Welcome to the Cricut Gypsy Blog

On this blog you will find all sorts of information for the Cricut Gypsy.
This can be your one stop shop for learning about the Gypsy.
Every time I find something new and informative about the Gypsy,
I will post it here for you, so come back often. Knowledge is power!

Monday, February 22, 2010

And there is anoher new Gypsy update

For the new Cricut Gypsy update please go to:


The new update is only a new software update. It will include the newly announced cartridges as well as the Princess one from the last update if you did not update then.

This is not a software update it is just a cartridge update, those of us with the photo app will continue to have it. For those who don’t have it they are working on getting it fixed so that everyone can have it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A new Gypsy Update is here...

Please go to
http://www.cricut.com/gypsy/updates.aspx for the new Gypsy updates

App Change Log Version 1.3 Build 0159/0160 – January 20, 2010

Cricut added support for the following cartridge:

•Once Upon a Princess

Note: If you have build 0155 when you start your update you will be updated to build 0159. If you have build 0158 when you start your update you will be updated to build 0160. Build 0160 allows those users who currently have the Photo App to keep the Photo App. Provo Craft is working to get the Photo App out to all users.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A new Gypsy Update is here...

Please go to
http://www.cricut.com/gypsy/updates.aspx for the new Gypsy updates. You'll find some nice new enhancements also:

•Updated the help menus.
•The selection box is now hidden in preview mode.
•Shapes can now be partially off the mat and the Cricut App will still cut the part that is on the mat.
•The zoom and pan buttons can now be used to scroll through all lists.
•Cartridges can now be filtered by categories to show all cartridges or just the linked cartridges.
•Unlinked cartridges are now marked in red in the search results screen
•Cuts that are not welded are now cut in an order that will minimize the amount of time it takes to complete all the cuts

Some new fixes

•Fixed drawing issues that occur after relative/true-size mode change of glyphs that are not fully on the mat.
•Fixed an issue where an application failure didn't preserve the file that is open during the application failure.
•Screen saver no longer activates immediately after Cricut upgrade.
•Undo no longer switches back to layer 1.

And added some new carts:

•Love Struck 2010
•Mothers Day 2010
•Easter 2010
•Tie the Knot
•Forever Young

Go check it out and upgrade now...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cricut Gypsy lace mats and Window cards

I have discovered making paper lace and windows cards and I'm addicted. The Gypsy makes it so easy to move, manipulate and weld designs. I now have a folder of pre-cut paper lace and window cards with no project in mind. But that's a good thing, because you shouldn't wait until you need to complete a project to try and become an expert. The Gypsy makes it fun to play with no agenda in mind...

I will say this much, if the Gypsy could do "fit text to path" like my Pazzles can I would be so excited.

But even though it doesn't I'm still having a lot more fun than I was having with just the Cricut "baby bug" alone.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I was going to sell my Don Juan cart until I found out it...

I was going to sell my Don Juan cart until I found out it has window cards (or an aperature card) that allows you to weld words and objects inside the window with out losing the inside cuts. I was a little unhappy with my Gypsy when I tried this with other carts and it didn't work. I got the Don Juan cart as part of my Gypsy bundle I bought from HSN the day it debuted. When I first looked at the cart I didn't like most of the shapes and the font. I started playing around with the window cards and WHOOOPPPEEE! I can weld without losing the innards. I refused to link the cart to my Gypsy before that, but now I'm gonna keep it just for that. Now if Provocraft would make the able to do "Fit text to path" like my Pazzles can.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Pinwheel Card Or Envelope

I like this card, but I can't make it because I only have the baby Bug (the original Cricut. It cuts only 5.5 inches wide and this won't fit. But I have another idea. I'm going to make them but much smaller, say about 2 inches and use them as a tag for a package. I'll cut a small hole in one corner to thread some string or pretty cording to tie them to the package. Take a look at the video.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Want to win a Cricut Gypsy?

Wouldn't it be great to win a free Cricut Gypsy? Even if you already have one you could give it away if you won another one. That would be a super cool gift. To enter to win one just go to www.the-gypsyspot.blogspot.com and follow the instructions on how to enter. Good Luck and Happy Turkey Day!
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