What is Cricut Access?

What is Cricut Access?

June 28th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Whether you are a long time Cricut user or a newbie around these parts, we are here to help you find the perfect Cricut Access subscription! Now, we realize some of you may have never even heard of Cricut Access -- so we are here to break it down for you.

First things first. Cricut Access is a monthly or yearly subscription to the Cricut Image Library of over 30,000 non-licensed images, 1,000 projects, and 400+ fonts. You can also get savings on products, designs and shipping! There are three different plans available that you can view here.

As you can see in the chart each tier has added benefits. Deciding which one fits your needs is entirely your preference.

You can choose based on your crafting needs, but we love the 10% savings on all product purchases on cricut.com and 10% savings on licensed fonts, images, and ready-to-make projects with the Standard and Premium memberships!

Plus, any tier you choose has a Priority Member Care phone line, which moves you up the list and gets your Cricut questions answered pronto!

So What’s the Difference With the Cricut Access Tiers?

The first subscription is for Cricut Access - Fonts. Cricut offers over 400 fonts, and this subscription costs as little as $4.99 per month when billed annually (in a lump sum) or $6.99 per month if billed monthly.

The next tier is the Cricut Access - Standard. This subscription allows you to access 400+ fonts, as well as 30,000+ images and cut files. Additionally, this subscription offers a 10% discount on images and fonts not included in the subscription as well as on product purchases, with some exclusions.

This subscription can also be billed monthly or annually. Standard memberships start at $7.99 per month billed annually or $9.99 per month billed monthly. Annual subscribers save $24 on this plan!

The final tier (and best overall value) is Cricut Access - Premium. The Premium subscription is just that, premium! It includes all the fonts, all the images, but, it also offers a half-off discount on images and text not included in the subscription. (Exclusions apply)

And, wait … there’s more, Cricut Access - Premium subscribers also get free Economy shipping on orders over $50 on cricut.com. This subscription level has the most access and is the best overall deal. This is an annual-only purchase for just under $120.

We love all the possibilities you are given access to with these subscriptions. We know you won’t be able to stop creating once you get going!

If you are ready to dive into endless amounts of amazing designs and projects you can sign up for Cricut Access here. Just sign in with your Cricut ID!

If you have more questions about what is included with Cricut Access, be sure to click here.

Disclaimer:

* 50% off does not include images, fonts, or cartridges from Walt Disney Company® (Disney Consumer Products, Inc.), Sesame Workshop™, Sanrio Hello Kitty®, Boys Scouts of America®, Anna Griffin®, Lia Griffith™, Simplicity®, and Riley Blake Designs licensors. Discount cannot be combined with other discounts, including Cricut Circle, promotions, and promotion codes and cannot be used for in-app purchases. Cricut reserves the right to add or remove content and to otherwise modify this offer at any time in the sole discretion of Cricut.

Which level of Cricut Access do you have? Let us know below!

28 thoughts on “What is Cricut Access?

  1. I just bought the new cricut machine. It would be nice if there was an explanation to some of the images like the 3d ones on how to make it after you print it. I’ve printed a few things but have no idea how to put it together.

    • Once you decide on a project, scroll down. Usually there is Materials, Preparation, Cut, Assemble, then there is More Help and Images and Fonts Used in this Project. Click on the highlighted link next to “More Help” and it should take you to a tutorial on how to assemble your project.

  2. I got the Cricut for Christmas and have the standard Cricut access, but still struggle to use it…lol I had some good days and bad days..I wish there was more in depth of detail on (How to videos) example I waste so much vinyl ☹️. But overall very happy that I have a Cricut Explore One and need to learn more before getting the Cricut Maker “husband words” Thanks Irma

    • Once you decide on a project, scroll down. Usually there is Materials, Preparation, Cut, Assemble, then there is More Help and Images and Fonts Used in this Project. Click on the highlighted link next to “More Help” and it should take you to a tutorial on how to assemble your project. If clicking on the highlighted link next to “More Help” doesn’t help you, there are a bazillion tutorials on YouTube by independent Cricut enthusiasts that have navigated through the rough spots for those of just starting out.

  3. I got my new Cricut for Christmas. It would have been nice if it came with more information instead of leaving you with all the online searching. After I subscribed to Cricut Access and paid for it I found where I could have had free trial.

