Thursday, July 4, 2024


 Happy 4th of July to those that are celebrating today!

I'm still celebrating the debut launch of, "A Cut Above", my paper craft designs die cut challenge blog.  If you love using die cuts on your projects, I invite you to play along with the monthly challenges here at A Cut Above.  The challenge posts on the first Monday every month and ends on the 28th of the month.  A winner is chosen by random draw to receive a $5 gift certificate to A Cherry On Top Crafts and a badge to display in their blog.

Here's a card I made today in celebration of the upcoming Olympics in Paris, France.

The red, white and blue theme worked perfectly for this design since the flag of France is also red, white and blue.  I included an Eiffel Tower inside the shaker star as a tribute to the Paris Olympics beginning on July 26, 2024.  

You have until the 28th of July to play along with the challenge theme, "Let's Start Off With A Bang".  Use the theme for inspiration and let your mojo take you wherever but be sure to use at least one die cut on your project.  Link up your entry in the challenge post HERE.  Looking forward to your creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 1, 2024

Let's Start Off With A Bang!

 Happy July everyone!  
Welcome to the debut of "A Cut Above", my paper craft designs, die cut challenge blog!
I'm so excited for this new venture.  It's something I've thought about for quite a while and recently decided to take the plunge.  Creating with die cuts is a passion of mine and I have an extensive collection in my stash.  And now, I want you to share your die cuts with A Cut Above.

You can find the challenge rules under the guidelines tab at the top of the blog along with an e-mail address to contact A Cut Above for winners and/or questions.  Please become a follower, grab the badge to place in your blog and share the word in blog land and on your social media pages.

Without further ado, here is A Cut Above's launch theme...
Share your project inspired by this theme.  With the 4th of July just around the corner, it could be holiday inspired red, white and blue with fireworks or something with lots of sparkle.  It might also inspire a project celebrating the New Year.  Wherever your mojo takes you as long as you use at least one die cut on your creation.
Here's some inspiration from me...
Leave a little Sparkle wherever you go
I created a holiday shaker box card from a recently purchased Doodlebug paper collection, Spellbinder and CTMH die cuts.  Aren't those star shaker bits the cutest?
And now, I'm delighted to share projects from A Cut Above's first guest designers, Rachel Kokes and Judy Woodland.  You'll definitely be inspired with their fabulous creations.  Their name links to their personal blogs, so please stop by and leave them some love!
USA - All American
Rachel's "All American" truck is full of details with fire crackers, stars and a flag.  Check out her blog for more info on truck USA.

How exciting is Judy's fireworks display of rockets and firecrackers?  She shares all the details for this card on her blog.
Rachel and Judy's projects are full of die cut elements. They're a fun way to add pizazz and dimension to your crafting projects.  So, grab those dies and get creating!  We want to see what you can do with them.  You could be the monthly prize winner.
I hope you're inspired to play along with the July debut challenge here at
 A Cut Above  along with future challenges offered.
Join the fun and get creating!
Challenge entry deadline is July 28, 2024, 8 PM Eastern Time with winner posted on July 30, 2024.

Link up your project below. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you play along.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, June 7, 2024

Make The Cut!

 Good morning and welcome friends to A Cut Above Challenge Blog!
Do you like to use die cuts on your projects?  I love to create with them especially on cards although I use them on other projects too.  That's what this challenge blog is all about...using those die cuts!  I'm so excited for this new venture and hope you play along with the monthly challenges.
A little about the challenges once again.   They will be posted on a monthly basis beginning on the 1st Monday of the month at 12:00 AM and ending on the 28th of the month at 8:00 PM with winner posted on the 30th of that month.  All times are Eastern time zone.  Every other month will have a theme to follow and guest designers to inspire you.  That's it...just be sure to use those die cuts.  Winner is chosen by random draw and will receive a $5 GC to A Cherry On Top Craft Store  along with a dated badge to display on their craft site.

For more challenge details, check out the info under the guidelines tab at the top of the blog.

Stop back for the launch on July 1, 2024 when we will 
"Start Off With A Bang"!


Sunday, June 2, 2024

Welcome to A Cut Above!

 Welcome crafters to "A Cut Above" Challenge Blog!
Hi, I'm Vicki and a lover of all things die cut.  I created this challenge blog with the hope of sharing my love for using die cuts on the projects I create.  I've never been a huge stamper, although I have stamps in my stash that I use on occasion for sentiments or embellishing.  But, die cuts are my passion when  making cards.  I have a huge collection that I plan to share while creating monthly projects for you.
The die cut challenges will be on a monthly basis, beginning on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time) and ending on the 28th of each month at 8:00 PM (Eastern Time) with the winner posted on the 30th of that month.  Challenge winners will be chosen by random draw and receive a dated badge to display on their blog/website along with a $5 GC for A Cherry On Top

If you're interested in being a guest designer, please e-mail ACA at the e-mail located under the contact tab at the top of the blog.  You will receive a dated Guest Designer badge to display on your blog.

This is a "for fun and inspiration" challenge blog.  Any prize offered is purchased through my own means unless otherwise designated in the challenge post.

Please spread the word, become a follower and play along!  

The first challenge will be posted on July 1, 2024
I hope to see you join in on the fun.