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Intro to Cricut Services at the IDEA Lab

a brief guide to the Cricut Maker 3 on campus

Our Design Philosophy

At the IDEA Lab, patrons are the designers, and the IDEA Lab Maker Studio staff are the implementers.

Essentially, you design it > you submit it > we print it

Your Role: The Designer

  • Create your design in Cricut Design Space
  • Share the link

IDEA Lab Role: The Implementor

● Load your design into our Cricut Maker 3 through Design Space

● Possible trial and error of cutting the design.

Our Process: Workflow

After creating your deisgn, submit it to the IDEA Lab. The IDEA Lab will respond by email within 2 business days to address either the cost* of the job or any potential issues. After the cost of the cut has been accepted, the IDEA Lab will process the cut.** Once the cut is completed, you will receive an email from the IDEA Lab informing you of your design's completed status. Finally, you may pick up your print from our front desk, located in the basement of Grainger Library. Please, bring your I-Card for verification.


*Patrons must approve cutting cost before cutting can begin. If there is an issue, an IDEA Lab staff member will send an email. Depending on the issue, staff will request modifications or suggestions for the design submitted.

**Issues may arise during cutting. Trial and error of modifying the Cricut and materials or in addressing concerns with the patron will affect time.