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We all know crafting is so much fun, seeing your own home made creations decorating your space of even your loved ones and friends homes, but sometimes designing takes up most of your crafting time and then it doesn’t work out the way you want and you’ve wasted precious crafting time and supplies. We have all be there and we know the pain and suffering.

Why buy digital files?

Buying digital files cuts your design time down and makes crafting a happy time, you can shop anywhere for your designs, they will saved on your online profile ready for you to download and use with your craft cutting machine, maybe its a Cricut or Silhouette machine.

When buying craft files from a site like Etsy its opens up a new crafting world of possibilities.

Designs can be used for all kinds of projects, home and commercial, T-shirt transfers, Sublimation printing and all kinds of stickers and more depending on how you use the design. If you are unsure about any of these there will be more blogs and videos all about these topics to help you along..

The bonus about digital designs is that you really can get your craft finished in the middle of the night, with the wealth of resources online on the crafting subject and many designs to find, crafting as the dream.

Printable Poster by MadzScapes

Digital art can also be bought as printable posters and digital art prints, you will receive the file as a download and then you can either print it out yourself or take it to your local print shop and even have custom framing done.

Premium Access with Cricut

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If you have been crafting then you will know there are many designs on line that need to be purchased before you can use them, and you can make beautiful design using all the free resources out there, but is paying for a subscription worth it? (this post contains affiliate links- we earn a small commission form your purchases at no extra cost to you, and goes a long way to supporting this business)

First we must understand the difference between Cricut design space and Cricut Access.

Desgin Space- This is the design software that you install on to your computer that handles your designs and connects with your Cricut machine. This program has limited design capabilities but is a neccessary part of your journey with Cricut.

Cricut Access- This is a monthly or yearly paid subscrption that gives you access to a large library of designs, fonts and projects by Cricut. You’ll have access to all the premium images at no extra charge. It is important to note that these images are not downloadable SVG files and can only be used within the Cricut Design Space app.

Choosing your Cricut Access Plan

Cricut has put together 3 Plans

Free

DESIGN PERKS

  • 1,000+ images
  • 15+ fonts
  • A la carte digital purchases
  • 250+ ready-to-make projects
  • Up to 5 collections2

Standard

DESIGN PERKS

  • Unlimited use of 200,000+ images
  • Unlimited use of 700+ fonts
  • 10% off licensed images1
  • 1,000s of ready-to-make projects
  • Unlimited collections2

SAVINGS BENEFITS

  • 10% off cricut.com purchases, including machines (up to $50 savings per item)
  • 20% off all materials
  • FREE economy shipping on $50+ orders

PLUS

  • Priority Member Care

$9.99 monthly or $95.88 per year ($7.99 pm)

Premium

DESIGN PERKS

  • Unlimited use of 200,000+ images
  • Unlimited use of 700+ fonts
  • 10% off licensed images1
  • 1,000s of ready-to-make projects
  • Unlimited collections2

SAVINGS BENEFITS

  • 10% off cricut.com purchases, including machines (up to $50 savings per item)
  • 20% off all materials3
  • FREE economy shipping on $50+ orders4

PLUS

  • Priority Member Care

$119.88 per year ($9.99pm)

Cricut Access Membership Plans

If you plan on using your Cricut machine a lot and don’t have any design knowledge then a subscription is a great place to go, you will be able to make much more complex designs and have the bonus of the member support to help you with your project.

Having access to loads of unique graphics and elements to add to your projects is a great time saver when crafting and helps you make crafts quicker without the frustration of messing up before ‘getting it right’

By buying digital art and designs (depending on the license) you know that the guess work has been done already and whether you buy on Cricut Access or from a creator on Etsy, they have taken the time to mess up, so you don’t have to.

Should you buy digital products and downloads

Being a full time artist/ graphic designer I have always designed my own stuff using available resources, It is beneficial to buy online resources to use in your own designs, having paid subscriptions to your favorite platforms goes a long way to not only supporting the brand you love but also being able to have the full functionality within the program or online resource

If you were to ask me if online subscriptions are worth it, then YES they are.

Just make sure you are aware of the image/ file usage rights when using files for commercial purposes, some don’t always offer full usage.

But when you are using images for your own use and for fun then you don’t have top worry too much and can enjoy your creations

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