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Draw and Write with Cricut

If there's one thing that never fails to elicit "ooohs" and "aaaahs" during our demos at craft fairs, it's the Cricut's Draw and Write function.

The Cricut's draw and write function is a great way to personalize your projects.  Sure, you can also print and cut.  But the draw function lends a more homemade and personalized feel to your work.  

How does the Cricut do this?

Photo from Jen Goode of 100directions.com

Your Cricut machine comes with two clamps - labelled A and B.  Clamp A is for accessories - pens and scoring stylus.  Clamp B is for blades.  Fortunately, the Cricut Air 2 comes with a Cricut fine point pen in Midnight (aka Black). Open Clamp A and insert this pen.  Wait until you feel the click. That's it!  You're now ready to write / draw!

Cricut pens come in a variety of colors and thicknesses which we love.  If we had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the Cricut Variety Pen Set in Black for its flexibility.  It comes in a variety of pen thicknesses - perfect for when you want to doodle or create calligraphy prints using the Cricut Explore Air 2. Jen Goode of 100directions.com writes in more detail about Cricut pens here.

Enough with the technical info overload. Let's see the many projects you can make with the Cricut pens!

DIY Christmas Ornaments from Jen Goode of 100directions.com

Addressing Envelopes from Kate of Clarks Condensed

 

Pretty Name Tags from Erin of Printable Crush

We hope these pictures get your creative juices going! Tell us what projects you want to make with the Cricut in the comments section below.