Freebie Friday: Paper Smooches

Paper Smooches Market Fresh Laura Bassen

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Welcome back to Freebie Friday! I hope you all had a fabulous week. It is March break this week so the house has been full of kids and noise and fun. Vacations are nice, but sometimes staycations are just what we need!

This week, we are lucky to have our friends from Paper Smooches back on the blog. Paper Smooches is such a fun brand! Owner and designer Kim Hughes puts a lot of herself in the stamps and dies. Her handwriting lives on, her humour is shared with all and her drawings … wow … her drawings are fun and humorous and serious and beautiful and special. The Paper Smooches brand has something for everyone. Whether you need a card to cheer up a friend, to make your teenager laugh, or to remind someone you are thinking of them, Paper Smooches has an image and a sentiment for your card.

Paper Smooches Laurie Schmidlin Birthday Buddies

This card by Laurie Schmidlin features the Birthday Buddies stamp set. This set includes a chick, a gopher, a dog, a fish, and even a worm. With a little imagination, you can create a beaver, a groundhog, or a mole. You can also get matching Buddies dies for these fun animals.

Paper Smooches Market Fresh Laura Bassen

The Market Fresh stamp set that Laura Bassen used on this card cracks me up. I can totally see people saying, “I Love You More Than Coupons!”  How totally silly is that! Silly and fun for sure.

Paper Smooches Slang Gang Kalyn Kepner

Kalyn Kepner used the Slang Gang stamp set on this card. This set makes me think of all the things my kids and their friends say and text to each other. Kim really summed up a generation’s worth of slang with this set! My personal favourite is the ‘Adorbs’ sentiment.

These stamps and dies, plus hundreds of others, can be found at Paper Smooches online store.

Paper Smooches Sets


If you are a fan of Paper Smooches, or stamping in general, take a look at the inspiring design team projects, videos, weekly challenges and more. Follow Paper Smooches in the following places:


Friends of Scrapbook Expo


For this week’s giveaway, Kim has graciously offered a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend. She thought it would be a treat for the winner to be able to choose their prize themselves while shopping at the Paper Smooches online store. Thanks, Kim!


Paper Smooches $25 Gift Certificate


For your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches online store, leave a comment on this blog post telling us if you are a card maker, scrapbooker or both and if you use stamps on both cards and layouts. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, March 26th. While you are at it, why not show Paper Smooches some love and leave them a comment on their Facebook page and let them know that you saw this blog post.

Last week’s Freebie Friday was sponsored by our friends at Chameleon Pens. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post!  The lucky winner of the 5 Pen Earth Tones set is … Pam B.

Chameleon Pens March 20 winner

Congratulations Pam B.! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Chameleon Pen winner’ in the subject line.

Would you like a chance to win two single day passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice? You can learn more about the #IWannaGoSBE giveaway here. I will be announcing a winner on next week’s blog post.

Don’t forget … If you want a chance to win the Paper Smooches gift certificate, you need to leave a comment on this post.

Thanks for joining me this week! See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative. Don’t forget to visit the Scrapbook Expo YouTube Channel for lots of amazing videos filled with tips and inspiration.

~ Jen


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87 thoughts on “Freebie Friday: Paper Smooches

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    How fun these cards are!
    I make cards and scrapbook.
    I love making things with
    paper! I use stamps for
    Carla from Utah

  2. Jenny says:

    I am a scrapbooker mainly but do cards. I do use stamps a little in my scrapbooking especially when there is a nice phrase or shape.
    Those stamps and cards are adorable!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. Jenelle Reyes says:

    I am a card maker and I love using stamps on my cards! I love these cards that were created! Awesome Paper Smooches stamp sets! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  4. Barbara Carlson says:

    I wasn’t familiar with these one but haven’t been in to stamping that long. They are adorable.

  5. Sandi B says:

    I love making layouts of my grandkids and also make cards for birthdays and Christmas. I have a ton of stamps and really never used them much. But, with all the fabulous stamps today, I find that I am using them more and more. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. NJ Smith - I'm so excited! And I just Can't Hide it! says:

    I am enjoying the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim and having lots of fun with the Crops and Make N’ Takes

  7. Regina Furman says:

    I just love Paper Smooches! I am a card maker (kind of new at it) and fell in love with the PS stamps/dies the first time I saw them! I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. marylouh says:

    Paper Smooches has the cutest stamps. I have a lot of them – but can always use more.
    thanks for the chance to pick up some I don’t have.

