frequently asked questions

  • What%20makes%20Project%20Engine%20Unique%3F
    • Cricut%20Project%20Center%20is%20a%20collection%20of%20beautiful%20projects%20created%20using%20the%20Cricut%20products%20you%20love.%20Find%20and%20share%20innovative%20project%20ideas%20with%20imagery%20and%20step-by-step%20instructions.%20You%20can%20browse%20projects%2C%20search%20by%20theme%2C%20and%20even%20follow%20people%20that%20share%20your%20tasteful%20style.%20Go%20to%20www.Cricut.com/Project%20to%20find%20your%20spark%20of%20inspiration.
  • How%20do%20I%20get%20started%3F
    • Getting%20started%20is%20easy%21%20Just%20sign%20up%20for%20an%20account%20on%20Cricut.com%20and%20gain%20access%20to%20our%20creative%20community.%20Once%20you%u2019ve%20set%20up%20your%20profile%2C%20you%20can%20share%20projects%2C%20find%20like-minded%20crafters%2C%20and%20get%20inspired%20for%20your%20next%20project%20all%20right%20here%20in%20the%20Cricut%AE%20Project%20Center.
  • How%20do%20I%20set%20up%20my%20profile%3F
    • Updating%20your%20profile%20is%20easy%2C%20while%20in%20Project%20Center%2C%20in%20the%20left%20navigation%2C%20click%20on%20My%20Project%20Center.%20Then%2C%20click%20on%20the%20My%20Profile%20tab%20found%20along%20the%20top%20of%20the%20screen.%20From%20here%20you%20can%20change%20your%20user%20name%2C%20choose%20the%20information%20you%20want%20displayed%20and%20tell%20other%20a%20little%20about%20yourself.%20Please%20be%20aware%20you%20are%20only%20allowed%20to%20change%20your%20user%20name%20once%2C%20so%20make%20sure%20you%20choose%20a%20name%20that%20captures%20your%20creativity.
  • Why%20do%20I%20have%20to%20create%20a%20profile%20for%20project%20center%3F
    • Cricut%AE%20Project%20Center%20is%20a%20community%20full%20of%20people%20just%20like%20you.%20By%20creating%20a%20profile%2C%20you%20are%20able%20to%20tap%20into%20all%20of%20the%20capabilities%20this%20unique%20community%20offers.%20From%20uploading%20your%20own%20project%2C%20to%20sharing%20content%20across%20your%20social%20networks%2C%20to%20liking%20other%20crafters%u2019%20projects%20and%20following%20your%20favorite%20creators%20inside%20the%20community%2C%20creating%20a%20profile%20is%20the%20first%20step%20to%20personalizing%20your%20experience%20on%20Cricut%AE%20Project%20Center.
  • How%20do%20I%20upload%20a%20project%3F
    • Uploading%20a%20project%20is%20the%20first%20step%20to%20showing%20off%20your%20Cricut-made%20creation%20with%20your%20friends%2C%20Cricut%20community%2C%20and%20the%20world%2C%20and%20we%u2019ve%20made%20the%20process%20easy%20with%20our%20step-by-step%20guide.%20After%20logging%20in%2C%20click%20%u2018Create%20New%20Project%u2019%20in%20the%20top%20left%20menu.%20%20If%20you%u2019re%20already%20logged%20in%2C%20you%20can%20also%20create%20a%20new%20project%20from%20within%20%u2018My%20Project%20Center%u2019%20by%20clicking%20the%20%u2018Start%20New%20Project%u2019%20tab%20at%20the%20far%20right%20of%20the%20%u2018My%20Project%20Center%u2019%20navigation.%20%3Cbr%3E%0A%3Col%3E%0A1.%09Give%20your%20project%20a%20fun%20name%20in%20the%20%u2018Title%u2019%20box%20along%20with%20a%20short%20%20%20%u2018Description%u2019%20about%20your%20one-of-a-kind%20project.%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A2.%09Next%20%u2018Upload%20a%20Photo%u2019%20of%20your%20project.%20While%20we%20all%20love%20seeing%20the%20finished%20product%2C%20it%20will%20help%20fellow%20crafters%20recreate%20your%20great%20project%20if%20you%20include%20photos%20throughout%20the%20whole%20crafting%20project.%20%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A3.%09You%20can%20easily%20organize%20your%20photos%20of%20the%20project%20by%20dragging%20and%20dropping%20the%20images%20in%20order%20of%20appearance.%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A4.%09%u2018Upload%20cut%20files%u2019%20allow%20you%20to%20share%20exactly%20what%20you%20did%20to%20create%20this%20unique%20project%20with%20your%20Cricut.%20This%20makes%20it%20even%20easier%20for%20others%20to%20recreate%20your%20project.