Transforming Our Home School Space at Home with Cricut Joy

Girl reaching into a personalized storage bin

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When we were told that the girls schools were closing until at least May, and they would be doing their schoolwork online, a lot of things went through my head. Change isn’t easy for a lot of people, especially kids that are used, and thrive because of routines. I wanted to make the transition as easy as possible and make sure that they stay organized so they can get their work done quickly and efficiently. So we set up a little study area in the living room and I personalized their distance learning tools and supplies with my new Cricut Joy!

Cricut Joy is a pint-sized powerhouse making it easier – and faster – than ever to personalize your life with practical, everyday projects. I love that it’s compact, so it doesn’t take up much space at all! With its precision blade, Cricut Joy cuts lots of materials in any shape you say – everything from vinyl and iron-onto cardstock, peel-and-sticklabel paper, and even that construction paper you already have at home.

I’ve been wanting a Cricut for years! I was always a little intimidated by them and thought that it might be difficult to use. After using it for the first time, I was hooked. Their system makes everything so easy. Just choose the color, line weight, and your favorite font. It’s literally just finding or creating a design, inserting the vinyl (or material you are using), clicking a button and watching Cricut Joy work its magic. That’s it!

I spent the morning personalizing these little storage bins and pencil cases, one for each of my daughters. These stackable storage bins hold their laptops, headphones, notebooks, worksheets and pencils. They pull out their storage bin every morning and then pack it up and stack them when the school day is over. It’s helped them to stop misplacing important things and they love that each bin has their name on it!

cricut joy next to a laptop

cricut joy cutting out letters

Cricut Joy is the world’s most approachable
cutting & writing machine. Here’s why:

  • Personalize just about anything.
  • Works with popular materials.
  • Draws any shape and writes in a variety of styles.
  • Compact, portable, ready to go.
  • Longer and repeated cuts.
  • Bluetooth®built in.
  • Easy-to-learn app for desktop, iOS & Android.
  • Works offline.
  • Flexibility to upload your own designs.
  • Includes 50 free projects.
  • Support when you need it.

personalized storage container

personalized pencil case

Now that we’ve completed this project, we are already working on some new things. With the extra time we have, the girls are coming up with fun projects that they can create with our new Cricut Joy!

Next up, the girls are creating cards to mail to friends and family. It’s so easy! They just choose the right design, put the pre-scoredcard on the mat, and let Cricut Joy do the rest! Then they’ll spend some time writing good ol’ fashioned letters to those that they miss the most. Imagine all of the smiles when they receive a handmade, handwritten card in the mail.

If you’ve been wanting a Cricut machine of your own, now is the time to get one! You can purchase yours (as well as the supplies you’ll need) on!

What will you create first?

This new normal can be a lot for our kids to deal with, but thanks to Cricut Joy, we are staying organized in a fun way!

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  1. I have a Cricut, but I actually haven’t used it a whole lot. I really need to put it to good use and do some projects with it!

  2. Our family loves to personalize. I think now is the time to get a Cricut. I hope they are on sale.

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  3. Oh gosh, I love this so much! Are you familiar if this is available in the Philippines? We wanna buy!

  4. Wow, I love personalize my stuff with different designs and names printed on them as well. Love this idea so much.

  5. This is awesome. We are always looking for ways to improve our organization at home. Cricut seems like a great way to help do so around the house.

  6. I have been debating whether or not to get a cricut for years now. I am obsessed with crafty gadgets but then I never use them. This however, seems like something that could be really useful and fun for the kiddos.

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      I am exactly the same way. The good part about this one is that it’s very compact so it doesn’t take up a lot of space.

  7. I haven’t heard about the Circuit Joy, but I bet their products are awesome – perfect for crafters!

  8. I have always wanted to have a Cricut. Well, actually, I am saving up for one. Hopefully when this crisis is over, I would have saved enough. I want to tap into my creative side too!

  9. What a great way to personalize things. I’m not a crafter, but I have heard of Cricut. It’s such a multifunctional machine.

  10. It sounds like the Cricut Joy is great for all ages. I think that it is a good idea to boost the kid’s creativity, especially now when we are all staying home.

  11. This Circuit Joy is exactly what we need for our home. We have a lot of spaces and things to mark!

  12. This sounds like such an awesome and convenient tool to have around the house! I would love to have one of these!!

    cute & little

  13. i have heard so much about cricut joy. it sounds like such a fun product for craft-y indivdiuals. and definitely better than the plain standard labels.

  14. I am the type of person who loves to label things. Using the Cricut Joy makes labeling so much prettier than a label maker. I really need to invest in one.

  15. I’ve heard about a lot of people who love this new Cricut! My fave is still the Maker. How fun to transform your space, though! 🙂

  16. I love the way these turned out. I think it’s so important to make sure everything is organized to keep the kids on task. That looks really good!

  17. I’ve heard great things about the Cricut. I might have to get one. My kids would enjoy making cards.

  18. This looks incredible! The possibilities are endless! I’ve read so many good things about Circuits it really makes me want to get one

  19. OMG I love this! This is definitely something that I’m going to recommend to my elder sisters with 3 kids and 2 kids each so that they can have some help in the house during this time.

  20. Cricut products are seriously wonderful for crafters and I have to say I love mine! I am loving the look of these wonderful stickers that you created and it looks amazing added to their school baskets to keep everything organized. Love this and am going to check this out for myself….so thank you!