Three Quick and Easy Things to Make with the Cricut Joy

Three fun projects made with the Cricut Joy.

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I was so excited to open the Cricut Joy. I have the Cricut Maker and I have used other Cricut machines as well. I like the ability to cut long pieces of continuous material but I am most excited about the Card Mat and Insert Cards. I also like the portability of the Cricut Joy. While the Cricut Joy is small, it is a mighty machine capable of cutting vinyl, a variety of papers, and cardstock as well as draw with pens.

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First I want to share with you the unboxing of the Cricut Joy.

The following three projects were quick and easy to make with the Cricut Joy. Each project uses different materials with the Cricut Joy. I was able to test
out the flexibility and range of materials. The first project I made with the Cricut Joy was an insert card.

I made the above birthday card for my husband’s birthday. I needed something to give him and since we are sheltering at home, I wasn’t able to go out and get him anything, so I made him a card. I used the Cricut Insert Card design and was able to make a quick and easy card. You can see the entire tutorial at the following link. [Birthday Card]

The second project I made with the Cricut Joy used Smart Iron-on. I made a cat shirt for my daughter. We recently adopted two kittens, and I thought what an appropriate shirt! I altered an image from Design Space and quickly made this shirt. I didn’t even need to use a mat. I just loaded the smart iron-on vinyl directly into the Joy. This would be a really easy way to make a last-minute gift. See the entire tutorial at the following link. [Cat Shirt]

The third project I made with the Cricut Joy utilized its ability to draw. The Cricut Joy comes with a black pen which I used. I also received Smart Label materials so I decided to make labels for a craft tower I had. I still have more labels to make because I haven’t settled on all the drawers’ contents but it will be easy to do that because I saved the file I made in Design Space. The program walked me through the steps of loading the pen for drawing and then the blade for cutting. Using Smart Label materials I didn’t need to cut it down to size or use a mat. I just loaded the materials into the Cricut Joy and hit go! You can see the entire tutorial and access the label file I created here: [Labels]

I can’t wait to use the continuous cut with vinyl and make a growth chart for my girls. Right now we have the marks on a wall next to our kitchen. I would like to make the charts so they can take them with them when they get older and move on. I have the wood on order but it hasn’t arrived in time for this post. So be sure to look for that tutorial in the future.

Making a Cat Shirt with Cricut Joy

We recently adopted two new kittens, one for each daughter. Even though they are fun and playful, my daughter was having a down day. So, I decided tomake her a cute shirt to commemorate her new kitten. I used my Cricut Joy and Smart Iron-on Glitter along with the cat image from Cricut. I am not sureif it brightened her day but she did like it! 

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Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.
 

Materials:

 Directions: 

I purchased the image below from Cricut and then using the contour tool, I removed the facial elements. If you would like that image you can access thealtered image here: [cat image]
 Cat#MBE4EB86  
I loaded the Joy with Smart Iron-on face down.  
After weeding, I placed the image on the shirt.
tip: iron a slight fold in the center of the shirt, fold your iron-on in half and crease.
Now you can align the center of the shirt with the center of the image easily.

I used the heat setting and time recommended by Cricut’s¬†heat setting guide.
330 degrees for 30 seconds on the front and then turn over and 15 seconds on the back.
Cold peel.

And here she is wearing her new shirt! 

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Making a Birthday Card with Cricut Joy

It was my husband’s birthday and with the recent Corona Virus I wasn’t able to go out and purchase items for him but I was able to make him a birthday card thanks to the Cricut Joy. I searched Design Space for an appropriate image and I really fell in love with the above image. It was really quick and easy to make.

This post and photos contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through any link, I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Any supplies used may be given to me free of charge, however, all projects and opinions are my own.

Materials:

Directions:

I purchased the following image for use with the Cricut Joy.

Happy Birthday Card#M10AC4464 



Loading the card mat into the Cricut Joy.


The finished card.
I added a piece of Rinea Gold Foiled Paper under the cut image and glued it in place to enhance the text. 

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