DIY – Cute Scratch-Off Cards

DIY – Cute Scratch-Off Cards

DIY

 

Hey !

I found an amazing idea on the internet (I think it was on YouTube, I don’t remember), it’s the easiest yet the best DIY ever.
It consists in creating your own scratch-off cards, like lottery cards or cards with a hidden message, that you can scratch off with a coin. I love that idea, you can draw and write anything !
(It would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for example, I’ll think about it for next year)

 

Here is what you’ll need :

 

 

1) Cut your cards

Take your paper and scissors, and cut your cards ! Maybe draw them with a set square beforehand, if you want them to be perfectly shaped.

 

 

2) Draw on your cards

Now take any pen or pencil you want, and draw your message on your scratch-off cards.
If you’re lazy (no shame in that !) or if you wan a more “professional” finish, you can also print them directly (there are lots and lots of designs on the internet).

 

 

3) Cut a piece of the adhesive plastic

Cut a piece of the adhesive plastic (you can find some here on Amazon) so it fits your cards size. If you don’t want to trouble yourself with making it fit perfectly, cut it a bit too big, so you can just cut the excess later ✂️

 

 

4) Place the plastic on the cards

Start by sticking it on the edge of the card, and then little by little you stick it. Be sure it follows the shape of the card (unless you cut it bigger on the previous step, if you did it that way just place it and cut the excess plastic following the cards shape).
Then, with your fingers or a tea/dish towel, strongly rub the card to make eventually trapped air go away.

 

 

5) Prepare the paint

Put a bit of paint on a small plate, and add one to three drops of dish washing soap. Mix it up with a paint brush. I used colored paint, but to make it more like a real scratching ticket you can use some Metallic Acrylic paint !

 

 

6) Paint your cards !

With the paint/soap mixture, paint the message you want to hide on your scratch-off cards ! It’s a bit difficult to draw a shape actually, bu the good thing with plastic is that you can erase some paint as long as it’s still wet, so you can correct the shape a bit.

 

 

 

And now, all there is left is to scratch !

 

 

 

 

I did one of those scratch-off cards for Victor’s Birthday to “announce” his present, and I put it in an enveloppe and added some stickers to decorate it, those are from my Colorful Stationery Haul Post !

victor anniv

 

What did you think of this DIY ?

I hope I was able to explain the steps as clearly as possible.
Ask me anything if you need to !

 

61 Comments

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    • Oriana
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      24/05/2017 / 02:46

      Hey, thank you for sharing ! ?

  2. 24/05/2017 / 06:22

    This is such a cute idea!! I love it! ?❤ I’m definitely going to try this out,It looks really easy! Thank you so much for sharing ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      26/05/2017 / 01:00

      You’re welcome ! ? Yes the easiness surprised me ! Hope you’ll have fun making those ??

  3. 24/05/2017 / 09:13

    This is such a great idea! I would never have thought i could make scratch cards! We thought of them as wedding favours for guests but went with matches instead….. This would have been so good though! Esp handmade ones! And for Valentines and Birthdays! Thanks for sharing!!! ? xx

    • Oriana
      Author
      26/05/2017 / 01:07

      Right ? ? I kind of stumbled upon this idea too its really cool and easy, it would be perfect for a wedding indeed ! ?

  4. 24/05/2017 / 15:44

    Thanks for sharing! So cute and simple like you said. It will definitely be fun to scratch off to see what hidden message there is? I’ll have to try this some day

    • Oriana
      Author
      26/05/2017 / 01:16

      Exactly, plus I find scratching things very satisfying in a way ! ☺️✨

      • 26/05/2017 / 04:57

        Lol yeah I guess it can be kind of satisfying now that I think about it

  5. 24/05/2017 / 19:22

    What a creative and original idea! I like it! 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      03/06/2017 / 19:16

      Thank you ! ?

  6. 25/05/2017 / 00:39

    They are so cute!! What an amazing idea!

    • Oriana
      Author
      26/05/2017 / 01:21

      Aren’t they ? ? Love when I find such simple DIYs, they’re the easiest to customize ! ?

