“My Favorite Crafty Things: Stamps” + Discounts + Giveaways

(This is Part 6 of “My Favorite Crafty Things” feature. You can see Part 1 on Stamping Tools HERE, Part 2 on Cutting Tools HERE, Part 3 on Adhesives HERE, Part 4 on Paper HERE and Part 5 on Creativity Boosters HERE.)

Remember – you can still get 15% off the products I feature at Simon Says Stamp by using the code “JMFAVES” until 12/18. You can go HERE to find all of My Favorite Crafty Things – they created a category for easy shopping.

Here I am sharing my My Favorite Crafty Things: Stamps. Of course, my favorite stamps change over time as new ones come out. So I will be sure to update this once in awhile. But right now, these are the stamps that I can’t put down or are catching my eye. (Look close – some are BRAND new today!) Also, all of these stamps are high quality, (mostly) US-made, stamp amazingly and are from good companies with good people. Yay!

Hero Arts Backgrounds

Nothing is more versatile than a Hero Arts background stamp. They are designed to work with many styles of cards and work great for many techniques. Here are my current faves:

Hero Arts Sentiments

One of the best investments you can make in stamping is in a good clear stamp set with lots of sentiments. Lots of them. They can be used over and over and cut up and repositioned… the possibilities are endless. Hero Arts has many of my favorites – here they are…

Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card Stamps

I recently have been reaching a lot for the Cover-a-Card background stamps from Impression Obsession. These are 5.5″x5.5″ so you can use a design vertically or horizontally on a card. THAT ROCKS. (You can see them all HERE.)

Paper Smooches Sentiments

I love handwritten greetings but I don’t have great handwriting. Thankfully Kim of Paper Smooches does! I reach for these favorites so very often. Love. (You can see all Paper Smooches stamps HERE.)

Tim Holtz Blueprints

Let’s face it – there are a lot of stamps out there, any many look the same. However, the Blueprints stamp series from Tim Holtz stands out in the crowd. They can be grunged up for a distressed look, or colored simply for a clean look. (You can see them all HERE.)

Lawn Fawn Borders

I love border stamps that can be stamped repeatedly to form a fun background… especially since you can use a mix of inks for a rainbow or ombre look. Lawn Fawn’s are fabulous and must-haves…

New Stamp Company – Mama Elephant

2012 was the year of new stamp companies. Several won my heart, including the clean-yet-playful look of Mama Elephant. That first triangle set? Fantastic. (You can see all of their stamps HERE.)

New Stamps – Avery Elle

Another stamp company that is gaining attention every day is Avery Elle. These are my favorites – such great designs with many ways to use them…

New Stamps – Simon Says Stamp

My good friends over at Simon Says Stamp now have their own awesome stamp sets designed by my friend Kristina Werner. They are incredible and many have matching dies. You can find them all HERE. But guess what??!! There are some NEW ones JUST released tonight! Check them out…

New Stamp Company – Kelly Purkey

My dear friend Kelly Purkey also started making stamps this year. She has many clear sets along with some wood-handled rubber stamps – all with a clean, modern and fresh look. My faves? These below. (You can find them all HERE.)


December is a good month for stamping! It is the month Hero Arts releases their new stamps for the new year/catalog. The big day is December 14… I can’t for you to see what they have come up with! You can check HERE to find a store near you who will reveal the new stamps this weekend, or you can check back here as I will be sharing, too. Hero has been sharing peeks of new stamps on their blog, and here are some of my favorites…

Speaking of the new Hero Arts stamps, be sure to head HERE to see what I created with a new stamp set…

Giveaway time! Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/13/12 for your chance to win THREE of my favorite stamps I shared above! Good luck.
See you soon.