Handbooks and Design Space Image codes

So, you know how difficult it is to find the images that make up each of the layouts in the CTMH Artbooking cartridge??? 

Say you want to create the projects on page 46 of the handbook. Here's what you see in the handbook:



In Cricut Craft Room, you can just go to that cartridge and go through each of the tabs for that layout to find all the pieces.

But because the images in Design Space aren't in any sort of order you have to scroll through all 585 images to find the ones you need. (Yes, I counted them!)


Then when you've found the first image you then have to scroll through all 585 images to find the next one! And repeat until you have all the images you need for that layout...

And we all know that because Design Space is cloud-based there's a lag when you scroll through the list. So you have to sit and wait for the next few lines of images to show up.

Hmmm, if only there was an easier way.....

What if the handbook had the Design Space code under each image? Like this maybe....




Then all you'd have to do is type the codes into the search box in Design Space to find those images!

So, that's exactly what I have done. I've taken the digital PDF handbook and added the codes for every image. 

(There's no codes for the numbers as you'll find them by using the Add Text option.)

You can even type more than one code in the search box at a time. Just place a space between each code. (Click the image below to enlarge.)





Remember, you must type the # and the M for each code.


Here you'll find links to the Cricut cartridge handbooks that have been edited to add the Design Space code for each image.

You'll also find some cartridge image code lists without their handbooks.

For those with handbooks here's a sample of what you will see:


To use the codes:
  • Click the Insert Images button in Design Space 
  • Make sure All Images is selected


  • Insert the code that appears under the image into the search box and press Enter. You will then see a preview of the image. 
You can even put multiple image codes in the search box. Just put a space between each one.

Each image must start with #M

Some images won't show up (eg CTMH images) unless you are logged in!

Also, in the case of CTMH (and most like other licensed cartridges) the codes won't work if you haven't linked that cartridge to your Cricut account.


To view the codes on the iPad you must select Open in iBooks


Keep checking back as I'll be adding more cartridges as I have time.  Links are below.

A note about the new CTMH Flower Market cartridge. 

I have just uploaded the Flower Market cartridge. It is currently available only through my Facebook group - Cricut Explore and More.



Click on the cartridge image to download the PDF handbook.

If I have exceeded my bandwidth at Box.com please try the alternate Dropbox link.




Alternate download: 
Artbooking from Dropbox


Alternate download: 
Artiste from Dropbox



Alternate download:
Artistry from Dropbox

Alternate download: 
Art Philosophy from Dropbox



Alternate download:
Artfully Sent from Dropbox



Courtesy of Margo Jacobson

Courtesy of Margo Jacobson
Alternate download:
When I was a Kid


Other Image codes

- courtesy of Rose Dubberstein


- courtesy of Rose Dubberstein


- courtesty of Rose Dubberstein


Download the Flower Shoppe handbook


Download the Life is a Beach handbook
- courtesy of Rose Dubberstein


Holiday Cards

Alternate Download:
Holiday Cards from Dropbox

107 comments:

Angie's Paper Passion said...

Thanks so much, Narelle (and Margo, also)! These will really come in handy!

Pat Bowman said...

I am anxiously awaiting Artiste! Thanks Narelle (and Margo).

Emily Anderson said...

Oh thank you for Artbooking! This makes life sooo much easier. You are my hero!

csamm12@hotmail.com said...

Thank you so much ladies. Awesome job helping us out with this,

Chris said...

Thank you what a life saver.

Joy Tracey said...

You guys ROCK!! Thank you so much!!

sandie said...

just got my Explore a week ago and am looking forward to using these. Thank you so much

Ann said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

kdgowdy said...

That's wonderful! Thanks!

dragmama58 said...

Thank you for this. I am still getting use to working with design space.

Wanda Dodd said...

Thank you for doing this, it will be a great tool to use. Can't wait to try it out.

Unknown said...

Wow tons and tons.... of work thanks so much ladies

Cindy B. said...

THANK YOU. I find the image search overwhelming on Design Space. This is terrific!

Debbie Kuhs said...

Thank you so much!!!!! This is great!!!

Donna said...

What an incredible job you've done! This is awesome. Thanks so much!

byAnnette said...

Thank You !!!

Judy B said...

You are most generous! Thank you for sharing. This is a tremendous help

Pame said...

this is absolutely fantastic and time saving!! Thank you so much

Pame said...

This is absolutely fantastic and a time saver!! Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much. You are awesome!

