This article will take you step by step through the process of using the Cricut Maker 3 and share my experience.

The Cricut Maker 3 is a cutting machine designed for crafters and DIY enthusiasts. It allows you to cut various materials, including paper, vinyl, fabric, and more, to create a wide range of projects like custom cards, stickers, and textile designs.

I used it to cut my own stickers, and here is the step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Download Application

  • Download and install the Cricut Design Space from Cricut

Step 2: Design or download image

Introducing Blob

  • Compatible file types are: .jpg, .gif, .png, .heic, .bmp, .svg, or .dxf
  • I used Fusion 360 to design my sticker and exported the sketch as a vector file .svg

Step 3: Getting the machine ready

  • Place the Cricut on a table with enough room in front and behind for the material to go through the machine
  • Connect the Cricut to your PC
  • Place your chosen material on the cutting mat
  • Use the reference numbers in the Cricut Design Space to optimize your material placement

Step 4: Open Cricut Design Space

  • Create an account
  • Connect your machine
  • Start a new project with the green button in the top right corner
  • Upload your file
  • Add the file to the canvas
  • Position the file correctly using the reference numbers
  • If your file contains multiple objects, you can select the object and choose one of these interactions: Weld, Unite, Subtract, Intersect or Exclude
Blob in the Cricut Design Space

Step 5: Insert material into the Cricut

  • Press the arrows (< >) twice; this will take some time to home
  • Press the start button

Final Result

Blob in final form

  • To bring the cutting mat back out, press the arrows again
  • Now you are ready to peel off the sticker or cut it out to use later