Cricut Joy – Craft with Your Phone

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The Cricut Joy is the newest cutter by Cricut.  It is the perfect little crafting companion that will have you crafting in your living room! 

Cricut Joy Craft


Crafting with Cricut Joy

With the new Cricut Joy, you are able to quickly and easily personalize anything with one cut and one color, in 15 minutes or LESS. You don’t need a craft room to create with the Cricut Joy! You can craft right from your kitchen counter or coffee table. I am partial to the coffee table!! 😉 

The new machine makes it super quick and easy to personalize something like a power bank or a backpack in minutes. I am heading off to a work trip and decided to personalize my phone power bank. I saw someone with a branded power bank and have been wanting to do it for a while. Right before my trip tomorrow, I quickly personalized my new power bank. The best part of the Cricut Joy is super fast and easy DIYs. 

Cricut Power Bank

Mats are Optional!

With the Cricut Joy you don’t need a Cricut mat or a computer to craft! I set the whole thing up on my phone and never pulled out my computer. WOO HOO! Easy peasy! 

Joy has a full suite of brand-new materials that do not require a mat, meaning less to buy, fewer steps, and faster results. New Smart vinyl comes in extended sizes, with up to 20’ repeated cut capability, and no need to switch out multiple mats.

You can get your Cricut Joy with a special on HSN! The HSN bundle is available on March 3! Be sure to tune into the airings starting at 12 am EST, and continuing throughout the day.

The HSN Cricut Bundle includes: 

  • Cricut Joy Machine
  • Starter Tool Set
  • Smart Everyday Iron-on, Classics Sampler
  • (3) 12” Sheets: Black, Gold, Silver
  • Smart Vinyl Permanent, Elegance Sampler
  • (5) 12” Sheets: Black Gold, Silver, Red, White
  • Transfer Tape Roll 48in
  • Smart Label Vinyl, White
  • Cricut Joy Metallic Marker 3pc Set
  • (3) Markers: Gold, Silver, Blue


Mats are optional

Cricut Joy Setup

You can set up the new Joy from you phone using the Cricut Design Space app.

Plug in the power supply for the Cricut Joy. The light will turn on.

Cricut Joy

Choose the machine that you are using on the Cricut Design Space by clicking your initials in the top left corner.

Cricut Design Space Mobile

Choose Cricut Joy and you will be connected!!

Choose Cricut Joy



How to Create Using Cricut Joy?

Start by making your design and size it so it fits onto the small vinyl sheets. You’ll get a notification if it doesn’t fit.

Fit the design cricut joy

Click the green C Make It button. 

Then, you can adjust the location of the design or leave it where it is on the mat on your phone screen. I like to set the design up exactly how I will apply it. 

Cricut Vinyl

Next, click the green C – continue button on your phone. Choose the material. We used Smart Vinyl – Permanent. 

Load the Smart Vinyl into the Cricut. It will automatically pull it in when you get close. Then, hit the green C Go button to start the make. 


Weed the vinyl that you don’t need for the design. 

Weed the Design

Cut the transfer tape to match the size of the design. 

Cricut Transfer Tape

Remove the piece of transfer tape and set it on top of the vinyl design. 

Power Bank DIY

Applying the Smart Vinyl Using Transfer Tape. 

Use the scraper to make the design transfer to the transfer tape. 

Cricut Joy Transfer Tape

Pull off the white paper slowly to make sure the design transfers to the transfer tape. 

Place the vinyl design on the power bank. 

Cricut Joy Transfer Tape

Use the scraper to smooth down the vinyl. 

Cricut Scrapper

Then, peel back the transfer tape. 

Next, use the scraper to smooth down the customized logo onto the power bank. 

Cricut Joy Craft

Cricut Joy


Tune into HSN starting at 12 am EST for the special bundle, and watch throughout the day. Or head to to buy starting 3/1.

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