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Uploading Designs to Cricut Design Space

Hey friends! I’m talking about uploading designs to Cricut Design Space. I’ve had a lot of emails from new and new-ish users asking how to use the free files I upload. Since I recently unboxed my own Cricut Explore Air 2 and had to learn this I know the struggle.

I am sharing step-by-step screenshots to make it super easy. I am personally a visual learner so pictures are my friend.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

First things first we need to get a free cut file! Go to any of the free cut file posts on Poofy Cheeks and scroll to the bottom where you see a box like the one below. Enter your name and email then press the red button.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

The red button will change from ‘download cut files’ to ‘working’ and then you will get a bar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the arrow next to ‘save’ and select ‘save as’. This may be slightly different depending on what type of browser you are using.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

A new screen will popup and you can pick where on your computer you want to save the ZIP file. I saved mine in my general pictures folder.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

Before you can open the file in Cricut Design Space you need to extract the SVG file from the ZIP folder. Go to the file explorer on your computer and find where you saved the ZIP folder. Right click on the file then choose ‘Open With’ and then Win Zip or Zip Opener. Then follow the prompts.

The purpose of putting these files in a ZIP folder is because it compresses large files for faster download. You are also not able to upload SVG or DXF files to WordPress so a ZIP folder is a way around it.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Now it’s time to put the design into Cricut Design Space.

Start out by opening the Cricut Design Space and starting a new project. Click on any of the spots where you see the arrows in the below image.

Creating text designs and welding cursive fonts in Cricut Design Space.

Once in the Cricut Design Space you will have a blank canvas.

Creating text designs and welding cursive fonts in Cricut Design Space.

You will see a cloud and arrow icon on the bottom left sidebar that says upload. Press the upload button.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

A new screen will open and you will press ‘upload image’ to open

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

Then you can drag and drop a file onto the screen or press ‘browse’ and open the SVG file from the location where you saved it and press ‘open’.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

I opened the Christmas cut file bundle. It may take a few minutes to load but then a screen like this appears. Add tags to make the file easily searchable if you are looking for something later. Then press ‘save’ in the lower right corner.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

After you press ‘save’ you will be taken to a screen where you can upload another file or pick from the uploaded files. Click the file you uploaded and press ‘insert image’ in the lower right hand corner. Now your newly uploaded file will be added to your project. You can now resize, delete parts, duplicate parts or manipulate the design to your liking.

Uploading designs into Cricut Design Space. Using SVG and other files in design space.

Happy Crafting! You might also find Using Text in Cricut Design Space helpful.

karen

Saturday 24th of August 2019

thank you for the files

Marie

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Is there instruction available for using an iOS device such as an iPad? The computer focused instruction doesn’t apply to my iPad.

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