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Cricut Design Studio Software is a Paper Saver

You have a Cricut cutting machine (the Original Cricut, Cricut Expression, or Cricut Create). After playing with it for awhile, and wasting a lot of paper with all of your errors, you see that there is another product on the market called Cricut Design Studio. The Cricut Design Studio Software allows you to see what you are going to cut on your Cricut cutter before you actually cut the paper. It lets you connect letters together, alter shapes and the list goes on and on.

The Cricut Deisgn Studio software allows you to see before you cut, which is really a big paper saver.So you break down and purchase the Cricut Design Studio software. You open it up and see that there is a program disc, user manual on how to install the software and some basic terms and applications, a USB cable and a cute Cricut mouse pad. You load the software in your computer and then if you are like me you said “Now what the heck do I do next?”

Here are just a few things that have helped me with the Cricut Design Studio software and hopefully it will help you too.
1. Loaded in this one Cricut Design Studio software package is access to all available cartridges. Another great feature of this software is that with every new cartridge that is available for you to purchase, you can simply go online and update your software to the latest version. Since the Cricut Design Studio software has all the current cartridges, you will be able to preview the ones that you do not have and then purchase or put on your wish list.
Note: You will be able to use every cartridge that is available on the Cricut Design Studio software, but you need to have that cartridge loaded in your Cricut cutter to actually cut the image.
2. The manual refers to Welding. Welding is connecting images or letters together. Just remember if you want to connect, you have to check the box for welding on your screen.
The welding feature is great when typing words or phrases. It will make the process of adhering it to your scrapbook page or greeting card super easy. When cutting letters that are not welded together, you need to be extra careful that they are applied straight and that the spacing is perfect.
3. The Cricut Design Studio software has a feature that allows you to use multiple cartridges when you are creating a design. For example: You are creating a birthday card that reads Happy Birthday Tapioca. You choose to use the Tear Drop cartridge for the words Happy Birthday and you want to use the Jasmine cartridge for the word Tapioca. This is no problem with the Cricut Design Studio software. When the Cricut is cutting it will tell you what cartridge to load in your Cricut cutter. Now how cool is that?
The Cricut Design Studio software allows you to create anything that your creativity will allow. There are endless possibilities of your creativeness with the Cricut Design Studio software.

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Do you need to buy Cricut cartridges if you have the design studio software?

Question by : Do you need to buy Cricut cartridges if you have the Design Studio software?
I have not purchased a Cricut yet – am doing some research first. The thing that is throwing me off is the cost of the darn cartridges! Well, I stumbled upon a youtube video by a woman who runs a web site called “scrappingtable.com” and she claims that you DO NOT need cartridges if you purchase either the design studio software or another software program that is compatible…She said you can use any computer font on your computer or any wingding/wingbat and that there are a ton you can download for free off of the internet…She also says this eliminates buying expensive cartridges. Is this true?? I read on the Cricut web site that you still need the cartridges if you buy the software…? Just trying to research before I buy. Thanks.

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Can you use mini cricut machine without cartridge?

Question by Teresa: Can you use mini cricut machine without cartridge?

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Answer by Mommiedearest
Cricut cutting machines work well for making many craft projects, but the cartridges can be expensive. The Cricut machine works without a cartridge if it is attached to a computer with the correct software. as of November 2010, one software program makes the Cricut cartridge free. The program is “Sure Cuts A Lot,” and is available for PC or Mac users. The software costs between $ 65 to $ 120 depending on which package you want and lets you design and print any design on the Cricut.

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are there any 3rd party software to use on cricut expressions 2?

Question by Jonathan c: are there any 3rd party software to use on cricut expressions 2?
This really sucks that they prevent the user from being creative and that you have to purchase designs without being a part of the creative process. What is this designing for dummies?

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Answer by Pazzles
There is no longer any third-party software for the Cricut, as Provo Craft has taken legal action against Sure Cuts a Lot / Craft Edge, and Make-the-Cut, makers of such software. To use an electronic die cutter with your computer, you should look for machines such as the Pazzles Inspiration which allow their own software and third-party software to be used.

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