streamers are such great elements on the second layout!

Raga April 20, 2018 - 12:47 pm

Lovely layout ! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D April 20, 2018 - 2:58 pm

Love these creative layouts.
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F. Andre April 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm

These layouts are just gorgeous.

Bev Karolak April 20, 2018 - 5:54 pm

Just beautiful layouts! Thanks so much for sharing. ?

Heather DePasquale April 20, 2018 - 6:51 pm

Love all the elements to your layouts! So creative and fun. Love this new release! So many possibilities!

Anne Roberts April 20, 2018 - 7:06 pm

What delightful layouts! I love your combination of colors. The technique you demonstrated combining the Altenew Watercolor Dots, the associated details, and the You Are Loved sentiment for creating the tone on tone sentiment layout certainly inspired me. Thank you!

Denise Bryant April 21, 2018 - 12:58 am

Beautiful pages! Love the fun dots and You Are Loved die!

Ruby April 21, 2018 - 1:33 am

Wow I love this blog. So informative and lots of photos. I must subscribe. ?

Monica W April 21, 2018 - 1:53 am

These layouts are so adorable! Love the look of the watercolor dors.

TracyM #6773 April 21, 2018 - 3:01 am

LOVELY layouts … you could say they’re INKY DELIGHTS!
I ADORE the dots and gradient stripes … new MUST-HAVES 🙂

Sarina April 21, 2018 - 5:34 am

I love this new release, and how versatile the designs are.. They seem equally easy to use in cards and layouts. I can’t wait to get my hands on the In My Thoughts stamp set and the mega sentiments dies in particular!

JoAnn April 21, 2018 - 12:18 pm

Nice layouts! I like the big dots background!

Yasmine Omar April 21, 2018 - 8:57 pm

Gorgeous layouts and amazing colors! I love how you combined the new stamps and dies to make such a fabulous projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

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