My Favorite Crafty Things 2018: STAMPS

Welcome to My Favorite Crafty Things 2018! It’s here!!!

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing my favorite crafty products of 2018. 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 from several of my favorite stores. I will be updating this list:

  • SIMON SAYS STAMP is offering $10 off any purchase of $75 or more! Now through 12/10/18, use the code “JENFAVES”. Shop HERE.
  • ELLEN HUTSON is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JensFaves18” through 12/15/18. Shop 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.)
  • GINA K DESIGNS is offering 15% off your order! Use the code “JENNIFER15” through 12/17/18.  Shop HERE.
    Also, spend $50 or more to get FREE US shipping and $75 or more to get the Deck the Halls Stamp Set FREE through 12/25/18. Shop HERE.
  • CONCORD & 9TH is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JMCRAFTY10” through 12/31/18. Shop HERE.
    Also, spend $60 or more and get the Winter Edge Die FREE through 12/8/18. Shop HERE.
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JMFRIEND” through 12/10/18. Shop HERE.
  • ALTENEW is offering 5% off your order. Use the code “JENNIFER2018” through 12/7/18. Shop HERE.
    Or, get FREE US shipping on orders over $100 with the code “USFREE” and $7 off international shipping on orders over $100 with code “SHIP70FF”.  Shop HERE.
    (Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other discount codes.)
  • PINKFRESH STUDIO is offering FREE US shipping or discounted international shipping with purchases of $30 or more. Use the code “FREESHIP30” through 12/9/18. Shop HERE.
  • REVERSE CONFETTI is offering 10% off your order! Use the code “JMFAVE10” through 12/31/18. Shop HERE.
  • PICKET FENCE STUDIO is offering 15% off your order! And… Orders over $60 receive A Bear Kind Of Winter Stamp Set ($17.99 value) FREE! And… FREE US shipping! Woot! Use the code “JEN15” through 12/24/18. Shop HERE.

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 at no cost to you. 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.]

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 part on any card is definitely the sentiment. Therefore I recommend having a good stash of greeting stamps on hand. Here are some suggestion from 2018…

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamp Set
[ SSS | JNN ]
Ink Blot Shop Sentiment Label Block…
[ SSS | INK ]
Janes Doodles All Occasions Stamp Set
[ SSS | JNS | JNN ]
Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set
[ SSS | MML ]
Altenew Needlework Motif Stamp Set
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH | JNN ]
Heffy Doodle Everyday Sentiment Duos…
[ SSS | ELH | HFF ]
Picket Fence Ways to Get Well Stamp Set
[ SSS | PFS ]
Papertry Ink Penned Elegance Stamp Set
[ PPR ]
Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script Stamp Set
[ SSS | HLL ]
Neat and Tangled No Words Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | N&T ]
Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging…
[ SSS | ELH | SHP ]
Pretty Pink Posh Kind Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | SHP | JNN ]
Newtons Nook Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set
[ SSS | NWT ]
SSS CZ 30 Days of Thankful Stamp Set
[ SSS | JNN ]
Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday to…
[ SSS | CLR ]
Simon Says Stamp Punny Animals Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Reverse Confetti My Tribe Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | RVR | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Purple Onion Everyday Marquee Stamp Set
[ SSS | PRP ]
Honey Bee With Sympathy Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | HNB ]
Kat Scrappiness Everydasy Brush…
[ KATS ]
Gina K Designs Lettered and Lovely…
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Everything Together…
[ SSS ]
Create a Smile Say What Stamp Set
[ SSS | CRT ]
Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers…
[ SSS | ELH | PNK | JNN ]
Reverse Confetti Tall Blooms Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | RVR ]
Honey Bee Stamp You Are Loved Stamp Set
[ SSS | HNB ]
Avery Elle Modern Calligraphy Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
Mama Elephant Lots of Letters Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | MML ]


Background stamps are perfect for adding interest to a card and excellent for techniques. Check out these great options:

Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Pinstripes Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Hero Arts Sunburst Stamp
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background…
[ SSS | INK | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms…
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Erin Lee Creative Sketched Floral Stamp
[ SSS | ERN ]
My Favorite Things Marble Background…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Stamp
[ SSS | JNN ]
Gina K Elegant Script Background Stamp
[ SSS | GNK ]


Here are a handful of must-have stamp-and-die combos…

Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Leaf Canopy Dies
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Sewn with Love Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Sewn with Love Die Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
Concord & 9th Crafty Turnabout Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Crafty Turnabout Dies
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 ]
Pink Fresh Magical Unicorn Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | PNK | JNN ]
Pinkfresh Studio Magical Unicorn Dies
[ SSS | ELH | PNK ]
My Favorite Things Sending Prayers…
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
My Favorite Things Prayers Die
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Avery Elle Simple Sentiments Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]
Avery Elle Simple Sentiments Dies
[ SSS | ELH | AVR ]


