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. Altenew layered stamps are genius! I have not noticed the Avery Elle sentiments until now and must check them out.

  2. Hi Jennifer.
    I am new to this community and ran into your channel by way of stamping for my Happy Planner. So I’ve been stamping since October 2018. It has given me a creative outlet that I could never have imagined. I had so very many questions in the beginning and slowly, one video and blog post at a time, I am now tentatively making cards and still playing in my planner of course. Thank you so much for sharing your expertise so freely. I’ve used your links to subscribe to Hero Arts and buy a few other products with efforts to give back in a small way to all that you’ve given me. As for the stamps and products above, I find them all interesting and I’m excited to try anything as a I continue to learn. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Evette

  3. Oh gosh, so many great stamps, thank you for this great video. My favorites would have to be the SSS center cut heart background and the PPP Encouraging greetings.

  4. I love SSS Beautiful Flowers. I didn’t realize there was a Beautiful Flowers 2 until I saw it in your video. Now it’s on my wish list!

  5. Altenew Bountiful Branch is my favorite from this video, since I already have Beautiful flowers 2. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. First let me say, Thank You, for all the work that must go into putting this series together . It is a highlight to see what you select as your favorites. Hard to pick just one, Neat and Tangled nailed it with “No Words” – always hard cards to make but with this it will be easier.

  7. I really like the SSS tiny words stamp set. As a matter of fact, I purchased this set during the Black Friday sales. I appreciate all the ways you’ve taught us to incorporate multiple sets. I also have really heard my eye on the Altenew seen with love set. I’ve purchased several Altenew but don’t have this one.

  8. I love all your selections!! Not sure how you can possibly choose your favorites out of so many possibilities! Love your “favorite crafty” video series, so informative… and enabling at the same time! I purchased two of the mini ink trays from and would have never know about such a great product had you not featured them in one of your videos!! I suppose if I HAD to choose a favorite, it would be Altenew’s “BUILD A FLOWER CORONARIA.” I am in awe of some of the artwork produced with the amazing flower stamp sets from Altenew! For sentiments, I like Simon Says Stamp’s “EVERYTHING TOGETHER.” Keep up the great work and the inspirational videos!

  9. Thank you so much for this video. Can’t wait to try Lawn Fawn Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Die. This has been very educational for me. Thanks for all of them.

  10. Wow this is a labor of love, thanks for doing this . So many to choose from. I think my favorite is the altenew needlework stamp so many great sentiments and love the designs as welll

  11. I look forward to this series every year! We all appreciate how much work goes into creating this for us! It’s hard to pick just one stamp set with all these wonderful selections, but I think I’ll go with Gina K Designs Mandala Builder! So creative and perfect with the amazing wreath builder set!
    Jan Arnold

  12. Your choice is definitely exquisite!
    Love watching your videos even if they are long..thanks for the effort you put to bring us different cardmaking technique videos and inspiration!

  13. Thanks for doing this series again. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to make. I love all of Concord & 9th turnabout stamps, and the wreath stamps and the lovely blossoms are on this year’s wish list, but I also love Gina K’s mandala maker.
    Marianne x

  14. I haven’t attempted layering stamps, but the Altenew Floral Art Stamp Set makes me tempted to try. The fact that it comes with the folded out instruction guide would be a big plus, as I often take stamps away for the weekend and I’m not in an area where I can access the internet to check out a video.

  15. Everything is so pretty, but I really love the Thanks set from SSS and the Mandalas set from Technique Tuesday. Those are fabulous.

  16. The Gina K (Rina K) Mandala maker is so fun to use. Gina’s family is the sweetest too! I can see why you are such great friends!

  17. I’m finding it humorous to only have to pick one favorite when there’s SO MANY that make my favorites list! If I have to pick one favorite it’s Concord & 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout. I’ve never tried one and am anxious to give this a go! BTW, a BIG thanks to you for gathering all the supplies you love and creating the video. It’s clear you spent a ton of time doing this. I’m grateful!

  18. I like the all the “punny” stamp sets. They just make me giggle! Thank you for making stamping fun. I really enjoy learning from you!

  19. My favorite stamp set that I would like to get is the Gina K mandala maker stamp set. You made such a pretty card with it, I would like to try it one day.

  20. So many to choose from! I love Picket Fences’ ways to get well. And any of the Concord & 9th Turnabout sets.
    I love your favorite things series. I’ve been watching them for years.

  21. I absolutely love Altenew and Gina K stamps. I don’t know how you choose what is your favorite, because in reality, I’d keep every last one of them!

  22. I always love when you do this series! Thanks for sharing all of your favorite things. 🙂 One of my favorite stamps from your list is the Cable Knit Background stamp from Ink Blot Shop.

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