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I don't know how many of you use the gypsy with your cricut, but I think it's awesome. It saves me so much paper because I am not guessing how something from one cartridge relates to something on another one, size wise. Also, I can cut everything out at once. Here is a picture of my mat post cutting. It might be hard to see the cut lines. It's a dinosaur, something from lacy labels and a word + shadow.
I guess I should also add that it is totally not intuitive, but once you get over the initial frustration, it's great. There are some videos and I had to download a PDF of the manual because it doesn't come with one (*** lazy Provocraft??).
You can also meld letters together to make word blocks, like their pre-done phrases that they have. I haven't mastered that yet.
Another cool thing the gypsy does is it lets you delete cuts. So, for the items where you have to cut two of something to get it to be a different color (like they have it pictured), you can cut half of it in one paper and the other half in another paper without having to be a master paper cutter.
For example, to get the above picture with three different colored trees, you'd have to cut it three times and end up with nine trees. The gypsy would let you delete the cuts of two of the trees so that you're only cutting one.
I just got my gypsy for Christmas and just started making cuts with it this month. I do love how you can delete cuts and weld things together!! Still trying to master the paper sizing and placement to cut multiple things, but I know I will get it eventually. I actually bought the "Gypsy A to Z" DVD off of ebay to help me learn how to use my gypsy. It helped soooo much!! (They forgot to go over deleting cuts...but I figured it out myself) I actually have a bunch of layouts planned on my gypsy. Now I just need to go pick out paper and start actually putting them together. LOL! So glad I got my gypsy!!!
~*~ Kelsey ~*~
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