Friday, September 28, 2012

Paper Smooches Gratitude with Kim Hughes!


Hi Bloggers! Today I have a special treat from you from Kim Hughes, designer & guru from all that you love from Paper Smooches stamps! Let's read a bit about Kim from her in her own words:

Hello.

My name is Kim Hughes, owner and Illustrator for Paper Smooches.  I live in Goodyear, AZ with my blended family of seven.  I have been an artist my whole life but I was introduced to the scrapbooking world about 15 years ago.


 I truly love every aspect of paper crafting and feel honored to be a part of such a wonderful industry.  Our stamps are hand drawn by a stamper, for stampers.  I hope that you like our whimsical and fun images and sentiments.  It's a joy to share my art with you.

 




My project consists of a few tips and techniques.  I hope that my video encourages you to look at your stamps in a whole new way.


Now be sure to watch Kim's video so you can get the step by step of how she created the card!


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BONUS! Be sure to check out the Paper Smooches blog HERE for an exclusive coupon that Kim will only be providing! Check it out!!


Steph





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131 comments:

  1. Such a fun and cute card! I love the layered look of the solid and outlined impressions of the stamps. Paper Smooches stamps are a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

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  2. great way to get more out of our stamps! great video

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  3. Paper smooches have such cute stamps, love the cute card.

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  4. Lovely card and a great video! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. Love these cards! Really cute way to make a flower. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  6. What a good idea - I keep forgetting about using the backside of the stamps! Thanks a lot - the cards is so cute :O)

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  7. I've just started paper smooches collections, now I need them all!!

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  8. Great video and lovely card. TFS

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  9. Fabulous way of using stamps and brilliant video!!

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  10. Love the tip to use both sides of a stamp and the card has gr8 colours. Looking forward to your next tutorial Kim .

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  11. Oh i love the cards they look so pretty...TFS :)

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  12. I love that houndstooth background stamp.

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  13. Great video, thanks so much :)

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  14. great tutorial, Kim! I have to remember to use the smooth side of the stamp for even more versatility!

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  15. another awesome crafter. Thanks Kim for a great video

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  16. I just LOVE Paper Smooches. Kim has some of the cutest characters and sentiments around!

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  17. Kim, you did a wonderful job with your first video! Love the cute card you made for us!!!

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  18. What a great video, thanks for sharing more ways of getting use of stamps. Paper smooches stamps are so fun and versatile, love them!!!

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  19. Kim - the video was great! Love the card and I like the way you used both sides of the stamp!

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  20. Great video Kim!!! Love those cute stamps!

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  21. Love the simplicity of this card! Never would have thought of using a houndstooth stamp as dirt.

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  22. Ooh, I really like the concept of having the color selection of the card right there by the photo of the card -- fun!

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  23. awesome video...Kim is just awesome..thanks for sharing..

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  24. what a cute set of cards! love that houndstooth stamp. thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  25. Kim is so creative and I love the PS products. She said this was her first video - I look forward to more.

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  26. Pretty card! I like how she changed colors to lighter. It's easy but good idea! Thank you for sharing her first video tutorial here, it was fun! Hope I can see next video soon. :)

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  27. Love PS stamps ---they are cute and stamp so well. Kim is also a very nice and down to earth person.

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  28. Wonderful video and cute set of cards!!

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  29. PS stamps are so cute. Love them all. Thanks for a great video.

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  30. Love paper smooches. Love your card. It is so cute.

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  31. Love the paper smooches product line. They are so cute and add endless creative possibilities. Smooches...

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  32. That was a wonderful tutorial! I look forward to seeing more videos from Kim!! Thanks. :)

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  33. fabulous tutorial, Kim! your card is simply adorable!! can't wait to see more videos! :)

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  34. What an inspiring video and great ideas! I'm checking out those stamps!!!

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  35. Great video Kim! Love that you used both sides of the stamp and the same ink for two colors by stamping off. Gotta remember that!

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  36. Love the tip of using the backside of the stamp for a solid image creating a fabulous 2 step look. Great job!

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  37. OK, now I really need that background stamp! I've been debating it for a while now, but this card tipped the scales in favor! SO cute!

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  38. Kim is awesome. Paper Smooches is awesome. These cards are awesome!!!!

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  39. What a great idea to use both sides of the stamp! This I will definitely try. Thank you

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  40. I love Paper Smooches so much! I really want to purchase some of them soon!

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  41. Loved the technigue of using both sides of the stamp. Good job - looking forward to more videos.

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  42. What a pretty card! Super video - thanks!

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  43. VERY cute card! Thanks for sharing the great video.

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  44. I just love Paper Smooches and what a great card! Thanks so much for the fun in Stamptember!

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  45. Fun card! I love Paper Smooches!
    DeniseB

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  46. I haven't tried Paper Smooches yet...

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  47. Awww, Kim, that was a GREAT tutorial! You did a fantastic job (and I couldn't tell that you were nervous)! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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  48. I adore PS stamps and Kim did a great job on the video!

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  49. Thanks for such a great Stamptember! Love this card thanks for sharing!

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  50. This card is so adorable! I haven't ever heard or thought of using the back side of the stamps! Brilliant, and now I need to see what sets I have that will work with the technique. Or I just need THIS set, which I have been wanting for a while. :)
    Kim, you did awesome and should not be nervous next time! I appreciate that you left your mistake so we can all see that even the professionals aren't perfect.

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  51. I love those stamps can be used ...... I like these stamps ..... But have yet to get any.....ONe DaY

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  52. Kim's stamps are so much creative fun! Love this card!

