Cricut Tutorials – Knockout Letters
I love new Cricut project ideas, and this Design Space creation is a lot of fun. It’s a great project to give away as a gift or creating something personalized with your Cricut machine.
It’s also great for anyone, whether you are a Cricut beginner, or you’ve been using a cutting machine for years but wanting to try a new project. This is a really fun one, and I hope you enjoy it as well. Please leave me a comment and let me know how your final product turned out!
1. In Cricut Design Space, Select text tool and create your bottom layer (in this example, the word Cricut)
2. Change the background text: Cricut Keystone. If you don’t have that font, here’s an easy way to add your own fonts to Design Space for free!
4. Create overlaying text (in this example, the words design space)
5. Change overlying text: I love glitter — free from dafont.com
To create heart in the center, type: design|space
6. Adjust the spacing by decreasing VA
7. Change only the cursive font from a cut file to a print file by first selecting the print icon
8. Then select the printer icon– you won’t actually be printing anything
it should look like this
9. Select make it in the top, right corner of your Design Space program
10. Select continue
11. Select send to printer
12. Make sure BLEED IS TURNED ON!
13. Right click (or control+click) the blurred image as shown below and select save image as
14. Save the image to your computer — I save mine to my desktop so it’s easy to find
15. Cancel the cut since we’re not actually printing anything, and on the main screen, select upload
16. Select upload image
17. Drag (or insert) the file you previously saved here, then select simple
18. Zoom in, then select the crop tool (we need to crop the outer box)
it should look like this
19. Select continue, then save as a cut image. Once uploaded, insert onto page
20. Change the color of the uploaded image (I used purple)
21. Send the image to the back layer and use the drag tool to size the uploaded image with the original cursive writing
22. Group the text with the uploaded image by selecting both, then group
23. Drag text over the background text, size with toggle (make sure it extends beyond the length of the background text), then align horizontally and vertically.
25. Then select slice (learn more about slicing here)
27. Put the original layer inside the cutout, and change the option back from print to cut
Check out these other Cricut Design Space tutorials:
And that’s a wrap!! Enjoy, and don’t forget to follow my board for more Cricut Design Space tutorials!👇🏼