Are you a little intimidated by your Cricut? Maybe you bought it, and now it is just sitting in the box, collecting dust. It has become another "piece of furniture" and you are starting to pile your other craft supplies on it. Like its just another craft table over there in the corner.
You aren't even sure where to start with it.
It's time to take that little bug out of its box and use it to make fun projects.
I know how overwhelming that expensive machine can be. Which makes it even more painful that its turned into a paperweight.
When you look at it, you should get all giddy and have an excited bubbly feeling in your belly.
Not a feeling of dread!
What You Need is The Cricut Design Space Guide and Cheatsheets to Help You...
What you need is someone to show you how to use the Cricut Design Space software.
Someone who will walk you through all the tools. An interpreter for the weird names that the techie people used for different functions.
You need someone who will show you the basics of Design Space (or a guide to print out and use as a manual).
That is how you start your first project. Craft supplies are precious. They are intended for something spectacular and when you think you might mess them up...you start hoarding them.
We are going to put them to good use.
The How to Use Cricut Design Space Guide includes over 65 full-color pages with easy step-by-step instructions for all the most popular tasks you can do in Cricut Design Space.
I Want to Make Beautiful Crafts...but I Don't Know How to Use the Software
This Guide Will Help You Get That Noisy Bug Out of Its Box!
Okay. Taking that amazing machine out of the box isn't really the hard part.
Putting it to work is the hard part. You know how to plug it in. Turn it on. Maybe even load the cutting mat.
But then what?
You need to tell that bug what to do. And to do that, you need to open up Cricut Design Space and navigate software that you are unfamiliar with.
You are probably asking yourself "why didn't Cricut include a manual for this expensive machine". Good question.
They do provide some support in their help section...but that is a pain when you are in the middle of working on a project or you are working offline.
The Cricut Design Space guide is step-by-step cheatsheets that you can look through quickly for reminders on how to use the software. It will be like having a Cricut tutor sitting next to you as you work.
Start with the Basics...
- How to take your Cricut out of the box and get it ready.
- How to download and install Cricut Design Space
- How to Open and Start a New Project
- How to Connect to Your Cricut via Bluetooth
- How to Attach
- How to Group and Ungroup
- How to Weld
- How to Slice
- How to Contour (Remove Parts)
And Then More Basics...
- How to Curve Text
- How to Align & Distribute Objects
- How to Change Letter Space
- How to Change the Font of Existing Text (new)
- How to Score with a Stylus or Wheel
- How to Reposition Items on Mat Preview
- How to Mirror for Iron-On Vinyl
- How to Use Templates
Then Learn More Advanced Techniques...
How to Use SnapMat to use paper scraps
- How to Save Work and View Saved Projects
- How to Share Links to Projects
- How to Link Cartridges
- How to Flatten
- How to Print Then Cut
- How to Upload Images
- How to Remove a Background from an Image
- How to Upload SVG Files (on your iPhone too)
- How to use free fonts that you found online (and on your iPhone too)
Print the whole book out and keep it by your Cricut for easy access.
Use it as your guide for all those beautiful projects that you have been wanting to try but were too scared to start.
You are easily going to create loads of craft projects, now that you have all the answers.
You can also access it on your tablet or phone. Does it get any better?
Being creative is something we are all born to do. Making something with your hands not only gives you a sense of pride...it makes you happy.
Way deep down.
In your soul.
I've been a crafter for over 20 years and equally addicted to technology and helping others figure out how to blend the two.
BONUS: Keyboard Shortcuts and Vinyl Cheat Sheets
You'll learn to use Cricut Design Space even faster with easy keyboard shortcuts. This bonus includes two versions. You can be a MAC or PC user and still be a Cricut star.
After you get those nailed, you can refer to your handy vinyl cheat sheet to see which vinyl you should be using on your next project (it's even cooler when you laminate it).