Friday, October 28, 2011

Thinking outside the box using my Gypsy

Good Morning Everyone,
This is the very first tutorial that I was going to do but as we are still
learning to use our new video camera I thought I would just go ahead
and do a picture tutorial. In my header picture is a pink ribbon. I did
not have a cartridge that had a pink ribbon so I put on my thinking
cap as to how I could come up with one. Using the Christmas Cheer
cartridge I made a discovery that using to candy canes in shadow or
blackout and my Gypsy it could be accomplished. Most of this is done
by using the advanced part in the Gypsy as pictured below In the next picture you will see that I used the flip side ways. Then I used the rotate to rotate only one of them so that it would
sit right when I overlapped them. Once I got it to overlap just right I used welding gizmo on the Gypsy
and welded them together. Once they were welded I cut it out with the Cricut. I cut it out in pink
because I wanted the ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness month but
you can pick your color of choice. Yellow for military maybe. If you payed close attention you will notice that the ends of the ribbon
are rounded but if you want a more finished end add squares to the ends
of the ribbon making sure they overlap just right and welding it together
before you cut it out. Hope this has helped some of you discover the
endless possiblities if you think outside the box and are trying to decide
which cartridges would be the best to purchase. Make sure to at least get
one cartridge that has alot of just shapes. I am working on a few other
things. Hopefully I will be posting these types of tutorials once a week.
Until my next post Have a Splendid Day!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

PoetessWug said...

I have no idea what you're talking about, but I'm sure everyone else will. ^_^ Go Teacher!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I'm sure too that others that own a Cricut and Gypsy will understand completely. Thanks for the encouragement.