Learn How to Add Text in Design Space
In this Cricut tutorial, I will show you how to add text to shapes that were pre-designed for a card.
Upload the pre-designed shape(s) or you can use the ones in Design Space
First, upload and open the pre-designed shapes into Design Space. You can use your own shapes or the ones that are in Design Space.
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Adding a Text Box
Next, select the “Text” icon on the left side of the screen to add a text box.
A text box will appear, as seen above. Type what you want to appear on the sign.
Changing the Font Type, Size and Alignment
The down arrow next to the font name, will show a drop down menu of fonts.
Using the down arrow next to the font name, select the type of font you want to use.
With the text selected, change the font size by using the arrows under “font size” in order for the text to fit within the sign. You can also enter a number, into the box under font size.
Now you can move the text box onto the shape and place it where you want it.
Next, change the alignment of the text to “center” by using the down arrow under alignment.
Attaching the Text to the Signs and Selecting the Pen
Select all using the Control + A (on a PC) or the Command + A (on a Mac), then select “Attach”. This will keep the text within the area you want it to be.
Next, select the “text” to change it from basic cut to the pen setting.
To change to the pen setting, under “Operation” using the down arrow next to “Basic Cut”, a drop down menu will appear. Select the “Pen”.
Now, you are ready to select “Make It”.
Next, you will select your paper type. Depending upon the Cricut machine you have. If you are using the Cricut Maker, you will select the paper type on the screen.
When using other Cricut machines you will use the dial on top to select the paper type.
Once you have the paper type selected, insert the color of pen that you want to use in the “A” Clamp of your machine and insert the Fine Point Blade in the “B” Clamp.
Now, you are ready to put your paper on the mat and load it into the machine to print and cut.