Fireside Halloween

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the Fireside Trimmings Bundle along with a few other goodies you may have noticed or possibly missed in the new holiday Mini Catalog.

*Supply List*

Fireside Trimmings Bundle

Black Glitter Paper

Iridescent Pearl’s

Cobweb Embossing Folder

Adhesive Sheets

Mini Glue Dots

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Stampin’ Seal

Basic Black Cardstock

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock

Smoky Slate Cardstock

Bumblebee Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock

Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad

Stampin’ Write Markers


Cardbase Basic Black 4 1/4×5 1/2″

Matte Base 4″×5 1/4″

*Assembly Instructions*

I started by running the Cobweb Embossing Folder through my *NEW Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine*

I added Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Black Glitter Paper and die cut the bat Garland, the frame, the branches and that little fireplace thingamajig from the Fireside Dies and set them aside. I also die cut the flames for the fire from a scrap of Bumblebee Cardstock at that time.

I stamped, handcolored and die cut all of the little pieces. The lantern, vase, wood in the fire, potion bottles, candles and pumpkins.

I stamped Momento Black Ink onto Smoky Slate Cardstock and die cut it out.

Doh! One thing I forgot to mention in the Supply List earlier on was the “Happy Happy Halloween” sentiment. That sentiment is borrowed from my *Little Treats Bundle* but it is stamped in Bumblebee Ink using the Classic Stamp Pad and die cut with the Fireside Dies. There is a “Have a Spooktacular Night” sentiment in the Fireside Stamp Set but as I was putting things together, I thought it was a better fit for the inside of the Card rather than the outside.

Now that I’ve had my Blogging Blooper for the day and all of my pieces to my card are all set to go…

*Final Assembly*

I started with the fireplace. I added the bat Garland and that little fire thingamajiger that holds the wood logs.

I glued the flames together with Mini Glue Dots and then glued them to the logs. I added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the logs and secured them to the log holder thingamajig I keep talking about.

I used my Stampin’ Seal adhesive to adhere my Matte Base to my Cardbase and then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the fireplace to secure it down.

I added a Mini Glue Dot to the candle and set it inside of the lantern and then added a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to secure the lantern to the mantel. I also added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs of the potion bottles and vase.

I secured the branches in the vase but I noticed that the project was still missing a little something. I ended up pulling out those new Iridescent Pearl’s and I think it was just enough to really give the project that final touch it was needing.

I assembled the two pieces of the frame together and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back. I added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the pumpkins and secured them in place.


One final note about this project. Originally my idea was to die cut the Spider from the Little Treats Bundle in Black Glitter Paper and secure him to the Cobweb Embossing but it didn’t work out. The spider was just too big for the project. He didn’t go to waste. I ended up using him as an accent piece on the inside of the Card along with the “Spooktacular Night” sentiment from the Fireside Trimmings Stamp Set.

For all of my Vlogger friends out there, this Blog is definitely for you!! I hope ya’ll got as good of a laugh at reading this one as I’ve had writing it. Thank you all so much for joining me. Until next time, Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!

Published by Cards & Creations by Lori McBride - Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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