In today’s article, we’re going to teach you guys exactly how to address your very own envelopes, it’s a very highly requested article. I get emails about this comments all the time, so we’re going to use our Cricut today and Cricut pins to be able to write on our envelopes the return address and the address we’re sending our envelope to so it’s going to be a lot of fun.
You can use your maker any of the Explorers, have the pin slot so therefore you’re able to take advantage of that as well, and it’s the same process for either machine. So hope you guys are excited and let’s jump into it. So I like to start with how it looks when it’s finished, and this is a big step of the process. So what we like to do is have three different layers going. You want to have your rectangle to the shape of your envelope.
For us, this is about a five by seven envelope, so we just created a rectangle five by seven and put it as our background. Next, you want to have the return address and we’ll teach you exactly how to format that text, and then we centered this text right here now we’re using fonts from our membership site makers going to learn calm. This is our Gracie Lou font. I think it’s perfect for using pins, and I love the quirkiness of this font alright to get started.
Let’s go ahead and zoom out and have some more space right here on our iPad. Now remember you can follow along with this project, whether you’re using an iPad. Your iPhone or your desktop or laptop so let’s go to shapes and insert a square. We’re going to take this square right over here and we’re going to select edit we’re going to make the width 7 and the height 5, just like. So once we’ve been able to do that, we’re going to go ahead and just change the color of the envelope to white by selecting the layer just making it white.
As you can see here all right next we’re going to select text and we’re going to select from our system font Gracie Lou if you’re a member to makers going to learn, you’re going to be able to get access to that font for free if you’re a Year, member so be sure to have your your membership to get access to our font library, with hundreds of fonts to choose from anyway. Now we’re going to type out we’ll start with the return address like we have here.
So I’m just go top into my name and then an address of your choice. I just keep making up random ones as we’ve been planning out this article. So, as you can see here, we’re just typing in whatever we’d like your address, and you can see here a few things now. First compared to our finished one right here, the line spacing totally different. This one is actually centered and we need to align it to the left.
So, let’s start by doing that, we’re going to add it and we’re going to select line space now be sure to work with different line spacings for different fonts. They all require different things. Now, next again, this is still centered, so we want to go and select alignment and we want to align text left. Look at how easy that was so now pretend this is your envelope, so you just want to start sizing this down.
Let’s lock that and we can position it right up here, so that’s our return address and then what we’re going to do now is we’re going to get our app another text box under text. You select a Gracie Lou and we’re going to type in whoever we’re sending a message to a little letter, I’m going to send it to cor so we’re going to type in or address so now we type that in and again it’s already aligned for the left.
So we just need to select edit and we need to align Center first and then we’re going to select line space and bring that down too. Then we can saws that down. Some maybe thought this one leave that here and saws this one down a little bit more and move that up just a tad. Sometimes you will want to turn off if you’re, using an iPad smart guides. So it’s easier to position exactly how you want it.
Smart guides kind of snaps things into place and you usually do not want that all right. So we have this right here. This looks pretty good. I love when I’m filming articles giving the example first and then recreating it for you guys, so you can see why we’re doing different things. So this one looks fun, we’re going to lead it and just go back to the one we were working with. What we’re going to do now at this step, if you notice, we press make it, it is going to go ahead and put this on a two totally different mats and it’s going to look very different than as it looks on our canvas.
How we need to make this stay together is first, we don’t need this back this white rectangle at the back anymore. This was just for reference on our map, we’re going to select the X and delete, and now we have this right here. So we’re going to just be able to select that and we’re going to click actions and select. Attach one big note is that you need to in the layers panel change from cut. You need to change that to draw so, instead of cut we’re going to select right and you want to select the pin you’re using now today, we’re using the gel pen 1.
0 black. It tells you right here on the pin, so let’s just scroll through and find that pin and then we’re going to repeat that to our Tanner text, so right and 1.04, the 1.01 here and now we’re good to go. It’s ready and we’re going to be able to press make it we’re going to select, replace – and it’s already formatted right here on our mat. So now we’re able to take one of our envelopes and we’re just going to place it down on our mat right up.
In the top left-hand corner – just like so so you can see here we have our envelope we’re going to move our little gods back. We were filming a knife blade article, so that was fun, but we need our well guides back. We’re going to load that into the machine and now that’s ready to go. We can press continue, we’re going to connect via bluetooth. So now we’re going to take our pin open it. A great tip for this is to take this cap and go ahead and put it on the top of your pin.
Do not leave it on your craft table, maan gets a little messy and you will lose it. It’s a great reminder for, when you’re finished, to take it out and put this lid right back on so now what we want to do is just simply open, clamp a and it’s honestly, this simple you’ll find there’s a little triangle. You just want to take this and pop it into place. Once you hear that click, you know, you’re good, to go, you’re going to close clamp, a it’s very simple, a lot easier than clamp B.
I do have to say, and then you’re ready to go for us we’re going to select that this is light cardstock for the envelope and then we’re going to turn fast mode on just so it you know and right for us, you don’t have to and another Great tip is that if you do not want to go through the referencing process and you’re using an iOS device, feel free to use snap mat to put multiple envelopes on your mat and be able to align your return and sending addresses manually.
That way, it’s a great addition and we’ll try to link our snap in that article down below, for you guys to check out and learn how that works. It’s super fun so once you’re good to go, we’ll press the flashing Cricket button and it’ll start our drawing all right guys the drawing has completed it. Lets us know on our iPad and then the flashing unload button is happening. So we just want to press that and look at how beautiful this turned out.
I love love, love. The look of this guy is such a professional look and it’s amazing, so you’re going to be able to do this. One tip I do have is when you’re taking it off the mat, don’t just pull it up, cuz. It then could curl flip it over and just let it peel off the mat itself and maybe even use a light grip mat umm. If you want to as well, I think they both work great. As you can see here, the standard grip mat worked wonderfully and we used two different pins here, but it honestly turned out beautiful.
We love it. It’s such a fun way to address envelopes, and this is such a highly requested article. I hope we answered a lot of your questions on how to do this process and it was super fun if you guys have any questions about this process, be sure to leave us a comment down below give the article a thumbs up and subscribe for more cricket. Tutorials, we’re super excited to be bringing more to you every single week and we look forward to seeing what you guys think of those but as always, be sure to check us out in the links below check out our membership.
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