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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Jane McGill April 16, 2018 - 7:58 pm

Great layouts

Kelsey Thomas April 16, 2018 - 8:43 pm

Cute scrapbook layout! 🙂

Cynthia Baldwin April 16, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Cool pages! I love the Party time set – so fun!

Rexann April 17, 2018 - 12:58 am

Great Layouts!! Love the Cute pictures!! TFS!!

Hamutal Shafrir April 17, 2018 - 1:34 am

Two wonderful layouts! I love this Watercolor Dots stamp set, it’s such a unique and versatile product! Thank you for great inspiration and video.

MandaLJ April 17, 2018 - 2:19 am

Gorgeous layouts! I really like the tone-on-tone title of the first one and the colour use of Party Time! on the second.

karenladd April 17, 2018 - 2:53 am

The watercolor dots add a playful and subtle design to your layout, which is really appealing!

Mirella Rogan April 17, 2018 - 3:31 am

Fantastic layouts! And, another cool release – I like quite a good few stamp sets (party time, watercolor dots, fancy florals and strength blooms are my top picks!), and the inspiration from all the blog hop stops is amazing! It’s so nice to see the new goodies in use, before one decides what suits us best to buy! 🙂 Thank you, Altenew Team!

Mirella Rogan April 17, 2018 - 3:32 am

Fantastic layouts! And, another cool release – I like quite a good few stamp sets (party time, watercolor dots, fancy florals and strength blooms are my top picks!), and the inspiration from all the blog hop stops is amazing! It’s so nice to see the new goodies in use, before one decides what suits us best to buy! Thank you, Altenew Team! 🙂

Arianna Barbara April 17, 2018 - 8:00 am

Beautiful layouts and release!!!

Ericka Strange April 17, 2018 - 9:41 am

Love the blue and the polka dots. So pretty with the sentiment. Great job.

MARLENE WENGER April 17, 2018 - 12:32 pm

I love the new release. I can’t wait to get my first order.

MARLENE WENGER April 17, 2018 - 12:33 pm

Love the new set. Wonderful new ideas for cards. Thanks

Michelle Hackett April 17, 2018 - 1:26 pm

Both layouts are amazing. This release is going to be so great for scrapbooking, as you’ve shown.

Marianne April 17, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Sweet layouts. I particularly love the first one. Great use of the new products.

Anastasia M. April 17, 2018 - 3:44 pm

Love the way Lilith stamped her title.

Jennifer Petersen April 17, 2018 - 4:01 pm

What fun layouts! Great hidden message too.

Rachel Palitto April 17, 2018 - 4:03 pm

Beautiful! I especially love the layout with the party time set!

Kathy McCluskey April 17, 2018 - 7:26 pm

Love, love, love these layouts…those Watercolor Dots and Party Time sets are perfect for making backgrounds! Love how you used them…so creative!!

Jeanne Beam April 17, 2018 - 9:17 pm

Great release. Love the beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing…

Patty Eifert April 17, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Both layouts are so precious!! Love those dots & the Party Time stamp set!

Jeanne Beam April 17, 2018 - 9:24 pm

Such a beautiful layout. Great release. Thanks so much for sharing…

Kim Salito April 17, 2018 - 9:48 pm

Great layouts.

Joy Huang April 17, 2018 - 10:39 pm

Your scrapbook layout is so beautiful ! I love the various styles and ideas.

Kristie Maynard April 17, 2018 - 10:59 pm

Lovely layout! I need to do more stamping on my layouts, it’s so beautiful. Thanks for all this wonderful inspiration.

Brenda April 17, 2018 - 11:05 pm

I really like both of these layouts, so creative!

Riecy April 17, 2018 - 11:26 pm

Beautiful layouts! Thanks for sharing…

Super Stick Chick April 17, 2018 - 11:39 pm

Lilith love your super fun pages! Fun title on the first layout and great party look on the second! Wonderful work with this new release!

Loly Borda April 18, 2018 - 12:00 am

I love both layouts. I love the raised sentiment on the first one and the party feeling on the second one. TFS

Anushree Vaish April 18, 2018 - 12:10 am

Lovely layout!!

Isabel Greholver April 18, 2018 - 12:48 am

Precious layout! I love how you combined stripes and dots.

Bethany Allie April 18, 2018 - 12:59 am

I like how you utilized the Party Time stamp set!

Pallavi Jain April 18, 2018 - 1:46 am

Beautiful layouts! This release is going to be so great for scrapbook. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon L. April 18, 2018 - 2:24 am

Great layouts.

Karen Rice April 18, 2018 - 2:26 am

Such fabulous layouts! I love that baby one with the dots of blue and YOU ARE LOVED die cut from the paper! So cool!

shartl April 18, 2018 - 2:55 am

I have to say that I never stamp on my page layouts but that dotted stamp on the baby boy layout is so amazing! I’m going to start looking at my stamp sets in a whole new way now!

Diane T. April 18, 2018 - 6:08 am

Beautiful layout. The baby layout and picture is so sweet!

Amna Hasan April 18, 2018 - 9:05 am

Love the layout and the colors with the monotone photograph look beautiful!

Mary Ellen Nelson April 18, 2018 - 9:10 am


Nandini Karmarkar April 18, 2018 - 10:03 am

Love the layouts. I always wait to see what the scrapbook DT has for me. They are all so talented! I love the new release, especially the huge sentiments.

Leanne S April 18, 2018 - 10:10 am

Sweet layouts!

Kris in Alaska April 18, 2018 - 10:30 am

This release ROCKS! How utterly adorable! One of my favorite sets is the party set!

Virginia Greco April 18, 2018 - 11:33 am

They are all so beautiful! 🙂

Terrie D. April 18, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Both of these layouts are great! I love the Party Time! Stamp Set 🙂

JaneenK April 18, 2018 - 1:25 pm

love the dots background stamp and how sweetly subtle your die cut words are.

Mary Holshouser April 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm

Fantastic pages.
Love the way the stamps on the sentiment
match up with the dots on the background.
Lots of work but well-worth it.
thanks for sharing

Cindy Miller April 18, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Your layout is beautiful, I really love the ribbon in the Party time set, it’s awesome!

Deneen Ritter April 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm

These are all so cute, cant wait to try them ALL!!

Sophie Farah April 18, 2018 - 5:37 pm

Oh my gosh I just LOVE the hidden sentiment on the watercolor dots!!! It is the perfect, subtle, soft way to add a sentiment and keep the layout flowing so beautifully. I love this and thank you so much for inspiring us!! 🙂

Lisa A creations April 18, 2018 - 7:32 pm

What a fun new release! The hello die is awesome to fill the front of a card.

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