I LOVE my DS software...in fact, I don't even remember how I used my Cricut without it now. Have you taken the plunge and bought yours? No? Well you have no excuse now...Cut-N-Crop has it on sale for $39.99. Kinda ticks me off too because I paid $69 for mine! Alas, I am glad I didn't wait but still that is a $30 savings!!!
Here's the deal:
What You See Is What You Cut-with the simple click of a mouse!
The Cricut DesignStudio™ software lets you take your Cricut™ creativity to a new exciting level! Use the software with your original Cricut or Cricut Expression machine and Cricut cartridges, and you'll open the door to untapped creative possibilities for virtually any project including: school projects, card making, home décor, scrapbooking, signage, and more!
Cricut DesignStudio includes an electronic collection of every image found within the Cricut cartridge library. Simple and quick keyword searches allow you to search through the 1000s of images available to find that perfect letter, shape, or phrase that will transform your project into a new stunning creation! Online updates will also keep Cricut DesignStudio supplied with any new content that become available, letting you explore the latest and greatest Cricut cartridges!
Bring Cricut designs to your own craft studio! By using the on-screen cutting mat, you can design your unique cutting layout by moving, reorganizing, rotating, resizing, skewing, and welding letters, shapes, and phrases from any Cricut cartridge available. Easily save your one-of-a-kind layouts for later use or to share with others!
Easily cut your unique layout designs using your Cricut machine by selecting cutting options directly within the Cricut DesignStudio software. Simply insert the Cricut cartridge(s) into your machine, click Cut, and What You See Is What You Cut!