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Did You Get The New Cricut Joy - Some Ideas For The Beginner

Did You Get The New Cricut Joy – Some Ideas For The Beginner

Did you get the new Cricut Joy? If so have you played with it yet? I got mine in March, so I’ve had a chance to play with it some. It’s a great little machine that really packs a punch.

I’ve mostly made cards with it so far. I have several boxes of the Insert Cards that come with the base and the insert. You can also cut your 12×12 or 8.5×11 cardstock down to size to work in the Joy.

Projects For The Joy

The cards for the Joy in Design Space are super cute, and there are so many to choose from. The pumpkin card is my favorite so far.

Cricut Joy Cards
Cricut Joy Cards

I got some of the Smart Vinyl, but I’m not sure what I’m going to use that for. Since I live in an apartment I don’t dare put anything on the walls, but you can make great borders and wall decals with it. I don’t have any spice jars or containers for the pantry that I could put labels on using the vinyl. I do think I will eventually get some spice jars though. I love the idea of having all of my spices in the same matching containers with cute labels.

I bought some of the Cricut Smart Label Writable Paper. I made Hello labels to put on envelopes when I’m sending out the cards I make with my Cricut Joy. There are so many great ideas for this writable paper.

Cricut Joy
Cricut Joy

Another great feature of the Cricut Joy is the Infusible Ink Markers. If you haven’t played with Infusible Ink yet, boy are you in for a treat. Check out my blog post Playing With Cricut Infusible Ink to see how much fun you can have with this cool product.

If I can answer any questions for you, please leave a comment below.

Until next time.


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  1. Riona


    I’m considering buying a cricut joy, I want to make labels and custom cards
    For the last decade I’ve been using a Sizzix big Shot with die cuts to make cards and I am hoping to continue using it cut now able to use fonts with the cricut joy to be able to put messages in the card? From your experience of the joy would I be able to do that ? I’m fairly poor at technology are the instructions easy to follow ?

    1. Hi Riona,

      Yes, you can definitely write messages with the Cricut Joy. You need to buy the specific Cricut pens for the Joy. You will love it. It’s such a fun little machine.


  2. Alexis Brien

    This is great! Looking forward to receiving mine and getting creative.

  3. Susan Gebhardt

    I’m thinking about purchasing the Cricut Joy and I have so much vinyl, HTV and faux leather for my Explore Air 2, can these be used with the Cricut Joy?

    1. Hi Susan,

      You can definitely use the Cricut Joy to cut vinyl and HTV. You can cut faux leather with the Joy if it is paper thin.


  4. Sharon

    I have my Cricut Joy and was wondering how you made your Hello labels for the back of your envelopes? Just learning how to use my Cricut joy, the cards are awesome just when you need a quick card to make in a hurry. Thank you for sharing and please stay safe.

    1. Hi Sharon,

      I will do a tutorial/blog post on how to make them. If you have any other questions, please let me know.


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