A Way With Words Shimmer Sheetz

LOTS of Luck

April 14, 2019

Judi here! Graduation time is coming soon and I thought it would be fun to have a stack of Good Luck cards ready to send. I made them with my ‘By-the-Batch’ method –– one morning of cutting and layering and all ten cards were done. Suzanne Cannon’s Good Luck die is a perfect size for a card front!

Good Luck cards are useful year-round, just right for friends starting a job or moving to a new home, picking themselves up after a divorce, entering retirement, opening a business, entering retirement, and more…

Here’s how to whip up an easy batch of Good Luck cards:

  1. Choose cardstock and patterned papers in coordinating colors to go with the ten 4” x 5” pieces in a Shimmer Sheetz Iridescent Sampler Pack. (Or choose the Gemstone Sampler Pack.)
  2. Using the smallest die in the Stitched Ovals die set, cut a cardstock oval to layer onto each piece of Shimmer Sheetz.
  3. Die cut Good Luck ten times, coordinating colors with ovals and Shimmer Sheetz.
  4. Emboss and lightly sand each piece of Shimmer Sheetz. Wipe with damp paper towel.
  5. Using the photos as a reference, layer and adhere pieces onto ten patterned top-fold card bases measuring 4.25” high by 5.25” wide (.25” narrower than a standard A2 size). Use three pieces of narrow Washi tape to secure the Good Luck die cuts! Optional: Back the cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhersive Sheet before die cutting Good Luck; skip the Washi tape.

TIP: Use the same By-the-Batch strategy to make birthday, anniversary, get well, or sympathy cards. Vary embossing folders to suit the occasion(s).

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

Judi Kauffman


  • Cardstock in assorted solid colors
  • Patterned cardstock
  • Washi tape
  • Assorted embossing folders (Shown: circle and dot patterns)

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  • Quietfire April 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Anyone who received one of these would consider themselves lucky!!

    • Judi kauffman April 15, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks, Suzanne. I feel like the lucky one getting to use the dies you design!

  • Judi kauffman April 15, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for commenting, Beverly. Yes, they are fun and definitely easy. I do sometimes spend an hour or more on a card, but most of the time they’re fast because I know that the recipients will enjoy them for a short time and then toss them. (I’m much happier picturing a quick card in a recycling bin than one that took me ages!) On the other hand, the embossed Shimmer Sheetz makes them look pretty special, so maybe they won’t end up in the trash. And I always tell my friends they can cut the front off my cards to re-purpose on another card!

  • Katie April 14, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Look like fun. Thank you

    • JUDI KAUFFMAN April 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

      You’re welcome! Hope you give it a try – ten pieces of Shimmer Sheetz in the sampler, one of Suzanne’s wonderful dies (or several…), and you’ll have ten cards in a snap!

  • Jean Marmo April 14, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Such a fun idea to plan ahead! Very cute cards!

    • Judi kauffman April 15, 2019 at 10:29 am

      I’ve used two of them for Bon Voyage cards…For my friends of a certain age, we wish each other “Good Luck” whenever we travel!

  • Beverly Lewis April 14, 2019 at 7:38 am

    These are fun and seem pretty easy. Thanks.

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