Diecutting-specific fonts and dingbats

There are a bazillion fonts on the Internet, but only a handful that have been created especially for use with desktop diecutters. Here’s a list of the ones I could find (please let me know if you have found or created one):

Other great fonts and dings for cutting

These weren’t designed for die cutters, but they might as well have been.

Fonts like Cricut Font Cartridges

Dingbats like Cricut Shape Cartridges

  • DB Hello Cupcake (compare to Sweet Treats cartridge)
  • DB Cameo Busts (compare to cameos in Heritage cartridge)
  • DB Peppermint Holiday (compare to Winter Woodland)
  • 2Peas DW Bow Wow (compare to Paper Pups cartridge)
  • 2Peas Zoo Baloo (compare to Zoobaloo cartridge)
  • EFon (has several animals similar to Doodlecharms and strawberry similar to Indie Art cartridge)
  • DB Asian Serenity (Pagoda) no longer available
  • DB Formal Affair (Forever Young) no longer available
  • DB Passport (Destinations) no longer available

Monogram Fonts

Stencil Fonts

Pen/Marker Fonts

Other Font Links

66 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joanne  |  January 17, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you very much.. I love fonts.. and this is a big help..

  • 2. MamaD  |  January 18, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for compiling this awesome list!!!

  • 3. mommyto3bugs  |  January 18, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Thanks a bunch! I love this list and it will be so helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    Sarah St- The Netherlands

  • 4. Gloria  |  January 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    Wow — great information Kay! Thank you for always giving us such great tips.

  • 5. tammy  |  January 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    thanks so much for your hard work and for saharing

  • 6. Heidi  |  January 19, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Kay! You are SO awesome! Your blog always has something unique but extremely helpful. I love your sharing of expert knowledge with us!!!

    Thank you so much!

  • 7. 7524kes  |  January 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Wonderful collection of useful fonts. Thank you for your time and effort. Greatly appreciated!

  • 8. Lesleyanne  |  February 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Hi! Thanks so much for the font tutorial! I’ve linked to your blog, and created my own! Thanks again!

  • 9. Bonnie  |  March 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Thank You so much..this is such a great list and big help..
    Thank you!!!!!!!

  • 10. Dora  |  March 25, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Hi! Thanks for always having such awesomely unique information! I wondered if you have a recommendation for a user-friendly, freeware or shareware font organization program for Windows or Word 2007? It seems like I should be able to work this out on my own, but the numbers involved are crazy! So when I’m crafting, I find myself spending WAAAAY too much time sifting through my fonts – lots more than actually composing my journaling or messages! And doesn’t my new SCAL have some sort of feature I could use for organizing? I thought I’d seen that on your blog, but can’t find it again.
    Thanks for any advice and keep up your great work!
    Dora :)

    • 11. Kay  |  March 25, 2010 at 11:39 pm

      Sorry, Dora but do all my stuff on a Mac. Font management is built in. Wouldn’t know what to recommend for font management. The latest version of SCAL for Windows does have the ability to temporarily install fonts from within SCAL, but that won’t help with the viewing, etc.

  • 12. Dora  |  March 26, 2010 at 8:30 am


  • 13. Becky  |  March 29, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for list gonna try and figure this scal prograM OUT

  • 14. Rebecca  |  April 3, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Hi, Thank you for the great fonts and other files you have made available to us! They are great. I designed a border for a challenge and would like to post the project on that forum. I used one of your designs in the 09KutUps font (I LOVE that font). May I post my project for others to use?

    • 15. Kay  |  April 3, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      I’m flattered that you used my font and I appreciate you asking permission. It will be fine to share your design. If you have a chance to credit the font and share the link to my blog post about it that would be great towards helping me raise money for Ronald McDonald House.

      • 16. Rebecca  |  April 3, 2010 at 9:37 pm

        Thank you Kay! i would be happy to spread the word!

  • 17. Shannon Tain  |  August 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I am new to the Scal 1 and 2 programs. Could you please tell me how I use my downloaded True Type Fonts in these programs?? Do i have to save them to a specific folder? I’m am completely in the dark on this one. PLEASE HELP ME!! Thanks!

    • 18. Kay  |  August 4, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      Hi Shannon,
      On a Mac, just double click and install them. For Windows, there’s not a short answer to this. Fortunately, there are great tutorial videos on this at

  • 19. andrés leonardo  |  August 13, 2010 at 5:06 am

    please allow me to introduce myself, my name is andrés. I followed all the steps in creating my fonts but I’ve have some kind of trouble with the final results. The first trouble is the separation between characters (they are too much separated) and there is a problem regarding spacing. when I use the space key, it suddenly changes to another font or appears a black square as a space. could you help me solve those problems? please.

