Cricut Personalized Family Sign
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This gorgeous personalized family sign is a perfect gift idea for any occasion – wedding, anniversary, new home, Christmas, you name it! It’s quick and easy to make, but the custom look of it makes it a personalized home decor item that’s right on-trend.
Cricut Personalized Family Sign
- Paper Towel
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Cricut Brand Removable Vinyl
- Paper Masking Transfer Tape
- Pattern Paper Pack
- Paper Trimmer
- Download the font from Makers Gonna Learn. Then unzip the file and install it on your computer.
- In Design Space, open a text box. Type in the letter that you want for your monogram – this will be the first letter of the person’s last name. For your font, choose Split Monogram.
- Open another text box and type in the family’s last name. Change to your desired font. We are using Community.
- Kern the letters in your word by adjusting the letter spacing. If you want to make further adjustments, you can do this manually by going to the Layers Panel and choosing Ungroup. Adjust as needed. Select the entire word and go down to the bottom right of the Layers Panel and choose Weld.
- You can move the last name over to the monogram and size it to arrange it in there. However, if it won’t fit the way you want it, click the shape button and grab a square. Size it up until it’s big enough to cover the lower half of the monogram. Now, select both layers (the square and the monogram) and go down to the bottom right under the Layers Panel, and press Slice. Then, delete all the sliced layers you don’t need. Now the monogram is in two pieces.
- You can bring the text over in the middle of the monogram and size to arrange it the way you want. Since the monogram is two pieces, you can move it as needed to make more room for the name as desired.
- Once happy with the arrangement, move the text (the last name) over to one side, out of your way. Now, select both pieces of monogram and choose Align, Center Horizontally. Select both layers again and go down to the bottom right under the Layers Panel and choose Attach.
- Now, you can move the last name over to the middle of the monogram and arrange it the way you want. Select both layers and choose Align, Center Horizontally.
- Open a new text box and type in “Est.”. Change to the desired font and kern the letters as needed. Repeat with each section of the date as well.
- For each word/section of the date, once you’re happy with it, Weld. Then, take each of your welded words/numbers for the Est. and the date, and line them up, placing them as you wish. Once you’re happy with that, select the Est. and the date and Attach.
- Select your entire design and choose Align, Center Horizontally. Then with it still selected, choose Attach.
- Size your design to fit the available space on your frame.
- Click Make It and then Continue. Set your material to Vinyl. Put the vinyl on the cutting mat and load it into the machine. Our blade is older and not sharp so we’re also adding more pressure.
- While the machine is cutting, you can cut your patterned paper with the paper trimmer to fit your frame. Open up your frame and place the paper inside.
- When the machine is done cutting, you can unload the mat. Burnish the vinyl to the mat. Then cut off the excess vinyl and then weed. Place the masking transfer paper on and give it a little burnish. Then, flip the mat upside down and peel it away from your design. Burnish again from the back.
- Take the paper towel and clean the glass with alcohol. Peel away the backing from your design and place it on the glass of your frame. Burnish. Peel away the transfer tape.
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