A simple guide to creating Split Letter Monogram Fonts. It’s fast and easy! Create beautiful split letter monogram fonts in minutes.
Have you ever asked….How do you split letters in Cricut or how do you create a split letter monogram in Cricut Design Space? Well you are about to learn. Ready? Let’s go!
What is a Split Letter Monogram?
Have you ever seen art like you see in the picture above and wondered how they did it? That is a Split Letter Monogram. I see it all the time on Etsy using metal and vinyl.
Although these look very difficult, they really aren’t. It just takes a few steps in Cricut Design Space to learn to make Split Lettering. You take a letter of your choice and split it by using the Slice feature on Cricut Design Space. So easy!
How To Create a Split Letter Monogram in Cricut Design Space – The Video
Create a Split Letter Monogram Letter – Choosing a Font
Let’s go to Cricut Design Space and start a new project by clicking New in the top left corner.
Now click on Text on the left hand side tool bar and a window pops up for you to type in the letter you want. Be sure to make it a capital letter.
Choosing your font is the hardest part. Pictured here are some of my favorite fonts to use for Split Letter Monogram Fonts.
I downloaded all of these for FREE on DaFont. If you don’t know how to download fonts to Cricut Design Space, it’s ok, I have a video covering how to download fonts right here.
The name of the font is below the font example. Just search for that name in DaFont and then follow the download prompts. The bottom font is what I used in my illustration for the name.
Also, this is a good time to tell you that Cricut Design Space Images has a few nice Split Letters you can use without having to do that work.
I found 3 good split letters that I would use under Images in Cricut Design Space for the letter B. You will need to scroll a long way, but it’s worth it. This is a great alternative to creating a split letter monogram yourself.
You can also find some fancy font like this in Dafont under the subheadings Fancy and then Initials.
Create a Split Letter Monogram Letter – Splitting the Letter
Now that you have your letter in the font you like, it’s time to split the letter.
Click on the Shapes icon in the left hand tool bar and then click on a square.
Unlock the square by clicking on the lock icon on the bottom left hand side.
This allows you to make the square any size you want.
Click the square and move it over the bottom half of your letter. Be sure to really look at your letter to know where to place the cut. I decided that I wanted it to be below one swirl and above another, so it worked out well. You still want your letter to look like itself once its sliced.
Now that you have it just like you want, drag a square around it all, then click Slice on the bottom right.
If your slice button is grey and you can’t slice it, don’t worry. The rule for slicing is that it can only slice two objects. In this case, the M is one image or object and the square its the second. If you try to slice several letters at a time it won’t work unless all those letters are welded together into one object.
Once the slice is complete, carefully pull apart all the layers and delete the two layers you don’t need. You need to keep the bottom half of the letter and the top half, that’s it.
At this point you can separate them as far as you want. It’s up to you.
Make them pretty!
Adding the Bars for Split Letters
You have now successfully created your own Split Letter Monogram Letter., but you aren’t done yet.
We need to add the bars on the top and bottom that act like a frame for the words or text you want to add in the middle of your split.
Once again, grab a square from under the Shapes icon, unlock it, and drag it until it is a thin short line.
I just eye ball it as to how long and thin I want it. Once you have it exactly like you want, click duplicate on the top right tool bar, then move the second bar where you want it and you are done.
Welding Split Letters
Now you have two choices, you can leave it like it is and weld it all together or you can weld each piece, bottom and top. Sometimes I don’t know how wide I want that opening till I start playing with text, so I tend to weld the top and bottom separately.
To weld them, simply drag a square around the top of the letter and the top bar and then click Weld on the bottom right hand side.
Repeat for the bottom half of the letter and the bar.
Quick Guide to Split Letter Monograms
Quick Guide to Split Letter Monograms (if you get stuck, complete instructions are included in this post.)
- Start a new project.
In Cricut Design Space, click on New in the upper left hand corner.
- Type Letter
Type in the letter you want to create into a Split Letter Monogram.
Choose the font you want your Split Letter Monogram to be created with.
- Split letter
Using the Slice feature in Cricut Design Space, slice your monogram letter in half. Delete the extra pieces.
- Add bars
To create a finished look, add bars to your Split Letter Monogram using a box that is resized. Duplicate the first one so each are the same size.
- Weld Split Letter Monogram
Either weld each half or weld the entire Split Letter Monogram together.
- Add Name
Add a name in the middle using another font of your choice.
You now have created a beautiful, one of a kind, Split Letter Monogram. I told you it was easy!