Tuesday, March 31, 2015

APRIL 2015 Paper Smooches stamps and dies

Please welcome our newest stamps and dies
They will be available at 8:00pm (pacific time) tonight, March 31st.

You will find all of our new products (as soon as they are released)  HERE.

...of course we will send a newsletter with more details and card samples tonight.

This is our APRIL 2015 release...

Hip Hands

Twiggy Florets

Positive Strokes Two
(a larger version of our 3 x 4 stamp set that we just discontinued)

Kudos Two
(a larger version of our 3 x 4 stamp set that we just discontinued)

We Adore You Icons 

...coordinates with We Adore You

Big Vases

Ruffle Pleats

Frame 2

Happy Birthday Words



Mini Cupcake


We're back!

The annual retreat was terrific. I laughed so hard and I had so much fun!!  It proved to be such a productive and insightful weekend for the crafting industry in general. We are so happy that we were able to attend, and rub shoulders with so many super talented and inspirational people.

To each of my amazing and loyal customers... thank you for being who you are! We hope you enjoyed Paper Smooches' sale over the weekend, as our thanks to you. We will have all these special orders filled, and on their way to you, in the next few days.

Thank you so much!

Our NEW April stamp and die release goes live at 8:00pm pacific time tonight (3/31)
I will post the whole release after this blog post.
I am so excited and I hope you are as well.  :)

This is a list of our April stamps and dies, so if you have seen a project using them over the past few days, they will be available to purchase tonight.

Hip Hands
Twiggy Florets
Positive Strokes Two
Kudos Two

We Adore You Icons 
Big Vases
Ruffle Pleats
Frame 2
Happy Birthday Words
Mini Cupcake

PS DT Blog Hop winners are:

from Pamela's blog - 
Maxine Says:
Love the creativity of your card.

from Teri's blog - 
What a fun card!
Thanks and have a great weekend!
from Kalyn's blog - 
Evelynon March 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm said:
Love the brush strokes and the bold color!

from Kay's blog - 
I love this set and can't wait to get it!!! Love the colours

Winners, please e-mail me at info@papersmoochesstamps.com to claim your $25.00 prize - CONGRATS!!

Hip Hands

(Stitched Flourishes, Tiny Hearts Dies)

Big Vases

  • Positive Strokes 2
  • Twiggy Florets
  • Slang Gang
  • Feline Friends
  • Feline Friends Icons
  • Pinked Circles
Since the 1990s, Carmel, Indiana has been replacing all signaled intersections with roundabouts. Benefits include gas savings of 24k gallons/year per roundabout; construction costs $125,000 less per intersection; injury accidents dropped by 80 percent and total accidents dropped by 40 percent.

xx Kim

Monday, March 30, 2015


Our new stamps and dies shown below will be available to purchase on 
March 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. 

Twiggy Florets

(Borders 1 Dies, Just for you Icons Dies)

(Twiggy Florets)

In the US, the “we’ll be back after these messages” often seen during kid shows of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s were mandated by the FCC to help children differentiate between the TV show and commercials.

Love ya!!  Kim

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Recap 3.29

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends! 

***********************GIVEAWAY ALERT***********************
There are several ways to enter to win some PS gift certificates---- check out THIS video and check out THIS blog hop! Be sure to enter to win--- you could win a gift certificate to the PS store! LUCKY! 

There's also a sale--- check it out HERE

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 on the Virtual Smooches blog. 

  • 2nd Anniversary and GIVEAWAYS- Trav and I have created a video sharing info about what's been going on in "Savannahland" for the last year! We are celebrating 2 years with Virtual Smooches -- and don't forget there are 5 GIVEAWAYS including 4 gift certificates to the PS store! Deadline for giveaways: April 1st, 11:59pm PST! Click HERE to watch and enter to win! Here's a sneak: 
  • Patterned Pastel Spring Card- Kalyn has shared a video this week that will definitely bring you smiles! This card is all about spring! Here's a sneak: 
Also 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:)
And this week.... create any project using Paper Smooches stamps and dies for this fun challenge! 
Create ANYTHING and link it up to our challenge! 

The Anything Goes (wk5) challenge starts at 12:01am PST Sunday, March 29th. Be sure to link up your creation before April 4th at 11:59pm PST. Click HERE for more details.

And finally... I would love to share with you our March Anything Goes (wk3) challenge winner!! Jill Hawkins shared this card which was picked up for publication for a special Paper Crafts Magazine (which never was printed). We know why it was picked up!!! This card is SUPER AWESOME!!! Great card, Jill!!! ****Honestly, this week's challenge was SUPER hard to pick only one winner! Everyone knocked our socks off!  
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, March 28, 2015


(Scripty Sayings)

(Rainbow Die, Chit Chat)

(Butterfly Duet Dies, Birthday Sampler)

(Borders 1 Dies, Surf & Turf)

A woman donated a kidney to her boss, who then fired her when she took too long to 
recover from the operation.

xx Kim

Friday, March 27, 2015


(A Magical Spring stamps and dies, Spectrum stamps and dies, Baby Bow die)

(Butterfly Duet Dies, Luminous Spring)

(Eco Friendly)

The Beatles have sold more records than Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Nirvana, the Beach Boys AND Kanye West combined by over 30 million units.

xoxo Kim

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Paper Smooches SALE!!


Hey friends...a heads up!
The last time Paper Smooches had a big sale...it was enormously successful...so I want to let you know that it might take us a little longer than normal to get orders out the door.  We hope you enjoy the sale.

* You will receive 25% off your entire order when you apply the coupon code PSSALE2015 to your order before checking out.  (If there is an issue, please type the coupon code in the comments box).

* You will receive a free "thanks" stamp (shown above).  The stamp is approx. 1/2" x 1 1/2". (while supplies last).

* You will receive FREE US shipping if your order is over $50. (based on subtotal, after discount is applied).

* You will receive our FREE TAM stamp set called "Luminous Spring" for ALL orders over $60. (based on subtotal, after discount is applied).  If we run out of Luminous Spring, your free TAM set will be replaced with "I Blank You" stamp set.  We don't anticipate this happening, but it's hard to predict demand when there is a sale.

The sale code is only valid on products that are available, and in stock.

PS DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches April release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on March 31st at 8:00pm pacific time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.  
To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25. prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, March 29th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Tuesday, March 31st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.  

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

I am excited to share a new stamp set called Twiggy Florets and a die called Ruffle Pleats.
I stamped and colored the flowers and assembled the ruffle pleats....and stitched along the top.
I used striped patterned paper to balance out the color.
The ruffle pleat die is approx. 2 3/4" wide.  I added another pleat on the end to extend it.

You can tell identical twin babies apart from their navels, since navel is a scar and 
thus they’re different.

Have a wonderful day
xx Kim

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


yay, tomorrow is our PS DT blog hop...and you will have your first peeks at our May stamp and die release :)  I hope you are excited...I know I am !!

(Fancy Frames Icons Dies, We Adore You)

(Squared Die, Scalloped Frames Dies)

Awww, well today is Michelle's last day as our guest.  It was SO WONDERFUL having her.  Thank you Michelle - you are amazing!!  xoxo

(Luminous Spring, We Adore You, Gift Tags 2 Dies)

An amateur bowler who almost killed himself trying to bowl the perfect match – 36 straight strikes. He grew increasingly dizzy and sweaty but got 35. In the final frame, he left the last pin standing. A doctor said he had bowled through a stroke and required heart surgery.