  7. 26/05/2017 / 12:41

    I love this idea!! I have also seen this on facebook and twitter and wanted to save it….but now with your post I have it pinned! Thank you! My daughters will love this. Very cute! Great pictures and explanations!

    • Oriana
      Author
      29/05/2017 / 09:54

      You’re welcome, and thank you ! ? I always wonder if my pictures are clear enough ? I’m glad you liked my post !

    • Oriana
      Author
      29/05/2017 / 09:51

      Right ? It’s very easy, so please do so ! ?

  8. 28/05/2017 / 16:25

    These are so cute!

    • Oriana
      Author
      29/05/2017 / 09:47

      Thank you ! ?

  9. 28/05/2017 / 17:02

    I can’t believe you can make your own scratch off cards! That’s such a fun idea for little cards, especially for kids. Great idea!

    • Oriana
      Author
      29/05/2017 / 09:46

      Yes kids will surely love this ! It’s so much fun ?

  10. 28/05/2017 / 18:01

    This is such a cute & lovely idea x

    • Oriana
      Author
      29/05/2017 / 09:55

      Thank you ! It is, and for every occasion ! ?

  11. 29/05/2017 / 20:35

    These are so cute! I have to try this!

    • Oriana
      Author
      30/05/2017 / 11:02

      Thank you ! ? I hope you’ll enjoy making those ?

  12. 22/06/2017 / 10:29

    I was looking for some DIY cards and found your blog on Google. These cards all look so cute! I was looking for something different to give my boyfriend this weekend and this will be perfect. Thank you for sharing!

    • Oriana
      Author
      23/06/2017 / 02:16

      I’m so glad you found my post useful ! ? Thank you for stopping by Jessica, I hope your boyfriend liked your cards ! ?

  13. 29/06/2017 / 23:15

    Gonna make a thousand cards an hand them to everyone I see. So good?

    • Oriana
      Author
      07/07/2017 / 02:44

      Haha, I hope you have fun doing so ! Thank you ??

  14. 30/06/2017 / 17:31

    Cute idea! I have seen this floating around, I love your take on it!

    • Oriana
      Author
      07/07/2017 / 02:45

      Thank you Shanna ! I’m really glad you like my version of it ? Have a nice day! ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      23/07/2017 / 22:07

      Thank you so much ! I’m very glad you liked it, I hope yours turns out wonderful ! ??

  15. 23/07/2017 / 22:40

    Love it!!! What a fab idea x

    • Oriana
      Author
      23/07/2017 / 23:40

      Thank you Lottie! I’m glad you liked it ??

      • 24/07/2017 / 17:42

        I’ll have to use it definitely it’s a unique present idea! ✨?

        • Oriana
          Author
          24/07/2017 / 19:36

          Absolutely ! ?✨

  16. 24/07/2017 / 18:17

    I’d love to try this some time! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      24/07/2017 / 19:35

      You’re welcome dear ! ? I hope yours turns out awesome ! ?

  17. 26/07/2017 / 07:28

    so cool! would you like to visit my page?

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 23:03

      Thank you ! Yeah sure ?

  18. 26/07/2017 / 23:57

    This is adorable. I will definitely be giving this a try!

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 23:01

      Thanks Julia ! ? I hope yours turn out awesome ?

  19. taylorbogard6
    27/07/2017 / 22:40

    I would have never thought of this, SO COOL!

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 22:59

      Thank you Taylor ! ? It really is am awesome idea, you can write anything you like underneath ! ?

    • Oriana
      Author
      02/08/2017 / 22:54

      Thank you dear ! ??

    • Oriana
      Author
      25/08/2017 / 18:04

      Thank you ! ?

  20. 12/09/2017 / 08:21

    Thanks for sharing this amazing DIY. I can’t wait to try it. I’m sure my family and friends will be super impressed! Bless you! 😀

    • Oriana
      Author
      06/10/2017 / 00:47

      Thanks for your kind words Raadhaa ! I hope it turned out great ?✨

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