Have you ever wanted to use Cricut Design Space when you didn’t have internet access? Let’s dive right in and find out how you can use your own design in Cricut Design Space offline!
The first thing you need to be aware of is that right now using Cricut Design Space offline is only available using the Design Space app in iOS. This is because with the app you have the ability to save a project to your device or to the cloud.
The next thing you need to be aware of is some options are only available when you’re online. Using Cricut Design Space offline will be limited to things you have saved to your device. For instance uploading your own image is only possible when you are online. Because of this you’ll want to make sure to have your project created before you head offline so it’s in your files to cut when you don’t have internet access.
Step 1. Make sure your project is saved to your device (I created this cute “I love us” design using the WordSwag app). This allows it to be found and used without internet access. To do this click on the disk on the upper left of your screen and then click “Save As”.
Next name your design and then click “Save on this iPhone” (or iPad).
Step 2. Open your project offline (if you want to check that it’s there turn off your wireless and click to airplane mode)! When you open the Cricut Design Space app you’ll be taken to the home page, to find the projects you have saved to your device click the drop down menu on the upper left (it may say “all categories”, “my projects in the cloud”, “Cricut access” I believe it depends on what you were looking at the last time you were in there).
Select “My Projects on this iPhone” (or iPad). Next select your project and click “open”. This will open your design onto your canvas.Step 3. Adjust your project as needed. You can resize your image, add other images you have saved to your device, add shapes, add additional text (using the system tab under texts because those are the ones on your device), etc.
Step 4. Send your design to the mat. Once you have your project exactly how you want it click the green C in the bottom corner and “make it”. This will send you to the mat screen.
Here you can see exactly how your design is going to cut. If you need to make adjustments (mirror your image, cut more than 1, etc.) you will click on the mat on the upper left of your screen and select how many project copies you want to cut, what your material size is, and if you want to mirror your image for iron-on you will do that on this screen. To close out of that just touch the mat on the upper left again and you’ll see that the changes you’ve made are shown on the mat screen.Now if you want to move where your image is cutting on the mat tap the image and a blue adjusting square will appear around your image, you can now drag your image where you want it on the mat.
Step 5. Cut your project. Once you have everything looking exactly how you want it on the mat screen click the green C in the lower left corner of your screen and “continue”. Here is where you will connect to your machine (if you haven’t already) make sure your bluetooth is on and connect to your machine (you will have needed to have used your machine with internet connection before with your device so all the settings are on your iPhone/iPad for that particular machine). From here you will select your material, confirm you have the correct blade in your machine, load your material, and then click the green C in the lower right corner to “continue” and cut your project!
I hope this tutorial is helpful and has you creating and using Cricut Design Space offline with wonderful success. If you’d like more Cricut Design Space tutorials comment below with what you’d like to learn and we’ll tackle it for you! Come back Wednesday to see how I used this cute “I love us” design for a little Valentine decor here at home.