July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and giveaway. If you have hopped over from Heather Hoffman‘s blog, then you are right on track.

Today's release is centered around our new stencils. When I received them I knew I wanted to create an art journal page.

How to:

  • Use a stencil to create a background. I used the Elegant Swirls Stencil combined with the bright and fun Pocketful of Sunshine ink set.
  • To add contrast and detail, I used the Feeling Dotty Stencil and some grey ink.


  • For the flowers, I used the Happy Bloom Stamp Set and colored them with the Artist Markers.
  • Text stamps are a great element on an art journal page. I used some from the Wings of Hope Stamp Set.
  • A couple of scribbles, leaves, and butterflies add movement.


@lilitheeckelsYou can see how the layout came together in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

For my next layout, I used the Flowing Drops Stencil. For the ink colors, I picked the Sweet Dreams ink set. I kept it simple by adding stars: white ones with some spots made with the Feeling Dotty Stencil. Some hearts and arrows add movement and guide the eye over the layout.


To make the elements pop off the page, I doodled lines around the stars and the added an outline around the stenciled image.


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 here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th, for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Which stencil has caught your eye?

Here is the full blog hop list. Enjoy the hop and don't forget to comment on our designers' and guest designers' blogs as some of them are also giving away prizes.

Your next stop is:

Jennifer McGuire


Altenew Card Blog
Paige Evans
Vicky Papaioannou
Kelly Griglione
Zinia Redo
Emily Midgett
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Lilith Eeckels
Gayatri Murali
Virginia Lu
Nicole Picadura
Karin Åkesdotter
Norine Borys
Heather Hoffman
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Erum Tasneem
Enza Gudor
Nina-Marie Trapani
May Sukyong Park
Justine Hovey
Svitlana Shayevich
Sveta Fotinia
Dana Gong
Kymona Tracey
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Crystal Thompson
Simon Says Stamp Blog


Elegant Swirls Stencil
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Feeling Dotty Stencil
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Flowing Drops Stencil
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Happy Bloom Stamp Set
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Wings of Hope Stamp Set
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Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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Artist Markers 36 Color Set
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Holly Lowery July 5, 2018 - 11:14 pm

I am so excited about all the new stencils, they are beautiful! I can’t wait to start adding them to my ever growing collection. I really live the skyline, I don’t think I have ever see that in a stencil before.

Julie July 5, 2018 - 11:34 pm

Love your art journal page—great design. The Feeling Dotty and Elegant Swirl stencils are my favorites.

Holly Lowery July 6, 2018 - 12:07 am

I really love the skyline stencil, I don’t think I have ever seen that as a stencil before. I am going to add most of the stencils in this new release to my collection. I think they are wonderful!

Karthikha Uday July 6, 2018 - 12:19 am

Gorgeous work using wonderful stencils ? Love all the inspirations at every stop!

Anushree Vaish July 6, 2018 - 1:50 am

The step builder stencil is just awesome…all layouts are lovely!!

Hamutal Shafrir July 6, 2018 - 2:10 am

I really enjoyed watching you create your art journaling page. It turned out terrific. The colors are beautiful together and it has so much interest to the naked eye. Thanks for the inspiration using the new Altenew stencils.

Marianna Lepesioti July 6, 2018 - 2:21 am

This is my first visit ! It;s amazing!! I loved the Elegant Swirls Stencil!!!!

Lisa Byers July 6, 2018 - 6:45 am

I love the flowing drops stencils. The art journal page is beautiful!!! Can’t wait to work with them!

Candy T July 6, 2018 - 7:44 am

The art journal page is amazing. Love the colors and the stencil is awesome…they all are.

Anna Rodgers July 6, 2018 - 7:51 am

I received a new picture of my granddaughter and her daddy last night and now I have the perfect idea for the background in her scrapbook journal! Thanks Altenew for always creating such beautiful products!

MandaLJ July 6, 2018 - 8:18 am

Fabulous use of some of the new stencils! I really like the Step Builder and City Scene ones.

Shanna July 6, 2018 - 8:46 am

I love all of the new ideas!

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Michelle Hackett July 6, 2018 - 9:53 am

I love these new stencils. There’s such a great variety of styles, and ways to use them.

Donna Phelan July 6, 2018 - 10:21 am

How beautiful are your colors?!?! Gorgeous! I love the swirls, may be my most favorite yet!

Teri S. July 6, 2018 - 11:20 am

Altenew has outdone themselves with these stencils! Love them! I have two favourites which are the Mega Hydrangea & the City Scene. Feeling Dotty runs a close second though. I like the layering you’ve done on your journal page. Thanks for the video.

