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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. What a wonderful video, Jennifer!! Thank you so much for focusing on Sentiment stamps. For me, they are truly the heart and soul of my handmade cards. I’m intrigued by the cozy feel of the Cable Knit background stamp from the Ink Blot Shop. It’s really cold here in the Midwest! 💗

  2. I LOVE Tim Holtz natures wonder …I love fall and these beautiful leaves!! And also love the sentiments!! Would be great for cards, art journaling and art! Thank you Jennifer for your awesome crafty things videos!!

  3. I love that some of your fav’s are some of mine too!
    I appreciate that you show some stamps I would not
    have considered, Thanks for the hard work!

  4. I love the Arts & Crafts Stamp set.. so fun to color and send to fellow crafters.. thank you for another great video… we appreciate you.

  5. I really like your favorites videos. It gives me a quick look at some ideas and finished cards. Sometimes a product I had dismissed, gets a second review now and added to my wish list. Thanks for all your work in making these videos.

  6. So many great stamps to pick from. I really like the Lawn Fawn “push here” stamp set. \Thank you so much for this series of favorite things. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  7. Thank you for all of the work you put into these videos throughout the year. They are so helpful and fun to watch. My favorite stamp set is the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2. You can never go wrong with flowers! 🙂

  8. I love the set Push here. I was looking for it on European market, but can’t find it. I like really much yet Mamma Elephant letters, also modern script…. And many others 🙂 all of them are fantastic actually, xx

  9. The Altenew Needlework Motif stamp set has just blown me away. Flowers are usually OK but the almost unlimited uses of the set really sets it apart for me. I’ve only had it a few months but surely it will become my favorite flower stamp sets.

  10. Jennifer I Love your ”favourite things” videos they are so informative and give me great ideas for gifts for my crafting friends. Thanks for sharing all your hard work. I especially love the Gina k mandala maker set Rina designed its been on my Wishlist since it’s release so hopefully one of the stores I buy from in Australia gets it soon.

  11. My favorite stamp set is the Concord and 9th Lovely Blossoms turnabout. It looks like so much fun.
    Thanks for the wonderful video. I always look forward to these Favorite videos.

  12. Thank you so much for all the great hints and comments on your favorite things throughout 2018. It’s just so hard to pick one favorite since I wrote down a dozen things I’ll probably be purchasing but if I need to pick one – I’d probably pick the cable knit background stamp. I haven’t done much with background stamps in the past but am collecting a few now that I really like. Holiday hugs to you.

  13. Thanks for your favourite stamp list – my fav would be the Pink and Main PATTERN MAKER Clear Stamp, looks versatile for different looks. Merry Christmas.

  14. Love your favorite things list! I just jumped on board and ordered the Janes Doodles sentiment stamps at Simon Says. Got the free tiny wreath builder set too!! BONUS!! I have the bigger ones so I just had to have the tiny one too!! Thanks for all your help navigating through this crazy hobby!!

  15. Thanks for all you do!!!! For me the Altenew Dainty Swiss dots is a must, but have to say I do have quite the list going.

  16. I look forward to your list every year as I always discover something I can’t live without. My favorite stamp in this collection is the Birthday Balloons by Sugar Pea Designs. Thanks for this chance to win a gift certificate.

  17. Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for all the great stamp sets you have on this video and the wonderful sentiments. I loved how you separated the stamps in categories and all the great ideas on how to use them. Thanks.

  18. My favorite is the ink blot shop cable knit background and also the ink blot shop labels sentiments. I don’t have any stamps from this company and am excited to try them out in the future. Love all of these…. Thanks for your hard work and long video sharing your favorite things.

  19. Really appreciate the time you have taken to put these favorites together and share them with us! I love many of these stamps but the mandala set from Gina K is really fun and versatile. Also am very fond of the Simon background stamps with the removable centers. Thanks Jennifer.

  20. I love, love, love your Favorite things videos! It doesn’t do anything for my pocketbook, but hey, it ‘s only $$$!
    Thanks for the great reviews of all the awesome products!!

  21. I can never make up my mind as to my favourite stamp sets! There are so many featured here that I love♥️ Thank you so much for this yearly review of your favourite crafty things. I look forwards to this series every year!!!!
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart❤️

  22. Thank you for another awesome Crafty Favorites video. I think my favorite stamp set is the Altenew Wild Fern stamp set, so pretty and realistic. I love the movement in those ferns and I haven’t seen anything like it.

  23. It’s a toss-up for me between Gina K’s Mandala Maker and Altenew’s Life is Awesome. It is good to see your samples.

  24. I like the Mandala Maker from Gina K. I just got it a week or so ago and I’ve been having fun playing with it. I also really like the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs stamp set. But they’re all great choices.

  25. It’s too hard to pick one so I’d have to say…waffle flowers Hello and Fruit cocktail by Sunny Studio. Love this series…thank you.

  26. I really love the details in all your cards and the suggestions you provide! I really love the Flora and Fauna Avairy stamps! Thank you for all you do to provide a positive place to become inspired! I look forward to the times I can watch your tutorials!😊

  27. No doubt, my most well loved stamp set of the year is the Mandela Maker by Gina K. Such a fun set. Thanks for your valuable recommendations, Jennifer!

  28. Seriously, Jennifer, you want us to choose A favorite stamp set? So not fair!! lol I keep seeing some amazing cards with Gina K.’s mandala stamp set. I just recently got her templates (including the special gift from Simon Says Stamp), so I’m ready for it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. SO many amazing choices that it’s hard to pick one but if I had to I’d go with the Simon Says Tiny Words stamp b/c it’s versatile and I like the many choices. Thank you for the wonderful video; I can’t wait to see the others.

  30. One is so hard to pick! I like so many! I’d probably have to go with the Altenew Leaf Canopy Stamp Set, Mama Elephant Sending Hugs Stamp Set or Simon Says Big Thanks Stamp set. But they are all so good!!!

  31. There is no chance I can pick just one favorite stamp out of this bunch. I’ll never get over the amazing creativity of these amazing companies and designers!!

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 ❤️

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