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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joy meadows April 16, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Your layouts are so pretty! Love the polka dot background!

Rema DeLeeuw April 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm

Beautiful inspiration!

Deepa Lakshman April 16, 2018 - 2:53 pm

Love both these pages. I like the party banners in the background.

DGolly April 16, 2018 - 2:57 pm

I love seeing how the designers use the stamps so creatively on their layouts. Thrills me every release.

Charlotte Deerborn April 16, 2018 - 3:03 pm

Love the polka dots.

Dee Earnshaw April 16, 2018 - 3:13 pm

sweet layouts – thanks for the inspiration:)

M.FATEMA April 16, 2018 - 3:17 pm

Lovely layouts!

Debbie Eslinger April 16, 2018 - 3:18 pm

love the pages very creative

Kitty Tatman April 16, 2018 - 3:24 pm

I am in love with the watercolor dots. Altenew never disappoints. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy Sindelar April 16, 2018 - 3:28 pm

So much talent in the group of artists that are in the hop, I always look forward to the blogs…….Beautiful, Beautiful cards

Lindar C April 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm

Aww, great layouts, fantastic release!

Jean Chaney April 16, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Wonderful and inspiring layouts!

Sandy M April 16, 2018 - 3:43 pm

Happy layouts. I am dying to get my hands on the dots stamp.

SentSue April 16, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Beautiful page!

CathyL April 16, 2018 - 3:54 pm

The watercolor dot background is great!

MJ April 16, 2018 - 4:04 pm

Beautiful layout! I just love the watercolor dots! Thank you for the inspiration.

storymusicgirl April 16, 2018 - 4:12 pm

I love how Altenew works for the itty bitty babies and for the ‘when-did-you-grow-up’ guys scrapbook layouts. 😀

Kanan Pandya April 16, 2018 - 4:14 pm

Sweet layouts!! Love the great details, wonderful release. 🙂

Pennie April 16, 2018 - 4:18 pm

Your layouts are adorable!

Nuala April 16, 2018 - 4:18 pm

Fabulous! I love the mega dies in this release.

Suzie Quebedeaux April 16, 2018 - 4:27 pm

Love that technique! Thanks for the inspiration

Lisa F April 16, 2018 - 4:27 pm

These are fabulous!! I love how you’ve used the new stamps and dies!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Shelly P April 16, 2018 - 4:40 pm

This release is just so amazing! Congrats, Altenew! You’ve totally outdone yourselves, and that’s saying something!!! : ) Can’t wait to start creating with these beautiful new stamps and dies!

Shelly P April 16, 2018 - 4:45 pm

Wow! Way to Go, Altenew! Congrats on another amazing release! I can’t wait to start creating with these beautiful new stamps and dies! You’ve got creative inspiration from the whimsical to the most elegant! Impressive!

Stacey Kowbel April 16, 2018 - 4:54 pm

Fantastic layouts! Such a great new release!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum April 16, 2018 - 4:54 pm

Great release!! These layouts are fantastic!! Love the watercolor dots…there are SO many possibilities with this stamp set

Amber Rain Davis April 16, 2018 - 4:57 pm

Beautiful layouts!! You’ve used some of my favorite colors!

bev p April 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm

love how you offset the small elements of the watercolor dots. it adds a darling whimsical touch. Thank you.

Lynne Ingram April 16, 2018 - 5:03 pm

Great pages, super color combos.

Eva N April 16, 2018 - 5:08 pm

These are lovely layouts! The colors and dimension you created are so fresh and lively.

MelissaF April 16, 2018 - 5:14 pm

Beautiful layouts, love the color combo and the great use of the new release goodies like the watercolor dots and party time.

Susan Green April 16, 2018 - 5:17 pm

Such a wonderful release.

Darshana April 16, 2018 - 5:19 pm

Your layout is so pretty.. love polka dot background..

Liz Ford April 16, 2018 - 5:40 pm

Those are both very fun and neat to see. I like how you made it look like a celebration on the scrapbook layout! It was neat to see those stamps on a bigger space vs on a card. Very versatile and works well! Great colors on your projects!!

cyndi morris April 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm

Great pages, great release. Love the Party Time stamp set.

Carolyn S April 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm

What love,y layouts. I’m not a scrapbooker but I watched every second of the video. So many ideas can be also used for cardmaking – and that baby is adorable!!

Kathy April 16, 2018 - 6:07 pm

Love the new release!!

Theresa Petermann April 16, 2018 - 6:09 pm

fun hop. lots of inspiration. thanks as always for sharing.

Kathy Marine April 16, 2018 - 6:16 pm

Love your layouts…isn’t scrapbooking fun?? Altenew stamps are great!!

Maureen Reiss April 16, 2018 - 6:19 pm

Awesome LO’s!!! Such a Fun release!!!

Lesley Taylor April 16, 2018 - 6:25 pm

Great stuff! Don’t know what I love most in this release but WOW – those dots and stripes stamps – just wow!!

nancy dempsey April 16, 2018 - 6:32 pm

I love your sweet, simple layouts. Also your use of the new release products is great. Can’t wait to add a few new goodies to my stash!

Annette Gordon April 16, 2018 - 6:42 pm

Wonderful inspiration. These stamp sets really made some beautiful layouts. What a great release yet again.

Kathy P April 16, 2018 - 6:46 pm

Such an adorable baby, handsome son, and beautiful music. Oh, and your layouts are AWESOME! I don’t think about using my stamps on my layouts, but you have shown me that I need to do that. Very creative and striking to boot! Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda Kuder April 16, 2018 - 6:58 pm

I love the realistic looking crepe paper.

stampinggrandma April 16, 2018 - 7:11 pm

Great layouts! Great release! I want 1 of everything!

Heidi April 16, 2018 - 7:28 pm

Judy love these stamps on pages….so beautiful.

Margaret B April 16, 2018 - 7:33 pm

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing ideas for using the new releases on page layouts.

janet April 16, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Gorgeous layouts, and the colours are stunning 🙂 See lots of brilliant ideas – thank you!!

Brandi R April 16, 2018 - 7:51 pm

Wonderful layouts! The first one is precious and the second…what a fun and fabulous design ♥

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