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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Laura Jane

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Kathleen Graumüller

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Sveta Fotinia

Kelly Janes

Nicole Picadura

Reiko Tsuchida

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Sandra Dietrich

Dana Gong

Agnieszka Malyszek

Norine Borys

Amanda Korotkova

Kymona Tracey

Cynde Whitlow

Lydia Evans

Isha Gupta

Enza Gudor

Aya Elsheshtawy


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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Gizala December 14, 2018 - 9:03 am

I LOVE how your layering stamps make it look like I can draw! The Nature Snippets is on my shopping list for sure.

Tami Fenton December 14, 2018 - 9:04 am

Your colors are perfect. I can’t wait to try the stamps and dies from this new release!

joy meadows December 14, 2018 - 9:40 am

Love this new release – the stamps, dies and paper pads are all so beautiful.

Denise F. December 14, 2018 - 10:08 am

Love the floral stamps and dies, can’t wait to get them!

Linda R December 14, 2018 - 10:18 am

This release is amazing and I love your layouts. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing these. And, thanks for the “how to” and the video. I love being able to watch an artist at work.

Carol Rossouw December 14, 2018 - 11:40 am

Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose! Thanks for the lovely inspiration and for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

Miriam Prantner December 14, 2018 - 12:45 pm

Loving these new papers and how you used the Nature’s Snippets on the second layout.

Bonnie Eng December 14, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Beautiful layouts – love the layers and the colours too!

Henriëtte December 14, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Love the gorgeous new products from this release, I fell in love with the awesome flower stamp sets and the so stunning paper packs. How awesome would it be to work on a scrapbook page with the breathtaking Celestial Paper pack or the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack and complete it with flowers from the awesome the Delicate Primrose Stamp and Die Bundle or the Engagement Wishes Stamp and Die Bundle.
Lilith thank you for your gorgeous inspirational pages.

Haley December 14, 2018 - 1:57 pm

Wonderful release and layout

Patt H. December 14, 2018 - 3:01 pm

Fabulous layouts! I love that gorgeous Verdant Walk paper pack!

Jean Marmo December 14, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Another stunning release and amazing inspiration from the DT!

Niveditha Hariharan December 14, 2018 - 3:09 pm

Hello! Greetings from India! I’m a big fan of your products. I adore your stamp sets and the endless array of crafting possibilities they have. Keep inspiring us!

Niveditha Hariharan December 14, 2018 - 3:15 pm

Absolutely in love with your new collection. I can’t wait to use them for ny crafting project. Keep inspiring us! Thank you!

Jess K December 14, 2018 - 3:49 pm

really pretty pages. love the colors and the butterflies too.

Annette Reed December 14, 2018 - 3:50 pm

Your layouts are lovely! I just adore the acetate butterflies and the snippet set looks great as a background.

Sharon Kill December 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Stunning! I can’t wait to begin using these new stamps and dies.

Natasha Trupp December 14, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Oh my goodness! These pages are truly masterpieces!!

Marisela Delgado December 14, 2018 - 5:01 pm

LOVE those butterflies!

Teri Ives December 14, 2018 - 6:03 pm

Thanks for sharing.

Kim Faucher December 14, 2018 - 6:04 pm

Beautifully designed pages! Loving the papers with the tapes stamps etc as it all coordinates so well together!

Dana M December 14, 2018 - 6:47 pm

What beautiful papers. Gorgeous layouts with amazing layers, dimension and elements.

MandaLJ December 14, 2018 - 6:56 pm

I love how the Nature Snippets stamps were used on the second layout – so beautiful!

MandaLJ December 14, 2018 - 6:57 pm

I love how the Nature Snippets stamps were used on the second layout!

Heather Mills December 14, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Beautiful layouts!! I LOVE those beautiful pink butterflies!

TamiB December 14, 2018 - 9:20 pm

Great layout! This is a really great hop.

Rosemary D December 14, 2018 - 9:46 pm

seriously gorgeous layouts!

Sheryl Lemieux December 14, 2018 - 10:29 pm

Beautiful designed stamps and dies. Love the pattern paper.

Leanne S December 14, 2018 - 10:43 pm

Lovely layouts!

Sheryl Lemieux December 14, 2018 - 11:26 pm

Such beautiful dies and stamps. Love the pattern papers.

ThomasTen December 14, 2018 - 11:58 pm

Hy there, Look what we have for you! niceoffering
Are you in?

Anita in France December 15, 2018 - 1:47 am

Such loveliness, Lillith … both of them … gorgeous use of those delicious papers, especially! Anita 🙂

NANDINI KARMARKAR December 15, 2018 - 2:29 am

Wow! Both layouts are gorgeous! I love the new release. It is just fabulous!

MandaLJ December 15, 2018 - 3:36 am

I love how the Nature Snippets stamps have been used on the second layout!

Isabel Z December 15, 2018 - 8:05 am

Altenew creates such beauty–thank you.

Kristine Reeves December 15, 2018 - 9:34 am

Sweet layout!
My fav from this release is the celestial paper pack

Janet December 15, 2018 - 9:41 am

Two beautiful layouts Lilith – and you highlighted some of my favourite new products.

Nana Griffin December 15, 2018 - 10:17 am

These are lovely layouts!

Mary Holshouser December 15, 2018 - 11:00 am

The pages are gorgeous. The extra
touch of popping some of the pieces off
the page makes for more interest and
depth. thanks for having the hop.

Lisa G Moline December 15, 2018 - 11:42 am

Beautiful layouts! This is such a great release – as always! Love all the stamp sets and papers!

Renee Baranowski December 15, 2018 - 12:12 pm

The layered flowers with printed card stock is ingenious!

Mirella Rogan December 15, 2018 - 1:01 pm

So much gorgeousness again! You guys are rocking release after release… So hard to pick favourites!

Sheri Kempke December 15, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Thanks for sharing this great layout. Love all the new Altenew products, the layering stamps are awesome!

Rebekah A. December 15, 2018 - 3:21 pm

I love the new products! Your designs are beautiful!

Mindy Drummond December 15, 2018 - 5:59 pm

My favorite from this release is the December 2018 Full Release Bundle, I cannot pick a favorite lol so I want it all as I always do with Altenew releases.

Jill H. December 15, 2018 - 7:13 pm

I think my favorite part of the release is the Flower Vine Stamp Set but then I think of Engagement Wishes and Ruffled Flowers…. So tough to choose! Love your “Love” layout especially. Very inspiring.

Susan D December 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm

Your layouts are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Johanna T. December 15, 2018 - 9:01 pm

Beautiful layouts! The papers in this release are beautiful!

Yasmine Omar December 15, 2018 - 9:21 pm

Gorgeous layouts and amazing release! I loved how you used the patterned paper in the first layout. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeannie F December 16, 2018 - 1:07 am

Beautiful pages! I am loving this release. The Nature Snippets is my favorite.

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