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How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space

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Learning how to upload SVG files to Cricut Design Space will allow you so much more flexibility and creativity with your Cricut crafting!

Adding your own cut files or those your purchase online or obtain free from sites like The Birch Cottage, can really help you to take your Cricut crafts to the next level.

Although there are some great images in Cricut Access, knowing how and having the ability to upload your own SVG files is a total game changer! And creativity boost!

How to Upload SVG Files to Cricut Design Space

Uploading files to Cricut Design Space couldn’t be easier. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on uploading files from your desktop or laptop computer.

Equipment Needed

Of course there are just a couple of pieces of important equipment you’ll need to get started:

Before You Begin

If you’d like to be able to practice these steps on uploading and inserting SVG files into Cricut Design Space, simply CLICK HERE or on the below image to download this No Place Like Home SVG file so you can easily follow along.

Step 1 – Launch Cricut Design Space

From your computer, launch or open Cricut Design Space. You may have saved a shortcut on your desktop, menu bar or simply navigate to the program by clicking on Start (the little gear located on the bottom left corner of your screen) then Cricut Design Space.

The desktop program will open as pictured below.

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Step 2 – Start a New Project

Next, you’ll start a new project simply by clicking on the New Project link on the Design Space home page.

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Once you click on New Project, you may receive the following message:

“A project already exists on the Canvas with unsaved changes. Do you wish to save your previous project or replace it with this new project?” Simply answer this question and then continue.

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Step 3 – Upload Image

Then click on the Upload icon on the bottom left of your Design Space menu bar.

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This will take you to the Upload page. Click on the Upload Image button.

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You can Browse to your file location by clicking on the Browse button or drag and drop your image file. Note that images can only be uploaded one at a time. For the purpose of this tutorial, I’m gonna click on the Browse button.

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Click on the file you want to upload (in the below image, I’ve selected the Let it Snow image). The name of the file will appear in the File name field. Then click on Open.

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As soon as you click on Open, the image is uploaded to Design Space.

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Step 4 – Save Image as Cut File

First add any tags in the Tags field. This will help you to identify files and search for them by the tags later on. Like next year. You can also rename your image, if you want. Then simply click on the Save button

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The file has now been saved in your Uploads and is ready to be used in C

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How to Insert an Uploaded SVG File into your Project

So, you have your SVG file uploaded into Cricut Design Space, now what? From this point forward in the tutorial, I’m assuming you are starting fresh and will begin by opening Cricut Design Space.

If you already have Design Space open, skip ahead to Step 4.

Step 1 – Launch Cricut Design Space

From your computer, launch or open Cricut Design Space. You may have saved a shortcut on your desktop, menu bar or simply navigate to the program by clicking on Start (the little gear located on the bottom left corner of your screen) then Cricut Design Space.

The desktop program will open as pictured below.

cricut design space

Step 2 – Start a New Project

Next, you’ll start a new project simply by clicking on the New Project link on the Design Space home page.

cricut design space

Once you click on New Project, you may receive the following message:

“A project already exists on the Canvas with unsaved changes. Do you wish to save your previous project or replace it with this new project?” Simply answer this question and then continue.

cricut design space

Step 3 – Go to Uploads

Then click on the Upload icon on the bottom left of your Design Space menu bar.

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This will take you to the Upload page.

Step 4 – Insert Image(s)

From the Upload page you should see a section titled Recently uploaded images, click on one of these images (or click on multiple images to insert multiple images into your project) and then click on the Insert Images button.

By the way, if you don’t see your image that you want to use, click on the View All link just to the right of the Recently uploaded images link. This will take you to all the files you’ve ever uploaded to Cricut Design Space.

Step 5 – Ready to Use!

You have now uploaded your SVG file and inserted it into your new project. It is now ready for you to resize and use in your cutting project!

Problems or Questions

I know that crafting with your Cricut can sometimes seem overwhelming or intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have any problems uploading or inserting your uploaded images into Cricut Design Space, please let me know and I’ll be glad to help!

More Cricut Tutorials & Projects

If you enjoyed this Cricut tutorial, you may also like these other beginner friendly tutorials and projects for use with your Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2 or Maker cutting machines:

Happy crafting!

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