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My Favorite Crafty Things 2017: Stamps

Welcome to My Favorite Crafty Things 2017! It’s here!!!

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2017. Each post will have a different topic with a video. If you haven’t checked out THIS video, please do so – it explains how the series works.

I have lots to share, including big giveaways (see below) and even store discounts:

  • Simon Says Stamp is offering my readers $10 off purchases of $75 or more! Use the code “JENFAVES” through 11:59pm ET on 11/22/17 when shopping HERE. 
    (This code will be updated after the Thanksgiving holidays. Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • Ellen Hutson is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JensFaves17” through 12/3/17 when shopping HERE.
    (Valid on in-stock merchandise only. Excludes BCRF Fundraiser set and Mama Elephant releases within the last 90 days. Not valid on previous purchases and cannot be combined with other offers.)
  • For other great sales, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales post HERE.
  • Gina K. Designs is offering a FREE stamp set to my viewers!! Shop HERE.
    (Good for orders over $50 – just add “JENNIFER” into the instruction box at checkout.)

Let’s get started! Today I am focusing on stamps.

[Warning: This video is long. You can instead just check out the stamps below. All products are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails. Affiliate links may be used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

If you are interested in any products, click on one of the store icons under the product images. Also, if you are interested in seeing the videos of the projects I have done using particular products, click the heart icon under the product.

Let’s get started…


The most important element on any card is definitely the sentiment. Therefore it is helpful to have a good stash of greeting stamps on hand. Here are some suggestions…

Hero Arts You Are Loved Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Clearly Besotted Tiny Type Stamps
[ SSS ]
My Favorite Things More Essential…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Avery Elle Sentimental Too Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
Altenew Crafty Friends Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Gina K All About You Stamps
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
Create a Smile Just Saying Hello Stamps
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Thank You Messages Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | HA ]
Honey Bee Blah Blah Blah Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | HNB | JNN ]
Ink Blot Shop Kindness and Thanks Stamps
[ SSS | INK ]
Jane’s Doodles You Got This Stamp
[ SSS | JNS | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Handwritten…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings…
[ SSS | ELH | SHP | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Scripty Notes Stamps
[ SSS | MML ]
Papertrey Ink Pen and Ink Stamps
[ PPR ]
Lawn Fawn Love Letters Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Paper Smooches Sympathy Sampler Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | PPR ]
Paper Smooches Kindness Sampler Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | PPR ]
Power Poppy Nice Things To Say Stamps
[ SSS ]
Pink and Main Awesome Family Stamps
[ SSS | PNK | ELH | JNN ]
Pink and Main Awesome Family Stamps
[ PNK ]
Essentials by Ellen Totally Random…
[ ELH | JNN ]
Echo Park Eat Sleep Craft Stamps
[ SSS ]


Background stamps are perfect for spicing up a card and excellent for techniques. Check out these fun options:

Darkroom Door Elegant Script Stamp
[ SSS | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Plaid Background Stamp
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Concord and 9th Triangle Turnabout Stamp
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Concord and 9th Sunshine Turnabout Stamp
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Floral Fantasy Stamp
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Flora Background Stamp
[ SSS | JNN ]
Tim Holtz Flurry and Pine Stamps
[ SSS ]
Ink Blot Shop Plaid Background Stamp
[ SSS | INK ]
Brutus Monroe Enchanted Rose Stamp
[ SSS | BMR ]


We put so much love into our handmade cards. So why not add some fun to our envelopes, too? Here are a few perfect-for-envelope sets

Gina K Happy Mail Stamps
[ SSS | GNK ]
Gina K Homemade Goodness Stamps
[ SSS | GNK ]
My Favorite Things Love is in the…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Technique Tuesday It’s a Masterpiece…
[ SSS | ELH | TCH ]
Papertrey Ink Happy Mail Stamps
[ PPR ]


Time for a handful of must-have stamp-and-die combos…

Birch Press Love and Miss You Stamps
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Love and Miss You Dies
[ SSS ]
Birch Press Just Because Stamps
[ SSS | JNN ]
Birch Press Just Because Dies
[ SSS ]
CZ Design Hello Combo
[ SSS | JNN ]
Hero Arts Blessings
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Neat and Tangled Medallion Flower…
[ SSS | N&T ]
Neat and Tangled Medallion Flower…
[ SSS | N&T ]
Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Stamp
[ SSS | C&9 | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Die
[ SSS | C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Bundle
[ C&9 ]
Concord and 9th Blooms Fill In Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Concord and 9th Blooms Fill In Dies
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 ]
Concord and 9th Blooms Fill In Bundle
[ C&9 ]


I just can’t get enough of layering stamps! By stamping images together and/or layered, you can easily get results that look dimensional and realistic. These are good ones to try:

Altenew Build a Rose Combo
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Garden Treasure Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Gina K Lovely Lilies Stamps
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
Hero Arts Poppy Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Beautiful…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Right At Home Sunflower Stamps
[ SSS | RGH ]
Winnie and Walter Very Merry Flowers…
[ SSS | WNN ]
Sunny Studio Pretty Pumpkins Stamps
[ SSS | SNN | JNN ]
Wplus9 Rose Builder Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | WPL ]
WPlus9 Hellebore Builder Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | WPL ]


And finally, here are a few other fun stamps that I think you will like too…

Avery Elle Time To Party Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | AVR | JNN | SSS ]
Mama Elephant Botanical Hello Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | MML | JNN ]
Neat and Tangled Backdrop Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | N&T ]
Pinkfresh Studio Playful Animals 2…
[ SSS | PNK | JNN ]
Poppy Stamps Little Kindness Stamps
[ SSS | PPP ]
Reverse Confetti Hanging Blossoms Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | RVR ]
Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers Stamps
[ SSS | JNN ]
Studio Katia Teachers Apple Stamps
[ SSS | STD ]
Taylored Expressions Sassy Alpha Stamps
[ SSS | TE ]
My Favorite Things Modern Trees Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Layering Marble Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | WFF | JNN ]
Waffle Flower Pretty Wings Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | WFF ]
WPlus9 Kind Soul Stamps
[ SSS | ELH | WPL | JNN ]
Your Next Stamp Large Ink Splatter…
[ SSS | YRN ]
Your Next Stamp Scratch Pad Stamps
[ SSS | YRN ]
Lil Inker Wreath of Roses Stamps
[ LLN ]
Heffy Doodles Interactively Yours Stamps
[ SSS ]


This list of Favorite Crafty Things could also make a great gift guide. Feel free to pass along this link or print the page and circle what you are interested in. Don’t forget the discount codes above!

See you soon for more of My Favorite Crafty Things 2017. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2016, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I have giveaways for TWO lucky winners! You could win one of these prizes:

  • $50 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp (thanks Heidi!)
  • $20 to Altenew (thanks Altenew!)

For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/15/17 telling me your favorite stamp set from above. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post on my blog and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you soon!

[Please note that I purchased many of the products in this post personally, but not all. Regardless, the decision to include them in this list was my own. I truly like these products and companies. For more info, visit HERE. If you have questions, please email me.]