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Writing and Addressing Envelopes With Your Cricut

hey everyone Tanner Bell here welcome

back to my youtube channel I'm the

founder of makers gonna learn calm a

digital die-cutting community teaching

you how to use your die-cutting machine

and give you access to hundreds of

digital cut files in today's video we're

going to teach you guys exactly how to

address your very own envelopes it's a

very highly requested video 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 gonna 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 video 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 gonna 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 gonna 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 videos 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

gonna 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 gonna 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 video 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 video 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 gonna 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 video 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

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thanks for watching guys I'll see you

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