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’m going to choose the Dahlia Turnabout and die. I don’t have it, but it’s on my ‘wish list’. I do have other turnabout stamps and I love them. Thanks for doing this series Jennifer, I’m sure it is hard work, but it is much appreciated.

  2. My favorite stamp combo of all times is the Concord & 9th Blooms Fill in Bundle. I have had so much fun with this new set trying out various stamp colors and combinations of colors.
    Thank you so much, Jennifer, for all the information you have made available to your followers! I’ve been a “groupie” for several years now and love your style. I’ve also enjoyed watching you develope over the years and how sophisticated your card designs have become.

  3. My favorite is definitely the Center Cut Kaleidoscope! I absolutely loved your cards where you stamped and embossed this one over top of alcohol ink backgrounds.

  4. Definitely I would pick up layering rose set from Wplus9 – it’s adorable. And maybe medalion backgrounds from SSS 😀

  5. I would pick a sentiment set since I’m just starting my collection and they make up the most important part of a card 🙂

  6. My favorite is probably the Heffy Doodles Interactive set- it would come in handy since I make a lot of interactive cards! The plaid background stamp also looks like a lot of fun!

  7. I’m gonna go with the Concord and 9th Plaid background stamp! It has made my Christmas cards a breeze (with the MISTI of course!) I also think that their Dahlia Turnabout stamp/die combo is quite lovely!

  8. So hard to pick just one since we really need at least one of each category.😊 Altenew’s Build a Rose Combo is really high on my wish list so would say that’s my favorite. Thanks so much for making these awesome videos. I always learn from them!

  9. Great stamp suggestions! It’s hard to pick just one – I already own some of these (Yay!), but the one that caught my eye is the Gina K Happy Mail stamp set.

  10. Choosing just one out of all the beautiful stamp sets is really tough! At the top of my wish list are the gorgeous background stamps by Simon Says Stamp. I especially love the gorgeous Flora background.

  11. Not a fair question! They all look amazing. For lettering, I like the Taylored Expressions. I like the Birch Press combo’s. I love the Simon Says Flora background stamp. Essentially, you are bad for my pocketbook. LOL! Thank you for a great video.

  12. Wow! You have some really good recommendations here Jennifer. Top of my list will have to be the builder sets from Wplus9, crafty friends stamp set from Altenew, and that beautiful background stamp with the pop out center from SSS.

  13. To be honest, i love all the sentiments stamps from your list :). Hard to pick, but i have to go with the Hello stamp set by CZ Design hello Combo. I love how the sentiments is so different. To be honest, i love all the sentiments stamps from your list 🙂

  14. If I HAD to only pick one it would be the Concord & 9th plaid background stamp!!! I love when you do this series!!! Thanks!!

  15. The stamp set I like the most are the Gina K lovely lilies and Concord and 9th bloom stamp and die set. I recently realize it best to spend money on a good quality stamp. I was stamping a card and one of the letters on a sediment would not ink. When I look at the stamp closely the letter had a flaw. Also I generally gave to ink the stamp more when it’s not a good quality stamp.

  16. The Brutus Monroe rose stamp and honeybee blah blah blah are two of my favorites from above, is hard to pick there are so many awesome sets!

  17. Picking just one is like asking me to chose between my children….ok so I will say this…. I love each and every ONE of them!!! Haha!! Thanks for the awesome video!! Big Hugs!!

  18. It is really too hard to pick from all the great stamps! I’ll pick the Hero Arts You are Loved set. I know I could use all those sentiments!

  19. Omgoodness! I love all of the sentiment stamps. It is so nice to see stamps that I wouldn’t normally see. I cannot wait to order some of them. Thanks for featuring them.

  20. A tall order to name a favorite from so many lovely and fun stamps! Concord and 9th have some pretty innovative stamps and dies. I really like the Fill in Blossoms stamp set. Thanks for sharing your favorites, I learn a lot from your videos.

  21. Yes, the sentiment is so important and I love the ‘My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness Stamps’. They are so very pretty !

  22. I like a lot of the sentiment stamps sets. I loved that elegant script background stamp from darkroom door so much , I bought it. Thanks.

  23. My favorite stamp combo I would love to have in my collection is Altenew BUILD A FLOWER ROSE.
    I love watching you create your cards. They are so beautiful and elegant.

  24. One of my favorite stamps is the Hero Arts You are Loved Stamps. I do a lot of card swaps and many of the stamps you have shown would be useful. I especially like the stamps sets with the die cuts included or available. Although I have a die cut machine where I can design them myself, it is always nice to have the set as it is much quicker.
    Thank you for all of these amazing videos and for sharing your crafty favorites.

  25. I love background stamps because I can use them for so many things and so many crafts. Of the stamps listed I like Simon Says Stamp’s Ornate Background stamp the best. I really love Concord & 9th’s Turnabout stamps too, although my two favourites weren’t specifically mentioned.

    Thanks for all the fantastic information, Jennifer!
    (Strange how my wish list never seems to shrink but only grows larger as I shop from it! LOL)

  26. I really love your use of stencils and embossing folder! They add so much dimension to the cards. You have truly inspired many of us watching this. Thank you.

  27. My favorite is the MFT background stamp Floral Fantasy! But the SSS stamp Kaleidoscope is also my favorite! It has been out of stock so hopefully I will be able to get it soon! Keep crafting because I enjoy your videos!

  28. A fantastic, informative video, I realised after watching this that there are so many companies out there that I have not heard of yet & some amazing stamps. I need to get some sentiment stamps for many occasions & some multi use stamps, wise investments not just because I want to colour those images. Very therapeutic video for me x

  29. wow–what a long wish list I have now… A few of my favorites: the Ink Blot Plaid background, the darkroom door elegant script and marble background builder. Thanks for sharing all of these – there were so many I hadn’t seen!

  30. I use the Hero Arts Thank You Messages all the time! It’s great set for both outside and inside a card. I like the variety of images/fonts too.

  31. So many great stamps featured here. I think my favorite are the turnabout stamps from Concord and 9th. I think these stamps are on the most innovative types of stamps to come out this year.

  32. I love the Concord and 9th Dahlia turnabout set. There are so many things you can do with that stamp/die, and the sentiments are prefect!

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