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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. Picking a favorite is just not a possibility! I do love the Altenew layering stamps! And currently I am drawn to mandala stamps!

  2. My favorite stamp from your list is the Simon Says Clear Stamps BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS 2. I think that one lovely. Thank you for doing the “My Favorite Things” series again.

  3. A great overview of this years sets (at least your faves) but I love most of them myself. My fave is Honey Bees With Sympathy set as I make a LOT of sympathy cards and these verses are awesome. There are so many choices of sentiments in this set that would work for nearly anyone you would need a sympathy card for. Thanks for sharing this, it must have taken a phenomenal amount of time.

  4. Dear Jennifer, I look forward to your series every year. This year I must be on your wavelength because I have several of your favorites! But the one that really grabbed me when I saw your video is almost the very last one — One Love from Li’l Inkers. How true — we are all in this together. Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. I think my favorite is the Gina K Mandala Maker. I haven’t purchased it yet, but loved what you created with it recently. I don’t do much stamping—using die cuts and printing to do most of my card making, but I’m starting to experiment with stamps again. Thanks for all you do for the industry.

  6. Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing this! I love all the stamp sets you shared, and you have given me great ideas on how to use some stamps that I already have that are similar. If I had to pick a favourite it would have to be the Lil Inker One Heart stamp – such a wonderful set to spread love. It’s definitely going on my wish list!

  7. i love the my favorite crafty thing series … i have gone back and watched your previous year videos so many couple of time to make sure i get the right tools .. and it gives a very comprehensive view of so many great products in such a great way … really appreciate all the effort you put to make these videos… Thank you !

  8. There are so many fabulous stamps but I am drawn most to the GinaK Mandala Maker. Her wreath builder system is just incredible and I could play with it for days on end (if I only could spend all that time stamping!!).

  9. Thanks so much for doing this – I look forward to it every year! My favorite must be the Turnabout Wreath, since I already bought it! Of the ones I don’t have, the Tiny Sentiments and the Marble background would probably be my next purchases.

  10. I look forward to your series of favorites! I ordered a couple stamp sets today, and several are on my want list. You are such an inspiration.
    Thanks, Jennifer

  11. Great video! So much info on so many wonderful stamps and sets. I don’t think I can pick a favorite, there are so many wonderful sentiment stamps. I love the dotted background stamp and some of those envelope stamps sets are just adorable, and the turn about stamps, just amazing! Thanks for sharing your favorites with us again this year.

  12. All of the envelope stamps. I love decorating the envelopes just as much as I like to create the cards. Thanks Jennifer

  13. So many great stamps, and I’m so glad to see some PTI stamps included in the mix! I have written down a list of stamps I’d like, and one of them is the SSS Tiny Words. It would get used a lot!

  14. My favorite stamps from above is the Gina K elegant script back round stamp. It reminds me of the cover of the novel, “The Sisters of the Traveling Pants”!

  15. Great choices, Jennifer!
    How do you not loose track of all the great products you own?! 🙂
    Looking forward to the next installments.

  16. What a great recap. Thanks for pulling all these wonderful stamps together for us. I am a sucker for unicorns (and rainbows LOL) so the set by Essentials by Ellen gets my vote 🙂

  17. Great video, I will definitely be trying out some of these products. Thank you for the video 🙂
    I am really liking the waffle flower stamps, especially the Hello stamp set, the kids are so cute!!

  18. I love the pretty pink posh encouraging words set and lawn fawn sweet friends. Those sweets are so fun to play with!

  19. As someone who loves cross stitch, I love the Altenew Sewn with Love stamp set. But there are now a ton of stamps on my wish list. Great video.

  20. My favorite stamp is the marble background stamp. I like how it can blend well into the background. Thank you for putting this together. I greatly appreciate it.

  21. You say to name my favorite? I cant! You make them all so appealing. And i can’t get over your fresh ideas for creating! Im sure you are more valuable than what you get paid!

  22. Thank you so much for the chance to win! Your kindness is never-ending. ❤️ My favorite stamp set you featured is
    the mandalaa maker, which I had to have after your and Rina’s videos and finally bought on Black Friday. The stamps added to my wish list from your video are SSS beautiful flowers 2, Concord and 9th crafty turnabout, and Pink and Main pattern builder. I can’t wait for the next favorite crafty things videos!

  23. So many adorable stamps this year. I think the one I would like best is the Avery Elle Simple Sentiments. I make lots of cards for my church, and others. These would be very helpful I’m sure. Thanks for all you do!

  24. I like them all but my absolute favorite has to be the Gina K Mandala Maker with wreath builder template. I love the cards you created from it and I think it has so many possiblities

  25. Thank you for putting together such a detailed video! My favorite stampset from your list is the Sending Prayers from My Favorite Things. I could see myself using it along with the matching die to make cards to send out.

  26. It’s impossible to even imagine how much work you put in to these videos. Please know that your time and thoughtfulness and effort is so appreciated. Hands down, my favorite stamp set is the Mandala Maker from Gina K Designs. Her daughter knocked it out of the park. I’m seriously obsessed with it. Thank you for all you do!

  27. Wow a $50 GC from Simon! Dreams really can come true. Heffy Doodle Everyday Sentiments is my favorite. I always have trouble combining a large and small message together.

  28. Goodness, so many awesome sets! Love your videos and appreciate the chance to see products from many different companies. I was wanting to order the PTI Fauna set as the images are so wonderful and fun. Love the layering concept!

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