This week for Cricut 101 I thought we could focus on resources. So this is going to be an evolving list of links, apps, software, etc that I’ve found helpful when creating with Cricut. I’m going to continue to update this post with new links as I find them.
Apps: I have an iPhone so these apps work with Apple devices, I can not comment on how well they will work or if they are available on Android. (If you have an Android device and use it with Cricut please contact me!)
iFont – used to install fonts onto your phone/tablet
iZip – use to unzip files that are downloaded (either fonts or svgs you purchase)
What the Font – allows you to take a picture or upload a picture of a font and will tell you what font it is.
Craft Pricing Calculator – allows you to input cost information and determine what you should charge per project
VSCO – photo editing app
PicFrame – allows you to create collages of multiple images to upload to social media
Typcas – Allows you to create typographic filters for photos.
PicsArt – Photo editing app
Retouch – Photo editing app
Inkscape – Free design software to create your own svg or edit an existing svg
Illustrator – Design software to create your own svg or edit an existing svg
Silhouette Studio Business Edition – Silhouette design software (their version of Design Space). You do have to pay for the business edition to be able to use the designs you create in Cricut Design Space.
Jennifermaker.com – Great website for designs and tutorials
Dafont.com – free fonts
Geeksvgs.com – free svg
1001freefonts.com – free fonts
Svgcut.com – svgs (free and to purchase)
cricut.com/en_us/heatguide – heat guide for Cricut iron on
Zindee.com – acrylic blanks (for keychains and badge reels) also has printed vinyl
www.creativefabrica.com – font organization and they sell svgs and fonts
Wordmark.it – allows you to type a word and see it in all fonts installed on your computer
Thestainlessdepotcompany.com – good site to order bulk tumblers
Jiffyshirts.com – good site to order bulk shirts
picsvg.com – free photo to svg converter (doesn’t always give great results but a good starting point) also make sure you remove the background of the image
Remove.bg – use to remove the background of a photo
Moxievinyls.com – acrylic blanks and patterned vinyl
651vinyl.com – great place to buy vinyl (removable, permanent, or iron on)
Craftvinyl.com – good place to buy vinyl (removable, permanent, or iron on) The owner is very particular and has a set of rules you have to follow or you may lose money. Customer service is not the greatest so I will leave it up to you whether the price is worth the less than stellar customer service
Sofontsy.com – purchase svgs and fonts
I will keep this list going and if you have any favorite resources please leave them in the comments below! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Cricut 101 series here.