Morgan Vogt said...

Thank you for doing this! I freaked out when I saw there was no real organization to the images in Design Space, and I was so grateful you made it possible to easily search for the images! Just curious - are you planning on doing something like this for Art Philosophy?

Narelle said...

@Morgan: Yes, I'm nearly finished Art Philosophy! :)

Elmeda Drope said...
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Elmeda Drope said...

I am having trouble with the codes for Artbooking and Artiste. Keeps saying "no results found". I logged out and back in...made no difference. I have no problem with First Few Years and When I was A Kid. Am I doing something wrong? Followed your instructions...UGH! LOL!

Narelle said...

@Elmeda: Do you own the two CTMH cartridges? And have you linked them to your account? I'm pretty sure they won't show up if you haven't linked them.

Elmeda Drope said...

Super! Thank you very much!

Morgan Vogt said...

You are awesome - thank you!

Ladybug said...

Narelle, you are an absolute doll for doing this for all of us. Thank you soooooo much! :-)

centralNYscrapper said...

I echo the previously shared sentiments. Thank you so much. You are helping all of us save a lot of time when looking for a specific image.

donnabischof said...

Thank you so much for all of the time put into this. We all appreciate all of the help.

Jacqui said...

Thank you so much again for all your hard work! Great job!

Morgan Vogt said...

Narelle - I'd like to post a link to your post on these handbooks, as well as have a direct link to the PDF files on the side of my blog. I'll make sure to credit you in both, but I just wanted to make sure this was okay. My blog is www.tweetscraps.com in case you want to check it out. Thanks!

Narelle said...

Hi Morgan,

I'd prefer it if you linked to this page. Mainly because the alternate link is there for when my download allowance at box.com is exceeded.

I'm already at 100% for this month so anyone who doesn't see this page won't know that there's another place they can download the files.

But, so long as everyone knows where the files come from I'm happy! :)

Morgan Vogt said...

Makes sense - thanks!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks Narelle! I really appreciate all the hard work you have put into getting these numbers. How do you find the numbers on the Cricut cartridge images? Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Leslie Z said...

Narelle - You are just the BEST! I can't imagine the work that must go into this, Thank you sooooooo much!

Fromm the heart said...

Thank you so much! How do you locate the fronts from the CTMH cartridges in design space?

Narelle said...

You'll find the CTMH fonts in Design Space by clicking the Add Text button and typing something in the text box.

Then search for them in the fonts list in the Edit box.

You'll find the Art Philosophy fonts under A and the Artiste and Artbooking fonts under C (for Close to my Heart.)

Feel free to come join our Design Space facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/487705104684042/

Lots of CTMH lovers there! :)

Coelle said...

Thanks Narelle...can't believe how valuable this info is after trying to find CTMH images this week...I have a new Explore...WOW thanks again!

Glenda said...

Narelle, you are now, & have always been, in all the years I've known you thru the Cricut MB, a ROCK STAR!!! The amount of time & effort you had to have spent to get all these codes is mind boggling!! But you have always been sooooo unselfish with your time & your knowledge!!! Thanks soooo very much for everything you've ever done for our Cricut Community over the years, & everything you continue to do!!! You are a wonderful person, through & through!!!!
Glenda at glendascreativeplace@outlook.com
www.glendascreativeplace.ctmh.com

Debby/Darthy said...

Just amazing. You're time and effort here is so very much appreciated. Thanks very much.

flo's-a-scrapin said...

Thank you for all your work. I have links to your blog on my website. No point in reinventing the wheel when you have done such a good job.
Thanks Flo

Diane Campbell Payne said...

These are such a great help - thanks for taking the time to do this and sharing your hard work with everyone!

Mary said...

Thanks so much, this makes it so much easier. I had searched for an image for quite a while and still pick the wrong image. This is very helpful. Thanks again

Suzanne said...

Very helpful! Thank you so much! I'm going to be reblogging this and linking to your page!

Danielle DeNise said...

Will you be doing the same thing for the new CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge?

Narelle said...

Funny you should ask Danielle!

I've just finished it and will be uploading it very soon! :)

Danielle DeNise said...

Fantastic! I am trying to use the cartridge for the first time and thought, wouldn't it be nice if.... I'll be watching for the post / update!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thank you so much for doing these codes. I was working on it myself and had only the swing cards done. This takes a lot of time; and I really appreciate all your hard work. Thanks for being willing to share them with us. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Jacqui said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Gerry Musser said...

