If you ended up here you probaby have caught yourself asking this question...
When you purchased your Cricut you were likely crazy excited to get started. But when you started looking at the software and machine as a beginner, that excitement probably gave way pretty quickly to feeling overwhelmed, a little frustrated (or a lot) and a series of mounting questions.
Maybe you even completed a couple simple projects, but still don't feel confident when you sit down to craft.
Are you tired of...
You might have this if you purchased a Cricut and then tried to start using it to create projects BEFORE learning how to use all the software and functions.
Side effects of this syndrome include: Frustration, feeling overwhelmed, wasted time, wasted expensive materials, buying each design file, googling answers to all your questions and one an unhappy crafter. Chronic condition may even cause the crafter to feel like giving up or feeling like this just isn’t possible for them.
The 3 Common Mistakes That Are Costing You Big Time
The proven Cricut and craft skill building system that GUARANTEES to transform you into a confident Cricut master and custom craft designer.
You could probably manage to eventually figure out your Cricut and Design Space software on your own; but you will spend 10x more EFFORT, TIME AND MONEY getting there, not to mention the constant road block of feeling overwhelmed.
You bought a Cricut to make amazing personalized handcrafted projects right?
But you can’t make one-of-a-kind crafts if you don’t know your equipment. No matter what you are envisioning, you want to be sure of how to get from point A to point B during any project.
And you don’t want to waste the money you spent on your machine by not using it!
Starting at step one, MASTER, which means learning equipment and properly setting up your machine is essential to your confidence and success!
After you feel confident with your equipment, your next move needs to be to learn how to dominate the Design Space interface. This is where many crafters either get Cricut paralysis or start a craft project right away and stumble around inside of Design Space confused and lost.
As a result, this usually leads to a lot of Googling for answers, which sometimes helps and other times increases the frustration and confusion.
This is where you will create a bulletproof foundation inside of Design Space BEFORE jumping into projects, which will save you loads of wasted time and materials!
Everything from changing line types, welding text, curving text, layers images, understanding Design Space terms, fonts, pens, cut screen setting and more is taught so you will never again wonder what a function inside of Design Space does!
One of the best ways to master your Cricut and build your craft skills is to practice new activities through a series of graduating skills.
I will introduce you to the most sought-after materials and how to use them with your Cricut through a series of craft exercises that will have you soaring with crafty confidence in no time.
What’s better? The next time you see an image of something you want to create yourself, you will feel confident in the steps to make it!
Whether you are a teacher who has 20 some things to make for your students, a Mom crafting for little ones, a hobbyist who shares their crafts with family and friends or a craft business owner who receives custom requests; everyone needs to build their creative skills through a variety of craft exercise projects.
The key is to only complete this second step, a variety of craft project exercises, once mastering Design Space is complete.
Learning how to design your own custom images for crafting will give you more creative freedom than 90% of fellow crafters out there.
Designing craft files for yourself will enable you to customize ANYTHING to your exact vision without settling.
Better yet, creating your own designs doesn’t have to be rocket science. It doesn’t have to take months or years of knowledge. And it doesn’t have to require costly overwhelming software.
Once you understand the beginner friendly graphic software, which I walk you through step by step, it can be as easy as sitting down, opening your laptop, drawing something unique and personalized to your creative style!
The result? You will be able to save a lot of money because you are not always relying on the file designs of others, whether this be paying for them or taking the time to search for freebies.
Unit 1: Welcome to the Magical World of Cricut 1.1 Cricut machine set up 1.2 Cricut machine tour 1.3 Cricut machine accessories and tools 1.4 How to clean your tools and mats 1.5 Craft material resource list 1.7 Setting up the bluetooth connection to your Cricut machine
Unit 2: Dominate Design Space 2.1 Download and set up Design Space 2.2 Design Space terminology 2.3 Machine set up and first cut 2.4 Overview of Design Space 2.5 Guide to using practice files 2.6 Accessing Cricut images and uploading an SVG 2.7 Slice, Weld, Contour and Attach functions 2.8 Fonts and pens 2.9 Align and Distribute 2.10 Cut screen and material settings
Unit 3: Craftercise Projects 3.1 Guide to this unit 3.2 Blanks/supplies for projects 3.3 Paper craft projects (4 exercises) 3.4 Writing craft projects (2 exercises) 3.5 Vinyl craft projects (5 exercises) 3.6 Fabric craft projects (3 exercises) 3.7 Wood craft projects (2 exercises)
Unit 4: Design for Yourself 4.1 Intro to vectors 4.2 Downloading your free software (PC and Mac Users) 4.3 Intro to the Inkscape 4.4 Working with shapes and text 4.5 Tracing images (auto trace and hand tracing) 4.6 Design exercise - Split monogram 4.7 Design exercise - Flower templates (3 exercises) 4.8 Design exercise - Elegant card 4.9 Design exercise - Text SVGs (5 exercises) 4.10 Design exercise - Layered SVG images 4.11 Design exercise - Clipping images & patterns (4 exercises) 4.12 Design exercise - Drawing 3D crafts (4 exercises) 4.13 Saving/exporting your files
Unit 5: BONUSES! 5.1 Facebook support group ($500 value) 5.2 The Art of Giant Paper Flowers Ebook ($75 value) 5.3 Craft file vault ($800 value) 5.4 The golden list of Cricut craft supplies and materials ($100)
5.5 Craft seller's guide ($500 value) 5.6 100+ Cricut crafts you can make or sell ($200)
You should never feel rushed when learning something new. Take as long as you wish to go through the course and come back to review the material as often as you like!
