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Tuesday Tutorial: Create New Images with Contour

Did you know that with Design Space™, you can increase the number on images in our Cricut™ Collections? Most of our collections contain over 700 images, and today I am going to show you how to double, or even triple, that number using the Hide Contour feature while showing you create this wonderful tag for Thanksgiving.


My Thanksgiving Tag, was created using multiple images from our Artbooking and Artistry Cricut™ Collections. As you will see, by manipulating these images using the Hide Contour feature, I was able to create “New” images specifically for my project. You can use the directions below to  create a Thanksgiving Tag of your own. A complete list of the products I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.

Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert images Give Thanks (#M40A0C), Dashed Tag (#M469CE), and Deer (#M417E30) images into your Canvas.

2. Using the Edit Menu, UNLOCK the image and RESIZE the image. Click in the INK BLOT in the Layers Panel and change to color.

3. I need to remove some of the unwanted cuts from my tag. This is where I use Hide Contour. Select the Tag image and choose CONTOUR from the Layers Panel.

4. A new window will appear showing each cut that is on your image. As you click on each image you want to remove, it will disappear from the image and turn darker grey in the list of images on the right. Remove the Dashes and the Holes at the base of the tag by clicking on each individual cut image.

5. We are going to use this same Contour feature to create the “Deer” for our tag. First, you will need to remove the base layer of the image. You can do this by either UNGROUPING the image, select the image and DELETE, or select the image you wish to delete in the Layers Panel and Delete.

6.  Select the “Deer” image and choose CONTOUR. There are two images shown in the list of images. Choose the “Shield” shape, and it will remove the cut leaving only the “Deer” image remaining.

7. Arrange the Images, Resize, and Color to desired colors and you are finished.

You can use this tag to wrap with your silverware, to decorate your home, or place it on a card or scrapbook page. I plan on adding these Give Thanks Tags to some jars of candy for our Thanksgiving table this year. I love how the Gold Foil paper looks on this project and how well the Transparent Gloss Texture Paste accentuates the tag.


I hope you enjoyed today’s Tuesday Tutorial in Design Space™.  If you have been considering upgrading your Cricut™ machine so that you can play along, today is a great day to purchase one on their website. Cricut™ has some awesome bundles on sale this week that are worth taking advantage of, and you can get FREE SHIPPING on order over $99 to the US and Canada when you use the code FREENOV.

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This post does contain affiliate links. By clicking on these links, and placing an order, a small portion of the sales helps to support my family and home business.  Thank you for your contribution. ❤ 

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CTMH Artbooking Collection

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Tombow Adhesive

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All Purpose Mat
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3D Foam Dots
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