HOW TO UPLOAD A SVG FILE INTO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
Have you ever searched the internet for inspiration and found an amazing SVG that you just HAD to make? I know I have! When I first started using my Cricut, I had no idea how to upload a SVG file into Cricut Design Space or that that was even an OPTION!
In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly and easily upload an SVG file that you have downloaded onto your desktop computer, either from my resource library or from another site, into the amazing Cricut Design Space! If you prefer to use your smartphone, check out my tutorial on how to upload using the Cricut App!
Note: For this demonstration, I am uploading my DIY Tool Box Card into Cricut Design Space. You can get this file for FREE by filing out the form at the bottom of this post. You can find directions on how to make the adorable DIY Tool Box Card here.
STEP 1 – DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE
Download the SVG Cut file from my Resource Library or another website You can get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.
Save the downloaded zipped folder to your computer. Then unzip the folder to access the contents. You’ll need to unzip or extract the files BEFORE you can upload the cutting file to Cricut Design Space.
Download the SVG Cut file for this Tool Box Card from my Resource Library. You can get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this post.
STEP 2 – UPLOAD THE SVG FILE
When you open Cricut Design Space, click on NEW PROJECT to get started. Then click on UPLOAD from the left hand side menu.
Click on the UPLOAD IMAGE button, then click BROWSE to locate where you saved your unzipped SVG files.
Double click on the SVG file to bring it into the upload screen in Design Space. Sometimes you may get an error message saying “unsupported file type”. If you do, you may have clicked on the wrong file in the folder, or your SVG file is still zipped.
You’ll see a preview of the file for this project.
STEP 3 – EDIT SVG FILE NAME
This step is totally optional. If you want to customize or shorten the name a bit, this is the time to do it.
Hit the SAVE button when you’re done at the bottom right of your screen.
You will then see it appear as the first item in your “recently uploaded images” row.
STEP 4 – INSERT SVG FILE INTO YOUR PROJECT
Clicking on your newly downloaded image will surround it with a green box. Then click the green INSERT IMAGES button.
STEP 5 – INCORPORATE SVG FILE INTO YOUR DESIGN
Now the file has been brought into Cricut Design Space and you are able to work it into your design!
That’s it! See, it wasn’t too difficult, right?