Here are some notes from the night…not everyone that attended had a Cricut
Open the box and get started! Go to Cricut.com to register and get started (you can even do this if you do not own a Cricut and want a friend to cut something out for ya) – you just need to set up an email with a password and…done! The device can plug into a laptop or a computer or can be wireless. (so super easy/no installation!)
When you go to Cricut.com design space – here’s what you can do:
- pick a design that is already made – they have cards, coasters, signs, t-shirt graphics, etc & there are videos you can watch to see how the craft is made OR
- create your own project design
We made a card with the design already made to get the idea…
then we cut out all the layered colors with the machine
Then everyone got to design their own vinyl to cut out and then transfer on a small chalkboard…
She traced her design then cut it out…
She used transfer paper to transfer the image using the scraper as well.
other designs of the night…
fonts: Samantha & Kyden
Tips of the night…
- you take out your blade to place the scoring tool in when you are making a card
- there is a cleaner at the dollar store to clean your mat – you spray it on, it loosens all the debris & the mat is sticky again!
- Cricut Access subscribers pay around $9.99/month to have access to a lot of clip art & fonts (not necessary but fun!)
- Cartridges are a group of clip art that is related that is usually a better deal than paying for each clip art
- you can take any image on google, etc – save it – then take it into design space to trace it
Design Space is an online software so you can access your projects from any computer…
So…we had a great time & there’s a lot of tricks to learn within Design Space if you are ever interested…
I hope you learned a little about the Cricut!