Here are the tutorials I used to get started: MADE, Erin Noel Designs, and Cricut video tutorial.
This was my first time so bear with me during my learning experience. ;-) I used my friend's Cricut machine at our church craft night and cut out our church initials and some phrases out of freezer paper. I was not careful enough and lost some pieces (the inside of the Os, etc.) and it made my options limited.