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 love how just a few sequins can add so much sparkle to a card! Beautiful cards and great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  2. Ok I mentioned before how I have been stalking, I mean admiring, your work. This card melted my heart. I needed some real pick me up, opened this post and just had the happiest feeling wash over me. I hopped online and ordered the items I didn’t have to recreate this beauty for myself. I will, of course, give you all the credit.

  3. These project are all awesome, as well as the sequins. Hoping for a new shipment soon because almost every style I wanted was sold out. ;)

  4. I’m loving adding sequins whever I can so I appreciate the additional inspiration. Hope SSS gets their sequins back in stock soon.

  5. Absolutely stunning…I’m bookmarking this for those days when I look at my sequins and roll my eyes! Now, they’ll be put to ‘purposeful and pretty’ use!
    Thank you!

  6. Love that card, Shari. I don’t know how you keep coming up with these ideas! I have just come to appreciate sequins on cards and want to use them more often.

  7. Love all of these ideas! Thanks for putting all of the ideas in one place and showcase different ways to use them!

  8. What great ideas Shari! I just recently discovered sequins and have started trying to incorporate them into a good portion of my cards. I love the little extra bling they add to my projects!

  9. Thanks for all the great ideas. I love sequins too, but have a hard time using too few or too many. Guess I need more practice!

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