Need Cricut Design Space help?? In this 5th video of the Cricut Design Space 101 series, you will learn how to use the write and cut function.
We are moving right along to part 5 in our How to Use Cricut Design Space series. Today we will be learning about the write and cut function. This is a great way to make gift tags or invitations.
However, one of the downsides of using the write function in CDS, is that it only will write the outline of letters. But I have a great tip for you on how to get it to write thick letters!
Last year I made some snowy mason jar centerpieces with bible verses on the paper holly for a church event. This was one of the first times I used the write and cut function and I loved how they came out.
Cricut design space has changed some things since then so I wanted to make a new video on how to go about doing it (plus the recording was horrible on the first video!! Sorry!)
Cricut Design Space Help
If you need further instruction with Cricut’s software, you might find the previous Cricut design space tutorials helpful:
- Part 1: Cricut Design Space for Dummies – An Overview of Cricut Design Space
- Part 2: All Things Font in Cricut Design Space – watch this video to find out where to get free fonts, how to upload, how to attach cursive letters, and much more in this tutorial. (click on the purple title!)
- Part 3: Accessing Extra Characters and Fonts to use in Cricut Design Space – learn how to easily access those secret glyphs to make your font stand out in CDS.
- Part 4: Making a Split Layer Monogram in CDS – learn how to design a basic split letter monogram and an ornate one
All of these videos and more tutorials are available on my YouTube channel. Make sure to hop over there and subscribe so you don’t miss any of the upcoming CDS tutorials.
Tips for Using Write and Cut Cricut Function
I will go over all of this in the video but wanted to give you a few screenshots of where things are first.
As I mentioned, Cricut came out with a new update in 2019 that does not allow you to click on the button in your layers and change to write. If this doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry, because you can’t do it anymore!
Now, you have to access the DRAW function, not write on the top left of center.
When you click Make It, and set your material, the Cricut will prompt you to insert a pen. Simply open the clasp, insert the pen until you hear it click and close the clamp.
You also do not have to only use the Cricut pens. There are a ton of other pens that work with the Cricut. Check out Fields of Heather post on alternative markers for Cricut.
Write and Cut Cricut Video Tutorial
Please let me know if you have any questions after you watch the video at the top of the post.Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check back in for my next tutorial on how to make knockout text in design space.
Have a creative day!