If you have a Cricut cutting machine, you may be wondering what is Cricut Access, why or if you really need it and if it’s worth it.
Before we delve into deciding if you really need Access or if it’s worth it to you, let’s first talk about exactly what is Cricut Access. Because if you know what it is, what it has to offer and how to use it, that can help you determine if you really need it and if it’s right for you.
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But, first Cricut Design Space
If you are a current Cricut® cutting machine or Mug Press user, then you are probably familiar with Cricut Design Space™, the companion software application that allows you to design, cut or press with your machines.
Quite simply, Cricut Design Space is the program that allows you to use your Cricut machine to make all the things. It’s a free program that is also required. You can’t use your Cricut machines without the use of Design Space.
With Design Space you can create a project from scratch, use images and fonts from the Cricut Image Library, or even use some of the predesigned Make It Now™ projects. There are tons of free images and fonts for you to use.
What is Cricut Access?
Get Even MORE with Cricut Access
So, within Cricut Design Space, you’ll find the Cricut Image Library. Like I said, it’s full of images and fonts that you can use for free. However, it is limited. That’s where the Cricut Access subscription comes in.
What exactly is Cricut Access, you ask? Cricut Access is a monthly or yearly subscription to the Cricut Image Library of over 100,000 non-licensed images, plus thousands of ready-to-make projects, and over 500 fonts.
Although you can purchase images and fonts individually, with a membership, you have unlimited access to all the good stuff – plus, it saves you money.
Save with Cricut Access Membership
PLUS, as an added bonus, as a Cricut Access subscriber, you get discounts on products, designs and shipping! You actually save money on products and shipping when you order through Cricut.com. Free shipping. 10% discount. Special offers. Save money!
Standard and Premium Cricut Access Subscription Plans
There are two subscription plans to choose from: Standard and Premium. At this time, users in the US, UK and Canada can subscribe to monthly or yearly Access Standard. Wile Access Premium is only offered to users in the US and Canada.
Here’s what you get with each:
|1,000+ images||100,000+ images||100,000+ images|
|15+ fonts||500+ fonts||500+ fonts|
|a la carte digital purchases||10% off licensed images||10% off licensed images|
|1,000s of ready-to-make|
| 1,000s of ready-to-make|
|up to 5 collections*||unlimited collections*||unlimited collections*|
|10% off cricut.com |
| 10% off cricut.com |
|20% off ALL materials|
|FREE economy shipping|
on $50+ orders
|Priority Member Care||Priority Member Care|
*Note: Collections are currently available on Design Space for DESKTOP ONLYT and is not compatible with mobile apps.
How Much Does Cricut Access Cost?
- Free (included with your Cricut account)
- Standard Monthly: $9.99/month
- Standard Yearly: $95.88/year
- Premium Yearly: $119.88/year
Cricut Access Free Trial
If you’re on the fence or just want to try before you buy, you can sign up for the FREE Trial. Here’s how:
From your computer, smart phone or device, launch Cricut Design Space.
Click on the three horizontal lines in the top left corner.
Click on Cricut Access.
A new screen will pop-up notifying you if you have a free trial available. Follow the prompts to sign-up for the trial.
Note, if you've already used your free trial, you won't be able to sign up again.
More Questions About Cricut Access?
If you have more questions concerning Cricut Access or any of the information I’ve shared above, feel free to leave a question in the Comments below. However, if you have questions concerning your Cricut Access account, please contact Cricut Member Care at https://help.cricut.com/hc/en-us.
More Cricut Design Space Tutorials
If you have a Cricut cutting machine or Mug Press, you might be interested in these other Cricut Design Space tutorials from The Birch Cottage:
- How to Use the Cricut Offset Feature in Design Space
- The Latest Cricut Design Space Updates
- How to Combine Projects in Cricut Design Space
Cricut Project Ideas
And if you love to craft with your Cricut, you might also like these project ideas:
- Baby Onesie Cricut Project Files with Adorable Animals
- Valentine Gnome Project Files for Cricut Design Space
- Make the BEST Fitted Face Mask
Like I said, if you have questions that I can help with, I’m more than happy to! I love sharing creative ideas, resources and my knowledge. So, feel free to leave your questions in the Comments below.
Til next time…
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