Dresses from Shabby Apple

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY Scratch-Off Valentine's Day Card

Happy Tuesday y'all!

I wanted to share with you this cute tutorial on how to make your own scratch-off Valentine's day card!

1. Download the free card template HERE and type in your date night choices.
Or you can get creative and make your own!

2. Print the card onto card stock and trim. Print the heart template and cut out, then cut a strip of clear Con-Tact paper long enough to make four hearts. Trace around the heart template on the paper side of the Con-Tact paper.

3. To make the scratch-off solution, mix 2 parts metallic acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid. Using a small, flat paintbrush, apply a thin coat of the scratch off solution onto the front side of the Con-Tact paper and let dry for an hour. Repeat with a second coat, and add a third coat if your paint looks streaky.

4. Cut out the hearts (following the traced outline, peel off the backing, and place over the heart spaces on the card. Package the card with a new penny.

Happy crafting!

I got these instructions and template from Better Homes and Gardens.


  1. this is the cutest valentines day card everrrr. but something tells me i would mess it up and it wouldnt turn out so cute...

  2. That is a cute only if I had time, ha!


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