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How to Use the Cricut Pen Tool

Oct 17 2017 Liz Call

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

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I’ve owned my Cricut Explore Air 2 for about 9 months and I haven’t been brave enough to try out the pen tool until now.  I don’t know why I’ve been so nervous to try it.  If it didn’t work out, I could always try it again.  And of course, there is always the undo button in Design Space if I happen to click the wrong button.  So what was I waiting for?

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

Once I uploaded the design into Design Space, I changed the color of the layers so they were all the same, and change the cut icon to the pen icon in the layers panel.  I decided to go with the gold pen, since I’m all about gold this fall.  Then I selected all the layers and clicked weld so it would be one complete design.  I added a 5×7 square layered under the design in the layers panel and attached the 2 layers so they would both be completed on one piece of cardstock.

You can see the step by step in the video below.

The Cricut Explore Air 2 first used the pen tool to draw the design onto the cardstock.  Once it finished drawing, it the cut the 5×7 rectangle around the design.  I unloaded the mat and removed the 5×7 card from the mat.  I cut another piece of gold cardstock just a bit bigger than the design.  I used some adhesive and attached the design to the gold cardstock.

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

I think this drawing turned out pretty great!  It would make a great card to mail to a loved one, or a nice piece of art for your holiday decor.

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

This count your blessings svg file is available as part of the Fresh Cuts SVG Bundle only during the month of October.  Get this file plus 60 other amazing Fall inspired cut files in the Fresh Cut SVG Files Fall Bundle.

Learn how to use the Cricut pen tool to create fun art, cards, coloring pages and more with any SVG file in Cricut Design Space.

Here are some other Cricut tutorials you might enjoy.  How to use print and cut in Cricut Design Space and how to make a vinyl stencil in Cricut Design Space.

If you haven’t tried the pen tool, give it a chance and let me know what you think!

Happy Crafting!

Liz

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