  9. Nina Oelke says:

    Absolutely love the cards. I do both scrapbooking and cards but mainly scrapbooking. I use stamps for both 🙂

  10. Jeff Sheats says:

    These cards are really great. I am a card maker and I want to make more use of stamping on my cards.

  11. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    I make cards mainly but have made layouts. Lately I have been doing a lot on canvas. But I do use stamps on all of the above. I love stamping and using it in different techniques and on different projects. Your cards are so cute. I really like the chick. It is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win too. HUGS

  12. Josephine says:

    I’m both a card maker and a new scrapbooker. I mainly stamp only on cards but would love to try stamping on layouts as well!

  13. Brittany Ross says:

    I love paper smoochers! All of their stamps are super cute. I’m a card maker and PL addict.

  14. makalah says:

    I’m primarily a cardmaker, but have made 1.5 scrapbooks and did a ton of stamping in those. I have a lot of stuff ready to go for future albums too, but I do a lot of cards until I print all my pictures. 🙂

  15. Joan VanCourt says:

    Oh my. I LOVE PAPER SMOOCHES. I make cards to give as encouragement and to give as gifts. ( I make cards for my 85 yr old mother so she has gifts to give to her friends.) I am also a scrapbooker. My first set of PS was Chubby Chums. I find Paper Smooches so easy to work with. I just bought Bosom Buddy for the friendly and fun sentiments. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Tammy W says:

    I love Paper Smooches Stamps! I am mostly a card maker but do occasionally scrapbook and i use stamps on both.
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!

  17. Snazzy JJ says:

    I am a huge fan of Ps, as my stamping drawer can attest. Kim has the greatest sense of humor and the cutest images.

  18. Marissa says:

    Mostly cards and jewelry. No actual scrapbooking Since I don’t take pictures. I love paper piecing Paper Smooches stamps. They are so great for that!

  19. Linda K says:

    I am a card maker and love it. Now that I think about it, I’ve been making cards for 13 years. Wow. Love rubber/clear stamps of all kinds.

  20. Valerie Ward says:

    I do mostly cards now, but I used to be an avid scrapbooker (until I discovered making cards 4years ago!). I use stamps on cards only, but I’ve been wanting to get back on track with pages and using stamps in them would be fun! I love Paper Smooches- check out my blog my work with them! 😉

  21. Marilynne Wasielewski says:

    These stamps are so darn cute! I scrapbook, art journal and make cards, too. I do use stamps most often for cards and mixed media journal pages. Thanks for the chance to win the Paper Smooches!

  22. Laura Yee says:

    Paper Smooches makes me happy. Love to use in designing cards and knowing that it will make the recipient happy too! Thanks for a chance to win.

  23. judy says:

    I am a scrapbooker but have recently started making cards. Have never thought to use stamps in my scrapbooking. Just starting so more supplies would be great. Thank you for the chance to win

  24. rosemarie c says:

    Thanks for introducing me to a new stamp company!! Always fun to see what is new in paper crafting on the Expo emails.

  25. Lisa Norstrom says:

    I am a card maker and I love stamping and all things stamps – I really love cute and whimsical stamps and it would not be hard to spend $25.00 and then some on those cute Paper Smooches stamps – thanks for the chance to win such a cool prize!

  26. Alice says:

    Just recently discovered PS…love your products and card ideas. I’m a card maker and love to scrapbook too.

  27. Gwen Burns says:

    I am a scrapbooker and card maker. I use lots of stamps on my cards but have rarely used them for scrapbooking. Thanks for the nudge.

  28. Amy Seigler says:

    I’m both a card maker and scrapbooker. I love to ale both. The joy it brings to others make me so happy. Love the market fresh stamp set!! It’s adorable!

  29. Lisa Thomas says:

    I’m both a scrapbooker and card maker and I love using stamps on both! Free paper would be so sweet!

  30. Kathy Valunas says:

    I do a lot of layout work but not much scrapbooking per se, but I am an avid card designer and love using stamps AND dies, AND so enjoy hand coloring the stamped images. I often make my own background papers so using stamps to enhance the creative experience is a BIG perk for me.

