October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the October 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have come from Lisa Fonseca‘s blog, then you are right on track. If not, you can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog.

This month's release was such fun as there were some holiday-related products as well as non-holiday products. I really love having an array of products to work with. I'm not an overly HOLIDAY type of person, but I love Christmas and my December Document Album. I skipped last year but this year I'm yearning to make one again. I want it to be simple and easy to use so I picked out a tiny album to use. It has a lovely minty cover (my favorite color) and I just added a little something to make it special.

@lilitheeckelsFor the cover, I created a wreath with the Peaceful Wreath Stamp and Die set. I tried to pick colors to match the album and chose soft turquoise and soft pinks. The Sweet Dreams and Red Cosmos mini ink cubes fit the bill perfectly.

@lilitheeckels @lilitheeckelsFor the title, I used a sentiment from the Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set, which I stamped in with some Permanent Black Ink. The pages inside will be a mix of cardstock and page protectors to which I will add some stamped embellishments. I plan to make these in advance so that in December all I have to do is print photos and add journaling. I have already created some inner pages. You can see them on my personal blog.

You can see how I created the cover embellishments in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

My next project is light years away from anything holiday-themed. It is a summery layout with a picture of my youngest son when he was 8 months old. The photo dates back to 2010. I love using older photos as it enables me to jump back in time and enjoy those memories. I used the Potted Plants Stamp Set to create a “ledge” of plants.


@lilitheeckelsI kept the design simple and used blue and greens for the foliage and also grabbed some matching washi tape for detail and extra color. The Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers came in handy too. I added some leaves to certain pots where I could no longer use a leaf stamp and added some color to the pots.


@lilitheeckelsThe Pastel Strokes Washi Tape adds a dollop of color and ties everything together. I think this layout is one of my new favorites.



If you are a regular to our release blog hops you will know that there are some awesome gift vouchers up for grabs. 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 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs, three on the Card blog and three on the Scrapbook blog, on 10/20/2018.

So, what has caught your eye?

Your next stop is the amazingly talented Zinia Redo.

Full Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Lilith Eeckels
Agnieszka Malyszek
Zsoka Marko
May Sukyong Park
Virginia Lu
Kristina Pokazanieva
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Fonseca
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Zinia Redo
Svitlana Shayevich
Missy Whidden
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Rubeena Ianigro
Sandra Dietrich
Nicole Picadura
TaeEun Yoo
Keeway Tsao
Kymona Tracey
Nathalie DeSousa
Norine Borys
Enza Gudor
Lydia Evans
Vicky Papaioannou


Peace Love Joy Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peace Love Joy Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peace Love Joy Die Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set — Altenew
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Peaceful Wreath Die Set — Altenew
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Red Cosmos Mini Cube Set
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Red Cosmos Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Mini Cube Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Original
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Stamp & Die Bundle —…
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Potted Plants Stamp Set — Altenew
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Potted Plants Die Set — Altenew
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Yulia Mulyukina October 12, 2018 - 2:37 am

Wow! I am amazed at how the designers are able to combine the stamps from different sets to create such beautiful projects!

stampnk October 12, 2018 - 2:51 am

Your decorated box is so beautiful but I love how you used stamps on the layout. It gives such a fresh look.

Nelya October 12, 2018 - 3:42 am

Love those potted plants! Definitely something different, and very pretty!

Cathy Lillie October 12, 2018 - 4:00 am

Your holiday album cover is beautiful! Love the colors you chose for the wreath – very soft and pretty. Fantastic layout with the potted plants and the colorful washi tape. Adorable picture of your son!

Heidi October 12, 2018 - 4:41 am

Fabulous projects, love that lay out! Congrats on this awesome release!

AJB October 12, 2018 - 5:06 am

The potted plants stamps are adorable.

Amy Lombardo October 12, 2018 - 5:09 am

All of your projects are fabulous!!!!

Tonia Sims October 12, 2018 - 5:36 am

Your mini holiday album is gorgeous and the layout is awesome. Love the way you used the potted plants in the layout. Such a cute picture of your son, too.

Sheri Hale October 12, 2018 - 6:09 am

I love the Potted Plants stamps and dies!

Yasmine Omar October 12, 2018 - 6:26 am

Beautiful release and lovely projects. The tiny album cover is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.

Leanne S October 12, 2018 - 6:53 am

Wonderful album cover & layout.

Doris Moore October 12, 2018 - 7:16 am

The layered snowflake dies are my favorite, but the mini album is really cute as well!

Johanna T. October 12, 2018 - 7:21 am

The softer colors for the wreath go beautifully with the mint book. Love the potted plant ledge!

