Yes, I was one of those people who was up at night when Provocraft and their World Launch on HSN.
Their offer was too good for me to pass up. Yes, yes, it was $299. and I know that's a lot of money ... but...my cricut was a gift and I have only ever bought 2 cartridges and one of those was on ebay and I spent $22 for it. The other cartridge I bought on sale at Michaels for $39. So my total cricut investment was pretty low. HSN was offering five $59 flex pays, an extra cartridge, a car charger and this lovely bag. No tax and free shipping.
Now do you understand my purchase??? Oh did I mention I got mine before they hit the stores? Oh, yeah!
There wasn't any instructions in the box so for those of you who aren't computer savvy, be prepared for a little frustration. I waited a day and then went on the message boards at www.cricut.com and got the low down. After reading a little, my set up was easy as pie!
I do not own the Cricut jukebox or the Design Studio software and the gypsy eliminates the need for both, although they are compatible.
So here is my first layout using my gypsy. I used the Home Decor, Base Camp and Don Juan cartridges. The adore was a one button on Home Decor. I and these were base camp and I welded all the words together. This means I smooshed the letters so they touch and when it's cut, it comes off the mat as one piece. Bright and eyes are from the same font but after I welded the words together I stretched bright to make it stand out more. The orange mat has the name welded making it one piece also.
When you look at the last pictures you can see the 6 x 12 piece of paper I cut from. Because you decide where on the mat you cut, I was able to only use a portion of the paper.
A little stickles to outline some words, eyelets around the Bazzill edged paper, inked edges and one of those big gromlets give a little more pizazz.
I really like being able to cut out whole words that are one piece. Saves time and frustration when gluing them down!
And I really do adore those bright eyes!!!