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How to Slice in Cricut Design Space

Today we’ll be exploring a key feature in Cricut Design Space—the Slice tool. This dynamic feature enables you to create new shapes, remove parts of an image, or cut text out of a shape. In other words, it allows you to ‘slice’ one image out of another. Let’s get into the specifics of how to use the Slice tool effectively in Cricut Design Space.

Understanding the Slice Tool

Before we delve into the ‘how’, it’s crucial to clarify the ‘what’. The Slice tool in Cricut Design Space can be used to cut a shape or text out of another shape, effectively slicing one image out of another. You can only slice two shapes at a time, but those shapes can be intricate, multi-layered designs. It’s a fundamental tool for unlocking creative designs that aren’t achievable with other tools alone. Now, let’s discover how to use the Slice tool.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Slice Tool

Step 1: Open Cricut Design Space

Launch Cricut Design Space on your device and start a new project. To familiarize yourself with the Slice tool, begin with a basic project, such as cutting a shape or text out of another shape.

Step 2: Select Your Images or Text

Choose two shapes or a shape and a piece of text from the Design Space library, or upload your own. Position one on top of the other in the way you want them to be sliced.

Step 3: Select the Images to Slice

Select both images that you want to slice. You can do this by clicking and dragging a selection box over both images, or by holding down the Shift key while clicking on each image.

Step 4: Use the Slice Tool

Once you’ve selected both images, navigate to the bottom of the Layers panel on the right of the screen and click the ‘Slice’ button. Your images will now be sliced according to the design.

Step 5: Remove Sliced Parts

After slicing, you will have multiple pieces that you can move and remove independently. Remove or hide the layers you don’t need to reveal your sliced design.

Step 6: Finalize Your Design

Adjust and position your sliced image as needed. Once you’re satisfied with your design, click the ‘Make It’ button in the top-right corner to prepare it for cutting.

Step 7: Adjust as Needed

If you need to make changes, select ‘Undo’ in the top left corner to revert the slicing action, or adjust the individual sliced pieces. Repeat the slicing process once you’re satisfied with the changes.

Pro Tips for Using the Slice Tool

  1. Two Shapes at a Time: Remember, you can only slice two shapes at a time. If your design has more than two shapes, you’ll need to slice them in stages.
  2. Slicing Images: While you can slice basic shapes easily, slicing more intricate designs can create unique and complex results.
  3. Removing Unwanted Parts: After slicing, you may have parts of the image you don’t want. These can be easily removed by clicking on them and pressing the ‘Delete’ key.
  4. Creating New Shapes: The Slice tool can be used to create new shapes. Get creative and experiment with slicing different shapes out of one another.
  5. Text Slicing: Slicing text out of a shape can be a great way to create stencils or negative space in your design.


The Slice tool in Cricut Design Space is a powerful feature that can greatly enhance your creativity. It opens up a new world of design possibilities by allowing you to combine and cut out shapes in unique ways. By mastering the Slice tool, you can take your Cricut projects to the next level.

As with any tool, the Slice feature may require a bit of practice to get comfortable with, but once you understand it, you’ll find it an essential part of your Cricut toolkit. Remember, the key is to keep experimenting, and most importantly, to enjoy the creative process.

Armed with this comprehensive guide, you’re now ready to delve into your next crafting project with a better understanding of how to use the Slice tool in Cricut Design Space. Happy crafting!



Hi, I’m Caity, and I love crafty projects. If you’re here to learn and get inspired, you’re in the right place.

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Hi, I’m Caity, and I love crafty projects. If you’re here to learn and get inspired, you’re in the right place. 

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