Exciting news for Cricut Gypsy owners was announced yesterday. After a very long wait it is finally possible to link the cartridges that are on your Gypsy device to the Cricut Craftroom. You can get all of the details on the Cricut.com site HERE.
There are lengthy instructions and a list of Frequently Asked Questions and you should be sure to read everything and follow these directions carefully. This long awaited update will allow Gypsy owners with extensive cartridge libraries linked on their devices to use the same cartridges seamlessly with the Cricut Craftroom - they will no longer be required to insert each cartridge before cutting their projects.
There is also helpful news for Gypsy owners with devices that do not work - new repair options were announced.
|source - Cricut.com|
In a post on the Cricut Community Message Board HERE, Nathan added some additional information. He confirmed that the current Gypsy model will no longer be produced but stated that support and content updates will continue to be offered.
The final blow has been dealt to the Cricut Design Studio program. No more content updates will be provided which means that no cartridges issued after April 11, 2013 can be used with the program. If you are a Design Studio user be sure to go to the update page HERE, to get the final content update.
The update version number is V130401 - save the file to your computer and then run it to install the last cartridges.
One more note - it is "One Buck Wednesday" at Jessica Sprague and there are a number of kits that are either $1 or 50% off. Echo Park, Carta Bella, Jenni Bowlin, Samantha Walker, Lori Whitlock, Carina Gardner and more all have interesting items to try out at bargain prices for digital scrapping or cutting. The papers and embellishments can be used for print and cut projects on the Silhouette machines as well. (Click the image on the left to go to the site).
Do any of you still use Cricut Design Studio? After years of daily use (sometimes for hours a day) I have used it only rarely since I added the Silhouette machines to my craft room. It is very hard to switch back to the Cricut program once you get used to the abilities of the Silhouette Studio such as one click shadows and other helpful editing tools. For anyone who doesn't own a Gypsy (or doesn't like the small black and white screen) and can't easily use the Craftroom due to internet issues, this is the end of an era.
Yesterday I woke up with a very scratchy throat and very little voice - probably allergies since I was outdoors for a long while watching the parade. I had planned to do a video with the butterfly card instructions yesterday - if my voice improves, I'll do it later today - if not...it will be a words and pictures post for now.
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