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Hi crafty friends,
Do you ever sit down to make a project that you know you’ve made before, and end up scrolling and scrolling through Design Space to find it? If you’re like me, you have. But I have some good news today: Cricut came up with a solution for us!
Today you’ll learn how to use Cricut Collections and organize your files, so you can find them easily when you want to.
But first, there are a couple of things you need to know:
- This only works on desktop. If you use Cricut on a mobile device, unfortunately this is not available for you yet.
- It’s only online. I know Cricut made their desktop version so that you can use some of its functions offline, but for now this isn’t one of them. You will have to be connected to the internet in order to access your Collections.
Now, let’s talk about how to use Cricut Collections.
Cricut Collections Video
How To Save a Design to Your Collection
Start in Design Space with the design you want to save. Go up to the top menu on the right and click “Save.” You’ve probably saved projects like this before. This lets you give your design a title and save it. But now there’s also an option for “Save To Collections.” If you already have your Collection created, you can simply select the box next to the Collection you want to put your design in.
Tip: You can also add a single design to multiple Collections, if it fits into more than one category. Simply select the box for each Collection you want to add it to.
How to Create a New Collection
Open your new Design and click “Save,” just like you normally would. Instead of choosing an existing Collection, click on the little plus sign button next to “New Collection.” In the popup window, type in the title of your new Collection, and click “Create.”
Design Space will automatically select that new Collection, so all you have to do now is click “Save.”
Sorting Your Existing Designs into Collections
To find your Collections from inside Design Space, go up to the top of the screen next to the Save button, and click on “My Projects.” You’ll be able to see the list of your Collections on the left side of the screen.
Tip: You can also get to all of your projects and Collections from the main screen. Either click on “My Projects” at the top, or click on the green “View All” in the middle next to the “My Projects” heading.
If you have Cricut Access, you can have unlimited Collections. But if you do not have Access, you are limited to five Collections. So keep that in mind as you are creating your categories.
From the “My Projects” screen, choose the design you want to move into a Collection. Click on the three dots in the bottom right corner, and it will bring up a black popup. Click on “Edit Collections,” and that will give you the options to choose the Collection(s) you want to move it to. Select your Collection(s) and click “Done.”
Of course, since these Collections are new, you may have a lot of projects that you want to sort into them all at once. I actually didn’t have too many, because I found it easier to just save them to folders on my computer and reupload them to Design Space when I needed them. But if you have a lot of designs to sort, you don’t have to go through and move them to Collections one by one.
Click the Organize button at the top of your projects screen, and you will be able to select more than one design at a time. When you click on a design, it will get a green outline to tell you that it is selected. If it is already in a Collection, you will also see a little checkmark in the bottom right corner above the three dots.
Once you have selected all the designs you want to move, click the Next button. From there you can edit the Collections for all of them at once.
How to Remove a Design from the Collection
Now, what if you add the wrong design to a Collection by accident? In the video, you can see that I had a chick paper craft saved under the wrong name. That put the same design in the Collection twice.
This is easy enough to fix. Click on those three dots again, and then “Edit Collections.” Deselect the checkbox for the Collection you don’t want that design to be in. Then click “Done.” That will automatically remove it from the Collection.
Tip: Make sure you start with a new project when you open the design to save it to a Collection. Otherwise, Cricut may save it under a different name. So click “New Project” and select the design you want. Then click “Insert Images.” Go up to “Save,” name the project, select the Collection(s) you want to save it to, and click “Save” again.
That covers just about everything you can do with Collections in Cricut. If you have any additional questions, be sure to leave them in the comments.
Thanks for crafting with me today!
Chris Butler has helped thousands of crafters learn how to use their Cricut machine without feeling overwhelmed. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling, and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mom of two crazy fun kids.