With everything that has been going on, I’ve kind of been avoiding social media in my downtime. Instead, I’ve been playing video games, drawing and crafting a whole lot more.
One of my favourite things about crafting with my Cricut machines aside from all the materials you can use is the Cricut Access subscription, which is what I’m going to focus on for today’s post!
What is Cricut Access?
Okay, let’s start with the basics. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, Cricut Access is a subscription-based service through Design Space that gives you access to thousands of resources and Ready-to-Make projects.
Now that we have that out of the way, I’m going to dive into 5 reasons why I love using Cricut Access.
1. Fonts, fonts, fonts!
Fun fact: before starting my career in digital marketing, I was a graphic designer. As a student, typography was my favourite class and to this day I still am passionate about it. Naturally because of this one of my favourite things about Cricut Access is all the fonts! In addition to the regular Design Space fonts, Cricut Access members get access to over 400 additional beautiful fonts.
Above: DIY typographic socks made with the Cricut Maker and EasyPress 2
2. There are hundreds of images you can use for any occasion
Cricut Access members have access to over 100,000 images (and counting) for a variety of different uses and occasions. They range from simple images and shapes, to complex images and designs.
Meaning, you don’t have to be a designer or illustrator to create unique and professional projects with your Cricut machine – there are plenty of cute, creative and well-designed images just waiting to be used.
How cute is this “may contain wine” graphic that I found through Cricut Access? I used it to help add some personality to a wine tote as a hostess gift. (Complete with a bottle of wine, of course!)
Above: DIY wine tote bag and everything you need to know about Cricut Joy
3. Ready-to-Make projects
Just like with the images and shapes, there are thousands of “Ready-to-Make” projects available through your Cricut Access subscription.
What exactly is a Ready-to-Make project? They’re projects created by professional artists, and include everything from home décor to fashion to paper crafting. To make one of these projects, all you need to do is gather your supplies and go!
One of my favourite type of Ready-to-Make projects are the greeting cards available for Cricut Joy. It’s a simple as 3-steps and takes under 5 minutes to create, from start to finish.
Above: Easy DIY greeting card in under 5 minutes with Cricut Joy
4. There are new images, projects and fonts added every week
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, new images, fonts and projects added to Cricut Access every week! This is one of my favourite things about Cricut Access – there’s always something new, fresh and trendy waiting to be used in a project – you’ll ne
Above: DIY heart-sleeve elbow patch sweater in just 3-steps with Cricut
5. Cricut Access members get tons of perks!
True story. Cricut Access members get:
- 10% savings on all product purchases on cricut.com
- 10% savings on premium licensed fonts, images and ready-to-make projects from brands like Disney, Sanrio, Simplicity and Anna Griffin.
- Priority care member line (50% less wait time)
Above: personalized typographic bento boxes and lunch tote with Cricut Maker
If you’re a Premium Cricut Access member, you also get the added perks of free economy shipping on all orders over $50 and up to 50% savings on licensed fonts, images and ready-to-make projects.
This month (April, 2020 in case you’re a time traveller), Cricut Access also has a few extra perks, so it’s the perfect time to sign up if you’ve been thinking about trying it out and haven’t yet!
- Cricut Access subscribers get free shipping on all orders through to April 30, 2020
- A free Cricut Cutie with purchases over $100 of materials (after discounts and excluding bulk)
- Non-subscribers can purchase Cricut Access for $1 for the first 2 months (subscription renewed for $9.99 on the third month)
Still not sure? Below are some other projects I’ve made:
- DIY typographic customized notebook
- Super easy DIY geometrical water decanter
- Easy DIY geometrical coasters with Cricut
If you have any questions about the Cricut Access subscription, or as always any of the Cricut machines/materials feel free to reach out or drop them in the comments. Happy crafting!
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