Maybe I watch too many movies but in all of the wedding movies there comes a time when the guests clink on their glasses with spoons and shout, “speech, speech, speech.”  I just thought it was a funny reference to the ever so cool trend of speech bubbles in paper crafting.  They have shown up as stamps, die cuts, stickers and dies and I think they are so cool.  You can be the judge.  I have several projects I’d like to share with you.

Laurie used the bubbles to communicate without using any words at all but it is so clear that she is sending love.  Look how neat the peek a boo paper shows through the back of the hearts in the bubble.

Call me lover

card by Laurie Craigie photo courtesy of October Afternoon Blog

Of course, you can use words in your bubbles too and I just couldn’t resist this awesome shaker card with the die cut speech bubbles.

congrats shaker

card by Joyce photo courtesy of Cards by the Sea

This next card uses the Lawn Fawn die that you can use to take the bubble completely across your card.  And the pun is just perfect, by the way.


Card  by Kelly Alvarez photo courtesy of Lawn Fawn Blog

Kimberly used the same idea but the background paper says the message for her.  How pretty, and I love her shadow stars she uses to accent the bubble.

happy birthday Lawn Fawn by Kimberly Crawford

card by Kimberly Crawford photo courtesy of For the Love of Paper

This next card was created with two of the same die and I just love the way they set each other off.   It is a clever way to display the sentiment of your card.


card by Trish photo courtesy of Techniques by Trish

They still look good the traditional way by having them point to a character in your card to deliver the message.  I just love the color and cheeriness of this card.


card by Laura Craigie photo courtesy of Paperlulu

Speech bubbles are also awesome for that funny, silly or sarcastic expression.  This is one is awesome.

oh snap

 card by Heather photo courtesy of Heather’s pages


But you don’t have to be limited to the space inside.  This polka dot wonder has the message outside and inside of the bubble and the effect is lovely.

Always & Forever 1

card by Lizzie Jones photo courtesy of Don’t Forget to Write

Marion stamped the speech bubble all over her card to create this very calming background paper for her project.

hello cloud bubbles

Card by Marion Vagg photo courtesy of Made Marion

The inlaid look is so clean and classy and it just rocks with the speech bubbles cradling the Happy Birthday sentiment.

inlay hb

card by Jacquie Southas photo courtesy of What did I do today

This shaped smart phone is the perfect vehicle for several messages in the bubbles.  I have to get this die set.  So fun for teen cards.


card by Allison Okamitsu photo courtesy of Nice People Stamp

You can also make your own speech bubble with punches or by using a cloud punch or sketch you already have.  This sewn beauty is so cute.

You are perfect

Card by Lucy Abrams photo courtesy of Lucy’s Cards

There are so many options between stamps, dies, stencils, stickers and DIYs.  I hope you find something  new and fun for inspiration.

So go ahead, … make something pretty.

quote die

wood chips



big speech bubble

smart phone

stamp set

maya road

by: Aliya White

6 replies on “Speech, Speech, Speech… Bubbles that is”

  1. While I probably won’t purchase any speech bubbles, I did find this entry to be quite interesting.

  2. What a Fun article, Aliya! There really are so many ways to use these speech bubbles–I actually have a die set from MFT that I have yet to use…but now, after reading your article, the wheels are spinning!!

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