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Irina Kikkert

Paper flowers


December 21, 2022

Hi Everone!! Irina here today with a New Year card. This year has almost come to an end and I thought it would be fun using the paperflowers to create fireworks on my card. Hope you like the idea!

Start with a piece of black cardstock from 3 3/4 x 8 inch.

For the fireworks I used the Florals 9 ( 1845). Diecut some different sizes from the paperflowers in the color you like. I used Blue, Blue/green, pink an gold glitter.

Glue the ‘firework flowers’on your card base on the left and right side of your card.

Diecut the numbers 2023. I used the Large Numbers 1915 and some gold glitter cardstock. Put 3D foam under the numbers and put them in the middle of your card.

Diecut some small cirkles out of the gold glitter carddstock and glue them between the fireworks.

Glue your black base on a piece of gold glitter cadstock and your card is finished.

Hope you like the idea. Thank you so much for reading my blog. Wishing you all Happy Holidays and hope to see you next year!

xoxo Irina

Products used:

  • Florals 9 ( 1845 )
  • Large Numbers 1915
  • Black Cardstock
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock

Paper Flowers

Clean and Simple Christmas

November 18, 2022

Hi everyone! Today Irina here with a new blog. I love making CAS cards and that is also what I’m going to show today in this blog. I used traditional Christmas colors. Hope you like it!

Start with a piece of white cardstock from 4.5 x 5.5 inch.

Now diecut the different branches and leaves. I used: 6 pieces from set 1846 (Leaves and Branches) and 6 pieces from set 1873 (Florals 12). I also diecut 6 of the little flowers from set 1873 (Florals 12).

Color them with green and red.

Start by positioning the leaves but don’t glue them yet:

Now you can position the following leaves:

Now you can glue the leaves to your base. Just put some glue on the lower part of the leaves.

Now it’s time to stamp your sentiment in the middle of the wreath. I used stampsset CS276.

After this you can glue your flowers on the wreath.

Last step: piece of green cardstock from 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch. Glue your card on top of the green cardstock and your card is finished.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Until next time!

xoxo Irina!

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products:

Rustic Wilderness oxide ink

Mowed Lawn oxide ink

Lumberjack Plaid oxide ink

Green cardstock

Paper Flowers

X-Mas time

October 12, 2022

Hello everyone! Today Irina here to share a blogpost with you. For this post I was inspired by the colors from a picture I saw on the internet. It’s a clean card with a lot of white. Have you already started making Christmas Cards? I do and I love making them. Let’s start my card tutorial.

Take a piece of white cardstock from 8 x 4 3/4 inch and emboss this with a Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil. I used one of the Planner Essentials Stencils 1.

Take another piece of white cardstock from 8 x 2 inch, a blue and a craft piece from 8 x 0,5 inch.

Glue them together as in the picture. ( on the picture you see te back):

Turn your piece and stamp your sentiment on it. I used X-mas from the stampset CS275.

Glue this part at the bottom of your embossing part.

Diecut and shape your flowers and branches.

Glue them on your card base.

Add a small piece of blue and white cardstock on the left side of the card. Now your card is finished.

I hope you like it. Thank you so much for reading and watching my blogpost. See you next time. Have a great day!

XOXO Irina

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Other products:

  • Cardstock in white, blue and craft
Paper flowers

Christmas Flowers

September 9, 2022

Hello everyone! Irina here with a Christmas card. I always like clean and simple cards. My favorite color is blue, but I also like green very much and I thought it would be fun to create a green Christmas card. On this blog I show you how I created this card.

Start with white cardstock from 5 x 5 inch.

Pick a stencil you like and use a soft grey ink. I used Hickory smoke oxide ink.

My stencil was to short, so I had to flip it over as you can see on the picture below.

For the middle squares use:

Black cardstock 3 3/4 inch and green cardstock 3 1/2 inch.

Glue the black and green together and centre it on your base.

Take a piece of hempcord and use tape to add it in your card.

Diecut your flowers. I used Florals 12 ( 1873 )

Only color the leaves with ink or markers.

Shape your flowers and glue them together.

Now it’s time to glue the flowers and leaves on your card.

I thought it would be fun to use one of the Circles with Sentiments stamps. ( CS276)

Last but not least, take a piece of white cardstock from 11 x 5.5 inch, fold it in the middle. Now glue your card on this base and your Christmas card is finished.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for watching en reading this blog! See you next time!

