Cricut ShortCUTS: Tips, Tricks, Hacks, and Hidden Features to Craft Faster and Better
Cricut ShortCUTS is a collection of tips, tricks, secrets, hacks, and hidden features of Cricut. This collection covers Cricut Design Space, Cricut cutting machines (Explore and Maker series), Cricut accessories, and crafting with Cricut-friendly materials like paper, vinyl, metal, wood, and fabric.
I gathered these ShortCUTS from my personal experience as a professional designer, blogger, and YouTuber, as well as from my most wonderful team and amazing crafter community. This collection represents years of accumulated knowledge and experience!
Feel free to print these ShortCUTS out and keep them next to your Cricut, but keep in mind that this is intended to be an ever-evolving collection and I will be adding to it. Those who purchase this e-book will be notified of updates via email and can download the new edition(s) free of charge for the lifetime of the e-book.
Please note that this is an instant digital download (nothing will be shipped).
All of the products in this bookshop are digital downloads only.
Not sure how to download? Below are some common download instructions:
Important: Most mobile devices such as phones and iPads, do not allow for downloading through a link. The exception is for iOS devices running iOS version 11 and higher (so you may want to upgrade before downloading).
ZIP Files: Some of my products are sent using a compressed ZIP file.
Here's how to unzip a ZIP file:
On a desktop or laptop: Save the ZIP file to your computer, right-click and select, "Extract All" (Windows) or double-click (Mac). This will create a new file on your computer in which you can open. If you need to get the files onto your mobile device, add the file to iCloud or Dropbox, or simply email it to yourself. Alternatively, you can check your order email on your mobile device and re-download it from my store. If you have issues with downloading, make sure you have a strong Internet connection and/or try using a different browser.
On a mobile device (phone or tablet): If you have an iPhone or iPad, upgrade to iOS 11 or higher if possible. If you this is not an option, you may need to get a free app to unzip it BEFORE you attempt to download it. This will allow you to unzip the folder to access it. Another solution available on some mobile devices is to long hold the zipped file icon and then click, "Extract." On iOS 11 and higher, you can click "Preview Contents" to view the items inside the ZIP file and then save them individually to your device.
All files are sent using PDF format. Virtually all computers these days have pre-installed Adobe Reader software on them. If your particular desktop, laptop, or mobile device does not have a PDF reader of some sort on it, you'll need one to view the items. Adobe Reader is the most common one and it's free. You can download it here.
Can't find your file? Most downloaded files automatically go to the Downloads folder on both Mac and PC. On the Mac, click on the Finder icon in your dock and click on Downloads to see what you've downloaded recently. On the PC, look under My Computer or search the title of the file on your computer for where it could be hiding.
Note: Some web browsers will load the PDF directly into the browser. You can make a copy of this PDF and save it somewhere that makes sense on your computer by clicking File > Save.
Printing Note: If you attempt to print my PDFs from an iPad, you may encounter an iPad bug that prints the pages without the images. If this happens, you need to print from another location (laptop or desktop computer) or email the PDF to a local office supply store (Staples, OfficeMax, Office Depot) for printing. This is a known iPad bug without a good workaround. I mention it now to save you from wasting ink and paper.
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