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Everything you need to know about Cricut Maker 3 and Explore 3

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

They're here! Available sometime after midnight ET tonight! I'll be sharing links, discount info, payment options, info about the new machines and materials and products!

See your creativity skyrocket with Cricut's latest DIY dream machines. With the all-new Cricut Explore® 3 and Cricut Maker 3, you can cut, draw, score, and more with jaw-dropping speed and precision. Cricut Explore 3 and Cricut Maker 3 are compatible with Cricut Smart Materials™ for super-easy, super-long cuts up to 12 ft (3.6 m) without a machine mat – just load & go! And it's up to 2X faster than its predecessor, so you can bust out everything from custom iron-ons to big-time banners in record time.

I hope you love these machines as much as I do! Have questions? There are FAQ's at the end of the post - just keep scrolling.

🎥 Here's a playlist of my videos about the new machines -

From announcing, unboxing, first cut, and my honest opinion.

Order your new favorite crafting companion after midnight ET tonight!

Don't forget free shipping with code: JunShip

Use my code: MelodyLane to save another 10% and get free shipping but if you are only buying machines, my code doesn't work work on anything that plugs in so just use JunShip

MAKER 3: Bundles also available!

USA Maker 3 -

Canada Maker 3 -

EXPLORE 3: Bundles also available!

USA Explore 3 -

Canada Explore 3 -

Use code JuneShip for free shipping

Keep reading for more products!

Brand New Smart Materials!

Cricut's new smart vinyl is a true game changer! A single image cut with this amazing product can be cut up to 12 FEET long!

And of course, no mat is needed, making crafting easier and quicker! Especially with the Roll Holder.

Here's a link to written instructions on how to use Smart Vinyl -

Already thinking of all the projects you can make? I thought so.

Once available, get yours:

USA Smart Vinyl -

Canada Smart Vinyl -

Cricut's new Smart Iron-on is an amazing new product. No need to use a mat with these bad boys. You can cut up to 4 FEET long using Smart Iron-On, regular or specialty. Cool, huh?

If you find yourself making t-shirts, or anything having to do with iron on, this is going to make your life a whole lot easier and save you lots of time!

Once available, get yours:

USA Smart Iron-On -

Canada Smart Iron-On -

Paper! We all know paper is my favorite. Cricut really bumped it up a notch with Smart Paper. Not only does it cut up to 11.2 in without a mat, it has adhesive backing so no glue required! Again, making crafting easier, and more efficient.

Once available, get yours:

USA Smart Sticker Cardstock -

Canada Smart Sticker Cardstock -

"Powerful. Versatile. Revolutionary."

New and Helpful Products

Introducing: Cricut's Roll Holder! This new addition to the Cricut family is so helpful! Although having the Roll Holder isn't required, it's highly recommended. It keeps long, bulky, rolls together and lined up and in place for the perfect cut.

It even comes with a built in trimmer to make for a precise line, every time. Holder fits rolls of Cricut Smart Materials™ from 4–75 ft.

Here's a link on how to use the Roll Holder - Fits rolls of Cricut Smart Materials™ from 4–75 ft.

Once available, get yours:

USA Roll Holder -

Canada Roll Holder -

Meet the newest Portable Trimmer!

Why a new trimmer you ask? Because of the new features of larger cuts using Smart Materials, Smart Materials are 13in wide, which makes them too wide for the original trimmer. This trimmer is precise has an easy-glide blade and works great with vinyl, iron-on, paper, Smart Materials, and more.

This is the perfect companion for your Cricut. Oh, did you know that there's an arm on the left that extends for an easier measurements? The original trimmer also has this.

Once available, get yours:

USA 13” Trimmer -

CA 13” Trimmer -

Cricut Maker 3 and Explore 3 Q&A

Behind the Cut: Before I get into written Q&A, I'd love to share this video with you - I had the awesome opportunity to speak with two Cricut Employees, Anna Rose Johnson, Senior Platform Marketing Manager and Jeremy Crystal, VP of Hardware Engineering questions about the new machines! You'll hear a lot about the behind the scenes and get answers to some of your questions!

Q: How much do they cost?

A: They are the same price as the original machines were released more than 4 years ago, $299 and $399.

Q: Do I get a discount on machines?

A: Yes, if you are a Cricut Access Member, you get 10% off and if you are a Premium Member, you get 10% off but also free shipping over $50 and 20% off materials. Get Premium Access here - Canada Access here -

Q: Can I make Payments?

A: Yes, you can make payment son orders of $200 or more. Just check out with Affirm when making your purchase.

Q: Can I use a mat with the new machines?

A: Yes, the new machines can use a mat. New machines can do everything the original machines can do, only faster, more accurate, and much more.

Q: What are Smart materials?

A: They are materials that can be loaded in to the Explore 3 and the Maker 3 without a mat. Not using a mat makes crafting easier and faster and the Smart materials make the cuts even faster.

Q: Can I use Smart materials on the machines I have now?

A: You might be able too, but it’s not recommended. Cricut wants you to have the best experience and the original machines were not made for Smart materials. You could try it, but you’d probably end up wasting a lot of vinyl like I did in this video - It’s really not faster and you can not cut it any longer than with a mat.

Q: How long can I cut on the Maker 3 and Explore 3?

A: You can cut a single image up to 12 ft.

Q: How do I use Smart Vinyl?