May 2018 Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to a new release here on the Altenew Scrapbook blog. If you have hopped over from Gayatri Murali‘s blog, you are right on track. The blog hop starts on the Altenew Card blog if you want to start at the beginning.

This release, just like all releases, was super fun to work with. I created three layouts and a card. For my first layout, I used the Rustic Linen Stamp Set. There are endless possibilities with this set and I decided to pair it with some vellum.

@lilitheeckels How to:

  1. Stamp the Rustic Linen stamp onto some white smooth 8.5″ by 11″ cardstock.
  2. Choose a sentiment and use the same color as the background stamp. I stamped it several times to darken the color but I kept a toneontone look.
  3. Layer vellum over the cardstock to soften the look.
  4. Pop the cardstock onto some patterned paper. I used a fun floral print from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection.
  5. Add embellishments. I cut out floral shapes from the same patterned paper and added some stamps from other sets which I had lying around. (Faithful Feather Stamp and Die Bundle; Anemone Stamp and Die Bundle)
  6. Create a title. I used a sentiment from the Botanical You Stamp Set and paired it with the word YOU which I cut using the Fine Alphabet Die Set.

@lilitheeckelsI love the soft look the vellum gave to the image. I couldn't help myself and added a couple of butterflies to add flow and dimension.


@lilitheeckelsFor the next layout, I pulled out the Main Squeeze Stamp Set and created a background using orange and yellow tones. I picked colors from the Pocketful of Sunshine and Warm and Cozy Ink Sets.

To add contrast, I used Forest Glades and Frayed Leaf and stamped some leaves. They also helped add a hint of green which is present in the photos. For contrast, I added some sentiments from the Main Squeeze Stamp Set which I stamped in black.

The fun splatter shapes were created with a stamp from the Wings of Hope Stamp Set.


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 Friday, May 25th, for a chance to win. SIX winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/27/2018.

Has anything caught your eye? What did you put on your wish list? It is always so hard to choose, isn't it?

The hop isn't over yet. Your next stop is: Yoonsun Hur

You can see the full list below:

Altenew Card Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Sandra Dietrich
Jessica Frost-Ballas
May Sukyong Park
Debby Hughes
Paige Evans
Virginia Lu
Simon Says Stamp Blog
Lilith Eeckels
Vicky Papaioannou
Therese Calvird
Justine Hovey
Enza Gudor
Chari Moss
Gayatri Murali
Altenew Scrapbook Blog <– You are here!
Yoonsun Hur
Anna Komenda
Jenn Shurkus
Reiko Tsuchida
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Jennifer McGuire
Svitlana Shayevich
Raquel Bowman
Lydia Evans
Kelly Latevola
Nicole Picadura
Nina-Marie Trapani
Terhi Koskinen
Rubeena Ianigro
Sveta Fotinia
Emily Leiphart
Flora Monika Farkas
Laura Jane
Michelle Short
Erum Tasneem
Kimberly Wiener


Main Squeeze Stamp Set
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Rustic Linen Stamp Set
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Botanical You Stamp Set
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Fine Alphabet Die Set
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Our Family Scrapbook Collection
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Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
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Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink
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Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink
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Wings of Hope Stamp Set
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Nana Griffin May 22, 2018 - 10:05 am

Really great layouts!

Glenice Bust May 22, 2018 - 10:20 am

Looking great. Thanks for sharing

Jeannie F May 22, 2018 - 10:27 am

Beautiful layouts! The Main Squeeze stamp set is so fun.

Annette Gordon May 22, 2018 - 10:50 am

Such an awesome release. Love the wonderful layouts using altenew stamps!

Lisa May 22, 2018 - 11:07 am

Love your layouts! I am in love with the Main Squeeze stamp set and that wonderful linen background stamp! They’re definitely on my wish list! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Jeanne Beam May 22, 2018 - 11:35 am

Really beautiful layouts.
Thanks so much for sharing….

Connie Johnson May 22, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Gorgeous layouts! Thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

Laura May 22, 2018 - 2:02 pm

Love the fresh look of the citrus on a layout — really fun way to stretch the use of the stamps.

Super Stick Chick May 22, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Fabulous pages!!! Love how each of you used the stamps. Love this release~!

Gayle Bartholomew May 22, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Great layouts! Those lemons and oranges look good enough to eat.

keiren Dunfee May 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Amazing scrapbook pages! Thanks for the inspiration

Barbara Walborn May 22, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Lovely scrapbook layouts.

Teresa Doyle May 22, 2018 - 3:48 pm

Great layouts again Lilith. The Rustic Linen background stamp is fantastic and I love the colours you used on that layout, very pretty.

Carol Rossouw May 22, 2018 - 4:30 pm

This is another fabulous release with some unique florals and more spectacular layering stamps again. Love the thin alphabet dies as well. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

Iris M Soscia May 22, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Such sweet and pretty layouts. I have the Rustic linen set on my wish list.

