All in Design Space

What is Cricut Access and Do I Really Need It?

One of the most common questions I get asked is about Cricut Access. It can be a bit confusing, so today I am going to go over all of the options for Cricut Access and help you decide if you even need it at all.

Many years ago all of the Cricut Machines used cartridges. You had to buy a new one (usually about $30-$50) for each image set you wanted. One of the common frustrations was spending all that money when you may have only really wanted a handful of the images.

Fast forward to today. All of the Cricut Machines now use Design Space instead of cartridges. Besides being able to manipulate the images, one of the best features is that you can purchase images one at a time as you need them.

How to Curve Text in Cricut Design Space

The Cricut powers-that-be have finally delivered on a long time request from Design Space users. We can finally curve text within Cricut Design Space! **Happy dance** The best part is that it is so easy to do. Let's look at the new curve text feature and what you need to know to become a text curving pro!

How to Use the Custom Material Settings in Cricut Design Space 3

Did you know that your Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore can cut an insane variety of materials? The custom material settings in Design Space is something that you will need to be familiar with if you want to cut things that are different from the basic paper, cardstock, vinyl, etc. In this tutorial I will show you how to use the custom material settings when cutting with your Cricut Maker or Explore, as well as how to adjust the setting for different materials.

How to Add Fonts to Your IPad to Use in Design Space

I love to use my Design Space app to work on projects while "watching" tv with my husband in the evenings. One of the drawbacks is that the iPad (or IPhone) has very few system fonts that are good for die cutting. They are just your everyday plain Jane fonts. So...if you want to design with the font favorites like Samantha or Magnolia Sky, you have to find a way to add fonts to your iPad. Lucky for us, there's an app for that!

How to Weld in Cricut Design Space: Ipad Version

So you are finally ready to jump in to learning Cricut Design Space. **happy dance**

I know it can be overwhelming, but I am going to do my best to break it down for you easy peasy. One of the very first things you will probably want to learn in Cricut Design Space is how to "weld". Welding means that you are taking two separate images and "welding" them into one single image. This is especially used when you want to cut out a word but need it all connected. Here is how to weld in Cricut Design Space using the app on the ipad or phone.