Father’s Day is almost here! These stencils are just in time! I have designed stencil files to share with both Silhouette and Cricut users. You will find the links with access to the files at the end of the post and on the Shared Stencil Files page.
Cricut Design Space
Here is a pic of my screen as I was creating the bridges in Cricut Design Space. I chose a font that I wanted, typed the words, and centered them. I ungrouped them so that I could move them around a little and then inserted squares and ovals to slice. After I placed the letters where I wanted them, I selected all of them and welded them together. Lastly, I centered and attached the image to the stencil frame.
Sometimes I want to be able cut my images on both machines. I take a shortcut so I don’t have to design it twice. This won’t always work because some images trace better than others, but for this one it will. I snap a screen shot of the image just after designing it in Cricut Design Space and save it to my desktop. Then I open Silhouette Studio and upload the jpeg, trace it, resize the image, add a stencil frame into the workspace by merging. Lastly, group the image and the stencil frame together. And…it is ready to cut!