Hello, my name is Kim Hughes and I am the face behind Paper Smooches.
Think of “Paper Smooches” as using ink to kiss your paper with our photopolymer clear stamps!
You may recognize my name from the stamp collection that I Illustrated for Cornish Heritage Farms in the past. Cornish Heritage Farms closed their doors and I was able to purchase the rights to all of my images. I have re-introduced some of my stamp images and sets here at Paper Smooches. You will find them in our Kismet Collection.
I love Illustrating and although I could have worked with over a dozen stamp companies that approached me, I felt that it was important for me to share my talent with you personally.
I begin by sketching images and concepts in pencil. I then draw every sentiment and image with a black pen on white paper a zillion times until I get them just the way I like it. Ok, maybe a zillion is an exaggeration, but sometimes it takes me more than 30 tries to get it exactly right. (practice makes perfect). My clear, Photopolymer stamp sets and steel metal dies are truly a labor of love and I am thrilled to share my designs with all of you. My images reflect my silly personality and I hope they will bring a smile to your face.
I am proud to be an artist. I drew pictures at a very early age, which turned into a love of painting pictures. In 2000, I ventured into the paper crafting, card making and stamping world and have loved every minute of the creative process. I paper craft and/or stamp nearly every single day. I have had over 1,000 projects published in multiple magazines and idea books and I was a Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gal and DT Coordinator for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I have worked closely with many magazines, manufactures and scrapbook stores and have learned so much from working with all of them. I designed numerous fonts and sentiments for Paper Crafts magazine, Creating Keepsakes magazine and ScrapNFonts. Paper Smooches stamps are created by a stamper for stampers. If you would like to read more about my creative accomplishments, here is a link to my resume.
Paper Smooches Photopolymer clear stamps and steel metal dies are made in the USA. Excellent customer service is very important to us. I am always available via e-mail and phone if you have any questions or concerns. 623.594.1894 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope that you will welcome Paper Smooches Photopolymer clear stamps and steel metal dies into your creative hands.
Have a wonderful day!