Friday, October 24, 2014

Winnie & Walter: Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop



Eeek, I'm so in love with these Pretty Pink Posh sequins, that I totally went overboard. Just wait, you'll see ...


I knew I wanted to pair up the traditional metallic red sequins from A Christmas Mix, and these really neat reds with a more matte finish from Raspberry, so I covered a 2" punched circle with them in a random pattern and made a sequined Christmas ornament. The cap of the ornament is a gold metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle that I drew on with a pencil and cut out. It doesn't leave any marks, but does a great job embossing when you have a soft surface underneath, like a bound notebook.

The gorgeous curved AND stitched edge on the bottom is from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Dies #1.


Something about the floating ornament didn't sit well with me, so after moving it around the card I settled on the bottom left corner, overlapping the seam between the white cardstock and the gray woodgrain. To play up on the sexy curve at the bottom, I curved the sentiment around the top of the ornament. And no, I didn't use a cut file to get that classic Winnie & Walter sentiment. What?!? Hmm, perhaps some dies are in your near future!! You didn't hear it from me though [wink]


Here's my first attempt another version of the card. I loved combining the Studio Calico papers, and REALLY love the way the Winnie & Walter sentiment "seasons greetings" from A Tree for All Seasons looks like it was part of the patterned paper. The different-sized gold sequins were awesome to use as well. I think cards generally look more balanced with a mix of sequin sizes.

Now you're off to the amazing Laura Sterckx's blog to see her latest creation! Prizes are involved too, so as you're filling up with inspiration (have you seen the names on this list?!?) be sure to comment along the way. You could come away with a big Pretty Pink Posh or Winnie & Walter prize pack. Good luck!


221 comments:

  1. LOVE the sequin encrusted ornament...so pretty! Both cards are wonderful Kelly!

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  2. Love the Christmas ornament it is absolutely beautiful

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  3. Sequins and more of it :D I loved how you created that cutesy Christmas ornament with the sequins! It can actually be used as a deco on a Christmas tree too :)

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  4. LOL. You cant over do it with sequins when they make something as stunning as your Christmas baubles such a fun idea :)
    Kate xx

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  5. Kelly that is some serious `sequining`absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Your ornaments are gorgeous! I love this idea!

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  7. The sequin ornaments are so festive!

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  8. The sequin ornament is so vibrant and beautiful. What a great idea!

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  9. What an amazing card! This is what makes Christmas so magical!

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  10. awesome idea to use sequins on ornament, love it

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  11. What a great idea! Love your cards!

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  12. SQUEAL!!!! dies!! YAY! I KNEW IT!! I spotted it on Heather's card! I knew that the "happy" word was die cut!! Can't wait for the new release!!
    Your card is gorgeous and I don't think you can overdo sequins can you????

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  13. Adding my cheers and applause to the others: a gorgeous trio of cards and nope, I don't think you went overboard with the sequins at all! Those ornaments are stunning! As for the die: YES! *fist pump* Inspired and inspiring designs; thank you for sharing!
    ~c

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  14. This sequin ornament is perfect! Love all your cards, Kelly!

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  15. You can never go overboard with sequins! I love these cards.

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  16. Love that red buble! Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

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  17. Falling for all the sequins, gorgeous sparkle and shimmer! Your card is a winner!!

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  18. OMG!
    Love the ornament
    How long did it take to make?

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    1. Hi Vicki! It wasn't too bad, actually, if you don't count my first attempt. I tried being lazy and just using my regular tape gun adhesive, but quickly learned that wasn't going to cut it. So I went for the glossy accents and that worked like a charm. There were also a few sequins that I swapped out after I was done because they got adhesive on them and didn't shine as well. Other than that, it was probably a 5-10 minute project.

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  19. Such pretty cards Kelly. The sequins look amazing on the ornaments.

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  20. The bright red sequin ornament just pops on the grey background! Stunning. I'm very excited about the new word dies!

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  21. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! The sequins are SO beautiful!!

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  22. Love that ornament. What a way to make a card pop.

