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Start With Your Image
Most of the time a cute image crosses our path and it is something that would make a nice sticker! It would be perfect if you could just set it up to print then cut without any other steps, that is often not the case. If you want to make those perfect stickers, then just follow these simple steps:
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Step 1: Start a New Project
Upload any image you want for your stickers, the one I am using is from Creative Fabrica and I am also using one that is part the Cricut FREE files inside of Design Space.
Step 2: Let's Start with the FREE image
Click on Images on the left=hand side bar. Under the Highlighted Categories, click on FREE.
This will bring up a list of FREE images you can use.
Find the "Film" one and add it to the Canvas
Step 3:. Duplicate and Contour
First before you do anything, make a duplicate of the image and set it aside (saves a lot of time not having to search for the original again if you need it).
Click on one of the images and select Contour, the Hide all Contours. Click away from the dialog box and you should see a solid shape.
This solid shape is what we need for the next step.
Step 4: Offset and Contour
With the solid shape selected, click on Offset. Change the Offset setting to 0.125 as this will work best for stickers.
When you make stickers, it is always best to have an area all around the outside that is white.
Click Apply and change the color of the Offset image to white.
We will now use Contour to put back the cut outs on the image.
With just the image solid shape selected, click on Contour and then Show All Contours. This will bring back the original image and you will also have a white background.
Step 5: Flatten
Select the Offset and the Image together and Align them Center. This way you know everything will look great.
Once everything is centered, make sure you have selected both pieces and then click on Flatten, The background and the image will now "merge" and be ready for making a sticker.
Step 6: Repeat for the Gnome Image
1. Add the Gnome to the Canvas
2. Add an Offset of 0.125"
3. Change the color of the Offset to White
4. Align the Offset and the Gnome (note there is no contour for this image)
5. Select both the Offset and the Gnome
6. Click on Flatten
Things to Consider
1. If you have an image with extra cut lines, you can use Contour, if that is not available, then using Offset is the best option.
2. Offsets make sure there is a little room between the cut and your image. This is a good thing as your cut will show the entire image without being trimmed.
3. Offsets and Flattening actually remove extra cut lines.