    • Once you decide on a project, scroll down. Usually there is Materials, Preparation, Cut, Assemble, then there is More Help and Images and Fonts Used in this Project. Click on the highlighted link next to “More Help” and it should take you to a tutorial on how to assemble your project. If clicking on the highlighted link next to “More Help” doesn’t help you, there are a bazillion tutorials on YouTube by independent Cricut enthusiasts that have navigated through the rough spots for those just starting out.

  4. Love love love my cricut maker I started with the first one ever made and just upgraded every time a new one came out I have cricut access and I do get Frustrated with it sometimes.. I do a lot of my owe designs because some of yours are just to hard to figure out how to put your together.

  5. Hi I got a new Cricut maker for Christmas. I feel the Cricut access is too expensive especially for Canadians. I have signed up for the free month but I doubt I will sign up for further time due to expense.

  6. I have the Cricket Expression tried to use it once couldn’t get to work and back in the ?. Now there is so many machines out there and no way of paying the amount for the new Cricket.

    So question is that can I still use my machine instead of buying the one and use the internet too?

    • Hi. The Expression uses the Cricut Craft Room software and unfortunately cannot be used with the internet-based Design Space.

  7. I wish when looking at images or cartridges in design space it would go back to where you were and not have to scroll all the way back. other than that its fabulous

  8. I just purchased the premium package and I’m very confused. It states I should receive all fonts, images for free. There are still a great deal that I have to purchase. I’m not sure what I paid a premium price for?? I’m very disappointed so far! Am I not using it right? Thanks Sue Kraemer

  9. Got mine for christmas, wish I hadn’t! Tiny booklet of instructions! Many wasted hours and ruined projects.Hate it!!!

  10. I have had my Cricut Maker just before Christmas, have the Standard Access. Finding DS is a real learning curve. Interested in learning, when making a Card then having the Cricut Maker write the wording for inside the card, have been trying to do this for abit, has been quite challenging. Also I draw, would like to import my drawing into DS, then have it drawn by the Cricut Maker, this way I always have my original drawing.
    Thank you.💖

    • I agree about the expense. First, 250 for the Cricut. Then another 100 on the equipment and vinyll. Then I spent another 100 on the membership. An expensive hobby if you are not aware of what you should purchase. I do have to admit that it probably will be worth it.

  11. I have an account but does me no good without the Explore or newer machine as I can only use whatever is available in Cricut Craft Room

  12. I have a Cricut Expression 2. Someone on another group said I should get this to use with it. It looks like the first level is just fonts. What type of images are in the standard access?

    I have another hobby that takes up a lot of my time & that I would rather do over anything, and I am just not sure that I want to spend the $$ for something that I am not going to get a lot out of. I don’t think I will ever be like a lot of people on here who use their cricuts every day.

    Thanks for any insight into cricut access.
    Jan

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  14. I have used almost every cricut – from the original baby bug, expression, explore 1&2 and now Maker. I have had the cricut access for 3 or 4 years now. I love it! I use it almost daily. I recently purchased a competitor (due to its capabilities to cut 10 ft at once) and after 4 hours of trying to figure out how to make it work, I’m returning it. The software was too confusing and couldn’t find enough videos to help.
    That being said, I have enjoyed the DS a lot. For those who cannot afford the expense – have no fear. The cricut is able to cut any font on your computer, as well (including ones you download) and images you download as well (I often purchase svg files from a 3rd party to cut on my cricut.
    Also, I pay for my subscription yearly in order to save even more $. I don’t use cricut vinyl – way too costly (sorry cricut) but instead use a diff vendor where 12×12 piece is only $1. When experimenting, I use the same piece of vinyl over and over so I don’t ruin good stuff. (Or practice with contact paper).
    Hope this helps y’all – it’s truky an awesome machine and the cricut access is worth it!

  15. When I first got my Cricut Air 2 I was at a complete loss and wished that I hadn’t purchased it. I started looking at the free Webinars that was offered and I learned so much plus I can go back and look at them over and over again. I still have much to learn but with the phone help and video’s I have really learned enough to get me by. I find the many free things which are offered at this time are suitable for me and will hold off on getting one of the accounts until I fully understand everything. I do find it rather expensive. Also, the manual is a great help. When I had a question or did not understand something I called the help line. Their patience is super good and will keep you on the line until you understand. They are GREAT.

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