how about another round of way back wednesday? this time, i decided to pull out photo album fun, a stamp set from my very first stampin' up! order. playing with this set was a little like wearing that random saved item of clothing that has made it back in style again. trends can be very cyclical - speech bubbles and banners are all over the place lately, yet this set is circa 1998! i've always had a thing for speech bubbles and often draw my own to custom fit various sentiments, both by hand and on the computer. i kind of forgot i had these! for my first card, i decided to build a rainbow with the different bubbles, adding in a pop of black and white with card stock and washi tape - clean and simple, light and bright. i esecially love that the words from comfort food additions are a perfect fit!
next up, i created a birthday card using the banner. like the main speech bubble above, it is fussy cut and popped up. where were the dies? lol! the trio of stars is also from the set. once again, i got stuck on black and white and rainbow all over. it's such a happy color story, perfect for congrats and birthdays. plus the six stars were just begging for roygbv!
and last, but not least, the front page news. the newspaper was actually the main reason i bought this set. i designed a birth announcment option with it while waiting for my first baby, but after having a girl, another design won out. i still love that little newspaper and how you can personalize the headline. again, i chose a few comfort food additions sentiments for a sweet congrats card, clustering the elements together to create a unified focal point. the cartoon sound effect bubble is a fun way to add a pop of color, while the chevron washi arrow points us in the right direction. chances are you have a few bubbles and banners in your collection, so go have fun! if not, a quick search will turn up several options...