This week we are thrilled to welcome Paper Smooches! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Paper Smooches, see a fantastic project by Kim Hughes – the owner – and have the opportunity to win the stamp set and coordinating dies shown below (details at the end of this post).


About Paper Smooches

Paper Smooches stamps and dies are whimsical, happy and super fun!  We pride ourselves in creating unique products that will make your projects truly stand out!  Our products are created to stand the test of time and will never retire.  We create hand-drawn art that will surely capture your heart.

Paper Smooches Designer

KimHughesHeadshot-04302014-250WToday we welcome Kim Hughes.  We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kim’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her: My name is Kim Hughes.  I am the owner and Illustrator for Paper Smooches.  We opened our doors just over three years ago and it has been a wonderful experience for me.  I have been artistic my whole life but I found scrapbooking over 15 years ago.  I have worked with many manufacturers and magazines over the years and I have been a part of nearly every aspect of the paper crafting industry.  One of my favorite positions was serving as a Go-to Gal for Paper Crafts magazine.  I think the paper crafting industry is amazing and I am thrilled to have the chance to be creative every single day.

Designer Project

I live in sunny Arizona, so I was excited to start creating with our brand new stamp set called Southwestern Charm!  I “kissed” the solid cactus by inking up the cactus and pressing it onto an uninked polka dot stamp.  It transferred the polka dots and added amazing texture!  I cut along the bottom of the cactus to add dimension and popped up the panel for added interest.



stamps: Paper Smooches (Southwestern Charm, Bold Blooms, Kissables 1, Eco Friendly, Southwest Icons dies)
inks: Stampin’ Up (Certainly Celery), Fresh Ink (Pool), Memonto (Espresso Truffle, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Pink Grapefruit)
markers: Copic (YG05, R21, Y02)
cardstock: Bazzill
other: buttons, sequin
adhesive: pop dots

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Kim Hughes for her fabulous project and to Paper Smooches for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Paper Smooches to see more of their great products and their blog for some great inspiration! In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!


71 replies on “Featured Company: Paper Smooches”

  1. I absolutely love paper smooches images, Kim is so creative. Thanks so much for a chance to win this amazing prize:-)!!!

  2. Such a cute card and stamp set!! Love how you transferred the polka dots over! Thanks for the opportunity! Love Paper Smooches!

  3. Cute card. I have many sets of paper smooches stamps because they are so versatile.

  4. I love Paper Smooches stamps and dies!! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  5. What a cute stamp set and I love how she “kissed” the stamps. It really makes the images pop!

  6. Paper Smooches is my favorite stamp company — and this new Southwestern-themed set is adorable! Kim’s designs are so creative and I love that she adds so many creative twists! Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂

  7. I love Paper Smooches stamps and dies. They always cheer up my day. Thanks to Paper Crafters Library for featuring the talented Kim and her amazing stamps.

  8. Paper Smooches name just makes me smile! Lots of interesting images. This cactus card is really cute. Thanks for featuring this company today.

  9. Have been a Kim Hughes fan forever and way before there was the Paper Smooches
    line! Would love to win!

  10. What a cute card, I love the matching die/stamp sets, no more fussy cutting.

  11. This card is so cute! Love the little lizard and appreciate the stamping tip!

  12. Oh my goodness–this new stamp set and die set is fabulous! I think there is so many possibilities with all the extra little stamps that go with the bigger stamps! So unique! Thanks for the chance to win these from PS! I love that company–thanks for spotlighting Kim!

