DIY sequin embellishment with Virginia Nebel!

DIY sequin embellishment with Virginia Nebel!

Hi! it’s Virginia here on the SCT blog today and I have an idea to share with you on making some DIY sequinned embellishments.  All you need are your sequins and some packing tape to start, yes you read that correctly, packing tape!



Sprinkle out some sequins and use the packing tape (sticky side down) to pick them up.  Then gently flip the tape over so the sequins are facing up.

Trim out a small piece of card stock that matches the colour of your sequins. 

Apply clear scrapbook adhesive onto the card stock and then press this onto the sequins. Mush it down a bit so that it adheres to the sequins.




Essentially you have just created a sandwich of sequins between the packing tape and card stock.  Run this sandwich through your steel rule die to create your die cut shape. 

You may have to use a little bit of liquid adhesive to secure a few sequins that may have come loose from the die cutting process.

Voila! a pretty sequinned embellishment is ready for your project.



The packing tape gives the leaf a nice glossy sheen and also keeps the sequins contained when the card is sent in the mail.

I hope this inspires you to dig into your sequin stash, remember it’s okay to use them up, wink wink!

Have a wonderful crafty day!

~ Virginia Nebel



  1. Jean marmo November 11, 2014 at 9:14 am

    So cute

  2. Becky Fleck November 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

    What an awesome technique, Virginia!

  3. barbara macaskill November 11, 2014 at 10:32 am

    What a cool idea!! TFS!

  4. Kelly A. Crowl November 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Like this look ALOT!!!

  5. Linda Tupper November 11, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    What a great idea! Just love this!!

  6. Dorina D November 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Fabulous and fun tip. Thanks.

  7. Ruth G November 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Great idea! I love the look of the sequins! It adds just a bit of sparkle to this wonderful, natural themed card! TFS!

  8. Gisele November 11, 2014 at 6:32 pm


  9. TracyM #6773 November 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    WOW – this is a REALLY COOL technique!!!
    I’m still pretty new to die cutting with my Big Shot and wondered, when you say steel rule die Virginia, does that mean the real thick Sizzix dies or can you use the wafer thin ones too?
    THANK YOU for the inspiration 🙂

  10. Birgit November 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Genius! What a great embellishment idea!

  11. Beverly Jordan November 12, 2014 at 8:37 am

    Fabulous tip of the day! Off to buy some sequins! 🙂

  12. Debbie from Illinois November 12, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Love this!

  13. Virginia November 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Tracey, I ran the sequin ‘sandwich’ through the thicker Sizzix dies. The longer steel blade in the die cuts through thicker materials with ease. Hope this helps!

  14. Cindy Kyle November 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Great idea Virginia! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Jean Marmo November 13, 2014 at 11:54 am


  16. Jackie Scott November 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like fun – must try it. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Mendi Yoshikawa November 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    What a clever idea! Love it! 🙂

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