    • 20. Kay  |  August 13, 2010 at 8:00 am

      That is beyond the scope of my tutorial (dingbats don’t need spacing or empty characters), but the spacing can be adjusted with the Kerning tab. I have not figured out the space issue yet. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  • 21. Esther  |  March 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks so much for this list of fonts. It helps me out a lot!

  • 22. Esther  |  March 2, 2011 at 10:04 pm


  • 23. Melita  |  March 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I am new to papercrafting and very impressed and grateful for the information you share on YouTube and here on your blog. The free ttf fonts are great, but I don’t have any idea what to do with them once dowloaded to my PC.

    How do you pull them into SCAL2?

    I would really appreciate any help you could offer.

    • 24. Kay  |  March 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Hi Melita,
      You load them into your computer system like you do any other font and they will show up in SCAL. The process for that depends on the operating system you are using so check your computer’s help files for how to install fonts and you should find it there. If you use Windows there is also a button in SCAL to temporarily install fonts via SCAL. I use a Mac so can’t give the specifics on that.

  • 25. Kelly  |  March 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Key,
    I just got a cricut for my birthday and am really wanting to use it to cut vinyl and monogram things with vinyl. What do I need to use the kk monogram. I’ve seen the creative design studio and was wondering if that was what needed to use the kk monogram. I’m sorry if this doesn’t make any sense, but I do hope you can help me.

    • 26. Kay  |  March 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

      Kelly, you will need 3rd party software such as Sure Cuts A Lot to cut true type fonts (and much more) with your Cricut. Cricut Design Studio will only allow you to cut from Cricut cartridges that you purchase.

  • 27. Diane Turner  |  September 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I think I may have stumbled across some great free fonts for downloading. I have not tried them but look as though they may work perfect for pen users and our cricuts. Just go to this link and download them. There are a lot of them.

  • 28. Rona  |  December 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    What a great collection of fonts! So great of you to share.

  • 29. bouga  |  June 29, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Does anyone know how to create a font with colored images/icons ?
    I’ll appreciate it much. Thank you

    • 30. Kay  |  June 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Computer fonts, by definition, do not contain any color information so this is not possible. In the scrapbooking world, colored alphabets are distributed with each letter in its own .png file, but those are individual graphics, not technically a font.

  • 31. JennyLyn  |  October 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    great list thanks!

  • 32. Cathy C  |  December 7, 2012 at 10:15 am

    thanks for complings this list. this is great!

  • 33. Veronica Hugger  |  February 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Unfortunately Denise Hoffman closed her blog at, so your links to her stuff are dead ends. Thought you’d like to know since you’ve provided such a useful resource. Thanks!

  • 34. Andra  |  March 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I am trying to use the Vine Monogram font on my Cricut and can’t get the lines that cross to go away. I usually use “union” but it wont let me select it. Do you have any suggestions?

    • 35. Kay  |  March 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      Did you convert the text to path before you union-ed it?

  • 36. Melinda Fendley Strange  |  September 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Wow – can’t thank you enough for taking the time to put this font list together – great stuff!
    Melinda Strange
    Huntsville, TX

  • 37. Chris  |  October 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Where did you find the vine monogram truetype font? I have never paid for any fonts and just can’t pay $20. Is there a site that has it free?

    • 38. Kay  |  October 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Bought it from Font Bros. Well worth the money.

  • […] Someday – Kay, I believe is her name, has amazing stuff on her blog.  She has posts about fonts, including dingbats, she has some nice, free designs to download, but my favorite thing, she has […]

  • 40. OzzyCat  |  June 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you, Kay for sharing this information. I can’t wait to try out your ding-bat font.

  • 41. Emilyn  |  September 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Will have to check these fonts out. Thank you! I’m currently in the process of moving non-system fonts to an EHD to hopefully speed up my computer. You can never have too many fonts. The hard part is remembering what you have!

  • 42. Vicki Woody  |  October 27, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Just got introduced to you through ScrappyDew live event, I am so enjoying all this great information and will be using it. I too am a font lover but had run into some bad viruses downloading them, any tips to prevent that.

    • 43. Kay  |  October 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Any site that has for-pay fonts for free is inherently suspicious. I stick with a few trustworthy sites like Dafont, fontspace and fontsquirrel. You also need to learn safe download practices in general such as how to inspect links and of course, keeping your antivirus and anti-malware apps up to date.