TracyM #6773 October 12, 2018 - 7:25 am

BEAUTIFUL album and SUPER SWEET layout!
There is SO MUCH to LOVE and NEED from this WONDERFUL release. I confess I have such a long wishlist that includes flowers, baubles, candles and fine frames (and much more), with the Dainty Swiss Dots background stamp and DIE-LIGHTFUL Layered Floral Elements dies sitting together in the top spot 🙂

Cynthia Link October 12, 2018 - 7:32 am

I could see myself using the peaceful wreath over and over. Love those potted plants too! Great release!

Teri W October 12, 2018 - 7:34 am

Great variety of ideas and layouts! Love this new release!

Bromerocards October 12, 2018 - 8:44 am

I love everything in this release! Great projects!

Jenna Batik October 12, 2018 - 9:01 am

I just love the use of the die cut stamped image as an embellishment on the cover of the album. Such a great idea and such a wonderful new release.

BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY October 12, 2018 - 9:04 am

Great release. I love the snowflakes.

nancy f October 12, 2018 - 9:04 am

Lots of fun stamps and dies! Can’t wait to use the snowflakes and wreath.

Denise Mlady October 12, 2018 - 9:06 am

Great album cover and layout. I was really inspired by the way you used the potted plants on your layout, really fun.

Ana B Cardentey-Perez October 12, 2018 - 9:13 am

Great collection, I love the Potter Plan collection and what a beautiful layout. Can’t wait to try them.

Debbie Rumpza October 12, 2018 - 9:18 am

Adorable scrapbook! I love it!

Ana B Cardentey-Perez October 12, 2018 - 9:21 am

Beautiful layouts, love the Potted Plants collection. Can’t wait to try them.

andrea October 12, 2018 - 9:47 am

absolutely lovely

Tracey Magner October 12, 2018 - 9:52 am

Hi, AWESOME layout, you used one of my favorite stamp sets, the Potted Plants set, I LOVE that one, it is so great, this is a really amazing release for Christmas and Winter, love the Brilliant Baubles, the Alphas, lots of great stamps and dies for everyone to pick from. Thanks for a AMAZING release Altenew!!

Denise Terry October 12, 2018 - 9:52 am

I love how you put that album cover together! It’s so pretty!

Tammy G October 12, 2018 - 9:54 am

The use of pastel colors is fabulous.

Leslie Miller October 12, 2018 - 9:57 am

I want it all!!! I love seeing all the inspriation from page to page,,,my brain is whirling in ideas from all the beautiful cards!

Samantha October 12, 2018 - 10:05 am

This is such a stunning mini album. Very inspiring!

Anne Sturgeon October 12, 2018 - 10:08 am

Potted Plants is at the top of my list. I think your page has sealed that deal. Your son’s picture is perfect. He looks like he is on an adventure….

Karen L Wall October 12, 2018 - 10:25 am

You did a wonderful job! Love all that you did!

SUSAN Young October 12, 2018 - 10:43 am

This is by far my favorite release so far! Not too complicated, even I could stamp beautiful cards with this release!!

joy meadows October 12, 2018 - 10:53 am

Your album is quite pretty! Love the layout; what a beautiful baby!

Rosemary D October 12, 2018 - 10:58 am

love the way you used the stamps and dies to decorate the album cover! and oh my goodness… that layout is beyond adorable!!

Debra October 12, 2018 - 11:07 am

The plant stamp set is one of my favorites. Awesome job!

patti y October 12, 2018 - 11:08 am

love the plants and colors!!!

Karthikha Uday October 12, 2018 - 11:16 am

Beautiful work 🙂 I love the creative projects at every stop! 🙂

Dorthy Barber October 12, 2018 - 11:19 am

Thanks for the charming wreath die and the lovely ideas to use it. The plants are a big plus as well.

Tiffani Hawkins October 12, 2018 - 11:21 am

I would love to win! It would help my collection! Thanks for the chance!

deb flagg October 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm

I want Them all!!! I love seeing all the inspiration. Thank you for sharing all the fantastic Ideas on all the craft projects!

CECILIA MARTIN October 12, 2018 - 12:13 pm

I really like the Potted Plants stamps. The cards are different and beautiful .

Susan Wareham October 12, 2018 - 12:16 pm

The Ornaments have caught my I and on my wish list great release Congrats

robyn October 12, 2018 - 12:16 pm

i love that you dressed up a plain album!

alice hendon October 12, 2018 - 12:38 pm

wow! I’d love to try the brush markers 🙂

Super Stick Chick October 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Love your album cover and adorable page, so fun!

Kya October 12, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Lovely release!

Meli October 12, 2018 - 2:11 pm

The stamps are really beautiful, you have me rethinking my resistance to stamping!

Cynthia Cole October 12, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Loving these projects and the wreath!

Aimee LaCroix Slocum October 12, 2018 - 2:37 pm

The album cover is fantastic and such an amazing way to dress it up! Your layout is SO sweet.

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