Embellish with sequins with Shellye McDaniel!

Embellish with sequins with Shellye McDaniel!

Hello Scrapbook & Cards Today, friends!  Shellye along today with a couple of ways to spruce up your cards with sequins. These are also fun ideas to transfer to your scrapbook pages or other papercrafts. For both cards I am using the "Radiant" Collection by Authentique Paper, sequins from Doodlebug Design and adhesive by Xyron.

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On the first card I let the pattern of the journal card guide me in sequin placement.  I love the diamond pattern so I chose to highlight that area with the sequins.

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To attach the sequins, I've used the 3/16" Adhesive Dots by Xyron; these work nicely for small or larger sequins.  To the center of each sequin I added an adhesive backed pearl.  You can also add seed beads, enamel dots, brads, small buttons or leave plain! 

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Finishing up the card was as easy as adding a sentiment sticker layered with a label sticker!  

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I've always loved hand-stitching sequins!  It takes me back to the days when I was newly married and made applique stockings, ornaments and a tree skirt for our first Christmas :)  I didn't add the seed beads to the centers of mine, but it works out just fine without them.

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Begin by lightly drawing out the letter or design that you'd like to use.  Thread a needle with thread and begin stitching the sequins over the pencil marking.  Use a back-stitch method so that the sequins are locked into place.

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As you can see, when you set out to focus on a certain technique or embellishment on your card, little else is needed! 

I hope that you've enjoyed these ideas and will give them a try! ~  Shellye McDaniel

Thank you Shellye for joining us today!  For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit Shellye's blog at  www.shellyemcdaniel.com.  Lots of eye candy there!

~  Catherine



  1. TracyM #6773 July 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    DELIGHTFUL pair of cards Shellye!!!
    LOVE your sweet sequins and look forward to making some cards using them soon … I have a bundle of birthdays coming up and these would be perfect – THANK YOU for the inspiration 🙂

  2. Kathy July 17, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Lovely Shellye!!!

  3. Taunya Butler July 17, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I love Shellye – She is so talented and has such a flair and a gift for creative works!! I loved seeing these cards and coming up with more ways that I could use sequins!! Thanks so much for all the good inspiration I always find here on this blog!!

  4. Carol Mc July 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Fantastic inspiration.

  5. Sandy July 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I love these! I just did one recently, using an idea posted on somebody’s blog. Cut out a butterfly shape, traced it onto my card & ‘coloured’ the buttrely with sequins. Then used puffy adhesive to attach the overlay for the 3D look. My friend liked it & I loved making it for her!

  6. Judy July 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I love the hand stitching on your card Shellye. Beautiful design. Thanks for the tip on the adhesive dots for adhering the sequins.

  7. Sue McRae July 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Love your creative use of sequins, so very fun!

  8. Helen Gullett July 18, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous cards!! I love hand-stitching too! But haven’t done any with sequins. Thanks for the tips, I would love to try it 🙂

  9. jan metcalf July 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    That’s a cute idea to make an initial out of the sequins!!

  10. Frances July 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Simple but elegant cards. I too appreciated the tip about the adhesive dots with sequins.

  11. Audrey Pettit July 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Really beautiful cards, Shellye! So love your fun use of the sequins!

  12. Patricia Duff July 23, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Great Card, something new for me, I will be trying it for sure.

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