%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A5.%09Let%20the%20community%20know%20what%20Cricut-products%20made%20this%20project%20possible%20by%20clicking%20on%20the%20machines%20and%20cartridges%20you%20used.%20Don%u2019t%20see%20your%20machine%20or%20cartridge%20listed%3F%20Click%20the%20%u2018Add%u2019%20button%20to%20add%20it%20to%20our%20growing%20list%21%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A6.%09When%20we%20see%20a%20project%20we%20love%2C%20we%20want%20to%20know%20everything%20that%20was%20used%20to%20create%20it.%20Under%20the%20%u2018Other%20Supplies%u2019%20section%2C%20let%20others%20know%20exactly%20what%20you%20used%3A%20from%20ribbon%2C%20to%20vinyl%2C%20adhesive%2C%20etc.%2C%20if%20you%20used%20it%2C%20list%20it%21%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A7.%09Add%20up%20to%2010%20step-by-steps%20to%20your%20project%20under%20the%20%u2018Optional%3A%20Add%20Steps%20to%20Your%20Project%20Tab.%u2019%20Crafters%20who%20utilize%20this%20last%20step%20are%20more%20likely%20to%20get%20more%20views%2C%20likes%2C%20shares%20and%20awards%20from%20the%20community.%20Because%2C%20as%20we%20all%20know%2C%20the%20most%20important%20part%20of%20beginning%20a%20project%20is%20having%20the%20step-by-steps.%20%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A8.%09You%20can%20then%20%u2018Save%u2019%20your%20project%20to%20work%20on%20later%2C%20%u2018Publish%u2019%20your%20project%20to%20the%20community%2C%20%u2018Preview%u2019%20how%20your%20project%20will%20appear%2C%20or%20%u2018Cancel.%u2019%3Cbr%3E%0A%0A9.%09Finally%2C%20keep%20on%20creating%21%20Upload%20as%20many%20projects%20as%20you%20want%20to%20share%2C%20that%u2019s%20why%20we%u2019re%20here.%3Cbr%3E%0A%3Col%3E
  • Are%20there%20guidelines%20to%20posting%20a%20project%3F
    • Follow%20the%20steps%20for%20uploading%20a%20Cricut%20project%20listed%20above.%20If%20for%20some%20reason%20your%20project%20is%20suspended%20or%20flagged%2C%20you%20can%20edit%20the%20project%20to%20be%20sure%20that%20the%20project%20description%20and%20instructions%20do%20not%20contain%20any%20forbidden%20words%20or%20any%20other%20unacceptable%20material.%20Once%20you%20are%20satisfied%20with%20your%20changes%2C%20resubmit%20the%20project%20for%20review%20by%20a%20Cricut%20moderator%20who%20will%20approve%20it%20for%20publication.
  • When%20uploading%20a%20project%2C%20can%20I%20save%20what%20I%20am%20working%20on%20and%20come%20back%20to%20it%20later%3F
    • Yes.%20You%20can%20start%20a%20new%20project%20and%20return%20to%20it%20at%20any%20time%20by%20clicking%20on%20the%20%u2018Save%20for%20Later%u2019%20button%20at%20the%20bottom%20of%20the%20Create%20Project%20screen.%20When%20you%20are%20ready%20to%20resume%20work%2C%20you%20can%20access%20the%20project%20in%20%u2018My%20Project%20Center%u2019%20%3E%20%u2019My%20Dashboard%u2019%20%3E%20%u2018In-Progress%20Projects%u2019.
  • How%20do%20I%20upload%20quality%20photos%3F
    • You%20can%20import%20photos%20of%20your%20project%20from%20your%20Picasa%20or%20flicker%20accounts%20or%20directly%20from%20your%20computer.%20Each%20image%20may%20be%20no%20larger%20than%202%20Mb.
  • How%20do%20I%20upload%20a%20cut%20file%20from%20Cricut%20Craft%20Room%AE%20or%20my%20Cricut%20Gypsy%u2122%20device%3F
    • You%20can%20upload%20cut%20files%20using%20the%20%u2018Upload%20Cut%20Files%u2019%20section%20within%20%u2018Create%20New%20Project.%u2019%20You%20can%20add%20cut%20files%20for%20a%20new%20project%20and%20when%20editing%20an%20existing%20project.
  • What%20should%20I%20include%20in%20my%20materials%20list%3F
    • You%20should%20include%20any%20material%20used%20in%20your%20project%20that%20you%20didn%60t%20find%20in%20the%20Cricut%20Products%20list.%20The%20more%20you%20share%20the%20better.%20We%20recommend%20including%20things%20like%3A%20paper%2C%20glue%2C%20ribbon%2C%20scissors%2C%20and%20anything%20else%20that%20you%2C%20the%20project%20creator%2C%20feels%20is%20important%20to%20reproduce%20a%20similar%20project.
