June 24, 2020 | Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
updated February 26, 2021
Designed especially for the Cricut Joy™ machine, this new companion app makes popular DIY projects quicker and easier than ever. Think simple, single-material projects like cards, labels, stickers, and iron-on transfers – fun, functional projects that take 15 minutes or less.
Who will love Cricut Joy app?
Cricut Joy owners who want a radically simplified making experience for some of the most popular DIY projects will love Cricut Joy app. With a guided design experience and simple controls, you can make cards, custom labels, stickers, and much more in just a few taps. Design Space® is still your go-to for advanced design features or to create with multiple materials and layers.
Is Cricut Joy app free?
The app is free to download, and there is a small body of free fonts and images in the app, including a selection of compatible fonts from your phone. Fonts and images in the app which are marked with the Cricut Access ‘a’ icon require a Cricut Access subscription to use.
What can you make?
Create the perfect card at a moment’s notice. Choose a design, and play with contrasting colors to make it special. Then tell Cricut Joy to make it!
Watch this video to learn how to make Insert Cards.
Make labels for spice jars, a kitchen pantry, playroom, office, and more. Just select one of the professionally-designed label styles, size it, add text, choose a font and color, then prompt your Cricut Joy to cut or draw.
Watch this video to learn how to make Quick Labels.
Vinyl Stickers & Decals
Decorate water bottles, notebooks, electronics, windows, walls…you name it. Choose from a library of ready-to-use images, prompt your Cricut Joy to cut your design, then peel and stick! It’s that easy.
Watch this video to learn how to make Vinyl Stickers & Decals.
Iron-On & Infusible Ink Heat Transfers
Design team jerseys, reunion t-shirts, bachelorette tote bags, or whatever you dream up. Find an image, type out text, or create a design that uses both. Prompt Cricut Joy to cut or draw, then follow the instructions to complete the heat transfer.
Watch this video to learn how to make a Cricut Iron-On project.
Make simple but spectacular gift tags, cupcake toppers, party place cards, and more. Design, cut, and assemble in just a few steps.
Watch this video to learn how to make a paper craft project.
Cricut Joy app top FAQs
Will Cricut Joy still work with Design Space?
Yes! Design Space is still your go-to for more complex projects that use multiple layers, colors, and/or materials.
If I purchase a Cricut Access subscription in the Cricut Joy app, does it also work with Design Space, and vice versa?
Yes, purchasing a Cricut Access subscription through the Cricut Joy app enables Cricut Access benefits across all of our software experiences including Design Space for Desktop and Mobile, as well as our Shop site. If you have already purchased a Cricut Access subscription through Design Space or our Shop site, it is automatically enabled in the Cricut Joy app.
Can I use Cricut Joy app to make Cricut Insert Cards?
Yes! Download the app and try it now.
Is Cricut Joy app available in multiple languages?
Yes, the Cricut Joy app is currently supported in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese. You can set your language in your device system settings.
Will Cricut Joy app be available for Android?
The Cricut Joy app for Android is currently in open beta. You can download it here from the Google Play store and try it now!
Can I upload my own images or fonts?
Currently you cannot upload your own images and fonts to Cricut Joy app. To upload and create with your own images, use Design Space.
You can now upload your own single-layer SVG files for use in “design your own” project flows! Select My Stuff > Upload SVG, or select the upload icon in your project Edit screen. Then browse your device for your saved SVG files. Once you’ve uploaded an SVG to the Cricut Joy app, you’ll have the option to select from uploaded images when designing projects.
Currently you cannot upload your own fonts to the Cricut Joy app.
Note: SVGs uploaded through Design Space will be accessible in the Cricut Joy app, and vice versa. SVGs with multiple layers will upload and function as single-layer images in the Cricut Joy app.
Note: This functionality is currently available in Cricut Joy for iOS only. It is not yet available in the Android app.
What kinds of content will I find in Cricut Joy app?
All single layer Cricut Access content is available in Cricut Joy app. Single layer content is cut from a single sheet of material. You’ll also have access to a large library of card projects, labels, images, shapes, and fonts, including a selection of compatible fonts from your phone.
Can I use images from Disney® or other licensed brands?
At this time, content from licensed partners like Disney®, Star Wars™, and Marvel® is not available in Cricut Joy app. Licensed content is available in Design Space.
Can I save projects in Cricut Joy app?
Cricut Joy app will auto-save projects as you design them. Whenever you exit a project, you will get a prompt to save the project to My Stuff. Access your saved projects from Home > My Stuff.
Can I access my Design Space projects in Cricut Joy app and vice versa?
No. Design Space and Cricut Joy app are separate and distinct experiences. You cannot save a project in one and access it from the other.
Can I make projects with multiple layers in the Cricut Joy app?
Cricut Joy app is for single-layer/single-material designs. For more complex projects that require multiple layers, colors, and/or materials, use Design Space.
Can I share my projects with other members of the Cricut community?
Currently, you cannot share projects in Cricut Joy app.
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Where do I download Cricut Joy app?
Do you have suggestions on how to improve Cricut Joy app? In the app, under settings, use the Share Feedback link to add comments. We read it all. Expect more feature enhancements to come!