10 Ways to Use Sequins!!!

Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog. It’s Shari here with a fun feature. Today I bring you 10 ways to use sequins!

Sequins are one of the easiest embellishment to add to your cards. They add interest and shine to any sort of project, plus they lay relatively flat for mailing!

I’ve put together a collage of some cards I’ve made (I didn’t realize how often I use sequins). Seems to be my go-to embellishment! Be sure to check out the links below to see each card in detail.


How I use Sequins:

1: Sequins are PERFECT for shaker cards. Fill up your shaker area and don’t forget to mix colors and shapes together. You can see the card HERE.
2: Color match. Choose sequins that coordinate well together with pattern papers and stamping ink. You can see the card HERE.
3: Complete a shape by filling in with regular and shaped sequins. You can see the card HERE.
4: Create a mood! Use silver and gold for winter themed cards and bright colors for Spring and Summer. You can see the card HERE.
5: Add sequins to your art journal pages. They sit flatter than pearls and gems and add interest to your page. You can see the page HERE.
6: Mix sequins with colorful enamel dots and paper shapes. Have a party on a card! You can see the card HERE.
7: Fill a shape! Use a variety of sequins to fill an entire shape with color and shine! You can see the card HERE.
8: Draw the eye to your focal point on your card. Just a couple helps pull you in! You can see the card HERE.
9: Add a few sequins to a larger blank area to pull your design together. You can see the card HERE.

Next up is my 10th way to use them! How about decorate a tree!

Shari Carroll Sequins

I’ve used a combination of sizes and shapes to compliment my simple little tree.

Shari Carroll Sequins D1

The light color sequins give a nice winter feel, plus it just seemed right!

I created a quick little video to show how this card came together. You can view the video HERE.

Simon Says Stamp carries a plethora of sequins by many manufacturers. I have put together a reference photo of some of the sizes and shapes available in the Simon exclusive line.

Simon Sequins final

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Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you can bundle up and stay warm!

  1. I appreciate all the tips and instruction given on SSS. Shari, thanks for your demo, too. I love your tree. SSS rocks!

  2. THANK YOU for sharing your sequin inspiration with us today Shari!!!
    I have just started collecting sequins and look forward to trying ALL of your creative ideas soon :)
    The Banded Tree has just jumped up higher on my wish list!!!

  3. I actually have a large collection o sequins/scatters that I got so cheap, They are sitting waiting for me to use, so this post is especially handy right now. I had already thought of doing shaker cards, and now I have a whole lot of ideas!!! Thanks Shari for always having great tips and card!!!

  4. Ohhhhhhhh. Sequins, those little sparkly and shiney things. LOVE Them! They just add that timy something…don’t they?

  5. Oh, Shari – I LOVE your style! The 10th card is my absolute fave, but there are fantastic ideas on each one. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I never thought I’d be a fan of sequins, but they are growing on me. Your cards are all fabulous and I’ve now purchased four little baggies of assorted sequins. Now to put them to use! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  7. Some great ideas here! I have a large collection of sequins and I think this week I’ll pull it out to use! Thanks :)

  8. I love the card you made! I now feel the need for that banded tree die…. My husband will be so happy… (Or not. Probably not!) haha!!

  9. You know, but probably you don’t LOL, I am not such a big sequin fan, but since they seem to be a hot item on the craft scene at the moment I was thinking I must add some to my next order. Didn’t realise you have all those fun shapes. Must take a wander round the sequin section. Hugz

  10. Thanks for sharing all your sequins uses on your stunning cards! One more use is to cover up a smudge on your card, I’ve found them handy for that as well. Love the reference photo for sizing, thanks!

  11. Great ideas. Especially fond of both tree cards. Love how much the look like glass baubles on a tree. They are a necessity in a shaker card!

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