Cricut Joy: Your Guide to Compact Crafting Delight

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4 min readDec 16, 2023
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Cricut Inc. has launched a ton of cutting machines for crafters, but the Cricut Joy is one of my favorite models. This small, compact, and portable tool hit the market in 2020. Don’t judge this mini machine, as it can cut 50+ different materials from delicate paper to artboard.

I have been using this Cricut machine for the past 7 months, and there’s no way I’m going back from it now. Of course, I am now obsessed with it and love to create countless customized crafts from it. As an expert, I will lead you to the right path to learning all you need to know about this Cricut Joy cutting machine.

What Are the Salient Features of Cricut Joy?

Before including this crafting machine in the craft room, it’s evident for me to ensure that you are well aware of this Cricut model. After I will make you across the features, you get to make a clear picture of what precisely the Cricut Joy machine is.Without wasting any more time, let’s begin by learning about its features:

  • To begin, this craft plotter is smaller in size and lightweight compared to the Explore and Maker series. Due to this reason, it gets easier to store in a tight place without damaging its corners.
  • Since it is lightweight, it gets easier to carry it anywhere, either while going on a trek or going to someone’s home. Now, to keep it safe while traveling, you can keep it inside its tote bag.
  • In addition, this Cricut Joy comes with fewer supplies, making it easier for the DIYer to transform their DIY creative ideas into the real world.
  • Equally important, it supports Smart Materials, which means that you won’t need any cutting mat while using this material.
  • On the other hand, this craft plotter has its app, known as the Cricut Joy app, which helps the user connect mobile devices with this machine via Bluetooth feature.

After grabbing this Cricut cutting machine’s essential features, it is time to make you learn about how you can use Cricut Joy to create a do-it-yourself project.

Easy Guide: How to Use Cricut Joy?

Further adding to the blog, I am going to make you learn about how to utilize this cutting machine and create a personalized project of your choice. Let’s begin the process of how to use the Cricut Joy by going through the below steps:

Step 1: Open the Cricut Joy App and Choose a Design

  1. First, I will turn on my mobile device and open the app. In case you don’t have the app, then get it for free from the App Store or Play Store.
  2. After opening the app, I am going to press the Start option given under the Quick Labels section.
  3. Now, press the Start Making button, select the label of your choice, and tap the Next option.
  4. Next, I will change the size of your label and enter the text inside the Enter Text blank.
  5. After making the necessary modifications, tick the Next option given on the top right side of a new page.

Step 2: Load the Material to Your Cricut Joy

  1. Now, I am going to select the compatible materials from the Select Material screen.
  2. Following this, press the Make It button appearing on the right side of your Cricut Joy app.
  3. Afterward, unbox your smart material and gently insert it inside your machine.
  4. Next, connect your craft plotter with your mobile phone via Bluetooth and wait till the wireless connection process is going on.

Step 3: Start the Cutting Process

  1. After the connection process comes to an end, I will insert the pen inside the clamp and Cricut Joy.
  2. Now, turn on the craft plotter, and it will begin to draw the label on the smart material.
  3. Following the completion of drawing the design, I will remove the pen and again insert the blade in the same clamp.
  4. Next, I will press the Go button on the app to proceed toward the final step.
  5. After the drawing and cutting process will come to an end, I am going to unload the mat slowly.

Step 4: Peel Off Your Design

  1. After unloading the mat from the craft plotter, I will cut the extra mat using a Cricut scissor and save it for future projects.
  2. Now, I will peel off the final design from the cutting mat and place it in the center of your jar in a proper alignment.
  3. Lastly, I am going to use a scraper tool to get rid of any bubbles or wrinkles on the label.

Summing up this post, as an expert, it was my responsibility to introduce you to the Cricut Joy machine as well as its features and how it works. By considering the above-said details, it will likely get more straightforward for you to access this cutting machine and create different personalized projects within minutes.

Final Words

Through this blog, I covered most of the things that were helpful in learning more about this craft plotter. This ultra-compact smart cutting machine can make fun and functional projects within 15 minutes or less. Besides, the Cricut Joy is compatible with all materials as well as Smart Materials. Some of the famous DIYers love to make various projects out of this craft plotter.

For more information visit: cricut.com/setup joy
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