Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guest Designer Search - AUGUST

Hello amazingly talented friends!

Here is your chance to be a part of the Paper Smooches team for a month!

Our Guest Designer will receive at least two stamp sets and a mixture of dies, get a blog badge and will have their name and projects featured here on the PS blog for a month.

You will have approx. two weeks to show us your talent!  You can submit as many projects as you like and past submissions are welcome.  Guest designers are not chosen randomly.  We will be looking for designers who stand out in one (or more) of the following categories:

·        great use of color
·        outstanding design
·        mad coloring skills
·        fun paper piecing
·        pure cleverness
You will need to use a Paper Smooches stamp, die or any of our FREE digi stamps.  You can submit to our call with "old and new" projects...and projects that you create for our SPARKS Challenge are perfectly acceptable..

The deadline is Wednesday, July 15

Our guest designer will be announced on July 16

If you have tried out in the past...I hope you reapply - We LOVE looking at your beautiful creations.

Thank you soooo much for sharing your talent with us   :)

a fun challenge

Hi Friends
I am joining forces with Ellen Hutson to bring you a challenge that incorporate both of our products.  Fun, right?

There will be a random winner of a $50. gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store - woohooo!!

I played along...
Paper Smooches - Geographic, Bold Buzzwords
Ellen Hutson - Bold Blossoms Dies, Bokeh Dots
Ink - Memento - Dandelion and Bamboo Leaves, Hero Arts - Unicorn
cardstock, button and twine - source unknown

I stamped the circles in the background first...then the polka dots along the top.
I then die cut the flower and leaves...and stamped my sentiment.
I found a cute center for the flower...a clear button with a white edge and twine - voila!

Emily made this adorable card for the challenge - how cute is this??!
(see the CLASSroom blog for more details)

I hope you play along as well
xx Kim

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


oh my gosh, I am thrilled that you are liking our newest stamps and dies...that makes me SO HAPPY :)  Happy July 1st!!

(Paper Die, Best Buds)

Valerie Ward is our guest designer this month and I am so incredibly excited about that - she is a delight.

(Best Buds, Stitches Dies)

A butterfly has 12,000 eyes.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JULY 2015 Paper Smooches stamps and dies

I am excited to share our July 2015 release with you!

Our new stamps and dies will release at 8:00pm (pacific time) on June 30th
We will send out a newsletter tonight with product samples.  Just wait until you see what our design team has created with the new stamps and dies - your socks will be knocked off!
(July product links will work as soon as they go live, tonight)

Please welcome...

...coordinates with our Pip Squeaks stamp set

...coordinates with our Giddy Bugs stamp set

...coordinates with our Botanicals 3 stamp set


July 2015 TAM stamp set

TAM = Thanks A Million

This clear 4 x 6 stamp set is FREE with every
$60. retail order placed between
June 30th (at 8:00pm PT) through July 31st 
(at 8:00pm PT)
(based on subtotal after any coupons or discounts)

This stamp set will automatically be added to qualifying orders. 
 (This promotion does not require a code and you will not see it in your cart)

This stamp set is also available to purchase.


Today's the day - yay!!
I will share the entire July release here...after this blog post :)
Remember that Best Buds and Paisleys Dies shown here will be available at 8:00pm PT tonight

Best Buds

Paisleys Dies

(Sentiment Sampler)

(Happy Birthday Words Dies)

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

xxoo Kim

Monday, June 29, 2015


I am so very excited to release our newest stamps and dies tomorrow at 8:00 pm pacific time.
I will post the full reveal tomorrow...

I have some blog hop winners to announce.
Thank you all for leaving such super sweet comments.  I am thrilled that you love what you see :)
HUGE congrats to the four winners from our PS DT blog hop!  These lucky winners will receive a $25. gift code to use at our online store.  Winners...please send an e-mail to to claim your prize:

1. from Melissa's blog:

GORGEOUS!!! Love it! :-D

2. from Alice's blog:

Debbie Selby said...
Such a nice card to thank someone for a dinner night.
June 25, 2015 at 7:11 AM

3. from Michele's blog:
Well this is some serious cuteness overload!!!! What a fun design!!!

4. from Laura's blog:

What a lovely card!! I like how you created that banner with the curved die-so clever!!

Shindig Two
(releases on June 30)

(Pip Squeaks, Curly Clouds Dies, Scalloped Frames Dies)

Flowers 2 Dies
(releases on June 30)

(Frame 4 Die, Scripty Sayings)

(Pretty Phrases, Needle Little Love)

America once issued a 5-cent bill.

xx Kim

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Recap 7.28

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Savannah O'Gwynn here today to share the newest Virtual Smooches videos and Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!!!!! 

First up-- be sure to check out the following videos, as well as our Featured Fan, on the Virtual Smooches blog.  
  • Pinterest Inspired Paint card- Kalyn has done it again! You have got to check out her amazing Pinterest-inspired card:) She is so talented and creative- LOVE it! Here's a sneak:
    Next-- TODAY the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge goes live! Starting with this new term, our challenges will start on SUNDAY 12:01am PST and end on SATURDAY at 11:59 pm PST. Winners will be shared on MONDAYS:)
    Today starts our June Designer Drafts challenge. 

    The June Designer Drafts challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, June 28th. Be sure to link up your creation before July 4th at 11:59pm PSTClick HERE for more details.

    And finally... I would love to share with you our June Picture Perfect challenge winner!! Sylvie took the win with this BEAUTIFUL bookmark! Look at that stamping with the geometric design! WOWZA! Fab job, Sylvie! 

    That's it for me today! I do hope you will join in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges!! We would love to stop by your blog and check out your creations! 

    Thanks so much for stopping by! Be blessed:}

    Saturday, June 27, 2015


    (Botanicals 3, Gently Seasoned Two)

    (Thanks Word Die)

    (Pinked Circles Dies, Friend Word Die)

    When asked to name his favorite among all his paintings, Pablo Picasso replied “the next one.”

    xo Kim