Bring YOUR Designs to Life

If you want to move beyond Cricut Design Space and create your own cut files from scratch, Adobe Illustrator is one of the top programs to use! In this module you'll learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator, including how to convert your sketches into cut files, how to recolor artwork, and how to make high-quality SVGs that will cut perfectly on your Cricut.

After this course, you'll...

  • Know Your Artboard

    You will understand the layout of Adobe Illustrator's main art board (canvas), including the main menus, tools, and features. You will also set up a custom workspace so you can find tools easily.

  • Convert Text to SVGs

    There are so many fun fonts out there! You will learn how to choose the best fonts for your Cricut (and know what to avoid!), manipulate them, and make them into cuttable SVG files.

  • Make the Connection

    You will understand the underlying vector artwork system, and you'll make the connection on why certain files cut better than others. It's like a lightbulb going off once you understand how vectors work!

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  • What is Adobe Illustrator?

    Adobe Illustrator is an outside program to create vector artwork (the type of artwork cut on a Cricut). You do NOT need this program unless you really want greater designing capabilities. This is an advanced course.

  • When does this module start and end?

    All Cricut Academy modules are completely self-paced—you decide when you start and when you finish, and you can always come back to refresh your knowledge. As long as your membership is active, you have access!

  • What's included in each lesson?

    Based on feedback from my readers, these lessons are all based in written text with extensive photos and screenshots. Some include video. We are currently working on additional videos to add even more dimension to the lessons.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Due to the digital nature of this course, refunds are not available. Email me at for more details.

Meet your fearless leader!

Cori George

Hey hey! I'm Cori and I'm the creative mind behind the website and digital shop Hey, Let's Make Stuff. I love inspiring people to make their lives more fun with Cricut crafts, SVG downloads, and simple DIY tutorials.

You may have seen my Cricut work on the Cricut Inspiration blog, for the craft retailer JOANN, and for digital companies like and I have also had the privilege of teaching at the Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon in Salt Lake City.

You’ll also find my debut paper-crafting book, Paper Party, in craft stores and on Amazon, and my second cutting machine craft book is scheduled for release in 2020!

When I'm not creating, I love traveling, sarcasm, strong coffee, and spending quality time with my husband, adorable twin boys, and seriously enormous dog in beautiful Northern California. Let's learn the Cricut together!