Get into the Christmas spirit with this curated playlist hosted on Spotify.
This is the perfect soundtrack to your Christmas crafting and you’ll have it playing on a loop whilst the Cricut magic happens.
Here’s a small selection of what treats await:
There are more than 30 tunes in total, including Celeste’s soundtrack to this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert – A Little Love, and Cricut’s very own craft ambassador Zooey Deschanel’s duet with Leon Radbone – Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Pour a glass of mulled wine, warm cider or a cosy hot chocolate and get your Christmas craft on!
Make this Christmas more meaningful than ever with handmade gifts and home decor from the heart. From a show-stopping wreath to hang for years to come to yarn ornaments you can wrap with the little ones, find peace and joy in the making process, whichever project you pick.
Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
These simple yarn-wrapped ornaments will make a big impact on your tree, and they’re wonderfully easy for smaller helping hands to assemble.
Cut chipboard on the Cricut MakerTM and wrap with yarn glueing the ends in place. Add a yarn loop and hang on the tree. We chose a tree, star and reindeer but you can choose whatever shape you like.
Bring the fun, the festive, and some amazing flavour to the dinner table with tasty olive oil infusions adorned with custom labels.
Let the Cricut JoyTM draw and cut your labels. Add lemon, chilli peppers and garlic to oil bottles, and fill with olive oil. Carefully peel backer away from label and adhere to the bottle with even pressure.
There is crafting — and there are craft cocktails. This original gift kit blends them together, adding more magic to the art of mixology. It’s also a clever and fun way to bring friends together for a virtual cheers.
Use Cricut Joy to create labels for your cocktail ingredients and apply to the containers. Cut the box label and weed away excess vinyl. Use Transfer Tape to help apply the letters to the box. Add tissue paper to the box, fill the containers with the ingredients and place inside the box. Send to your Cricut Cocktail Club cohorts and enjoy a virtual get together.
Getting started with your Cricut machine shouldn’t feel daunting, here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your Cricut journey!
First of all, Download Cricut Design Space, and follow the steps to set up your machine. The screen will guide you through plugging in your new Cricut machine and will help you cut out your first image.
Once you have cut your first project, have a play with Design Space! Start with a simple vinyl decal or a cut-out image to create a card. You can use the spare materials that came in the box to get you started. Search in the image library for something that catches your eye, add it into the canvas, resize it to fit then click ‘make it’ to cut it out of your chosen material!
To start with, focus on one material, get to grips with that then everything will be simpler for you from there. This material could be vinyl or cardstock or even iron-on, whatever takes your fancy!
The free projects category is another great place to start. Each project has instructions for you to make it as is or click customise to open up the project in the canvas to be able to edit it. This is a great way to play around with a project without starting from a blank canvas.
There is lots of help available to you as you need it, here are some places to find it:
Join a Facebook group:
On Facebook, you will find lots of Cricut Facebook groups to join. As a beginner, these are a great place to get expert help and answers to all of your questions.
These groups are also a great place to make Cricut friends and join the Cricut community! You come across inspiration for your upcoming projects too. Search in a group for a topic, no doubt others will have asked similar questions before, or create a post asking for help – There are no silly questions; we’ve all been there!
Many groups have lives, workshops and online events to join in with, as well as units or files full of information to help you.
The following Facebook Groups are led by Cricut Product Experts (These are group admins who have been approved by Cricut):
Purchase your machine from John Lewis and you can get a free workshop. Simply click the link on the product page on the John Lewis web site, complete the form, send a copy of your proof of purchase and you’ll be sent a link to view the workshop. Follow along at your own pace, pause, replay and watch as many times as you want to.
Cricut Wednesdays at Hobbycraft:
On Wednesdays Hobbycraft run ‘Cricut Wednesday’, where you will find a resident Cricut expert answering Cricut questions on the Hobbycraft Facebook page and sometimes Instagram stories and you’ll discover takeovers from Cricut experts, video tutorials and inspirational projects too.
You’ll find Cricut experts instore and check out your local custom crafting store for a wide range of Cricut supplies.
Follow fellow Cricut lovers on Instagram too, search the hashtag #cricutcreated on Instagram to find Cricut content and inspiration created by Cricut users! You’ll see creators using their machines for everything from home décor, sewing, organisation, paper crafting, model making and more, so it won’t take long to find someone whose projects will inspire you.
Cricut YouTube channel:
The Cricut YouTube channel has hundreds of easy to follow videos, these are a helpful resource for beginners as you will find short videos with everything you need to know.
There are lots of free images available to you in Cricut Design Space! Here’s how to find, and make the most of, your free images in Cricut Design Space.