  • How%20do%20I%20determine%20the%20skill%20level%20of%20my%20project%3F
    • The%20skill%20level%20is%20determined%20from%20the%20time%20it%20took%20you%20to%20create%20the%20project%2C%20how%20many%20steps%20and%20materials%20and%20knowledge%20of%20Cricut-machine%20functions%20were%20needed%20in%20order%20to%20complete%20the%20project.%20You%u2019re%20the%20expert%20here%21%20If%20you%20think%20it%u2019s%20a%20fairly%20easy%20project%2C%20with%20few%20steps%20and%20materials%20needed%2C%20then%20label%20your%20project%20as%20%u2018Easy.%u2019%20If%20you%20spent%20a%20lot%20of%20time%20perfecting%20and%20working%20with%20your%20Cricut%20to%20create%20a%20project%2C%20it%u2019s%20probably%20a%20%u2018Moderate%u2019%20level%20project.%20If%20you%20used%20multiple%20cartridges%2C%20Cricut%20machines%2C%20additional%20materials%2C%20and%20several%20intricate%20cuts%20with%20the%20Cricut%2C%20you%20can%20label%20the%20project%20as%20%u2018Advanced.%u2019
  • Is%20there%20a%20limit%20to%20how%20many%20categories%20I%20can%20place%20my%20project%20under%3F
    • No.%20You%20can%20select%20as%20many%20categories%20as%20you%20want.
  • What%20are%20awards/achievements%20and%20how%20do%20I%20earn%20them%3F
    • There%20are%20three%20types%20of%20awards%3A%20project%20awards%2C%20profile%20awards%20and%20featured.%20You%20earn%20a%20project%20award%20when%20your%20project%20is%20so%20interesting%20that%20other%20users%20%u201Cfave%u201D%20it%2025%20or%2050%20times.%20You%20earn%20a%20profile%20award%20are%20based%20on%20the%20number%20of%20projects%20you%u2019ve%20published.%20Your%20project%20may%20be%20designated%20as%20%u201Cfeatured%u201D%20by%20a%20Cricut%20site%20administrator%2C%20so%20do%20your%20best%20to%20impress%20him%20or%20her.
  • How%20can%20I%20increase%20the%20likelihood%20of%20my%20project%20being%20featured%3F
    • The%20more%20details%20you%20add%20when%20uploading%20your%20project%20the%20higher%20your%20chances%20for%20your%20project%20being%20featured.%20The%20community%20is%20looking%20for%20projects%20that%20include%20a%20full%20materials%20list%2C%20step-by-steps%2C%20as%20well%20as%20photos%20of%20your%20project%20throughout%20the%20entire%20creating%20process.%20The%20more%20details%20you%20provide%2C%20the%20more%20likely%20your%20project%20will%20be%20featured.%20This%20also%20increases%20the%20likelihood%20of%20community%20members%20%u2018liking%2C%u2019%20%u2018faveing%2C%u2019%20and%20%u2018sharing%u2019%20your%20project%2C%20which%20will%20also%20increase%20your%20chances%20of%20having%20a%20project%20featured.%3Cbr%3E%3Cbr%3E%0A%0AAlso%20on%20the%20Cricut%AE%20Project%20Center%2C%20your%20profile%20is%20important%20because%20it%20allows%20other%20crafters%20to%20get%20to%20know%20you%20and%20what%20materials%2C%20Cricut%20machines%20and%20cartridges%20you%20like%20to%20create%20with.%20The%20more%20details%20you%20put%20in%20your%20profile%2C%20the%20more%20%u2018follows%u2019%20you%u2019ll%20receive%20from%20crafters%20like%20you.
