Cricut Engraved Dog Tag Project

Level: Easy

What You'll Need:

Materials To Cut

Everything Else

  • StrongGrip Machine Mat - 12" x 12"
  • Engraving Tip + QuickSwap Housing
  • Masking Tape
  • Metal Hole Punch
  • Permanent Marker
  • Damp Cloth
  • Needle and Thread
  • Hat

Finished Size

Approximately 1.5/8" x 3/4" (4 cm x 2.5 cm)



Step 1 - If you want to alter the project, select Customise, then use the tools in the Edit panel to make changes before you cut.

Step 2 - To personalise the text of this project, use the text tool to select the text you want to change. It's recommended to use a multi-layer font and type in your desired letters then duplicate 4 times. Select all and use Align option to center. Use the Attach option to preserve the arrangement of text layers before


Step 1 - Use masking tape to securely attach the metal dog tag blank to the center of the StrongGrip mat, using the grid to align it, make sure to keep tape to the edges.

Step 2 - Use the Mat Preview screen to move the engraved image to the center position to match up where the blank is on the center of the mat. Engrave.

TIP: If using the IOS App, you can alternately use the SnapMat feature to position the design for your


Step 1 - Clean off debris from the metal dog tag with the masking tape or the damp

Step 2 - Use a permanent marker over the engraved area and wipe the excess away with the damp cloth for a more antique look.



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