Thank you so much for sharing. What would we do without you?

NanaE said...

THANK YOU SSSSS MUCH!!!

Becky said...

Thank you Thank you. I was pulling my hair out yesterday trying to find images that I knew I had. You are the best!

Becky said...

Thank you Thank you. I was pulling my hair out yesterday trying to find images that I knew I had. You are the best!

Nancy Griffin said...

Hi Narelle, I just wanted to stop by and tell you thank you from the bottom of my heart for these codes. I have had my Explore for about 2 weeks now. It was so difficult to find the images I needed. It didn't seem to have a rhyme or reason to the way they had the images in the DS. Obviously there was a rhyme and reason. Otherwise you couldn't have gotten in there to get the image numbers. Again, Thank you, Narelle. Have a fantastic day!!

Becky said...

Thanks you so much for all the work you have put into these. I was searching for the spiderweb cupcake liner on page 77 Of Artiste and put in the code #M397B8 and something else came up. Is there a way for me to find this code?
Thanks!

S. Simpson said...

Thank you for taking the time to give us these codes. I was looking for an image on a CTMH cartridge and could never find it in Design Space. Is knowing the code linked to row and key #? If I can help you let me know'
Ssimpson13@verizon.net

S. Simpson said...

Thank you for taking the time to give us these codes. I was looking for an image on a CTMH cartridge and could never find it in Design Space. Is knowing the code linked to row and key #? If I can help you let me know'
Ssimpson13@verizon.net

CraftyGirl said...

Thanks so much for these codes. I am not as proficient on The Explore or any cricut machine for that matter, as the rest of you. But I try and play as much as possible These codes help so much because I get so frustrated trying to finding them on DS. This helps SO much. Thanks again! You are the best of the best!

CraftyGirl said...

Thanks so much for these codes. I am not as proficient on The Explore or any cricut machine for that matter, as the rest of you. But I try and play as much as possible These codes help so much because I get so frustrated trying to finding them on DS. This helps SO much. Thanks again! You are the best of the best!

Nikka Geers said...

i just trying to open the artfully sent file and it is showing the original handbook without the codes. i know i opened it before of the codes. i just wanted to let you know

Narelle said...

Are you looking at them on an iPad Nikka? For some reason they don't show up unless you open them in iBooks.

I just downloaded it to my computer to check and all the codes are there for me.

Denise Gebara said...

Thank you.

Rose said...

Thank you so much ! Awesome!

Crystal said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing.

Karen Varcoe said...

You are my hero!

SharonS said...

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for this incredible amount of work! I just labeled some of my stamps. Thank you!!!

Lalia H. said...

You Rock! Without these codes, I would have never considered the purchase of an Explore. Thank you!

Krista Weatherford said...

thank you thank you thank you! The CDS codes on the CTMH cartridges saved me so much time and made the whole cutting experience so pleasant

Blessing to you!!!

Rhonda said...

Can't even tell you how often I use your CTMH image codes, thank you so much!!! Been using your font samples for years ;)

phylw said...

Thank you so much for doing this. What a great help you are to all of us!

Patricia Crom said...

You are such a life saver! Thank you so much!

Donna Gowen said...

Thank you so much. I am new to Cricut and it was a bit overwhelming until now!

Doreen Watkins said...

Thank you so much for all your work. I only got my Explore yesterday, so this is really helpful!

Bethany Rielage said...

Thank you so much! This is awesome!

SplendorMD said...

OMG! I was going crazzzyyyy over this Artiste cutting nonsense.... you saved me from going nuts!! Thank you so much!

Anita said...

Thank you!

Michelle Jones said...

You so totally rock! Thank you!

Angela Doescher said...

Is CTMH Artistry going to be done soon? Not trying to rush just getting an idea if I should wait or try to do it myself :)

Narelle said...

I can't do it until the digital handbook is available at cricut.com

Sarah O across the sea said...

Thanks so much I have been finding it really difficult to find images I know I have so your links will be really useful.
Having problems finding the Artbooking font - searched for "Art"...nothing.."book"...nothing..."Close" nothing...
Help please
Also do you know if other people are doing the same thing, if not I will do some of mine and get them to you Art Nouveau would be good so I might start there.
Sarah O across the sea

Barbara Faught said...

this might seem stupid but what is CTMG?

Narelle said...

