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Using your Cricur cutting machine - A complete guide

Using Your Cricut Cutting Machine: A Complete Guide

Your Cricut electronic cutting machine is used for several purposes, including intricate cuts for vinyl, cutting fabric, cardstock, and more. This machine can be a game-changer for your digital crafting projects if you’re a designer, crafter, or creative. Many small business owners have found it to be of great benefit to their orders. Easy to use with professional results, this is a worthwhile investment.

Using Your Cricut Cutting Machine: A Complete Guide 1

Whether you’re a beginner or have tons of experience in digital crafting, our quick guide will point you in the right direction on how to use the Cricut cutting machine for your projects.

The Cricut Cutting Machine Is Available in Different Models

You can use Cricut to customize stickers, cards, mugs, T-shirts, and many other items. The machine cuts several materials, providing endless opportunities for personal or commercial crafting projects. Several Cricut models are available, but they all for under one of three broad categories:

Cricut Joy -This is the entry-level Cricut cutting machine. It’s the smallest and most affordable. It cuts over 50 materials, including vinyl, sticker paper, pre-scored cards, iron-on, etc.

Cricut Explore - These are the mid-range models. They’re the most popular because they offer the best balance between price and features. They cut more than 100 materials, ranging from common to specialty materials.

Cricut Maker - These are the flagship Cricut machines. They’re the priciest and cut over 300 materials, including everything the Cricut Explore machines cut, as well as balsa wood, leather, fabric, etc.

Cricut Design Space, Cricut Fonts, and SVG Files

To make exceptional personalized gifts, cards, stickers, and more, you need to upload your SVG cut files or projects to Cricut Design Space first. The software is free to use and you can use your own purchased fonts. Font Bundles is the preferred source of Cricut fonts for many designers, crafters, and creatives.

Better yet, why not check out the FREE Cricut Fonts? Download instantly and use immediately with commercial and personal use licenses.

Besides using Cricut fonts, you also work with graphics in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. This allows you to easily cut vinyl projects with your cutting machine like a cute Winter Snowman pillowcase.

Make a Winter Snowman Pillowcase

You can use pre-loaded cut settings or edit the default cut settings to suit your needs.

Expand your Knowledge and Skills in Cricut Design Space

Whether you’re a small business owner, crafter, creator, or educator, you can find a vast selection on Design Bundles to help you create fantastic Cricut projects with your Cricut cutting machine. Expand your skills by learning how to Print then Cut for customized stickers, product packaging, or business branding.

Did you know that you can create simple designs on the go? With the Design Space mobile app, you can use the actions tools to quickly and easily create basic SVG cut files.

These are just some of the insightful Cricut tutorials you will find in Design School. Design Bundles created this platform to facilitate learning how to use your machine and purchased files. Go from beginner to advanced with over 100 FREE tutorials!

Your Cricut cutting machine is your ticket to a world of creative imagination. Looking for ideas? Crystal has put together a visual guide on what you can do and more.

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