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Online Class

Craft & Create With Your Cricut Explore

Use your Cricut Explore® to create custom designs. Get tips for setting up your machine, using Design Space online software and making one-of-a-kind projects!

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and cut files for your Cricut
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)


Open up your project possibilities with this helpful Cricut Explore how-to! DIY and paper crafts designer and blogger Lia Griffith shows you how to get your machine out of the box and start creating custom designs. You'll begin with the basic components as you learn how to make simple designs, set your materials, align cutting mats and use your tools. Ready to make personalized projects? Lia shows how the Cricut Design Space® software and tools help you modify images and fonts. Step up your skills as you discover easy ways to create intricate designs with the software's Print then Cut and pattern fill features. Then, go beyond paper designs and experiment with vinyl, iron-on materials and more. Finish class with a simple yet stunning leather earring project and Lia's tricks for working with wood and fabric.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Exploring the Cricut
Let your instructor, paper crafts and Cricut designer Lia Griffith, introduce you to the possibilities of the new Cricut Explore! You'll learn how to set up your machine and use your tools, then see how easy it is to get started with a beautiful Make It Now place card project.
2. Cricut Design Space
3. Using "Print then Cut"
4. Multi-Function Projects
5. Beyond Paper
6. Using Thicker Materials

Recommended with this class

  • Cricut Explore® personal die-cutting machine
  • Cricut Design Space® software
  • Cricut scoring stylus, pen and basic set

Taught by

Lia Griffith
Lia Griffith
Lia Griffith is an internationally renowned DIY designer with a passion for making creativity accessible to everyone. She's the founder of a successful craft and lifestyle blog, where she and her team inspire other makers by sharing daily project tutorials, templates, printables and videos for a variety of occasions. Lia believes that everyone can be creative, and loves working with crafters at any level.