Whether you're a crafter just on the weekend or need to regularly print professional-looking designs on paper, vinyl and fabrics, Cricut's DIY crafting machines have your name written all over them. The Cricut Joy is a simple printer and cutter designed with home improvement projects in mind, and can be used for custom graphics for t-shirts, cutting patterns for photo frames or adding custom decals to pretty much anything (like mugs, phone cases and food storage containers). Usually $179 (and listing on Amazon for $160), right now the Cricut Joy is on sale for $129 when you clip the $20-off coupon on the product page.
The Cricut Joy is a compact little desktop gadget that is just 8.4 inches long and a little over 4 inches deep. It looks like a printer, but it can both write and cut, enabling you to create intricate designs on more than 50 kinds of materials. You send your designs to the Joy via Bluetooth with Cricut's design app for iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. While you're limited to designs that are 6.5 inches wide, cuts can be 20 feet long.
If the Cricut Joy isn't beefy enough for you, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is $169, down from the list price of $249 (though it commonly sells on Amazon for $227). Aimed at more experienced crafters, Cricut Explore Air 2 is designed to accommodate more than 100 different materials including vinyl, iron-on vinyl, cardstock, foils, specialty paper, poster board and more. It's also compatible with a wide range of tools for cutting, scoring, writing and adding other decorative effects.
Both models are on sale through May 8.
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