3 Beginner Projects with Cricut Joy

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Who is ready for a little craft time? Since we've all been spending more time at home than ever before it's the perfect time to pick up a new (or bring back an old) hobby. I'm going to share with you 3 step by step tutorials for projects I made with my Cricut Joy machine. Whether you're a Cricut veteran or are brand new to the machine, I think you'll be able to handle these with ease!

The Cricut Joy machine is their newest model and is a great little crafting companion. The possibilities are endless with this machine, as you'll get a glimpse of below. You can use so many different materials with it and the newly designed Smart materials, which you can use directly in the machine - no mat required! The Cricut Joy is compact so it doesn't require much space, though it is small it is mighty!

Before we jump in to the projects, here is a cute baby Georgia who happened to be matching with the Cricut Joy! I coordinate things when I'm not even trying apparently! 

Cricut Joy Projects for Beginners

Thank You Card

Cricut Joy Projects for Beginners

What you'll need:

Cricut Joy Insert Card Tutorial

Step 1: After selecting your design in the Cricut Design Space or Cricut Joy App, place your Insert Card into the Card Mat and load it into the machine. 

Cricut Joy Insert Card Tutorial

Step 2: Cut the design. Remove the card from the card mat and remove cut pieces. Insert the colored paper into the slots on the card.

Cricut Joy Insert Card Thank You Design

That is it! You can find endless card designs for any occasion in Cricut Design Space! Anyone would love to receive one of these unique designs for their next birthday, holiday, or "just because".

Personalized Reusable Water Bottle

Cricut Joy Project for Beginners

What You'll Need:

Cricut Joy Transfer Tape Tutorial

Step 1: Select your design in Cricut Design Space. Here I just did basic text using a Cricut font. Cut out and weed the design.

Step 2: Prepare the design with Transfer Tape. For more tips on using Transfer Tape, click here.

Cricut Joy Transfer Tape Tutorial

Step 3: Transfer the design onto the bottle.

Personalized Bottle Tutorial with Cricut Joy

Complete! The possibilities are endless with this and you can get really intricate with your designs, multiple vinyl colors, etc. if you want to. Wouldn't this make the cutest addition to a gift basket?

Personalized T-Shirts

Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Project Supplies

What You'll Need:

Step 1: Create your design(s) in Cricut Design Space. Be sure to mirror your design before cutting!

Step 2: Cut and Weed your design.

Cricut Easy Press 2 Machine

Step 3: Apply your design to your blank using the Cricut Easy Press 2. For more details on working with Infusible Ink, click here.

Cricut Infusible Ink T-Shirt Blanks

How cute are these cuties? I love that I can create so many matching/coordinating shirts for my girls! For this project my designs were very simple, but I'm looking forward to getting more experience with complex designs and coming up with my own unique looks for my daughters to wear!

The Infusible Ink really is incredible! It is not like a traditional iron on. There is no edge on the design, just like the name implies, the ink is infused into the shirt, so the finished look is extremely professional. These totally look like something I bought from the store, but they are in fact home made!

So which project is your favorite? I hope I have given you the confidence to try out different mediums with your Cricut! If I can do it - so can you! The Cricut Joy and Cricut Design Space make creating personalized, custom projects simple and I'm so impressed that one little machine allowed me to create all this. I see many projects in our future!

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