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March 7, 2016

Creating Shadowed Phrases in Design Space

Using Your System Fonts

There are ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!


I have made the most wonderful discovery in Cricut Design Space! I figured out how to use my own computer (System) fonts to create phrases, sentiments and titles. But hold on... these are not ordinary FLAT phrases. No, no... that wouldn't be exciting or different.


With my technique, you will now be able to type ANY WORD OR PHRASE in your favourite font and then create a shadow for it. In my video tutorial, I teach you step by step how to make the shadow and how to manipulate and place the shadow correctly for the best result. I also give you some tips about choosing fonts.


how to use System fonts in Design Space to create shadowed phrases
Phrases created using System Fonts with Shadows
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Fonts used in above illustration


Hello and Hello Again:  Dancing Script
I love Spring:  Philosopher
Family (aqua): Chopin Script
Family (gold)  Chaparral Pro
GO TEAM!:  Centrum Poster

You will want to view the video in HD so I recommend clicking on the YouTube button and viewing it full screen to see everything up close. Hold onto your hat... this will blow you away!


Using this method of shadowing text, it is possible to make gorgeous phrases and titles all while working inside the Cricut Design Space. No other software or computer knowledge is required!




Tutorial on creating shadowed text
using your OWN computer fonts
in Cricut Design Space

There are literally thousands of FREE fonts available for download on the Internet. This method of designing with fonts takes creativity to the absolute highest level! And I am so thrilled to have figured it out.

Because of this discovery, I will be coming out with more video tutorials on best practices in using fonts, and how to make some amazingly creative "Print and Cut" images for your own projects. So stay tuned!


Creatively yours,






2 comments:

  1. Thank you Grace for the wonderful tutorial. This was very helpful.

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    1. Thanks, Anne. I'm glad you found it helpful.

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