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Writing Fonts with Cricut Pens

To continue the series about working with text in Cricut Design Space we’re focusing on writing fonts today. Writing fonts with Cricut pens is a great way to get consistency in lettering and make certain projects easier.

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Change Cricut font to writing

You can turn any cut line into a write line in Design Space. 

Do this by clicking the text block then click line type and change from cut to draw. This includes all fonts – it will draw an outline of the letter, following the same path that the blade would if it were being cut out.

Generally though, you’ll want the look of the pen writing a letter as you would draw them yourself, as single lines. Some fonts have what’s called a “writing style.”

Draw fonts with Cricut pens

Rookie Mistake: not choosing a “writing” font.

You can filter fonts to show just those that have a built in writing style. In fact, some fonts are ONLY a writing font.

READ THIS POST about How to choose Cricut fonts 

You can change the color of the writing fonts with Cricut pens, or any other draw line, according to different Cricut pen colors. When you go to make your project, Design Space will prompt you to insert the pen color you chose.

It’s especially helpful if you’re drawing in a few different colors, to keep them straight.

Change Cricut pen color

Once you have your font chosen and have the right text typed, check any letter and line spacing.

READ THIS POST on Spacing letters in Cricut Design Space

When everything is in the right place, select all the text and attach it together. If a font is writing only, “weld” isn’t even an option.

Watch this video to see how to use writing fonts in Design Space.

Write with Cricut Pens

Draw fonts with Cricut pens

Writing fonts with Cricut pens is a great way to get consistency in lettering and make certain projects easier.


  • Cricut Pens


  • Cricut Machine


  1. Type text in Design Space
  2. Select a font that has a "writing" option
  3. Change font style to writing
  4. Fx any spacing issues
  5. Attach all letters / words together so they keep the correct spacing
  6. Insert the correct pen color when prompted by Design Space

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Projects to use Cricut Pens:
Gift tags
Scrapbook page captions
Coloring pages
Address envelopes
Message on a card
Doodles / embellishments

To save you a bit of time searching through fonts, here are some great fonts with writing styles to get you started.

Best Cricut writing fonts

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You still may prefer using downloaded fonts with your Cricut. FontBundles is one of my favorite places to purchase fonts, and they have a collection of free fonts also. 

Writing with Cricut pens

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Elizabeth Saling

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

I love the information you shared in this blog. Wondering if you can tell me why some fonts i recently uploaded from are all cut fonts. I wanted writing fonts and they look like writing fonts but they are cut fonts in my Cricut design space. I can't use them to write with the pens and look like a writing font does. I appreciate any help.


Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Check out this post written by my friend - she lists several fonts that are specifically designed for writing!


Saturday 30th of November 2019

Where should I go to find the fonts you listed?


Saturday 30th of November 2019

You can search for them by name in Design Space.


Friday 30th of August 2019

I am having trouble- when I choose a font and the make the line type “draw”, it has an outline of the words as if they’re bubble letters. I even tried a font you suggested (Four Seasons). Same even if I make the size smaller. I’m trying to address envelopes. Any ideas?


Friday 30th of August 2019

Oh I just figured it out! For Style you pick “writing”. Yeah!!

Toni J. C. Scalzo

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Thank you so much! I was seriously struggling until I found your video! Thank you!!!!

Stephanie Paxman

Thursday 29th of August 2019

So glad to hear it was helpful!!

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