LOVE THE LOOK OF HANDWRITTEN LABELS BUT, YOU’RE NOT IN LOVE WITH YOUR HANDWRITING? NO WORRIES, CRICUT HAS COME TO THE RESCUE!
My Handwritten Labels Project
Did you know that you can WRITE with your Cricut along with cutting out cute labels? I put the Cricut markers to the test and created an easy to follow video to show you how to create some simple industrial style labels that everyone loves right now. Here’s what inspired this project…
I have become obsessed with herbal tea this winter. My husband and I would share a mug of tea every night before bed to warm ourselves before hitting the hay. We started with one flavor of tea, Camomile, and over the chilly months we started collecting all kinds of new flavors. Soon our collection of herbal tea started to take over our kitchen and I decided that it was time to find a better storage solution for our new found tea love. I found a great industrial style cabinet that fit perfect in our kitchen and loaded it up with all of our tea.
The next step was to create some labels for our new tea storage solution. Because the cabinet was an industrial style cabinet I wanted to create some industrial looking labels that were handwritten. The problem… I’m not a huge fan of my hand writing. I was just not blessed with that gift, nor do I have the time to practice, practice, practice. I remembered that my Cricut Explore Air 2 has a great “handwritten” option using the Cricut Explore Pens.
Handwritten Labels Inspiration
This is such a simple beginner project that anyone, at any creative level can create for their home with their Cricut machine. For this industrial style label, I kept things simple. I really only needed a “handwritten” tea name with a rectangle cut around it… Pretty basic. However, you can create all kinds of great “handwritten” labels with fancy shapes as well. I created a Label Design Pinterest board with some inspiration for all kinds of fun “handwritten” labels that you can make with the Cricut Explore Air 2.
How to Make Handwritten Labels Video
With all of that inspiration you have to be chomping at the bit to get started. I created a simple, easy to follow video to show you exactly how to make these basic handwritten labels for a storage solution in your home. Grab a cup of tea, sit back and learn how to make your own labels.
Tips & Tricks for Handwritten Labels
Here are a few tips & tricks that I learned along the way.
- STOP and think about your end game. What style are you looking to create with your handwritten labels? Make sure you are selecting fonts that pair well with that design concept. If you are going for an industrial look, you aren’t going to use a font that is more shabby chic. If you have a farmhouse style in your home, you aren’t going to select a modern style font and so on.
- When working within Cricut Design Space, don’t forget to ATTACH your layers before you send your design to your machine. We go over this in the video so make sure you check that out before you get started.
- The Cricut Design Space makes it super easy to tell the difference between a handwritten layer and a cut layer in your label design. Keep and eye on the icons to tell the difference between the layers. (HINT… I cover this in the video.)
- USE your Cricut tools! I’m always wanting to move too fast and I forget that Cricut has created some great tools to help make your projects the best that they can be. When removing card stock paper from the cutting mat, use the SPATULA TOOL to keep your paper nice and flat. If you remove the paper by just pulling it away from the cutting mat, it will curl slightly.
- Don’t forget to watch the video! It’s less than 10 minutes and it covers everything you’ll need to know to create your own “handwritten” labels.
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