How to Upload an EssyJae SVG file to Cricut Design Space (Scored Files)

How to Upload An EssyJae SVG with Score Lines to Cricut Design Space

Use the table of contents below to choose the instructions for the version of Cricut’s Design Space software that you’ll be using.

Please note that the computer/desktop version of Design Space is the easiest to use for uploading SVG files with score lines. If you have a choice between using a computer or mobile device with your Cricut, I highly recommend using the computer as the process is easier.

Using Cricut's Desktop Design Space

Watch the video tutorial below, or keep scrolling for detailed written instructions for uploading to the desktop version of Design Space.

Step 1 - Uploading

  1. Un-zip the folder you downloaded.
  2. In Cricut Design Space, open up a new project.
  3. In Design Space, click “Upload” on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click “Upload Image”, then “Browse”.
  5. Locate the SVG file you want to use – it will likely have scored in the file name. Make sure the file you have chosen has .svg at the end.
  6. Once the image has been uploaded, click “Insert Images” on the bottom right.

Step 2 - Setting up the score lines

  1.  If there’s more than one pieces to cut, click any piece on the mat to ensure everything is selected, then click “UnGroup” on the upper right side of the screen. If there’s only one piece to cut, skip this step.
  2. Take a look at all the pieces to see which ones have score lines (score lines will appear as solid lines on top of a piece).
  3. On the mat, click a piece with score lines. This will highlight the layers grouped together within this piece on the layers panel on the right side of the screen.
  4. Each layer will say “basic cut” next to them. Click the top layer in this grouping – this is the layer with score lines.
  5. With that layer selected, go up to the top left of the screen where it says “Operation”. Click the dropdown menu and choose “Score”.
  6. On the mat, click the piece again, then click “Attach” on the lower right side of the screen.

Repeat this process with each of the pieces with score lines.

All pieces without score lines are ready to go – they don’t need anything done to them.

Step 3 - Make it!

Click “Make It”.

You’ll be able to tell the file is set up correctly if the score lines are staying together with the pieces, and they are not being moved onto a separate mat. If they are being moved to separate mat, it means they still need to be attached to the piece they are meant to go on top of – see above step.


Using Cricut's iOS App

If you are using Cricut’s app for iOS on an iPhone or iPad, please follow the instructions below. As mentioned in this video, some of the buttons may be in slightly different places than shown on the iPad in this video. The main menu at the bottom of the screen can be swiped to the left to reveal more functions, such as layers.

If the project you’ve uploaded has only one piece, please skip the first step of ungrouping, and go straight to setting the score line layer to score.


Using Cricut's Android App


Troubleshooting Common Issues

This is a common issue that simply means your score lines still need to be attached. Please cancel the cut and go back to the canvas. Take note of the pieces with score lines. Click and drag over one of the pieces with score lines (doesn’t have to be over the whole thing; just a good portion of it). Now that the layers within the piece are selected, click Attach. Repeat with all pieces with score lines.

Send the project to the machine and you should now see that the score lines are staying with their cut layers!

By default, all items within an SVG file will be cut by the machine. This means that we always need to tell the machine which items to score on when uploading an SVG file. If the score lines are cutting, they just need to be switched to the score setting.

To do this, go to the canvas and click one of the pieces with score lines. This will highlight the layers within the piece on the layers panel on the right side of the screen. Note that there are several layers highlighted that each say Basic Cut. Click the very top one to select only it, then go to Operation at the top left of the screen, and use the drop down menu to choose Score.

Now the score lines will be scored instead of cut. Repeat this process with all pieces with score lines.


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7 thoughts on “How to Upload an EssyJae SVG file to Cricut Design Space (Scored Files)

  1. hello I did as follows per video and my score lines want to cut from clamp A, its not cutting all in clamp B but I have no other blade in clamp A

  2. Hi, I purchased the 3d teapot, I did the ungrouping, the score and basic cut. On the lid knob I can score and do a basic cut. My purchase was on my other acct. please respond this email

  3. Hi I am I just purchased a cricut Joy will this work on it. I am very new to having a cricut so, what type of paper is used for this. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Christon,
      Thanks so much for purchasing my design! This process should work to set up the file for your Cricut Joy, but once you send the design to the machine, the process is a little different than on other machines – you’ll just need to follow what it asks you on screen.

      Thanks so much!

  4. Hello,

    I purchased this, but not sure if thr instructions for the teapot are correct as it says there are 4 items with score lines but appears to be 5 items??

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