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Heart Monogram Cuttable Font

In this tutorial, you will learn how to merge a Heart Monogram Cuttable Font and put them into a heart-shaped frames using Cricut Design Space. It’s perfect for your Valentine’s Day or Wedding projects. At Apex Cuttable Designs, we have two heart-shaped 3-letter monogram fonts and a various collection of heart-shaped frames. We will be using the Heart Monogram Cuttable Font and our FREE pack of Heart Laurel Wreath Cuttable Frames.

STEP 1 – UPLOAD FRAMES AND FONTS INTO CIRCUT DESIGN SPACE

After downloading and unzipping files, you will see the SVG folder...

Combine Heart Monogram into a Heart Frame
Courtesy of Terri Johnson

My last post tutorial shared how to adjust 3 letter monogram fonts that you bought in Silhouette Design Store. However, sometimes you purchase them elsewhere — and today, I am sharing with you a FREE Hearth Wreath Monogram frame — with FIVE beautiful heart frames – from our friends at Cuttable Designs!  Just in time for Valentines’ Day! So, I want to show you how to use these frames & combine them with the monogram font!

First, when you download the files, they will be “zipped” – so you will have to unzip – or “extract them”. Most computers have an “...

How to Merge SVG Monogram Font into a Frame Design
This video will show you how to merge a SVG monogram initials with another SVG frame design. You'll know how to upload SVG files, weld, hide contours and flatten images. These instructions use Cricut Design Space version 2.0 (current version as at 2nd December 2016). Courtesy of Narelle Darley

The fonts at Apex Cuttable Designs work differently to traditional system fonts. The fonts at Apex are delivered to you in several formats, one of those being SVG. To see in details how to work with fonts from Apex Cuttable Designs, please see the tutorial here.

 

Courtesy of Terri Johnson

First, download & unzip the font. You will notice that it comes with several folders (formats) - SVG, DXF, EPS and PDF - along some graphics of the font. For the purposes of this post, I will be showing you how to use SVG files. You must have Designer Edition to open SVG files in Silhouette Studio, but you can basically work with the DXF format the same way, if you don’t have Designer Edition.

Now, in Studio, for the first letter, click on Open --> and navigate to the folder where the files are stored.  You will notice there are three sets...

This tutorial will show you how to use the fonts from Apex Cuttable Designs with Cricut Design Space and the Cricut Explore machine. These instructions use Cricut Design Space version 2.0. Courtesy of Narelle Darley

The fonts at Apex Cuttable Designs work differently to traditional system fonts. When using System fonts (e.g. TTF’s) with Design Space you select Add Text and type your word.   

The fonts at Apex are delivered to you in several formats, one of those being SVG. To use those fonts, you upload the letters using the Upload Image option. So let’s take a...

First you need to purchase your font. Go to http://apexembdesigns.com/cuttables/cuttables and hover over the yellow banner to open the catalog.

At the bottom of that screen you’ll see a list of font categories. Click SHOW ALL FONTS (or if you know the type of font you’re looking for you can select one of the categories.)

There are nearly 250 fonts to choose from. Use the navigation options at the bottom of the screen to move through the pages.  

Once you’ve selected your font click on the image.

I’ll be using the Chevron Block...

 

STEP 1

First you need to purchase your font. Go to http://apexembdesigns.com/cuttables/cuttables and hover over the yellow banner to open the catalog.

STEP 2

At the bottom of that screen you’ll see a list of font categories. Click SHOW ALL FONTS (or if you know the type of font you’re looking for you can select one of the categories.)

STEP 3

There are nearly 250 fonts to choose from. Use the navigation options at...

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