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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Quick Tip Tuesday

Good morning everyone! This is Angie from Angie's Paper Passion with another quick tip!
Have you finished making your Father's Day cards yet? Well, if not (or if you need a few more) just hop on over to Cricut.com and take a look at all of the wonderful cards they have for sell for only 1.99!!! Just pick out the ones you like, purchase them, and they will be ready for you to cut out with your Cricut Craft Room (which is FREE!). Still short on time? Then just open up your CCR and look under "My Cartridges". There are 5 Father's Day cards already in there that PC has given us to cut for a short time - also for free! (Thank you, PC!!!) There is Barbershop, Gone Fishin', Man of the House, Papa, and Sunday Best. They are quick, cute, and you can totally embellish them any way you wish to.

But sometimes you need to think out-of-the-box and think ahead! Why not cut a few extra cards now for other occasions later. Here's how I did it and my quick tip for cutting with the Craft Room.
I am using the Gone Fishin' card as my example. Open the file, size it, and place the card on the virtual mat. 
Here is a screenshot of what you should see. While the image is highlighted, you'll see the HIDE CONTOUR button. Click this.

Once you click it, everything on the image will turn into black lines. I wanted to hide the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment. 

First, click on any part of the image that you want to hide. When you move your cursor over anything it will turn red. Then all you need to do is click it and it will fade into a light grey color. 
Second, after all images are hidden, click the EXIT button at the bottom left.

And when you are taken back to the mat...
DA-DA! The words (or images) are gone!
Now you'll have an extra card on hand that you can add another sentiment to when you need it. Simply use your Cricut to cut out a sentiment or just stamp it.

Here is my sample of the original card with Happy Father's Day on it:

And here is the same card (different paper) with a blank spot ready for another stamped sentiment:

This tip can be used for so many other images that you may want to alter. Try the Hide Contour button and see what you can come up with!

Until next time, Happy Crafting,

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