How to make a stencil with Cricut

In this tutorial, I will show you How to make a stencil with Cricut the easy way. Cricut machines are a great way to cut out your designs into reality. To create your stencils, you need to know how to prepare your design before you start.

If you are yet to get a gadget to use for Cricut, we have previously reviewed the best tablet for Cricut Design Space. However, if you are certain of the type of tablet you need and prefer an iPad for Cricut, check out our latest posting.

If you are new to the graphic design field, I recommend you get your design from clipartlibrary. You will get different types of files that you can use. We will use this leaf sample. Right-click on the image and download it as a PNG file.

This original easy-to-follow step-by-step guide was created by miller Crafts on a YouTube video shared at the end of this article.

Step by Step How to make a stencil with Cricut

  1. Importing your image to Cricut Design Space
  2. Convert to Cut file
  3. Add a box around the design
  4. Group and Slice the Designs
  5. Cutting Stencil on Cricut

Importing your image to Cricut Design Space

Open Cricut Design Space and go then click upload and find the image we downloaded. Hit continue. Click on the image and hit insert image. The image is imported.

Convert to Cut file

At the top of the screen, you will notice a red slash signifying print and cut. Choose cut again to switch from print and cut to cut only.

Add a box around the design

Go to the shape and draw a rectangle shape around 7 by 7 inches. Select the shape and go to arrange it on top to send it to the back. Now the design is on top and square at the back.

Duplicate Designs

If you need multiple designs on one cut-out, click duplicate on the top right panel to duplicate designs to have them all over the space. Each duplicate created forms a layer so you will have as many layers as the duplicates.

Group Designs

Select all the designs and go to the top group button. The items are grouped. After that click on the weld buttons to have 2 layers.

How to Slice with Cricut Design Space

Center your design. With the design selected, go to the slice button on the bottom. After that, a stencil will be formed. You now need to get rid of the 2 top layers and cut the stencil layer.

Cutting Stencil on Cricut

To cut, go to make it then continue and click the material button. Choose your material and cut it out.

How to make a stencil with Cricut Video

Step by Step How to make a stencil with Cricut

  1. Importing your image to Cricut Design Space
  2. Convert to Cut file
  3. Add a box around the design
  4. Group and Slice the Designs
  5. Cutting Stencil on Cricut

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