  31. Rebecca Yahrling says:

    I am more of a card maker than a scrapbooker. Though I have done scrapbooking, it’s been several years. I wish I had more time to do both on a regular basis. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Joan K says:

    I do both card making and scrapbooking, but probably more card making lately. I have several Paper Smooches sets, and they are so cute! I am always amazed at the new ideas Kim and her crew come up with. 🙂

  33. Lynnette Cyparski says:

    I began as a scrapbooker but do more cards now than pages. Stamps have been used in both my books and on my cards.

  34. Jeannie Brown says:

    I am a scrapbooker and cardmaker. Stamps add a wonderful dimension to both cards and scrapbooks. Stamps can be used to make cute, inexpensive embellishments and focals. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  35. Janet says:

    I make scrapbooks and just started making cards. I have used stamps mostly with cards up to this point. Willing to try something new. Thanks for the ideas.

  36. Sara B says:

    I am mostly a card maker at this point. I got into the papercraft hobby when I was pregnant, intending to scrapbook my babies. But then I found the blank 12×12 pages to be extremely intimidating! So I went with a smaller format, cards, and now so many people ask me to make cards for them that I hardly have any time to scrapbook!! But I love making cards too, so the creative outlet is still there.

  37. Gail W says:

    I am both a scrapper and a card maker, I love being able to go to my supplies and put something handmade together for a special someone. I also love the Happy Bird Day card! The flowers around it just make me happy! Thanks for the scrapbook expo blog always full of great ideas!

  38. Sandie Pfeiffer says:

    I love this cute brand of stamps and the card samples. Thanks for making available on your website.

  39. Stephania Nelson says:

    I scrapbook and make cards. I mostly use stamps for cards, though. Stamping on a 12 x 12 page is too intimidating!

    I like the stamps you are giving away. They are really cute without being too “precious”. Thanks for the chance to win them!

  40. Kathy Gathart Carter says:

    I love the Birthday Stamp a Set almost as much as I love Paper Smooches. I would love to win a gift card and be able to get a set of stamps. Oh, that would be fabulous!!! Thank you for doing an awesome giveaway. And thank you scrapbook Expo for sponsoring paper smooches

  41. Christi Steinbeck says:

    I make cards and scrapbook and use stamps on both ! I love paper smooches but being disabled I have not been able to afford to buy a lot of them. This would be such a blessing to me! Good Luck to everyone! 🙂

  42. Hollyk1226 says:

    I scrapbook and make cards. For my wedding last year I made all the invitations and thank you cards.

  43. Laurie Black says:

    These cards are so fun and quirky!
    I make cards and scrapbooks, use stamps on cards, mostly die cuts with scrapbooking.

  44. Tona says:

    I make both cards & layouts. I also stamp on both but I tend to do the majority of my stamping on cards.

  45. Kim Ross says:

    I am almost exclusively a cardmaker. I use stamps on every card. Paper Smooches is my favorite stamp company. I love Kim’s designs! Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂

  46. Alexis W. says:

    I do both scrapbooking and cardmaking as well as other paper crafts. I use stamps on both, as long as they go with whatever I’m creating. My daughter has gotten into it as well, she’s six but very artsy.

  47. Madison Lunt says:

    I’m both! I love to Scrapbook and create cards for all seasons, holidays or any special occasion. I started Scrapbooking about 10 years ago and I’ve saved soo much money by creating my own cards instead of picking out something random at the store. By doing this it makes the card personal and they know that you took the time to design the card specifically for them. I love using stamps on everything by my collection is quite. To win this contest would be amazing because I love your Booth.

  48. Jina W. says:

    I am a card maker and scrapbooker. I use stamps on both. Would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  49. Ann says:

    Super cute cards. Paper Smooches stamps are so adorable. Would love to win a GC for them. Thank you to Scrapbook Expo and Kim at Paper Smooches for the chance. I follow their FB page and stopped by and left them some love.

  50. Ann says:

    So sorry forgot to include this answer on my previous post. I am a card maker and scrapbooker and use stamps on both.

  51. Irene Grau says:

    I love Paper Smooches. Have a nice stash of their stamps and dies — but there’s always a long wish list still. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Donna G says:

    I love Paper Smooches. I make cards, school projects and scrapbook. Thanks for the chance to win.

  53. Patricia Townsend says:

    I make cards and do some scrapbooking. Mostly cards. I use my stamps only on my cards.

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