Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MFP Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company’s Christmas in July blog hop!  We are so glad that you joined us.  We hope that you will enjoy the tutorial each day and the projects on each of the blogs.  The blog hop will run 23-29 July, with a new tutorial and project each day of the hop.  Please note, if you are not a member of Speedy TV you will need to join the site before you can view the tutorials.  Joining is quick, easy and FREE, just click the tutorial link below and it will take you right to the home page where you can join.  The sign up button is on the right hand side of the page.

    Monday July 23rd —Christmas Cards in a Gift Box
    Tuesday July 24th —Stocking Stuffers
    Wednesday July 25th—Gift Bag
    Thursday July 26th—Gift Card Holder
    Friday July 27th —Ornament with Shrinky Dink
    Saturday July 28th —Glass Block
    Sunday July 29th —Decorated Tissue Box

Below are the designers participating in the hop. Some may have a project and some may not.


Today, for the Christmas in July Blog Hop, Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. has 3 stocking stuffers You Tube tutorials for you by Patty Penn and they are excellent and very easy to follow!

The first project of the three is the hand sanitizer box.  If you click on that hot link - it will take you to You Tube and Patty's video tutorial on how to make this fun project.  I added a little ribbon on mine - so it can be hung on the tree - if you so desire.  Inside is a small bottle of hand sanitizer.  You could also use hand lotion, body wash, etc.  This would be a fun little gift for the folks in your office or a little extra something to go along with another gift!

Our second project of the three is a cute little Tic Tac cover.  This is another fun little extra gift for the office staff.  Patty has another wonderful tutorial for this Tic Tac cover.  Again, just click on this hot link and it will take you to You Tube for the directions - fun and easy!!

Our third and final stocking stuffer gift was this fun giant paperclip bookmark.  The top photo is the front and the second photo is the reverse.  I have it leaning against a piece of cardboard so it will stand upright - so I didn't have to have my fingers in the pictures!  Again, Patty did a wonderful job on her You Tube video tutorial on this giant paperclip bookmark.  I hope you'll stay tuned all week - the tutorials start on July 23rd and run through July 29th!!

I know I had fun with these projects and I bet you will too!

Project recipes:

Hand Sanitizer Box:

Stamp:  sentiment from Christmas Cardinals by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  Christmas DP scrap
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  MFP ribbon; red rhinestones; Spellbinder's circle dies; mini bottle of hand sanitizer; Score Pal

Tic Tac Cover:

Stamp:  sentiment from Christmas Cardinals by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  Christmas DP scrap
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  MFP red ribbon and red mini rhinestones; SU label punch and large box of Tic Tacs; double sided tape; Score Pal

Giant Paperclip Bookmark

Stamp:  Christmas Cardinals by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.
Paper:  MFP White Premium Heavy 140 lb. CS for image
Ink:  Copics:  R29, 27, 24, 22; G07, 05, 02; E43 and 35
Accessories:  giant gold paperclips from Staples; corner rounder punch; Gorilla Glue

Be sure to check out the tutorials by Patty Penn on the hot links above, as well as the tutorials each day and samples of projects! 

As always, thanks for stopping by - later gator!


  1. Wonderful creations. I need to get some of the gold bookmarks.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. this is a gorgeous gift set Kathy.
    beautiful made.

    greetings karin

  3. Awesome projects and all are wonderfully done.

  4. Kathy--these projects are so beautiful!!! You did a fantastic job with all of them! Thanks for participating in the Christmas in July blog hop my friend! TFS

  5. great gift projects here! Love the papers you used too.


Thank you for your lovely comments and for stopping by my blog!