On this one i don't really like the BG, it is a bit to plain for my taste. I also don't like the way the text is at the top, it makes it look odd. The cuts aren't bad for a begginer. Its not your best one, but then again it isn't bad.
The right cut looks cool except for the strong glow you have on it. Make the glow less visible(crank the opacity down on it) and try an orangish-yellow for the glow. The left cut could do without the glow, and it's a bit jagged at the edges where it was cut out and stuff. The text would probably fit somewhere near the bottom, maybe bottom left.