*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut for Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

Long time, no see! Things have been a little bit hectic around here with everything that has been going on in the world. I really haven’t had a chance to do a lot of writing lately. When Cricut reached out about doing a project here at home, I thought it would be a great chance to find a new hobby (maybe?), and get my kids involved in something to keep them busy. This at home craft project with the Cricut Joy was actually pretty easy, and I think it turned out to be really cute.

This easy at home craft project is a great and beautiful idea for Mother's Day. This was done using Cricut prodcuts and the new Cricut Joy.

Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and there are a lot of birthdays and events that EVERYONE has had to miss out on lately, we (aka. my kids) decided that making some fun cards would be a really great way to spread some love and joy around right now, without leaving home of course.

At Home Craft Project with the Cricut Joy

Materials used (all can be found at Target):

Cricut Joy

Cricut Cards and Insert Cards with envelopes

Invisible Ink Pens

Vinyl for a few of the cut outs

Deluxe Paper With Adhesive 

Making these cards was easy after setting up the machine, and getting aquatinted with the Cricut app that they have. Can I just say how much I LOVE that they have an app you can attach to the machine? It makes everything so easy and fast, and the set-up was so quick.

The machines and the app come with all of the measurements of the cards and such, so it makes much easier to understand and get a hang of the dimensions and such when you are creating customs designs.

I let them pick a few different vinyl designs to cut things out of and stick to the cards that they created. Anything “princess” in my house, with three daughters, is always a win. We also used the card inserts to create a layered look on the cards. This is the part where the measurements and understanding that portion really comes in handy.

I love the fact that this machine is so compact. I am not a huge crafter, so I don’t have. a lot of space for extra things. This can be folded up and put anywhere, without taking over the entire area.

It was really easy to set up, which I was a little surprised about because of the amount of materials and such that are available for this product and the Cricut line. But both the Cricut Joy and the Easy Press were incredibly easy to set up, get working, and put away when I was done. I loved the pen feature on the Cricut Joy, especially when it came to the envelope.

My next task is to make some coasters using the Cricut Joy and the Easy Press 2 as well. We will see how that goes!