Last week, theÂ Cricut Craft RoomÂ officially launched and is available for FREE!
This is Joy, from Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Everyday Cricut, with the latest about the Cricut Craft Room!
What is theÂ Cricut Craft Room?
It is a design tool that lets you design with images from the Cricut cartridges (including Imagine ones) and images on the Craft Room itself. Â Currently, there is a free font and shape set of images, called Cricut Craft Room Basics and that’s available for everyone. You will still need to own the cartridges to cut out your design, though. Â There is a linking feature so you can cut more easily. Â You need an internet connection to use the Craft Room. Â But there is an application that downloads to your computer and once that happens, you will always want to launch using your application on your computer, rather than the website.
Features of the Cricut Craft Room:
- Free to Use
- Access online from anywhere, any time
- Easy to Use Program
- Design on a Big Screen
- View and Design with all Cricut Cartridges
- Search easily to find the right images
- Digitally stores all your cartridges and projects
- Windows and Mac compatible
- Explore exclusive online content (more on this below!)
- Cuts with any Cricut Machine
For more details, head over to the Cricut Craft Room websiteÂ HERE! Â There are videos, frequently asked questions, info on how to install the Craft Room, etc.
Now for some questions I have gotten:
Can I link my cartridges to the Craft Room if I already linked them to the Gypsy?
Not at this time but they are working to add this feature.
Can I create a design in the Craft Room and then transfer it to the Gypsy?
Yes, you can! Save it in the Craft Room. Â Then click “Open” while in the Craft Room. Â Find the file you want to save in the Gypsy format. Â Highlight it. Â Then, click “Export”. Â A box will come up that lets you choose a format (“Gypsy” or “Cricut Project”). Â Choose “Gypsy” and then a box comes up saying “Your project is being exported”. Â Then a final box comes up that says “Finished exporting. Â Click save to save your file.” Â Then, a box comes up asking where to file it. Â You are done. Â When you use your Gypsy, you can then import this file into it.
Do I have to link my cartridges?
No. Â You can use the Craft Room without linking. Â Just put in your cartridges as needed.
How do I use cartridges to cut?
You can either link them in OR have the actual cartridge on hand to insert in the machine as prompted (if more than one).
Can I weld in the Cricut Craft Room?
Yes, you can weld!
Will the Cricut Craft Room have digital images for sale?
Yes! Â Twenty digital packs of images are now available for purchase. Â Take a look HERE! Â They cover a wide range of topics (Greek shadowed alphabet, pennants, Missionary icons, 3-D bows, Jewish icons, New Orleans/Mardi Gras, Human Body, Gnomes and Mushrooms, Karate, funny faces, mustaches, etc. Â Pricing ranges from $4.99 to $14.99. Â These can be purchased from within the Cricut Craft Room (under Craft Room Exclusives) or on this page.
Stay tuned for more news on the Cricut Craft Room!