Layering stamps continue to increase in popularity. By stamping images together and/or layered, you can easily get results that look dimensional and realistic. These are good ones to try:

Altenew Life Is Awesome Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Build a Flower Anemone Coronaria
[ SSS | ALTN | JNN ]
Right At Home Freshly Picked Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | RGH ]
Altenew Bountiful Branch Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Altenew Wild Ferns Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Sunny Studio Fruit Cocktail Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | SNN | JNN ]
Altenew Party Time Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN | JNN ]
Pink and Main Pattern Maker Stamp Set
[ SSS | PNK ]
WPlus9 Knit Patterns Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | WPL | JNN ]


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

The Ink Road Stamps I Made a Thing…
[ SSS | MSH ]
Flora and Fauna Aviary Love Stamp Set
[ SSS | FLR | JNN ]
The Stamp Market Handstamped Stamp Set
[ SSS | THS ]
Simon Says Stamp Crafty Friend Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Happy Mail Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | SHP | JNN ]
Ink Blot Shop Arts & Crafts Sentiment…
[ SSS | INK | JNN ]


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

Ink Blot Shop Arts and Crafts Icons…
[ SSS | INK | JNN ]
Lawn Fawn Push Here Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | LWN | JNN ]
Hero Arts Youre Beautiful Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | HA | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Thank You Flowers…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2…
[ SSS | JNN ]
Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend…
[ SSS | TRN ]
Studio Katia Floral Cross Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | STD ]
Tim Holtz Natures Wonder Stamp Set
[ SSS | JNN ]
Concord & 9th Wreath Turnabout Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | C&9 | JNN ]
Technique Tuesday Mandala Sentiments…
[ SSS | ELH | TCH ]
Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set
[ SSS | GNK | JNN ]
My Favorite Things Fireworks Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Sugar Pea Designs Birthday Balloons…
[ SSS | SGR ]
Your Next Stamp Photo Booth Stamp Set
[ SSS | YRN | JNN ]
Kat Scrappiness Punny Snacks Stamp Set
[ KATS ]
Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
Neat and Tangled Hot Dogs Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | N&T ]
Clearly Besotted Fairy Tale Unicorn…
[ SSS | CLR | JNN ]
Essentials by Ellen Unicorns N…
[ ELH ]
Waffle Flower Hello Stamp Set
[ SSS | ELH | WFF ]
Lil Inker One Love Stamp Set
[ LLN ]
Papertrey Ink Fauna Stamp Set
[ PPR ]


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 2018. You can keep up to date on all the topics HERE… and for my lists from 2017, click HERE.


Throughout this series, I will have LOTS of prizes! Today I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp! For your chance to win a giveaway, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 12/20/18 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! Prize personally donated.)

See you soon!

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851 thoughts on “My Favorite Crafty Things 2018: STAMPS”

  1. Thank you so much for this very informative video! I love this series and I’m looking forward to the rest. My favorite are Altenew florals and Gina K Mandala. Thanks for the chance!

  2. There’s so many wonderful stamp sets to choose from it’s hard to pick just one. I’m always looking for good sentiments for my cards, so the Papertrey Ink Penned Elegance set really caught my eye. I love the size and the beautiful script and think they would be lovely on cards. Thanks for putting these videos together!

  3. I am so delighted to see that I actually have some of the stamp sets you recommend – I must have good taste, LOL! 😉 ~Tiny words by SSS and Everyday sentiments by Heffy Doodle are most definitely some of my top choices, too, together with a few of the gorgeous Altenew layering sets. Some of the “envelope” stamps made me giggle – I might need to invest in some of these!

  4. Hello! First I just wanted to thank you for all of the effort you put into making your MFCT videos as extensive and informative as possible! Second, my favorite of the bunch would be the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words. I don’t own any sentiment stamps, so I find myself wishing I had a set as great as that one!

  5. It’s hard to pick a favorite out of so many goodies, but I think the Gina K mandala maker would be fun to use & play with! Thank you for sharing this wonderful favorites list!

  6. Your blog & YouTube channel are my favorites!
    If I had to choose just one stamp, it would probably be Altenew Build a Flower Anemone Coronaria.

  7. Thank you, Jennifer, for all your awesome videos! My favorite stamp from your list is the Altenew Pinstripes Background set. I don’t own it but am looking forward to purchasing it soon.

  8. Jennifer, you have outdone yourself again with your Favourites. My favourite stamp is the Erin Lee Creative Sketched Floral Stamp. I am looking forward to using it in the New Year. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy 2019.

