Username Post: Just Bought an Expression!        (Topic#1555849)
New Kid On the Block
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Now I just have to wait for it to be shipped to me. I have been researching it for a while and am just now getting a chance to set up a scrapbooking room, so I'm excited to be getting it and look forward to playing on it.

For those of you that have one, do you find the gypsy helpful? I found a website that has the gypsy pretty cheap, but I procrastinated and now its out of stock, so I still have a little bit of time to decide if I want one of those too.


 
SarahWscraps
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In response to kayleighsmom529

I have the expression and love it. I have about 60 cartridges and the gypsy. The gypsy is a great tool it allows you to manipulate the images on a cartridge to better suit your needs. An example would be a paper doll cut, with the gypsy you can hide the cuts on the face so you can use a peachy keen face stamp instead. You can also create new images by welding other images together. I can make a bird using a heart, star, snowflake and circle images welded together. I would suggest a gypsy or design studio to any cricut owner. I also have purchased SCAL 2 which is a third party software NOT affiliated with Provocraft the makers of the cricut. This software allows you to create your own images, download free svgs, buy svgs created by others and cut any true type font on your computer., But it will void your warranty(how they know u use it is beyond me) which is only a year. Enjoy your new toy! You will love it. While your waiting for it to come you can search cricut tutorials and gypsy tutorials on youtube. You'll be a pro in no time!!!


Edited by SarahWscraps on 03-28-11 09:47 AM. Reason for edit: to add photos of product


 
CommaHolly
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In response to SarahWscraps

love love LOVE my Gypsy!!!!!! It's amazing!


 
crazycricut
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In response to CommaHolly

you going to LOVE your expression! With or without the Gypsy! Congratulations!


 
ChansGram
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In response to crazycricut

You will love it! I have an E and G and love them both, I use them pretty much on every LO I do!


 
debby_westbrook
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In response to ChansGram

I love my expression!!! I don't have a Gypsy, but I do Have Design Studio and Jukebox. I totally love them!!! I think it's awesome for layering.


Edited by debby_westbrook on 03-29-11 02:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
jaxxan
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In response to debby_westbrook

The Expression is terrific and you will love using it for all kinds of sizes etc.

The Gypsy is a nice accessory, in that you can weld your letters and put things right where you want them on the paper which really allows you to use different papers on the larger mat for different cuts and images.

My only issue with the gypsy is getting it to do quantity cuts and shadow with things. It doesn't remember the settings, so if you are doing a title in which you have painstakingly sized and welded it together. You have to start all over again in shadow.
I often mess up the shadow part when welding it together, I never get the right alignment twice.

Congratulations on the Expression purchase!


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to jaxxan

Hi, will someone that has the old version of sure cuts alot or make the cut that will still work with the cricut expressions would you P, EASE P, EASE PLEASE send it to me? I just bought my cricut expressions thinking those programs still worked with it and boy was I suprised to fi d out about the lawsuit that happened.
If you will be so kind to send me either program I will be so greatful.
Thank you kindly.
Send me an email at tammyrowe24211@hotmail.com if you dont mind to share the workable programs.
Again thank you so, so much.


 
New Kid On the Block
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In response to crazycricut

Hi, will someone that has the old version of sure cuts alot or make the cut that will still work with the cricut expressions would you P, EASE P, EASE PLEASE send it to me? I just bought my cricut expressions thinking those programs still worked with it and boy was I suprised to fi d out about the lawsuit that happened.
If you will be so kind to send me either program I will be so greatful.
Thank you kindly.
Send me an email at tammyrowe24211@hotmail.com if you dont mind to share the workable programs.
Again thank you so, so much.


 
Scrap Chica
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In response to tammyrowe24211

Hi, I would be so grateful for that too, as I did the exact same thing, I asked my husband for a cricut for Xmas thinking I was going to get one of those programs to go with it. Lo and behold I can't get them anymore. Pleassee my email is scrapchic@yahoo.com. Would be more than grateful!!!


 
Solitaire
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In response to Scrap Chica

If you have a cricut expression machine which had the built-in software upgrade, it WILL NOT work with the SCAL software. It was permanently disabled.

You need to have a machine that was purchased before the lawsuit took effect, and that machine was never upgraded.

I don't know for sure, but if I remember correctly, the upgrade took place when you connected your Gypsy to the CricutSync software. CricutSync is needed in order to add available cartridges to the Gypsy before they can be linked. Then, when the Gypsy is connected to the cricut, it updates the software built into the machine.


 
Scrap Chica
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In response to Solitaire

I have never updated my cricut, I have never connected it any computer and I have never bought a gypsy. However I don't know if my machine was bought before lawsuit, I hadn't heard about scal or mtc until I owned the cricut then heard about them from a friend, but I waited awhile to purchase either one then I found out about lawsuit, I don't know the date of when it actually happened. Thanks for the info, I was just hoping to find someone willing to help.


Edited by Scrap Chica on 02-28-15 01:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Lutz 
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  • Lutz on 03-01-15 12:06 PM
In response to Scrap Chica

I inherited an expression. I have not put it to full use yet, but it sure is fun! I recently purchased three cartridges and can't wait to use them.


 
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