Cricut Design Space: Patterns!


Today I'm excited to show you a brand new release to Cricut Design Space that involves something super new and super exciting: PATTERNS!

I'll be doing a 4 part series to show you how to make the most of this new feature. Let's get started with learning how to find and upload patterns!

Onward!



You'll notice that for the most part, the Design Space looks the same except that the grid lines are back as default. Same sleek, easy to use interface with some great new features! 

So the first way you'll want to mess around with patterns is to insert a basic shape to really see how they work. Any shape will do! 


After you select your shape, click on the picture on the right hand side under the "layers" tab and it will bring up a secondary menu where you can choose from 4 different options at the top. Select "print" to make this shape a print then cut image. 


Once you've made the shape printable, a new sub-menu will populate next to colors called patterns! You'll get to see ALL of the patterns you've bot access to! SO FUN. 


Peruse the patterns, find one you want, and click on it. You'll see it fill in the shape you've selected and you're now able to print that little beauty! The shape is edited just as easily as any other shape or image in Design Space. 

But you want to upload your own pattern you say?
Well okay then!


Select the "upload image" option on the left hand side of the Design Space screen. That will bring you to an updated version of the upload image screen. There's now a "pattern fill" option, which is what you'll click on and go from there. 


Find your pattern on your desktop, and select upload. You'll want to give it a name that you can search and also tag it for easy searching later. The pattern will be saved in Design Space forever so you can access it easily! 


Once you've uploaded your image and saved it, you'll get a notification at the top of the screen telling you that it's included in your patterns now. Slick and easy, I tells ya! 


Using the same steps as before, you can now access your pattern! It will be saved there for your access whenever you want. I'm already dizzy from the possibilities of little stickers and add-ons for cards and envelopes, you guys! 

So what do you guys think?
Are you excited to experiment with some patterns?
Stay tuned for parts 2-4! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

4 comments:

  1. Hi thanks for the tutorial, it looks like a lot of fun. Is this actually available yet? I can't seem to find the patterns option on mine but other things have updated. Thanks x

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    1. Hi Jennifer! It sounds like the launch is sometime in September - exact date to be announced. Thank you!

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    2. Hi Jennifer! It sounds like the launch is sometime in September - exact date to be announced. Thank you!

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    3. Ok thanks I will sit tight and wait then! x

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