So Many Pretty Sequins, but what to do with them?

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Posted 3/14/2013 by sugaredsongbird in General Scrappin'
 

sugaredsongbird
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:37:12 AM
I love the sequined products that have appeared over the past year or so. I have a few pre-sequined items like Heidi Swapps bows, and a few loose ones from embellishment packs and I love all things sparkly! Other than sewing them into vellum envelopes, how do you use these pretties? I'd love a way for them to find their way to my scrapbook pages, but am unsure how to best attach them. Thanks!


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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:43:03 AM
I use sequins like rhinestones...I usually attach them with a little dab of glue from my hot glue gun or just a bit of a good liquid glue.



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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:47:09 AM
I use them with a 'seed' bead for the center of flowers. The size of the flower will determine how many I use.

I don't mind sewing a bit so that works for me. I can do a few while watching TV and they are ready! When making them ahead of time I back them with a small circle of card stock that I can then glue to the layout later. (sew right through that)

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Posted: 3/14/2013 8:12:58 AM
I adhere them with glossy accents if I don't feel like sewing them (which is usually). Sometimes I cover the hole with an itty bitty rhinestone.
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Posted: 3/14/2013 10:14:07 AM
I have a bunch of sequins in my old stash, so would love to try some of these ideas! Keep them coming!

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Posted: 3/14/2013 12:21:33 PM
I attach them with a dab of wet glue or with my tiny attacher. Here is a layout I did using sequins.

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Posted: 3/14/2013 4:43:08 PM
I've also been using them as I would rhinestones, pearls or enamel dots - just sprinkling them around the page in clusters or trails to lead the eye. I stick them with glue dots.

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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:52:12 PM
That's a very pretty page Colleen!


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Posted: 3/15/2013 2:27:29 AM
I just sewed a few randomly into lace that I used as a border on an oval photo mat for a very girly, old-fashioned album.

I'm not thrilled about sewing by hand, but sometimes a detail makes all the difference.


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