So You Got a Cricut... Now WHAT?

Updated: Dec 26, 2020




In this post some friends and I are going to;


  1. Walk you through the scary part of opening your box

  2. Give you QUICK tips that will help move you along quicker

  3. Show you around Design Space and other places to Design (We will upload a fun image together and even make the project.

  4. Make a Basic Vinyl Project with a beginner

With the help of my friends I have shared some of my favorite tutorials with you. Follow this post and by the end you'll be an official Cricut beginner!


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1. Let's open that box!


CRICUT EXPLORE AIR 2 (Ft. The Foiled Plan)


MAKER (Ft. Sweet Red Poppy)



2. Quick Tips

1.

Don't google how to use your Cricut yet (Start with this post, you WILL get overwhelmed)


2.

Start with a paper project to learn how to use the machine and accessories.


3.

DON'T Buy all the products! We will introduce you to the best cutting products and where to buy them.


4.

Play around with Design space before you get your Cricut. Design is where you will spend MOST of your time, since the machine is really easy to navigate.


5.

Join AUNTIE TAY'S Membership for TONS of designs and templates that are ready to go to save time on crafting, and money on cutting supplies.



3. Designing


Design Space Overview




How to upload an Image




Design Space is Cricut's Program that sends your digital designs to the machine.


You will need to know how to use DesignSpace with your Cricut BUT you don't need to know how to design with it if you are familiar with other design programs.


My favorite places to design are

CANVA.COM

Silhouette Studio

PicMonkey

Illustrator

Other people like: Inkscape (I have never tried it)


You can upload SVGS, PNGS, and JPEGS to design space.



4. LET'S DO A PROJECT


Here is a great video everyone loves of me and Dustin :) Enjoy


5. My Favorite Instructors


The Craft Scraps (Slow easy basic tutorials)

Mr. Crafty Pants (Slow easy, Design Space Tutorials)




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