First you will need to have Design Space on your device. To do this you will need to go to https://design.cricut.com/ and click download, then follow the steps.
When you open Cricut Design Space it will look something like this.
Click on new project
Your screen should now look like this
On the left hand side click upload
Your screen will now look like this
Click on upload image
The screen will now look like this, and will ask you to either drag your project/SVG file into this screen or you can click the Browse button and then locate your project/SVG file
Your screen should now look something like this. You can change the image name if you wish, then select save in the bottom right hand of the screen.
Your new project should now appear under recently uploaded images. Click on the project you just uploaded and then select insert images in the bottom right hand corner. You could insert multiple images/projects at once if you wish. Just click on all the recently uploaded images you want to work on at once/in one screen.
Most projects you upload will need to be resized. To do so you will need to click on your image, then click the opened lock in the upper middle of the screen. This will close the icon/lock. Now you can change the height or width of your project and the other size will change accordingly. If you leave the icon open, then one dimension will change, while the other stays the same.
Another important icon to know is the ungroup, which can be found on the upper right hand side of the screen. This will allow you to make changes to individual pieces of your project.
Do not forget to save your project every now and then so you do not lose your progress.
When you are ready to make your project, click the big green button in the upper right hand corner, that says Make It.
You will then be taken to a screen that looks like this, with your project as it will appear on your mat. It will tell you the size of mat you will need on the left hand side. (red arrow) If you need to mirror your image you will do so now, by clicking the mirror button on the left hand side. (blue arrow) Then click continue on the bottom right hand side. (green arrow)
You will need to make sure your Cricut machine is plugged in and on and that your computer device is connected to your Cricut machine at this time.
When you click continue it will then have you select your material. The Cricut Explorer 2 has a dial that you rotate to select your material. The Cricut Maker has a screen that looks like this. If you do not see your material, then select browse all materials on the right hand side.
You can then click the drop down called All Categories to select a specific category to look under, or you could type in your specific material in the search box that says Search All Materials, then click the magnifying glass.
Once you have selected your material it will tell you which blade/s or tool/s you will need. Make sure the appropriate blades and/or tools are properly in your machine.
Then get your mat prepared with your material on it, and load it into your machine. When your mat is ready line it up to your machine and hit the double arrow button. (blue arrow) The machine will pull your mat in. When it is ready the Cricut button will light up. (red arrow) Hit that button and watch your project be created.
When it is finished making your project check that your project was completely cut through. If not hit the Cricut button again for the Cricut machine to do the exact cuts again. If it looks good, then hit the double arrow button to have the machine unload the mat. Now have fun weeding your project and making your project.
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