Investing in a new Cricut machine can be both exciting and confusing! While you may want aaalll the things, budget, space, and what you’ll actually use should all be considered. After working extensively with Cricut Joy and its various tools, accessories, mats and Smart Materials, I’ve assembled a list of my favorite picks. These items will will allow you to fully explore all of Cricut Joy’s capabilities while also creating a vast majority of projects on your To Make list!

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Cricut Joy Machine

WHY: Because it’s the cutest, quickest and easiest Cricut machine you’ll ever use! See how it compares with other popular Cricut machines here.

Cricut Joy 12" Standard Grip Mat

WHY: Cricut Joy only comes with a 6.5″ long mat. This 12″mat is more compatible with standard sheets of cardstock and rolls or vinyl without having to trim them down.

Cricut Joy Card Mat

WHY: One of the most fun things to do on Cricut Joy is make cards and this mat makes it a real snap.

Cricut Joy Tool Set

WHY: You only need a few tools to make a wide variety of projects. If you don’t have any Cricut tools yet, this kit is all you need!

Cricut Joy Smart Label

WHY: This Smart material makes creating labels (and sticking them to your containers) quicker and easier than ever before.

Cricut Joy Extra Fine Point Pens

WHY: Cricut Joy only comes with one black Fine-Point pen. These Extra-Fine pens are ideal for creating clean, simple pen details on your projects.

Cricut Joy Metallic Markers

WHY: These markers are not only great for adding metallic details but also write gorgeously on dark papers.

Cricut Joy Fine Point Pens

WHY: Cricut Joy only comes with one black pen. This set gives you a nice array of options for adding colored pen details to your projects.

Smart Vinyl Sampler

WHY: If you don’t have a vinyl stash already, this set of 5 sheets is enough to give you a variety of colors while providing plenty of material for a wide array of projects.

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Sampler

WHY: If you don’t have a vinyl stash already, this set of 5 sheets is enough to give you a variety of colors while providing plenty of material for a wide array of projects.

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Sampler

WHY: If you can only invest in a single pack of vinyl, this set offers the basic colors that will go with pretty much everthing!

Cricut Joy Transfer Tape

WHY: Don’t forget to snag a roll of Transfer Paper if you buy any vinyl. You’ll need it to transfer your projects seamlessly, and 1 roll goes a long way!

Cricut Joy Adhesive-Backed Paper

WHY: These packs of thick, patterned sticker paper are ideal for making labels, cards, scrapbook projects and more! A single pack gives you lots of variety for a multitude of projects.

Cricut Joy Insert Cards

WHY: These card packs allow you to make greeting cards in a matter of minutes. They are a great deal, and will save you a ton of time when used in conjunction with the Card Mat.

Cricut Joy Insert Cards with Acetate Inserts

WHY: This card pack features clear acetate inserts, which are awesome for layering over solids to add some fun details to your cards!

Cricut Joy Bundle

WHY: Cricut Access members can get 2 20′ rolls of vinyl, plus gold and silver Smart Material vinyl, a Card Mat and gorgeous card pack for the same price as the machine alone! This is an AWESOME starter bundle!

Cricut Joy Iron-On Sampler

WHY: If you don’t have any iron-on, this set of 3 colors is a great way to get started.

Cricut Joy Iron-On Sampler

WHY: Another great set of iron-on to get your stash started and be able to make a wide array of basic projects.

Cricut Joy Smart Patterned Iron-On

WHY: Adding patterned iron-on details to fabric projects has never been easier! This set of patterned sheets are a fun way to get started with iron-on projects!

EasyPress Mini

WHY: An EasyPress ensures you end up with perfect results on your iron-on projects, and this mini version is the ideal addition to any small or new craft stash!

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