Easter is coming right up and those adorable Easter baskets and shirts with that cracked egg design are popping up everywhere. Now of course you could go buy the SVG (I even sell them) but why do that when you can easily make your own cracked egg design in Cricut Design Space?? It’s actually really easy and it can all be done for free within Design Space.
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Step 1: Create your egg
So in order to make a cracked egg design you have to start with a regular egg. Go over to the left menu bar and click on “Shapes”. Pull in a circle and click the lock icon at the bottom left to unlock the circle. Once it is unlocked, drag the right in a little and drag it down a little to make and oval egg shape. That’s all you need to do for your egg. Move it over to the side. You won’t need it for the next few steps.
Step 2: Create the cracks
To create the cracks you just need to work with the diamond shape. Go back to the shape menu and pull in a diamond. Unlock the diamond the same way you did the circle and manipulate the shape until it looks right to you. (This is totally up to you on how you want it to look. The video below will show you how to move the shape.) Once you have the diamond how you want it, duplicate it two times.
Space the diamonds out so the fit across your egg shape (see pic below). Select all of the diamonds and go to “align” and “align top” to get the top edges of your diamonds perfectly straight. Then go to “align” and “distribute horizontally” so that they are all equal distance apart. Once they are all aligned, weld them together by using the weld tool in the bottom right menu bar.
Step 3: Create the cracked egg design
You should now have an egg and some cracks. Position the cracks over the egg where you want them then drag a box around everything to select it all. With everything selected hit “slice” in the bottom right menu bar. This will cut the cracks out of your egg. You can delete the extra parts of the slice. If you are wanting more than 1 egg in your design just duplicate the egg as many times as you want. I wanted 3 eggs in my design so I duplicated the egg two times.
Step 4: Separate your egg
You’ll notice that your egg is attached even though it has a crack in the middle. If the spacing is good for you then you don’t need to do anything further. If you want to move the top and bottom of the egg closer together or further apart then you will need to do a little more adjusting. Select the egg you want to adjust and then duplicate it. Select the original egg and then go to “Contour” in the bottom right menu bar. Click the top portion of the egg to delete it. Next select the duplicate you made of the original egg. Go to contour and click the bottom portion of the egg to delete it. Now you have a top and bottom that can be moved individually and you can place them wherever you’d like. Repeat this process for your other eggs.
Step 5: Add some flair
So that’s it for the basic cracked egg design. Now you can add it whatever little extras you want. I put a name in the middle (I used the Sherlyn font from Creative Fabrica) and added some colored dots. You can check out the video for how I did those. Well, that’s all I have for now. See ya next time. Happy Crafting!