Design Space Ultimate Guide

Your Comprehensive Resource for Learning The Basics of Cricut Design Space

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Perfect for beginners and experienced crafters alike looking to unlock their machine’s full potential.

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Helen S.
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"I can't wait to dive into this guide! The step-by-step instructions for using Design Space, along with clear pictures and color-coded tips, are amazing. No more hunting for answers when I want to create something fun! Oh, how I wish I had this gem when I first got my Cricut – it would've been a huge time-saver!"
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"Huge thank you for showing me the ropes with my Cricut Explore Air 2! It's been a complete game-changer. Really appreciate it!"
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"Your book is so well-written and super easy to follow! The visuals are eye-catching, and I love the bright, colorful vibe. I adore my Cricut, but sometimes the fear of things getting too complicated or messing up holds me back from trying more than just the basics. I'm definitely going to print it out so I have it right by my Cricut at all times."
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"I just got the Ultimate Guide, and trust me, it's worth every cent! Oh, how I wish I had last weekend when I was pulling my hair out in frustration. If you haven't snagged one yet, I seriously recommend giving it a go!"
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"Just wanted to drop a quick 'thank you' for giving me your time and expert advice! That tip about the 'Attach' function on the Cricut was mind-blowing... I've been struggling for ages to attach everything to one mat, and now that I know how, it's such a relief to not feel worried about it!"
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"It's been so rewarding finally learning how to use my Cricut properly. Thank you for putting this guide together."

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  1. Very helpful and asy to understand

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  2. I’m a slow learner and sometimes find the youtube videos are too fast to keep up with. This is perfect because I can follow along at my own pace.

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  3. this handy guide has been very useful in helping me to avoid getting stuck like I always used to.

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  4. This guide has given me the confidence to finally use my cricut, and I’m so glad that I did. I made a special dinosaur birthday card for me grandson last week and he loved it!

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  5. This is a great reference guide for whenever I get stuck. Love it!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ultimate Guide works with any Cricut model that uses Cricut Design Space! That means if you have one of these models, this Guide will help you:

  • Cricut Joy
  • Cricut Explore
  • Cricut Explore Air
  • Cricut Explore One
  • Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut Explore 3
  • Cricut Maker
  • Cricut Maker 3

This Guide contains straightforward, step-by-step instructions for all of the most common tasks in Cricut Design Space, including:

  • How to Install Cricut Design Space
  • How to Open and Start a New Project
  • How to Connect to Your Cricut (Bluetooth)
  • How to Resize a Project
  • How to Change Colors
  • How to Group and Ungroup
  • How to Arrange Layers
  • How to Align & Distribute Objects
  • How to Flatten
  • How to Attach (Keep Things Together)
  • How to Weld
  • How to Slice
  • How to Contour
  • How to Color Sync
  • How to Upload Images
  • How to Erase The Background from an Image
  • How to Upload SVG Files
  • How to Change the Font of Existing Text
  • How to Add a Custom Font
  • How to Curve Text
  • How to Change Letter Spacing (Kerning)
  • How to Replicate Handwriting With Cursive Fonts
  • How to Offset and Knockout Text
  • How to Find and Bookmark Fonts
  • How to Change Operation & Use Different Tools
  • How to Set Text to Write with a Pen
  • How to Score with Stylus or Wheel
  • How to Reposition Items in Mat Preview
  • How to Mirror and Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • How to Save Work and View Saved Projects
  • How to Save Projects for Offline
  • How to Print Then Cut
  • How to Flip and Rotate
  • How to Find Free Images & SVGs
  • How to Find Free Patterns & Projects
  • How to Use and Modify Custom Materials
  • Keyboard Shortcuts


This Guide has the instructions for ALL platforms, including Mac, Windows, iOS (iPhone/iPad), and Android. Each platform is a different color-coded section, so you can quickly and easily find what you’re looking for.

While it’s natural to have doubts, I’m confident in the value that this playbook provides. I’m Caity, the founder of, a beloved DIY & craft blog that has supported countless craft enthusiasts in just the past three years.

When I first got my Cricut, I spent countless hours online navigating the ins and outs of Cricut Design Space. Through YouTube videos, blog posts, and Facebook groups, I eventually learned the ropes, but the learning process was repetitive and time-consuming.

To streamline my learning, I began keeping well-organized notes on my computer. Realizing the power of having a handy reference, I further refined my notes, added screenshots, and printed them out to keep right next to my Cricut.

This simple solution was transformative. With easy access to my note cards, I could quickly find the information I needed. Now, with extensive Cricut experience under my belt, I’m excited to share my knowledge with you! Just follow my step-by-step guidance, and you’ll be a Cricut pro in no time.

I’m certain this method will work if you trust the process. Already, more than 37,500 crafters have found success with this Guide, thanks to its reputation as the ultimate Cricut sidekick.

And if it doesn’t work for you, I’ll gladly refund your money with no questions asked. You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You’ve come to the right place. This Ultimate Guide features cheat sheets for the most fundamental tasks, ranging from initiating a new project to updating your app.

It’s the ideal companion for new Cricut users – you can print it out and place it next to your Cricut for easy reference each time you use your machine.

The Guide is here to assist you! If you’re like me, you may still need to look up how to perform less frequently used functions such as Print Then Cut, SnapMat, and Contour.

Moreover, when transitioning from my desktop to my iPhone, it feels like starting from scratch since everything is located in different places and has different names.

With these cheat sheets, all the guesswork is removed, allowing you to complete tasks quickly and efficiently.

Fantastic news! ALL of those platforms are covered. I provide instructions on how to perform each task across all the different versions of Cricut Design Space – Mac, Windows, iOS (iPad/iPhone), and Android.

So, whether you need to switch to your mobile device or back to your desktop, you’ll always be in the know.

The Ultimate Guide is a digital product so you can download it as soon as place your order. You can keep it saved on your computer, phone or tablet. Many customers even print it out and keep it near to their Cricut for easy access!

Absolutely! The Guide was updated in August 2023 and now incorporates all the latest features!


And you aren’t 100% happy with your purchase, then I’m not happy either. In this case I’ll gladly refund your money with no questions asked. There’s absolutely zero risk when yo buy this Ultimate Guide because you’ll get a full refund if you aren’t thrilled with it.

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