December 2018 Stamps/Dies/Paper Packs Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to our December 2018 Stamps/Dies/Paper Packs Release Blog Hop! If you have hopped over from Reiko Tsuchida‘s blog then you are right on track.

Today's release is super duper fun. My favorite from this release must be the paper. When I started scrapbooking, I used to love buying and using patterned paper. The first 6×6 paper pack which caught my attention was the Verdant Walk Paper Pack. I just layered lots of papers trying to use as many patterns as possible because they are ALL SO PRETTY.


@lilitheeckelsI created a diagonal design with a centerpiece and two repeated corner elements. For extra flow, I added some Mountain Mist Ink Spray splatters.

@lilitheeckelsThe new Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts fits in perfectly with the colors of the papers. For my title, I simply used a word from the new Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers.

@lilitheeckelsFor extra interest, I did do a little bit of fussy cutting for the upper corner elements. Some journaling finishes the layout.

@lilitheeckels For my next layout, I used the Nature Snippets Stamp Set and paired it with the Mega Love Die.

@lilitheeckelsHow to:

  1. Create a background using the oval stamps. Don't be afraid to mix colors. I went for grays, pinks, and soft turquoise colors.
  2. Add a splash of color with the bright pink paper from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pack and some butterfly stickers from the Watercolor Butterfly Cardstock Stickers sheet.
  3. A couple of stamped sentiments break up the round shapes and guide the eye over the photo.
  4. Stamp the word LOVE with the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set and cut it out with the coordinating die. I opted to go with an ombre look.
  5. Place it vertically to add interest.

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


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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. SIX winners will be announced on both blogs, three on the Card Blog and three on the Scrapbook blog, on 12/22/2018.

So, what do you like most?

Your next stop is: Vicky Papaioannou

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon.


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2019 Stamp Set
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Bed of Roses Stamp Set
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Delicate Primrose Stamp Set
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Engagement Wishes Stamp Set
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Flower Vine Stamp Set
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Love Letters Stamp Set
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Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set
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Mega Friend Die
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Mega Love Die
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Mega Greetings 3 Stamp & Die Bundle
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Nature Snippets Stamp Set
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New York Stamp Set
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Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set
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Wispy Begonia Stamp Set
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Celestial 6×6 Paper Pack
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Enchanting Washes 6×6 Paper Pack
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Essential Black & White 6×6 Paper Pack
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Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack
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Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack
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December 2018 6×6 Paper Pack Bundle
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December 2018 Coordinating Stamp &…
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December 2018 Stamp Bundle
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December 2018 Stand-alone Die Bundle
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December 2018 Full Release Bundle
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Karen December 16, 2018 - 2:25 am

Ruffled Flowers is lovely and light and I like the diecut clusters. Nature Snippets is interesting and different. Nice!

Karen December 16, 2018 - 2:28 am

Ruffled Flowers is lovely and light and I like the diecut clusters. Nature Snippets is interesting and different. Nice!

BrendaLea Abbott December 16, 2018 - 6:31 am

What a gorgeous layout! I love the Nature Snippet Stamp Set with the butterflies from the last release. They are perfect for each other.

Natasha Louissaint December 16, 2018 - 9:58 am

Nice layouts.

Terri Sandoval December 16, 2018 - 10:18 am

Gorgeous stamps & dies (as usual), and must-have paper packs!

Michele W December 16, 2018 - 2:37 pm

Great layouts! I particularly like the way you used the natures snippets set for the second one. Thanks for sharing!

cyndi morris December 16, 2018 - 3:34 pm

Beautiful, sweet pages. I love the Nature Snippets stamps and they’re perfect for that layout.

Stacey Kowbel December 16, 2018 - 9:48 pm

Beautiful layouts – love the colours! Such a fabulous new release!

Stacey Kowbel December 16, 2018 - 9:49 pm

Beautiful layouts – I love the colours! Such a fabulous release!

Marie-Helene Guay December 16, 2018 - 10:10 pm

I love everything about this release but my choice goes to the mega greetings stamps and coordinating dies.

Donna Goggin December 17, 2018 - 3:05 am

Great layout. Love the colors used.

Rosali December 17, 2018 - 6:45 am

Stunning release! Love the gorgeous patterned papers and the word dies with the thin outlines!

Deepa Robbins December 17, 2018 - 9:18 am

I love the flower vine set! I’m finally off work waiting for Baby to come… better believe I will be crafting and ordering these beautiful new sets!

Siobhan Burtlow December 17, 2018 - 9:55 am

I just love this release! Mega Greetings is my favorite! Thanks for the chance!

Deb December 17, 2018 - 12:54 pm

like the new enchanting washes papers and all the flower stamps

Michele Austin December 17, 2018 - 4:39 pm

Altenew always has the most beautiful designs.

Andre M. December 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm

These layouts exude happiness and beautifully showcase the new products. My fave stamp is the Flower Vine set and of course the papers are a must have.

Kathleen Callahan December 17, 2018 - 7:25 pm

Lilith, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations. You always give me such amazing inspiration. These new Altenew releases are gorgeous! The butterflies have to be my favorite!!

Annalisa December 18, 2018 - 2:10 am

Because I’m predictable, I was immediately drawn to the celestial paper pack, but now I’m going to have to take a second look at verdant walk, because I love your layout. Nature Snippets is an amazing idea, and I love how it works in pretty much any color palette. And the bits I’ve seen of Love Letters intrigue me as well. So basically, the whole release is just fascinating and I want to play with it all. 😀

Lisa A creations December 18, 2018 - 10:56 am

Awesome new release! Those layouts are beautiful.

Laura Kienbaum December 18, 2018 - 1:10 pm

Such versatile, beautiful sets! Love these new releases.

Sue D December 18, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Great layout designs.

Helen Kalb December 18, 2018 - 7:12 pm

What a versatile set Nature Snippets – I love it on your background Lilith , so pretty!

Denise Bryant December 19, 2018 - 11:59 am

Gorgeous new designs! The Ruffled Flowers set is one of my favorites!

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