(2017 c85) Ornaments with Alcohol Inks, Cuttlebug, Lawnfawn, Xcut




As I remenise on Christmases past, I guess my most memorable gift was when I was about 5 and my favorite auntie (who was a seamstress) gave me a little suitcase full of clothes she had made for my new baby doll that my Mom & Dad (oops Santa) gave me that year. I about wore that baby out changing her clothes!

The DIAMOND TREES Anna Griffin A2 embossing folder and Border by Cuttlebug is outdated and can be found on ebay & Amazon.

Dies used:  Lawn Fawn – Stitched Ornaments Dies  and Merry & Bright from X-Cuts

The sentiment and ornament toppers were cut from

The sentiment and ornament tops were cut from DCWV 6×6 Brights Glitter & Foil  paper and the ornament shapes were cut from DCWV Shimmers Stack.


Alcohol ink on photo paper 1

For The ornament inserts I started with 4 x 6 photo sheets by HP


Alcohol Ink on photo paper 2

and Applied scribbles of Ranger Alcohol Inks and then sprayed alcohol to blend. The strange thing with using photo paper instead of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo paper was that the ink really stained the original scribbles. On the first picture on the right I only used 1 color and as you can see the scribbles stained where they were applied even though the lighter color separated out and flowed with the alcohol spray.  On the second sample I sprayed the photo paper with alcohol first and then applied and it flowed a little better. I used several colors on this one. I made many more pieces and you will see them in future cards.

Challenges Entered:

HappyLittleStampers:  Anything Goes with DIES

FrillyAndFunky:  Most Memorable Gift (baby doll clothes)

Dare2BeArtzy:  Spirit of the Season

WordArtWednesday:  #312 & 313 Anything Goes

ScrapyLand:  Challenge #79 – Anything Goes (use something they sell – Lawn Fawn)

SimonSaysStamp:  (wed.) Stitch It

SimonSaysStamp: Christmas Card Day – win $100 gift card from SSS

CropStop:  December Challenge – Link Party  #35


  1. Verna Angerhofer

    A gorgeous and beautiful card. Love everything about it.

  2. Love your pretty Christmas bulb card! The gold really makes it “pop.”
    Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog — so happy you played along this month!

  3. love your memory. Beautiful card. I need to play with my alcohol inks again.
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

  4. Lagene, I love these rich colors! Your baubles are are beautiful; what a great way to use those alcohol inks! The embossed panel is gorgeous! Thank you, too, for sharing your memory of your gift of a box full of doll clothes! I remember one very special doll I had as a child, too, and her one lovely outfit. Thank you so much for your inspiration and for playing along at Frilly and Funkie! Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  5. stampersuzz

    What a sweet memory and oh to have that baby doll and clothes now! Beautiful ornaments and card! Thanks for sharing your memory and your card with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. Cec

    Love the way you have used the alcohol inks and the lovely ornaments you have created. I can’t relate the receiving part of your doll story because for some strange reason I did not like dolls as a child but on the flip side I can relate to the clothes part because I remember making doll clothes for my daughter when she was little – even fiddly little Barbie clothes. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  7. Fabulous ornament card!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for AG with Dies
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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