How To Weld On Cricut Design Space?

If you are new to crafting with Cricut, or indeed haven’t turned on your Cricut machine on for a while, you may need a few hints and tips to get you on the right track. So following on from my previous posts such as slicing and grouping today I want to share how to Weld On Cricut Design Space.

How to weld in Cricut Design Space-2

How To Weld On Cricut Design Space?

How Does Weld Work On Cricut?

Welding in Cricut Design Space is a fantastic tool which allows you to join shapes or indeed letters and words within a project. However unlike attaching welding removes any overlapping lines and forms all welded areas into one solid image. This is particularly useful when designing and making paper cuts even making your own words or card stock.

Paper cuts for framing

Where Is The Weld Button On Cricut?

The weld button can be found on the bottom right hand corner. To activate it right click your project and anything that appears within the selected area will be welded. Alternatively you can also weld by right clicking and choosing from the menu.

Where is weld in Cricut Design Space

What Is The Difference Between Weld And Attach In Cricut Design Space?

Weld will remove any joint contours and make the image one solid image, whereas attach will keep the contours of images in place. Thus a welded image will cut all in one piece, whereas an attached image will cut all the elements separately.

A Welded Image

a welded Image

An Attached Image

an attached Image in Cricut

How Do You Weld On Cricut Design Space

Keep adding images and grouping them together, this is easy to undo if you need to! Once you are happy with your design, right-click, highlight to select all and press weld  (Bottom right corner). The image will now be permanently stuck as one image.

How To Unweld On Cricut?

Welding is permanent, you can’t undo this action on Cricut Design Space. But, you can press the back button in the top left corner to undo, this must be done immediately before any other action. There is no un-weld button. You just have to keep pressing the back button. The back button can be found in the top left corner.

How Do I Weld Letters And Words Together In Cricut Design Space?

Simply align your letters and weld, if you want them touching and welding as one word, ungroup and manually arrange them. You can now right click and weld, or choose letters that are kerned (This is a feature that lines letters up in Design Space. Alternatively use the letter space tool this will work to adjust the word as a whole. See my working with letters post for more info.

Text options in Cricut Design Space
How to join up letters in  Design space

Cricut Welding Problems

Why Do My Letters Fill In When I weld On Cricut?

If there is any overlap of images then those spaces will be filled, for example overlapping letters such a p and o or images such as flower petals. If this happens quickly press undo and move your images slightly and try again.

Free Cricut Floral Alphabet designed by Sarah Christie

How To Weld On Cricut Design Space?

Yield: Custom welded projects.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How to weld On Cricut Design Space, how to join shapes letters & words in a project & remove any overlapping lines to create a solid image.

Materials

  • Cricut card, vinyl or infusible ink

Tools

  • Cricut Machine
  • Cricut Design Space
  • Cutting Mat
  • Cricut Tool Kit

Instructions

    1. What Does Weld Mean In Cricut?
      Welding is a fantastic tool which allows you to join shapes or indeed letters and words within a project. However unlike attaching welding removes any overlapping lines and forms all welded areas into one solid image. This is particularly useful when designing and making paper cuts even making your own words or card stock.
    2. Where Is The Weld Button On Cricut?
      The weld button can be found on the bottom right hand corner. To activate it right click your project and anything that appears within the selected area will be welded. Alternatively you can also weld by right clicking and choosing from the menu. Where is weld in Cricut Design Space
    3. What Is The Difference Between Weld And Attach In Cricut Design Space?
      Weld will remove any joint contours and make the image one solid image, whereas attach will keep the contours of images in place.
    4. A Welded Image a welded Image in Cricut Design Space is connected together to cut in one piece.
    5. An Attached Image is attached in deign space but will cut seperatly. an attached Image in Cricut Design Space
    6. How Do You Weld In Cricut Design Space
      To create a paper cut I keep adding images and grouping them together, this is easy to undo if you need to! Once I am happy with my design I right-click, highlight and weld (Bottom right corner). The image will now be permanently stuck as one image.
    7. How To Unweld On Cricut?
      Welding is permanent, you can’t undo this action in Cricut Design Space. But, can press the back button in the top left corner to undo, this must be done immediately before any other action. There is no unwell button.
    8. How Do I Put Letters Together And Weld Words In Cricut Design Space?
      Simply align your letters and weld, if you want them touching and welding as one word, ungroup and manually arrange them. You can now right click and weld. Alternatively use the letter space tool this will work to adjust the word as a whole. Text options in Cricut Design Space How to join up letters in Cricut Design space


Notes

Cricut Welding Problems


Why Do My Letters Fill In When I weld On Cricut?
If there is any overlap of images then those spaces will be filled, for example overlapping letters such a p and o or images such as flower petals. If this happens quickly press undo and move your images slightly and try again.

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