Have You Updated Your Cricut Gypsy Lately?

Provo Craft released a new Cricut Gypsy update on May 28th.  This weekend I updated my machine, and I am so glad I did!  There are a lot of new features, including the following:

The photo app is now available for everyone!  You can load photos or other images into your Gypsy.  I plan to load the scrapbook and card sketches into my machine, that way when I'm out and about, but want to do some design work, I can easily refer to them.  I haven't played with it too much yet, but as soon as I find time, I will be putting this app to good use!

Layering just got easier!  It's now easier to navigate through multiple layers using the added tabs at the top.  To keep your designs organized, the layers can be renamed with custom descriptions (instead of the standard Layer 1, Layer 2, etc.), and they can be reordered.  When working on a particular layer, you can chose to display or hide the other layers of the design.

Make custom designs using the hide contour feature.  There are times when you don't want to cut everything.  Now you don't have to!  From within the Cricut Gypsy design interface, you can select what you don't want to cut using the hide contours feature under the advanced tab.  It will still show on your mat, but it will be lighter than the other items, and when you go to cut, it will not be included, saving both your blade and your paper.

Learn more about hiding contours and using layers  by watching this video from my favorite Gypsy guru, Joy at JoysLife.com...

Other features included in this update are:

* rulers were added to the mat screen, so that you can see the size of your cutouts with just a glance
* descriptive text and icons were added to the feature keys
* a "Busy Syncing..." message is displayed when connecting to your computer
* quicker start-up time
* sneak peeks of the following Cricut cartridges, to be released in June and July, are available:  Mini Monsters, Toy Story, Wall Decor & More, Freshly Picked, and Cindy Loo.

Click here to find out more about the latest Cricut Gypsy updates.  After getting the update, make sure you come back to let us know what you think of the new features!

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