Robyn July 6, 2018 - 11:29 am

Your yellow art journal spread is so pretty!

Iris M Soscia July 6, 2018 - 11:49 am

Great layouts – love the new stencils. My favorite is the Spring Garden one.

Marcie Lovett July 6, 2018 - 12:17 pm

So many fabulous stencils. City scene is my favorite.

Emmaline July 6, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Love the techniques and the layers of yellow – so inspiring!

Betty Byrd July 6, 2018 - 12:59 pm

I love what you’ve done here! I like to use stencils for cards and scrapbook pages. City Scene is turning out to be one of my favs!

Terrie D. July 6, 2018 - 2:50 pm

I love you you created your art journal page! Your scrapbook page is really fun with the dotty stars 🙂

Sue McRae July 6, 2018 - 3:22 pm

Fun and colorful backgrounds for your projects with these amazing stencils!

Marisela Delgado July 6, 2018 - 4:24 pm

Great layouts- lovely colors

Nicoleta Papasaranti July 6, 2018 - 4:32 pm

I love them because i can use them in so many different projects!!!!

Cynthia Cole July 6, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Your projects using the new stencils are lovely!

Krystal Overby July 6, 2018 - 7:24 pm

Oh my! These are stunning! Love these all the way around! They are amazing!

Liz O July 6, 2018 - 7:58 pm

Fabulous LOs as always, the backgrounds are fantastic! I love all the stencils, but after conducting a poll with my children we decided that Caligraphy Maze is for the win,I seriously see them all coming home to us! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Cindy Holmes July 6, 2018 - 10:17 pm

AMAZING journal page! The colors are so BEAUTIFUL! And the uses of stencils is just so very creative!!!

Jean Chaney July 6, 2018 - 10:34 pm

Super ways to use these fun new stencils!

Lee Ann winters July 6, 2018 - 10:36 pm

New altanew customer, just found this company last week Me and my friend Beverly Jordan have a “play date” planned for tomorrow to try out some of new floral stamps.

Erin Saucier July 7, 2018 - 12:59 am

Beautiful creations! I’m loving the elegant swirls and flowing drops stencils!

Stef Perry July 7, 2018 - 1:50 am

Oh my such an amazing page with so many different elements and layers of stamped images, it is beyond gorgeous!

Heather Nelson July 7, 2018 - 1:55 am

Flowing Drops Stencil and Feeling Dotty Stencils are two of my favorites of this release. Your backgrounds are amazing! Love the yellows with the pops of green!!

Wendy Lambert July 7, 2018 - 2:56 am

I really love that yellow background. What a creative card!

Gwen Simmons July 7, 2018 - 8:13 am

I need that ‘Feeling Dotty’ stencil! Great backgrounds& page! TFS!???

Natasha July 7, 2018 - 11:06 am

Fabulous! These stencils are so versatile – I can see so many uses for them!

Anastasia M. July 7, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Love this happy yellow!

Kirsty Vittetoe July 7, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Gorgeous work! I love all the stencils!

Mary Holshouser July 7, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Love the molded lines.
The movement of the lines is different
and so free. thanks for having the
hop. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Michele W July 7, 2018 - 2:42 pm

Great new stencils. Love the way you used them to create fantastic backgrounds for scrapbooking. Thanks for sharing!

cyndi morris July 7, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Love those bright, beautiful projects. These stencils are so nice.

Kelsey Thomas July 7, 2018 - 5:28 pm

These are beautiful! 🙂 Love this new release!

Dana M July 7, 2018 - 6:03 pm

Wow, stunning journal page and layout! Both are so bright and happy. Fabulous use of the new stencils

Sherry Ladislas July 7, 2018 - 6:22 pm

I love all of the great new products, but I especialy love the Elegant Swirls stencil. It’s can be used for so many different types of cards!

Vivian Vereeke July 7, 2018 - 6:47 pm

This is my first time here and I love it!! What a bunch of great ideas I’ve seen today!! I really like the Flowing Drops stencil and the Feeling Dotty one is so versatile!

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) July 7, 2018 - 9:28 pm

Stunning! I love Lilith’s colorful page!!

Cathy Lillie July 7, 2018 - 9:45 pm

Your art journal page is gorgeous! Love the yellow stenciled area and the beautiful sentiments. The flowers and butterflies are the perfect embellishments. In your layout, you used my favorite stencil, the flowing drops!

Bonnie E July 7, 2018 - 9:57 pm

Wonderfully colourful journal pages – the second one is especially lovely!

Amy Cooley July 7, 2018 - 10:50 pm

I like the pretty and unique ways these stencils were used. Beautiful layouts!

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