29 Cricut Projects for Beginners with Free SVG Templates

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Cricut How To

I’ve created a roundup of all my Cricut projects with free templates and tutorials in this article. These are all super easy Silhouette projects for beginners as well.

I know its overwhelming when you first get your Cricut. There is amazingly very little instruction that comes with the Cricut.

I remember the first time I unboxed my cutting machine. I just turned it on, drew a circle in design space and tried to cut it.

Unfortunately, I completely misunderstood the purpose of the mat. I saw the clear liner, I knew it was sticky underneath, but for some reason, it just didn’t register with me that the sticky mat is there to hold the paper in place.

So I basically put the paper on top of the clear cover, didn’t align it properly and started cutting. Why not?! the “C” was flashing and screaming “press me!!”


Needless to say, it was a big mess. I ended up slicing the entire top of my mat.

But it didn’t end there. When it finally dawned on me to take the clear cover off, I still managed to screw things up.

I didn’t know what projects I was going to make so I didn’t have any supplies. The only thing I had around was construction paper. I have two young kids and so I had a bunch of it sitting around.

Wrong again!

Of course, its the green standard mat that came with the Cricut Explorer and guess what?! Construction paper doesn’t not come off of a fresh green mat well. Oops.

Anyways, I’ve come a long way. And I want to help you get there faster.

Don’t feel bad, I have two masters degrees, am a high school geometry champion in the state of Illinois, and used to be rocket scientist. And I still did all of this.

I’ve created here a list of my first set of projects. These are idiot proof projects, developed by yours truly (primary idiot tester) and guaranteed to set you in the right direction.

All my SVG templates and tutorials are free and available in my resource library:

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    Alright, here we go…

    Cricut projects with cardstock

    Links to Beginners Tutorials for Cardstock Projects:

    12 Rolled 3D Flower Set, Two-Toned Rolled Flower, Paper Magnolia, Dino Decor kit, Princess Decor Kit, Unicorn Centerpiece, Hibiscus Flower, Daisy Flower, Free Favors Box, Camellia Flower

    Cricut projects with vinyl

    Beginners Vinyl Project Tutorials Links:

    Awesome Wine Glass, Unicorn Wall Decal, Rae Dunn Inspired Mugs, This is Us Sign.

    Cricut home decor ideas

    DIY Last Name Sign

    Cricut Home Decor for Beginners Tutorials:

    Family Establish Signs, Floral Letter, Giant Wall Rose, Floral Wreath, Calla Lily, Rolled Paper Rose

    Cricut projects for guys

    Links to Beginner Tutorials

    Farm Animal Signs, Kitchen Signs

    Just getting started with the Cricut?

    If all of this seems overwhelming, check out my quick reference ebook Cracking the Cricut. I provide a comprehensive overview of Cricut Design Space for all devices:

    cricut beginners tutorial with free svg cut file timplates
    cricut beginners tutorial with free svg cut file timplates

    One thought on “29 Cricut Projects for Beginners with Free SVG Templates”

    1. Nicole says:

      Thank you so much for this and the quick svg in design space tutorial!! Can’t wait to try them all out!

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