Are you ready for another Five Minute Cricut Class? Today, I am going to show you how to add score lines and cut lines to your images in Cricut Design Space, and I am going to do it in just five minutes.
One of the most common questions asked involves adding score lines and cut lines to shapes and images. Most of you want to create a fun fold card in Design Space or a three-dimensional item like a box, and both of these require score lines. Before I share my Five Minute Cricut Class video with you, let me explain the tools you need to create a scoreline.
There are three options for scoring tools – a Scoring Stylus, a Scoring Wheel, and a Double Scoring Wheel. A Scoring Stylus is designed for both the Explore and Maker Machines, while the two scoring wheels are for the Maker. Here is a quick comparison chart of the tools to help you understand them a bit more.
Now that you know which tools you need for your machine, let’s look at the Design Space features that will help you create your score lines and cut lines.
On the left side of the Canvas, there is an icon labeled Shapes. At the top of that collection is a line shape labeled Score Line. This is the shape you will use to create your score lines and cut lines.
You can change the size of this score line using the sizing handle or by typing in the exact measurement at the top of the screen in the edit bar.
After you have inserted the scoreline, you can change it to a cut line using Line Type.
At the top left of the Canvas, in the Edit Bar, there is an Operation menu. When you click on the drop-down menu, you will see a list of line types available for your machine. You can use these options to change your scoreline to a cut line by selecting Basic Cut.
After you have inserted your line, changed the size, and moved it to the location where you want it to score or cut, you need to attach it to the image.
This is a very important step. If you do not attach the line to the image, your machine will not know where to score or cut.
Are you ready to see all of these tools in action? Here is a quick Five Minute Cricut Class for you to view.
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4 thoughts on “Add Score & Cut Lines in Cricut Design Space”
I was wondering if you could answer a question for me about CDS. I uploaded my image — everything looks fine — I click on Make it — and there is one cut on a mat that is outlined in white whereas all the other mats show an outline in black. Why is that one mat outlined in white? Is this OK?
It could be a score line or it could be another shape that is white material. Look at your layers panel and see if you have any score lines.
Here is another one. Thank You Miss Carries. I love your 5-minute classes as they are always so wonderful. I am making a gift box for my nephew, filled with chocolates. I wanted to make it a 3D octagon. Do you think it’s possible to create a score line for it? Please help, as I have never tried it.
You can add a scoreline to any shape using these tools. I show how I added some to a hexagon in this video. https://youtu.be/XhvDP3DwPdk