Cricut Design Space has a feature that not everyone is aware of. Did you know you can upload patterns in Cricut Design Space? It’s a really neat feature. With patterns you have so many options for making invitations, greeting cards, stickers and any other kind of printable you can imagine. You simply upload your pattern and use the Cricut print then cut feature to finish you project. Here’s how it works.
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Choose the patterns you want to upload. Digital papers make really great patterns and the lines are usually seamless. I get all my digital paper from Creative Fabrica. They have 1000’s to choose from and since I have a subscription, I get them all for free. You can use any photo, text, graphic or digital paper as a pattern.
Open a new project in Cricut Design Space. Once your project is open, click “Upload” in the left side tool bar. Once you’re on the upload screen go over to the right and select “Upload Pattern”. From there you can drag and drop your fill or browse for it.
Once your file is pulled into Design Space you’ll need to name it and click “Save”. This will save the pattern into your patterns section of Design Space.
How to use patterns
After you upload patterns you’re going to want to use them. The basics are pretty easy.
Pull in a square from the Shape tool on the left menu bar.
Go to the top menu bar and click on the “Fill” box. Change the fill from “No Fill” to “Print”.
Select the color box to the right of the fill box (it should be a dark grey). Change the color box from “Color” to “Pattern” and choose the pattern you want.
That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to upload patterns and use them in Cricut Design Space. Watch the video below to see how it all works and make sure you check out this tutorial on how to make invitations in Design Space.