Our 36 favorite Stencil fonts for Cricut (Free and 100% tested!)

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I’ve been working on some card designs where I want to just cut my lettering out instead of writing or using vinyl for my text. The solution? Stencil fonts!

Stencil fonts are perfect for easy cardmaking or for, y’know, actual stencils for making welcome mats or painting wood signs. This is my list of favorite stencil fonts for Cricut, and I’ve actually tested all of them. I’ve put them into 6 broad style categories: Cursive, Elegant, Retro, Bold, Serif, and Sans Serif.

script stencil fonts cut out of yellow cardstock, minimum 0.75" line height
Cursive
elegant stencil fonts, cut at a min 0.75" line height out of cardstock using a Cricut Maker 3
Elegant
retro stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" line height out of cardstock
Retro
classic bold stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" line height out of cardstock
Bold
serif stencil fonts, cut at min 0.75" line height out of green cardstock
Serif
sans serif stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" tall out of light blue cardstock
Sans Serif

Every font in this article:

  • is free for personal use (some are free for commercial use)
  • has at least a full alphabet for the free version
  • is shown cut out of 65lb or 80lb cardstock using the “Cardstock (for intricate cuts)” setting
  • is shown cut at a minimum 0.75″ line height (I recommend a minimum line height of at least 0.5″)

Not sure how to use free fonts in Design Space? Check out our guide to downloading and installing fonts (works for Windows and Mac).

Cursive

There aren’t a ton of good script stencil typefaces out there; even Cricut only has 2 (Alyssa Stencil Script and BFC Blue Sports Car Stencil). But I did find a few that I really liked and that cut very well. Use the Unite function in the Combine Tool menu to join your script before cutting (you can also Weld).

script stencil fonts cut out of yellow cardstock, minimum 0.75" line height
  • Energetic Script
    • an excellent free alternative to Alyssa Stencil Script
  • Hickery
    • the lower case o and a are not stencil letters – these will just be black holes if you don’t slice a small rectangle out of the outer edge
  • Menthox
  • Brannboll Stencil – another great Måns Grebäck font, the free version doesn’t come with any numbers, but it does come with a whole variety of baseball-style swashes you can add
Cricut insert card made using Energetic script and Hickery stencil scripts + unicorn stencil image cut out of pink cardstock with a holographic purple insert
cricut valentine insert card made using stencil heart image + Brannboll stencil script cut out of white cardstock with a pink glitter insert
Valentine’s Day card using Brannboll Stencil

birthday card using Energetic Script (top) and Hickery

Elegant

These aren’t scripts, but they are fancy and feminine. Perfect for lovely holiday cards or gift tags!

elegant stencil fonts, cut at a min 0.75" line height out of cardstock using a Cricut Maker 3
cricut insert christmas card made using stencil christmas tree + Albrega Changes elegant stencil font cut out of white cardstock with a holographic blue insert
cricut insert grad card made using image of graduates + Wangi and Densmore stencil fonts cut out of black cardstock with a light blue insert
Grad congratulations card using Wangi (“Congrats!”) and Densmore stencil fonts

Christmas card using Albrega Changes font

Retro

Funky 1970s, Art Deco, and sci-fi styles, these retro stencil typefaces are perfect for all kinds of cool cards, tags, t-shirts or signage.

retro stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" line height out of cardstock

Looking for an Old West stencil font? Try Maverick BE from our Halloween Fonts article.

cricut thank you card made using banana image + Sistemas stencil font cut out of blue cardstock on a yellow cardstock background
Thank you card made using Sistemas stencil font
cricut insert birthday card made using dinosaur image + Balladon retro stencil font cut out of dark blue cardstock with a neon green glitter insert
Birthday card made with Balladon retro font

Bold

Thick and classic, these stencil fonts are perfect for welcome mats, wooden signage, cargo containers, and making bold statements.

classic bold stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" line height out of cardstock

The most basic stencil font is one you already have on your computer: Stencil. Stencil is a system font included with both Windows and macOS. This classic typeface from 1937 can be used for army-style or warehouse labeling, although my favorite usage is this logo, designed in 1986 by BFA grad Chuck D:

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Serif

Classic and clean, these fonts are perfect for cards, tags, signs, or other projects.

serif stencil fonts, cut at min 0.75" line height out of green cardstock

Sans Serif

Last but not least, these sans serif fonts have plenty of style. Karla is a clean basic, SirinStencil has a 3D look, Kidros has a retro curve, and Hargetus is looking to the future.

sans serif stencil fonts cut at min 0.75" tall out of light blue cardstock

Projects for Stencil Fonts

One of my favorite ways to use stencil fonts with cardstock is making insert cards. They are simple to make and they don’t require glue. You can make a big batch for any occasion, or you can make them ahead to use throughout the year.

Here are a few Easter insert cards we’ve made with stencil fonts and images. You can check out our step-by-step tutorial and download the SVG files in the article.

photo showing completed cream and lilac colored Easter insert card with Spring is in the Air svg design
photo showing completed teal and yellow Easter insert card with daisy easter egg svg design

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