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How To Attach Letters In Cricut Design Space

Have you ever worked on a Cricut project and wondered How To Attach Letters In Cricut Design Space so that they cut in one piece? Or are working with Iron On Vinyl and want it to cut closer together to give a joined up effect? Thus making it easier to add to a project.

I work with either a Cricut Maker or Cricut Joy both of which are compatible with Cricut Design Space. Cutting out a whole word is so much easier than trying to piece individual letters together that have scrambled on the mat.

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How To Attach Letters In Cricut Design Space?

This is actually a simple process. There are 2 ways of doing so and also a really handy cheat.

How To Add Letters In Cricut Design Space?

Cheat And Choose Your Word Or Letters In Images

Well it’s not really a cheat! But if you have a word in mind try typing it into the images search bar. You will be surprised how many words and letters are available, ready styled, or indeed connected in a huge variety of styles.

Words in Cricut Design Space

This has also become my go to way of choosing letters. I prefer it because you can see how the image looks more clearly. Additionally there is a good choice available.

Choosing letters in design space uk

Use The Text Tool To Add Letters In Cricut Design Space

You can add you own words by using the text tool. The text tool allows you to add words and edit those words, change the letters, spacing and curve words.

When you click the text bar in the left hand side bar a box will appear to type your text into.

How to add text to you canvas-2

Click on the font tab along the top for a scroll down bar to drop down offering all the font options.

Different Types Of Text In Design Space

Once you have chosen your word and font you can now change the letter spacing to move your letters closer together. You cant do this once you have ungrouped the letters. See the image below, I have reduced my letter space here. However if you are not happy with the result you are also able to ungroup your letters by choosing the advanced option. Or clicking the button in the right hand corner.

Text options in Cricut Design Space

Drag The Letters Together To Join Them Up

If you want to drag you letters together? Click ungroup and manually drag the letters together until you are happy then weld to hold together.

How to join up letters in Cricut Design space

Should I Connect, Weld Or Group My Letters?

You can use any of these options, however welding and attaching will keep the letters connected when cutting.

Welded Or Attached Letters On The Cutting Mat

How to keep my letters together on the cutting mat

Whereas grouping will connect on the mat so you can move around on the mat for your project, but will disconnect during cutting to use the best available space on the cutting mat. More about grouping here.

Grouped Letters On The Cutting Mat

why do my letters scramble on the cutting mat

Is Welding Permanent?

Yes welding is permanent, you can not undo this action in Cricut Design Space. However, you can press the back button in the top left corner if you are quick enough before you do any more actions.

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

 Occasionally the inside of a round letter such as an o or p disappears when you weld it. This happens because there may be slight overlapping. To remedy this enlarge the word and check there are no overlaps.

How to join letters and work with text in cricut design space

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How To Attach Letters In Cricut Design Space

Yield: Step by Step How To Attach Letters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How To Attach Letters In Cricut Design Space so that they cut in one piece, with a free printable sheet create card to print and keep.

Materials

  • Cricut card, vinyl or infusible ink.

Tools

  • Cricut Design Space

Instructions

How To Add Letters In Cricut Design Space?

  1. Cheat And Choose Your Word Or Letters In Images
    Well it’s not really a cheat! But if you have a word in mind try typing it into the images search bar. You will be surprised how many words and letters are available, ready styled, or indeed connected in a huge variety of styles. Words in Cricut Design Space
  2. This has also become my go to way of choosing letters. I prefer it because you can see how the image looks more clearly. Additionally there is a good choice available. Choosing letters in design space uk
  3. Use The Text Tool To Add Letters In Cricut Design Space
    You can add you own words by using the text tool. The text tool allows you to add words and edit those words, change the letters, spacing and curve words. When you click the text bar in the left hand side bar a box will appear to type your text into. How to add text to you canvas-2
  4. Click on the font tab along the top for a scroll down bar to drop down offering all the font options. Different Types Of Text In Design Space
  5. Once you have chosen your word and font you can now change the letter spacing to move your letters closer together. You cant do this once you have ungrouped the letters. See the image below, I have reduced my letter space here. However if you are not happy with the result you are also able to ungroup your letters by choosing the advanced option. Or clicking the button in the right hand corner. Text options in Cricut Design Space
  6. Drag The Letters Together To Join Them Up. If you want to drag you letters together? Click ungroup and manually drag the letters together until you are happy then weld to hold together. How to join up letters in Cricut Design space
  7. Should I Connect, Weld Or Group My Letters?
    You can use any of these options, however welding and attaching will keep the letters connected when cutting. Welded Or Attached Letters On The Cutting Mat How to keep my letters together on the cutting mat Whereas grouping will connect on the mat so you can move around on the mat for your project, but will disconnect during cutting to use the best available space on the cutting mat. More about grouping here.
  8. Grouped Letters On The Cutting Mat How to keep my letters together on the cutting mat
  9. Is Welding Permanent?
    Yes welding is permanent, you can not undo this action in Cricut Design Space. However, you can press the back button in the top left corner if you are quick enough before you do any more actions
  10. Why Do My Letters Fill In When I Weld On Cricut?
    Occasionally the inside of a round letter such as an o or p disappears when you weld it. This happens because there may be slight overlapping. To remedy this enlarge the word and check there are no overlaps.

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