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Welcome

If you have been frustrated with using your Cricut Design Studio program you finally have help! I will show you step by step everything you need to know to start making your own designs. You will be learning in a live online classroom where you can see my computer screens and hear me explain "how to do that"!

Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis and I will add additional sessions if demand exceeds our classroom capacity.

"Over the shoulder" learning has been shown to be the easiest way for many people to learn new skills and at Let me Show you How to Do that... I offer "over the shoulder learning from anywhere in the world."

Class Descriptions

Class 101 - Getting Started with Cricut DesignStudio!


This class is intended for beginners or infrequent users of the Design Studio program who need a refresher. We will cover the basics and more, with a brief tour of the Design Studio menus and functions, how to add pages and label tabs, the ever-so-important Shape Properties box, basic welding, shadowing a welded word, creating a shaped card, welding in a frame, when and how to use "hide contour," and building a design from shapes. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.


Basic Card Making

This class will focus on using Design Studio to help you create cards of various types. Topics will include using Design Studio to save time and paper in card making, more complex shaped cards, aperture cards (from a template or "built from scratch") and adapting the card forms available in Design Studio to create custom cards. We will create .cut files during the class which will be made available to all class participants. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.


Boxes and Bags

This class will focus on using Design Studio to help you create boxes and bags of various types. Topics will include fundamentals of 3D paper construction, adapting printed templates to work in Design Studio, working from a sample item to build a file and other techniques for creating custom boxes and bags. We will create .cut files during the class which will be made available to all class participants. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.

Creating Designs with Shapes

This class will focus on using Design Studio to help you create your own designs using the basic shapes available on many cartridges. Topics will include a basic welding review (including "burping") as it applies to creating your own designs and Jen's tips and recommendations for building these designs. For an example, here is a LINK to a post on Jen's blog showing some musical instruments she created. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.


Full Page Designs - Meshes and Frames

This class will focus on using Design Studio to help you create full page frames and lace card stock cuts. Topics will include a basic welding review (including "burping") as it applies to creating complex designs and working with the Shape Properties box to insure that your design is symmetrical. While we will primarily be working with full 12 x 12 sizes, we will show how adapt this sort of design for the 6 x 12 mat. We will create .cut files during the class which will be made available to all class participants. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.


Wordbooks & Namebooks

This class will focus on using Design Studio to help you create word books of various types. Topics will include a basic welding review as it applies to word books, creating and working with multiple pages and tabs in the Design Studio program, choosing suitable fonts, various layout possibilities for the pages and adding shapes to add interest. We will create .cut files during the class which will be made available to all class participants. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.



How To Register for a Class

To register, send an email to StudioGoddesses at gmail dot com with your name, the email address that you will use to sign in for the class, and the class # listed next to the class you want to attend. Please confirm the date and time of the class that you will be attending in the email as well.


When your email is processed (which could take up to 48 hours) you will receive a Paypal invoice. After payment is received, you will be sent the link and password for the online classroom as well as a detailed list of instructions to make it easy for you to join the class. None of these procedures are automated so please be patient waiting for things to arrive. We will be sure you have everything you need in time to attend the class.

REMEMBER - all registration requests must be sent to 
StudioGoddesses at gmail dot com
Please send any other questions or suggestions by email to Jen at jensbrainthings at gmail dot com.

Please add these email addresses to your address book to help prevent a problem with one of the class emails being rejected or going to your spam folder:

jensbrainthings at gmail dot com
studiogoddesses at gmail dotcom




Class Videos


(Videos are private and are intended as review for students who participated in the live class. If you participated in this class and did not receive an email with the password please contact Jen - Thanks!)

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Getting Started: DS 101


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Basic Cards class videos!


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Boxes & Bags class videos!

There are two videos in this series.
part one:


part two: 



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Word and Name Books


There are three videos in this series.
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part two:


part three:


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Creating Designs with Shapes class videos!


There are three videos in this series.
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part two:


part three:



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Full Page class videos -- to come soon....