A Cut Above Die Cutting Class + Giveaways

Wanted to give you a heads up on a new jam-packed, 3-week, creative die cutting class I have coming up called A Cut Above. This is the newest class from our Online Card Classes and it starts on Monday the 16th. I am excited to have teamed up with Kristina Werner and Nichol Magouirk for this fun class…

Here’s the info…

Are you a die cutting expert or do you consider yourself a novice? Do you prefer a traditional die cutting machine or would you rather use your computer to design what you’ll be cutting? Or maybe you’re just not sure! Never fear, we’re here to help! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, guest instructor Nichol Magouirk and many great guests for A Cut Above, as they show you the ins and outs and everything you need to know about the various die cutting systems.

You’ll leave class with the knowledge of numerous tips and creative techniques for using the Big Shot, Vagabond, Cuttlebug and Grand Calibur with various types of dies and embossing folders, as well as the Silhouette Cameo. The first half of class will be devoted to traditional die cutting methods and the second half will be focused on the increasingly popular Silhouette (Cameo, SD, and original Silhouette). Simple to complex, beginning to advanced – we’ll cover it all!

This three-week interactive class includes free downloads (including from guest artist Ali Edwards), BIG prizes, galleries, a Q&A forum and lifetime access! Class runs April 16 to May 7, but content will be available for a lifetime.


If you’re interested in only the traditional die cutting portion of the class, or maybe in just the Silhouette portion, we will be offering A Cut Above in two separate parts on May 15. You can find more info on that HERE.

Giveaway time! I have three spots to give away in the A Cut Above class. Leave a comment here telling me your favorite die cutting machine or if you are dreaming of having one. I will pick 3three winners on Wednesday 11:59pmEST. If you have already registered for the class and win, we will give you a refund. 🙂

Hope you have a blessed and happy Easter, filled with the peace of knowing He has Risen. Take care!

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493 thoughts on “A Cut Above Die Cutting Class + Giveaways”

  1. Wow, what a lot of posts! I have a cricut and have signed up, I hope to learn lots of great tips from you guys!

  2. My favorite die cutting machine would be the Vagabond which I DON’T OWN!!! But I love using my Big Shot! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class!

  3. I have a cricut but I reach again and again for my big shot…so handy to use and it cuts a ton of things no problem!

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to win a place on this wonderful class. I have recently acquired a Silhouette Cameo and its my new favourite crafting tool

  5. I just ordered the Silhouette, been a Cricut girl until now, and it is taking FOREVER to get here! I loved the Tim Holtz class, so this class may very well be the next one. I appreciated the info about the classes. I would not have found them another way.

  6. This class sounds great. I have both a Cricut and a Cuttlebug. I tend to use my Cuttlebug more only for the convenience of it, but I occasionally pull out my Cricut when I need to make letters or special items that I don’t have dies for on my Cricut. Thanks for the chance at a class.

  7. Dreaming of the Silhouette…have the Big Shot and love it already. This is a great idea for a class! 🙂

  8. This past year, I finally caved in a bought a big shot!! I love it!! Thank you for the chance to win! I would love to learn more about the big shot!

  9. I am finding that I am using my Cuttlebug for more and more projects. It sometimes seems faster than using the Cricut.

  10. So excited for this class. I have a Silhouette and just purchased a Big Shot and am so excited to learn more about using them!

  11. I have only used a Big Shot (bought 6 months ago) and am loving it!! My die collection is slowly growing, there are so many fabulous dies to buy. Would love to try an electronic cutter. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class.

  12. I own a Cricut and a Cuttlebug. Looking though at a Vagabond after Tim’s class (so cool). Looking forward to learning many great things from the three of you.

  13. Well I’m a cricut lover. (I own 3) But I’ve seen so many nice things with the Silhouette lately that I’m saving up for one. There is just so much more you can do with it!! I do own a Big Shot and a Cuttlebug but the Big Shot is my favorite. Overall Cricut Expression is my die cut machine of choice!! Thanks for a chance to win. This seems like a really great class!!!

  14. I love my Silhouette and really wanted a Cameo, but I purchased a Cricut since I’m a CTMH consultant and really wanted the Art Philosophy cart. I also have a Cuttlebug but really haven’t used it much. Would love to win this class to learn more tips and tricks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. OHHH! What a great giveaway–I LOVE my Cricut….I have a KNK but I’m afraid to use it! LOL!
    THANKS for the chance to win–sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  16. I would like to get Silhouette, but I just started paper crafting.
    This is why I need to take this class 😀

  17. Thanks for the chance! Would love to learn more about my Silhouette SD and new tricks with my Big Shot!

  18. hi! you are amazing. i love all your videos filled with great techniques and tips… i am definitely a novice. recently, i’ve experimented using my spellbinder dies with my cuttlebug. i am dreaming of owning a silhouette 🙂 it would be great to be able to cut out soooo many more different shapes!

  19. I have the original sizzix die cut, the big shot and the cuttlebug. i want the new cameo. I am registered for the class and will wait for it to start. i am checking out my dies now. I only have a few spellbinders and want some more, but have not been very successful with them to do the embossing part. i am looking forward to this class.

  20. How generous of you to offer free spots. I have already signed up so hope I qualify. I’m really looking forward to this class and just received my new Big Shot the other day and have a couple of dies on the way. Hurry, hurry!

  21. Dreaming of the Silhouette Cameo machine. Have heard some concerns that unless you are very computer savvy you could have difficulties. Hope this class will help alleviate my concerns somewhat. Loving my Cuttlebug for now.

  22. I have a Spellbinders wizard but haven’t upgraded because I want an electronic machine that can cut the Spellbinders grand dies as well as the Sizzix dies. I just have the thin metal dies, so like idea of the genius platform from lifestyle crafts. A love the idea of the Silhouette Cameo as well–being able to cut my own designs or from some of my stamps. Wish there was one thing that did it all.

  23. I have used the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot and I love my Big Shot!! I can’t seem to make anything without doing some embossing – I love adding texture to my cards!

  24. I’m new to die-cutting and have a Cuttlebug, so that would have to be my favorite. I resisted for a long time, but I have to admit it’s opened up a whole new fun world! I have to sign up for your class. Thank you so much, and thank you for the opportunity to win a spot!

  25. I dream about getting a Vagabond and a Silhouette Cameo but currently have a Cuttlebug, a Big Shot and a Cricut. I really like my Big Shot and will keep it even if I get my dream machines.

  26. Hi Jennifer! I have the original Silhouette and just love it. I use it on almost every layout I do, but I would love to know how to use it even better. Thank you so much for this chance to win a place in the class. 🙂

  27. favorite machine… Silhouette, of course I had a mini sizzix sidekick first and still do, then got hooked on youtube and bought an original cuttlebug. I have a sizzix big kick still in the box… oh and a wizard from ebay, an original black model I think… it is hard to pick a favorite. The cuttlebug is still a quick go to machine that I would never give up. Silhouette original is fab and now with a Cameo, I just need more time to play. Looking forward to this class and would love to win a freebee spot. Blessings for your new baby! Congrats to you and your entire family.

  28. well, I just got a Silhouette, so I hope to learn some tips & tricks… perhaps this class could help it to become my favourite!? I’d love to win a spot! My current most used ‘favourite’ machine is my Big Shot… love it!

  29. I can’t wait to own a die cutter. Your blog is perfect for explaining 101 fabulous things that I could do with one.


  31. hi i neither have a die cut machine nor any suppliers available here. I wish to have a cuttlebug with cut ans emboss both dies to make art projects specially quilling. thanx

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