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  23. Those ornaments are fabulous!! Great idea - I'll have to try that. So sparkly and eye-catching! Love them. Thanks for the idea!

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  24. Fatastic sequins and wonderful cards!!!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous Kelly, love the sequins ornament!

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  26. Very nice! I like the use of sequins on the ornament.

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  27. Very simple and elegant! Just the way i like my card to be! :)

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  28. LOVE that sequined ornament...such a fun idea!!!

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  29. That is a great idea! Can't wait to do that on some of my ornament shapes!

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  30. Wow! Very cool use of sequins! It's beautiful!

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  31. Those ornaments look awesome!! Such a clever idea! :)

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  32. Such a unique way to use the sequins and the card(s) are both lovely! Yes, I see some new dies in my future!

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  33. You know what this card proves? That there is no such thing as "too many" PPP sequins. I love this card.

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  34. The ornament could double as a pomegranate! Love the different color red sequins! Reminds me of party time!

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  35. Love, love, love this idea! Great cards!

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  36. Oh this is so pretty, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Delightful card! I have never seen one done like this before, not even on Pintrest! Love it! Those sequins you placed just so to make a huge circle, outstanding! It is an idea that I am going to have to give a shot myself in order to use up what seems like one million sequins in my own stash! Thank you for sharing your self with us hoppers!

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  38. I love the use of sequins on this!!

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  39. I loved your sequined ornament! This is just gorgeous… And I do need that diecut!

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  40. Beautiful cards...... oh how I love those sequins!

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  41. What a cool and beautiful idea!!! I will definitely use it!! Thank you!

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  42. Beautiful ornament. I love sequins!

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  43. I love how you used the sequins to create the ornament! So much fun!

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  44. Perfect Christmas cards. Those ornaments are amazing.

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  45. wow, such a great idea to make a chrismas bowl out of the sequins!

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  46. I love it.. especially the second placement of the ornament, the sentiment looks great curvy. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  47. EEEEP, I LOOOOVE IT!!! <3 <3 <3 This is so fabulous, gorgeous and rad! I love the idea of a big cluster of sequins taking the main stage instead of just accents. Which adhesive do you use for sequins when doing something like this?? Absolutely awesome work!

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    1. Hi Christina! Thanks so much for your sweet comment ; ) Adhesive proved to be very important, as the first time around I just used my tape runner. Fail. Glossy accents totally did the job. They aren't going anywhere now!

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  48. Love the sequins and what you did with them.

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  49. Love your sequin ornaments!!! You are so clever!!!

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  50. What a sweet card in all versions. I just adore those beautiful red sequins on the bulb. What a beautiful idea. Love it.

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  51. Kelly, if the red sequins are ever out of stock again over at PPP, I'll know where to come look for them ;) Love your idea with the christmas bauble, it's brilliant!

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  52. Beautiful cards! Love the sequin ornaments!

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  53. Both cards are amazing! You must have a lot of patience to glue so many sequins, lovely!!

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  54. Both cards are beautiful - that sequin ornament is the bomb!!

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  55. Great way to use those beautiful sequins. Beautiful!

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  56. How you chose to use the sequins is very creative! Great job! :)

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  57. OMG! The sequin ornaments are fantastic!! Very creative!!

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  58. All three of your cards are fantastic! Brilliant use of Paulina's sequins to create the ornament!

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  59. What awesome ornaments on your cards!!!

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  60. this is awesome!! beautiful ornament... I had made a similar card for last christmas... you can check it out here http://moxiecraftie.blogspot.in/2013/11/a-cas-christmas-card.html
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  61. Both cards are wonderful. I love the ornament. I think it would be great as a detachable embellishment that the receiver could then add to their tree... I wonder how that could be done. Anyways, getting distracted. Can't wait to hear more news about the sentiment dies possibly?

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  62. PSYCHED about the dies, and I am LOVING that sequiny ornament, gorgeous!

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  63. Love the sparkles!! Great idea on the ornament!

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  64. That's not overboard, that's 'appropriate seasonal use of sequins'. :D

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  65. Wow what a great use for the sequins. Great cart!

