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March 23, 2012



Oh Meliss, your article is awesome! Thanks for the step by step of how you do your tags! Funny, I never thought to emboss the chipboard and yet, what a difference it makes!! Such cute tags, too!!!

Danielle Flanders

Gorgeous! I love how you use chipboard, paint and glitter!

Rebecca Deeprose

Great posting!! Love the tags and tips!

jan m

Awesome tips and tricks for chipboard, one of my loves too! Your samples are precious! Wondering what sewing machine you use with the chipboard? And, are you using the PTI chipboard? Thanks Melis!

Lisa (ThePurplePlace)

Absolutly stunning tags! I just LOVE the wonderful soft subtle colors!!! GORGEOUS!!

Thanks for sharing them! :)


I have never tried chipboard but would like to. I do not see on PTI webpage though. Where do you purchase it?

Kathy Mc

Simply gorgeous! Guess I need to try again to get the right sandwich for die-cutting chipboard in my Big Shot. Congrats on your first PTI newletter article!

Shellie Hartsock

Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. Very helpful to those of us who love the shabby look but aren't that experienced at doing it. Love your work!!

Mary Beth

I love your stitched heart filled with felt - so sweet. And stamping over paint, then sanding for this beautiful shabby effect. So pretty!

eileen hull

Fellow chipboard lover here! These projects are so beautiful- there's something about the weight of the board that's so luxurious- yum. Thanks for the eye candy!


Using chipboard this creatively is new to me, too. I love the beautiful tags you created. Thank you for the directions. Am beginning my own project now! So glad you are doing this!

Marisa G

What thickness of chipboard are you using with your PTI dies? Or, is it their coasters that you used?


I always enjoe your creations! However, I also would like to know where do you get your chipboard?

Teresa Zuehls

Congrats on your first newsletter article. It is fabulous as is your work. I have been a fan of yours and I am in awe of your talents and creations. Thanks for sharing your heart with us and Papertrey Ink.

Eveline van Heijst

Gorgeous tags Melissa. I love the colors.

Holly Saveur

SUPER gorgeous LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing.


This is a wonderful tutorial. I never thought to impress chipboard. I love the look! You've inspired me once again. I'm ready to grab some chipboard, impression plates, dies, paint, ink, stamps, and felt!

Diana K

Perfect eye candy, like always! I'd also like to know what chipboard, machine, cutting sandwich you use. I've never had any luck cutting chipboard!

Patty O'Malley

Beautiful tags! I don't own a die-cutting machine but this makes me want to give it a try. What machine would you recommend?

Karen Letchworth

You are just TOO stinkin' cute! Your work oozes cuteness. Thanks for the tips.

Linda L

Complete love love love love for these tags - great job - thank you soooo much for telling us how you did it - always love to get your "secrets" lol. xxL

Deborah R.

Love the distressing on your tags! Can you really cut chipboard with PTI dies? What kind?

janet wilson

Beautiful, great to see this brilliant medium used, I certainly don't use it enough - thank you :)

Donna Cole

I have also admired your shabby-chic talent. These tags are amazing. What chipboard do you use? I looked at the supplies list, but did not see chipboard listed, maybe I missed it. I seem to have trouble cutting chipboard with my Cuttlebug. Thanks for sharing your secret to fabulous tags.

Alessandra Loiacono

The BEST article ever!!! Melis, these are fabulous, I love it!! Your "class" is wonderful, well explained, easy to follow and your tips and tricks are awesome! I will definitely use chipboard more, thanks to you!
Can't wait for your next newsletter article, you are the bomb! :-)

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