The best Cricut Joy bundle deals in February 2024

Best Cricut Joy bundle deals; a person uses a Cricut joy while looking out of a window onto a garden
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The best Cricut Joy bundle deals are a great way to get Cricut's compact digital cutting machine and all the tools and materials you need to get started right away. These bundle offers also save you money. In this guide I'll reveal the best Cricut Joy bundle deals for different uses of the machine, from card making to mug designs.

Released in March 2020, the Cricut Joy is one of the smaller of the Cricut smart cutting/writing machines, offering an easy, programable way to cut and pen various materials to create bespoke decals, cards, gift tags, and T-shirt designs. And what's more, it cuts smart materials, so you won't have to get an additional cutting mat. 

To give you a full idea of all the great machines that Cricut offer, go ahead and check out our guide to the best Cricut machines, or read our Cricut Joy review. But in short, getting one of the of the best Cricut Joy bundle deals means spending the least possible amount on a Cricut machine but still getting plenty of options for creativity. In context, you can get a Cricut Joy by itself for around $179.99 / £179.99, and a Cricut Joy bundle deal starts around $250 / £250 – but right now these deals are massively reduced. So if you see any discount below this threshold below, it's a bargain!

Once you've got your Cricut Joy bundle deal, it's worth looking into the best Cricut accessories and the best Cricut alternatives. But for now, let's look at the deals today...

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The best Cricut Joy bundle deals: US

Cricut Joy Essentials bundle: $240.92 $149.99 at Cricut
Save $90.03: 

Cricut Joy Essentials bundle: $240.92 $149.99 at Cricut
Save $90.03: 
This bundle comes with everything you need to try out all of the Joy's features, including Smart Vinyl, Smart Iron-On materials, card stock and card inserts and Glitter gel pens to create your own designs.

Cricut Joy Insert Card Bundle: $255.88 $149.99 at Cricut
Save $105.89: 

Cricut Joy Insert Card Bundle: $255.88 $149.99 at Cricut
Save $105.89: 
If you're buying a Cricut Joy to create home made cards, this is the bundle for you. It includes the card cutting mat and various insert material finishes, such as Gunmetal and Glitter; it also comes with Fine Point and Extra Fine Point pens. Note: you'll need to buy regular card stock.

Cricut Joy Label Making Bundle: $249.91 $149.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Joy Label Making Bundle: $249.91 $149.99 at Cricut
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This unique bundle is designed for those who want to label everything, from kitchenware to craft projects; it features the new Smart Label writer paper and vinyl as well as Fine Point, Extra Fine and Gel Pens.

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Bundle: $247.90 $149.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Bundle: $247.90 $149.99 at Cricut
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Smart Vinyl is Cricut's new mat-less cutting material and this bundle makes full use of it; included are permanent vinyls in a variety of finishes such as holographic patterns and metallics. Smart Vinyl enables you to cut extra long lengths, saving money and enabling you to create larger projects.

Cricut Joy Smart Iron-On Bundle: $235.92 $149.99 at Cricut
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Cricut Joy Smart Iron-On Bundle: $235.92 $149.99 at Cricut
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If you're buying a Cricut Joy for shirt designs and mug printing, this is the bundle you need. It contains seven rolls of Smart Smart Iron-On material in a variety of finishes. Note: the Joy is a small cutter, so t-shirt designs will be limited to logos and small patterns. It's ideal used with Cricut Mug Press, however.

The best Cricut Joy bundle deals: UK

Cricut Joy Essentials bundle: £263.93 £199.99 at Cricut
Save £63.94:

Cricut Joy Essentials bundle: £263.93 £199.99 at Cricut
Save £63.94:
Get everything you need out of the box with this value bundle. It includes Smart Vinyl, Smart Iron-On materials, card stock and card inserts and Glitter gel pens so you can try out this digital craft cutter's features straight away.

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Bundle: £271.87 £215.99 at Cricut
Save £55.88:

Cricut Joy Smart Vinyl Bundle: £271.87 £215.99 at Cricut
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Cricut's new mat-less cutting material is called Smart Vinyl. included are vinyls in a variety of finishes such as metallics and bold colours. Smart Vinyl enables you to cut extra long lengths, saving money and enabling you to create larger projects.

Cricut Joy Insert Card Bundle: £232.92 £201.99 at Cricut
Save £30.93: 

Cricut Joy Insert Card Bundle: £232.92 £201.99 at Cricut
Save £30.93: 
This Cricut Joy bundle deal is for anyone who want to create bespoke cards using this new compact craft cutting machine; this bundle includes the card cutting mat and various insert material finishes as well as Fine Point and Extra Fine Point pens.

Cricut Joy Label Making Bundle: £231.93 £200.99 at Cricut Save £30.94:

Cricut Joy Label Making Bundle: £231.93 £200.99 at Cricut Save £30.94: This excellent Cricut Joy bundle deal is aimed anyone who wants to label household items, makes and more; it features the new Smart Label writer paper and vinyl as well as Fine Point, Extra Fine and Gel Pens.

Cricut Joy Smart Iron-On Bundle: £236.92 £202.99 at Cricut
Save £33.93: 

Cricut Joy Smart Iron-On Bundle: £236.92 £202.99 at Cricut
Save £33.93: 
Cricut Joy bundle deal enables you to make shirt and mug prints. It contains seven rolls of Smart Smart Iron-On material in a variety of finishes. Note: the Joy is a small cutter, so t-shirt designs will be limited to logos and small patterns.

Is Cricut Joy worth buying?

Yes, we'd say so. If you're new to digital crafting or simply want to focus on smaller projects then Cricut Joy is a dependable and easy to use machine. It's best suited to card and label making but can also be used for heat transfer designs for mugs and t-shirts. Even if you have a larger Cricut machine, the Joy is worthwhile, particularly if you attend shows, workshops or pop to a friend's house for a card-making afternoon.

What are the limitations of Cricut Joy?

Honestly, just its size. The Cricut Joy is a compact digital craft machine which means designs are limited to 5.5 inches in width, however if you use Cricut Smart Vinyl you can cut patterns of 48 inches in length. Other than this, Cricut Joy can be used to create heat transfer designs, cards, stickers, labels paper crafts and small projects, including embossing and debossing.

Do I need a computer for Cricut Joy?

Ideally, yes but Cricut Joy uses the bespoke Joy app so you can run designs to the machine from your phone. This is great for pre-designed projects but we'd suggest getting one of the best tablets for Cricut for the best laptops for Cricut so make full use of Cricut Design Space for bespoke projects.

Is a new Cricut Joy coming out soon?

We've seen rumour online that a new Cricut Joy is to be released for 2022, but nothing official from Cricut has so far been announced. As the Cricut Joy can handle smart materials (like the Cricut Explore 3 and the Cricut Maker 3), we're not really sure what a new 2022 model would bring that would push the current model into obscurity. 

What can the Cricut Joy do?

The Cricut Joy is a smart cutting machine, but that isn't the whole story. Getting a Cricut Joy bundle deal means you will get the compact, portable Joy and several materials to start creating with. The Cricut Joy can cut 50+ materials including iron-on, vinyl, and paper. It can also draw any pattern and shape (including text) in a variety of styles and sizes. And all this is programable through the free Cricut Design app, which you can connect to your machine via Bluetooth. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.