I've been a big fan of Paper Panda for a long time. I've bought a mini framed piece from her, also a beginners template and cutting set. I had the latter sitting in a drawer for a long time, and I'd only used a few of the templates. Over a couple of days, I managed to cut a few out.
It's far from perfect, and you can see a lot of the errors. I do love the design though (reiterate, it's not mine, it's Paper Panda's).... but I guess everyone has to start somewhere.