Sunday, August 30, 2020

Paper Smooches Farewell and Hugs for Kim


Hi all! Today is a very special post. The Company Paper Smooches, owned by Kim Hughes is going out of business. If you've been a card maker for very long, I'm sure you're aware of Paper Smooches and their adorable stamps and dies. It was one of the first companies I fell in love with years ago, and it's special to me because it was also my very first design team position. Kim was so sweet to me and I was beyond thrilled when she invited me to be on the design team! I can still remember the day! 

So to honor Kim and Paper Smooches, some of us have gotten together to post a little farewell and best wishes to Kim!

I've made a card to share with you using some of my Paper Smooches stash. I have not linked it up in the supply links because I couldn't find it in stock anywhere, but if you are so inclined you might find it on Ebay or in one of the stamp selling groups.

So here we go, one of my favorite Paper Smooches sets and this one's for Kim :)

For the background, I used the Lawn Fawn Clouds stencil and distress inks to create the fluffy clouds. I also stenciled in the water with just a straight piece of paper. For the sand I blended some antique linen distress ink and then splattered with Rusty Hinge.

All of the cute images are from the Summer Loving and Surf and Turf stamp sets. I colored them all with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies and adhered them to my card with foam tape.

So big thanks and hugs to Kim who brought a lot to the card making community with her fun and whimsical designs! You will be missed! Best wishes for a happy future!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)


  1. What a sweet fun card and a great tribute to Kim and Paper Smooches

  2. oh my! So so darling Kay! What a fabulous card and tribute to her stamp line!

  3. So sorry to see them go... loved Paper Smooches and Kim did an awesome job! I hope this isn't the last we will see of Kim. Thanks so much!

  4. ohhhh Kay - Thank you so much! I think you are an incredible designer and I was sooooo lucky to have you on my team. You worked magic with my art and I always looked forward to seeing your cards in my inbox. Keep up the amazing work - I am inspired by you. Love ya!

  5. What a beauty, Kay! I am such an ocean lover. Your sky, water and sand are gorgeous! It sure makes a difference to have matching dies for the images. I don't have that many but look how pretty this scene is! I'm glad you were able to spend a long, happy time working with Kim and her cute products!!! 💕💌💜

  6. Kay—this card is fantastic in every way! That sand! Your coloring! The layout! Loving it all!! You always create amazing things. Thank you for joining in to spread the hugs today. ♥️

  7. What a lovely thing to do to show Kim how special she is! I absolutely adore the card you created. It's summer perfection. You got me hooked on PS with all your fantastic cards showcasing her products, Kay! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

  8. I LOVE your SWEET Card!! That Scene is just the PERFECT Happy!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and inspiring with your Creations and I can't wait to see what you create next!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  9. Love your card, my friend! It's a wonderful tribute to Kim, who will be missed terribly! She brought so much to our community and you talented ladies of her Team made her products come alive! I hope you and your family are keeping well! xxoo Hugs, Darnell


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