When I’m searching for something for my Throwback Thursday posts, I try to find something that I posted in a blog at about the same time of the year as I’m posting the update. While today’s original project was posted in October rather than September, it caught my eye because I realized the moment that I looked at the picture that it was a slimline card, made to fit a #10 envelope. I had no idea I’d ever made a slimline card before 2020. But I made this card 5 years ago!
An Old Slimline Card
This is the card that I made back in 2015. I used to love using multiples of the circle and scallop circle punches on a card. And for Halloween, I think that Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black are the perfect pairing. Oh, and Stampin’ Up! had those fun Spider Web doilies. I loved cutting them up to make my card corners spooky. This looked like such a fun card to bring up to date, so off I went to CASE it.
But I’m Not Ready for Halloween!
By October each year, I usually have all of my Halloween products ordered and in use. But this is only September and I have yet to order anything special for Halloween. Nonetheless, I do have some Halloween images in two “sampler” style stamp sets that have images for multiple fall/winter holidays.
Updating for 2020
The larger circles in the 2015 card are very attractive – and I have dies to use this year even if I don’t have punches. But I don’t have a nice set of sentiments to go with the smaller images I have in the 2020 Banner Year Stamp Set. After fussing around with different ideas, I chose to use the smallest of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Dies and just use more of them.
I originally made the brick wall larger, large enough to fill up to the stitches in the Very Vanilla layer. But I felt that the card needed something else, the something else being the spider web in the Festive Corners Stamp Set. After all, the original card had spider webs! So I cut the brick wall down a few notches. Once I did that and added the spider web corners, I decided I liked it better the original way. Oh, well. But that gave me the opportunity to add the little spider crawling down the right side.
And That Perfect Ribbon!
I was so happy when the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon did not retire with the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog in June. We first saw it in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog. Right now it’s the only black ribbon in the Stampin’ Up! collection. The organdy fabric and silver glitter just scream Halloween to me. So you should see it often as we get closer to Halloween.
The Bottom Line
I won’t be CASEing (Copying some part of) all of the projects in Throwback Thursday. Some will just give me an idea for a new project. But don’t be afraid to CASE any project you see anywhere. That includes cards you may have designed and made yourself way back then. I’m sure I had fun making that 2015 card – or else I likely wouldn’t have blogged on it. But I definitely had fun fussing around with the 2020 version. You should try it, too!