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The best Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals in May 2022

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Getting the best Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals is a great idea if you're a creative who wants to explore new possibilities. Cricut machines have taken the crafting world by storm recently, and Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals are amongst the most popular. But what is the Cricut Explore 3 and where does it fit in the Cricut family? 

The Cricut Explore 3 was released on June 2021, and is one of the most popular of all the Cricut machines, for good reason. It sits just below the more expensive Cricut Maker, and just above the Cricut Explore Air 2 – which is squarely aimed at complete beginners. However, it's worth noting that the Cricut Explore 3 shares an ability to work with smart materials with the far more expensive Cricut Maker 3 (see our guide to the best Cricut Maker 3 bundles), and the far cheaper Cricut Joy ( see the best Cricut Joy bundle deals, too). 

Getting a Cricut Explore 3 bundle is a good idea for creative who either have a little knowledge of the Cricut machines already, or are looking to get stuck into plenty of new creative possibilities, using the cutting, writing, scoring and foiling tools of the Cricut Explore 3.

It's worth noting that some of the best Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals can be had through the official Cricut page (see above). But on this page we also pull in the very best Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals available, from a range of quality retailers around the world. If you want to have a broader view on the best Cricut machines, we've got you covered, and we also have guides to the best Cricut accessories and the best Cricut alternatives, as well.

The best Cricut Explore 3 bundle deals

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How to use a Cricut Explore 3?

Using a Cricut Explore 3 is easy. Getting it out of the box, you simply plug to the mains, download the Cricut Design Space app for free, where you will be able to create your text- or design-based projects that will eventually be sent to the Cricut Explore 3 machine via Bluetooth.

You then chose your tool, and and your materials, and begin to cut, foil, score or write. Another thing of note is with the Cricut Explore 3, you can use smart materials, meaning that you no longer need a mat to cut them (as you did with previous models). 

Which is the best Cricut machine out there?

Each Cricut machine do specific things really well. For example, the Cricut Mug Press is all about printing onto mugs. But when you get to the 'main' Cricut machines (the Explore Air 2, the Explore 3, the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Maker 3), the differences are a little more subtle. The higher end of the Cricut machines can handle loads of materials, such as paper, wood, leather and lace, feature better motors that make it fast, and most importantly allowing crafters to work with smart materials. 

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is perfect for people new to Cricut crafting, and around half of the price of the Cricut Maker 3. Then there's the Cricut Explore 3, which is cheaper than the top end Cricut Maker 3, but a bit more than the Explore 3, as it can handle smart materials. All of these bigger Cricut machines go up or down in roughly $50/£50 chunks. 

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Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.