  9. I am new to your website and am so happy I found it. It makes my day to find a new posting. Thank you so much for generously sharing your time, talent and tips.

  10. I have two favorites: Hello Bluebird Rainbow Script Sayings (which is out of stock, :() and the Altenew Wild Fern Layering stamps which are already on the way to me. In my SSS cart is the Leafy Frame die which I think will be amazing with the fern stamps. Crossing my fingers and braiding my hair that I’m selected. Thanks for the amazing prize and all the time that goes into the videos and posts. Much appreciated!

  11. I look forward to your guides each year. My favorite from this video is the Altenew Bountiful Branches. Painting wreaths is fun but hard so this set will help! Merry Christmas!

  12. Thank you so so SO much for doing this series, Jennifer! I love to see all the options you’ve chosen, and you do such a great job on the videos & blog posts. My favorite stamp you featured is hands-down the Tim Holtz Nature’s Wonder set! I love those leaves, and the greetings can be used for so many types of cards. Thank you again, & thanks too for the awesome giveaway! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  13. I love so many of them, but the Penned Elegance sentiment set caught my eye as I love the look of the hand written font!

  14. I have my eye on the SSS tiny words stamp set, for awhile now actually so that is my favourite. I am getting into putting tiny sentiments in banner dies to make my cards pop more. Thank you for doing these videos it’s my fave ones of the year!

  15. How amazing to find all these fantastic recommendations in one place. My favorite is the Simon Says center cut heart set. I’ve already ordered it and can’t wait to use it. The layering images I find fascinating and would love some tips for lining them up properly. Altenew creates such beautiful images it’s difficult to choose. The turn about sets are also interesting and I hope that you have a video demonstrating that technique. Thank you for all that you do for those of us who love this art form.

  16. My favorite stamp set from the “Favorite Crafty Things: Stamps” list is the Papertrey Fauna set. It is amazing! Thanks for all the effort you put into making these lists.

  17. My favorite stamp set is the Ink Blot Shop Arts and Crafts Stamp set. There haven’t been many craft themed products in a while until this year and I love them!

  18. I have the MFT marble background stamp and agree it is awesome! The Altenew Life is Awesome layering stamp set is very nice! I love all your choices for stamps. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  19. Ok so many amazing items from which to choose, but my favorite has to be…the ink shop blot cable knit stamp. So creative! Merry Christmas Jennifer and a Happy and healthy 2019! Thanks for all you do for us!

  20. Wow, thanks for this very helpful information! My favorite is the Sunny Studio fruit cocktail set. Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays to you and your beautiful family!

  21. Jennifer I feel I really must thank you for making this video. I know it must have taken you hours to put it all together but it’s wonderful. I’ve put together a good list of stamp sets that will really benefit my card making from it. I’m so sorry it’s taken me till now to watch it but I’ve been seriously ill for over 4 weeks & haven’t managed to do anything but rest. Thank you for all you put into all your posts, it’s very gratefully recieved. Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  22. I look forward to these video every year! Thanks so much for taking the time to produce them.
    They also help me to spend any crafty gift certificates I might get for Christmas. 😉

  23. Altenew Leaf Canopy stamp and die set is my favorite! But I love sentiments too cuz I keep looking for just the right ones to match the people I’m sending the card to.

  24. Wow! Thanks so much for your generosity! My favorite stamp sets are the Altenew leaf canopy stamp and die set and the Papertrey fauna set (those sea creatures are too cute).

  25. I’d have to go with the SSS Tiny Words set. They provide tremendous versatility and I love the look of a large word with a tiny strip sentiment on a card. Thank you for sharing your favorites and for your generosity!!

  26. Touch choices . . top of my favorites are the tiny words stamp set from Simon Says Stamp or the Center Cut Heart Stamp

  27. I would love the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words stamp. I see so many that I would love to have! Your videos are so great and I can’t wait until the next one comes out.

  28. probably a layering die. I don’t have many but love the effects. This is an area of stamping I want to improve my skill level.

  29. Phew! I’m just now getting to your Favorites posts. I always love reviewing them to see what I need to add to my wishlist! Thanks!! The only one already on my list was the SSS Center Cut Heart, but I added a few more. : )

  30. Thank you so much, Jennifer, for taking the time to make such a comprehensive video of products you have enjoyed in 2018. I look forward to watching your other videos on favourites over time. There are many very watchable talented crafters out there but I LOVE to watch your videos the best. I’m sorry to learn that you and your wider family have been going through a difficult few months recently. Relax. Enjoy your crafting and take as much time out as you need. Your fans will still be here when you get back. I wish you and your family a Happy New Year. All the best…

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