How to Use the Cricut Pens and Writing Feature

The Cricut is an amazing machine and when you first get it, the whole experience can be overwhelming. So many things to learn and do. I was so frustrated with mine the first day I told my husband to “take it back.” He likes to remind me of that now when I’m gushing over how magical my Cricut is. The other day when I was up in the middle of the night with my daughter scrolling on Facebook (to keep from falling asleep) I saw so many comments about not understanding how to use the Cricut pens and writing feature.

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This feature is awesome and the colored pens look so pretty on cards. I’ve learned everything I know from trial and error and I’m a crafty nerd who loves to create with the Cricut.

Let’s Create with the Cricut Pens and Writing Feature

In Cricut Design space using my access premium I inserted a rectangle and made it a 5×7 for the inside of my son’s birthday card.

Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Now click text and begin writing your message.
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Then click on alignment for how you want the text to be, I chose to center the text.

Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Go to fonts at top of page

Click Filters and pick writing.
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

For the Cricut to make smooth beautiful writing, you must use a Cricut Writing Font. Yes I know this stinks! There are so many good fonts out there, but save them for other projects.

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Choose your favorite writing font for the project. Sometimes a font is a regular and a writing font, so to make it a writing font, click style, then writing.

Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Here are some examples of writing fonts:
Alphalicious Font:
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.
Algebra Font:
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.
Bicycle for Two Font:
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

I chose the writing font Qwerty because it’s cute and reminded me of my son. Place the text where you would like it to write on the rectangle.

Highlight the text and the rectangle, click attach
I chose the writing font Qwerty because it's cute and reminded me of my son.

If you are using a different colored pen, click on the pen image and change the color.
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Click Make it and watch the Cricut make a magical creation!

Should show writing symbol, add pen to accessory holder and click continue
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Follow instructions to load the paper and let the Cricut get to work writing out your message
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Here is my son’s birthday card message all ready for his big day.
Learn how to use Cricut Pens and the writing feature on your Cricut Machine. This tutorial will show you to add text and pick a writing font.

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.