Cricut Joy cuts Smart Materials without a machine mat, but it can also cut a variety of other materials using a machine cutting mat. Machine mats have an adhesive area with just the right grip to hold your material in place during cutting, then allow you to easily remove it when finished. With Cricut Joy, you can use a LightGrip Mat, StandardGrip Mat, and Card Mat.
Card Mat is uniquely designed with a divider to protect the back of folded Cricut Insert Cards and Cricut Cutaway Cards while cutting or drawing a design on the front. Learn more about using Cricut Card Mat.
LightGrip mats for Cricut Joy come 4.5” x 12” (11.4 cm x 30.4 cm) and are ideal for use with light and medium weight paper, medium cardstock, and vinyl.
Note: The maximum cut size on the 4.5 in x 12 in (11.4 cm x 30.4 cm) Machine Mat is 4.25 in x 11.75 in (10.79 cm x 29.84 cm).
StandardGrip mats for Cricut Joy come 4.5” x 6.5” (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm) and 4.5” x 12” (11.4 cm x 30.4 cm) are ideal for use with materials like vinyl, iron-on, heavy cardstock, poster board and Smart Material scraps that are too small to feed through the machine without a mat.
Note: The maximum cut size on Machine Mats is 4.25 in x 6.25 in (10.79 cm x 15.87 cm) on a 4.5 in x 6.5 in (11.4 cm x 16.5 cm) mat, and 4.25 in x 11.75 in (10.79 cm x 29.84 cm) on a 4.5 in x 12 in (11.4 cm x 30.4 cm) mat.