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.]

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937 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2017: Stamps”

  1. I love all your stamp choices.. they are awesome.. my favorite is concord and 9 fill in stamp set.. I wish to have it soon.. thanks Jennifer for all these inspiration

  2. I think my favorite is the Concord & 9th Dahlia stamp + die set. I am a big fan of clean & simple cards and this would be an outstanding card. BTW, thanks so very much for pulling together these annual favorite lists. It must be very difficult and I really appreciate your hard work. I refer to these lists often.

  3. I am liking the Paper Trey ink pen and ink set. Lots of different options with that set. So hard to pick just one!

  4. My favorite stamps are layering stamps, any set with butterflies or flowers! And throw in matching dies and I’m in heaven! I am so serious!

  5. I love ALL things BIRCHPRESS DESIGNS and hope to begin my collection soon. Also love the new layering stamps…something we could only dream of doing well 30 years ago!

  6. Sentiment stamps! If that was all I could have, I could make it work with creating any background.
    But I also like the turnabout stamps for their graphic look.

  7. I think my favorite is the Playful Animals 2 by Pinkfresh Studio. My granddaughter would love stamping with that set too! Thanks for sharing your favorites Jennifer.

  8. I realized recently that I have a huge lack of “Happy Birthday” stamps! How can this be? I make mostly thank-you and birthday cards!! So my favorite set from your list is “My Favorite Things HANDWRITTEN HAPPINESS Clear Stamps”!

  9. My favorite is the concord and 9th plaid background stamp… I’ve already used it so many times and have plans t o continue year-round!

  10. I really like the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type stamp set. I don’t have many stamps with tiny words to stamp. It would be great to have them.

  11. They are so many sets I love (you should see me when I start a new project and have to decide which stamps set I will use…. – LOL !). but as I always try to make people smile with my cards, I’ve seen in your list a set I love to use for cat lovers : YNS Scratch Pad ! These cats are so funny !

  12. I love Concord and 9th’s turn about stamp sets. The triangle one is awesome as are the ones that followed. Thanks for sharing so much with us!!

  13. I just love everything that Pinkfresh Studios has released this year so I have to go with Playful Animals 2. I was so thrilled that I already had this Stamp set when I saw your video. I’m still waiting for the Concord and 9th Dahlia set your Video was so helpful and inspiring.

  14. I think the Heffy Doodles Interactive stamp set is so unique. What a creative way to add a special touch to interactive cards.

  15. Hi Jennifer! I am just loving all your favorite crafty things posts. These stamp sets are awesome and I must say a lot of them ended up on my wish list. Thank you so much for all the work you put into this series and all the wonderful inspiration you give us!

  16. There are so many great stamps in this list is hard to choose just one, but I would go with the WPlus9 Kind soul stamp. I love the different ways you can color the flowers and the hello sentiment.

  17. Altenew layering stamps are my absolute favourite and I am slowly building up my collection. The Garden Treasures set is on my wishlist 🙂

  18. Since getting my MISTI I have developed a real LOVE for stamps and stamping.
    I confess that I haven’t tried layering stamps, so I think that the Altenew Build A Flower Rose is at the top of my list today, a delight in the garden and I’m sure it would be a delight to get inky too 🙂

  19. Wow, so many great stamp sets. My favorite has to be the Technique Tuesday envelope stamps, that is really a must have but it was a very hard choice to make.

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