Best Cricut deals ahead of Amazon Prime Day

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Best Cricut deals

by Natalie Knowles |
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Take your creativity to new heights with the best Cricut deals. A Cricut machine is perfect for crafters and fans of custom designs. You can make your own labels, cards and home décor. It's a great gift for craft enthusiasts or anyone who loves personalised items. If you're unsure whether you need one, try starting with a budget-friendly option like the Cricut EasyPress Mini to see how you like it. A sales event is the perfect time to treat yourself as there can be super offers on all of the Cricut range.

Keep an eye on this page as we'll be bringing you the best Cricut deals come Amazon Prime Day (16-17 July). They'll be discounts of hundreds of categories, including craft machines. If you're not already an Amazon Prime Member, you can sign up now ready for exclusive offers on the day.

Best Cricut deals right now:

Amazon: Today's deals
Cricut: Machine bundles on sale
John Lewis: Cricut and accessories
Currys: Cricut cutting machines and presses

Whether you're a craft enthusiast or starting your own business, having the right Cricut machine is incredibly helpful. Essentially, it is a digital die cutting machine that can cut vinyl, fabric, paper, felt and even leather with precision. Also, there are heat presses, cutting tools and materials that make a creative gift for a friend or loved one who enjoys craft as a hobby or is starting a business.

Best Cricut deals

This Cricut Joy Xtra bundle of materials includes everything you need to get started. It's a great option if you're new to digital cutting machines and want to have a go at creating personalised designs to decorate objects and walls or to make art.

Pros

  • Entry-level machine and everything you need to get creating!
  • Cuts 50+ materials, producing your own drawing and lettering
  • Choose from a wide range of projects on the Design Space software

Cons

  • Design Space software requires some computer know-how

The Cricut Explore 3 is the perfect craft companion for tech-savvy crafters. This machine cuts, draws and scores with incredible speed and precision. It seamlessly cuts up to 3.6 metres, ideal for custom iron-ons and large banners. The Design Space app allows you to create personalised designs. It is compatible with various Cricut tools and over 100 materials.

Pros

  • Best Cricut for cutting vinyl lettering and more
  • Incredibly versatile and compatible with a range of tools and materials
  • Bundle contains everything you need to get started

Cons

  • Subscription is needed for full access to Design Space software, but there are some free projects available

Cricut Joy™ Starter BundleCricut Joy

The Cricut Joy is perfect for beginners trying out new crafts. It can create greeting cards, iron-on designs, vinyl stickers, decals and personalised labels. For craft lovers with dexterity issues, this versatile machine handles the detailed work of a scalpel and cutting mat. Plus, you can access many free projects and designs using the Design Space app.

Pros

  • Recommended if you're new to smart cutting machines, a good entry-level model
  • Design Space app for desktop, iOS & Android is user-friendy and easy to learn
  • Cuts 50+ materials and comes with 50 free projects online
  • Draw any shape and write in various styles and the machine will cut it out with precision

Cons

  • Can accumulate leftovers from cut materials

If you want the best in crafting, the Cricut Maker 3 is for you. It cuts over 300 materials, from delicate fabrics to chipboard, at twice the speed of its predecessor and with precision. With Smart Materials, you can make long, seamless cuts up to 3.6 metres without a mat. It’s compatible with 13 tools for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling and embellishing, as well as engraving and debossing.

Pros

  • Best digital cutting machine for semi-professional crafting
  • Cuts 300+ materials and works with longer lengths of material
  • Design software is compatible with a computer or a mobile device

Cons

  • The cost of materials and tools can add up

Cricut EasyPress™ 3Cricut
Price: $139.99
Alternative retailers
Target$139.99View offer
Kohl's$199.00View offer
Newegg$199.00View offer

Whether you're cheering up a tote or a t-shirt, the Cricut EasyPress™ 3 (30 x 25cm) is a heat plate that delivers an even and precise temperature to transfer iron-on or infusible ink designs. Make custom clothing and more with the EasyPress and companion app, Cricut Heat. This is the large heat press, and a smaller model is available: Cricut EasyPress™ 3.

