Stamping Technique for Layouts (Or Cards)

Hello!  I am Kim Hughes, owner of Paper Smooches stamps and I am thrilled to join you today.

Some of you may remember me as a Paper Crafts magazine Go-to Gal before I started my business.

It seemed like I sanded all of my papers for a while and then gradually moved into a clean cut style.  I missed that subtle, grungy technique, so I decided to bring out my bone folder for old time’s sake and share a page that I created using my Scor-Pal and sand block.

I was inspired to use a stamp set that will be released on July 1.  You are getting the first peek. (grin)  I love tweed and lined patterns, so I duplicated that look with a simple distress technique.  You can easily add texture to die cuts, paper and stickers. 


Plan your background and turn it over onto a Scor-Pal.  Press the bone folder into the grooves, turn over and lightly sand.  I clean my stamps with baby wipes.  When they are dry, they make excellent dust towels since they don’t fall apart (love that!)

I added some Paper Smooches stamps to the title to help my theme come to life.  I paper pieced the ice cream flavors (I stamped, fussy cut and added them to a card stock cone (the cone also has sanded lines, like the layout background)

I decided to make use of my scraps and make a card. 

Our Pep rally week officially starts tomorrow (June 24) at the Paper Smooches blog.  Our design team will share their amazing creations with you during our blog hop that is scheduled for June 30th, using our July stamp release. . .and offer a prize!  Please take a peek!

I’d like to offer you a prize here as well.  I am giving away the NEW “Sugar Rush” stamp set that I used on today’s page and card.  Between now and June 30, three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments on this blog post to receive one of these sets.  We all have “sweet kids” right?

Thank you!

Kim Hughes, owner of Paper Smooches

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181 Responses to Stamping Technique for Layouts (Or Cards)

  1. Martha says:

    Super cute card & stamps too

  2. patricia welch says:

    I hardly ever try to do “cute” but I really like these stamps. I bet I could make it work! Even “vintage” people liked sweets, right?

  3. Jen Carter says:

    Oh my! That stamp set is SO cute!! LOVE it!!

  4. Heather Nash says:

    This is adorable…thanks for the chance to win.

  5. SandyP says:

    What adorable stamps!! Love them… I also love the idea of sanding lines I’ve scored into cardstock. I would have NEVER thought of that… love the look. I’ll be trying that on my next card or layout. :O)

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win some “calorie free” treats!!!

  6. mandi says:

    That is a stinkin’ cute stamp set. Great projects.

  7. OMG! I love Kim Hughes and I love sweets so I would be PSYCHED if I won one of the sets you are giving away!!! Thanks for your generosity!!!

  8. Kathy C. says:

    I’m a “newbie” to your website/blog! Love it! The Sugar Rush set will be a “must-have” for me! Too cute!

  9. Ryan Ann says:

    <3 these stamps! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  10. Oooooh, how cute is this! Love the sweet stuff. Have to hide it for my 13 year old girl. Otherwise she’ll be drooling over my laptop ;o) Thanks for a chance to win. I already have some of the Paper Smooches stamp sets and I get a lot of nice comments on the cards I made with them.

  11. Cherri S. says:

    Both the lsyout snd the card are adorable. Nice to see the same elements used in different ways. Thanks for the chance to win this cute stamp set.

  12. NatQuebec says:

    the stamps are adorable ! and your card very cute indeed :-)

  13. Kristin V says:

    I love, love, love this super sweet stamp set and the sugary treats it stirs up in my snoozing scenarios. Not only is it superfluous for sweet scrappin’ scenes such as your small sugar babe, but is also simply sensational for sumptious sweet recipes, sultry Saturdays with my sexy sweetie and super Sundays celebrating skiing, soccer, and swimming with all super siblings my sweetie sired and the sporting events sweet to their spirits; nevermind the scrumptious snacks consumed to sustain those sporting spirits and soothe starving stomachs. Serious Gracias Kim and Paper Smooches for such a superior staple of scrapbooking…super stamps of strategic design. It would be so superiorly sweet to snag some.

  14. Pendra says:

    I would love to have these to scrap pages about my grandkids and they would love to scrap with them… thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Melissa D. says:

    This stamp set is exactly what I have been looking for! Would love to win! Thanks!

  16. christy says:

    Love the stamps. great giveaway!

  17. Shirley NW says:

    What a great fun, fun summer set. But then I do have a passion for ice cream treats, even if they can’t be eaten.

  18. love these cute stamps, perfect for all things summer too!

  19. photochic says:

    I am a “sucker” for all things cupcakes! I love these stamps and the font on the sentiments! Too cute!

  20. c@rol w says:

    Oh my gosh! Those are super-cute!!

  21. Binks says:

    The set is just so stinking adorable. I love how you can really personalize it the way you want. That little face is pure cuteness.

  22. Mom2Rascal says:

    What a cute set of stamps! I would love to win a set of them.

  23. Renee says:

    Awww what a cute stamp set, would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Rhonda H says:

    You’ve inspired me to pull out my Core’dinations, my sanding block and my MS Scoring Board! That stamp set is adorable. It would work for so many occasions…not just love or birtday. We have a family tradition of going early Saturday morning to get fresh doughnuts. We can’t do it every weekend (thankfully!), so it is kind of a big deal when we do. I plan to scrap that tradition…and the stamp set would be perfect!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  25. Gwen Aldredge says:

    Such a cute, useful stamp set!

  26. this set of stamps is so sweet!!!
    i would love to win a set!! Great Work!!
    “Love It” Do More!!!

  27. Jan Sleight says:

    Definitely makes me think about summertime pages – full of sweet treats!

  28. Bethany says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Love those stamps!

  29. maryse n. says:

    I LOVE this set! It’s so sweet. My daughter will love any card I make with these stamps. Super cute!

  30. Sandy says:

    I am a card maker and will be using your scoring technique to create my next card base. Thanks for the tip, and for the chance to win this adorable stamp set.

  31. Normajean says:

    Very cute stamp set. Love the smiley faces.

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