Free Writing Fonts Cricut Card Making

12 Free Writing Fonts for Cricut Card Making

Cricut pens and drawing may be one of the most underappreciated features of Cricut die cutting machines, but they are among my favorites!  Today, I’m sharing 12 free writing fonts that you can use in Cricut Design Space for making cards. All of these fonts are free for personal use. (Some may also be free for commercial applications, but please consult the licensing information for each font for additional details.) But - besides being free - the most important thing about these fonts is that they are all good for writing.

Writing vs Cutting Fonts

You have probably noticed that many fonts in Design Space have significant thickness to them and are perfect for cutting. When you change in Design Space from cutting to drawing with thick fonts, you end up with an outline of each letter. You may want this at times. Certainly, I have created letter outlines to color in for some projects. But this is not what I want for writing messages inside my cards or for addressing envelopes.

thick font outlines

Single line or monoline fonts to the rescue! These fonts are perfect for writing on cards and envelopes.  They can mimic a range of writing styles from print to fancy calligraphy. If you’re not in love with your own handwriting, you’ll really appreciate their ability to give a handmade touch to greeting cards and invitations for any occasion.

Installing Free Fonts

You can reach the download page for each of these free fonts from the links provided below. Typically, there is a clear download link or button on the page, but some free font sites have confusing ads on the same page. If you’re unsure whether you have the right button or link, hover your mouse over the button and look at the bottom left corner of your computer screen. You will see the name of the file or web address associated with that link.  If you see the name of the font or the address ends with .TTF or .OTF, then you’ve got the right button to download the font.

hover over link

If needed, unzip the folder and extract the files that are downloaded to your PC.

extract

Right click on the font file and choose Install.

install 

Locate the new font under System in Design Space. If you don’t see the new font there, restart your computer.

font in design space

Add your text to the Design Space canvas and change the settings from Cut to Draw with a Pen.

new font

But hey, you say! The letters are still showing up as outlines in Design Space! True enough. Some of these are not genuine monoline fonts. But the effect is close enough. When the text is sized to fit on an envelope or a card, no one but you will ever know the difference.

Check out the results below using a Cricut 1.0 black pen. All the text was sized to 6 inches wide to fit in my 5x7 inch card and drawn on plain white cardstock. Please also note that because all these fonts are free, not all fonts include punctuation and special characters. However, I hope that you will find something stylish that will work for your next card project.

Want to move beyond basic black? You might also like these customer-favorite  Cricut pen sets for their gorgeous assortment of colors. 

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1) CRICUT GEL PEN SET - PEACOCK

peacock pen set

2) CRICUT GEL PEN SET - ORIGINS

origins pen set

3) CRICUT FINE POINT PEN SET - SORBET

sorbet pen set

4) CRICUT MARTHA STEWART FINE POINT PEN SET - LILY POND

lily pond pen set

5) CRICUT FINE POINT PENS - BEDFORD

bedford pen set

card

 

12 Free Writing Fonts for Cricut Design Space

1) ALWAYS HERE 

 test always here

always here

 

2) CUTYLE MONOLINE SCRIPT 

test cutyle

cutyle

 

3) CHRISTMAS WISH MONOLINE 

test christmas wish

 christmas wish

 

4) ZNIKOSL-SVGINOT

test znikoslsvginot

znikostsvginot-8 

 

5) TALL FILMS FINE 

test tall film fine 

tall films fine

 

6) BROETOWN SIGNATURE REGULAR 

test broetown signature

broetown signature 

 

7) WINTER PRINCESS REGULAR 

test winter princess

winter princess 

 

8) WIRE ONE REGULAR 

test wire one

wire one 

 

9) VALENCIA REGULAR

test valencia

valencia 

 

10) RAINBOW SATURDAY REGULAR 

 test rainbow saturday

rainbow saturday

 

11) SHAYFINTON REGULAR

test shayfinton

shayfinton

 

12) GINGAR BREAD DEMO SANS 

test gingar bread

gingar bread

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Lee Ann Lilly

Lee Ann is a mixed media hobbyist who enjoys using her Cricut machine for art projects as well as decorations for her home and garden. She's a new empty-nester with 2 adult daughters. Now she and her husband are free to embark on that US pizza eating tour they always talked about. Lee Ann provides IT support to Craft-e-Corner.

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7 comments

I downloaded one to try out (Cutyle) as a ttf. I change to pen and I get an outline and I am unable to change to a writing style. Only option is Regular. Any thoughts?

Elaine

Cheryl, be sure to select ‘Pen’ under operation and have ‘Writing’ selected under the style.

Craft-e-Corner

I have to thank you! I have fallen into the trap of hitting a download button only to find that I was not downloading what I intended. You are the first person to actually describe how to find the right download button. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Sally Harrold

Thank you for sharing this information. Do you know which are monolines?
I am a little lazy to download and check them all. I tried with a few other fonts but with a thin marker, you can still see the outline.
Cheers! Maria

Maria

When I download these fonts and then try to put them in a text on cricut design space it tells me they are a cut file. What am I doing wrong. Cannot get them to show as a writing font. Thank you.

Cheryl

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