Having Fun in My Cricut Classroom

Back in April, when this whole “go virtual” thing started happening, I decided that it was time to start my online Cricut Classroom.  This idea had been lurking in my brain matter for months.  I’ve taught local Cricut classes for the past four years and wanted to find a way to teach more people, like you, how to use those wonderful machines you’ve invested in – thus the Cricut Classroom was born.

So what exactly have we been doing in my Cricut Classroom? Quite a bit!  We have been Covering Our Basics as we discover Design Space, create with images, and talk about all the features you can use.  Last week, the students learned how to create these magnificent shadowboxes using the Aurora Cricut Collection

Aren’t they just fabulous?! I love how those Aurora background papers make you feel like you are right in the middle of a mountain scene.  I was so proud when each of the students in my class posted their finished shadow boxes.  They all took what they had learned in the past three weeks and made some beautiful creations for their homes. 


Here are just a few of the comments that were made after class:

My 23 yr old son saw it and said he wants me to make some for friends. So there’ll be more practice for me. Really enjoyed this process, thanks Carrie.

Thanks for this fun project!

Got it done! Fun project. Thank you Carrie!


Today, we started working on a scrapbook page with an SVG title and three-dimensional flower. I chose to use one of Close to My Heart’s Free Stay At Home SVGs for my title backed with those adorable spring Mix-Ins papers. I am loving how my layout turned out and I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished projects.  

For those of you who are wanting to learn more about Design Space & how to use your Cricut machine, I would love for you to join us in the Cricut classroom.  You have multiple subscription options to choose from.  If you are just starting out with your Cricut machine, I have a FREE Class that I would like for you to consider joining. Each month, I offer a Cricut Basics Online class for new Cricut crafters where I teach machine set-up and Design Space basics in a private Facebook group.

When requesting to join the group, you will need to complete the questioner and agree to the rules before you will be approved to join.  Once you have taken the class, you can decide if you want to continue your Cricut learning in my Cricut Classroom.  

I would truly love for you to join us as we create each week with our Cricut machines. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions about my Free Cricut Classes or my online Cricut Classroom membership group. 

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Come Create at My March Classes

I have quite a few upcoming events planned just for you in the coming weeks including a Christmas Card class, Spring Home Decor class, and multiple Cricut classes.  Each one is available as a local and online class that you can come and create at.  I can’t wait to share each one with you. 

Let Me Tell You How My Classes Work

  • If you are attending a local class, you will need to register online and pre-pay for the class.  Once I have received your registration & payment, you will receive a confirmation email reserving your spot and kit. 
  • If you are attending an online class, you will register online and pre-pay if necessary (some classes are free with purchases from my website). In your confirmation email you will receive a link to a PRIVATE Facebook group full of content for you to learn from including cutting guides, videos, and a live video. This content is available to you for 45 days so that you can refer to it as often as needed. 

I like to make sure that each class teaches you new techniques and ways to use your supplies. It is important that you “leave” each class with a completed project and are inspired to try something new. 

Here is what you have to look forward to in the coming weeks

FEB 20
RSVP 2/20

4:15P – 5:45p

Private Facebook Group

CREATE WITH CRICUT
All About Images (ONLINE)

Dust of that Cricut machine and come learn all about images in Design Space as we create a paper crafting project.

Learn more about this class


FEB 21
RSVP 2/16

10:00A – 12:30P
or
5:30P-8:30P

Miss. Carrie’s House

CHRISTMAS PREPPERS CLUB
All Spruced Up for Christmas

Are you tired of scrambling to have all of your Christmas cards ready before the holidays? Come to this workshop and join me as we start creating cards all year long so that we are prepped and ready for Christmas.

Learn more about this class


MAR 6
RSVP 2/23

10A and 530P

Miss. Carrie’s Home

DIY HOME DECOR
Simple Spring Creations

Do you enjoy creating seasonal decor for your home? This month, I have THREE wooden creations that you can come and create.

Learn more about this class


MAR 20
RSVP 3/20

5:15P – 7:45p

Private Facebook Group

CREATE WITH CRICUT
All About Images (ONLINE)

Dust of that Cricut machine and come learn all about fonts in Design Space as we create a paper crafting project.

Learn more about this class


MAR 26
RSVP 3/20

5:15P – 7:45p

Farr Library

CREATE WITH CRICUT
All About Images (LOCAL)

Dust of that Cricut machine and come learn all about fonts in Design Space as we create a paper crafting project.

Learn more about this class

I hope to be able to see you at one of my upcoming classes and that each one inspires you to try something new. If you are interested in any additional online classes, please let me know.

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Create a Vintage Valentine Sign using the Cricut Contour Tool

Last week, while creating a Valentine Coffee Treat Holder, I briefly showed you the Contour Tool in Cricut® Design Space.  If you are someone who rarely uses this tool, or someone who wishes they knew a little bit more about the Contour feature, then you will enjoy today’s tutorial. I am going to share with you how the Contour tool works and how I used it to create my Vintage Valentine sign. 

SIDE NOTE for those of you who saw a teaser of this post yesterday: I typed the original post while waiting in the airport and it did not update correctly before we boarded. Our plans to fly quickly to Chicago ended in a nine hour flight and I forgot to double check the posting once we arrived. I hope that you enjoy today’s completed post.

Before showing you how I created this Vintage Valentine sign using the Hide Contour feature, I want to explain a little more about this amazing tool.  Let’s take a look at what Hide Contour does for you in Design Space and where you can find it on your device. 


CONTOUR DEFINED: The Contour tool allows you to hide a portion of an image layer by removing any unwanted cut lines.


In other words, when you use the Hide Contour feature, you are able to remove the cut lines you do not want in an image. When you view my video, you will be able to see how this tool works. I started out with a dog image from our Artistry Collection, and was able to remove the heart image using the Hide Contour Tool. 

WHERE DO I FIND THE HIDE CONTOUR TOOL?

If you are using the Desktop Version of Design Space on your Windows or Mac Computer or Laptop, you can find the Hide Contour Tool in the lower right corner of the Layers Panel.  When using an iOS or Android Device, you can locate the Hide Contour Tool under the Actions Menu.

HERE ARE A FEW OTHER THINGS YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW

  • An image needs to be selected to use the Hide Contour Tool
  • You must UNGROUP an image before selecting Hide Contour
  • Not all images will allow you to use the Hide Contour Tool

Are you ready to learn a little more about the Hide Contour feature in Cricut Design Space? In my video I am going to show you how this tool works, where to find it on your device, and show you how I used it to create this Vintage Valentine sign.  

This video does not walk you through the entire sign making project, but it does give you a little more insight to using the Hide Contour tool.  In my opinion, this is one of the most useful tools in Cricut Design Space. It expands your image library two-fold and allows you to manipulate your images to fit your design.

Let’s take a look at how the Hide Contour Feature works in Cricut Design Space.

If you are interested in learning how to make a sign using an SVG file like this one and how to weed, layer, and apply adhesive vinyl, you can sign up for my local or online Cricut class

I hope that today’s project and tutorial has helped you learn a little more about the Hide Contour Tool in Cricut Design Space and has inspired you to dust off your Cricut machine and give this a try.  

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a List of Supplies Used on this Project