- What's Cricut ?

From cutting machines to crafting essentials, Cricut products make it easy to create just for fun, for friends & family, or even for a small business at Many people think a Cricut machine is just for cutting paper or vinyl, but it can do SO much more than that! There are over 100 different materials that a Cricut Explore machine can cut, and the new Cricut Maker has a rotary blade and a deep knife blade that can cut even more!

Set up a Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machine

To set up your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machine, follow these steps:

  • Plug in the machine and power it on.
  • Connect the machine to your computer with the USB cord or pair it via Bluetooth.
  • Go to design in your browser.
  • Download and install Design Space for Desktop.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in or create your Cricut ID, and set up your new machine.
  • You will know the setup is complete when you are prompted to do a test cut.

  • How Cricut Machines Work?

    You can think of a Cricut cutting machine like a household printer. Except instead of printing your design onto a sheet of paper, a Cricut machine uses a small, movable blade to cut the design out of a sheet of paper (or other material.)

    First, you create a design in Cricut’s design software or app. Then, you send the design to the Cricut cutting machine via Bluetooth or USB. The Cricut machine receives the design and cuts it out using a small, precise blade.

    Quick guide to Setup Cricut Device

  • Plug in cricut device and switch ON the power button.
  • Connect cricut machine and your computer system through a USB cable.
  • Cicut devices are Bluetooth enable. So you can connect these devices to computer via Bluetooth as well.
  • After pairing of device and system, download cricut machine software from
  • Double click on Install.exe file and let it install on your system.
  • Get Sign In with your cricut credentials.
  • Follow the instructions that comes infront of you to setup cricut device.

  • How does my Cricut machine connect to my computer?

  • Connect the short end of the USB cable that came with your Cricut to the Cricut’s USB port on the back.
  • The other end of the USB cable should be plugged into a USB port on your computer.
  • On your computer, launch the Cricut Design Studio or Sure Cuts a Lot software.
  • On your cricket machine, turn it on.