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If you love crafting, you know of the Cricut brand. Newest to the family is the Cricut Joy. Do you want to create easy personal gifts in minutes? You can with the Cricut Joy. This small compact and portable machine is the perfect companion. I love Cricut machines! If you already have a cutting machine, you’re probably asking why do I need this new machine? I like to say, “you don’t need it, but you’ll want it!” It will open up endless possibilities for your creative mind.
Create Easy Custom Cards
I always love personalized and custom cards. Cricut Joy exclusive blank insert card sets allow you to create unique and stunning results in a moment’s notice. The best thing about the Cricut Joy is you can make custom cards for friends and family within minutes. The Cricut Joy card mat makes it easy and error proof. Did I mention the Cricut Joy can write? It is the perfect way to create custom creations to your cards. There are a variety of pens you can use with the machine.
To create this card, I chose a card image from the Cricut Access library. I used cards from the Cricut Joy Inserts Pack Charmed Sampler and the Princess Sampler. Don’t forget to use the Cricut Joy card mat. Then follow the steps through Cricut Design Space. It’s easy and error proof. You can find my project here.
Make Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts are my favorite. It comes from the heart and makes gift giving fun. I always try to personalize gifts as much as I can. I have fun making them and it’s from my heart. Here I made a pencil pouch for my God-Daughter. She loves drawing. She has a ton of colored pencils, markers and crayons.
For this project I used the Cricut Joy – Natalie Malan collab in Sunset Blossom. I chose a font, typed her name. I found a cute floral image in Cricut Access. After the machine cuts, just weed and press. For this, I used my Cricut Easy Press to finish it off. TA-DA! Easy and simple. Only took a few minutes.
You can count on the Cricut Joy to help you create gifts that are personal and easy. Using vinyl, iron on or even Infusible inks, you can personalize anything. For the most part, anything with a surface can be personalized. For example, tumblers, cups, hats, coasters, t-shirts are some of my favorite items to customize.
Cricut Joy makes organizing easy
This little machine can make all everything in organization. You might ask HOW? She’s small, she fits anywhere and has little to no set up. The Cricut Joy can help make labels and decals to help with organizing needs. Whether it’s in your office, kitchen, pantry or garage you can get the proper labels to keep your space in order. Get as creative as you want with this machine. You choose the color of material and font. With Cricut Access you can find over 400 Cricut Access fonts and you can also use your own fonts.
One of the projects I created for myself was cord tags for all the cords attached to my computer. Doing this helped keep the plugs and cords organized instead of looking like a tangle of spaghetti noodles! I never thought I’d have fun labeling my spices. It was quick and easy. What took the longest is figuring out what font I wanted to use. I was able to take my Cricut Joy into my kitchen with my iPad and let her do her magic.
For the spice labels, I used the Smart Label Writable Vinyl with the Cricut Joy Extra Fine Point Pen in black. I create the labels in Cricut Design Space and followed step by step directions. The machine even tells you when to change the material, blade or pen. Such a smart cookie! You can find my spice label projects in Cricut Access here.
Do I need to buy a Cricut Joy?
Whatever it is you’re trying to make with your Cricut Joy, you’re going to find joy! However, It’s so darn cute! This little machine takes your ideas and allows you to make all the things you can think of. If you want to create easy personal gifts in minutes you can, with the Cricut Joy. It’s the perfect companion to quickly create and personalize in no time. I love the mat-free option. The way it uses the pen on the Smart Vinyl is smooth and professional looking. The new Smart Vinyl comes in up to 20′, no need to switch out mats. This machine is small and portable so you’ll never have an excuse of needing room to store it. You can move it from room to room with ease. It’s easy to take on the go when needed.
What sounds most exciting for you to make with your Cricut Joy?