Cricut’s Explore Air 2 with $30 content credit is perfect for holiday card making at $169 ($229 value)

Update 9/23 @ 10:52 AM: Walmart is now offering the Cricut Explore Air 2 with $30 Digital Content Credit for $169 shipped, adding $30 in value to Amazon’s already low price below.

Amazon is offering the Cricut Explore Air 2 for $169 shipped. Down from its $199 normal going rate, today’s deal marks a return to its all-time low that we’ve only tracked a handful of times in the past. The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the perfect machine for making custom cards for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you want the Cricut to write out the cards with a pen or cut out shapes with paper, it can do it all. The Explore Air 2 has the ability to cut over 100 different materials in all, making it a versatile purchase. Cricut’s ecosystem is quite robust when it comes to offerings compatible with the Explore Air 2, as it even works with the company’s Mug Press and other Infusable Ink projects. You also don’t have to have a powerful computer to run the Cricut Explore Air 2, as it can be powered by an iPad, iPhone, or Android device over Bluetooth. Rated 4.8/5 stars and is a #1 best-seller at Amazon. Head below for more.

Cricut BrightPad + BrightPad Go illuminate your craft projects like never before, coming June 27

Cricut is relaunching its BrightPad and introducing the BrightPad Go on June 27. These devices are designed to allow you to weed your projects, trace easily, and even do things like make jewelry or create traditional animation work. Often, when crafting, it can be difficult to see a trace lines or small crafting materials, and that’s what Cricut BrightPad comes in. It delivers a bright backlit surface for you to create on. While we’ve seen the BrightPad itself before, the BrightPad Go is an all-new addition to Cricut’s lineup. So, what can they do and how can it improve your crafting workflow? Let’s take a closer look.

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Cricut Maker 3 review: New Smart Materials make crafting faster + easier than ever before

I’ve spent the past few weeks with the Cricut Maker 3, and I have to say it’s actually a fairly impressive upgrade. Coming from the original Maker, which was already quite impressive, the Maker 3 could very easily be an upgrade that many at-home crafters make. From the introduction of the new Smart Materials to other upgrades like faster cutting, the Maker 3 helps at-home crafting become much easier. So, should you buy or upgrade? Let’s take a closer look in our hands-on review of the Cricut Maker 3.

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Cricut’s new Maker 3 + Explore 3 change the at-home crafting game, launching June 10

Today, Cricut is announcing its biggest update to its product lineup yet: an all-new Maker 3 and Explore 3. This time around, both machines share many similarities, but there are a few differences we’ll note. The biggest change to the lineup this time around is that both the Maker 3 and Explore 3 have the ability to cut materials without a mat, and up to twice as fast as their predecessors. So, what all can these new machines do? Let’s take a closer look. Also, be sure to stay tuned for our hands-on review, coming in the next few weeks as we get closer to the official launch on June 10.

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Cricut Mug Press review: Custom, dishwasher- + microwave-safe mugs have never been easier

Last month, Cricut announced the Mug Press, an all-new addition to its lineup of Infusible Ink offerings. Taking on the roll of an Easy Press, the Mug Press is built to provide an even amount of heat all the way around a mug in order to properly transfer a design and bake it in. So how easy is the Mug Press to use, and what sets it (and the mugs) apart from other systems? Let’s take a look in our hands-on review of the Cricut Mug Press.

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Best Cricut alternatives for at-home DIY, crafting, and vinyl cutting

Cricut, the well-known at-home DIY crafting company, has found itself in the middle of some customer turmoil the last few days. Though the company recently released a statement backtracking its announcement that free customers would be limited to 20 file uploads per month, many are still interested in changing out their machines for something that can’t be affected by such change. So, if you’re looking for the best Cricut alternatives, we’ve got you covered down below.

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All-new Cricut Mug Press can make custom microwavable + dishwasher-safe mugs

Cricut is well-known in the crafting world as a go-to brand for machines that can cut, draw, and score with ease. My wife even has the Maker, and it’s honestly a really cool tool. Well, one of the most recent introductions from the company is its Infusible Ink platform that allows you to permanently transfer patterns to items, like shirts, bags, and more. However, until now, mugs were left out, and you were forced to use standard vinyl for that, which removed some of the fun patterns that the company offers. In comes the Cricut Mug Press, which aims to solve that simple problem.

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