28.11.11

How To Make Your Own Scratch Off Cards! DIY TIME!

In my Black Friday post, I mentioned that I was giving away these Secret Savings cards with the first 25 orders!


 Now, I'm going to show you how to make them! It's the easiest thing ever, all you need is this stuff:


  • Liquid dish soap
  • Silver acrylic paint (the dollar store!)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Paint brush
You will first need to make your little cards or whatever you want to contain the scratch off.  I printed my little savings cards on thick cardstock.


Then you'll need to grab your tape. Cut it to fit your scratch off area. In my case, the yellowish box that holds the secret savings code.  Apply the tape to this area only.

Now, mix up your scratch off solution!  Just get a little container and mix 1 part dish soap to 2 parts silver paint.


Paint over the tape you applied with the paint solution.  The first layer doesn't look like much, but it will soon.

You'll need to let this layer dry completely before applying another layer.  In total, my cards took 4 layers to completely hide the text underneath.


That's pretty much it! When it's completely dry, you're good to go! Test one out (I promise, it's lots of fun!)


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40 comments:

  1. I was wondering how you did this! Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  2. Ooo, this is an awesome idea!!
    Lots of Xmasy ideas bubbling around my head now! :)

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  3. that is so cool... thanks for sharing. and I love your lil reindeer

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  4. Such a fun idea!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  5. what a great idea. i love how simple you make this seem. adore!
    xo TJ

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  6. Genius! Love this idea....Not sure how I'd use it, but I love it. Maybe a fun twist on a Christmas present label.... ;)

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  7. Coolest idea ever!! You have the best tutorials. =)

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  8. I don't even need scratch cards but I want to make some! They look so fun.

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  9. you are seriously amazing. i love it.

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  10. What genius! I am all about this! Thx for posting gurrl!

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  11. This is great! Thanks for the tutorial :) Pinning it now!

    Karen from
    simplylovethisblog.blogspot.com

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  12. oooh this is nifty :) def will do it!

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  13. what a brilliant little idea! love em :)

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  14. Wow I would have never thought to DIY a scratch off! Very cool - I'm pinning :)

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  15. Um this is AWESOME! I so want to do this now! BRILLIANT idea!

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  16. i don't have an etsy store, but I could make this for fun!

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  17. Very cool idea! I could see a lot of possibilities for something like this.

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  18. What a cute idea, I absolutely love this!! :)

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  19. This is truly genius. I have actually been wondering forever how to do something like this. Love it!

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  20. Oh my goodness I am going to have to try this soon! This is such an easy and fun DIY! Thanks Dana for sharing!

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  21. This is so cool! i never knew it was that simple im going to use this on all my DIY cards and giftrs. thankyou x

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  22. I love this! What a fab idea. x

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  23. Can't wait to do this, going to use this as the "Door Prize" contest at a baby shower....the cost of the "ticket" will be one baby item; ex.:bib, bottle, travel size items, etc....so excited to do this!!

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  24. What size did you make the card?

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    1. Sorry girl, I don't know. They were made last year. You can make the card any size you want.

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  25. Such an incredible tutorial! Been looking for this for so long... Thank you, Dana. xo

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  26. Mind-blowing designs..!!! its really helping me for making Scratch cards printing

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  27. This is stunning work....thanks for sharing...!!! Plastic business cards

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  28. Amazing idea. I'm going to try this for my boutique www.shopelleb.com

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  29. This is such a great idea and a really helpful tutorial! I'm actually looking into making a scratch-off map of the US, and I had a couple questions. I was planning on buying just any map I like, then laminating it, and going from there; do you think that laminating would serve the same purpose as the clear tape? Would it be a problem that the whole thing would be covered rather than just the part that would be scratch-off?

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    1. I think you should be able to accomplish this with the laminate. You'd just have to test it out to make sure the paint applies ok to it.

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    2. Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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  30. thank you very very much from Italy, now I know how to make a birthday-present to my girlfriend :)

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