Helene shared that through her cricut contacts she was told that one of the better cardstocks to use on your cricut is american crafts cardstock. If you will be using the cricut writing pens.
Type in your desired text.
How to write on cardstock with cricut. I have some american crafts cardstock so i tried it out to see what i thought about it since i typically use my ac cardstock for the base of my scrapbook pages. When you change the linetype your text will look outline and this is perfect if you want to color them after you are done with your project or if this is the effect you are looking for. First we need some text before we can ever start writing on our cricut.
Here are a couple of ways you can use the cricut design space and your pen to write your own personal message inside your card or to use the feature to write on a journal tag for a scrapbook layout. I wanted to show how it would look done but when i cut it i forgot to change it to cardstock so the cut is ragged. In the first box you will see something that by default says all fonts.
For best results you need to use a single stroke font when you are using a pen to write with. Use a font that has a writing font style. You get to pick the look the color and even the style of the pen you write with.
If youd like to move down to the next line you have to hit enter or your text will continue in a straight line. Fortunately cricut design space has tons of options. To create text go to cricut design space on a computer desktop or laptop click on the text icon on the left it looks like a big t type something you want written in the box that pops up and then click anywhere outside the box to set it.
Change linetype for drawing. It will prompt you to insert the pen and when to insert the score tool. When using text in design space you have two option.
When you are adding fonts to your design click on edit. You can play with the different shapes practice switching from writing to cutting to printing and see the results you get. Write vs draw text in cricut design space.
One of the most frequent questions i hear about using the cricut is how to use the pen to write fonts with cricut exploreit might seem really complicated or overwhelming but really using your cricut machine and pen to write or draw is much easier than you might think. Double check that it has the symbols for cut score and write. Drawing and writing with cricut a guide by jen goode.
Ive created a writing with your cricut machine practice design canvas you can use to practice your skills drawing and writing with your cricut machine. To change the font you need to click on your text box then select the edit tab on the right side of design space.