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How To Cut Your Own Images In Cricut Design Space.

Cricut design space is incredible, there’s not much you can’t find in there. However what if you want to cut an image thats not available in design space? Or indeed want to add your Childs artwork to Cricut Design Space, a custom design you have bought from Etsy then follow this guide to help you step by step. Even better I have created a printable guide for you to print and save for later.

How to add your own images to Cricut Design Space

What Images Can I Upload To Cricut Design Space?

There is a wealth of options available and endless crafting opportunities once you know how to add your own images to Cricut Design Space. Think of all the custom Cricut projects you can make as gifts or indeed if you are a small business making your own custom products to sell at craft fairs and markets.

A Few Ideas Of Images You Can Add To Cricut Design Space

  • Children’s art work or school pictures.
  • Baby or children’s hand prints or footprints
  • Custom designs from Pic Monkey or Canva
  • Photos
  • Custom files you have permission to use.
  • Printable stickers and pdf files made in Canva (You can’t add the pdf, however you can screen shot the pdf and add the screen shot. Just make sure you make the background a different colour)
Mothers Day Stickers by Sarah Christie

What Files Can I Add To Cricut Design Space

  • PNG files, these work file for me, but some say they can go a little grainy
  • SVG are vector files and are better for resizing and making larger as they are clearer
  • Screenshots of your own work
  • PNG photos
  • Jpeg photos
How to add your own art to Cricut Design Space (1)

What Files Can’t I Add To Cricut Design Space

Anything you don’t own or have permission to use. These images are protected by copyright, which is a huge deal.

There are companies set up to find people using non copyright images and I know people who have used images without realising they were copyright protected who have had hefty fines.

If you purchase a file from ETSY it will state usage rights, as does Cricut Design Space in its Angel Policy and apps like Canva have a usage policy. However do check out the details as brands such a Disney can not be made and sold and are for personal use only.

How To Cut Your Own Images In Cricut Design Space.

How To Download My Free Alphabets And Cut Files.

If you’re on this page looking for the download of a free alphabet? Go back to the project page and look for the banner image that says subscribe here, get the files here or words to that effect. Click on the banner and a pop up will appear. If the pop up doesn’t you may have a pop up blocker. If that’s the case email me and I will subscribe you from my end but you must give your permission.

Simply email saying please subscribe me, which I will do and pop you the link to the members page. Please note I am a busy mum and we are all on different time so this will not be immediately.

Birthday Alphabet and Numbers for Silhouette

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Then you will receive an automated link to my members area, where you can find all the files.

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If You Are Having Problems?

Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.

Can I Create And Cut My Own Images For Cricut Design Space?

Surprisingly cutting your own images is incredibly easy. Some projects may require a little patience. But the process is a simple one and the easier the design the more simple adding an image to Cricut Design Space is.

Creating Images For Cricut In PicMonkey

I sometimes like to create paper cuts or stickers in PicMonkey and transfer these to design space. Notably its very simple to create images and paper cuts in PicMonkey.

Simply design your image with a transparent background. Thus when you upload to Design Space it will upload ready to print or cut without a background. However if your image does have a background it’s easy to remove.

I made the cut file below by choosing a tree in images. Then duplicate and crop both images, one at the top and one at the bottom to create two halves a top and a bottom of a tree.

Next add two rectangle lines to frame your text and add text. Now save either with or without a background.

Pic-Monkey design for Cricut
Using any image in Cricut

How To Add Any Images To Cricut Design Space.

Uploading To Cricut Design Space

Click upload at the bottom of the left hand bar and find the image you want to add, (even screenshots work) and click upload. Ensure you observe copyright laws, however personal images are fine.

Using my own images in Cricut Design Space

Edit Your Image To Remove The Background.

Once uploaded you have the option to select and erase parts of your image by clicking the star on areas to be removed.

Keep going until you are happy, however if you make a mistake just re-click to remove or correct.

