What are the dimensions and weight of Cricut Joy?
Dimensions: 5.50 in x 8.40 in x 4.25 in (139 mm x 214 mm x 108 mm)
Weight: 3.85 lbs (1.75 kg)
Do I need a software to use Cricut Joy?
Yes. Cricut Joy is used with the free Design Space software on Android and iOS, or the Cricut Joy app for iOS or Android beta. It will also work with Design Space for Desktop on Bluetooth-enabled Windows or Mac computers. Design Space or the Cricut Joy app is installed on your mobile device or computer when you set up your new machine.
What's the difference between Design Space and Cricut Access?
Design Space is a free software application that may be used with Cricut Joy to create projects and send them to your machine. Through Design Space you may purchase images, fonts, and projects from the Cricut library as needed. You can upload your own images, and Design Space allows you free use of fonts installed on your device.
Cricut Access is an auto-renewing subscription to the Cricut library of images, fonts, and ready-to-make projects. With Cricut Access, you'll have use of all Cricut content marked with the Cricut Access symbol for the duration of your subscription. Subscribers also enjoy other benefits, such as unlimited Collections in Design Space.
Does Cricut Joy work with my mobile device and computer?
Yes. Cricut Joy has built-in Bluetooth and is ready to pair with your compatible mobile device or Bluetooth-enabled Windows or Mac computer. On computer, Cricut Joy must use Design Space; the Cricut Joy app is currently available only for iOS and Android mobile devices.
What comes in the box?
- Cricut Joy machine
- Blade + Blade Housing (pre-installed in machine)
- Fine Point Pen, Black (0.4 mm)
- StandardGrip Mat, 4.5 in x 6.5 in (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm)
- Welcome card
- Power adapter
- Free 30-day trial membership to Cricut Access (for new subscribers)
- 50 ready-to-make projects online
- Materials for a practice cut
What you need
- Compatible computer or mobile device*
- High speed internet connection*
*Requires mobile phone, tablet or computer with Bluetooth wireless and high-speed internet connection. System requirements may change. For details and updates on compatibility with all devices, browsers and operating systems, see cricut.com/systemrequirements.
Does Cricut Joy require an internet connection?
You'll need to be online initially to install the software and complete the machine setup. If using Design Space for Desktop or for iOS, you also have the option to work offline. If using Design Space for Android mobile, or if using the Cricut Joy app, an internet connection is required.
Does Cricut Joy come with any free images or fonts?
Yes! Your Cricut Joy comes with 50 ready-to-make projects to get you started. Plus, all Design Space users have access to additional fonts, images, and ready-to-make projects at no charge. To find your free projects in Design Space, select the Free for Cricut Joy category. On the Image screen, use the filter to select My Images/Cartridges or Purchased. Select My Fonts on the font drop-down menu (computer/iOS) to view fonts you can use free of charge.*
Free content in the Cricut Joy app may be found by selecting the Free filter in the Insert Cards area and in the image search area of other project flows. Fonts listed without the Cricut Access symbol may be used for free.
*In the Design Space app for Android, free and purchased are listed without a price next to them.
What are Smart Materials?
These clever crafting materials work without a cutting mat, so you can just load the material directly into your Cricut Joy machine and go. Smart Materials come in a variety of material types, including Smart Vinyl, Smart Iron-On, Smart Label Paper, and Smart Label Vinyl.
Why does Cricut Joy leave space at the top and bottom of my Smart Materials?
Cricut machines need about 1 in (2.5 cm) of space for the rollers to grip and load your material, and for sensor to sense that the material is loaded. Space at the end of the cut allows the machine to feed material back and forth without ejecting the material from the machine.
Why does Cricut Joy make a small cut in Smart Materials?
For all Cut projects, the blade will lower and make a small cut to align the blade. Not to worry, Cricut Joy will never make this small cut over your design.
How large of a design can Cricut Joy cut?
That depends on the type of material you use. With Smart Materials, Cricut Joy can cut an individual, continuous shape up to 4.5 inches wide and 4 feet long, and repeated cuts (like stars, hearts, and confetti) up to 20 feet long! With a cutting mat, Cricut Joy can cut up to 4.25 in x 6.25 in (10.795 cm x 15.875 cm), or 4.25 in x 11.75 in (10.795 cm x 29.845 cm).
Do I need a USB cable to connect Cricut Joy to my computer?
Nope! Cricut Joy connects using Bluetooth. Learn how to pair your machine to your device.
What makes Cricut Joy machine tools and accessories different from those used with other Cricut machines?
Cricut Joy is compact and portable, and the machine tools and accessories are designed to fit that smaller scale. Other than the size, there's no difference at all.
How do I know if I'm using the right projects with the right machine?
When you launch Design Space, you'll be prompted to select your machine. Select Cricut Joy to customize your session with all the latest options and features for your Cricut Joy machine.
Can I use Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker blade housings, mats, pens, and other accessories in Cricut Joy?
No. The compact size of Cricut Joy machines requires smaller accessories to fit the machine. When purchasing machine tools and accessories, look for Cricut Joy in the machine compatibility section.
However, while many Cricut materials are conveniently sized to fit on Cricut Joy cutting mats, you can also trim larger versions of these materials to fit on Cricut Joy mats.
Do I need an adapter to use a pen with Cricut Joy?
Nope! Cricut Joy Pens are sized to fit directly into the Clamp - no adapter needed.
Can I use other Cricut pens in my Cricut Joy machine?
No. Cricut Joy Pens are compact, sized perfectly for your machine.
Can I use any other Cricut power cord with Cricut Joy?
No. Only use the power cord that comes with your Cricut Joy machine.