Pros

  • Precision temperature control and even heat to transfer designs onto textiles
  • Both the heat press and the app are easy to use
  • Works with vinyl or infusible ink

Cons

  • Pressing mat is sold separately

This neat press is a curved heat plate to evenly transfer designs to hats. It includes a hat pressing form. Simply lay on your design, apply the curved heat plate, and use the Cricut Heat app to set the temperature and timer. The custom hat possibilities are endless as the Cricut Hat Press works with iron-on transfers and infusible inks.

Pros

  • Safety base to protect your worktop and it shuts-off when not in use
  • Customise hats with your own design

Cons

  • Doesn't have a wide range of uses beyond custom hats

The Cricut EasyPress™ Mini is a versatile, pocket-sized heat press. It works with iron-on vinyl transfers, infusible ink, and sublimation. You can transfer your designs to a range of fabric surfaces, add logos to T-shirts, and much more.

Pros

  • Transfers small designs to fabric surfaces, such as bags, t-shirts and shoes
  • Versatile and can used for decorative or practical purposes

Cons

  • No app integration

Make personalised mugs to gift or sell with the Cricut Mug Press™. Compatible with straight-sided 350-470ml mugs and using infusible ink, the results are stunning, with vibrant colours and a glossy finish.

Pros

  • Simple one-touch controls with consistently perfect results
  • Make professional custom mug designs to gift or for a creative side hustle
  • Dishwasher and microwave-safe mugs

Cons

  • Limited in its range of uses

Cricut Foil Transfer KitCricut

Rrp: $41.00

Price: $29.57

The Cricut Foil Transfer Tool is compatible with Cricut Maker and Explore machines. It has three tips for fine, medium and bold embellishing. Use it to add a luxurious touch to wedding invitations, greeting cards, labels and more.

Pros

  • Add luxurious metallic foil to lettering and embellishments on invitations, cards and more
  • Range of tips and foils included in kit

Cons

  • Note, it needs to be used with a Cricut Maker or Explore machine

Cricut Basic Tool SetCricut

Rrp: $17.39

Price: $14.66
Alternative retailers
Target$7.69View offer
Newegg$26.99View offer

Tailor-made to be used with the Cricut range, scissors and toolset to allow you to finesse your designs and finetune intricate details. Anyone who enjoys papercraft will appreciate this quality set of craft tools.

Set includes Scissors, Tweezers, a Scraper, a Spatula and a Weeder.

Pros

  • Lift, hold and manipulate delicate vinyl designs with these tools
  • Poke out detail from intricate designs
  • Smooth and finesse vinyl onto a surface

Cons

  • Scissors design could be improved

Cricut Joy Watercolour CardsCricut

Rrp: $10.99

Price: $5.49

Cricut Joy Watercolour Cards are designed for use with Cricut Watercolour Markers in the Cricut Joy machine. They are high-quality cardstock and come in a range of sizes.

Pros

  • High quality art paper
  • Produces convincing hand drawn results

Cons

  • Specifically for use in Cricut Joy machines

Cricut Permanent VinylCricut
Price: $14.10

Cricut Permanent Vinyl is available in a wide range of colours, textures and lengths. Plus, it's compatible with all Cricut cutting machines.

Pros

  • Strong, quality vinyl that sticks well
  • Customers say it weeds well (meaning it's easy to remove unwanted bits of the design)

Cons

  • Some reviews comment that it was difficult to get the vinyl out of the tube and in doing so they damaged the roll

This six-pack of Cricut Cutting Mats provides paper stock and fabric with a clingy surface, minimising slippage and damage to materials when your Cricut machine is cutting out a design.

Pros

  • Durable and great quality cutting mats
  • Good value for money
  • Material sticks well to the mat, minimising potential damage when cutting

Cons

  • Loses tackiness over time

If you've ever wondered about using a cutting machine or press in your crafting, read our full reviews of the Cricut Joy and Cricut Maker 3.

What happens on Amazon Prime Day?

It's a wonderful 48 hours where Amazon outdoes itself with must-have deals on homeware, tech, beauty, pet food… anything you can think of from your wish list!

Can I take part in Amazon Prime Day if I'm not a member?

Prime Day is an event for Prime members only. You can sign up to be a Prime member, which costs £8.99 per month, or £95 for the year if you pay upfront.

Alternatively, if you don't want to pay that much to access the deals, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial, and then cancel before the 30 days are up.

Natalie Knowles is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Yours, specialising in home appliances. When she's not testing sparkling water makers, she flexes her creative flair as an artist.

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