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When I first started using my Cricut last year, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to upload my own images to Cricut Design Space, so I thought I’d answer that question in this post.
The short answer is: Yes, you can upload your own images with Design Space. (The blog post title may have given the answer away.)
The slightly longer answer is: Yes, you can upload several types of images into Cricut Design Space, including .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .png, .svg, and .dxf files, for free. (Some other cutting machines charge an “upgrade fee” for the ability to upload certain file types.) You can find an explanation of the different image file types and a basic uploading tutorial on the Cricut website here.
And, you can make your own images (using graphic design software, like Photoshop or Illustrator) to upload, or adapt existing images (for example, from image libraries) so they can be cut, or you can use images that other crafters have created (usually called “cut files” for cutting or “printables” for Print Then Cut).
… and Try It Like It has a video tutorial for uploading an .svg file to Design Space.
Since the answer to this question (even the slightly longer answer) is so short, I thought I’d spice this post up with a roundup. I found 30+ cut files and DIY projects that you can upload into Design Space, as well as 10 tutorials for those of you who would like to experiment with your own images and graphics. (And, by the way, if you don’t find the right cut file for you in this roundup, you can find lots of Cricut cut files for sale on Etsy.) Enjoy!
30+ Cut Files and DIY Projects with Uploaded Images
- Great White Shark Glitter Vinyl Tote Bag by Doodlecraft
- DIY Handlettered Foiled Pouches by Lemon Thistle
- “My First Visit” Walt Disney World T-Shirt by Kiss My Tulle
- Ice Cooler Decals by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Teacher Notebook by Happy Go Lucky
- Shark Pencil Case by Doodlecraft
- Hand Lettered Sweet Dreams Cut File by Kimber Dawn Co.
- Harry Potter Hogwarts House Bookmarks by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- DIY “Just Married” Bridal Leather Jacket by Belle the Magazine
- Patriotic Cut File by 5 Little Monsters
- Baby Fox Cut File by Abbi Kirsten Collections
- Quilters Gonna Quilt by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Make Today Awesome DIY Vinyl Sign by Doodlecraft
- DIY Take Away Pie Boxes by PMQ for Two
- Pantry Labels Cut File by Gather and Flourish
- Unicorn Bookmarks by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Life is Short, Pack the Shoes Travel Bag by Lydi Out Loud
- Iron-On Lips by The Diva Inc. Magazine
- Mermaid at Heart by LoveSVG
- Pantry Labels by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- How To Decorate Your Cricut Explore Air 2 by Tastefully Frugal
- But First… Cut File by Kimber Dawn Co.
- Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons Cut File by LoveSVG
- Spice Jar Labels by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- Leather Lace Choker Necklace by Doodlecraft
- You’re Invited Floral Invitation Cut File by Lemon Thistle
- DIY Harry Potter Pencil Pouches by Polka Dot Chair
- Around the World Pennants by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
10 Cricut Tutorials for Taking Your Design Space Image Uploads to the Next Level
- How To Upload Images To Make Your Own Literary Geek T-Shirt by Underground Crafter
- How To Create Cricut Cut Files in Adobe Photoshop by Printable Crush
- How To Make a Minecraft Name Sign by Do-It-Yourself Danielle
- Create Your Own Hand Lettered Cricut Cut Files in Adobe Illustrator by Printable Crush
- How To Make SVG Files for Cricut Using Illustrator by Hey Let’s Make Stuff
- How To Upload SVG Files or Images in Cricut Design Space by It Happens in a Blink
- Make Your Own Coloring Stickers with Cricut by Try It Like It
- How To Upload Print and Cut Files to the New Design Space by Printable Crush
- How To Upload SVG Files to the New Design Space by Printable Crush
- How To Make JPEG Files into Cut Files in Cricut Design Space by Repurposing Junkie
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