What is the 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. 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. There is a linking feature so you can cut more easily. You need an internet connection to use the Craft Room. 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
- Cuts with any Cricut Machine
For more details, head over to the Cricut Craft Room website HERE! 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?
NOTE: This has changed. Currently, you cannot. But they are working on making that happen.
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. Then click "Open" while in the Craft Room. Find the file you want to save in the Gypsy format. Highlight it. Then, click "Export". A box will come up that lets you choose a format ("Gypsy" or "Cricut Project"). Choose "Gypsy" and then a box comes up saying "Your project is being exported". Then a final box comes up that says "Finished exporting. Click save to save your file." Then, a box comes up asking where to file it. You are done. When you use your Gypsy, you can then import this file into it. Similarly, you can import a Gypsy file also.
Do I have to link my cartridges?
No. You can use the Craft Room without linking. 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!
Stay tuned for more news on the Cricut Craft Room!
For more Cricut Craft Room Information check out my posts below:
Intro to the Cricut Craft Room
How to Layer in the Cricut Craft Room - Video
Easy Design Tip for Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Weld and Shadow in the Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Use Mat Layers in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Group and Autofill in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Hide Selected Contour in Cricut Craft Room - Video
How to Download and Import Files into Cricut Craft Room - Video
How To Export Files to the Gypsy from the Cricut Craft Room - Video
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