What if Pinterest had a baby with a magical website that does all your crafting? Well, Cricut Design Space, also known as Cricut Access, turns this dream into a pleasant reality. It’s an online program that allows you to skim through pages of predesigned projects and craft yours on a PC or mobile device.
Cricut Access houses more than 400 fonts, 800 predesigned ‘Make It Now’ projects, and 75,000 images. It also grants you free rein to upload your SVG and JPEG files and utilize your fonts. In this guide, you’ll learn the nitty-gritty of how much this workhorse costs, and more.
How Much Does Cricut Design Space Cost?
Here’s a breakdown of the different levels to choose from. And you can pay for each level on a monthly or annual subscription, with the latter having a lower rate over monthly payments.
Pay $9.99 to access exclusive designs, more than 400 fonts that can instantly be used with your Cricut machine, over 30,000 images, and a 10% discount on all licensed fonts. Moreover, ready-to-make projects and the Priority Member care for faster efficient assistance are right at your disposal.
It’s the same as the monthly membership, with the only difference being that it’s paid yearly at a discounted rate. So, at $95.88, the Annual subscription grants you access to the Priority Member care line for better support, more than 400 fonts, and unlimited use of over 30,000 Cricut images. Users also delight in exclusive designs, a 10% discount on all licensed images, ready-to-make projects, and fonts.
Billed annually at $119.88, it’s the highest tier of Cricut Design space available. With a premium subscription, you can access the Priority Membership care line when need-be, unlimited use of more than 30,000 Cricut images, and over 400 fonts. Users also gain access to exclusive designs, 10%, and 50% discount on licensed and designer ready-to-make projects, fonts, and images.
Is Cricut Design Space Worth It?
In a nutshell, yes! We’ve rounded up a few reasons why.
- You access more than 100,000 images at a fairly low cost. And, images are added weekly
- Members get priority support over non-subscribers
- Tax deduction for craft business owners
- Efficient crafting as there’s no need to shop, search for free items, or make it yourself
- Exclusive product offers
Cricut Design Space FAQ
We’ve rounded up concise answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Do you need creativity to use Cricut Design Space?
No! You don’t need to get your creative juices flowing. You can replicate any of the over 75,000 projects from the Design Space library and blow your family and friends away without the hassle of crafting something from scratch.
With a Cricut Access subscription, you can include a barrage of these projects or purchase them individually. Upon finding a project that tickles your fancy, you can create it via the exact materials depicted or customize them to your preference.
How do you know the blade to use with your Cricut Maker?
The Maker’s adaptive tool system is compatible with different types of blades ranging from knife, standard, scoring wheel, deep cut, and rotary, to fabric. So, upon selecting your material, Design Space informs you on the blade to insert and where to insert it (A or B holder).
Which blade pressure, setting, and speed, should you use with your Cricut machine?
Regardless of what you make with the machine, the settings in Design Space are perfect. Simply select the material, and it’ll do the rest.
Is Design Space only suitable for cutting projects?
No! For those with rough handwriting that gets in the way of addressing an envelope, Design Space is their knight in shining armor. Its versatile nature allows you to write.
Are projects time-consuming?
While you can craft incredibly detailed projects, Design Space is a lifesaver when you want to make something in a jiffy. For instance, you can measure an envelope, type the text you need, and voila, you’re good to go! The text will be perfect, thus making the accompanying gift more heartfelt.
Is there a difference between Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access?
Yes! Design Space is a program that comes in handy for crafting a myriad of projects. Access is a membership that allows you to enjoy additional designs and other perks within Design Space.
How do you know if an item is inclusive of your Cricut Design Space membership?
If a font, image, or project comes with your respective subscription, it will have a green ‘a’ at the top corner. You’ll see the green banner irrespective of whether you have a Cricut Access account. It’ll indicate ‘subscribed’, which implies that you can use it without any additional charge. But, if you don’t have an Access account, you can still buy the designs but at a separate cost.
Can you use your fonts in Design Space?
Yes! If you’ve owned one of the original Cricut makers, remember to buy cartridges embedded with designs and fonts. While they’re easily accessible, you can add a flair of uniqueness by using your fonts and images at no additional cost. Click on the ‘system’ to view the fonts installed on your device. Moreover, there’s a filter icon that’s a lifesaver if you require a font that’ll work perfectly for cutting or writing projects.
What happens if your Design Space subscription expires?
Upon membership expiry, you can no longer access the exclusive Cricut Access images and projects in your account. But, previously purchased designs are yours to keep. Nonetheless, you can automatically renew your subscription or cancel it as you deem fit.
To Wrap It Up
If you’re the proud owner of a Cricut machine, then a Design Space membership is the only way to go. After all, you shelled out hundreds of bucks on an amazing device, so you’d better make full use of it.
Don’t let it sit in a corner and gather dust. With your subscription, you’ll find images you never thought existed, and you’ll have a blast using them in creative ways. So, put that bad boy to work today!
Have you tried any of the subscription plans? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.