Posted by Tara Smithberg
We are in love with the new Petal Flip Album by Cheryl Mezzetti! This album is a 3-die set with four page shapes and three additional accent pieces. With so many pieces, I thought it might be helpful to show you just how it all fits together. It's really easy! I asked our pro senior designer here, Traci Armbrust to give us step-by-step instructions.
Here are all of the shapes that you will be able to cut with this die.
First of all, there are four main page shapes. Each page will have a petal with holes in it so it easy to see how they line up together.
You will notice that you need two of each of the pages to complete the full flower. All you have to do is flip them upside down to create petals that go all the way around the flower. They are shown flipped both ways here.
Here are the six pieces for the full album before they are layered on top of each other. Now, do you see how easy it is to form that gorgeous flower? You can always add more pages if you would like, but six will get you the complete flower with full petals going all the way around the center.
Here are all of the pieces layered together. Please note that Traci cut these out of Black Chipboard. She recommends cutting just the bare chipboard first for this project and adhering paper afterwards. This makes it easier to mix and match colors and patterns of paper as you assemble it. It's easier to see what you are doing and how the colors and different papers are going to go together if you layer them on the black chipboard after it is cut.
Now, here comes the fun part! It is time to embellish! This album comes with a solid circle shape to cover the middle portion of the flower, along with a ring and the perfect petal shape to customize your petals.
Here, we see how Traci has adhered various colors and patterns of paper to the chipboard pages. The options are endless!
I hope this has shown you how easy it is to put this lovely album together. Perfect for spring, this album would make a fabulous class or kit. Plus, a major bonus is that you will get the most use out of your chipboard and paper with very little waste. You can cut a six page album from three 12" x 12" sheets.
And remember, you don't always have to use this die as an album. You could cut out and layer to place on a scrapbook page or home decor project.