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  53. Paper Smooches stamps are so cute! Thanks for the fun tutorial. :)

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  54. I adore Paper Smooches! Kim's card is so cute...love the video! :)

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  55. What an inspirational video! Thanks :)

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  56. Kim- you did a GREAT job on the tutorial and a BEAUTIFUL job on the card. I love it! I bookmarked this so that I can make some of these for gift sets....Just love it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Janet
    tomjan@frontiernet.net

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  57. Fun card! I've not tried this company's stamps before but I seethat changing ni the very near future!

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  58. Lovely card and a great video!

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  59. Great video! I love the card! :-) xx

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  60. What great inspiration and adorable projects!

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  61. Good job, Kim! You're a natural. It must help that only your hands are showing...Very cute card. Even those flower petals have the whimsical KH style...

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  62. Great video! I never thought of using the back of the stamp like that. Makes me think about what stamps I have that I could do that with. Will be trying that in the near future. Thanks!

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  63. Really nice video tutorial with great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. Love the idea of using the solid side of the stamps.

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  65. Great video Kim! Looking forward to more from you.

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  66. Really nice card! The video was very imformative,tips I never thought of :)

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  67. Love getting more out of my stamps!! Thanks so much for the video and your card is fantastic :)

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  68. Love Paper Smooches! I really enjoyed this video. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. Kim was a little nervous but she did fine. It was a good video. Thanks for a chance to win a prize.

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  70. What a cute little flower card, and I love the dual-tone houndstooth panel! Great nail polish too :)

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  71. Cute card! Great job on your first tutorial! I even learned that the leaf/petal stamps were reversible (how'd I ever miss that--heehee!) Thanks, Kim! :)

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  72. Cute card and video, it was a great first tutorial!

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  73. Super cute card! Love how the houndstooth stamp looks like a pot!

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  74. Video Diva! You did a great job!

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  75. Great video Kim. For your first one you did an amazing job. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Great video Kim. For your first one you did an amazing job. Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Adorable card! Love the colors!!! Kim, made me smile!!! How fun to watch her very first video and see that such a seasoned artist gets nervous too!!! I am off to make a comment on her youtube now!!! :) I look forward to seeing many more tutorials from Kim! Thanks for including this in Stamptember!!!

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  78. Great video - I love the card!!

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  79. I'm new to stamping and her techniques have really inspired me to use my stamps in various ways. Thank you for sharing!

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  80. Ive been eyeing paper smooches for a while but my budget is limited. Would so love to win!

    By the way, Kim, your card is simply beautiful.

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  81. Adorable card, Kim! Paper Smooches stamps are so fun!

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  82. I love paper smooches and would love to add to my growing collection! Thank you SSS Stamptember has been fun!

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  83. Love the card and PS's. Thank you fo rsharing it, and thanks for the chance to win a surprise =)
    Im a follower of this blog.

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  84. PS stamps are among my very favorite....so glad to see them featured during Stamptember.

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  85. Great video Kim and sweet card. I like the twine stem and the houndstooth dirt.

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  86. Coupon?! Love PS!! Thanks SSS!

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  87. What an adorable card!!! Thanks so much!!

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  88. Sweet card, and great first vidio Kim, love to see more from you.
    Christina P.

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  89. so funny and cute card, love it!
    Thank you

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  90. Great Job on your first tutorial.... shouldn't be nervous we don't bite. Love your stamps and nice card. Thank you for sharing

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  91. Nice card and the tutorial was really cool. I never have thought to use stamps this way. It was new and usefull thing for me.

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  92. Love your stamps! Love the nice, clean, and simple look of your card :)

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  93. Love Kim's style. Great cards.snw

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  94. What an adorable card! I just love Kim's style AND her stamps. Thanks for the coupon, too. :D

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  95. Love your flower, the button just adds the right touch.

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  96. Great video! I love Paper Smooches and thanks for the coupon.

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  97. Love paper smooches! These are great

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  98. Don't know why you were so nervous Kim your video was great! Just bought 5 of the full size stamps sets and 2 little ones I was missing.....LOVE papersmooches

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  99. Awesome! I'm totally going to do that with my stamps now!

    http://merritt-vergaray-connection.blogspot.com/

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  100. you did a fine job with your video! Great card....love the idea of using twine for the stem! I'll be borrowing that idea~~~

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  101. I love the way the brad was used for inspiration...super, super cute! I never would have thought of stamping with the back of the stamp. Clever!

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  102. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVED the video and am a HUGE fan of Paper Smooches!! =)THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  103. Great card with great stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Such a sweet card, I always love to see Kim's creations! Great video too!

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  105. Paper Smooches rocks & so did Kim's video. Watching her work & seeing the tricks is so inspirational. Everything for Stamptember has been awesome. I love your site - all my fav brands! Thank you for bringing me pure stamp JOY & would love to win the candy!!!!! Woo hoo.

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  106. What a cute card, I love how you used the back side of the stamp what a clever idea. Thanks so much for the video and thanks simon for having such a wonderful stamtember!

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  107. Thanks for making the video to share with us! Love you nail color too! LOL

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  108. Never thought to use the back side of a stamp. Great idea. And you did a great job with the video!

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  109. I love the houndstooth stamp. I could use one of those.

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  110. Cute card and I think Kim's very first video was super!

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  111. LOVE that houndstooth patter!! :)

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  112. Fantastic card - I really love the stamp. Thanks for sharing!

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  113. Beautiful... Love the button in the middle... :o)

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