The box is under the tree, and you can’t wait to get your hands on it. Here are some things you can do to make sure you start off with success.
1. Watch the Official Cricut videos. They are professionally done, and will save you a lot of confusion later.
2. (Windows only) Optimize your computer system for best performance. IT guru Troy Young has a great video to help you with this.
3. Download and install Cricut Design Space. Go ahead and start familiarizing yourself with the software so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running when the box is opened.
4. Begin collecting free files, but I recommend only stockpiling the ones that scroll off after a specific time period. Many more freebies can be found and downloaded any time you need them.
Here are five of my favorite time-sensitive freebie sites (SVGs for cutting or PNG format for print then cut):
- Miss Kate Cuttables free SVG every day
- Daily Art Hub free SVG set every day
- Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons free SVG every Friday
- Kadoodlebug Designs free SVG every Monday
- MyScrapChick subscribe for a free SVG every Friday
Haven’t decided which machine is right for you yet?
Check out my Cricut Explore vs. Silhouette Cameo analysis here.