How To Use Canva For Cricut

Canva and Cricut are powerful design tools that allow you to create beautiful and personalized designs. This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use Canva for Cricut.

Step 1: Create or Choose Your Design in Canva

Begin by creating your design on Canva. This platform provides a wide range of templates and customization options, allowing you to create unique designs. Alternatively, you can select a design from Canva’s vast collection.

Step 2: Download the Design as PNG

After finalizing your design, hit the Download button located at the top right-hand corner of the screen.

In the download settings, choose PNG as your file type. This format preserves the image’s quality while maintaining a small file size, which is ideal for Cricut.


For designs with a transparent background, ensure you check the Transparent Background option before downloading.

Step 3: Upload Your Design to Cricut Design Space

Now that your design is ready, open the Cricut Design Space. From the left-hand side menu, click on the Upload button. Here you can upload your newly created Canva design.

Step 4: Clean Up the Design

Cricut gives you the option to clean up your design, removing any unnecessary parts. To do this, select the Erase tool and click on the areas you want to remove.

Step 5: Save as a Cut Image

After you’re satisfied with your design, save it as a Cut Image. This will prompt Cricut to cut out your design.

Step 6: Insert Your Design

Finally, insert your design into the Cricut Design Space canvas by clicking on the uploaded images and hitting the Insert Images button. You can resize the design to fit your needs before starting the cutting process.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully used Canva for Cricut. As you can see, the process is straight-forward and easy to follow, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for your designs!