Top 12 Cricut Crafting Videos Countdown Day 8

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Another favorite of the Cricut Videos is a Tutorial featuring the Mix N’ Match Feature on the Cricut Expression.  I really enjoying teaching actual functions and features of the Cricut!  I guess that is why Cricut A to Z was such a passion for me!  There are so many great things that the Cricut Expression can do, and all the functions and features on the machine and cartridges really can make your crafting so much easier and faster!

This video is from August 2010 and is a favorite by viewers:  My Life My All Scrapbook Layout

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  1. There were some really good ideas here, cute layout too!

  2. Thanks for sharing I learned a few new things with my cricut!!

  3. Thanks for showing in detail the different features. Recently found your website. Just got my expresion and gypsy for Christmas and LOVE learning about it. Enjoy all your videos!

  4. A very fun page. I love the pleated ribbon look. Thanks for resharing this video with us.

  5. Nice page. Fun ideas. I too like the pleated ribbon. Bought the Gypsy and Cricut A to Z, haven’t got to the Cricut one yet, but have learned soo much from the Gypsy DVD. I highly recommend them if you want to learn more about your machines. Worth every penny. Now I can’t wait to learn how to use all the buttons you used today. WOW! TFS!

  6. Lori Hinueber says:

    Great tips, but most of all thank you for your inspiration! Happy New Year!

  7. Stephanie Cox says:

    I LOVE the ribbon look! I need to get some Papertrey ribbon it is just beautiful! A perfect page! Thank you!

  8. Barbara Greenwell says:

    Wow! What a cute layout. I love your creativty.

  9. Mix & Match – haven’t really utilized that enough – will work on that. I really liked the layout. Thx

  10. Great Layout! Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration. I am loving all your videos. Watching them for the first time!

  11. Tracy Zahm says:

    I love the folded ribbon :0)

  12. I love your choice of paper and the sentiment meant so much. Great choice, Megan!

  13. Thanks for showing us how to use the mix and match on the expression. I really enjoy your tutorials.

  14. I loved the LO. Do you spend much time deciding how you want to do the page? Or, just jump in and figure it out as you go.

  15. One of my favorite videos you have done. I really like it that you try hard to incorporate some of the less known functions of the Cricut (llike Mix n Match or Fit To Page, or Set Paper size). It helps me a lot…AND the ribbon technique!Love that.
    Thanks for everything you do!

  16. Debby Jensen says:

    Love the ribbon technique-can’t wait to try it out on a card.

  17. ann deery says:

    this is my favoite video so far. You cover so many different techniques.

  18. I like the pleated ribbon. Very cute page tfs

  19. Thanks for all the good “expression” information. I’ll have to listen again to GET it all. I’m learning some new techniques. The ribbon idea is cute!

  20. I really liked this page and the pleated ribbon look. Thanks for showing how to use the mix & match button. My son got me the Cricut DVD for my birthday, just haven’t had time to watch it yet. I am thinking I need to make time REALLY soon!!!! Thanks for all of your great ideas!!!

  21. Love the pleated ribbon technique and cute layout!

  22. Wish I had those functions on my cricut! Love the pleated ribbon.

  23. Jane L chadwick says:

    Thanks for the tips. Love the layout.

  24. Rebecca G. says:

    I love this layout. I have a Christmas photo of my grandchildren that will adapt beautifully to this design. Thank you.

  25. I love how you mixed the size and style of the fonts in this layout. I’ve come to the conclusion that I really don’t have a favorite video because each one shows a unique technique(s).

  26. Great project,really nice tutorial.

  27. Sarah Joy says:

    Love the video! Great techniques


  28. fun ideas, now I just need cherry limeade, another cartridge to add to my wish list. Thank you for reposting this video!

  29. Edwina Brown says:

    THis is a great page! Thanks for explaining the mix and match on the cricut expression.

  30. Very cute layout! You have so many great ideas, thanks for sharing.

  31. Love this one – especially learning the mix and match – and love the ribbon technique – Going to try and use that on some of our thank yous…..

