This simple tutorial for how to use weld in Cricut Design Space will help you make all your own shapes.
This is the next installment in my Cricut Design Space 101 series. Weld is awesome. And it really is the answer to a lot of questions I see in the Cricut World.
It is great for creating new shapes. For example, let’s say you want to make a house shape.
To make that you open up a square and you open up a triangle.
You put the triangle on top of the square and resize so that the triangle is as wide as the square. You can also change the height of the triangle if you want to.
The shapes need to be touching or slightly overlapping. Then you highlight both of them and click the weld icon.
The world icon takes these two layers and forms them into a single layer.
The thing about the weld feature is once you have saved your project the weld cannot be undone. So make sure it’s exactly how you want it before you save your project.
Weld is also great for text. A lot of the script texts from your computer will come up as individual letters. You will need to change the spacing in order to get them to touch and be one continuous cursive word.
But in order to cut them out as one continuous word you will also need to weld them. Otherwise, the Cricut will cut them out as individual letters. Ask me how I know. Hahaha.
So in order to weld your word simply select all the letters in a word and click the weld icon. You could also select all of your text and click the weld icon. This will make all of your texts into one layer. So it just depends on your project. If you weld individual words you still have the freedom to move individual words around and resize them otherwise they are exactly how you weld them after you save.
Be sure to check out my other Cricut Design Space 101 posts for more tips and tricks.