When first opening Cricut Design Space, you’ll be taken to the Welcome Screen.
From here, you will click the green New Project button in the top right corner.
This is the first step to any new Cricut project.
Your new project will begin with a blank Canvas. The Canvas is where you will design and layout the project you are making.
Before you begin adding your stickers, you’ll want to set your print + cut area by adding a shape sized to 6.75″ by 9.25″ (the maximum print + cut area allowed).
Before you adjust the size of your rectangle, make sure you click the lock icon above. to unlock the proportion setting so the height and width can be different.
Now you can enter 6.75 in the width, and 9.25 in the height to set your space.
Now you’re ready to add the design files.
Click Upload in the left sidebar, and you’ll see a screen to upload images or add images you’ve recently uploaded.
Click Upload Image to begin this step.
To get your images into Design Space, you can either click the Browse button and locate the file on your computer, or drag and drop the file into this screen and click continue.
The next step for uploading your design files is to select the image type or complexity.
I typically select Complex for all designs as it gives you a better image to work with in Design Space.
Once you select your image type, click continue.
In this step of the upload process, you can click on the background to remove it (if needed).
Click Apply & Continue.
You’re ready to cut, so load your mat into your cricut!
Make sure you have the knob on your custom material, and press the flashing arrow to load your mat into the machine.
Once the Cricut button starts to flash, press it to begin the cut.