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Cut Wood Letters on a Cricut — Including Name Puzzles!

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Find the full tutorial and cut file at https://jennifermaker.com/cut-wood-letters-cricut

Learn how to cut names, letters and monograms from wood on the Cricut! These make great signs, puzzles, and cake toppers.

Materials list (contains my affiliate links):
– Basswood 1/16″ thick sheet – get it at https://amzn.to/2QQflG4
– Balsa wood 1/16″ thick sheet – get it at https://amzn.to/2ry0MIA
– StrongGrip mat – get it at https://amzn.to/2Pvz2y3
– Masking tape or painter’s tape
– Knife Blade (for Maker) – get it at https://amzn.to/2L8kbZO
– Deep Cut Blade (for Explore) – get it at https://amzn.to/2Qsnhhh

The fonts I mention in the video are as follows:
– Mischell Script – https://fontbundles.net/design-work/38660-michelle-script-with-extras/rel=mnGwRS
– Monogramos – https://www.dafont.com/monogramos.font

UPDATES/CHANGES: Check for any updates, changes, or additional videos for this project at https://jennifermaker.com/updates

NOTE: Cricut Design Space updated shortly after I made this video. To see those updates and make the necessary changes for this tutorial, please watch https://youtu.be/jVpzDmz5ago

When the knife blade first came out, I was so excited to cut wood with it. Today I’m going to show you how to cut a personalized name, word, or monogram from basswood. These cut wood letters and words are great for signs, home decor, puzzles, decorations for wreaths, and even cake toppers!

So as you know I love to experiment and find out what works best. So we’re going to experiment with both basswood and balsa wood, the two woods we can cut on a Cricut. And we’re going to try to do these on both the Maker with the knife blade and the Explore with deep cut blade. Finally, we’re also going to try cutting out both cursive letters and sans serif letters.

It’s not difficult to cut wood with the right settings — the bigger challenge is usually finding the right wood in the first place and then being patient enough while it cuts. It’s not a fast process. Our projects will take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour each to cut. But good things do come to those who wait!

As far as finding the wood goes, I found mine at my local Joann craft store.

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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