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 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.
Autumn Leaves has great quality stamps. I really like these journaling ones--and they come in the clamshell (harder plastic case) for even easier storage than some other clear stamps. This set is a great way to add a great-looking spot for journaling on your page.
I just love the clear stamps by Autumn Leaves. They are flexible, durable, easy and wonderful to use, and quick and easy to clean. The clear aspect of them makes positioning the stamp right where you want it perfectly. Would highly recommend!