What is Cricut?

Cricut makes smart cutting machines that work with computer software to create digitally-designed craft projects. You can make custom cards out of cardstock, use vinyl to personalize your tumbler, journal, car, or even design a t-shirt or canvas bag.

MCLS has a variety of models to use at the library, available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Blake Library - Cricut Maker 3
  • Hobe Sound Public Library - Cricut Joy
  • Hoke Library - Cricut Maker with EasyPress 2
  • Robert Morgade Library - Cricut Maker

How to get started

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  • Download Cricut Design Space (software or app) and create a free account
  • Choose a project. Get inspired by searching the web or visiting the Cricut Blog for ideas.
  • Gather your materials and supplies

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Cricut Design Space is free, fun, and easy-to-use. Beginners can keep it simple while Intermediate and Advanced users have the tools they need for professional-level designs and projects. 

If you're a beginner, use these tutorials to get started: 

The library offers one-on-one introductory Cricut Design Space lessons by request. Please contact us to schedule a lesson. 

In addition to their YouTube channel, Cricut offers a variety of online resources. 

You can also search the Library's catalog to find books and online classes from Creativebug. Both free with your library card. 

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The great thing about Cricut is that you can create your project from the comfort of your home, then visit the library when you're ready to cut!

See library hours and locations here!

When you visit the library, see the Information Desk. We will use your library card to check-out the Cricut supplies and accessories. You can log into your own Cricut Design Space from our dedicated Cricut computer. 

The library has cutting mats and some materials available for you to use including cardstock, vinyl, and vinyl transfer paper. You're also welcome to bring your own supplies!

To understand how materials and mats get loaded into the Cricut, you can review these tutorials: