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

  1. Jennifer, You should check out the Fiskars Clear Stamp Set with 38 pieces of 4 sports cars with 6 different breeds of seperate dog drivers to to insert plus road stripes, exhaust clouds, some sentiments…So Fun!

  2. Thanks Jennifer for doing ”My Favorite Crafts Things” again! It is sooo much fun! I truly enjoy it. To choose only one stamp was difficult but after some thought I decided on the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit stamp. It is so realistic!

  3. You are my “go to” person for card making. Your inspiration and talent are unparalleled and I wouldn’t miss a video. Thank you!

  4. I am so excited to see this video! I’ve been looking forward to it and it came in the middle of a super stressful work week, so thank you for the much needed break! I have the the Crafty Friends Turnabout Stamp Set and I absolutely love it. I think the one I’m most excited about getting next is the Gina K Designs Mandala Maker Stamp Set!

  5. I love the Sending Hugs stamp set and I’ve added Tiny words to my SSS wish list also . We value your recommendations so much Jennifer , you never fail to impress us , I know I personally have had my creativity lifted to a whole new level because of your classes and videos .

    Thank you so much for taking the time to compile these lists for us 🥰 !

  6. Thank you for the time and effort it took to create this list and video. I think one of my favs from this selection is the Altenew Dainty Swiss Dot background stamp because it’s pretty and also very versatile.

  7. Thank you so much for posting the video and the list. I did notice that this year you posted a lot of things you haven’t been using all year though… I am sure you have picked them for a reason. My favorite one was the Ink Blot shop Cable Knit stamp. I just purchased it. Thank you again for sharing.

  8. I always look forward to “favorite things” time of year. Thank you so much!! My favorite might be Papertrey Ink Fauna….most of the people in my life are scuba divers and this will make wonderful cards.

  9. Thanks for this video and a chance to win. y favorite is the PTI underwater stamp and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Another favorite is the mini diagonal stripe rubber stamp and one I’ve never seen but sure want to get – the HA Sunburst stamp – love the dimension.

  10. Hi Jennifer. It is hard to just pick one,but I love the Concord & 9th turnabout stamps. I love that you do your favorite crafty things videos each year—I really enjoy them. Thanks.

  11. Thank you for all you contribute to the card making world, Jennifer! I have the PTI Penned Elegance stamp and use those sentiments on many of my projects. Want to get the Gina K Wreath Builder.

  12. Thank you once again for putting together these ‘favorite things’ videos. It really helps to have comments about products people have tried and used. I think the Pink & Main Pattern Maker is one of my favorites in this series – so many possibilities.

  13. Hello Jennifer,

    I admire your cards and the way you make them. There are lots of techniques you keep on sharing and you teach in such a simple way that they becomes easy to try out. Thank you for all the videos and please keep sharing more n more techniques and cards….

    All the stamps are cool… But my favorite is ” Stamps BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 2 sss101884 Stamptember”

    The flowers in it are really pretty and i can try out various cards using your technique with flowers as center of attraction ones….

  14. Thanks so much for the video! These must take forever to make, but I must admit I have been waiting for them! I think my favorite is the Lovely Blossoms stamp set by Concord & 9th. I also liked the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit. Can’t wait for your other favorite things!

  15. Gosh Jennifer, your videos are the best!
    You reallycranked through the material, you are so well organized, wonderful example share too!
    I think one stamp and die ste from SSS, the Avery Elle sentiment stamps and dies. Very unique and helpful.
    Like the way you keep a little bowl of the strips at the ready!
    Holiday blessings and keep up with your super powers to encourage!
    Kindness matters!

  16. Hello Jennifer, i love all of your yr cards and the way you make them. You have plenty of techniques to share and you share in such a simple way that they becomes so easy. Please keep on sharing such amazing work.

    I wish to have “Stamps BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 2 sss101884 Stamptember” as its my favorite and can try many techniques of yours making fliwer as center of attraction and by your way of making more out of single stamps.

