For today’s video tutorial, we are going over how to create a monogram in Cricut Design Space, which is one of the most frequently asked questions be beginners. In fact, once you learn this skill, you can personalize pretty much anything with our free monogram designs for your personal use or to make and sell if you get a commercial use license.
If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our Free Resource Library and download the Basic Skills for Design Space Checklist. It has all the basic skills beginners should learn and you can go through and check them off as you learn each one.
Remember, even if you are patiently waiting for your new Cricut to arrive, you can still go into Design Space and start practicing these skills so you are ready to go when you get it!
Easy, right? Now you can check this skill off your Basic Skills Checklist! Oh and here is the link to the Monogramos font mentioned in the video.
If you haven’t already, check out all our monogram designs, download one, and go try out your new skills!
Now that you know how to create a monogram in Design Space, what are you planning to make? Share in the comments below.
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41 thoughts on “How to Create a Monogram in Cricut Design Space”
I followed you video and also downloaded the font. But i could not use my contour button it was not highlighted as an option. Am i missing something can you please help.
Try clicking on the color circle of the text on the right hand toolbar. Does that make it show up?
I am having the same problem, my countour button is also not highlighted when I click on that circle! Help!
I just looked into this and it appears the latest version of Design Space isn’t allowing you to contour this font. So, the best workaround is to place a square over the letters you don’t want to include and slice them out. I will try to update the video ASAP and see if there is any better solution but slicing is pretty quick to do. Watch how to do it here in the meantime until I can update the video: https://www.useloom.com/share/91fdf485da5940df948b990f6f4ed4ce
I’m having the same issue. It just won’t let me click contour. It’s driving me nuts lol
Check out the reply I just posted above 🙂 Thanks so much for reaching out!
My contour button isn’t showing up either. I have pressed the color circle about 15 times.
Thanks for the question. The reply to Jen’s comment above is regarding this same thing. Unfortunately it looks like they changed up Design Space but I figured out another way to do it 🙂
Thank you that soo easy!!!
Best response ever – so happy to hear it! 🙂
Tried it and used your step by step instructions and it worked perfectly…Looking forward to seeing more How To videos….Thanks Erica!
Thank you so much for those kind words, Carla! Glad you’re finding the tutorials helpful.
your video is awesome..even for a senior new-b like me..can’t wait to try..ty so much huggzz
That is so amazing to hear, Gail – thank you!
Thank you so much for all the wonderful videos! I just upgraded my cricut, so now I can connect it to my computer Yay! but the contour button worked fine for me after I remembered to slice them first 🙂 thanks again!
Thank you for this video it’s awesome. I really like the monogram using the caps because you see so much more background. I can’t figure out how to make that work. Could you share that information please?
OMG you are truly amazing! Brilliant of you to find the work around. I am more than impressed with your skills. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial.
Im new to cricut and able to make projects so far but i downloaded monogramos from dafont.com and clicked on install but when i go to system fonts in design space its not there. Any help is appreciated!
i’m having the same issue.
You have to close and reopen Cricut design space to activate the new font 🙂
You are Amazing! Thanks so much for your
You’re welcome! 🙂
I really enjoy your tutorials., I would love to be able to have a print out of the instructions for this tutorial, is there any way I would be able to retrieve one from you.
OH my gosh, I’ve learned so much from you in just 15 minutes of viewing your tutorials! Thank you. You’ve simplified things it’s been taking me forever to execute. Now, if I can just remember how to execute them! haha
How do you change the monogram from svg to say aej? Design space won’t let me download the monogram file.
What’s the difference between welding and grouping ?
Welding is permanent but grouping is temporary. I think of welding like glue and grouping like a paper clip.
After downloading and installing (I think) the fonts to my Windows computer, I don’t see it show up in Design Space? Thoughts on what I could be doing wrong?
Perhaps you just need to restart Design Space or your computer and see if they show up then.
I am brand new to Design Space and this video was super helpful! Thank you for sharing 🙂
So glad to hear that! Thanks for the kind words 🙂
I need help or a tutorial on how to download the font to my cricut. I have no idea what I am doing! It’s a zip file right now but it’s not downloading into the cricut fonts. Please help me!
Check out this post: https://www.dafont.com/faq.php
I just got a Cricut air explore 2 , had no idea on how much fun it would be , after watching your videos I feel so much less intimated , thank you , thank you ! I am feeling ready to go and try some of your ideas !
Thank you! So helpful, easy to follow instructions! Made my first monogram!
Thank you so much for this workaround for contouring! So frustrating and this easy fix is all I needed!
Thank you so much Erica. Your video was so helpful and you are one of the few bloggers that don’t annoy me in your video. Thank you for sharing your monogram designs as well. Its very kind of you to do so.
The R in my mongram is shaded in on the top. How can I fix this?