Birthday Bling Coloring With Paper Embellishments

Birthday Bling coloring with paper creates wonderful embellishments for your cards and scrapbook pages.  I wanted some bling and had lots of patterned and glitter cardstock scraps to use up.  Add them to cards and scrapbook pages.

If you need to, read the general instructions before you start.  If you have done other coloring with paper projects, you may not need to.  Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the birthday bling coloring with paper SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

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You will need:

Paper Choice and Cutting Your Birthday Bling

Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller than 4 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the all the birthday bling coloring with paper projects a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin.  I used glitter and patterned cardstock.  But you can use any color palette or weight paper you want. Just fill them in with paper that looks good to you.  You will be cutting the projects several times to get your colors.  Keep the outlines.  They are very useful.  I made some projects with them too.

Most project can use several colors.  I suggest that the balloon doggie be all one color or you have to “explain” how the balloon is different colors.

Placing the Pieces for Your Birthday Bling

Start placing the various color pieces on the projects inside the outlines with the tweezers. 


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.  The glitter paper doesn’t stick well so you will be gluing a bunch.

Finally, with scissors cut away the contact paper around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the finished pieces as you like.  Here I made a some simple cards using the blank cards I bought a while ago. 

Balloon Animal Fun Facts
  • The earliest balloons were said to be made out of animal bladders, intestines or stomachs.
  • Despite the fact that balloon modelling seems to be the favorite trick of both entertainers and children alike, nobody is quite sure where the idea was originated from.
  • The largest modelling balloon sculpture by an individual measured 21.9m by 11.2m, and 3,961 balloons were utilized.
  • It is crucial to control the pressure of each bubble when twisting; otherwise the bubble will burst.
  • The most requested balloon “animals” are the doggie, the sword, the hat and the flower.

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