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  66. great idea for use sequins, I love it!

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  67. OMG. Mymjaw just dropped when I scrolled down to see the card. i then went back and read how you created this. The ornament looks like a piece of jewelry, you could wear it. Just beautiful.

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  68. Love the layers with the sparkly ornament!!! ;)

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  69. Such an inspired use of the sequins.

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  70. Love how you used all those gorgeous sequins :)

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  71. I love how you used sequins in the ornament! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Beautiful sequined ornament. Great way to use a large stash of sequins!

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  73. Love christmas cards love the sequens on the cards it is so sparkling thankbyou for sharing

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  74. Your ornaments are Great. Bring on the bling :)

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  75. Very creative way to use sequins!!

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  76. OH MY!! What an AMAZING idea! LOVE the sequin Christmas balls!! YAY! What fun! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day!

    Jacquie/Javabustamper

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  77. What wonderful Christmas cards! Love the ornament!

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  78. amazing set of cards! what patience you have to glue on all those sequins!

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  79. What a fund set of cards, your ornaments are amazing...all the texture and the different way the light bounces off. Great showcasing.

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  80. Wow, what a fab idea! Looks amazing!

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  81. OMG!! What a Stunning card. I love how you decorated the ornament with sequin. I'll definitely be trying this out! TFS

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  82. Love it! Elegant and beautiful use of the sequins.

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  83. Pretty Pretty ornaments Kelly!

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  84. Great cards Kelly! Love that sneak peek of a new die!

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  85. Wow, that ornament looks amazing! It also reminds me that I need to pick some pomegranates tomorrow lol.

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  86. This is dynamite! I love the sequin ornament against the woodgrain background - so CAS and perfect!

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  87. So glitzy! I like how you used sequins on the ornament!

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  88. LOVE how you created the ornament out of sequins!! Absolutely STUNNING!!

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  89. How fun are these sequin ornaments? I love the gray card and how you curved the merry in the opposite direction of the gray patterned paper. Fabulous design!

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  90. Brilliant ornament, the sequins look amazing, Cathy x

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  91. I love it! Your card is so original!

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  92. Stunning ornament!!! So festive and glamorous!

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  93. Love those ornaments made from sequins.

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  94. Your sequined ornament is just awesome!

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  95. Such a clever way to use the sequins. Stunning card

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  96. What a great use of the sequins! I love your card!!!

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  97. STUNNING! I just adore that ornament!

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  98. I love this ornament Kelly....what a stunning focal point on a card. I might try this on an upcoming card....thanks for inspiring me.

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  99. These are just beautiful! Very clever!

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  100. Love the curved edge and the sequins to make the ornament the focal point of your card.

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  101. Your ornament is absolutely beautiful. What a creative use of the sequins, especially love your first card and how you curved the Merry.

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  102. This is gorgeous, love all the beautiful sequins!!

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  103. This is a wonderful idea...great card!

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  104. These are beautiful! I love the ornaments!

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  105. Those 'ornaments' are gorgeous! Such pretty colors!

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  106. So awesome! I absolutely love the sequined ornament!

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  107. Such a fun way to use sequins.

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  108. LOVE the sequin ornaments and will be trying this out for myself:)

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  109. Pretty enough to hang on a tree! Love it! Sequins are NOT all the same. PPP are the best! And I would love to get my hands on that "Merry" die!!!!

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  110. Beautiful Kelly, love all those sequins!!

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  111. Beautiful card! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  112. What a fantastic ornament and loved both your cards!

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  113. What a great use of sequins to make a bauble! absolutely brilliant idea and card!

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  114. Your card is so festive. What a wonderful way to start using the sequins I want to hoard! Well I guess I will just have to buy more! Yay

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  115. Who would of thought to use sequins as an ornament... creative genuis!

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  116. I am glad you didn't ask us to choose a fav because both cards are fantastic.

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  117. Bright and shiny...perfection! Too cute!

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  118. What can I say, 'Awesome!' Love the sequinned ornament and thanks for the hint of what's in the next W&W release!

