Freebie Friday – Paper Smooches

Love by Jen Walker for Weekly Scrapper

Freebie Friday with Jen Walker

Welcome to Freebie Friday! This week I had the pleasure of working with stamps and dies from Paper Smooches. These stamps and dies are designed by Kim Hughes, who is known for her whimsical designs and wonderful handwritten fonts. Each set can be mixed and matched with pieces from other sets.

Love by Jen Walker for Weekly Scrapper

The love word and heart dies come from the Love & Cherish die set.

You + Me = Awesome by Jen Walker for Weekly Scrapper

Using the brand new Fruit People dies along with the coordinating Cute Fruit stamps, this card came together easily. Kim puts lots of focus on each and every detail and it shows in pieces such as the tiny mustache and arm and leg dies for these fruit characters. They were a lot of fun to work with and I enjoyed trying the different accessories (hat, glasses, bow tie, etc.) on the fruit pieces.

Love You by Jen Walker for Weekly Scrapper

I created this very simple card using the Lots of Love stamp set to show how you can create an elegant card using only a stamped sentiment.

Friends of Scrapbook Expo

Would you like to win a prize pack from Paper Smooches?

Paper Smooches

For your chance to win these products, leave a comment on this blog post telling us what kind of paper crafting class you would like to take if given the chance. Would it be cardmaking, layout based, mixed media, stamping, etc.. The giveaway runs until 6pm EST on Thursday, January 29nd. 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 Taylored Expressions. Thank you to everyone who commented on last week’s blog post!  The lucky winner of the Taylored Expressions goodies is … Patricia Zukowski.


Congratulations Patricia! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Taylored Expressions winner’ in the subject line.

We also have a winner to announce for the #IWannaGoSBE giveaway.

IWannaGoSBE Winner January 23

Congratulations to Dodie Pajer! You have won two – single day passes to a 2015 Scrapbook Expo event of your choice. Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker as well as which event you would like to attend and include ‘#IWannaGoSBE 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 in the Freebie Friday post from last week.

Thanks for joining me this week!  See you next week! Until then, have fun getting creative.

~ Jen

161 thoughts on “Freebie Friday – Paper Smooches

  1. karenladd says:

    I would love to take a scrapbooking class that incorporates stamping and stamp techniques. I usually use stamping on cards but would love to mix it up!

  2. Jenelle Reyes says:

    I would love to take an online card making or mixed media class! I love all the Paper Smooches goodies you used in these cards. I love the Love and Heart dies! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Regina Furman says:

    I would love to learn stamping/coloring. I have been trying to learn from blogs and YouTube. I’m a much better “hands-on” learner! lol

  4. Carla Hundley says:

    Wonderful giveaway! I would
    like a class on mixed media or
    cardmaking. Always fun to
    learn new things.
    Carla from Utah

  5. shartl says:

    Well, I’m kind of new to stamping and card making so I would love to learn some new techniques. Maybe learn how to make interesting (but easy) card backgrounds with stamps and ink, or how to add dimension without bulk to cards.

  6. Janet Cobb says:

    Card making class would be my choice. But with my job it would be hard to do. Thee cards are adorable and I really like the stamps and dies, especially the Fruit People. So cute!

  7. Jenny McGee says:

    I love scrapbooking and stamping so layout classes that include stamping are always a popular one for me. I also am just starting to try art journaling/mixed media so some on that would be fun too. Thanks for a chance.

  8. Polka Dot Rosie says:

    I would love to take a class that focuses on Copics or one on how to make froufrou cards! I usually make CAS cards and love them, but would love to see the fancier side too 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Sterlingjane says:

    Would love cardmaking or page layout classes. And the above idea about Copics class is fabulous too. Recently learned how to use pens and would love to learn more.

  10. Susan Pezza says:

    I would love some mixed media classes, art journal classes, incorporated stamping into scrapbook pages, and incorporating mixed media into scrapbook pages.

  11. Caro Whitney says:

    I would like cardmaking, as there are always new ideas, with different fold of cards, such as I heard of the tri fold , would be interesting to learn new ideas, as well as stamping with new ideas, I heard new ideas with chalk un known what to do.

  12. Michelle Williams says:

    I cant wait for the expo in Orlando in March…. went to my first last year and didn’t know what to expect cant wait for this year…. wooooo hoooooo …

  13. Snazzy JJ says:

    Love your site and your expo!! I would like a class on using embellishments on layouts. And creative ways to use stamping with pattern paper.

  14. Lisa says:

    I would LOVE more teenage/sport related scrapbook page class. My boys wrestle in HS, and it is so hard to come up with new ideas for each match of the season. Can’t wait to go to Chantilly, Va with Robin, Rhonda, JoAnn, Trish, Susan and the rest of the group 🙂

  15. Joan VanCourt says:

    I would love a class on using a whole 6×6 paper pcak with a cute set on stamps and a few dies.

  16. Julia says:

    I love to make cards and scrapbooks using all types of mediums and love all the ideas I get from these sites! Thanks!

  17. Lisa Norstrom says:

    I would love to take some classes that deal with rules of design and also layering and layout ideas. Also love to learn new techniques!!!

  18. Karen Bean says:

    Anything would be great. Stamping, incorporating die cuts on cards, mixed media, clean and simple …

  19. Marjorie says:

    I’ve not experienced “smooches” but I’d love to learn any kind of techniques for cards or scrapbook pages.

  20. Charity Chamberlain says:

    I would love to see layouts. Especially ways to cover chip board before doing the layouts themselves. I’ve tried to paint the chipboard, cover with decorative paper etc. but it pealed despite using modge podge, so I really could use some tips 🙂 Thank you so much for asking what I would like to see and also for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

  21. Karen Kizer says:

    I would love a class on how to get clear images from rubber and silicone stamps. My images come out “mottled” sometimes. I have tried different inks and they just are not ‘crisp’ looking. Am I too picky?

