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

  1. Absolutely love your videos! Thank you so much! My fav stamps would have to be the turn about ones, especially the crafty one 🖌

  2. Thank you for doing these videos again this year. I have so many favorites but I want to buy Simon Says Clear Stamps THANK YOU FLOWERS.

  3. Yay! Love this series, and this is such a great list. I love the PTI Penned Elegance sentiments and the Erin Lee Sketched Floral background. So gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your favorites, Jennifer.

  4. Oh my goodness – I am so excited! Thank you Jennifer for working so hard on this series. These videos are definitely something I look forward to during the holiday season. It has become a holiday tradition 😊 Picking just one stamp set from your favorites is a tall order, because, like you, many are my favorites too. However, one that I reach for often is Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Heart Background Stamp. Sincerely appreciate all you do ❤️

  5. I’ve been looking for an all-inclusive sentiments stamp set, and I think the Avery Elle Simple Sentiments Stamp set with the coordinating dies would be perfect for me.

  6. Awesome video! Love watching these because I can see which stamp sets I really “need to have” lol. It is so hard to choose one but I think the SSS Tiny words would be my choice. I’ve had it on my list since it came out 😄

  7. Can I pick more than one? I guess the set at the top of my wish list is the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Sentiments. I do love these Altenew background stamps too.

  8. My favorite stamp set is PTI’s Penned Elegance – sentiments are my favorite type of stamps.

    Thank you so much for continuing this series. I have gotten so many ideas from the video.


  9. Love all your posts! I am a sucker for the punny stamp sets. They just crack me and my family up. Looking forward to the next post.

  10. Thank you so much for this video Jennifer.
    Altenew Build a Flower stamp and die sets are my favorites. A close second would be the Tiny Words stamp by SSS.

  11. Pretty Pink Posh “Happy Mail” stamp set is adorable. Thanks for all the information in your video. Happy Holidays

  12. Thank you for taking the time to do “favorite things” this year! My favorite stamp set on this list is the hot dog set by Neat and Tangled. We have a wiener dog and I love all things punny!

  13. Wow that sure was a lot of stamps – one of my favorite stamps is Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words because it can be used so many different times 🙂

  14. At first, thank you for doing this again. It’s always fun to watch your take on things. I have several stamp sets you introduced here, but the one I don’t have and WANT is Pink & main Pattern maker. I can see so many possibilities, making background papers!

  15. As always enjoyed your video and wow so many great stamps but I go for the kat scrappiness punny snacks hilarious, love them. Thank you so much for all your effort putting these videos together and the chance to win.

  16. I love the Erin Lee floral background stamp. Roses are my favorite flower and this stamp is so versatile. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I look forward to your favorite things videos every year! I think one of my favorite stamps is the Center Cut Heart background stamp by SSS. I don’t own it, but I’ve seen so many beautiful cards made with it…it seems very versatile! Thanks for the opportunity to win a giveaway gift! You’re awesome!

  18. my fav stamp set , that i own, is Concord and 9’s wreath turn about set. So much fun to create with this stamp set.
    thank you Jennifer for your kindness, making this world gentler.

  19. Thank you for doing this series. I look forward to it every year. If I can only pick one then I would say the Honey Bee With Sympathy stamp set. Looking forward to the rest of the videos in the series!

  20. Oh, decision, decision!! I THINK my favorite stamp would be Altenew WILD fern stamp set, or their Swiss dots, or the mama elephant sending hugs.
    I really wish I could have all of them!! They are all great!

  21. Thanks so much for doing these videos! I am always a fan of beautiful floral images, and I’ve been eyeing that SSS Beautiful Flowers set for a long time!

  22. Thank you for doing these videos. Just one! I would use the Altenew Anemone Coronaria for a lot of cards and a close second would be Altenew’s Pinstripe background.

  23. Thanks Jennifer for doing these videos. I am sure they are a lot of work, but I really appreciate them and the time you spend making them. My favorite stamp set in this video is the Hello Sweet Friend set by Trinity Stamps. I will definitely be adding it to my collection. Thanks again!

  24. Neat and Tangled’s Hot Dogs would make a
    cute card. It would be good for a party
    invite this summer. thanks for sharing
    so many wonderful stamps.

  25. I love the one love stamp set and will be picking it up to make teacher cards for my co-workers. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

  26. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Concord & 9th Crafty Turnabout Stamp Set and dies! All those little crafty bits and pieces, I just can’t stop using it. Loved the video Jennifer – so many things to put on my wishlist!

  27. Wow there are too many great sets. My favourite is MFT marble background but only because I think there are so many possible ways to use it. Love your blog and all the wonderful inspiration.

  28. Loving the SSS tiny word stamp set I purchased the tiny words Christmas back in October, I’ve used it over and over and I know the tiny word stamp set would get even more use it’s on my want list!

  29. So many favorites, and many of them I already own (thanks for enabling me Jennifer!). The one I did note that I need/want to get is the Lawn Fawn Push Here set. After taking some Jenn Shurkus classes this year, I think I’m going to need this!

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