  32. This is my favorite video. I like the idea of mixing the size and style of the fonts. Thank you for all the information you give on your video’s.

  33. I’m so jealous of the fit to page (among other features!) of the Expression…. time to start my Christmas list for 2011 LOL

  34. Beautiful Family! Pinkalicious Hugs, Jonnie

  35. I’m not a scrapper and I don’t have an Expression. Nonetheless, I’m definitely inspired to mix up my fonts, features and sizes for cards! (It will just take a little more effort without a mix/match function key.)

  36. As always this is a very creative idea, love the ribbon and the colors of the paper. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year hope you have a Blessed one!

  37. Stacey Halbgewachs says:

    I love, love, love this layout!!! I watched this when you first posted it and immediately did a similar page for my family! So this is by far my fav…. so far!!

  38. I enjoyed this video.

  39. Dillie Elliott says:

    Thanks for showing how to use Mix and Match. Loved your color choices.

  40. Great Video!!

  41. Like this video. 🙂

  42. Enjoyed the instructions

  43. HI there
    Great tip with the pleated ribbon 🙂
    Mix and Match wow – I have soooo much to learn

  44. I love the photo you used on this. so cute.. I Have to say over the last few days I have been watching your videos and I Have to say Thank you for the cutting guide. I just got done making a little saying and a cupcake.. I used the cutting guide to set the blade, speed and depth. 🙂 Thank you.. Am making my own storage units for paper and tools for now. So I cut the word Create and the cupcake from home decor. I think I will try this mix and match technique next. Happy crafting

  45. Thank you for reminding us of the Mix and Match feature. It’s a blessing to be able to watch your videos over until it all sinks in! Sandra

  46. Great video! I have had my expression for years and have never tried the mix and match feature. Can’t wait to try it out. Also love the ribbon pleating. Will be trying this technique out as well.

  47. Very cute. I was just using my Cricut last night for the second time and I’m anxious to give little phrases a try with the different sizes. So much to learn. =)

  48. Nancy Hjortness says:

    Didn’T know anything about the mix and match button but now I do thanks for the information—Nancy

  49. angela rogalski says:

    I’ve never seen anybody us their cricut that way ! You relly know your stuff, thanks for all the information.

  50. Cynthia G. says:

    I love how you use colors and patterns that I personally will never use because I could never make it work…LOL Will have to be a 2011 challenge for me 😉

  51. I love the pleating ribbon technique.

  52. Love this layout!!! That’s how I feel about my family too!! We are blessed!!

  53. Like the Mix and Match feature and the pleated ribbon.

  54. This video was very helpful to me. I need to figure out how to put all your paper on sheet Cricut cutting sheet. Still learning!

  55. Virginia Schuyler Waddy says:

    Happy New Year! Love this video, thank you for sharing.

  56. I just adore this layout. Thanks for doing a function button technique – my 7yo daughter and I are trying to conn Dad into buying us the Expression for 2011 Christmas and now we have something else to add to why we just have to have one. So thanks heaps and we can’t wait until tomorrow.

  57. Amy Buchanan says:

    Megan you have such a beautiful family! I wish I was as creative as you.

  58. I absolutely forgot about this tutorial. Thanks for the reminder…I never use that button!

  59. Great tips Megan!

  60. Thank you so much for showing the mix and match button!

  61. Kathie (South Australia) says:

    Thanks so much for showcasing the Mix’n Match feature. i will use it heaps now

  62. I’ve never used the mix and match button…I’ll need to experiment!

  63. Loved the way you used the different size, shape, and colors of the letters!

  64. Hi,
    I loved the mix and match tutorial! I’ve never used it since I didn’t know what exactly it did. The ribbon technique was also very tricky, can’t wait to try it.
    p.s. the older boy in your photo looks like my son, my husband even said the same thing.
    Thanks again.

  65. i always wondered what the mix & match nutton was for. Thanks for sharing,I may just go try the ribbon technique on the page I am working on.

