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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Debbie Rumpza April 16, 2018 - 9:10 am

Lovely new release!

Sandra Murphy April 16, 2018 - 9:10 am

Love the products.

Charly April 16, 2018 - 9:10 am

What an interesting technique with the die cut ‘You are Loved,’ thanks for sharing.

Soumyaa H April 16, 2018 - 9:23 am

Omg theseee stampsss are amazing ?! Especially the party bannerss one! ? love the neww releasee?

Sally J. April 16, 2018 - 9:26 am

You have very innovative stamps and dies.

Sharon Brand April 16, 2018 - 9:55 am

Amazing new release! And those layouts are gorgeous!

Joanie Canzone April 16, 2018 - 10:01 am

Love the Watercolor Dots! I can tell that will be so much fun to create with! Thank you for making such a superior quality product. Quality is important to me and Altanew never lets me down!

Heidi Johnson April 16, 2018 - 10:04 am

Great new products, so versatile!

Beth B. April 16, 2018 - 10:12 am

The streamer effect from the Party Time set is great. The illusion is perfect.

eileen bochsler April 16, 2018 - 10:16 am

Cute layouts!

Natasha April 16, 2018 - 10:17 am

Wow! Those streamers are perfect for decorating a scrapbook page! Love it!

Kathy Long April 16, 2018 - 10:19 am

Love the BIG dies & the new stamps! ;0)

Susan Romito April 16, 2018 - 10:21 am

Love that watercolor dots stamp set SO much!! It’s perfect for Scrapbooking and card making!! ?

Kris in Alaska April 16, 2018 - 10:27 am

You hit this release out of the ballpark! So many ideas!

Ingrid April 16, 2018 - 10:34 am

I love these new stamps. Love the Party time, watercolor dots and In my thoughts. They are so gorgeous!!

Dana M April 16, 2018 - 10:40 am

Fantastic layouts! So bold, bright and happy. Great use of the latest release products.

Kailash April 16, 2018 - 10:45 am

Love the bold sentiments!

Lagene April 16, 2018 - 10:46 am

AWESOME creations! I am totally loving the Mega words and the Happy Hearts set!

Linda F April 16, 2018 - 10:54 am

Great releases… and great pages!

Lisa Scanlon April 16, 2018 - 11:06 am

What can I say?! This collection ROCKS! Very creative and MEGA WORDS SAY IT ALL!

Julie Haedtke April 16, 2018 - 11:08 am

OMG – that baby is super cute (So is the layout!)

Mary Lee Makinen April 16, 2018 - 11:27 am

Love seeing the products used on scrapbook pages too!!

Tamara Dees April 16, 2018 - 11:38 am

What beautiful layouts. Love the water color polka dot background!

Vicki M April 16, 2018 - 11:38 am

I really love the Party Time set and seeing you use the Watercolor Dot set has my mind whirling!

Kristen Schneider April 16, 2018 - 11:43 am

I love the new stamps and dies!

Deepa April 16, 2018 - 11:43 am

Another great release! Such large florals and the mega dies are a must have!

Selene April 16, 2018 - 11:44 am

Amazingly gorgeous layouts! So inspiring.

Kathleen Mills April 16, 2018 - 11:53 am

I enjoy making cards, but REALLY need to get to work on the giant box of collected memories that need to be put into a scrapbook! I will start following this blog for ideas!! Love this release!

Debbie April 16, 2018 - 12:04 pm

I really love the watercolour dots stamp… In a bit f a creative slump… this could do the trick!!!

NancyO April 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Great new release!

Sandra Kubu April 16, 2018 - 12:15 pm

I wish I could afford to order all the new release products! Altenew is my favorite stamping company.

Sandra Farnham April 16, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Beautiful layouts

REBECCA YAHRLING April 16, 2018 - 12:41 pm

Beautiful layouts. I love the striped border on the first (and that face!!) lol And the banners on the 2nd LO are so fun.

l April 16, 2018 - 12:43 pm

love to see layout don’t see them as much anymore and it makes me sad

Lillian Meyer April 16, 2018 - 12:43 pm

love to see layout don’t see them as much anymore and it makes me sad

Cynthia Cole April 16, 2018 - 12:52 pm

Wonderful new release and gorgeous layouts!

Mary McCaslin April 16, 2018 - 12:55 pm

I would not have thought to use these in scrapbooking and what a wonderful idea!

Martha H. April 16, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Amazing release!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Angel Gilbert April 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Creative and fun layouts. Wonderful release, love the large word dyes. Altenew stamps are so fun, I really want to try your beautiful inks too.

Arlene Plastine April 16, 2018 - 1:11 pm

I love your beautiful layouts and yes, the teen years can be hard! I love the florals the most. I think I say that in almost every release! I also like the Gradient Line cover die, Wish Big, Mini Hello & Party Time.

Pooja April 16, 2018 - 1:39 pm

Wonderful layouts ! I loved the inlaid words on first one..very interesting !

Emily Marjamaa April 16, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Such lovely scrapbooking pages! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m in love with the gradiant die and stamp set and the enormous hello die and coordinating stamp set.

Tara Prince April 16, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Lovely layouts!!

Carla April 16, 2018 - 1:58 pm

I love the flower stamps

HOLLEY DOWNS April 16, 2018 - 2:18 pm

Omg! What creativity. TFS! Love Altenew and this new release!

Rosemary D April 16, 2018 - 2:30 pm

both layouts are amazing!! love this new release!

Julie April 16, 2018 - 2:31 pm

Beautiful layouts/pages. I love the Mega Greetings and Gradient Stripes stamp sets in this release.

Laura Casselman April 16, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Perfect design and layout for that perfect baby!

Lisa April 16, 2018 - 2:48 pm

I love the party time stamp set very much and I like how you used it !

Monika.buzsy April 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Fantastic lay-outs. Great background with the polka dots and sweet images! Love the blue hues!

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