Learning how and when to slice in Cricut Design Space is key to creating your own unique designs and also editing existing SVG files. This quick tutorial will give you some ideas on when to slice and show you how to slice in cricut design space.
What is Slice
Slice in Cricut Design Space is used to cut out shapes. Think of it kind of like a cookie cutter. If you have a large rectangle of cookie dough and you want to cut out several circles you’d use a round cookie cutter. The same technique is used for slice in Cricut Design Space. You would first put in your large rectangle using the shape tool and then slice out each individual circle using the slice tool.
When to Slice
Follow the tutorial below for a simple slice project or watch the video for a more detailed version on how and when to slice in Cricut Designs Space.
Go to the text tool in the left menu bar and enter some text. If you are using a script font make sure your word is all welded together. Print fonts will work without welding.
Go to the shapes tool in the left menu bar and insert a circle into your project. Resize the circle so that it is larger than your text.
Place the text on top of the circle (you may need to use the arrange tool to move your text to the top of the circle so you can see it). Once your text is on top of the circle where you want it drag a box around both the text and the circle and then hit “Slice” in the bottom right menu bar. This will slice your text out of your circle. Click on the parts you don’t need and delete them.
That’s it. You’re all done with your simple project on how to slice in Cricut Design Space. I hope you enjoyed the video. For more tutorials check out this one on how to add shadow to words.