Where Can I Buy a Cricut Machine?

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Where Can I Buy a Cricut Machine?

A Cricut Machine isn’t just a fun craft item to play with. It is a money-making machine!

If you haven’t heard of a Cricut Machine before – and you are crafted, buckle up because you are in for a ride! Cricut Machines look and work similar to a printer, but rather than printing, the Cricut uses a small blade to ‘cut out designs’ on either paper, t-shirts, some types of wood, cork, leather and more.

Cricut Machines can make custom t-shirts, greeting cards, stickers and more.

If you are interested in a Cricut Machine but don’t know anything about them or where to even start – well you are in the right place!

What is a Cricut Machine?

A Cricut Machine is a cutting machine that can cut all sorts of designs from paper, vinyl, card stock and other materials. Some Cricuts even allow you to cut leather and wood!

Crafting machines like the Cricut Machine are sometimes called “die-cutter machines” or “craft plotters”.

You can use the Cricut machine for just about anything with scissors or a hand scalpel. That said, it’s faster than would be achievable by hand because it is electronic and has far more precision than any person could ever do!

What Does a Cricut Machine Do?

Creating a cutting machine that can cut designs out of paper without the use of hands sounds like science fiction. Luckily for us, this technology exists in our modern world! The Cricut Machine is pretty much exactly what it sounds like–a printer made to print with blades instead ink cartridges inside them.

To use your Cricut Machine, you first choose the material you wish to cut and place it on the cutting mat. The cutting mat will hold the material in place whilst it goes through the Cricut Machine. The mat is then loaded into the machine.

The next step is to choose your design in the Cricut Design Space on the downloaded App. In the App you select the material settings and your design.

Then you press the button on the Cricut Machine to start the cutting process. Once the material has passed through the Cricut, just remove the mat from the machine, then remove your material from the mat!

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Types of Cricut Machines:

There are three different models of Cricut Machines currently on the market. The Cricut Joy (Compact Model), the Cricut Explore Air 3 (the mid-level option) and the Cricut Maker 3 can cut a wide variety of materials.

Let’s look at all three models:

The Cricut Joy (Compact)

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The Cricut Joy

The Cricut Joy is small and compact and perfect for smaller craft projects you may have or the budget-conscious crafty person. The Cricut Joy can cut out decals, customise banners and has the ability to make your own greeting cards.

The Cricut Joy’s RRP is $179.99

The Cricut Joy comes with:

  • 1 x Cricut Joy Machine
  • 1 x Blade and housing
  • 1 x fine point pen (black 0.4mm)
  • 1 x Welcome Card
  • 1 x Power Adaptor
  • Free Trial Membership to Cricut Access (for new subscribers only)
  • 50 Ready to Make Projects online
  • Materials for a Practise Cut

The Cricut Explore Air 2 (The Most Popular)

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The Cricut Explore Air 2

RRP: $384.00

The Cricut Explore Air 2 comes with:

  • 1 x Cricut Explorer Air 2 Machine
  • 1 x Premium Fine-Point Blade & Housing
  • 1 x Fine Point Pen (Black)
  • 1 x LightGrip Machine Mat, (30.5cm x 30.5cm)
  • 1 x Welcome Book
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Power Adaptor
  • Free Trial Membership to Cricut Access (for new subscribers)
  • 50 Ready to Make Projects
  • Materials for a Practice Project

The Cricut Maker 3 (The Ultimate Cricut Machine)

  • RRP: $399.99
  • Comes in five colours: Blue, Champagne, Lilac, Mint and Rose

The Cricut Maker 3 can cut over 300 different types of material, from the most delicate fabrics right through to the more traditional paper, balsa wood, chipboard, matboard and leather. The Cricut Maker 3 is compatible with 13 different tools for cutting, writing, scoring, foiling and embellishing.

It is up to two times faster than the Cricut Explore Air.

The Cricut Maker 3 is compatible with the Design Space App (available for both iOS and Android), Windows, and Mac. The app lets you add multiple decorative effects to your customised designs.

The Cricut Maker 3 comes with:

  • The Cricut Maker 3 Machine
  • 1 x Premium fine-point blade and housing
  • 1 x Welcome Card
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Power Adaptor
  • 1 x Free Trial to the Cricut Access (for new subscribers only)
  • 1 x 100 ready-to-make projects online
  • 1 x Material for a practise cut
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The Cricit Maker 3

Where Do I Buy a Cricut Machine?

We have listed a few stockists both in Australia and Internationally.

What Types of Accessories Does the Cricut Machine Have?

There are so many accessories – and they are all sold separately so costs can really add up. We have listed where you can buy Cricut Accessories quite cheap.

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