Cricut Joy Must Have Accessories and Tools

Cricut Joy Must Haves for Every Project

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Crafting with my Cricut Joy Is my favorite thing to do and I couldn’t do it without these must have tools. I hope you enjoy your Cricut Joy too and everything you can create with it. Now that you have a Cricut your home, holiday/seasonal decor, parties and so much more will never be the same. To make the crafty magic happen, you need the Cricut Joy must haves accessories to make all of the amazing things a Cricut can make. 

These are accessories that you will use over and over again for all of your projects. I couldn’t live without these and I use them all the time. Honestly, I use my joy almost everyday for something. 

Cricut Joy Must Have Accessories and Tools

Cricut Joy Must Haves- Accessories for Every Project

Cricut Joy Blades 

The Cricut Joy comes with a blade, but eventually over time the blade will have to be replaced. I usually replace mine about once or twice a year. When your cuts are no longer smooth or insert cards don’t cut all the way through, then those are good indicators to replace your blade. From my experience making insert cards dulls the blade quickly. 

Cricut Joy Replacement Blade
Cricut Joy Replacement Blade – $12.99

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Cricut Mats

Anytime you don’t use a smart material, you need a mat. The joy is the perfect machine for using up scrap pieces and they all must go on a mat. I have all 4 mats at all times because you never know when you will need one. 

Plus some of the Cricut Joy materials like the self-adhesive paper needs to be cut on the light grip mat. 

The standard grip mat comes in 4.5 x 6 and 4.5 x 12. The standard grip mat Is perfect for vinyl, iron on, heavy card stock, poster board, and smart material scraps. 

The light grip mat is for light and medium paper, card stock and vinyl. Here are all the details on how to cut adhesive backed paper with the Cricut Joy. 

The best way to clean your mats is with a smiley sponge and dawn dish soap. Then let them dry. Keep them clean and they will last a little longer, but I do find the mats have to be replaced frequently. 

Cricut Joy StandardGrip Mat, 4.5
Cricut Joy Standard Grip Mat, 4.5″ x 6.5″ – $8.99

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Cricut Joyâ„¢ StandardGrip Mat, 4.5
Cricut Joy Standard Grip Mat, 4.5″ x 12″ – $13.99

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Cricut Joy Light Grip Mat, 4.5
Cricut Joy Light Grip Mat, 4.5″ x 12″ – $9.99

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Cricut Card Mat   

The one thing the Cricut Joy is known for are the insert cards and to create these you need the card mat. Insert cards are great to have on hand and perfect for last minute gifts. Learn how to make insert cards on the Cricut Joy app because it’s the easiest way. 

Cricut Joyâ„¢ Card Mat, 4.5
Cricut Joy Card Mat, 4.5″ x 6.25″ – $5.99

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Cricut Tool Set

The next must have is the tool set. Cricut Joy has this small set, but the full Cricut Tool set has a few more pieces that you will most likely use too. Choose the one that works best for you. The weeding tool, the scraper and my scissors are my most used tools from the kit.

Starter Tool Set
Starter Tool Set – $14.99

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Basic Tool Set
Basic Tool Set – $26.99

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Cricut Brayer 

Next to the Cricut machines, this is the best thing they have ever made. The brayer makes adding materials to your mats so easy and gives a nice grip to your mat. It works for all materials and is a must have. For example, place your card stock on the mat, then roll over it with the brayer for a strong connection between the mat and the card stock.  

Brayer – $16.99

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Cricut Joy Pens

You are going to want all of these pens! Just think of all the colorful labels, gift tags and card inserts you can make. I haven’t seen the Ultimate Pen Set before, but I’m buying it. Using colorful pens with my Cricut is one of my favorite things to do. Many of the insert cards have drawing on them, so pens are a must. 

There is a nice selection of the fine point pens, glitter gel pens, and the infusible ink pens. Why not try them all out? 

Cricut Joy Permanent Fine Point Pens 0.4 mm, Ultimate (30 ct)
Cricut Joy Permanent Fine Point Pens 0.4 mm, Ultimate (30 ct) – $39.99

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Cricut Joyâ„¢ Glitter Gel Pens, 0.8 mm (3 ct)
Cricut Joyâ„¢ Glitter Gel Pens, 0.8 mm (3 ct) – $8.99

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Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Pens 0.4, (3 ct)
Cricut Joy Infusible Ink Pens 0.4, (3 ct) – $8.99

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You are ready to start creating now that you have everything you need to make it happen. There is so many cool things that this little machine can do. Make sure to download the Cricut Joy App because it’s the easiest way to make so many things and super convenient. . 

If you would like to learn a little bit more about using the Cricut Joy then here are some tutorials you may like- How To Use Smart Vinyl on a Sign,  Using the Cricut Joy App,  the Guide to Labels, and 5 Must Try Cricut Joy Beginner Projects

5 Must Try Beginner Cricut Joy Projects



Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.