Featured Artist/Designer: Maureen Merritt 09 03 2015

Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Maureen Merritt. Before we show you Maureen’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…


Hi, I’m Maureen Merritt, a mom of two tween boys and a wife to Douglas for 15 years. I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the beautiful Delaware State Forest surrounded by nature. My papercrafting journey began back in 2003 when I started scrapbooking. Stamping and cardmaking soon followed and the rest is history! When I’m not stamping I enjoy hiking, photography, reading, Netflix and spending hours on Pinterest. If only I had the free time to put all of those pins to use!  What an honor to be featured on Paper Crafters’ Library, thank so much for having me!

With Much Gratitude

The Fall season is quickly approaching.  Life speeds up this time of year with school work, sports and holidays, so today I thought I’d share a simple one layer note card that is quick and easy to mass produce.  Make one if you need a card now or make a bunch to have on hand, or to give to friend or co-worker as a gift.




I started this card by masking off one inch on all sides of an A2 card base.  Next I placed a stencil over the masked area and added distress ink to the background.  Once the mask is removed, you have a beautiful frame in which to place the rest of your stamping. The leaves were stamped using a Kaleidacolor ink pad (these ink pads are great for CAS stamping!).  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and embellished the note card with thread and sequins.
Layering all of your images over a masked frame is a nice technique for one layer cards.
I hope this idea kick starts some of your creativity this Fall!


Stamps:  Autumn Leaves, Grateful Greetings – Card 1, Doodle Buds – Card 2 (Wplus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) Vineyard Kaleidacolor (Tsukineko) Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up)
Accessories:  Zigs & Zags Stencil (Penny Black)  Linen Thread (Stampin’ Up) 4mm & 6mm Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Maureen Merritt. Be sure to stop by Maureen’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). You can also find Maureen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mamamostamps, and Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/maureenmerritt/.

Happy Crafting!

2 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Maureen Merritt 09 03 2015”

  1. These are beautiful and “simply elegant” and would be quick to create. I see lots of possibilities for creating more beautiful cards.

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