How to Find Image Sets (Cartridges) in Design Space

When Cricut machines first came on the scene, images and fonts were purchased on cartridges which were put in a slot on the machine every time those images or fonts were used. Fortunately, those days are long gone, and we can easily access hundreds of thousands of images in seconds on Design Space.

The term “cartridges” hung on, though, but Cricut recently updated the term to “Image Sets” in Design Space for PC/Mac.

Here are the steps for finding image sets:

On the left side, click on Images.

Next, click on All Images.

Then, click Image Sets on the left side under “Highlighted Categories.”

To search the image sets, put a search term in the search box at the top of the screen. This is a great way to narrow down a search. I could put in “Disney” and all the Disney image sets that I have either purchased or could purchase will come up.

Let’s say I asked someone about a particular image, but she couldn’t remember the exact name, but that it came off the Teacher Gifts image set. I could search image sets for “teacher,” and can quickly find that image set and the image I need.

There are three filter options for image sets. Selecting Cricut Access will show only images that are included in the Cricut Access subscription.

Purchased will show image sets that I either bought through Design Space, through the Cricut shop (like in a digital Mystery Box), or the contents of physical cartridges that I linked to my Cricut account.

Filtering to Free will only show me images that are free to cut for any Design Space user. Some images are only free for limited periods of time. (This post has more information about finding free images in Design Space.)

28 thoughts on “How to Find Image Sets (Cartridges) in Design Space

  1. Finding cartridges in design space would have been easier if Cricut just use image set/cartridge in the update. I hadn’t use design space since March and was really frustrated til I finally found your post. Also would be nice if Design space had a make a sillouette feature

  2. Hi, I hope you can help me. I want to be able to scroll through the image sets to see what is available. However of the 3000+ I am only able to scroll down around 145 and then it just stops. I have design space on my pc and have the monthly subscription. Any ideas? Many thanks

      1. Thank you for your reply Lydia. I have reinstalled it on the pc and there is no change. I put it on my laptop which is much more modern and again no change. Put it on my phone and it works! But I can’t face going through all the cartridges on my small phone screen. I have emailed cricut but had no reply yet

    1. Did you ever find a solution to your problem because I’m having the same issue. I also can see all image sets on my android phone but not on my windows PC.

  3. I have a question and I’ve looked for a few days here and there and don’t find an answer. I wanted to use the blast off image set MAA375 and I like the pattern on the #4 so I was looking to find a 1 and a 3..I did find some but not the same pattern as the does that mean only certain things exist in the image sets?

    1. There aren’t any other numbers in that image set with the same pattern as the 4. If it’s not in the image set, it doesn’t exist in Design Space.

  4. Thank you but what a bummer. I’m not that crafty or I could probably figure out how to make what I want.
    Thanks again and have a fun filled day:)

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