  13. what a cute card!! i love all things southwestern, desert, and native american to name a few and would so love and be honored and excited to win this set of stamps and dies!! 🙂 and Kim how creative. i have never used paper smooches before but really love this set! thanks so much for the opportunity

  14. OMG, I love this set!!! It seems I was just asking for a set like this recently. Yay! Love Paper Smooches.

  15. Love love love Paper Smooches! Thanks for the chance to win this great stamp set and die!

  16. I’m over the moon with the lizard!!! He’s so cute. I love the texture on the Cactus. So very nicely done!!!

  17. This is such a fun set and that lizard cracks me up! Thanks for the chance to win some Paper Smooches

  18. What a fun new set! This is really darling! I love PS, Kim is wonderful!

  19. I love the paper Smooches stamps and dies. Have several in my stash and I use them a lot.
    they keep coming out with such darling sets. Love the cactus. thanks for the chance to win some more of these great stamps.

  20. Oh what a sweet card.
    I just LOVE the Paper Smooches sets I have and this one would keep the others company. Just sayin’ LOL
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativeness.
    Crafty hugs,

  21. Paper Smooches have some of the most adorable stamps and dies on the market! Thanks for featuring them, and Kim, today and allowing us a chance to win these goodies!

  22. Thanks for showcasing Paper Smootches and for meeting the designer behind the stamps. I like the fresh, fun approach and lettering style. Thanks, Kim, for sharing your talent and generous prize.

  23. I love Paper Smooches stamps and dies and Kim is absolutely amazing to her customers!

  24. What a great idea! I love the results from the kissing technique. Thank you for sharing. The stamps are darling, and die cuts that fit! How cool is that!?!

  25. Paper Smooches is quickly becoming my very favorite for stamp sets!!! I love every one of them and have every intention of owning every single one of them! Thank you Kim for your outstanding contribution to our craft rooms!!!!

  26. Congrats Kim on being featured! What a super fun stamp and die set! Great card, the “kiss” looks great in the cactus and adds so much detail!

  27. Just love anything Kim creates…she is so talented and has such great customer service too!

  28. I love PS images- Kim has some great, fun designs! Thanks so much for the chance!

  29. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PAPER SMOOCHES!!! I found out about this company from Vicky and I love all of her creation using Paper Smooches products. I love that the stamps have coordinating dies and they are all so clever! The stamps are truly amazing and make the most fun cards. Cannot wait to purchase more…or WIN some more. Have an awesome weekend!

  30. Thanks for reminding me about the kissing technique. I’m definitely going to revisit it, hopefully with your cactus. Cheers

  31. Can these stamps be any cuter!
    Love the card and the chance to win.
    THANK YOU for sharing…

  32. Oh how I love this set. We have lots of friends down in the sunny south, this set would be perfect for cards for them.

  33. Just returned from Costa Rica. All kinds of cacti ideas roaming in my head.this would fulfill many of them great set

  34. I love the whimsical flavor of this Southwest stamp set. I enjoy stamping anything with Kokopeli.

  35. thanks for the great card – I love being reminded of the different techniques that we sometimes forget to use! Fun, fun fun!!

  36. I love paper smooches. I just got my first set a few months ago. I love the whimsical and fun images. This cactus one is so darling, but, I love that there are dies to match. I now see that I tend to gravitate to stamps sets that have the matching dies. I love that it makes papercrafting fun and faster. Thanks Kim. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Oh my gosh, this stamp set is so funky — I love it!!! I love stamps designed “out of the box” and the cute cacti, lizard, and dancing Chica are adorable. Having the matching dies is an added plus!! Thanks for showing this set and your cute, cute card!!

  38. This is such a cool card. Love the fact that there are dies to go with the stamp sets. Would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance.

  39. Paper Smooches is my favorite. Love the cute idea. thanks for sharing and also the opp to win!

  40. card is so cute, I could use the Paper Smooches to make cards for Hospitalized Kids. TFS.

  41. Great card! I love Paper Smooches stamps and would love to win this set! Thank you for the chance!

  42. Very creative! I like the way you popped up the panel and cut around the cacti.

  43. Hola Chicas! Oh my Goodness, Kim has Mucho artistic talent, a great sense of humor, and Grande whimsy. Thank you for featuring Paper Smooches! It is one of my Favorite Stamping Companies and Me Encantaba!!

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