How to Use Attach in Cricut Design Space

Teaching people how to use their Cricut machines is one of my passions, and I know how little time many of you have to learn how to use those wonderful machines you invested in. That is why I have decided to start teaching Five Minute Cricut Classes.

I know that your time is valuable and I also know how much you want to dust off those Cricut machines and start using them, so I have decided to create some short little classes you can watch over your lunch break.


Today, we are going to talk about the Attach Function. Attach is located in the Layers Panel in the lower right corner of your Desktop screen. In the Android and iOS App, it can be found in Actions.

When you are creating a project, there are two major functions of Attach you will need to be aware of. Attach is used to hold objects in place and to attach, or fasten, linetypes to an object.

After you watch the five minute video, let’s take a look at these in more detail.


Using Attach to Hold Objects in Place

This feature is most commonly used to create stencils and when designing with iron-on and adhesive vinyl. When you create a project, the images you want to cut out are placed onto your mat randomly to save material. There are times, like when you create a stencil, that you want the objects to stay where you placed them onto your canvas. This is where Attach comes into play.

To create my snowflake stencil, I have added some images to my canvas and placed them where I want them to stay. When I chose “Make It”, the snowflakes are placed randomly on each mat to save material.

To keep my objects in the position where I have placed them, I need to select all the images and choose Attach. The images in the Layers Panel are shown as an attached group and all the images are one color.

When I chose “Make It”, all the images are placed on the mat and spaced exactly how I placed them on my Canvas.


Using Attach to Fasten Linetype

Each machine has different Linetype capabilities which tell your machine how to interact with materials. When an image is added to your canvas, the linetype is usually a “Cut” which means that it will cut out the image. We will talk more about linetype in another Five Minute Class.

In my last Cricut Classroom class, I shared how to draw on an image. To change a cut design into an image that is drawn, you need to first change the linetype. After choosing your pen type and color, you can move the object onto the image it will be drawn onto.

If I leave this as is and choose “Make It”, the drawn image and the cut image are placed onto separate mats. I have not told Design Space where I want the heart to be drawn.

For the heart to be drawn onto the circle I need to attach the two images. Like before, I select both images, chose attach, and now the heart is gong to be drawn onto the circle.


In my Cricut Classroom, we recently used attach to create a foiled background, journaling, and HTV iron-on images. These are just a few ways that you can also use the Attach feature.

If you enjoyed learning how to use your Cricut today, I encourage you to join my Cricut Classroom. Each week, I teach an hour-long class live, on facebook, and upload the video to a private classroom website along with notes and project instructions.

I would love for you to join us!!

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An Easy Seasonal Frame with Free Classes

Every few months the décor in my home changes to match the season, which is why this Home Sweet Home Frame is one of the first projects on my list in the new year.  We are starting the year off celebrating Papercrafting Month with a brand-new home décor special for all you DIYers!  This easy-to- assemble kit allows you to create an elegant wooden frame with some fanciful, interchangeable elements to help it fit in with your décor throughout the entire year. 

Save 20% on the Home Sweet Home Bundle


Each kit includes a 14″ wooden frame designed to fit a large wooden piece that spells out “HOME” and comes with materials to create a wide variety of accent pieces that fit over the “O” in this “HOME” wood piece. These accents are created using round wooden circles and specialized punch-out die-cuts which are interchangeable attaching to the frame with magnets, making it easy to switch out these accents throughout the year.

The Home Sweet Home Kit is so easy to assemble and simple to update. Take a look at just a few of the options you have for the this frame and kit.


Now that you have seen how amazing this easy-to-assemble kit is, let’s take a look at what comes in the Home Sweet Home Bundle  and learn how to sign-up for a FREE Class with me when you purchase the kit on my website.

Here is What Comes in Your Kit

Wood Frame Measures 13¾” × 13¾”
Interior dimensions: 11¾” × 11¾”
Kit includes 16 – 10mm magnets

VIPs receive 15% in credit rewards with each order & a Free stamp of the month with a $50 order. Join My Vip Group to start earning rewards.


