The ability to use text with your Cricut is so important. After all, most of us will have a project that we want to apply the text to at some point! While Cricut does have some free fonts and paid, of course, there are times you may want to add your own. Adding your own fonts is super easy but the question is, where do I find the best free fonts for Cricut?
Fonts are the magic glue that holds most designs together. Fonts have the power to invoke the overall feeling of a design, from jagged, sharp corners for a bold effect to soft curves or bubble typography for a sense of fun; choosing the right font pair or trio is sometimes overwhelming.
So here’s the thing, learning the art of mixing fonts takes some patience and rules of practice. Let’s cover the keys to success for the best font marriages.
In this post, I will give you 30+ of the best free Cricut fonts perfect for cutting machine crafts as well as 30 of the best-paid fonts!
I’ve used 90% of the fonts on this page so I can attest to the fact that they are AMAZING!
How to Pair Fonts for SVG Designs
Before I list all of my favorite fonts let’s chat about how to match and pair fonts so the design works well together. We’ve all done it purchase or downloaded a ton of gorgeous font designs but then we get stumped on what fonts pair well together. There are a few rules of picking a match made in font heaven for a synergistic design.
When Pairing Fonts Go Easy on the Variety
Simple is always superior to busyness. If you go too crazy with mixing more than 2 or 3 complimenting fonts, the chaos of the design will confuse the feeling you are trying to invoke upon the viewer.
Pair Fonts with Opposite Styles
Opposites attract – this is true for fonts too! Mix your font counterparts for a complementary duo. Statement novelty headline fonts like this Sorinka playful print, pair best with thinner scripted fonts, like this Apple Butter skinny font.
Highlight a Word with Your Font Choice
Pick a focus word/point. Choosing a piece of the phrase or a single word that you want the viewer’s eye drawn to – this will help you determine which font is best. Generally, thick script fonts or fun bold prints are best for focus words.
For more help with font design download my free printable font guide and list!
If you want to see how I organize and use fonts with Creative Fabrica watch my video below
Now about that font list – everyone loves free so let’s start there!
Best Free Fonts for Craft SVG Files with Cricut, Silhouette, and Inkscape
The Best Paid Fonts for Designing in Cricut or Inkscape
We all love free fonts but there is something to be said about paying for quality typography too – especially since most free fonts are for personal use only and paid fonts allow you to create end product designs for profit. One of my favorite sites to find amazing paid fonts is Creative Fabrica.
Creative Fabrica has thousands of very affordable fonts, huge bundles like this Spectacular Bundle and Craft Font Bundle. And for all of us who are new to working with text and want to know how to find those “squiggles” (formally known as glyphs or specialty characters) Creative Fabrica has organized those decorative fonts to easily find.
Shop more of my favorite fonts on Creative Market here.
Find more scripts fonts on Font Bundles as well!
Whew! That was a pretty big list of the best free fonts for Cricut and the best paid ones! I hope you found something you loved in this list to add new pizzazz to your craft projects!
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