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Cricut Design Space For Beginners

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Learning to use Cricut Design Space is one of the hobbies that a lot of people are interested in these days. If you want to learn about this software, Cricut Design Space For Beginners is for you!

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About Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design Space is where you can create your own designs, choose from the variety of designs already available on the platform, and do customization before you send them to your cutting machines.

This software is suitable to work on designs for almost all cutting machines available on the market. All you need to do is install the software on your computer and you can start using it right away!

Design Space can be used to create quick and minimal designs using different shapes and fonts available on the software.

Different Areas You See Once You Open The Cricut Design Space Software

The home page

The home page is what you see when you first open Design Space. There are four parts of the homepage, including the header, banner, my projects, and featured content.

You can get to the canvas from 3 different areas on the homepage. You can click on the following areas shown here:

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The canvas area

One of the most prominent areas in the software is this one. Here is where you can see all your designs and all the changes you make using amazing features and tools Design Space has to offer.

This area is made out of a grid which makes it easier for you to visualize the actual cutting mat. You can decide to have it’s measurements in centimeters or inches based on what you prefer. You can also zoom in and out to see your designs clearly and you can also select, delete, or modify individual layers in the design.

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Left panel, also called the design panel, to insert anything you need!

Whether you want to insert images or shapes, the options are present on the left panel. It gives you all the options you need to insert anything.

You can add images, texts, shapes, etc., and you can also add direct ready to cut projects from Cricut Access if needed. The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to pay for things on this panel before you use them unless you have Cricut Access or your images that you can use.

Right panel, also called the layers toolbar, for layering.

Layers are basically any elements that are currently present on your canvas. Multiple elements can make a whole project that you can later cut. The layers depend totally on the complexity of your project.

You can group different layers together, ungroup something, duplicate certain layers, or even delete layers you no longer need in the canvas area. There are several other options available like slice, attach, weld, etc. that you can master as you use Design Space more and more.

Top panel, or the header, is dedicated to editing.

The top panel in Design Space consists of all the tools and features you need to edit the elements you have in your canvas area.

You can choose the font of your text, the kind of alignment you want, save your project and see previous projects you have created in the past. You will continue to find many amazing features the more you browse this top panel as well.

Cricut Design Space Tips

  • Before starting out, go to and download the software to your computer. Create a Design Space account and you are ready to go!
  • Design Space is broken up into two parts – the home page and the canvas. The home page is where you find new and saved projects. Canvas is where you will arrange or design your projects.

I talked about some of the most basic things you need to know in case you are a complete beginner to Cricut Design Space. I hope that this tutorial for Cricut Design Space For Beginners made the software less intimidating for you and you can now start using it as you want right away!