So now that you’re lucky enough to own your very own Cricut Machine in that pretty, shiny box, you may be wondering what do I do now? I can help! This Ultimate guide to setting up your Cricut Machine is just for you. So proud new Cricut owner, go get your box, and let’s get crafting some inspiration into your day!
I would recommend that you set up your new Cricut near a power socket and also your computer or iPad.
Now you’re ready to open up your box!! I choose the mint green Cricut explore Air 2 …
The first thing you’ll notice when you open your box is your mat. Pull the mats out and set them aside.
Lets Get Started
Gently pull your machine out of the box, cardboard packing and all. Cute right? Remove the cardboard ends and the protective wrapper from your Cricut. You can take off any tape that is keeping the lid closed and protecting the dial on the right, too.
Press the “Open” button on the left side of your Cricut. The doors will open slowly, such a great feature! Remove the protective foam under your pen and blade holders.
If you look inside your box, you should see at the bottom a piece of paper with a link. If you can’t find it, the link is https://design.cricut.com/setup. Go to this link on your computer or tablet — Cricut makes setup super easy and fast to follow. They will walk you through the whole process of downloading the plugin and plugging in your Cricut.
Follow the setup instructions on your computer/tablet to attach the power cable to the back of your Cricut. Find a socket to plug this in.
Your new Cricut should already have its blade installed. You can tell this by looking at the tool holder with the clamps labelled “A” and “B.” You should see a metallic canister-shaped object (the “blade housing”) in the B clamp, you’re all set!
HOW DO I CONNECT THE CRICUT TO MY COMPUTER?
If you have the Cricut Explore Air, Explore Air 2, or Maker, you can connect wirelessly to your Bluetooth-enabled computer (or another device, like an iPad). To do this, power on your Cricut by pressing the round power button on the top right side of your Cricut. Now open your Bluetooth settings on your computer or device You will see “CricutAIR” or “MAKER” appear in your list of devices. Select it, click Pair, and enter the code 0000.
No Bluetooth? No problem, you’ll need to connect the Cricut with the USB cable to your computer.
Ready for your first project? Your box comes with everything you need to make your first project!
You should see some white and black paper; this is for your first project an “Enjoy Card”.
Now just follow the onscreen directions in Design Space (that’s where the setup link above takes you).
That’s it! You’ve completed your first Cricut Project! Super easy, Super fun …
Have a look around at all the awesome projects that you can make with your Cricut Machine.
Don’t forget to have some fun and craft a little inspiration into your day.