These are the only 4 Prime Day Cricut deals I'd look at right now

Prime Day Cricut deals; our pick of the two best Cricut machines.
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Prime Day Cricut deals

Prime Day is the ideal time to get the latest craft tech for a little less, and as we enter the second and last day of Prime Day, we're seeing the same, decent deals stick around. 

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Cricut Maker 3 Essentials Materials Bundle: $627.92 $529.99 at Cricut
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If you're new to Cricut or simply looking to upgrade to the latest craft machine, the Cricut Maker 3 is the one you need. From experience I can say it's faster and quieter than the original Maker, and does more than the Cricut Explore. I was cool on the new Smart Materials, until I tried them. Being able to cut without a matt is fantastic. This bundle deal includes the basic tool kit along with a mix of materials to get you crafting immediately. Cricut regularly has bundle offers, and this is one of the better in recent months.
Price check: Amazon (Starter Bundle) £534.98 £431.69 

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Cricut Explore 3 Essential Materials Bundle: $517.92 $399.99 at Cricut
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Like Maker 3 (above), Cricut Explore 3 uses the new Smart Materials for cutting without a matt, which makes life a lot easier. This is also the brand's latest model in its 'entry-level' machine. While it features the same cutting tech as the Maker 3, the Explore 3 has a little less pressure and power, as well as fewer attachments. Overall it's a little slower than Maker 3. It's a good machine for beginners purely because you can get up to speed on the Cricut software and tech, and do most tasks a hobbyist will need to do – from basic engraving to cutting.
Price check: CraftStash $319.99 $391.99

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Cricut Joy: $179 $139 / £189.99 £173.95 at Amazon
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The Cricut Joy is one of the brand's newest and most successful digital craft machines. This is a small cutter that can easily fit into a bag, ideal for taking to a friend's house for an afternoon. It's ideally for small projects such as creating cards, paper gifts and perfect for making heat press designs for Cricut Mug Press. I have one, and it's a good compliment to the larger Maker 3 and Explore 3 as sometimes it's easier to get this small machine out to make gifts, tags and cards. It's often on sale, but with $40 off it's a good deal (UK readers checkout Craft Stash below).
Price check: CraftStash £169.99 | Cricut $169.99

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Cricut EasyPress 3: $220.61 $198.99 at Amazon
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Cricut has led the way on approachable heat press tech, and the EasyPress 3 is the latest and easiest to use (run from an app, it's virtually automated). A heat press, unlike an iron, distributes heat evenly across a wide space for transferring designs created on a Cricut machine to shirts, bags and mugs. It works with Cricut's own Iron-On (HTV) to 'print' the ink into an object on a molecular level (science!) – basically your designs won't flake off or come away in the wash. This pre-Prime Day deal is on the 9 x 9-inch model, but keep an eye out as the larger 12 x 10-inch model will likely be on sale too.
Price check: CraftStash $296.79

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.

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