But I did manage to get a couple of projects finished this weekend. Here is my Counterfeit Kit Challenge using the summer add-on kit and the sketch for this challenge.
I chose to include my Gypsy in my summer kit, to remind me to start USING it. So I made a few cuts to add shapes, a welded border, and some circles to stack like flowers.
I watched a lot of YouTube videos for Gypsy tutorials this week, and I've spent a lot more time watching than practicing. But it's research, right?! Anyway, I had a couple of "duh, how did I not know that" moments, but it has been good to put a few of the tricks into practice.
One tidbit I can share: I had a paper with some printed circles that I wanted to cut out of the paper. But I didn't have a punch exactly the right size, and I didn't trust myself to cut it by hand. How to cut it with my Cricut?
I'm sorry, I don't remember where I picked up that little trick, but I do have a couple of links to the best tutorials I found for the Gypsy. If you're like me and have the Gypsy, but never took the time to actually read any instructions, this series is a good one. It looks like the blogger that created these videos is no longer blogging, but her blog is still up and has other great ideas, too.
Cropaholicblog's Designing with the Gypsy Part 1
Cropaholicblog's Designing with the Gypsy Part 2
Cropaholicblog's Designing with the Gypsy Part 3