I thought I would provide a quick tutorial on the linking feature in the Cricut Craft Room. This feature will allow you to access the images on these cartridges in your Cricut.com account so that you do not have to physically place them in your cricut when you cut your project.
Your cricut machine may need a firmware update. Minimum firmware requirements are listed below:
Expression 2: 43
Expression / Cake: v.2.43
Create / Cake Mini: v.1.61
Personal Cutter: v.1.40
To link your cartridge to your Cricut.com account, follow these steps:
1. Log in to Cricut Craft Room using your cricut.com account.
2. Create a project, click “cut” (circle in the upper right hand corner) and select your device (if your device does not show up, try disconnecting the USB cord and reconnecting it).
3. View the preview screen and adjust settings if desired. Click cut again.
4. When prompted, insert your cartridge into your Cricut machine. When the cartridge is detected, click “Link Cartridge”. Read the End User Agreement and click “Accept”.
The next time you cut with this cartridge using the Cricut Craft Room, you will notice a green “link” in the Cartridges Used list.
Note: A cartridge can only be linked to one Cricut.com account. You do NOT have to link a cartridge if you do not desire. You can click “Continue” to cut your project without linking the cartridge. If you do not link your cartridges, you will be prompted every time you cut to insert your cartridge. At this time, cartridges that have been linked to a Gypsy cannot be directly linked to a Cricut.com account. We will soon announce how you will be able to transfer all the cartridges that are linked to your Gypsy to your Cricut.com account in one simple action.