The All-New Design Space!

May 3, 2017 • Contributor: Product Marketing Manager Cortney Haymond

Being a frequent Cricut Explore user, means by default I am a frequent Cricut Design Space User. I like the current Cricut Design Space. It is easy to use, which is good because I design with it a lot. However, I would be lying if I didn’t say I was excited for the new update and I know a lot of you are too. So, now that it is in public beta, I thought I would tell you the reasons why I am so thrilled, and why I know was worth the wait.

There is no place like home…

I know a home screen may not be something to necessarily jump up and down about, but I really like the redesign. Rather than seeing all the projects at once, I get to see the project by category. Vinyl, Iron-on, cards… It makes it easy to find a project based on the material I want to use. The other great thing is that all my projects are the first thing I see, which makes the process of finding them much simpler.


DS Tutorial

One Project, Two Project, Red Project, Blue Project…

You know you want to make a project, a t-shirt perhaps, but that’s as far as you’ve gotten. If only there was a way to search the pre-made Cricut projects for that criteria. Good news, in the newest update to design space, you will be able to do just that.


DS Tutorial


You will be able to search for t-shirt projects, vinyl projects, projects with stars, or projects with trees. Basically, if you can think of a search term, you can use it. This is a game changer and one of the main reasons for my excitement for the update.

Gone in a flash…

Or should I say “gone is the flash”, Adobe Flash that is. The new Design Space is more rebuild than update which allows Cricut to get rid of flash. This means no more annoying flash updates. Time to celebrate. Plus, it is also faster and more responsive.

Bigger and Better than ever…

The font menu, oh the font menu. This beautiful, bigger than life menu is just what you never knew you needed. Have you noticed that in a lot of the programs we use (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, etc…) the font menu is only 2 inches wide? Well, in the updated Design Space the font menu is the width of your screen, making picking a font much more enjoyable.


DS Tutorial


Another awesome feature is the ability to still change the font after you have ungrouped or isolated the letters. This means you can change your mind as many times as you want, without having to hit that undo button.

Everything all in one place…

In the current Design Space, everything is placed in tabs on the right of the screen. In the new Design Space, those tabs have disappeared and have been laid out for quick access.


DS Tutorial

Drag and Drop…

The ability to upload your own images is a pretty sweet feature. It has gotten just a bit sweeter in the updated Design Space. Instead of searching through your files for the right one, now all you need to do is drag and drop. It can’t get much easier than that.


DS Tutorial

These are just a couple of my favorite feature. Do any of these excite you? Tell me in the comments below which one excites you the most.

Also, don’t forget to keep checking back for more information on just how the new Design Space works. Tell us what your favorite feature in Design Space is below! #CricutMade

17 thoughts on “The All-New Design Space!

  1. I’m excited for the “drag and drop clipart”. I have had problems inserting cliparts into Design Space because it always wants to “print then cut” and I just want to cut it so I’m looking forward to that feature.

  2. I’m excited to try the new features. So glad Flash is gone! Just wish that we could have an offline version. So many times when internet is down I would love to use my cricut and find myself wishing I had a different machine.

  3. I’m very excited for the new DS3! Being able to change the font even after ungrouping is my favorite feature so far. There are a few things that I was hoping they would have changed but haven’t. Like being able to arch your text & when looking for a special image I wish they would have recent images so of you need the same image in a different project you don’t have to search for it. It’s a good start though.

  4. It ALL sounds so exciting. We have needed these changes. I am most excited about no more Flash. It caused delays every time I used my Cricut. Thank you for the Awesome changes.

  5. I love updates and redesigns. What I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see in a new version of Design Space is the ability to outline ALL fonts so you can layer them. It is very frustrating to be so limited and have to learn other programs or go without to work around what seems like a basic font option.

  6. I too like the new way the fonts are displayed. Especially now you can see what the font looks like in a sentence! I really like the rotate button on the “make it” screen. These old eyes had a hard time using the previous Itty bitty green circle to rotate the images before cutting! I love how “My Projects” show the images and fonts I used, instead of just showing the list. I like having the “edit” functions so readily available. No more toggling between tabs! I am excited to design with this new program! Thank you for this highly needed and appreciated update/rebuild!

  7. The New Design Space looks like a great improvement. I find Adobe Flash to be impossible to work with. My Cricut Design Space membership expires 10/8/17. Will it automatically transfer to the New Design Space?
    Thank you….
    Sue Saubert

  8. Hello

    Is this the new design space up and running? I was on it this afternoon and didn’t see any changes

    Thank you

  9. I really like that my projects show up rather than just the titles because I don’t always remember what the title means. I also like that fonts show a sentence. Good changes.

  10. I can’t seem to get the plug in to work. It keeps saying something is missing and the only option I have is to move it to the trash.

  11. A feature that could be useful would be holding you mouse on the picture preview of the project and seeing it in an enlarged preview.

  12. I am new to all of this and have so many questions. Does anyone anywhere have classes – hands on and not you tube videos? I am creative and have never had somewhere that I can’t turn to for answers to my many questions. I am feeling overwhelmed. This is unusual for me as I sew, smock, embroider by hand and machine, and many other hands on activities. I would love a manual to look at and I don’t care if it is online. I prefer hard copies.

    One big question I have is how I go about converting all my thousands of embroidery designs and fonts from PES format to SVG. That is just on of my many questions.

    Help me please

  13. I have a Cricut Explorier Air. How can I get the new Design Space so I can see the larger fonts?

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