Buy a Kit ~ Get One Free Class

When you purchase a Home Sweet Home bundle from my website, you qualify for one FREE class showing you some tips, tricks, and techniques for assembling. In the Cricut Companion class, you will learn how to use HTV on your project and how to create additional interchangeable designs in Design Space.

All online classes will take place in a private facebook group. Videos are recorded and posted to a private channel on YoutUbe for those who are not on social media. The video will be available for 45 days for those who can’t attend at the scheduled time and for you to re-watch whenever you need.

In- Person Class (My Home)
February 19th @ 5:30PM(mst)
adhesive, ink, & paint provided


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Virtual Home Décor Class
February 19th @ 10AM(mst)
videos available for 45 days


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Cricut Companion Class
February 26th @ 4:00PM(mst)
videos available for 45 days


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All items can be purchased separately to create your own unique home décor piece.

Take a look at a few additional projects you can create with these elements
shown on the CTMH Blog

Whether you plan to purchase the Home Sweet Home bundle at the 20% discount or just grab a few of the home décor items to create your own special projects, make sure you take advantage of the discount and my FREE classes before January 31st.

Happy National Papercrafting Month, my friends! Let’s start this new year with a bang and start creating a few fun projects for our homes.

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Let’s Talk About Cricut Pens

Cricut Pens are a great find for those who wish to use their Cricut for writing or creating hand-drawn images on their projects. They also work beautifully without Cricut machine and can be used like any other pen.  Today, I am going to spend just a few minutes talking about the Cricut pens that are currently available, how they can be used, and how to load them into the Cricut machine.  

In the video above, I take five minutes to show you the types of pens you can purchase for your Cricut Machine.  Most of the items in my craft space are duel purpose, so I like to use most of my Cricut pens for everyday doodling and drawing also.  There are quite a few pens available on the website right now, and it can be difficult to decide which ones you really need, so let me help you out by telling you what each of these pens is designed for. 


Fine Point Pens

Cricut’s Fine Point Pens are usually a 0.4 tip and can write and draw with any Cricut Explore machines. These pens come in a varity of colors and are water-based, acid-free, nontoxic, and are permanent after dry.  If you have these pens, you will see an “F” at the base of the pen identifying it as a FINE point pen.  

Extra Fine Point Pens

This tips on these pens are exactly as described.  The extra fine point is 0.3 and like the fine point pens they are water-based, acid-free, nontoxic, and permanent after dry. These are some of my favorite for doodling and drawing detailed images. If you have these pens, you will see an “XF” at the base of the pen identifying it as a EXTRA FINE point pen.  

Gel Pens

Gel Pens, Glitter Gel Pens, and Milky Gel Pens all fall under this category.  The Gel pens are a 1.0 that draw with silky-smooth gel ink.  Glitter Gel pens are 0.8 pens with glitter gel and the Milky Gel Pens are 1.0 silky-smooth milky gel ink.  Each one is a little different, and provide you with smooth free flowing lines when you write or draw. If you have these pens, you will see an “G”, “GG” or “MG” at the base of the pen identifying them as a gel pen.

Infusible Ink Pens & Freehand Markers

There are two types of infusible ink pens. The Ink Pens & Markers are designed to use in your Cricut Explore machine to draw images that can be transferred onto your project.  The Freehand markers are made to allow you to use your creative brain to draw onto printer paper, then transfer the image using a heat-press. Both require the use of  infusible ink blanks and an EasyPress.  


These are just a few of the pen types available. When you visit the Cricut website, you will also find Metallics, Calligraphy Pens, Markers, and more, but the ones listed above are the most commonly used in my craft space.  Not only have I used them for writing and drawing with my machine, they also come in handy when I am writing in my scrapbooks and cards. 

Now that you know a little more about these wonderful Cricut accessories, you can go choose the colors you need for your next project.  If you own a Cricut Explore One, you will need to also grab yourself an Accessory Adapter to use the pens.  

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