  66. Jennifer Carr says:

    Love your layout. Thanks for sharing this video with us again.

  67. Linda Peterson says:

    Thank you so much for all of the ideas. I love your page layout.

  68. Ok you lost me on the mix n match. Will have to view this again. Great layout.

  69. Cute layout. I got confused with all the different sizes, but after seeing the page, I understand. I like the pleated ribbon and now I know how its done. Thanks so much

  70. Great instruction on the mix & match. I have made the first letter large and the rest small, but now I won’t have to go through as many hoops.
    Love the page also.

  71. it is a great review. thanks

  72. Great layout. Now I can use my mix n match! Yeah

  73. Love the mix and match feature! Just ordered my expression and am anxiously awaiting it’s arrival on my doorstep! Thanks so much for all the great ideas!

  74. I learned something new–I just got an expression and hadn’t played with it much yet–now I know about the mix and match feature, how cool is that! Guess I will soon be investing in the cricut a-z–need to know all the awesome stuff.

    Thanks again!

  75. Sharon Griffith says:

    I am really enjoying the cricut tutorials. Some great ideas

  76. I didn’t know how the mix and match feature worked, but now that I do, I can’t wait to try it out!

  77. gltinnola says:

    This is one of my favs. Thanks for sharing it again.

  78. Thanks for the refresher on how to use the neat functions on the Cricut. I need to remember that there are extra buttons for a creative reason:) Love the pleated ribbon along the top.

  79. Kathy Davis says:

    You are definitely a Cricut expert. Your videos are always a source of inspiration. Way to go!

  80. Islandnami says:

    I love how you put all the different papers on the mat at the same time. I never thought to do that but it looks like it saves a lot of time!

  81. Thanks for repeating this one, I had forgotten about the Mix and Match. Great tip and gret page.

    Shari . . .
    syoung6987 at aol dot com

  82. Really love the vedio that teaching how to use the function of CE. Thanks

  83. I’m loving ALL of your videos so far! Now I know what the mix/match button is for … and I love that pleated ribbon. Thanks again.

  84. Moira Efird says:

    What I gain most from you Megan is your plethera of tool knowledge, along with your experience of course. I appreciate you. I have a page simialar to this one, without the pleat added. You are a gem. Blessings. MOira

  85. Thanks Megan, of all the special keys, the mix and match confuses me. Your video will really helped explain it!

  86. Mix and match…how cool! Never knew how that worked. TY!

  87. Cynthia Guy says:

    I love what you did with this page

  88. Thanks for sharing this beautiful and creative page with us! I really like the mix and match cartridge and looks simple to use…
    You are an inspiration to me!

  89. Tammy Brownlee says:

    I remember this one! Loved it then & still do! I really like the ribbon technique.

  90. Sue Stroud says:

    The ribbon technique is so cute, just love it. i enjoy everything you do! Keep up the good work!

  91. Love the pleated ribbon technique and need to remember to use it. I could watch your videos all day long!

  92. You show the BEST ways for using scraps. All of us Frugally Fabulous Females applaud you!

  93. Heather Lynn says:

    I have really enjoyed watching the videos you have been posting! Most of them I have seen before but it’s great inspiration for my upcoming scrapbooking day Saturday! 🙂 Have a great night!


  94. Shirley E. says:

    BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT! Like what you did with the ribbon, hope I can remember this.

  95. Love all these simple tips that really make the page “pop”.

  96. jenny mcmahon says:

    So much to still learn about the cricut. Your tutorials are so easy to follow. I like the ribbon too. Thanks

  97. Your videos are so helpful. Thanks.

  98. seriously…this is the best site I have come across! you have helped me so much and given me so many great ideas! I’m super excited!

  99. Love the pleated ribbon. Such a colorful layout. I also like that your picture doesn’t have to be perfect, just a special feeling.