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  119. What a fabulous use of sequins!

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  120. I never thought of using sequins as a focal point like this...great idea...beautiful card!!!

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  121. WOW!!!! I love love love the sequined ornament!!!

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  122. I love that gorgeous ornament sitting on the sexy curve! And yay for possible word dies! ;)

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  123. Now that is one beautiful bold ornament. Love it.

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  124. Eek! Now I love those sequins too! Fab card!

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  125. Love your glittery sequin ornaments. What a fab idea. I love that gorgeous diecut sentiment. Going to be keeping an eye out for that.

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  126. really unique card..... thank you for it.

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  127. When I first arrive at your blog I got a close up of the gorgeous red sequins which reminded me of cherries and berries - my favourite. Love both your cards and the Winnie and Walter sentiment has a very nice script.

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  128. What an amazing use of the sequins.....your ornament is outstanding! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one who fiddles with the placement on their cards...sometimes it just doesn't feel like things are in the right place!

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  129. What a fun idea to embelish ornament with sequins - have to try it out!!! Thank you for sharing :)))

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  130. OMG, such a clever and creative use of sequins!

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  131. You are so unique! I love seeing your new spin on things. Wonderful idea for the ornament!

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  132. Both cards are cute but love the last one the best. Loved how you used different colors of red to really make the ornament jump out at you, great job

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  133. What amazing, beautiful cards! The use of sequins and dies is just fabulous! They look so much fun to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  134. Wow!! The ornaments are awesome!! Love all your versions!!

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  135. I love the way you have created that ornament ..Both your cards look awesome :)

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  136. Love how you used the sequins to make ornaments!

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  137. The ornament is beautiful. Each placement is different but the ornament remains the focal point.
    this is one I'll be trying for my Christmas cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  138. Love your sequins ornament cards... It looks so fun :)

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  139. I love how you use the sequins to create an embellishment.

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  140. So festive! Using two colors of red sequins is perfect. 😀

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  141. what a great ornament idea!! I am loving the sequins!

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  142. I love the way you used the sequins to cover the ornament! Beautiful! And I agree with you about a mix of sequin sized seems to balance a card.

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  143. An awesome ornament design, what a great way to use them and the die cut word fit perfectly!

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  144. Love how you blinked up the ornament with those beautiful sequins!

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  145. Such a beautiful card. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for the amazing giveaway x x

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  146. I love how you decided to rearrange the elements on your first card. And that you showed us the first version. It's nice to know other crafters are just like me!

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  147. Wow! What a clever way to use sequins in the ornament, so pretty. Love it

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  148. You really got my imagination flowing with this card! I can now think of so many other ways to incorporate sequins. Thanks for sharing.

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  149. What a lot of work! But I bet it was fun to do with all those great sequins.

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  150. Great use of the sequins! Love the added bling it gives your design! Pretty!

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  151. Wait... what the. Are you just teasing???!! Oh I hope my guess is right!! Gorgeous cards, Kelly!
    =] Michele

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  152. Love the usage of sequins...and the color you choose was perfect!!!

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  153. Ok, I'll admit to being a sucker for anything sparkly - so sequins make me squeal with delight. SQUEEEE. Love your cards!

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  154. Beautiful! Love the red sequin ornaments...great idea!

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  155. These are gorgeous, and a fabulous way to use up some sequins.

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  156. Love the sparkle! Such an elegant card.

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  157. How cute. Very clever to use the sequins on the ornament. Well done.

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  158. Awe-some!! Your ornament looks so fantastic - what a fabulous idea!!

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  159. Love the Sequinned Ornament!!
    So festive...

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  160. those are such great ornaments! what a great idea!

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  161. Oh my goodness. That ornament is spectacular. I just love all the dimension.

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  162. I just love how you did the ornament. I love the idea so much I see ornament cards in my future.

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  163. Those cards are gorgeous! In love w/the red ornaments!

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  164. WOW wow WOW
    Your sequin ornaments are STUNNING Kelly - LOVE the sequin combo!!!
    LOVE the stitched curves of your FABULOUS cards too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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