How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space

This is a super easy step by step tutorial to take you through How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space. I think sometimes when you have been using a programme for years, you forget that the simple is not so simple to a beginner. In my bid to answer all those little questions, I have lots of little step by step design space guides.

Today we are looking at adding fonts, glyphs and special icons which once you know how, is super easy. I use a Mac, but the principle will be the same on a windows laptop or pc too. Also check out my guide to help you Add Images To Cricut Design Space.

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How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space

If you don’t have Design Space Access, or you just need something a little different, its super easy to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space. In 3 simple steps you can download a font and also have it uploaded to your Cricut ready to use on your next craft project. It’s that easy I promise.

And with a few extra steps you can also add the special glyphs and icons, such as letters with swirls and hearts that give words that something extra special.

How To Upload Fonts and Special Glyphs To Cricut Design Space

Where Can I Get Free Fonts For Cricut

There are several places you can get free fonts for uploading to Cricut, firstly start with your own system. When you choose the text box on Cricut you can find system fonts, which are yours, so free to use!

To find system fonts on Cricut simply click the text box on the side bar. A text book will appear, type a word and now click system on the top bar. You will now be offered all the fonts available to you free for use. However, you can also add to the list by uploading new fonts.

Where to find free System Font on Cricut Design Space

Where Else Can I Get Free Fonts For Cricut?

There are many sites on the internet who offer free fonts, however do make sure you check out the usage rights if you are making to sell. Although many do offer a certain amount of commercial use.

Where can i get free fonts for Cricut

How To Upload Free Fonts To Cricut?

Start By Downloading Your Free Font

When you download a file it should go to your download folder. You can find this in finder on you Mac. If you can’t find it, check the recents folder in finder. On a PC the file will go into downloads.

Click The File You Want To Download

Click on the folder and choose the version you want to download. A box will open with a button on the Botton corner which says install font. Click install font and it will install onto your system. Once I have installed the font I move the font folder to my Cloud drive so its not using space on my Mac.

Go into downloads and find your font, open the font and click install

How To Upload The New Font To Cricut Design Space?

To see the new font in Cricut Design Space, firstly save any projects you are working on. Next go to the top system bar and click view, here you have two options, reload and force reload.

I generally save force reload for those times that Cricut Design Space freezes or is going extra slow. However you must save your work first. But in this instance clicking reload will work, click reload and it will refresh the system. Thus any changes not saved will be lost.

How to reload Cricut Design Space

Once the system has refreshed, click on the side text box, choose system type in the name of the new font you want to use in Cricut Design Space and your font will be there. It really is that easy.

Where to find new Fonts in Cricut Design Space

How to Upload Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space

If you would like to install some of the extra’s you get with some fonts such as special characters, glyphs and swirls, there are a few extra steps. Although at first adding special characters to Cricut seems a faff! But once you have done it once or twice its a quick and easy process and worth the extra effort.

Open Font Book

Start by choosing a font you want to use and type the middle of your word in Cricut Design Space, so if you are writing Hello just type “ell” in Design Space. For this post I am using the font Magic Love, which I found over on Font Bundles.

Next go to finder and type Font Book into the search bar in the top right hand corner. Click on front book and this will open up all of the available fonts.

Open Font book on your Mac to add Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space

Find The Font, Glyph Or Icon You Want To Add

Now a window will open with all of your font choices, click on your font, in this case “Magic Love” and scroll down till you find the special characters.

How to find special fonts for Cricut

Copy The Special Character

When you find the letter and character you want, note the letters have flourishes at each end, thus you will need one for each end. Click on the letter you want to highlight it and either right click and copy or click command, C to copy. Sometimes one works, sometimes the other!

Select the special icon or glyph you want to add to Cricut Design Space

Paste The Special Character Into Design Space

Now head back over to Cricut Design Space open a text box and paste the character into the text box. Note, it won’t wonk without the test box. You can do this by right clicking and clicking paste or holding Command, V, again there is another rhyme and reason to why sometimes one method of pasting works, sometimes the other.

Open a text box and paste your Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space

Weld The Text Together

Once you have pasted the special characters you need size and align the text and weld the word together to create one word. Do this by positioning your letters, right click to select all and clicking weld on the bottom right hand bar.

