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. My favorite stamp set is the SSS Tiny Words because I believe it would be very versatile and can be used with so many different styles of cards.

  2. Love the Altenew needle work motif stamp. Loved it when you used it previously & happy to see it on your most recent list.

  3. So many awesome ones, but I think Penned Elegance by PTI is my favorite. Thanks for all the hard work and making this amazing video!

  4. Tough choice to pick a favorite! I know I really need the SSS Tiny Words Stamp Set but that Gina K Mandala Maker Stamp Set looks so interesting!

  5. Hi Jennifer! I think my favorite has to be the SSS Tiny Words set. Just too good to pass up! Thanks so much for another awesome video!!

  6. Hi Jennifer! I never win the giveaways but I just had to thank you for putting together such a great video. I can’t imagine all the time it took you, but just when I told myself “no more stamps”, I found at least 2 on here I just HAVE to have! Lol. I think my favorite though, is the Mama Elephant Sending Hugs. Thanks again!

  7. Jennifer, you brighten the day for thousands of us! I like the “handstamped by” set the best. Never underestimate the power of a handstamped card! Yes!

  8. Altenew’s Bountiful Branches is my favorite. I could do soooooooooo much with that one. Thanks, Jennifer for sharing your faves.

  9. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with all of us. Wow–so many beautiful stamp sets but I am intrigued by Altenew’s Sewn With Love.

  10. It is so hard to pick one but I will have to say that My Favorite things sending prayers would come in very handy, there have been a lot of people I have had to make cards for all kinds of reasons and this set would be very good. Thanks for all the time and effort it takes to make these videos.

  11. There are so many beautiful stamp sets available but the Honey Bee Design Sympathy stamp set is one that I would use a lot. Whether for a Get Well card, or a sympathy card, or just to let someone know that I care…this is a must-have

  12. What a start off for the most sort after series of 2018! I’ve been waiting😀. Hands down, those Altenew stamps are amazing! I currently own one set. But when I saw that cross stitched one…OMG! BRILLANT! Thanks Jenn for all the work you do to present us with this much anticipated series. I know I speak for every one!

  13. So many great sets, I have the Honey Bee With Sympathy set and it really is so versatile and easy to use. I love the SSS Beautiful Flowers 2 and the Altenew Wild Ferns, both going on my wishlists!

  14. My favorite stamp is SSS Beaufitul Flower 2. I saw it in one of your tutorial and I bought one a few ago. I will be using it soon!

  15. Altenew has so many that I love, the build a flower Anemone Coronaria is just beautiful!! But I also love really versatile stamps like the pin stripe background one!

  16. I think I like the Sunny Studios fruit cocktail stamp set as I have had my eye on it for awhile! Jennifer I so look forward to these videos every year and appreciate the time and effort you put into them. They are also my favourites!!! xo Andrea

  17. The Pink and Main Pattern Maker stamp set is already in my wishlist! I would have so much fun coming up with lots of combinations!

  18. Too many choices but the Simon Says Tiny Sentiments fill a gap in my collection. I’ve been adding more front sentiments lately.

  19. I really look forward to your My Favorite Things series. It’s great to get some great suggestions on some tried and true stamp sets; its also fun to see which ones are already in my collection.

  20. Thank you Jennifer for your awesome videos! I own the Altenew Pinstripes stamp and use it often. It is so useful for backgrounds and fun accent. You inspire me every day and I wait for your videos to be posted!

  21. Thank you for all the hard work you put into these videos! I look forward to seeing them. Embarrassed to say that I see many of my sets have made it to your list. The two new ones that caught my eyes were Unicorns and Rainbows by Essentials by Ellen, and the PaperTrey Fauna set. Besides butterflies, I seem to be collecting unicorn. Memrmaid and sea life stamps!

  22. My favorite stamp set would be the ink blot shop arts and crafts icons and sentiments. Thank you for taking the time to create and share your favorite stamps video with us. 👏😊

  23. My favorite…the Tiny Words by SSS. I love stamps that work in “small” ways…versatile and these will stay on my desk! Thank you.

  24. WOW!!! So many to pick from, I would have a real hard time doing a video like this. You do have great favs! I look forward to your videos all the time, the different ideas you come up with are wonderful & thank you!! I love all the turnabout stamps and the crafty one is so cool, would love to get this set!!! Thanks for sharing with us your favs! Please know we all appreciate the time and effort you put into your blog and videos! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

  25. Well, I read the question for comments first then watched the video thinking it would clarify which I like best. Didn’t work, it was “oh, I like this one” followed by “this one is great”, repeat these over and over to have an idea as to which stamp I like best — most all of them!

  26. I’m always looking for more unique sentiment stamp sets. Definitely interested in the AE Simple Sentiments. I hope next year we get some funny ones like where CZ designs tends to go.

  27. I love the Fauna stamp set by Papertrey Ink. I can’t wait to see your upcoming video on the card you made with that set! I already have two other sets with seahorses, turtles and jellyfish but I can’t get enough of the underwater themed stamp sets. I may have been a mermaid in anothe life.😀

  28. My favorite from your list is the Altenew Dainty Swiss Dots. It reminds me of the Altenew stencil Feeling Dotty in how you can make it a double dot pattern.

  29. I really like all of them, but my favorite is the SimonSays Beautiful flowers 1 and 2 I use them for every thing. I really appreciate all you do. I love your videos. You are Number 1 in my book. You deserve a metal for all you do, Your videos are so inspiring, that is how I got most of my stamp sets. I speak for all crafters, thank you again, I wish you and your family the very best Christmas, and a very Happy New Year.

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