Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inspired? ... you will be!

This month, I've been inspired by sequins. And I know I featured sparkle in our November inspired feature, but now I just want to talk about awesomely, gorgeous sequins - and I am in love!

I guess I've always loved sequins, right back to my dress making days when I made my first evening gowns with sequin fabric. And nearly all my going out/evening clothes feature sequins more or less. I have dresses, skirts, tops, shoes, handbags, cardigans... you name it, it's sequinned. So it was logical to jump right on to the use of them for my layouts.

I love the dimension, sparkle and prettiness they bring to a page and am very inspired by these layout finds:

Jill Sprott for Jenni Bowlin Studio (Pinterest source here). There is so much to love on this one with the gold elements, the stitching, the minimalist feel to it but most of all, that little stitched on pocket full of gold sequins! Sigh!

Nicole Nowasad (source here) I particularly love the bright colour the sequins add to this more toned down layout. They add just the right amount of bling bling without being overpowering. Perfect placement.

Stephaine Bryan for Glitz Designs (source here). Oh My! Look at that adorable strip of sequins along the bottom bringing colour, sparkle, dimension and whimsy to this delightful page. I lifted this idea myself when I first saw it - and I'll be doing it again!

Michelle de Leon in the Two Peas gallery  (source here). Clearly I need to raid my sewing supplies to track down some sequin ribbon like this. I used to have some... now where could it be!

Lilallie at the Two Peas gallery (source here) A fantastic double border of funky yellow and gold to really brighten up this page. The mix of yellow and pink along with the blingy stars makes this so happy.

And here are a few close up details that I would love to recreate on my pages...

Found on Pinterest (source here) Sequin filled mason jars with vellum and thread. A new take on a sequin-filled pocket.

Susan Stringfellow for Scraptastic (source here) A flutter of sequins flying away out of a vellum pocket. What a wonderful detail.

I love the idea of sequin filled pockets of all types to add to my pages and here is a great tutorial for mini 3x4 pouches to add to a mini book, a page or even Project Life. Works for me!

Polka Dot Creative blog (Source here)

Last but not least, sequins are the perfect small size to be ideal for card-making and these two are winners.

Betsy Veldmann for Paper Trey (source here) A shaker element full of gold sequins is sure to charm.

Pinterest find (Source here) This is a card I pinned months ago waiting for the perfect birthday boy or girl to receive it. Maybe I will just make it and send it to myself as I'd love to receive it. 

There's loads of choices out there for sequins from the scrapbooking manufacturers such as these....

Luscious, gold sequins by Jenni Bowlin Studions @ Two Peas shop (source here)

A mixed bunch of shapes and colours by Studio Calico @ Two Peas shop (source here)

However, don't forget to check out your own sewing supplies or your local craft/sewing shop for no-name packs which are bound to be more reasonably priced!

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I found for you this month. If you use your kit to create a project based on any of these ideas, we'd love it if you posted on our Mr Linky page.


  1. I've just 'mmmm'-ed and 'ooh'-ed my way through this post! Going to dig out some sequins for my next project...

  2. Gonna dig out my sequins thanks for the inspiration to use up my old stash.

  3. Picked up sequins at the dollar store a while back. 8 different colours in individual partitions for a whole dollar. For me, they have replaced brads and eyelets for spots of interest.


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