Back to School Layout | Video Collab

Our Creative Design Team is back with another video collab for you. This month, we are sharing a variety of Color Theory projects and showing you ways you can combine color on your designs. If you are new to my blog and haven’t heard about our Creative Design Team, you can read more about them here.


I was a little late to sign up this month, and ended up choosing Secondary Colors for my Color Theory project. Before I share more about that color palette, let me warn you that I went waaayyy outside the box – which is something I usually do. Instead of your typical bright secondary colors, I “shifted” the color wheel a little and used a version of orange, green, and purple in the tertiary shades.

My Back to Virtual School layout features peach, peacock, and mulberry. This is a version of secondary colors in the tertiary color palette. I love how all of these colors came together on this page.

If you have no idea what I am talking about when I say Secondary and Tertiary colors, let me give you a quick little color wheel lesson.

All colors are based on three Primary Colors – Red, Blue, and Yellow. It is these three colors that make up all of the other colors. By simply adding white, black, or combining the colors, you get another color on the color wheel.

Secondary Colors are the colors created when you combine primary colors. Red mixed with Yellow creates Orange. Blue mixed with Yellow creates Green. Red mixed with Blue creates Purple or Violet.

If I were to use just secondary colors on a layout, it would look like this. Here is a birthday layout I created a while back using Purple and Green with a hint of Orange.

Now let’s take a look at how I “shifted” the color wheel to create a secondary-like combination on my Back to Virtual School layout.

On my page, I used Peach for my orange, Peacock for green, and Mulberry for violet. These three colors are considered Tertiary colors. Tertiary colors are combinations of primary and secondary colors.

Did she just say mulberry?? Yes, I did! On this layout, I just gave you a sneak peek at a NEW color and paper pack coming in May. 😉

Throughout the layout a used a few patterns and stickers from the upcoming You Are Enough collection. I am just loving these new colors and the addition of Rose Gold and I can’t wait to share more projects with you.


Now that I have explained how I created this twist on a Secondary Color palette and explained to you what Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary colors are, let’s take a look at the process video.

In this video, I share a few more twists on secondary colors and show you how this scrapbook layout came together.

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So, are you ready to give this color combination a try? This little twist on the secondary color palette is just one of the ways you can combine color on your projects. I want you to be able to expand your thoughts on color and try new combinations on your upcoming projects.

Our Creative Design Team has quite a few other Color Theory ideas for you this month. Make sure you stop by each of their channels to see what they have made for you. If you missed any past videos, you can view our Creative Design Team playlist.

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here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

A Christmas Tag with Fall Leaves

Today, I am using up a few of my fall crafting supplies to create a Christmas Tag for the TGIF Project Challenge. The theme this week is “Tag You”re It” and I couldn’t resist adding my little project to the challenge.  It may seem odd to use “fall” papers and dies for the holidays, but this little tag wouldn’t be what is is without them. MissCarriesCreations-GoldLeafChristmasTag.jpg

This is a super simple project for you to make. Below, you will find some step-by-step instructions accompanied by a process video showing you how to create some Gold Leaf Christmas Tags of your own.

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You will begin by cutting out a Charcoal paper Tag Shape, a Gold Foil Leaf, and a Candy Apple Circle.  (If you were lucky enough to get some of the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts last year, you can use the large 4″ stitched tag, like I did. If you don’t have this die, you can use another one you might own or cut a tag in Design Space™.)   After cutting all of your pieces, you will need to heat emboss the “December 25th” sentiment.

Stamp the image using White Daisy Pigment Ink, sprinkle the image with White Embossing Powder, and heat with a heat tool.

I used my fingers to fold up each one of the leaves slightly, then attached the gold foil leaves to the tag with Liquid Glass.

Layer the Candy Apple circle with the sentiment onto the corner of the tag using a foam dot for dimension. I love how that Candy Apple pops off the Charcoal paper.  Add some Gold Gems and a Bow for embellishment and the tag is complete.misscarriescreations-goldleafchristmastagdetail.jpg

Like I said, this was a very simple project to make and can be altered using any paper or cardstock of your choice. If you would like to watch me create this tag, you can view the process video below.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you were inspired by today’s creation and learned something new. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Whimsical Holiday (CC101911)
Whimsical Holiday Stamp Set

Z3523
Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

X9007
Mix Ins Paper Packet

X6038
12 x 12 Candy Apple Cardstock

Z3365
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z2068
White Embossing Powder

Z4220
Anti Static Pouch

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z3550
Striped Ribbon Bows

Z3312
Gold Glitter Gems

B073W19WGX
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Basic Tool Set, Gray
Basic Tool Set (Tweezers)

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

In case you may have forgotten, the Fall Seasonal Expressions catalog products are retiring this week.  With the catalogs only lasting two months, you don’t much time to allow things to sit in your cart before they are no longer available. Today, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorites from this catalog that you might want to snag before they disappear.

Hawthorn Paper, Shapes, and Complements

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Close to My Heart did not disappoint this season. The Hawthorn collection had to be one of my preferred products to create with. Full of corrugated patterns, rustic fall designs, and vintage images – this collection is full of possibilities.   Can you believe that the scrapbook kit is ONLY $32.95I got myself two because I fell for the pre-printed pages and die cuts. I may not create them as shown, but I have a bunch of layouts planned.


Every Little Thing Vellum Die Cuts

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The website image does not do this set justice. If you search my blog, you will find that I used these vellum die cuts on just about any project I could. Left as is, they create a simple statement. Add a bit of color, and your project pops. These 10″ sheets of vellum can be shaded with markers, inks, and watercolor pencils.


Fall Stamp Sets with Matching Thin Cuts

We had quite a few stamp sets that came with matching Thin Cut dies, and, this season, I could not get enough of the Perk-Up, Autumn Blessings, and Sunflower Sympathy sets.  I am a sucker for anything that involves coffee, which meant that many fall cards included one of those cute cups or coffee rings. ☕


Mix-In Paper Packet

MissCarriesCreations-FallMixinFor those of us who ADORE paper, the seasonal Mix-Ins are a great way to add to the stash. I truly enjoyed the charcoal plaid, roughed up designs, and beautiful fall patterns. These papers are intended to match many of our collections, allowing you to easily add them to any project without overwhelming the design.


Layered Leaves Thin Cuts Dies

I know, I know…I think I have mentioned these so many times, but they ARE MY MOST USED ITEM. I am in the process of creating a new video showing how I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts on TWO Christmas projects. Make sure you are subscribed to YouTube Channel so that you are notified when they are uploaded.


Many of the items may have sold out before this posted. I am hoping that you were able to get yourself a few of “my favorite things” before they were gone. If you didn’t, make sure that you grab some of the holiday items soon. Like I said, with only two months to purchase, you have to snag them quick.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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