  • 44. Christy  |  December 6, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I am thinking of purchasing the Stephanie Font package…but I have questions and was hoping for some help. I just bought a a cricut explore a few months ago….I love it..but I spend so much time trying to find that perect font…I really love the Stephanie font but was wondering what package u need to get. I have a brand new touchscreen desktop. And I have to admit I am obsessed with fonts. …

  • 45. Christina Tregoning  |  January 28, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Thank you so much for your interesting information. I want to install fonts from but the directions from the SIl Table of Content link won’t work for me. It’s first step says go to FILE once it is downloaded on to my PC and hit 7-ZIP to extract. I don’t have that option—–mine is like OPEN WINDOW. I looked everywhere and can’t find. ANy sugestions PLZZZ. I am visually impaired and just hope that I am not being stupid–but I did look a lot and tried several different downloaded fonts. HELP

    • 46. Kay  |  January 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Christina, unfortunately it will depend on what unzip software is loaded on your machine so I can’t give specific instructions but if you doubleclick on the zip folder you should have an option at the top to extract all. Then from there you should be able to double click on an individual TTF or OTF file and install it. The Help at dafont is another place to check for OS-specific steps.

  • 47. bydeezyne  |  February 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    This is an incredible list. Thank you so much and thank you for your recent Podcast. Very informative. I just made a quicky St.Patricks Day standup card with your Collegiate Font. It could not be easier. Even for a newbie like me. Thank you.

  • 48. Letisha  |  February 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    i would love to know what font you used for your websites title, “clever someday…”! if you would share, that would be so great! Thanks!

    • 49. Kay  |  February 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      It is karabine available at

  • 50. Madison  |  May 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I have an older cricut and am trying to find a monogram font to use. I have found an inexpensive on from FontBros. Is FontBro compatible with Cricut machines?

    • 51. Kay  |  May 21, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      You are going to be limited to Cricut cartridges. Art Deco has a monogram font and there is also an Anna Griffin cartridge with Monograms.

  • 52. Jo Bunch  |  May 22, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Hi Kay, When I try download a free font from a font site , I sometimes I get just a sample. Am I doing something wrong? How do I get the whole font?
    Thank you for all you do to help us!

    • 53. Kay  |  May 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Some fonts are only demo versions and that is all you get for free :( You can check the character set at most sites before you download.

  • 54. Mini  |  June 23, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I can’t add a pin …coz there are no pictures on this page. Cud u pls add an image which I can pin. This is a great resource !

    • 55. Kay  |  June 23, 2015 at 10:39 am

      On my to-do list. Thanks!

  • 56. Kimberly  |  October 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Hi I’m hoping you can help me. I’ve watched your u tube video on fancy fonts with charter map. I’ve done everything to the T. But when I go to design space and add text then paste a msg comes up saying….. “This font could not be found on your computer a substitute has been used” but then I get nothing:(so I went ahead a clicked on the “edit” but it does nothing. I don’t even get the option to change the fonts.

    • 57. Kay  |  October 7, 2015 at 11:28 am

      Please see the answer near the bottom of this page under “I am having trouble …” The missing font change option continues to be a bug with Design Space that hopefully will be corrected soon. You might want to try a different browser.

  • 58. Stacy Oldenburg Photography  |  October 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Can you please tell me what font you used for the name at the top of the Arrow Crafter Font Character Key? It is so beautiful!!

    • 59. Kay  |  October 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Nickainley, free on dafont.

  • 60. tipidweller  |  November 6, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I have collected many hundreds of fonts for use on my Macs, and I like to have LOTS of them loaded. I’ve used a couple of font management programs over the years, but I haven’t installed one on my new, smaller Mac yet. Do you use any font management? If so, would you recommend it? Thanks – MacLinda

    • 61. Kay  |  November 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      I am currently just using Font Book.

  • 62. Dori  |  November 8, 2015 at 9:56 am

    I am having problems downloading your border bits and chevronizer from box. Would you have post with directions somewhere

    • 63. Kay  |  November 9, 2015 at 8:52 pm has been having technical difficulties. Please try again.

  • 64. Kathy Blair  |  December 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you for your kind and generous heart. You never cease to share what helps or benefits us! Bless you!!

  • 65. Jackie  |  January 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I don’t think this question has been asked yet so here goes. I downloaded your Arrow Crafter font this morning and have been playing around with it. I cannot seem to create the circle arrow or the curvy arrow. Can you maybe explain how to do that? Or maybe direct me to a tutorial or YouTube video that will show me how?

    • 66. Kay  |  January 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Jackie, I did answer this on the Arrow Crafter post, but I’ll repeat here. Arrow Crafter has extra characters (the ones without “stubs”) made for text on path, but you have to bring your own paths, because they can’t be included in a font on their own. There are many other dingbat fonts of pre-constructed arrows, and some of those have circular or curvy arrows, so I recommend those if you don’t have software that can easily draw curves.


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