Cricut Design Space Basics: How to Search for Images

There are well over 140,000 images available in Cricut Design Space. There are also many “Ready to Make” projects available, with Cricut images, a supply list, and step-by-step instructions. The “Ready to Make” projects include Design Space images, but there are thousands of Design Space images that aren’t part of the “Ready to Make” projects.

If you are searching for images, you need to make sure you are searching images and not projects.

Design Space for iOS devices

If you are using the Design Space iOS app (iPhone or iPad), the first screen you will see when you open the app is the Ready to Make project screen. There is a search bar at the top of this screen. Entering a search term here will only search the Ready to Make projects. So, if you are searching for an image, don’t search here.

To search for images in the iOS app, tap Canvas at the top of the screen.

Now, tap Image in the lower left corner.

Enter a search term in the search box. I searched for “Happy Birthday” and got 5,120 results.

To narrow the results, tap Filters For this example, I filtered by Art Type to Draw Only. This will limit the results to images that can be drawn by the Cricut with a pen/marker or with the Foil Transfer Tool.

Setting a filter reduced the number of search results to a much more manageable 290 drawn images.

Design Space for PC/Mac

When you open Design Space for PC/Mac and click on “New Project,” you’ll be on the Canvas screen. On the left side, you’ll see Projects and Images. Again, don’t click on “Projects” if you are looking for “Images.”

Searching Projects for “dinosaur” gets 21 results. These are all projects that include dinosaur images.

Searching Images for “dinosaur” provides 123 results.

Every image in Design Space has an image number. If you have the number of an image, like #MDCCD369, simple enter that into the image search. Be sure to include the “#” sign in front of the image number.

I highly recommend searching for Image Sets to narrow your results. Sometimes, getting to an image set related to a search term will help you find a better image than doing a search of the entire Cricut image library.

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