Cricut Tutorials & Videos

I thought it would be handy to have a place to find my "helping" posts for Cricut.

I will be updating it with links to my tutorials that may help you with your Cricut questions.  If there is a topic you would like me to cover, please send me an email at

Use of my designs, photographs and tutorials

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Please do not make copies of the lessons, videos and tutorials I share except for your own personal use.  Do not post my files or any other content of my blog on any other blogs, message boards or forums or distribute my .cut files to others - they should visit my blog to obtain these directly. Thank you.

Cricut Explore

Why I ordered the Cricut Explore

Cricut Explore - the other reasons I ordered this machine 

Cricut Explore - Amazingly Detailed Cuts 

Cricut Explore Design Space vs. Silhouette Studio - Complex Images

Tips for New Cricut Explore Owners 

Cricut Image Library Subscriptions - Monthly, Annual or none, what is right for you? 

Cricut Image Library Subscription - What's included, what's not...


Cricut Design Space - Use Contour to create more layers (Cricut Explore)

How to Use Lettering Delights Cutting Files with the Cricut Explore

Using SVG Cuts files with the Cricut Explore

Cricut Craftroom



17 - Cricut Craft Room Tip - How to remove tick marks on card score lines

Cartridge Reviews
These are extensive reviews of certain cartridges - to see projects made with a certain cartridge just enter the title in the search box or use the cloud labels at the bottom of the page.

Creative Memories cartridges (I was a Creative Memories consultant)

'Tis the Season
Reminisce Accents
Cheerful Seasons


A Child's Year
Home Decor
Simply Sweet
Stand and Salute
Sweet Treats
Winter Lace

 Cricut Design Studio



These videos are for the original Cricut design software called "Design Studio" - this software is no longer sold but if you own a copy you can still use it (however, new cartridges have not been added to the program for several years now...)

16 - More help with grouping and resizing in Design Studio

15 - Grouping and Resizing in Design Studio

14 - May 2010 Update to Design Studio - Part 2

13 - May 2010 Update to Design Studio - Part 1

12 - Guided Tour of Scalloped Egg Card File

11 - Easter Egg Shaped Card

10 - Grouping in Design Studio - Snowflakes in Circles

9 - Snowflake Skate Card
8 - Quantity in Design Studio
7 - Layered Characters
6 - Hide Selected Contour
5 - Welding in a Frame
4 - Shadowing Welded Words
3 - Basic Welding - Method 2
2 - Basic Welding - Method 1
1 - A Simple Shaped Card