my inbox went crazy when i shared my organized fridge, just like my instagram. but no one cared how clean and tidy it was. everyone cared more about the labels on the shelves and drawers of my refrigerator. it was as if he had done something incredibly patent. so many people wanted to know what font he used so they could recreate the look.
Turns out there’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to that font. it doesn’t look like it does on my fridge when you initially write it. you have to do a little operation game. so here’s my big secret to making words look perfectly handwritten.
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start typing your text and make sure you avoid using caps lock. its first letter can be capitalized, but then it needs the rest to be lowercase.
It came out a little weird, huh? its not cute. and you definitely don’t like the brushstroke handwriting vibe you were going for.
You’re probably tempted to reduce the distance between letters using the letter spacing box on your toolbar, right?
ewww, so that happens.
the a is cuddling with the b and the e and t look like they’re in the middle of a nasty marital fight.
so before you think you need to add extra spaces or break the word into parts, try this instead.
ungroup the text box. this makes each letter its own separate piece on your canvas, just like images.
then drag each letter to connect them as if you had written a word in italics.
Note that some letters will not be able to play like two t’s in a row. that’s totally fine, and it still looks great.
Once you’ve lined up your word and are happy with how it looks, draw a box with your cursor around the word and then regroup it.
finally, click on solder (in the lower right corner) so that it becomes a single “image” of a word. otherwise, if you’re cutting vinyl, your letter cuts will overlap each other in one big mess.
da-da! easy, and no cursing necessary! see yourself through a project without getting frustrated! I’m standing up and clapping for you right now.
(That’s a lie, I’m sitting in my yoga pants under a blanket with a bowl of cheetos on my lap. Actually, I’m just subtly nodding with pride.)
do you need another font to combine it?
Check out this post for my top ten favorite cricut font combinations, and this post to see babette paired with tuesday in the cutest grocery bag ever!
I made a printable quick reference guide to cricut fonts to make choosing and pairing fonts much quicker and easier. it’s a one page cheat sheet so you can print it out and open it on your computer so you can add text to your next design.
and spoiler alert, I’ll tell you exactly which font pairs best with babette. 😉
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