Cricut Access is a subscription plan that unlocks over 400 fonts and 100,000 images and cut-ready projects in Design Space. Cricut Access also gets you a 10% discount on all product purchases (even sale items) on Cricut's website, other exclusive discounts, cricut.com/setup and licensed products from the likes of Disney, Marvel, and Hello Kitty. Cricut Access even gets you Priority Member Care, with 50% less wait time. You can get all of the details here, but overall, it's an extensive service for those who use Design Space.
It's worth noting that you can't save your favorite Cricut Access designs and use them after your subscription runs out.
Design Space is software you use on your desktop or mobile device to create projects with your Cricut. Design Space is free to use, and it's not optional: it's the only way to operate a Cricut machine. You do not need Cricut Access in order to use it.
There are some limited free fonts, images, and ready-to-make projects already in Design Space that you can use without a Cricut Access subscription at all. You can upload free fonts and images from the internet and you can create your own.
What exactly does a Cricut do?
The machine connects to your computer or smart phone via bluetooth or with a cable if needed. You can then create your own designs or download designs. Cricut has software called 'Design Space' where you can edit and adapt designs before asking Cricut to cut them out.
You can upload your own designs too! Find out how to upload images to Cricut Design Space in this handy video tutorial.
When your design is ready you simply press a button and the Cricut has a small blade which moves around the material you are cutting following the lines of the design you have created or downloaded.
The material is secured via a 'sticky' mat so it doesn't move as the blade moves around allowing a perfectly clean cut.
Find out how to clean your cricut sticky mats so they last longer and can be used again and again in this great tutorial from Emma Jewell.
There are many, many wonderful YouTubers who have created great step by step videos for you to use! We asked Christy Cain a Cricut Expert from the USA to tell us why she uses Cricut machines. Also take a look at her great introductory video.
How to Create Cricut Login Account?
Create a new Cricut account and login to start the software for your Cricut machine –
- Head to cricut.com/setup website.
- Click Sign in.
- Select “Create a Cricut ID” tab.
- Fill up details including name, email address, password etc.
- Choose your country, i.e., the united states.
- Agree to terms of the Cricut.
- Click “Create an account” to end the process.
- Verify your account from the registered email to start Cricut Login.
Is Cricut Access Worth It?
For a few months now, I’ve been sharing with you some amazing Cricut crafts – some with free templates and some that use Cricut Access designs. It’s now time to answer the question that’s likely burning in many of your minds: is Cricut Access worth it? This post contains affiliate links.
Since talking about my love for my Cricut machine, a few friends and readers have purchased this handy dandy crafting machine. The most common question that I receive isn’t about cutting card stock or which vinyl to buy, but rather it’s, “Do I REALLY need Cricut Access?”
Cricut Access is a monthly subscription plan that gives users a wider range of images from which to choose when making a project. The subscription page boosts of “unlimited access to over 75,000 images, many Make It Now™ projects, and 400 fonts, ” but is it really worth the $7.99 a month price?
Is Cricut Design Space Free?
Update March 2021: cricut.com setup announced some major changes to Design Space that would affect all non-Cricut Access users, essentially forcing many to become Cricut Access members. Due to overwhelming feedback Cricut’s CEO announced on March 18, 2021 they retracted this change. “Right now, every member can upload an unlimited number of images and patterns to Design Space for free, and we have no intention to change this policy. ” Read on for the full details.
There’s a lot of confusion out there as to whether or not Cricut Design Space is actually free. People buy a new Cricut machine like the Cricut Maker (check out my Maker Review) or Cricut Explore Air 2, get a free Cricut Access trial, and later find out they need to pay money to keep using their designs. So how much does Cricut Design Space cost?
Cricut Design Space is the free software that is used to connect to any Cricut digital die cutting machine. It allows users to upload an unlimited number of designs and any type of file to the program for free. But some images and fonts present in Design Space must be purchased.
Cricut Access is a subscription based image and font library built into Design Space. New Cricut owners are given a free monthly trial with the purchase of their machine.
There are some free images and fonts available in Design Space. Many of the images and fonts available are included in Cricut Access but there are still some that need to be purchased seperately.
How to Make Money with a Cricut
Have you ever wondered if you can make money with a Cricut machine? The answer is a resounding YES, you most definitely can!
If you are thinking about purchasing a Cricut machine and would like to learn how to turn your machine into a profitable business, you’re in the right place! Today, we’re answering some of our most Frequently Asked questions about “How to Make Money with a Cricut.”
You will have the ability to make money with any of the different Cricut machines, but we’re focusing on how to make money with a Cricut Maker since it’s the most versatile of all the Cricut machines and will give you the widest array of options for creating income potential.
YES, absolutely! There are many, MANY ways in which you can use your Cricut machine to start a profitable business! From making and selling products to teaching classes and leading workshops, we’ll discuss a lot of different ways to make money with Cricut in this post for you!The Cricut Maker comes with a Fine-Point Blade and Rotary Blade which will allow you to cut a wide variety of materials including fabric, paper, vinyl, and iron-on material. If you want to greatly expand the capabilities of the machine, we recommend purchasing the Knife Blade and Engraving Tip.