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Unleash your creativity with the Cricut Maker 3 and Explore 3 smart cutting machines

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Finding things to do without involving a screen can be difficult especially since we’re spending more time inside than ever before. That’s where the Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Maker 3 come in to play.

The Cricut products are smart cutting machines which allow everyday DIYers and fans of arts and crafts to really flex their creative muscles.

As we write this, NSW is in the middle of a lockdown which has just been extended for another week and the Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Maker 3 could be just the solution to stay busy without being planted in front of a screen.

It’s also appealing to all ages so working with your kids on creating something whether it’s a card, a transfer for a t-shirt or a pillow, a coaster, wall art, vinyl artwork, party décor, etched glass, centrepieces and even leather goods.

Think of the Cricut Explore 3 and Maker 3 like a printer but instead of ink it uses a cutting tool to cut all kinds of materials into shapes, patterns into designs from the companion app.

The blade can also be replaced with a fine point pen to draw patterns and write text on a variety of materials as well.

The possibilities are endless.

Customers already in the Cricut community are quite passionate about their machines and proudly share their creations on social media.

Users can purchase various materials like paper and vinyl and accessories like tools and presses.

These presses can apply your creations to t-shirts and shoes along with other objects like coasters and mugs.

The new machines work with a variety of materials like smart vinyl, smart iron-on and smart paper.

And now creators can now create cuts that are up to 3.6m in length at once which really opens up the possibilities of what you can create.

Previously the cutting was limited to a cutting mate but now these new machines are matless so you can get on with coming up with even larger and grander creations and designs.

CRICUT EXPLORE 3 ($499)

Cut more than 100 materials, including cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, glitter paper and cork, letting you make an endless array of DIY projects. It delivers quality cutting performance that is simple enough for anyone can use so you can cut, draw, score with this machine, and embellish your projects with flawless text, detailed illustrations, or easy-to-fold creases.

CRICUT MAKER 3 ($699)

This is a powerful and versatile machine with the ultimate in cutting performance and versatility. This machine lets you create with more than 300 materials, from the most delicate paper and fabric to tougher materials like leather and balsa wood, all with incredible precision. Cricut Maker 3 features the Adaptive Tool System — the only system that intelligently controls the direction of your blade and cut pressure to match the material, and supports the widest range of tools for cutting, scoring, writing, and adding decorative effect, allowing impressive precision when making a variety of projects.

Both of these new machines are also compatible with easy-to-use Design Space software – available on desktop, iOS and Android so whether you are new to crafting or an experienced maker, Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Maker 3 can unleash your creativity.

The Cricut Maker 3 ($699) and Cricut Explore 3 ($499) are available now at Harvey Norman and Spotlight.