How To Use Smart Vinyl And Iron-On With The Cricut Joy Machine

The Cricut Joy machine is a fun compact crafting powerhouse. The Joy is best for cardstock, paper, vinyl, iron-on, leather, and foil projects.

Smart Materials are the ability to cut on your Cricut machine (Joy, Maker 3, or Explore 3) without a cutting mat.

What are Smart Materials?

Today, I will show you how to use Smart Vinyl and Smart Iron-on to customize your kid’s backpacks, water bottles, notebooks, lunches, and more!

As a gift to you, I’m giving the files you see in the video away inside my Freebie Vault!

Free Back-To-School SVG Files

1. Subject titles SVG 2. Sunflower monogram 3. Shark and turtle monogram 4. Rainbow monogram 5. Circle monogram letters SVG 6. School of sharks monogram


– Cricut Joy Machine or any Cricut Machine – Permanent Smart Vinyl – Holographic Permanent Smart Vinyl – Smart Iron-On Vinyl – Weeding tools – Easypress Mini


Use your Cricut Joy or any cutting machine to cut out your SVG designs. I am using my free monogram files.


Load your machine (matless!) and let the design cut out.

Weed your smart iron-on material with your weeding tools. Meanwhile, preheat your Easypress Mini to the medium setting.