how to use digital paper in cricut

How to Use Digital Papers in Cricut Design Space?

Every day I come across new things to do in my Cricut Design Space, and I fall all over for it once again. My interest started increasing exponentially the day I learned about how to use digital paper in Cricut. Once you start using digital papers on Cricut, there is no going back!

I can’t keep all of this information to myself any longer! I am so excited to share it with you guys because trust me you are going to adore your designs once you learn the use of digital paper in design space. It is finally time to bring all of your SVGs into use that you have accumulated in your downloads over the years. The process that I am going to walk you through right now is going to give them a stunning transformation!

Using Digital Paper in Design Space

So without any further ado let’s get into turning our SVGs into stunning stickers by using digital paper for Cricut.

The following steps summarize everything that you need to do before you hit the print button on your Cricut machine:

1. Getting Started:

First off, open Cricut Design Space. Start a new project and upload your SVG file on the canvas.

2. Setting Your Design:

Select the design you just uploaded and ungroup it. This is going to assist you in rearranging stuff.

 

3. Downloading Digital Paper

You can either upload the digital paper you have been keeping for so long. Or browse over the web for tonnes of free digital papers, Check out my shop too for some lovely Patterned Digital Papers. Download any one of them and upload on your cricut machine!

4. Uploading Your Digital Paper:

Here begins the magical part. To upload a digital paper in design space, click on the upload button where you will see two options: upload image and pattern fill.

You have to select pattern fill as the other option is for uploading images and SVG files.

The upload takes time so be a little patient! Once it’s done, a notification will pop on the top left of the screen.

5. Setting up The Cricut

Naturally when you upload an SVG, Cricut is going to assume you are just going to cut and print it like always. To change this, you have to click on the operations button on the top left and select the standard cut method! It is gonna turn your file into print THEN cut feature!

6. Sticker Filling

Here comes the important sticker filling part. Select the part of the image you want to fill with digital paper and click on the color box in the toolbar at the top of the screen.

7. Print Settings

From there shift the print type to pattern and select the pattern you had previously uploaded. Once your shape is filled with the digital paper you chose, see if it is repetitive. If so, let’s work on fixing that!

8. Scaling the Pattern

Click on the edit pattern button which will allow you to shift and scale the pattern until it looks perfect. There are no proper guidelines to doing that, you will have to explore what works best for you!

Make your adjustments. You may as well flip and rotate it. Do everything you need in order to make it look perfect for you. Once it’s done, move on to the next step.

9. Setting the Background

Drag the filled image away from its original part as you don’t want to touch it and mess it up. Now use the offset tool if you’d like a background on your sticker! Again, do what works for you the best. I prefer the 0.25 offset but you decide for yourself. You can also change the way you want the corners to look, do you want them round or edgy?

Click on apply, once done!

10. Removing Unwanted Spaces

If there are unwanted spaces in the background, fill them in with shapes.Drag the filled image back to its background. Adjust the size and space of everything. Recheck everything and if you’re satisfied with the final look, select everything and flatten it. It’s now ready to print!

Tadaa! You just made a sticker for yourself with digital paper from an old SVG that’s been in your inventory for so long. It’s as easy as you could think of! 

If you want to see how it looks check out my video in the link below and see for yourself. Try these out and let me know in the comments how it turned out!

how to use digital paper in cricut