January 24, 2012

Make Your Own Scratch-Off Valentine's Day Cards!

Hi everyone! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and today I wanted to 

share with you a really cute homemade card idea I saw in my new issue of 

Better Homes and Gardens. It's the little things that amaze me and I was 

fascinated to find out you can make your own scratch-off paint with acrylic 

paint and dish soap! 

Now I haven't tried it yet, but finding this out raises the 

bar for creative card and thrifty gift ideas.  I can't wait to try making the paint 

myself along with some fun cards for all occasions.

Here are the instructions with a link to BHG and free templates:

Make this fun Valentine's Day card with our template and type in your date-night choices. To finish the card, follow the easy steps below.
1. Print the card onto cardstock 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

Source: via Kristina on Pinterest


  1. O M G <<-----I meant to spread that out. I read this magazine THIS morning and added this idea to my file for my Valentine's series!!!! No kidding. I have never had this happen to me...and it's YOU!!! How strange is that??? We really do think very similarly. Fun.

    1. That's so funny! I guess great minds think alike!

  2. This is amazingly AWESOME.. What a neat idea.. Will have to try it SOON.. LOVE it..:))) Thanks for sharing..

    1. I know! I can't wait to try it soon too-so many fun possibilities and gift ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I just found your blog and I'm impressed with all the cool ideas you have. Your instructions are very well written too!

    1. thanks so much, Evelyn! Hope to see you around!

  4. I think you want to use the some decorating elements in your card....
    Plastic Card
    Plastic cards


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