I have both this set and the hand drawn journaling panels. The hand drawn journaling panels are used in a different type of layout than these journaling stamps. Journaling stamps have a much "cleaner" line to them and are absolutely beautiful to stamp with. They emboss perfectly! I love to stamp with many different colors other than just basic black. I find that you can get quite a lot of journaling in one little journal box as well as a very unique look. I did a whole page layout with these boxes for my cat, Midnight, using each journaling box for a different letter of his name. It was quite fun. I plan on using these in card making as well. I have used the versafine stamp pads as well as versamark for these. Clear, concise stamps. Journaling stamps are more than worth the investment!
I have a rule when it comes to buying stamps-They have to be multi-purpose! These Journaling Stamps by Autumn Leaves are just that-incredibly multi-purpose. Their unique designs give you ample space for journaling and added fun with the 6 different designs. The stamps fit on a regular size square acrylic block, so their is no need to buy a special size block to accommodate them (again, saving you money!)
They are definite must have for all scrappers.
I agree with Kierrala. I don't usually use stamps in my scrapbooking, but this product provides a great way to incorporate the use of stamps and a convenient place to journal. They are durable. I love the size and the different shapes. Tip: When you stamp, it helps to put a piece of foam or something that is a little soft or rubbery underneath your paper. It makes the lines crisp and even. Also, you must use a stamping block with this product.
I'm a mother of a 2 year old. I don't always have the time to do my journaling in one sitting. These are not only cute looking on the page, but it simplifies everything.
I have used these on almost half of my pages since I got them a year ago.
I have also taken the parts in bold (quotations, brackets, etc,) and used embossing on them so they would stand out.
I love these stamps. They stamp very nicely. Clear stamps are so great. These add a nice touch to any page where you would like to journal. They are nice sized. I've even used some of them and didn't stamp the other bracket to be able to stamp again and expand the journal area.