3 LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE WITH THE CRICUT JOY

3 LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE WITH THE CRICUT JOY

Over the past year, I have really stepped up my crafting game upon partnering with Cricut. I have made t-shirts, sweaters, numerous cards, and many more amazing crafts that have brought real joy to my life. Recently, Cricut unveiled their shiny new addition to the Cricut machine collection, the Cricut Joy.

Upon hearing about this little machine, I was truly impressed. I have the Cricut Explore Air 2 as my primary machine, and it is a great size, but it does require a lot of table-top space when crafting.

The Cricut Joy can help you accomplish daily crafting and incorporate it into your day-to-day life, whether that is labeling or creating a quick greeting card before a family gathering.

3 LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE WITH THE CRICUT JOY

3 LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE WITH THE CRICUT JOY

Today, I want to share with you three little projects that you can use the Cricut Joy to help you create to not only make your life more organized, but bring a little fun into the mix as well!


“ESSENTIALS” MAKE-UP BAG

Here’s what you need:

I looove make-up bags…and I love them even more when they are cute. Since getting my Cricut and now having the Cricut Joy, it is even easier for me to make my own make-up bags so that I truly can get the designs that I want!

You won’t believe how quick this project is…and I did it all in my room, rather than having a huge table for crafting! (Bonus of having the tiny Cricut Joy!)

3 LITTLE PROJECTS TO MAKE WITH THE CRICUT JOY

Step 1: Design.

There are a ton of options within Cricut Design Space. However, another option is to upload your own design that you created yourself. I used Canva to create this design and uploaded it as an image! It was super simple and I love that Cricut has that option…

ACCESS THE PROJECT!

Step 2: Load your Smart Vinyl directly into the Cricut Joy.

This is the BEST part of the Cricut Joy! If you use Smart materials…you don’t need a mat. Yes, you read that correctly. It cuts your crafting time in half and so much easier to use in a pinch. The Smart material is extremely important though…you can only omit the mat when you are using Smart materials. However, just like the other Cricut machines, you must remember to turn mirror ON and place the material shiny side down.

No mat needed!

Step 3: Weed and Iron.

Once the Joy is finished cutting your design out, remove it, weed the vinyl and prep it for ironing onto your bag! I won’t dive right into the process of using the Easy Press 2 for iron-on projects in an effort to keep this post to the point. For an in-depth tutorial on using your Easy Press 2, check out this post.

Voila! Just the cutest and simplest make-up bag project with your Cricut Joy!


CUSTOM CARDS

Here’s what you need:

Step 1: Find a Design.

Visit Cricut Design Space and navigate to their collection of “Ready-to-Make” projects. Here, you will find a variety of different projects for the Cricut Joy, including cards. These cards differ from normal scored cards because they have a paper insert that is incorporated into the design to provide a unique looking two-tone effect. For this tutorial, I chose to use the design, “You & Me”. I thought it was super cute and perfect to give to a loved one of mine.

ACCESS THE PROJECT

Step 2: Load the Card Mat.

Another awesome feature of the Cricut Joy process for card making is the brand new card mat. This is a unique mat that allows you to insert a folded card and have the Joy cut or draw a design on the front. The card mat works by protecting the inside/back of the card from being cut when the design is cut into the front of the card. It is one-of-a-kind and truly an amazing feature of this mighty little machine. I can only imagine the amount of cards I will be able to make quickly.

Step 3: Remove and Weed.

Remove the card and peel carefully from the card mat. Weed your card, insert the insert and you are right ready to go!

Now, write that card and send it to someone special!


JAR LABELS

Here’s what you need:

Step 1: Choose your Label Design.

Whether you create your label from scratch in Cricut Design Space, or access the “Ready-to-Make” projects, you need to select which labels you want. I chose a simple shape, but there are many pre-made designs that can get very fancy!

ACCESS THE PROJECT

Step 2: Load your Smart Vinyl directly into the Cricut Joy.

Again, using that magnificent feature of loading without a mat, align your material in your Cricut Joy and it will sense it, preparing to cut.

Step 3: Remove, Weed and Transfer.

Whenever you are using permanent vinyl, or regular vinyl, you need to account for transferring. Transfer tape allows you to weed your design and then transfer it smoothly to the desired surface. In this case, I am transferring my label to the jar directly. We use transfer tape to do that. Cut a section of transfer tape that will completely cover your design. Smooth the transfer tape over top of your design, smoothing out all of the air bubbles. Peel the backing away from the tape, watching your design transfer to the stick surface of the transfer tape.

Tip: Make sure that you transfer and peel the backing away slowly. We don’t want to disrupt the design.

Step 4: Transfer Your Design.

Once the transfer tape has your design fully, align the design where you want it on your jar. Make sure that you are 100% happy with where it goes because once you stick it to the surface, there is no turning back! Again, peel away slowly and steadily making sure that nothing is disrupted.

There you have it! A labeled jar ready to be labeled with a dry-erase marker!


Three, easy projects that can all be done in under 30 minutes! How amazing is that? For more Cricut DIYs, check out the “DIY” category on my blog.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

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