  100. Love the tips and techniques!!!

  101. I can’t wait to try the Pleated Ribbon look. Thanks for sharing. I love your video’s

  102. Busy page but loved learning all the new tecniques. thank you.

  103. penny reinhart says:

    what a beautiful page, i can’t believe how much i have learned from watching your videos. and how much can be done all at one time with the cricut. thank you so much for you tutorials, i did not even know where to begin, now i can get started.

  104. loved this demo. learned so much more about my cricut and the buttons and how to use them. thanks so much.

  105. love this layout!

  106. Kathy Stutzman says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize there were so many things that could be done with my cricut.

  107. This layout is cute and thanks for the step by step instructions. It definitely helps me understand my cricut better.

  108. ShawnfromMN` says:

    Love this video!! I had forgotten what the mix and match button is for since i use my gypsy! Great reminder. I love the layout and photo of your family. Thank you for the reminder on the ribbon folding. What a great way to add dimension to a page!

  109. Deana Hayes says:

    Nice, sometimes just a moment, no matter how the picture is, means a lot.

  110. Donna Thomas says:

    Thanks for showing me some features I have never used on my cricut. I have all your DVDs so far and they are all so helpful

  111. Diane Weeks says:

    just watched the video, thanks again for the great ideas !

  112. Karen Ogle says:

    Love that picture. The paper was great and i loved the ribbon on the top.

  113. Charity Brown says:

    Enjoyed both videos!!! What a bonus for us!


  115. Judy Spencer says:

    What fun…you have a lovely family..thanks for sharing

  116. Marcie Smith says:

    This video was a very fun one and I really enjoyed several of the techniques you shared with us. I have picked up so many from your videos this past year. Thanks so much for all you do.
    PS. Loved this LO by the way.

  117. Wow!!! will i ever learn that techmique? When I get some extra money I want to buy your videos Cricut and Gypsy.

  118. Sonja Bubolz says:

    I loved the pleated ribbon look! Your page really turned out cute!

  119. Thank you

  120. Love the pleated ribbon look! Thanks!!

  121. GrannyCharlotte says:

    Great layout. Thanks for the tutorial on using the mix and match.

  122. Jackie "B" says:

    Great layout , I really like the pleated ribbon, Thanks for demonstrating the mix and match function. Love this video.

  123. You have a beautiful family. Your layout was pretty great, too.

  124. Kimberly R. says:

    Thanks! Now I understand what to use Mix N Match for!

  125. So that’s what the mix and match button does – who knew! I think I need to buy your video!

  126. Great help and LO. TFS

  127. Fabulous LO! love the ribbon, TFS!

  128. Another Wonderful video that I remember and the Layout looked awesome! TFS! 🙂

  129. Lynn McNally says:

    thanks for the lesson in the mix/match, I never new how to use that one.

  130. Great “mix’n’match” video…i’ve had my expression for awhile and I guess I’ve been lazy to try out all these features; may be the year to try them out! TFS 🙂

  131. Great video again thank you

  132. I did’t know how the mix & match button was suppose to be used. That’s great! I love learning more about my Expression. Thank you.

  133. Thanks for the mix & match button demo on this card. I will definitely use it more in the future.

  134. Annette S says:

    Thanks for the info! I love the page!

  135. ahh Megan, thanks so much for all your videos

  136. Debi Nelson says:

    Very cute LO boy I wish I was as talented as you.
    I love the paper you chose. Thanks for all the videos you do!


  137. What a lovely family!

    I’ve never seen that brand of paint pen but thanks for the tip!

  138. Marianne B. says:

    I love the ribbon technique. I’ll have to try that on a card.

  139. the one key I have never used on my expression!! thanks for teaching me a thing or two!!

  140. thanks for the ribbon tip , great page

  141. Great to know about the mix-n-match feature. Can’t wait to learn or tips and tricks.

  142. Great to know about the mix-n-match feature. Can’t wait to learn or tips and tricks.Just recently found your site and it will be great since a made it my goal to learn about my Cricut in 2011

  143. Just recently found your site and it will be great since a made it my goal to learn about my Cricut in 2011. I like the Mix-n Match feature from today.

