How To Upload Images To 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 or one of my free SVG files then follow this guide to help you step by step How To Upload Images To Cricut Design Space. Even better I have created a printable guide for you to print and save for later. Also check out my post on uploading fonts, glyphs and special characters to Cricut Design Space.

How to add your own images to Cricut Design Space

How To Upload 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.

What File Formats 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
  • Colour patterns and images for print and cut
Mothers Day Stickers by Sarah Christie

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)
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 Upload Images To 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

Can I Create And Cut My Own Images To Upload To 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 Free 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 Upload Images To Cricut Design Space

Uploading Images To Cricut Design Space

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

How to upload any image to Cricut Design Space

Select Complex Image

Your image will open in this window and you have options, I always choose complex image, one you select you are taken to the next window.

choose complex image

Edit Your Image To Remove The Background.

On this window you can remove the background. If you have design space access you can use the automatic button.

However if you don’t, you have the option to select and erase parts of your image by clicking the star on areas to be removed. ( If you download any images from my site I have done this for you)

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

How to upload images to Cricut Design Space if you havent got Cricut access

Its also good to remember that if the image is intricate you can scroll in and our using the % plus and minus bar under the image.

Zoom in if the pattern or design is intricate

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.

How to upload images to Cricut Design Space

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

If Your Image Is A Print And Cut Image?

If the image you are uploading to Cricut Design Space is a printable image then you must save it as a print and cut image to retain the colour detail.

Select print and cut image to save to Cricut Design Space

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

Using my own images on my maker

How To Upload Images To 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 Upload Images To 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. Select Images To Upload 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. How to upload any image to Cricut Design Space
    2. Edit Your Image To Remove The Background.
      On this window you can remove the background. If you have design space access you can use the automatic button.

      However if you don’t, you have the option to select and erase parts of your image by clicking the star on areas to be removed. ( If you download any images from my site I have done this for you)

      Keep going until you are happy, however if you make a mistake just re-click to remove or correct.How to upload images to Cricut Design Space if you havent got Cricut access
    3. Its also good to remember that if the image is intricate you can scroll in and our using the % plus and minus bar under the image. Zoom in if the pattern or design is intricate
    4. 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. How to upload images to Cricut Design Space
    5. If Your Image Is A Printable Image?

      If the image you are uploading to Cricut Design Space is a printable image then you must save it as a print and cut image to retain the colour detail. Select print and cut image to save to Cricut Design Space

    6. 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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28 thoughts on “How To Upload Images To Cricut Design Space.”

  1. Hi SarahJChristie.
    Thank you so much for these beautiful designs. I have downloaded the albabet and numbers, but realize that there is no R or V in the alphabet and no 0 in the numbers.
    Is there a secret there. Lol
    Thanks again
    Robyn

    Reply
  2. I have tried to download these letters and have not been able to get anything to come up…could you please let me know how I may do so…..Thank you. Designs are beautiful.

    Reply
  3. Hello There
    I am new here and new cricut designer.I was wondering if anyone can speak hungary here to help me work things out,as I am not speak English well 🙁
    Thank you
    Best regards Gitta

    Reply
  4. I have tried to download these letters and have not been able to get anything to come up…could you please let me know how I may do so…..Thank you. Designs are beautiful.

    Reply
    • Hi Dee, which Alphabet was it? You have to click onto the big banners that say downloads, of that is not working you must have a pop up blocker, if thats the case tell the the alphabet you want and I will subscribe you and send the link from this end, thanks Sarah x

      Reply
  5. Hi,
    I still cant figure out how to download the alphabets. They are so beautiful but I cant find the download button to get them.
    Thanks,
    Dimple

    Reply
  6. 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 ????

    Reply
    • 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

      Reply
  7. Parabéns!
    Seu trabalho é lindo!
    Estou desesperado porque não consigo baixar as letras. Sou novato e não sei usar ainda o DS (como dizem).

    Quero guardar tudo para aproveitar também essas oportunidades.

    Reply

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