Karen, if you do decide to cut out the words, let us know how it worked. I have cut a slit in the top of the fold so I could emboss long strips and it has worked fine. Some folders are manufactured with a slit at the top, this particular company's did not.
I would be interested in know how other cuts work out.
Scrapbook Goal 2014 - 141/200, j 30, f 26, m 27, a 11 M 17, J 9, July 21