    Thank you

  17. Thank you for your “My Favorite Things” always look forward to it. Always spend money when you post this, but I always narrow my decisions down to what’s right for me. I think my favorite stamp would be SSS Beautiful Flowers 2. I don’t own many flower stamps and I like the words with this set. TFS Jennifer and a chance to win.

  18. Hi Jennifer, How can we choose one stamp….WOW…. you always use such good ones… that is how my stash has gotten so large. I guess if I had to choose one from the video, it would have to be SSS, the Tiny Words Sentiments stamp set….. It can be used for so many things and occasions. Thank you again for all your videos.

  19. Thank you for this video! It’s really helpful! My favorite stamp is Clearly Besotted Fairy Tale Unicorns. These unicorns are so cute!

  20. So many favorites! I jotted down quite a few on my wish list 🙂 One of my most favorite though would be the Everyday Sentiment Duos from Heffy Doodle. I hadn’t seen that stamp set before and I love how it can be used for so many different occasions! Thanks for the video and for the chance to win such an amazing prize!

  21. Thank you so much for doing these videos! They’re one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. =) It’s so hard to pick a favorite from all the beautiful choices but I think I like the Ink Blot Shop Arts and Crafts sets the best! Those are definitely on my wish list. Thanks again! =)

  22. My favorite stamp was the Ink Blot Shop Arts and Crafts sentiments. I love fun things. Enjoyed your best of 2018 stamp video, looking forward to more.

  23. I love any and all stamps, but I think my favorite out of these is the Beautiful Flowers 2 set. I love how you used just the leaf stamps for that beautiful background. So inspiring, and a great way to get a good use out of those less focal-point stamps! 🙂

  24. Although I really like many of the stamps, I think my favorite is the Ink Blot Shop Cable Knit Background! It is beautiful and looks so real!

  25. I love the Altenew Floral Art set but Simon’s Tiny Words set is a close second. I so appreciate your video’s & love your examples. I am a big fan! I probably wouldn’t try all the different techniques if not for your video’s. Thank you!

  26. Your Favorite Crafty Things videos always give a great over-view of the best in the paper crafting industry. Thanks for all your hard work in putting these videos together! Some of the items you mentioned today went into my shopping cart and others will be hints for Christmas gifts!

  27. I totally love all of the sentiment stamps, however, the one that I will use the most will probably the SSS Tiny Words. I am always on the look out for great word stamps and word dies of all sizes and shapes.

    Thank you for taking the time to put together your Crafty Things videos. They have helped me organized, obtain new ideas for using my stamps and dies and the best tools to have available.

    You are Totally AWESOME!!

  28. Many of your favs are some of my favs already, and it’s hard to pick one really favorite but for something very different from anything I already have I’d pick the Fireworks from MFT! Thanks, Jennifer, for all you do to support the crafting community and to encourage creativity. You’re the BEST!

  29. Hi Jennifer,
    SK excited today arrived to start watching this series. It’s my favorite YouTube videos of all time. Thank you so very much. I have several favorite from above. I guess my favorite would be the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flower 2. Very hard choice.
    Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season with your wonderful family this year.

  30. My favorite is the SSS Outline Floral Frame Die. I don’t have anything like that and you have made beautiful cards using that die. Thanks for always showing super creative ideas. I learn a lot from your blogs and videos.

  31. Thank you so much Jennifer for this awesome video. I watch every year with such pleasure. It helps to see the stamps again and add or remove some from my wishlist. I love many of the sentiment stamps but I live in The Netherlands and a lot of friends don’t appreciate foreign sentiments on their cards. That doesn’t matter, I have enough of those but I can never have enough beautiful flowers stamps, my favorite of this year is the Simon Says Clear Stamps Beautiful Flowers 2. That is such an versatile and stunning stamp set, that is one I want to have.

  32. Always fun to see your favorite crafty things for the year. So hard to pick a favorite from all your choices — backgrounds are usually my overall favorites, but love the SSS Beautiful Flowers 2 set.

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