How to Use Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space

And thats it, adding fonts to Cricut Design Space is super easy, and with a few extra clicks so is adding glyphs and features. Once you have done it a few times it becomes easy. Hope that helped and don’t forget to check out all of my free SVG files and Alphabets.

How to upload font to Cricut Design Space
How to upload font to Cricut Design Space

How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space

Yield: Personalised Projects
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space and step by step guide for adding fonts, special characters and glyphs to Design Space

Materials

  • Any blank for Cricut Craft Projects

Tools

  • Cricut Design Space
  • Free Fonts

Instructions

  1. How To Upload Fonts To Cricut Design Space. If you don't have Design Space Access, or you just need something a little different, its super easy to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space. In 3 simple steps you can download a font and also have it uploaded to your Cricut ready to use on your next craft project. It's that easy I promise. And with a few extra steps you can also add the special glyphs and icons, such as letters with swirls and hearts that give words that something extra special.
  2. Where Can I Get Free Fonts For Cricut
    There are several places you can get free fonts for uploading to Cricut, firstly start with your own system. When you choose the text box on Cricut you can find system fonts, which are yours, so free to use! Where can i get free fonts for Cricut
  3. To find system fonts on Cricut simply click the text box on the side bar. A text book will appear, type a word and now click system on the top bar. You will now be offered all the fonts available to you free for use. However, you can also add to the list by uploading new fonts. Where to find free System Font on Cricut Design Space
  4. How To Upload Free Fonts To Cricut? Start By Downloading Your Free Font When you download a file it should go to your download folder. You can find this in finder on you Mac. If you can't find it, check the recents folder in finder. On a PC the file will go into downloads.
  5. Click The File You Want To Download, Click on the folder and choose the version you want to download. A box will open with a button on the Botton corner which says install font. Click install font and it will install onto your system. Once I have installed the font I move the font folder to my Cloud drive so its not using space on my Mac. How to reload Cricut Design Space I generally save force reload for those times that Cricut Design Space freezes or is going extra slow. However you must save your work first. But in this instance clicking reload will work, click reload and it will refresh the system. Thus any changes not saved will be lost.
  6. Select The New Font In Cricut Design Space, Once the system has refreshed, click on the side text box, choose system type in the name of the new font you want to use in Cricut Design Space and your font will be there. It really is that easy. Where to find new Fonts in Cricut Design Space
  7. How to Use Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space If you would like to install some of the extra's you get with some fonts such as special characters, glyphs and swirls, there are a few extra steps. Although at first adding special characters to Cricut seems a faff! But once you have done it once or twice its a quick and easy process and worth the extra effort.
  8. Open Font Book
    Start by choosing a font you want to use and type the middle of your word in Cricut Design Space, so if you are writing Hello just type "ell" in Design Space. For this post I am using the font Magic Love, which I found over on Font Bundles.
  9. Find The Font, Next go to finder and type Font Book into the search bar in the top right hand corner. Click on front book and this will open up all of the available fonts. Open Font book on your Mac to add Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space
  10. Find The Font, Glyph Or Icon You Want To Add, Now a window will open with all of your font choices, click on your font, in this case "Magic Love" and scroll down till you find the special characters. How to find special fonts for Cricut
  11. Copy The Special Character, When you find the letter and character you want, note the letters have flourishes at each end, thus you will need one for each end. Click on the letter you want to highlight it and either right click and copy or click command, C to copy. Sometimes one works, sometimes the other! Select the special icon or glyph you want to add to Cricut Design Space
  12. Paste The Special Character Into Design Space, Now head back over to Cricut Design Space open a text box and paste the character into the text box. Note, it won't wonk without the test box. You can do this by right clicking and clicking paste or holding Command, V, again there is another rhyme and reason to why sometimes one method of pasting works, sometimes the other. How to Use Font Glyphs And Special Characters In Cricut Design Space
  13. Weld The Text Together, Once you have pasted the special characters you need size and align the text and weld the word together to create one word. Do this by positioning your letters, right click to select all and clicking weld on the bottom right hand bar.

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