Someone on the Craft Edge Forum asked about journaling on a diecut shape and I suggesting running the diecut shape through the printer. I tried to put it into words but thought doing a visual tutorial would work better. Here are the steps:
STEP 1 - Cut the diecut shape on the Cricut.
STEP 2 - Create your type on your computer. In some programs you can even import an outline of the diecut shape so you can get the type to the right size.
STEP 3 - Printout the type and make sure it fits on the diecut shape.
STEP 4 - Positon the shape ontop of the printout. Tip: hold it up to a window or use a lightbox so you can see thru the diecut shape. Tape the diecut to the paper. I just one piece of tape to secure it.
STEP 5 - Run the paper back thru the printer and print the type again.
Hope that works for you!