A Deep Dive into the New Cricut Maker 3

Cricut released two new products on June 10th: the Cricut Maker 3 and the Cricut Explore 3. In today’s blog post we are going to do a deep dive into the New Cricut Maker 3 and go over some of the basics.

Cricut maker 3

First, as usual, the Cricut Maker 3 comes with a “Get Started” guide and some material for projects. If it’s your first time purchasing a Cricut, the instructions will lead you to their website to show you how to setup your machine.

The machine also includes a power cord and a USB cord to connect to your computer. You can connect your machine to Bluetooth, so a USB is not always needed, but it is included.

The Buttons on the Machine

Other Attributes:

What is new with the Cricut Maker 3:

The biggest and most exciting difference with this new model is that you do not need a mat to cut materials! You can still use a mat if you would like, meaning your old mats will still fit into this machine. But it’s not necessary to use a mat like with the older machines! How exciting is that!?

You are probably wondering, “well how does that work?”, and that is what I am going to dive into next.

The key to cutting without using a mat to grip your materials is the new “Smart” materials that Cricut has come out with. This includes…

These materials can go straight into your Cricut Maker 3 or Explore 3 without using a mat.

A new exciting accessory that Cricut came out with is the Roll Holder for Smart Materials. This is a tool that fits on the front of your machine in which you can add any rolls of material to. So, you no longer have to cut the material to feed it into the machine, the machine will grab it like wrapping paper on a roll. It can hold up to 75 feet of material which is insane!

The other major difference between the new Cricut Maker 3 and the original Cricut Maker is that the new Cricut Maker 3 is twice as fast as the original Cricut Maker when cutting smart materials. This will make your project time fly by.

Beyond those amazing upgrades, the Cricut Maker 3 can do ALL of the same functions as the older model. You just get the added benefit of not needing to use a mat and you get to finish your projects quicker.

Check out the Cricut Bundles for Makers here.

I hope you enjoyed this deep dive into the new Cricut Maker 3. We also did a similar blog post for the Cricut Explore 3 here. Happy crafting!