Julie May 22, 2018 - 4:44 pm

Fun hop! I want to try some of Altenew’s ink sets.

Michele K. Henderson May 22, 2018 - 5:53 pm

Love your fun layout and design! It all looks amazing!

Sharon youngblood May 22, 2018 - 6:59 pm

Lovely layouts!

jennifer v May 22, 2018 - 8:04 pm

I have really enjoyed this blog hop – seeing the many ways that artists are using the same stamps and tools to create such different looks. I am really liking the linen background stamp.

Patty Eifert May 22, 2018 - 9:10 pm

Awesome layouts!! I love how Altenew sets can be used equally for amazing cards & scrapbooking!!

NWFlamingo May 22, 2018 - 10:10 pm

Main Squeeze is ever so cute. Such fun!

Kelli LeGeyt May 22, 2018 - 10:50 pm

Being a scrapbooker who has no taken to card making also, I love the diversity of using products in both projects ! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Glenda May 22, 2018 - 10:55 pm

Love these layouts, so nice to see stamps used in scrapbook layouts.

MelissaF May 22, 2018 - 11:24 pm

Beautiful project pages and yes, it is hard to pick a favorite with so many amazing products! The rustic linen background stamp is at the top of my list.

Denise Bryant May 22, 2018 - 11:59 pm

Awesome new stamps and dies! Several are on my wish list! Beautiful creations with the Main Squeeze set and the Rustic Linen Background!

Annalisa May 23, 2018 - 12:26 am

I can’t choose; I think I have terminal indecisiveness. But I love how you color matched the linen background to the florals on the Our Family scrapbook paper for your first layout. The whole thing is so cohesive color-wise. And the cascading lemons and oranges is such a fun, dynamic layout. I didn’t actively notice the splashes until you mentioned them, but once you pointed them out, I think they really help the piece have a lot of movement. Thanks for sharing all these lovely layouts with us!

Kathy Mc May 23, 2018 - 12:34 am

Great layouts and such a fun release! Main Squeeze is perfect for summer projects, but I’m loving the texture from the Linen background.

cardmaking___ May 23, 2018 - 2:04 am

wow love it

Dawn Jones May 23, 2018 - 5:33 am

What beautiful layouts. The details like the butterflies and hearts complete them.

SinaG May 23, 2018 - 6:47 am

Wow, beautiful layouts and great new products. Love the squeeze stamps.

joanie blevins May 23, 2018 - 7:29 am

I love the new release. I can’t wait to make preet cards.

Janet Swanlady21 May 23, 2018 - 8:49 am

Simply wonderful layouts showcasing the new stamps & dies beautifully. Love the freshness of the oranges and lemons.

Maria Alder May 23, 2018 - 9:16 am

Simply the loveliest layouts and cards from the stamps and die set for May, I love it all x

Stefanie White May 23, 2018 - 9:21 am

Inspiring layouts, thank you!

Sharon Dolan May 23, 2018 - 10:37 am

Love,love, love the main squeeze stamp! Perfect for summer parties!

Jennifer Petersen May 23, 2018 - 11:11 am

Beautiful layouts! Love the layers on the first one and the citrus stamp on the second is so fun!

Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) May 23, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Great layouts!

kathy krug May 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm

Fabulous layouts

karenladd May 23, 2018 - 2:10 pm

I love seeing stamps and dies used on layouts. I’ve been a scrapbooker for almost 20 years and only began using stamps on my layouts about 5 years ago. They look beautiful on these pages and really add to the design. That Rustic Linen stamp adds the perfect amount of texture.

Anastasia M. May 23, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Main Squeeze Stamps are fantastic!

Gilda (McStamper) May 23, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Love the great layouts.

Sharon Dolan May 23, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Your all the zest … that is just so cute, I love it with the Dies!

cyndi morris May 23, 2018 - 5:09 pm

Beautiful pages. I love the layouts and the colors are amazing.

Farhana Sarker May 23, 2018 - 7:01 pm

Beautiful layout!!

Carmela May 23, 2018 - 8:08 pm

These are lovely! The linen background stamp is great! I love the flowers and the citrus slices!

Liz Ford May 23, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Very fun photo on the first layout. Looks like he is trying to say something but can not quite express it the proper way. The rustic linen background really compliments his dress shirt nicely! I like it! Plus how you put so many sentiments on that page! Very fun and LOVING!!!

Stacey Kowbel May 23, 2018 - 9:46 pm

Fabulous release! Love the layouts!

Kelsey Thomas May 23, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Awesome scrapbook layouts!

Christi May 24, 2018 - 12:22 am

So beautiful. Must have taken a long time.

Glenda May 24, 2018 - 12:38 am

It is so nice to see stamping on layouts, and these are lovely.

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