Have you ever wondered how to bookmark an image that you’ve found in Cricut Design Space? Is this even possible? I’m answering a reader question today. I’m also haring How to Save a Project in Cricut Design Space at the end of this post. This post may contain affiliate links.
This week, reader Vakeri asked a great question, “Hi…in the design space app, how do you save designs you like for future projects? Or can you? Please help”
I thought, if Vakeri has this question, I bet others do, too. So I decided to whip up a quick post dedicated to the subject. If you’ve ever wanted to know, read on. At the end, I’m also sharing a quick photo tutorial on how to save your project in Design Space.
NOTE THAT THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR THE COMPUTER ONLY. IT MAY WORK FOR THE PHONE APP, BUT AS AN ANDROID USER, I DO NOT HAVE THE APP.
So…the short answer to Vakeri’s question is “No.” There is no “bookmark” tool in the Cricut Design Space itself. If you’re looking for a “Pin It” type of button, or a heart like on Etsy, or a “Watch” list like on eBay, there is no such feature in Cricut Design Space when it comes to bookmarking images to watch or for future reference. Keep in mind that I’m publishing this post on January 4, 2017. There is a Cricut Design Space Update that is supposed to roll out this year, so there may be a feature like that included (I don’t know), but at the time of this publishing, there is not. If that changes with the update, I will try to pop back in here and update this post.
But, like most other things, there is a work around. If you are looking to bookmark an exact image in Cricut Design Space that you have found and liked, but you’re not quite ready to commit to it in your project yet, here is how to do it.
Since Valentine’s day is upcoming, I’m going to search for the perfect heart shape. So many pretty options pop up! I find one that I like, but I don’t want to use it in my project quite yet. But I also don’t want to have to search for it later. I click on the little italics “i” within the circle that is on the image. Do you see it? There is one in the lower right corner of each image.
After clicking on the “i,” the image box flips around to reveal the information about the image. It tells the image name, the image creator, and the image identification number. From this point, you can do two different things.
If you like writing things in lists or in a notebook, you can write the image identification number in the notebook. Then use that exact number in the search box when looking for the image.
Or, if you are like me, I like everything bookmarked on my computer. In this case, copy and paste the identification number into the search box.
This will pull a page up with only that image.
You can then use the BOOKMARK FEATURE IN YOUR COMPUTER BROWSER (again, there is no such feature in Design Space itself) to bookmark the image page for future reference.
As an alternative, you can also save the image as a project (without really making a project). Once you’ve found an image that you like (or think you like), add it to a blank page and save it as a project.
To save your project, click the “Save” button.
A new page will open. Name your project and save! If you are simply saving the page as a quick reference for the image, you can name is something like “Temporary” or “Possible Image” or whatever will trigger your brain to what it is. Otherwise, name the file after the project. As you can see, my project files are oh-so-cleverly named (not!).
When saving projects, you can also chose to make your project public. This will allow you to share the image URL with others if you want.
Ok, so is that as clear as mud?
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