Removing backgrounds in circut design space
imported image to cut on Cricut

Once the background is removed you are left with a cut image, you now have the option of saving as a cut file or print and cut which can be changed in design space.

You can now upload the image and use it in design space.

For more Cricut Tips And Tutorials check out my Cricut section.

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Using my own images on my maker

How To Cut Your Own Images In Cricut Design Space.

Yield: To add custom projects and images to design space.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

How To Cut My Own Images In Cricut Design Space, remove backgrounds on any images in design space and upload to cut.

Materials

  • Cricut card stock, vinyl or infusible ink

Tools

  • Cricut design space
  • Cricut machine
  • Cutting mat

Instructions

    1. Uploading To Cricut Design Space
      Click upload at the bottom of the left hand bar and find the image you want to add, (even screenshots work) and click upload. Ensure you observe copyright laws, however personal images are fine. Using my own images on my maker
    2. Edit Your Image To Remove The Background.
      Once uploaded you have the option to select and erase parts of your image by clicking the star on areas to be removed.

      Keep going until you are happy, however if you make a mistake just re-click to remove or correct. imported image to cut on Cricut
    3. Once the background is removed you are left with a cut image, you now have the option of saving as a cut file or print and cut which can be changed in design space.

      You can now upload the image and use it in design space.

Notes

What Images Can I Upload To Cricut Design Space?


There is a wealth of options available and endless crafting opportunities once you know how to add your own images to Cricut Design Space. Think of all the custom Cricut projects you can make as gifts or indeed if you are a small business making your own custom products to sell at craft fairs and markets.

A Few Ideas Of Images You Can Add To Cricut Design Space


Children’s art work or school pictures.
Baby or children’s hand prints or footprints
Custom designs from Pic Monkey or Canva
Photos
Custom files you have permission to use.
Printable stickers and pdf files made in Canva (You can’t add the pdf, however you can screen shot the pdf and add the screen shot. Just make sure you make the background a different colour)

What Files Can I Add To Cricut Design Space


PNG files, these work file for me, but some say they can go a little grainy
SVG are vector files and are better for resizing and making larger as they are clearer
Screenshots of your own work
PNG photos
Jpeg photos

What Files Can’t I Add To Cricut Design Space


Anything you don’t own or have permission to use. These images are protected by copyright, which is a huge deal.

There are companies set up to find people using non copyright images and I know people who have used images without realising they were copyright protected who have had hefty fines.

If you purchase a file from ETSY it will state usage rights, as does Cricut Design Space in its Angel Policy and apps like Canva have a usage policy. However do check out the details as brands such a Disney can not be made and sold and are for personal use only.

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Wiltrud

Sunday 25th of April 2021

Ich mag die Alphabete. Am liebsten hätte ich alle :)

SarahJChristie

Monday 26th of April 2021

Vielen Dank, Sie können sie alle kostenlos herunterladen. Klicken Sie einfach auf das Download-Bild

Carol Stone

Thursday 4th of March 2021

I am absolutely loving these fonts thank you so much for sharing them. Do I have to subscribe for every alphabet ? Sorry if you getting lots of emails from me ????

SarahJChristie

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Ha ha no worries at all Carol, no you don't if you check my emails, search for Extraordinary Chaos and they should come up in you in box there is a link to the members area, you can access them there x

Devon dudley

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Can this be downloaded to the cricut joy? If so can you please help me im new. I want the floral letters

SarahJChristie

Monday 25th of January 2021

Hi Devon yes if you follow the instructions in the post it works exactly the same on the Cricut Joy x

Arleen

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Thank you I too am having difficulty downloading Please add me to the list Thank you and beautiful work Arleen

Sarah

Sunday 17th of January 2021

I cannot find the letters, and nothing came to my email

SarahJChristie

Sunday 17th of January 2021

Hi Sarah I have emailed you, if you don't get the files let me know and I will send you a link x

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