I have expanded my projects like never before
Jackie says... "Learning new craft skills was so fun. I have expanded my projects like never before. I even have friends and family asking me to make things all the time and I love it! I think I may even start a small business soon!"
I love her style of teaching
Nathalie says... "I love her style of teaching. So many tutorials out there tell you about an important function but don’t SHOW you how to use it with real hands on projects."
I now have the skills to create anything I can imagine!
Liz says... "To be completely honest, I was convinced I was not going to be able to design my own SVG files. To my surprise it was way easier then I thought and now I have the skills to create anything I can imagine!"
I highly recommend this course
Wendy says... "I have enjoyed this course so much. I love the video tutorials. Abbi breaks these down in easy to understand lessons. I highly recommend this course to any Cricut newbie or someone wanting to design their own craft files!"
“If you feel anything less than excited when you sit down to craft with your Cricut then you probably have not taken the time to master the core concepts that make it worth owning. Don’t throw away the money you spent on the machine or the creativity waiting for you!”
Hey there! I'm Abbi - they call me the Cricut Fairy!
I used to be just like you...
We all wish that we ALREADY had the knowledge and knew how to use our Cricut and draw our own craft files from day one – after all, we are so excited to get started. But the only way to get there is to take a pause here today and resolve to take the proper instruction that will get us where we want to be.
The truth is all those crafters out there who look like they are zipping through craft after craft are only doing this because they are 100% confident in their equipment and know how to make exactly what they need for themselves without question during the process.
Those crafters took the time to learn.
I don’t want you to throw away the money you spent on your Cricut or waste expensive materials through trial and error. And I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed and frustrated.
Instead I want you to thank yourself for the decision you made today. Because in as little as 30 days from now you could be doing things you didn’t think are possible at this moment in time!
Q: Can I use my iPhone or iPad for this course?
A: No, unfortunately this course requires a basic laptop or desktop computer. Please do NOT purchase this course if you do not own or plan to own a computer.
Q: Which Cricut machine will this course work with?
A: This course is compatible with Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air, Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker machines.
Q: Will I have to buy expensive graphic software to design my own SVG cut files?
A: Nope! The software I use to teach you how to design your own SVG cut files is completely FREE and you will have access to it inside the program!
Q: How long do I have access to the course?
A: FOREVER! You will always have access to your course materials. And if there is ever any major updates with Cricut Design Space I will also update the course, so you can learn the new adjustments!
Q: Do they need internet connection?
A: Yes, internet connection will be required to access the free Design Space software online.
Q: I am somewhat familiar with my Cricut. Will this course still have value to me?
A: Yes! Unless you consider yourself a Cricut expert and have a full knowledge of designing your own SVG files, there is definitely something for everyone!
Q: Is this just for craft business owners or hobbyists too?
A: BOTH! Whether you are a crafter for fun or business you will be given a world of knowledge at your fingertips to unleash your creative potential like never before!
Q: Do you offer a payment plan?
A: YES! You can break up the cost over 3 payments of $94 each or pay in full one time at $247. Payments will be taken on the same day each month, starting with your first payment date.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: We have a 30 day refund policy. If you honestly learned nothing new inside this course and can show me you put the work in with 5 projects within 30 days I will refund your money in full.
This course is created by Abbi Kirsten and is base on the Abbi Kirsten Collections brand knowledge, projects, and opinions. This course is not endorsed by, owned by, directly affiliated with, authorized, or sponsored by Cricut, Inc. All Cricut and Design Space products and company names are the registered trademarks of their original owners. The use of these trademarked names are for description and reference only. In no way does the reference of the Cricut brand imply any association with the trademark holder or their product brand.