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This the first video in a series on how to use Cricut Design Space for dummies (And no one is dumb, but we all feel that way when we start!)
When I got my first Cricut cutting machine I did a happy dance. A full on jump in the air singing kind of jig. Schoolgirl giddiness just oozed out of me.
Opening the box was like Christmas morning as a child for me. Seeing the beautiful machine for the first time and thoughts of all the t-shirts, signs, cards, and possibilities started whirling around in my head.
Are you asking yourself the same questions? Well, don’t panic, I’m here to help. I am starting a video series on how to actually use the Cricut Design Space software. (Spoiler!) If you don’t know how to use that well, you really can’t do much with the machine itself.
But first off, CONGRATS!! An electronic cutting machine is so worth it once you realize the magnitude of what this brilliant machine can do. I was determined not to let my machine collect dust and watched a ton on YouTube videos. Back then there wasn’t a whole lot because you could only use cartridges.
Gone are those days and thank goodness!! No longer are there limitations on what you can design and having to keep purchasing more and more cartridges. I can’t tell you how much money I spent on cartridges… sigh
Did you finally get a Cricut and now wonder how the heck to use it?? This the first video in a series on how to use Cricut Design Space for dummies (And none of us are dumb, but we all feel that way when we start!)
Cricut Design Space for Dummies: Starting with the Program
- Go to Cricut.com. On the top right corner of the screen click on DESIGN.
- Once you are in the design screen, you will be prompted to sign in. If you don’t already have an account, click CREATE A CRICUT ID.
- On the next screen, fill in your information. The email you enter will be your ID.
- Once you hit the green button, you will be taken into Cricut Design Space. This is where the magic happens! Make sure to bookmark this page to your toolbar so you can always find it easily.
Your home screen will not look exactly like mine. “My Projects” comes up first so every project I have has a picture to it. Yours will too once you start making projects.
I’ve Signed In, Now What??
I made an overview video to just get your feet wet and see what you can do in the Cricut Design Space software. There is so much to cover that each subsequent video will go more in-depth into each function.
Part 2: All Things Font in Cricut Design Space – watch this video to find out where to get free fonts, how to upload, how to attach cursive letters, and much more in this tutorial. (click on the purple title!)
Part 3: Accessing Extra Characters and Fonts to use in Cricut Design Space – learn how to easily access those secret glyphs to make your font stand out in CDS.
Part 4: How to Make a Split Letter Monogram in Cricut Design Space – learn how to make a unique way to monogram anything
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The video will play at the top or the side of this post. Make sure to turn on the volume to listen to it.
Again, this is just a small part of what you can do in Cricut Design Space. I didn’t want to overload you all at once. In the next tutorial, we will learn about all things Text and Fonts, including where I like to get my fonts from.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a creative day!