Xoxo Irina

Used products:

Florals 12 ( 1873)

Circles with sentiments stamps. ( CS276)

Planner Essentials Stencils 1

Soft Finish Cardstock

Tape ECD

Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink

Hemcord white

Black, green and white cardstock



Love is all around

August 16, 2022

Hi everyone! Irina here with a quick and easy card today. When I saw the new stamps from Esther, I thought it would be fun to combine them with the paperflowers.

Start with a 5 x 5.5 inch smooth white cardstock.

Put 2 pieces low tack tape on your cardstock and leave 2 inches between them:

Stamp with a stamp from the set CS276.

Remove the tape.

Die cut florals 16 once.

Color them with ink. I have used distress oxide ink Festive Berries.

Shape your flower and glue them together.

Glue your Paper Flower on your card base.

Take a piece of white cardstock from 5 1/4 x 5 3/4 inch and color the edges with the same color you have used for the paper flower.

Glue your base on top of this layer.

Cut out a piece of white cardstock from 5 3/4 x 6 1/4 inch. Glue the other layers on top of this white piece of cardstock.

Now your card is finished. I added some water drops on the leaves for the finishing touch. Hope you like it. Thanks for reading my blog. See you next time!

Xoxo Irina

Used products:

Paper Flowers Florals 16 ( 1952)

Stamps (CS276)

White cardstock

Distress oxide ink

Water drops

Paper flowers Paper Flowers

See-through Flower frame

July 12, 2022

Hello everyone, Irina here with a flower project today! I started working with the awesome shadow box frames in combination with acetate, stencils and paper flowers. I think acetate is so great to use. Enjoy reading.

Start with the small shadow box frame. Trim them at 5 inch (or the size you prefer).

Glue them together.

Trim the acetate at 5 x 5 inch (or take the size of your frame)

Put some structure paste on the acetate with a stencil.

Glue the acetate behind your frame with tape.

Die cut some flowers and branches and color them. I have used distress ink.

Glue the paper flowers together.

Arrange them on the frame.

Maybe you want to add a sentiment. I didn’t add a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. Untill next time.

Xoxo Irina

Elizabeth Craft Designs products:

Other products:

Distress ink

Structure paste

Fantasy Flowers Paper flowers

Shaker Bookbox

June 16, 2022

Hi Everyone, Irina here! Today it is my turn to write a blog. I love shaker cards, so I decided to create a shaker part on the bookbox. I only used black and white, but I think it is very beautiful in different colors!

Let’s start!

Die cut 2 covers from the bookbox out of cardstock.

Cut one of them as in the picture below (step 1) and also cut off the lock.

– Diecut the rectangle out of that part. ( step 2 in picture above)

– Put acetate behind.

– Add double sided foamtape on the back (step 3 in picture)

– Take your other cover and put some shaker material on it ( step 4 in picture)

– Glue the part with the acetate window on it

Now make the inside part of the bookbox as usual.

Make some paperflowers and glue them around the acetate window.

Now your shaker bookbox is finished! I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Until next time!

Xoxo Irina

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products used:
White cardstock 
Black Hempcoard
Shaker material

Flowers for you

May 19, 2022

Hi Everyone! Irina here today with my first blogpost for Elizabeth Craft Designs. For today’s project I created a card with a rotating element. For this card I used the beautiful Florals 14 and design paper Rainbow of Happiness. A couple of years ago I made a card like this, and I thought it would be great with the new paper flowers! I will explain step by step how I made this card.

Start with a piece of cardstock from 8 x 5 inch and score at 4 inch.

Cut your design paper 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 and glue it on the front.

Take a cirkle die from about 2,5 inch and centre it on the front.

Run it trough your die cutting machine. Be sure you don’t throw away the circle because we need that part later.

Take another piece of cardstock 8 x 5 inch. Score at 2, 4 and 6 inch. Fold it as you see in the picture.

Glue the first part on your card base as in the picture.

Glue the second part as in the picture above.

Now it looks like this.

Put glue only on the right side. Take your cirkle and glue it down there.

Be sure you have glued only one side. Now it looks like this.

Blend your flower and glue it together.

Glue it on the cirkle.

Take a nice sentiment to add on your card.

I also made a short instruction video on YouTube.

I hope you enjoyed making this card! Thanks for reading and watching the blog.


Elizabeth Craft Designs products used:

Other products:

Distress oxide victorian velvet


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