Sunday, August 5, 2012

Inset Card Designs with the Cricut

Creating inset designs for card fronts with the Cricut is simply a matter of using the "hide contour" option to eliminate the outer line of the design and turn it into a stencil cut.  You can also use this technique to make masks with wider edges for spray inks and mists.

I've made lots of these cards from Cricut images over the years.  I've added photos of some of the posts that have more detailed explanations.  You can also choose the label for "hide contour" or T - DS - Hide Selected Contour to find more posts.  Some of the posts may be about other uses of the hide contour option - but those are fun to know about too!

Just click on any of these photos to go to the post with the detailed explanations.

done on the Gypsy

negative pieces saved to make a second card

We'll be back from our reunion events later today and I'll try to catch up with any comments or questions then.  I hope you are having a nice Sunday!

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  1. Diane, I'm a bit behind on reading my email--too much time watching the Olympics. This is a response to your 7/31 post about the embossing punches. The Paper Wishes catalog has some of the same brand. I don't know if they have the leaf sets that you showed. If you aren't familiar with them, the web site is They are located in Oregon.

  2. Beautiful cards Dane, all of them are new for me, I did not followed you back when you made them, but I am sure I will be trying to make some inset cards. THank you for aharing, have a wonderful day!

  3. Great projects! And a great technique. I have found that you can use the same technique when making luminaries too! I love it!

    Carol (Carol's Creations)


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