  • How%20do%20I%20share%20a%20project%20with%20my%20favorite%20social%20media%20site%3F
    • There%20is%20more%20than%20one%20way%20to%20share%20projects%20with%20your%20favorite%20social%20media%20sites.%20%3Cbr%3E%0A%3Col%3E1%29%09If%20you%20want%20to%20share%20all%20your%20published%20projects%20on%20Facebook%20and%20Twitter%20the%20simplest%20way%20to%20do%20so%20is%20to%20use%20the%20%u2018Social%20Connection%u2019%20tab%20from%20within%20%u2018My%20Project%20Center.%u2019%20From%20there%2C%20select%20the%20first%20option%20%u2018By%20default%2C%20share%20my%20newly%20published%20projects%20to%20Facebook%u2019%20and%20/%20or%20%u2018By%20default%2C%20share%20my%20newly%20published%20projects%20to%20Twitter%u2019%20depending%20on%20your%20personal%20social%20media%20preferences.%20Be%20sure%20to%20include%20the%20Facebook%20and%20Twitter%20information%20needed%20to%20connect%20your%20projects%20to%20so%20that%20they%20can%20be%20published.%20%3Cbr%3E%0A2%29%09If%20you%20want%20to%20be%20selective%20with%20your%20sharing%2C%20or%20you%20want%20to%20share%20using%20Google+%20or%20Pin%20It%2C%20simply%20publish%20your%20project%2C%20view%20its%20details%20within%20the%20Project%20Center%20and%20use%20the%20social%20tools%20provided%20on%20the%20project%20page.%3Col%3E
  • Once%20I%20create%20an%20account%20and%20load%20projects%2C%20can%20I%20share%20artwork%20with%20my%20family%20and%20friends%3F
    • Yes%2C%20you%20can%20share%20your%20projects%20right%20after%20they%20are%20published%20by%20viewing%20each%20project%20page%20and%20using%20the%20social%20tools%20provided.%20Like%20it%2C%20Tweet%20it%2C%20G+%20or%20Pin%20it%2C%20depending%20on%20your%20social%20media%20preferences.
  • How%20do%20I%20find%20out%20more%20about%20purchasing%20products%3F
    • You%20can%20check%20out%20the%20%u2018What%20was%20used%20section%u2019%20from%20your%20favorite%20projects.%20Clicking%20on%20the%20Cricut%20items%20will%20take%20you%20to%20each%20product%20detail%20page%2C%20where%20you%20can%20easily%20add%20them%20to%20your%20cart.
  • What%20should%20I%20do%20if%20I%20have%20questions%20about%20recreating%20one%20of%20the%20projects%3F
    • You%20can%20comment%20on%20a%20project%20to%20ask%20the%20crafter%20for%20any%20specifics%20about%20recreating%20their%20project.
  • How%20does%20Cricut%20Project%20Center%20interact%20with%20the%20message%20boards%3F
    • Project%20Center%20and%20the%20message%20boards%20do%20not%20interact%20at%20this%20time.
  • How%20do%20I%20narrow%20a%20search%3F
    • You%20can%20narrow%20a%20search%20by%20selecting%20a%20category%20from%20left%20menu%20and%20by%20using%20the%20%u201CFilter%20by%u201D%20tools%20at%20the%20top%20of%20the%20search%20results%20page.%20These%20tools%20allow%20you%20to%20see%20results%20based%20on%20the%20Circuit%20Cartridge%20or%20Products%20used%2C%20level%20of%20difficulty%2C%20and%20time%20required.
  • How%20do%20I%20follow%20a%20designer%3F
    • You%20can%20follow%20a%20designer%20by%20viewing%20his%20or%20her%20profile%20page%20and%20clicking%20on%20the%20%u2018Follow%20Designer%u2019%20button.
  • How%20do%20I%20search%20by%20designer%3F
    • Once%20you%20follow%20a%20designer%2C%20you%20can%20view%20their%20projects%20by%20viewing%20his%20or%20her%20profile%20page%20and%20clicking%20%u2018See%20all.%u2019
  • Is%20there%20a%20way%20to%20zoom%20in%20on%20the%20project%20for%20a%20closer%20look%3F
    • Yes%2C%20simply%20clicking%20on%20the%20image%20to%20zoom%20in.
  • What%20is%20the%20difference%20between%20follow%20and%20faves%3F
    • The%20difference%20between%20follow%20and%20faves%20is%20that%20you%20can%20follow%20a%20designer%20and%20you%20can%20fave%20a%20project.
  • What%20should%20I%20do%20if%20a%20project%20has%20been%20suspended/flagged%3F
    • If%20one%20of%20your%20projects%20is%20suspended%20or%20flagged%2C%20you%20can%20edit%20the%20project%20to%20be%20sure%20that%20the%20project%20description%20and%20instructions%20do%20not%20contain%20any%20forbidden%20words%2C%20infringe%20on%20any%20intellectual%20property%2C%20or%20contain%20other%20unacceptable%20material.%20Once%20you%20are%20satisfied%20with%20your%20changes%2C%20resubmit%20the%20project%20for%20review%20by%20a%20Cricut%20moderator%20who%20will%20approve%20it%20for%20publication.
  • How%20do%20I%20manage%20the%20emails%20notifications%20I%20receive%20from%20Cricut%AE%20Project%20Center%3F
    • You%20can%20manage%20the%20frequency%20and%20type%20of%20email%20notifications%20that%20you%20receive.%20Go%20to%20%u2018My%20Project%20Center%u2019%20%3E%20%u2018Notifications%u2019%20and%20adjust%20your%20personal%20settings.%20If%20you%20do%20not%20wish%20to%20receive%20notifications%2C%20simply%20select%20the%20%u2018Never%u2019.