CTMH is Close to My Heart. ☺

www.closetomyheart.com

Marchelle Cometh said...

What can I say that has not already been said. No words to express my admiration for all you do and share. Thank you ever sooooo much. Hugs

Narelle said...

Feel free to send your CTMH friends over to get the PDF. :)

Liz Ng said...

Thank you for the hard work. Hope Cricut company will figure out we need to either have the codes or try to duplicate the ease of Cricut Craft Room. The software engineers who developed DS are NOT the same team that developed CCR. CCR was developed by the team that created the original Cricut invention. This new team are clueless and rushed through developing Design Space.

Narelle said...

Hmmm... well, I disagree. The new team at Cricut are far from clueless. I've dealt with them since last year and they are truly amazing.

Kim said...

A sincere and serious thank you for doing all this hard work for us! God bless you!!!

Kim

Grammie said...

Thank you!! I have been trying to figure out how to find the images in the CTMH handbooks in DS since I got the Explore Air last month. It is a difficult transition after years of using handbooks. These files are a fantastic resource!

Amber Fillingim said...

Thank you so much. I was searching for an image on CTMH Artiste today and was very frustrated. There has got to be an easier way to find images. If these codes are truly necessary, I wish they would print them in the handbook for us. HMMMM!!! Thanks again.

Grammie said...

Will you be posting Artistry any time soon? I am having some trouble with all the CTMH cartridges when trying to use the coordinating stamps. I wanted to make something from Artistry and not only do I have trouble finding the correct image to cut but they do not open in Design Space at the correct size. I tried to use the sizing shown on the stamp but that didn't work out as well as I thought it would. I will be using your booklets for the other cartridges a lot, I expect.

Narelle said...

Artistry has already been added.

Ann said...

am i not seeing the art philosophy.... i seen in comments you were almost done...

Krista said...

Thank you so very much for doing all this work and then offering it for free!

Alexis said...

Just wondering if you did Artiste and Artfully Sent booklets? I don't see them above.
Thanks

Narelle said...

They're the second and fifth images above Alexis.

Alexis said...

I am not sure what the problem i'm experiencing is, but on the list, I see is 'Artbooking' 'Atistry''Art Philosophy' 'The First Few Years' '50 States Handbook' 'A Childs Year' 'A Frightful Affair''Flowershop' 'Life Is A Beach' and 'Holiday Cards' That is it! Am I on the wrong page? I am so confused, I cannot see 'Artiste' or 'Artfully Sent'. Is there another site that I could find them on? What am I doing wrong?

Alexis said...

I am not sure what the problem i'm experiencing is, but on the list, I see is 'Artbooking' 'Atistry''Art Philosophy' 'The First Few Years' '50 States Handbook' 'A Childs Year' 'A Frightful Affair''Flowershop' 'Life Is A Beach' and 'Holiday Cards' That is it! Am I on the wrong page? I am so confused, I cannot see 'Artiste' or 'Artfully Sent'. Is there another site that I could find them on? What am I doing wrong?

Narelle said...

I'm not sure why you're not seeing them on this page either. ☺

Here's the links to the two you are after:
Artiste handbook
Artfully Sent handbook

Hope that helps.
Narelle

Alexis said...

Thanks Narelle! You're wonderful!

Sheryl Priest said...

Hi Narelle,
I just wondered if you are intending to do the new Flower Market cartridge or not?

I have not got my hands on it yet, so just cuirous.
Thanks, Sheryl

Narelle said...

Possibly Sheryl. I'd need to purchase and link the cart to my Cricut account to be blue to do that as I can't see the images otherwise. At this stage I'm not planning on purchasing it though. I do have a plan B though. Has it been released yet?

Narelle Darley said...

I've ordered the cartridge. Now just have to wait for it to arrive in Australia. (Even though we have CTMH consultants here our products still get sent to us from the US. Go figure...)

Carol Harris said...

Just found your site. This information is wonderful. Thank you so much for the time and energy you have put in on this project.

Narelle said...

Well, I have the cartridge. But the digital handbook hasn't been loaded at Cricut.com so I'm currently stuck. Once the handbook is available I can add the codes.

Wanda Coutu said...

Oh my. I was thinking about how I could find all the images for the pile of WOTG that I have... without scrolling endlessly on the app! Thank you so much for saving me all that frustration!!

Boopster said...

Thank you so much for providing the ID codes!! What a time saver. You're a blessing!

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