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 don’t really have any good background stamps, so I’ll definitely be buying some. My favorite is the Elegant Script – I saw it on your cards the other day and loved it immediately!

  2. You always have stamps I’ve never seen and several from today’s videos went right on the “must have” list. Waiting for the Black Friday sales. Thanks so much for these videos!

  3. I love the turn about stamp sets by Concord & 9th, and I was so happy to get my hands on the sunshine one…. as for other sets I totally forgot about that Avery Elle Sentiment set, it was sold out when I went to get it and then I forgot about it. Thanks!

  4. One favorite stamp set?! Love the turnabout stamps but I think my new favorite from above is that SSS background stamp with the optional cut out center. The space for a sentiment is such a great idea. Thanks for taking the time to share so many great products.

  5. I love your favorite crafty things videos, thanks for sharing!
    It is hard to choose only one stamp set, so I choose 2: Avery elle sentimental too and WPlus9 rose builder. But there are even more that I like.

  6. I love the dahlia turnabout cards you created! So much so, my sweet husband ordered the set for me when he saw my enthusiasm for it! It’s on its way and I can’t wait to use it!

  7. O wow, so many amazing stamps out there!! I’m newer to the online world of cardmaking and papercrafting (just over a year) and the longer I am the more I realize that there are so many amazing companies out there that I’ve never heard of. And after this video today I’m trying to decide if I should keep watching your “My Favorite Crafty Things” videos, lol. I see so many things I love and “need” to have. This could be very bad for my bank account. VERY bad!!! Lol. Anyway……to pìck only 1 favourite is difficult but there’s one set I went to buy but it was sold out and I’m still really wanting it. It’s Concord and 9th’s Plaid Background stamp that I would love to have.

  8. Jennifer, Looking forward to your 2017 Crafty Favorites series. Crafty Friends stamp set by Altenew is on my wish list.

  9. This was crazy fun to watch and I have a hard time choosing just one! The WPlus9 Hellebore was so pretty, that would be my favorite!

  10. Thank you Jennifer for the organized “your fav stamps & prods”. I seem to coincide with you on many of them. Picking a fav for me is rather difficult. I like so many the same. But, I will have to say, I love the Waffle Flower Layering Marble and Pretty Wings. I think both of these are so versatile and different so they stand out in my mind.
    Blessings to you.

  11. Thank you for doing this every year – I always look forward to seeing it!
    My favorite is the Sunny Studios Pretty Pumpkins stamp. I bought it earlier this year 🙂

  12. Elegant writing background and a couple of the altenew flower layering stamp sets. Not really a klinker in the bunch 💜

  13. Aloha Jennifer, I’m so grateful and blessed by your skills, abilities, and values. I’ve built my arsenal around your awesome examples and recommendations. Your videos is my soap opera, best of all , its edifying and joyful. A true supporter from Hawaii.

  14. I like the layering stamps, the Hero Arts Poppy Stamps, in particular. I’ve always wanted to try layering stamps, but have been too intimidated to try them.

  15. My favorite is Janes Doodles “You Got This”. The sentiments are so versatile and sweet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. I am so thrilled that you have organized all the slaes in one place!! I am shopping and loosing codes left and right so this is so helpful. Take my word that I am going to use them!!

  17. The dalia set is headed my way right now, as is the eat, drink, craft. I already ordered the plaid backround after you used that one. Our industy is booming. Because of you and people like you. Thank you for giving life to everything to touch, you are such an inspiring young crafter. I am hoping to run into you at Creativation.

  18. Hi Jennifer. Thank you for all of the time you put in to put together that video for us. I am vey grateful. I value your expertise and all of the extra tips you provide. Since you asked for a favorite, I think mine is the center cut kaleidoscope background stamp. I love to watercolor after embossing background stamps and this one is perfect because it has a circle cut out for the sentiment. Love it! Can’t wait for the rest of the videos!

  19. Definitely love the Lawn Fawn Love Letters set. What a fun video! Thanks for sharing just a sampling of what’s out there.

  20. I love anything Altenew and Wplus9, especially the layering stamps. I already have a basket full at Gina K, only reason not purchased yet is due only to I havent finished exploring the store! Thank you Jennifer for sharing what you do, it may be your job, but you are so generous and conscientious. Julie

  21. So many beautiful and fun things to choose from! My two top choices would have to be Altenew Garden Treasure stamp set and/or the Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnabout Bundle. Good luck, everyone!

  22. I do more and more stamping on my envelopes and just fell in love with the cute Happy Mail Stamps from Papertrey Ink!

  23. I love and have, Altenew’s build a Rose, Concord & 9th Blooms fill-in and Dahlia turnabout. I own a few of the others and WANT a few more!

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