The Cricut Design Space software and app are free to download and install on your computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. As such, getting set up and running your machine does not require any additional payments.
So, What Does Costs Money in Cricut Design Space?
What does cost money within Cricut Design Space are the images and fonts you may want to use on your projects. A vast majority of Cricut image and fonts require follow-on payment, typically ranging from $0.99/image to $4.99/font, and $29.99+ for an entire “set” of images.
Purchasing images and fonts can be done on an a la carte basis (i.e., one at a time as you need them), as a set, OR you can purchase a Cricut Access Membership to have access to the entire Cricut Design Space Image Library for a monthly/annual fee.
What is Cricut Access?
Cricut Access is essentially “membership” access to most of the images and fonts within the Cricut Design Space Library. Instead of paying for individual graphics as you need them, you instead pay a monthly or annual fee in order to access everything. If you create a lot and/or don’t enjoy being charged for every single design you use, a Cricut Access Membership is more than worth it!
Can I Use Cricut Design Space for Free?
Yes! While most images and fonts will have a charge, there are lots and lots of images and fonts available to cut for free within Cricut Design Space. Cricut also “releases” free images weekly, and you can upload images you download from other sites (e.g., Etsy, blogs, Creative Market, etc).