  144. Barbara Gil says:

    I loved the way you pleated the ribbon, it looks so easy when you do it!

  145. Thanks for showing us on how to use are CE better.Some thing are new to me & something I just forget about,that why I like these videos so much.TFS

  146. Barbara Greenwell says:

    I learned something new about my Expression day! Thanks. I love your videos!

  147. oh goodness I have so much to learn!

  148. Jan Kessell says:

    My husband thinks I’m funny holding on to my scraps–this is exactly why I do. Gotta love the feelings behind the creation of this page. I love my family, and kn0w exactly what you mean about coming home to them.

  149. I must admit I didn’t know what Mix and Match was for until I watched this video.

  150. Thanks for showing Mix and Match.

  151. Christine Bowens says:

    love the pleated ribbon.

  152. What a great page. I love the pleated ribbon accent and the different letter sizes and colors. I would never have thought to do that.

  153. I received my Cricut and gypsy as a present, I hurried up and bought both of your DVDs, you are a lifesaver!! I have learned so much from all of your videos! I can’t wait to see what is next!

  154. reneeleeak says:

    Very cute and fun layout! I love how you did your ribbon on the top of the page.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  155. I’ve never used “Mix and Match”…. didn’t know what it was for. I’ll use it now! TFS

  156. Donna Sullivan says:

    I don’t even think the Imagine has a mix and match function like that, but I’m sure it has something comparable. I am learning so much today! Trying to catch up and be ready for tonight! Cute pleated ribbon, too!

  157. The video was really helpful. I am a new Expression owner. So much easier to understand how things work when you can see it. Thanks

  158. I love this sentiment, beautiful family, great idea to mix and match, Im learning lots from you, thank you.

  159. Wonderful layout! I love how you did your ribbon. I will have to try this one! Super cute. TFS

  160. Thanks for sharing this with us. It was a good reminder for me. I rarely use this function anymore since I have my Gypsy.

  161. Way Cute!!!

  162. I find it so funny that it takes someone else to make you think outside the box, I have done the ribbon like that on a card never thought about on scrapbook pages.

  163. Great tutorial, the mix and max comes in handy when cutting many different peices.

  164. Phyllisnanatotwo says:

    I’m not ready for mix and match yet, but looks like fun when I get more used to the cricut.

  165. I must admit, I’m a little intimidated by the mix ‘n match feature, but thanks to your video, I will try it out!

  166. I don’t have an Expression but I want one now (as if I didn’t want one before). This looks amazing – love that layout too!

  167. Crystal Nichols says:

    Cute layout, and the kids look so cute in the picture.

  168. This has been fun – learning the functions of my E.

  169. Garianne Fuentes says:

    when i first got my cricut, your was the place to learn. Lots of great info. thanks

  170. Thanks for sharing this video. I’ve never used the mix n match button before, that is until now. LOL!

  171. I didn’t know how to use MixnMatch so a big thankyou once again…..cheers CP

  172. Christina says:

    Didn’t know that function existed…just have the smaller cricut. Hope I can get an expression soon. Thanks for the info.

  173. Inga Klaus says:

    Cool needed refresher!

  174. kathie buckner says:

    I am loving the twelve day countdown thanks so much

  175. Nice layout

  176. layout idea nice!!! Iam just beginning.

  177. I am now inspired to use mix & match. Thanks for the idea.

  178. Stacy Blankenbaker says:

    Thanks for the refresher on using the mix-n-match function on the expression….it is such a great feature of this machine!

  179. Your videos are always so helpful!

  180. Always love new examples how much the expression machine can do, and I only use a small percentage of what the machine can do. This really helps to expand my knowledge of the machine. Thanks.

  181. Vickie Lee says:

    Learned alot from this video. Thank you! Cute layout.

  182. Krystyl Wadley says:

    Megan, I’m a newbie and look forward to using some of your ideas….thank you!!!

  183. Megan I am new to your website. I just love the instructional videos.

  184. makes me appreciate my Gypsy even more!

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