Yes! A Cricut Joy is worth it even if you already own a Cricut cutting machine because of its cost, size, and capabilities.
Have you ever wondered if buying a Cricut Joy is worth it? Especially if you already own and love a larger Cricut machine, it may be hard to justify buying a Cricut Joy. Yes, a Cricut is worth it, thanks to its cost, size, and capabilities. You will love how much you can do with a Joy, like organizing with labels, making personalized cards, and creating unique gifts, all on a machine small enough to use right at your desk.
5 Reasons a Cricut Joy is Worth It
#1 It is the cheapest Cricut Machine
Cricut’s Joy cutting machine is the cheapest machine available. It is a great first purchase if you are new to Cricut. You can do almost everything on a Joy with paper and vinyl that you can do on an Explore or Maker machine. But it costs less than half of the larger machines. The vinyl, cards, and other materials needed for the Joy are smaller and cost less. Although you can easily cut up larger rolls of vinyl to use with the Joy, too. The Joy is a great machine to buy to test the waters and see if you love a Cricut.
#2 Compact Size
The Joy’s small size is one of the best things about it. It is easy to leave sitting out on a desk, ready to go whenever you need it. If you don’t have the space for a craft room and do all your crafting on your dining room table, you know it can be a hassle to haul out a large machine and get it set up. The Joy can be tucked away into a drawer or shelf or left sitting out without looking like it doesn’t belong. I use my Cricut Joy more than any other Cricut machine simply because it is so easy to get out and use.
If you travel, it’s also great to take on the go if you camp or spend time at a vacation home. Take the Joy and make everyone shirts or tumblers as souvenirs.
#3 Cards, Cards, Cards
The Cricut Joy is worth it simply because it is easy to make personalized cards and invitations. You probably know you can make cards on a Cricut, but the Joy makes it so easy with their Insert Cards and Cutaway Cards. No more running to the store at the last second to buy a very expensive card. You can whip them up quickly and easily on your Joy.
You can also make personalized invitations, too. It’s easy even to have the Joy write inside the card and address envelopes.
#4 It Does Pretty Much Everything Other Machines Do
The Cricut Joy can do everything the Explore or Maker can do except cutting wood, leather, etc., that the Maker does unless you are creating large projects, the Joy really can cut most other projects. It’s great for hats, tumblers, and cards, and can even do smaller t-shirt designs.
The Cricut Joy also has a line of materials made just for the Joy for labeling and organizing. These are great for organizing a pantry, office, school, toys, etc. The labeling system is made only for Joy.
#5 Great for Kids and Teens
If you have a craft-loving kid, you probably already spend plenty of money buying craft supplies. The Joy is great for kids! It has an app so they can design right on their phone or iPad. Kids are usually making smaller projects making the Joy the perfect size for them.
The Cricut Joy is a great way to start your Cricut journey or a great addition to your Cricut collection.