These images are available to you with or without a Cricut Access subscription. If you subscribe to Cricut Access, many more images will be available to you without an additional charge. Alternatively you can purchase images and fonts individually. Once you have purchased an image individually it remains on your profile, free to use on any future project. Cricut Access images are only free to use whilst you have an active Cricut Access subscription.
How to find free images
Open up a new project, then head to images in Cricut Design Space. You’ll find this in the left-hand bar in the Desktop version or in the tool bar at the bottom of your screen on the app.
Free this week, is the first place to browse free images. Each week Cricut make around 1,000 images in Design Space free for the week.
You can find these under Highlighted Categories. Click on Free this Week, to discover the selection of images that have been chosen for that period. Remember that if you use these images in projects after the free week is up, you may be charged.
Another place to find all free images is to head to the All Images screen and then click the green Browse All Images link. Use the filter function to apply a filter to Free under the Ownership heading. This will narrow your search to only images that are free. You will find this in the side bar on desktop. To access the filters on the app, click the funnel icon to bring up the filter menu.
You can also find free images in Shapes; the Shapes panel is a great place to find free quick and simple shapes and lines for your projects. Click Shapes, to bring up a menu of simple shapes, then click on the shape you would like to add it into your canvas. These shapes are always free to use.
How to find free projects
As well as free images, there are also free projects. Again these can change so you may be charged for a project you have previously cut for free.
In Design Space filter the Ready to Make project category to Free.
Enjoy using your free images for all of your Cricut makes!
Designed especially for the Cricut Joy™ machine, this new companion app makes popular DIY projects quicker and easier than ever. Think simple, single-material projects like cards, labels, stickers, and iron-on transfers – fun, functional projects that take 15 minutes or less.
Cricut Joy owners who want a radically simplified making experience for some of the most popular DIY projects will love the Cricut Joy app. With a guided design experience and simple controls, you can make cards, custom labels, stickers, and much more in just a few taps. Design SpaceTM is still your go-to for advanced design features or to create with multiple materials and layers.
The Cricut Joy app is free to download, and for a limited time, all fonts and images in the Cricut Joy app are free to use.
What can you make?
Create the perfect card at a moment’s notice. Choose a design and play with contrasting colours to make it special. Then tell Cricut Joy to make it!
Make labels for spice jars, a kitchen cupboards, school supplies, office, and more. Just select one of the professionally-designed label styles, size it, add text, choose a font and colour, then prompt your Cricut Joy to cut or draw.
Vinyl Stickers & Decals
Decorate water bottles, notebooks, electronics, windows, walls…you name it. Choose from a library of ready-to-use images, prompt your Cricut Joy to cut your design, then peel and stick! It’s that easy.
Iron-On & Infusible InkTM Heat Transfers
Design your own t-shirts, tote bags, or whatever you dream up. Find an image, type out text or create a design that uses both. Prompt Cricut Joy to cut or draw, then follow the instructions to complete the heat transfer.
Make simple but spectacular gift tags, cupcake toppers, party place cards, and more. Design, cut, and assemble in just a few steps.
Cricut Joy app top FAQs
Will Cricut Joy still work with Design Space?
Yes! Design Space is still your go-to for more complex projects that use multiple layers, colours, and/or materials.
Can I use Cricut Joy app to make Cricut Insert Cards?
Yes! Download the app and try it now.
Is Cricut Joy app available in multiple languages?
At this time, Cricut Joy app is available in English only.
Will Cricut Joy app be available for Android?
At this time, Cricut Joy app is only available for iOS. It will be available for Android in the near future.
Can I upload my own images or fonts?
Currently you cannot upload your own images and fonts to Cricut Joy app. To upload and create with your own images, use Design Space.
What kinds of content will I find in Cricut Joy app?
All single layer Cricut Access content is available in Cricut Joy app. Single layer content is cut from a single sheet of material. You’ll also have access to a large library of fonts, including a selection of compatible iOS fonts from your iPhone.
Can I save projects in Cricut Joy app?
Cricut Joy app will auto-save projects as you design them. Whenever you exit a project, you will get a prompt to save the project to My Stuff. Access your saved projects from Home > My Stuff.
Can I access my Design Space projects in Cricut Joy app and vice versa?
No. Design Space and the Cricut Joy app are separate and distinct experiences. You cannot save a project in one and access it from the other.
Can I make projects with multiple layers in the Cricut Joy app?
Cricut Joy app is for single-layer/single-material designs. For more complex projects that require multiple layers, colours, and/or materials, use Design Space.
Can I share my projects with other members of the Cricut community?
Currently, you cannot share projects in Cricut Joy app.
New to Cricut?
Welcome! To use this companion Cricut Joy app, first activate your new machine at cricut.com/setup. Then, head over to the Apple App Store and download Cricut Joy app.
Where do I download Cricut Joy app?
You can download the app onto your iOS device HERE.
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