Thursday, February 2, 2012

Scratch & Win Valentine

This year I found the cutest Valentine ideas in the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens. Of course though, I had to make them cuter. ;)

For my hubby I made up this Scratch & Win Valentine Ticket:

Okay.. bear with the photo - I didn't want to scratch it off before I gave it to my hubby, so this shows what is printed under the silver/scratchable heart.

Wanna make one?? It's really easy.

1. Make the background of your Valentine. I used the new He Loves Digital Scrapbooking Kit by Miss Mint at (If you don't digitally scrapbook, you could also just type the words in a word processor.) Type "prizes" in the heart shapes.

 2. Print the card onto cardstock and trim. Print the heart outline for a template. Cut a piece of contact paper long enough to cover all the hearts, and trace your heart template onto the back (paper side) of the contact paper. Tape the contact paper to a flat surface, paper side down.

3. Make a scratch-off solution out of one part dishsoap to two parts silver acrylic paint. I knew I wouldn't use very much, so I used a baby spoon to measure. Using a flat brush, paint a thin coat of the solution on the top of the contact paper. Make sure you have covered all the area inside the hearts you traced on the other side. Let it dry for one hour. Repeat with a second coat.

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

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Check back tomorrow to see Harvey's Valentine for his little friends... 


  1. I love it! I hope you are right that it's easy, because I want to do this. You may be getting a phone call for help. It's so cute.

  2. Are you kidding me?? This is awesome! I'm already planning on doing your "love you this much" card for James' grandparents....this one could be perfect for the Hubs! Thanks for the great idea!



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