Cricut Access

What is Cricut Access?

January 16th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hey there! It’s Jess from Everyday Party Magazine. I recently joined the Cricut Maker Facebook Group (you can join it here) as a co-administrator…and I am seeing just how many folks don’t have Cricut Access and aren’t even sure of what the benefits of having it are! Say what? I have had Cricut Access for several years now, and I cannot imagine not having it!

If you have a Cricut, you should have a Design Space account. This is free to set up and use, even without Cricut Access. You can upload your own fonts, images, and SVGs. You can even purchase cut files and fonts to use as needed for your projects. Images and fonts begin at just a couple dollars. You can also purchase digital cartridges. Cartridges have several cut files included. Finally, you can purchase fonts as needed as well.

However, Cricut Access has three subscription tiers.

The first subscription is for Cricut Access - Fonts. Cricut offers over 350 fonts, and this subscription costs as little as $4.99 a month when billed annually. (Or $6.99 per month if billed monthly) The monthly subscription can be canceled anytime.

The next tier is the Cricut Access - Standard. This subscription allows users access to the 350+ 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. It also offers a 10% discount on product purchases, exclusions apply.

This subscription can also be billed monthly or annually. The monthly plan is just $9.99 (and can be canceled at any time), and the annual subscription is $95.88. Annual subscriptions 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) This subscription also offers 10% off your purchase of product purchases (Exclusions apply).

While this subscription level has the most access and is the best overall deal, you can only purchase this subscription annually for just under $120.

All levels of Cricut Access allow you to upload your own designs and images. And Cricut Access automatically includes all of the fonts on your computer.


* 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!

21 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.

  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

  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.

  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. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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