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

Come & Create at My February Workshops

This past week, I have fought a nasty virus that knocked me down cold. I had hoped to have a few creations for you, but ended up in bed most of the week so, instead, I have decided to show you I have planned for my upcoming Local & Online classes. 

Let Me First 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

JAN 31
RSPV 1/10

5:30P – 7:30P

Farr Library

CREATE WITH CRICUT
Learn the Basics

Dust of your Cricut machine and let me show you how to use Cricut Design Space with your Explore or Maker Machine to make something new. I will walk you through the Basics of setting up your machine and using the Design Space software.

Learn more about this class

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FEB 6
RSVP 1/31

2:30p

Online Class

WOOD FLORAL WREATH ONLINE

Let me show you how to create a gorgeous sixteen inch Wooden Floral Wreath to match your personal home decor. Four sentiment to choose from – Grateful, Create, Stay A While, & Be Kind.

This class is Free to anyone who purchased a Wreath Kit from my website in January.

Learn more about this class

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FEB 4th
RSVP 1/27

2:30P – 3:30P

Private Online Group

FEBRUARY CARD MAKING CLASS
Spinning Valentines with Watercolors

This year, I have added a technique to each one of my card making classes, and, this month, you will learn how to make Spinner Cards AND shade images with watercolors.

This class is Free to Team members & anyone who makes a purchase of $35 or more on my website in January.

Learn more about this class

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FEB 8
RSVP 1/27

10:00A – 11:30A

Aunt Helen’s Coffee Shop

COFFEE & CARDS

Come to Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and let me show you some watercolor basics as we create these Valentine Spinner cards. Don’t have a Valentine? That’s okay! There are multiple sentiments to chose from.

Learn more about this class

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FEB 21
RSVP 2/9

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

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I hope to be able to see you at one of my February classes and that each one inspires you to try something new.  I pray that you are well, stay healthy, and avoid this nasty bug.  Have a wonderful week!

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.

January Card Making Classes

For those of you who enjoy creating cards for your friends and family, I am offering two card making classes during the month of January – one locally and one online. Since most of you are new to my classes, we will be focusing on Stamping Techniques as you learn to create these four cards using the Everyday Magic Stamp set. 

How darling are these? The bright Celebrate Today papers give you a cheerful reminder of warm days to come in the dead of winter.  As you look at these cards, you can see that there are a variety of stamping techniques used and you will learn about each one of these as well as the types of inks to use, how to care for & clean your  stamps, and a few additional stamping techniques not shown on these projects. 


How do I sign-up for these card making classes??

Local Coffee & Cards Class
January 11th at 10am
Cost $20 (includes drink of choice)

Class takes place in private room of a local coffee house where you are provided with pre-cut kits, inks, stamps, adhesive, tools, instruction in stamping basics, & drink of choice

Online Card Making Class
January 16th (Facebook Live)
Cost $10 (Free with a $35 order)

Class provides you with a supply list, cutting guide, three stamping basics video tutorials, live card making tutorial, & step-by-step instructions that are available for 45 days

Class size is limited and seats fill up fast. Register early.

If you are a member of my VIP group, you received a sneak peek of my February Spinning Valentine class. Registration for this class is now open. I will be posting more about this class in the coming weeks.  Remember, you can join the ONLINE CLASS for free with any $35 order from my website in the month of January. 

If you are a member of my HeARTfully Blessed Creations team, the online classes are FREE for you take and learn from. Make sure you register online so that I can send you a link to the Private Facebook group before January 15th.  


I hope that you are having a wonderful week, my friend. I can’t wait to share more of my online classes with you throughout the year.  Teaching and inspiring others are why I enjoy my “job” so much, and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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.