  22. Dayana says:

    I would love to take a mixed media class and a card making stamp that incorporates stamps and glitter. Can’t wait until the Expo!

  23. Jennifer Leicht says:

    I love Kim Huges and Paper Smooches!! I always love taking card classes, but I would also love to take a class learning how to use texture pastes with stencils and gesso, maybe on a canvas or something.

  24. Sandia Ruiz says:

    I would love to take a class on mixed media and also on the cricut machine. Love all your beautiful ideas. Thank you so much.

  25. Kathleen Christen says:

    I would like scrapbook layouts and mixed media.. I would also like to know the proper way to cover chip board.

  26. Christina R. says:

    Eep, I love these cards! I would definitely love to take a cardmaking class. I’ve been making cards for over a year now, but I’ve never taken any class and I feel like my skills are pretty simplistic and stalled.

  27. Rita K. says:

    I love your designs! If I won your giveaway, I would love to take a layout class. That is my biggest stumbling block: how to layout my pages!

  28. Angela Smith says:

    Mixed media. I’ve been dying to learn how to do this. I just get overwhelmed and don’t know where to start.

  29. Cynthia Roland says:

    I would like a card making class. I enjoy reaching out touching people with my custom cards. I’m always looking for new ideas.

  30. Donna Kalinowsky says:

    The class I’d like to take is mixed media. Though I love making cards, I really need the help getting started in mixed media. Isn’t that why we take a class, to learn something new?

  31. Mary-Anne V. says:

    I just love Kim’s products at PS! I’d love to learn about making your own pocket page cards.

  32. Iris Jones says:

    I have done layouts a long time, never using stamps. I recently started doing card and using stamps, which I do like. I would love a class the incorporates stamping in all of its many uses.

  33. Nellie Curry says:

    Hard to choose just one as I’d love learning card making but I need the most help in stamping.

  34. Bette Manning says:

    Would love to learn how to color with copics. Love paper smooches stamps and dies, thanks for he chance to win some!

  35. Salima Chaudhry says:

    I have so much interest in mixed media. I am very unsure of what products to purchase. It would be interesting to see what to purchase to serve multiple needs and be able to make many different cards.

  36. Cheryl Baker says:

    I would love to take a class in Layouts. I love to scrapbook but feel like all of my layouts pretty much look the same. HELP lol

  37. Anne Marie Kim says:

    I’d love to take interactive cardmaking classes! I have a tendency to give giftcards as presents. It would be cool to dress up the cards so that they can stand out next to the gifts on gift table.

  38. Jennifer Raddatz says:

    I could live a stamping card make class. I really like those cards above though….. are they layout based?

  39. jengd says:

    I like classes that help me use up my supplies and teach me unusual techniques for both cards and scrapbooking.

  40. Sybrina K says:

    I would love to take a card-making class about adding a little something special to each card. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win Paper Smooches blog candy. Love Kim and the PS Team!

  41. Julie A, Shearer says:

    I would like to take a watercolor /card making class if offered. I love the look of watercolor

  42. Janet Sisk says:

    I am a card maker so any class related to that area would be fun. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize, too! 😀

  43. Indy says:

    Just love Paper Smooches products! I would love to take a class to learn more about using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and/or pencils.

  44. Judy B says:

    I think I would like to take a class on card making. There are so many things that could be learned. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Linda Tupper says:

    I would love to take a cardmaking class on making Clean and Simple cards. Love Paper Smooches. One of my fav stamps &Dies.

  46. Jeanette Wilde says:

    Being frugal is important to me so I love classes that show me how to get the most out of the stash that I have.

  47. HarmonyCat says:

    I would like a class on using my paper-crafting supplies to create unusual gifts and useful items for around the home or office. Would be good creative fun!

  48. ~amy~ says:

    Such fabulous cards…I’m such a huge fan of Paper Smooches!
    I love to take classes…especially card classes that focus on different techniques!

  49. Lauren Striet says:

    I would like to take a card making or layout based class. I am always looking for new and creative layouts but am also interested in learning how to make cards!

  50. Amelia Harris says:

    I desperately want to take a mixed media and learn more about using gesso, gelatos and that type of stuff. I’d also love a class on using copic markers and something similar. THANKS! 🙂

  51. Ariel Oandasan says:

    I would like to know more about layouts – I’m always looking for new ideas. I’m doing pictures of the Notre Dame now and I love the idea of doing stained glass look. I want to incorporate more embellishments and new paper cutting techniques. I still do strips and circles!

  52. Sharon L says:

    Love the fruit sets. It would be great to win, as I have many ideas aswirl in my head for anniversary cards!

  53. Donna Williams says:

    OOH I could just SMOOCH you right now for giving me the chance to win such amazing products.
    Feeling inspired! Thanks Paper Smooches and Scrapbook Expo!

  54. Linda Chidster says:

    I would LOVE to learn more about Stamping – coloring class: watercolors, markers, pencils
    THANKS for the Chance to WIN!!! 😉

  55. Jaime Loomis says:

    I would love to take all of the classes! I dabble in just about everything except embossing right now tho, so I guess embossing would be good! Thanks!!

  56. Jeffie Kopp says:

    I would love to take all of them if they were near, but first would be layouts. I tend to stick with my “tried and true” and would love to see some new ideas put into action!

  57. KarenAnne Treadway says:

    I live and breathe scrapbooking, I can’t get enough. I love everything about it. Put my CD player listen to about 10 cds in full, and before I know it, the sun is coming up 🙂
    I would love to hit all the classes, can’t get enough. Card making and layouts, especially.

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