I get the most wonderful mail! Yesterday I received the following from Mary, age 12:
Thank you, Mary!
As for the paper dolls, the idea for those came when I was working on other things, perhaps even with the cereal boxes themselves, just messing around. Perhaps I had seen some paper dolls at the store that day. In any case, I had been working on a series of girls with their animals on wood, and it was easy to transfer them to the cereal boxes!
Here’s a link to the tutorial, featured on etsy.com last year!