Friday, October 21, 2011

Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. The hop runs for 12 consecutive days, starting October 17th! Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration! Start off tomorrow on the MFP Blog for more inspiration!
Day 5 Acetate Box Oct 21
MariLynn (This is me)

My gingerbread men were made out of an old cereal box. I stamped each gingerbread man three times. I cut them all out and glued the 3 layers together with Aleene's tacky glue. I glued buttons and tied ribbons around thier necks. I added red cheeks with prisma colored pencils. I used a white prisma colored pencil for the frosting. The eyes and nose are dimensional. I added drops of Aleene's tacky glue for each eye and nose. It really makes them shine in real life. I made the lid and base of my box with plain white to make the gingerbread men stand out more.


  1. What a fabulous project MariLynn. Love the way you have let the gingerbread men take the stage.

  2. Wonderful little gift box -cute, cute, cute!

  3. Aww- This is so sweet! Good job Marilynn!

  4. What a fun treat container! Love the gingerbread men...they are colored so nicely.

  5. Wow MariLynn!!! This is sooooooo cute! You did a fabulous job with the gingerbread men! Great job! TFS

  6. Great job on those gingerbreadmen! You colored them so well. And your box is fabulous.

  7. Too cute. I love how you made the ginger cookie thicker to actually look like a cookie. Great work.

  8. Love your sweet gingerbread men with the buttons and bows!! What a wonderful treat box, MariLynn!

  9. This is a cute treat box. I haven't ever made one of these before but you sure have inspired me to do so now!Liz Williams