Cricut Machine Setup & Design Space [Beginner's Guide]

  • Posted by:Drake shawn

If you're a creative person who loves making things with your own two hands, then you will indeed enjoy the Cricut machine. Whether you're into scrapbooking, card making, or home decor, a Cricut machine can help you take your DIY art to the next level. But before you start creating amazing projects with it, you'll need to set it up.

This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up your Cricut machine using the link. You will also learn about the Cricut Design Space, so you can start creating beautiful projects in no time.

Cricut: Company Overview

Cricut is a company that specializes in manufacturing cutting machines for DIY projects. Founded in 2003, Cricut has become a household name for creative individuals who love to make things with their own hands. From scrapbooking to home décor, Cricut machines can help you with virtually all kinds of art that, include cutting and printing. With a wide range of products, Cricut caters to a large audience of enthusiasts who want to unleash their creativity.

Cricut Design Space Overview

Cricut Design Space is the software you get with every Cricut machine. It is a cloud-based program that allows you to design, edit and cut projects on your Cricut machine. With a vast library of designs and templates, Cricut Design Space is an excellent tool for anyone who wants to get creative with the machine. You no longer have to install multiple software for designing and editing your designs. All can be done on this powerful program. The software is user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for anyone to start creating projects. It won't matter who you are, a beginner? A seasoned crafter, Cricut Design Space can help you with your design needs with ease. 

Features of Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design Space is a feature-rich software; What made us say so? Well, here are some of the features for you to look at and find the same by yourself. 

Design Library

You get Cricut Design, an extensive design library. The library offers a wide selection of designs (templates), from simple to refined; You can pick any (depending upon your subscription) and get started. On top of that, the design library is easy to browse through, and you will, most of the time, easily find something that resonates with your imagination.  

Custom Design Creation

You are not limited to templates only; with Design Space creating custom designs is possible and easy. Just pick up a blank canvas or a template and start customizing as per your needs. You will find tools such as the pen tool, shape tool, and text tool, in case you are wondering what options I have for editing. 

Cutting and Printing

With Design Space, you can clearly define what needs to go and what should stay. This provides you with precise cutting capabilities, ensuring that your design comes out exactly as you intended. And printing, how can we forget that? You can also print your designs onto various materials right from the application itself. 

Material Compatibility

"Well, what can I cut?" – A lot of stuff! Cricut Design Space is compatible with a wide number of materials. From vinyl, cardstocks, and fabrics to all the way to balsa wood – all are taken care of. You can also adjust your cutting settings to suit the specific material you're using. This makes sure the machine uses the best it has to offer to a particular material. 

User-Friendly Interface

"A tool is a waste if an intended user can't figure the workings of it out all by himself" – Definitely not Bill Gates.

However, this is not the case with Cricut Design Space. Its user-friendly interface is so user-friendly that even a newbie can get in and start producing some serious stuff. You will easily find what you are looking for every time.

With these features, it's clear that Cricut Design Space is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to get creative with their Cricut machine. But for that to be possible, you will have to set the machine up in the first place. You are not alone in this one as well; let's do it together. 

Setting Up Your Cricut Machine

The only thing you need for this to work is the Cricut Machine itself. Did we say just one thing? No, not one, but two; the second one is curiosity. 

  • Start with Unboxing your machine, and make sure you do it gently.
  • Inspect the machine and see if it looks fine; look for damages and all. 
  • Once all set, connect the power cord to your machine and into the outlet. 
  • Turn on the Cricut machine.
  • Using a USB cable, connect your machine to a computer. This computer will be used to install the Design Space using the official link. 

Registering Your Cricut Machine

Once you have your Cricut machine up, you'll need to register it in order to create stuff. Here's how you would do so. 

  • Go to the Cricut website by clicking on the link below.

  • Now, tap the "sign in button" on the top right corner.
  • You will now see a page to enter your login info. Click "Create Cricut ID," enter your info and get in. 
  • Once in, you will need to answer a few questions regarding your machine, do so, and you will be done in no time.
  • Now you are ready to install the Cricut Design Space. 

Getting Started With Cricut Design Space

Now that your Cricut machine is registered, it's time for the Cricut Design Space. Here's what you can do. 

  • Head over to the link below.

  • Choose your machine, and hit the download button hard. 
  • That should initiate the download process; If that doesn't, maybe the thrust wasn't strong enough. Do it again. If it's still down, check your internet and retry. 
  • Now, open the downloaded file and do what it says, don't worry. Your PC will be just fine. 
  • And that should install the Cricut Design Space on your PC. 

What next? It's intuitive crafting!

We hope this blog helped you with setting up your Cricut Machine and getting the Design Space ready with If it indeed did, then check out some other stuff we have for you.