10 June 2014

Dress It Up With Sequins

 Hello, friends!  I love working with sequins.  
In fact, when I was *much* younger
I collected those cute felt applique kits and spent hours stitching sequins onto
Santa's beard or Frosty's hat.  I like that you can really glam something up or just
add a subtle sparkle with a lot or a few sequins!
So today I have two card variations using a little and a lot of Doodlebug sequins.

I think that my most favorite way to add sequins is to hand-stitch them.
For this card I first started with a set of thin dies, felt and a scratch piece of paper


The thing that I love most about Doodlebug's sequins is that you get a nice 
mix of flat, opaque, clear and shiny pieces in each jar.  I also used some 
clear sead beads that I had on hand, which is a necessary component when
stitching sequins...plus it looks pretty too!

You could also make the stitched motif removable (from the card) and 
add a pin back or piece of magnet so that it can be displayed in other ways.

Doodlebug Products are from the Sugar Shoppe Collection and Cupcake Sequins

 This next card goes with the less timely approach to adding sequins...mini adhesive dots!
I've used the 3/16" High Tack Adhesive Dots by Xyron;  a great size for sequins.

I simply followed the dot design on the patterned paper in attaching the sequins.

Doodlebug Products are from the Sugar Shoppe Collection and Lily White Sequins.

I hope that you find some fun ways to add Doodlebug Sequins to your projects too!
See more sequin inspiration on the Doodlebug Blog this week!
 

3 comments:

  1. Love how you helped me get hooked on the idea of sequins!! Sewing them would be hard but so much fun!! Thank you so much for teaching and inspiring me more!!!

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  2. Oh my word! I hadn't made it over to the doodlebug blog today to see how you made these! I love that you stitched the sequins to felt! Both cards are SO FUN!!! :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this! You put a lot of thought into it, and I'm smitten. I just had to become a new follower, and would LOVE having you follow my little blog (when you get a moment).
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    Sierra
    www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

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