A Cricut is a smart and versatile machine with different models targeting different audiences. Cricut Maker series, Explore series, and Cricut Joy are the Cricut family models. Cricut Joy is an excellent choice if you are looking for a portable and compact Cricut machine. And if you are just a beginner in craft-making, you can either go for the Maker series or Explore series. The Explore series works best with soft materials such as fabric. But if you plan to work on projects involving thicker materials, then the Maker series is the best choice. Download the Design Space app from design.cricut.com/setup to get started, as all these models use the same software.