Learn how to make a split monogram on Cricut in just a few easy steps. Full written and video tutorial!
And making a split letter within Cricut Design Space is actually pretty easy once you learn how. Then you can make the design to suit your needs.
I use to find some in FB groups or on Etsy but now I like to design my own using fonts and flourishes I love!
So in this 4th installment of Cricut Design Space 101, I will be going over how to make a split letter monogram. With just using the slice function and weld function, you can whip up some in any font that you want.
Here is an example of a simple but elegant wedding gift made with a tile and some adhesive vinyl! Super quick but very meaningful gift.
(This is not a split letter monogram I designed, but one that I found on google or in a Facebook for free at the time. You can always google “split letter monogram” and a bunch of paid and some free ones will come up.)
Cricut Design Space 101 Video Tutorials
If you are new to Cricut Design Space, make sure to check out the first video in this series of an overview of Cricut Design Space. If you already know the basics, then one of these video tutorials might help you dive deeper into the software.
- 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.
- How to Draw and Cut in one step with pens/markers and either Cricut machine
- How to Print and Cut – everything you need to know about using print and cut from using photos to uploading images from google. Perfect way to make stickers! Also, make sure to check out my offset tutorial to make stickers even easier!
What about Split Image Monograms??
Last year, our family of eleven took a two week long trip to Disney World and I decided I wanted to make two personalized shirts for each person…eek! This was no simple task, especially since I wanted everyone to have their favorite character and name on their shirt.
I ended up making a split image monogram of each Disney character, which is a little more time consuming than a split letter monogram since there are multiple layers.
But I love how they came out!!! If you’d like to learn how to make your own family DIY Disney shirts, make sure to watch the video tutorial on that post.
If you don’t want to split a letter, but would rather add a shadow layer, check out my video tutorial on making a shadow layer in Cricut Design Space by using the bleed.
If you need more inspiration for Cricut projects, I have put together an Ultimate Resource Guide of Cricut Ideas you can browse through.
How to Make a Split Letter Monogram on Cricut
I do have a full video tutorial on how to split letters in Cricut Design Space below, but I wanted to give you a few screenshots of the process also.
You can make a split letter monogram very basic with just the first letter of the name or you can add some flourishes or to it!
In this first example, let me show you how to split letters on Cricut Design Space.
First insert a letter in the font you want. I find fonts on the thicker side work best for split monograms.
Then click on Shape and select square. Unlock the square and size it into a rectangle the size you want the split to be. Place the rectangle over the letter where you want it to split.
Then select both the letter and rectangle and click on Slice (lower right side).
Delete off the parts that were cut out.
Now insert another square and unlock it again.
After the square is unlocked, turn it into a thick line by dragging the four arrows.
Place the line on one side of the split and make it the length you would like. Then click on duplicate so you have two.
Move the second line so that it touches the bottom piece of the split letter. Select all and click on Center Horizontally (under Align).
Then with all selected, click on Weld. Now you have a split letter.
Add a text box and type in the name you want in the split monogram. Size it to fit inside and Attach all of them if you want to cut them out in the same color.
How to Design Split Monogram with Flourish
Ok, so let's say you want to kick up the split letter monogram up a notch. This is where creating truly unique items gets exciting!
We are going to follow the same steps of how to make a split monogram in CDS, but we are going to weld another element.
If you have Cricut Access, you can search for flourishes and find one you like or you can find some online.
I always like pixabay.com. I searched "flourish" and found one I liked and downloaded it to my computer.
Then upload the design into Cricut Design Space and add it to your canvas.
This is where personal preference will come in. You can make the design big, small or duplicate it as I did. Once I duplicated the image, I rotated it by 180 degrees so I had two mirror images.
Then I placed them both behind the letter A where I liked it and centered them all Horizontally.
Make sure they are all selected and click on Weld to make them one image.
Now it's time to repeat the same steps in making a split monogram. Add a square and size it to the size of the separation you want then click on slice.
Add another square and turn it into a thick line the length of your image. Duplicate it, place them on the top and bottom of the split overlapping the letter, and then center all of them.
Then with all selected, weld the image together.
Add the name inside the split monogram and you're done!
Split Letter Monogram Video Tutorial
Here is a quick video tutorial without narration if you'd like to get an overview of designing a split letter in Cricut Design Space.
If you'd like to watch a longer video where I walk you through the steps, make sure to watch my YouTube video on making split letters here.
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