Free craft ideas and DIY sewing patterns, tutorials, and printable templates for weddings, baby and kids, gifts, invitations, parties, birthdays, cards, food, recipes and home.

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About Kathy Beymer of

Come say hi at Facebook, twitterGoogle+, or pinterest. One of my favorite things about crafting is hearing from you and seeing what you’ve made!

Or you can shoot me an email at kathy [at] merrimentdesign [dot] com


I have a blog. Can I link to you?
Please!! The bigger the crafting community, the better. You have permission to include the top image from any of my posts; please be sure to link to my tutorial rather than duplicating it on your site.

Guest Blogging and Editorial Opportunities
Please contact me at kathy [at] merrimentdesign [dot] com, at or at for guest blogging and editorial opportunities. I love including my projects in books and contributing to other people’s websites.

Commercial or distributed use
(aka, “Can I make Merriment Design projects and sell them?”)

Please email me about specific projects. My overall policy is that projects, ideas and images are only for your own personal use unless I’ve given you written permission. Send an email to kathy [at] merrimentdesign [dot] com for *any* commercial, distributed or published use. Easy licensing and royalty deals are available for people who’d like to make and sell projects.

My Etsy Store
I sell personalized versions of my free printables and other goodies the etsy store. And you can buy my Chalkboard Pillows at

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Merriment Design by Kathy Beymer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.



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