Printable Scratch-off Card {Easy Peasy Valentine}

We made it, folks!  It's finally Friday.  And that makes me one happy girl!

Today we are snuggled inside watching the snow fall outside.

Today's easy peasy valentine could be adapted as a Valentine's Day card for anyone you love.  This would be fun to make for your hubby, your kids, your parents, or even a friend!  I created this card for my hubby, intending to give this to him on February 5.  This way, he can scratch off 1 heart every day until Valentine's Day!  (Of course you could start this at any time!)

Everyone loves to scratch off a card.  Lottery tickets.  Prizes.  Is it the element of surprise that we love?!  Anyway, I knew my husband would love the idea!

To create your own scratch-off card, you will need:

-- Clear contact paper

-- Silver metallic paint

-- Dish soap

-- Your design {I'll share my printable if you would like to use that!}

--Scrapbook paper or cardstock to mount the card

First, I created this template in Photoshop.  If you would like to download your own, just click here.  Using Photoshop, use the text tool to write the reasons why you love that special someone inside the hearts.  (You could also write the reasons by hand.)

Print out your design on cardstock. I cut mine down to 5x7.

Next, create a mixture of 2 parts silver metallic paint and 1 part dish soap.  Don't tel, but I didn't even measure here.  Just guesstimated!

I cut a square of clear contact paper--a sheet that I knew would be plenty large enough to cut out 10 contact paper hearts.  I painted the contact paper with the silver mixture.  That first coat looked quite slimy, but I waited an hour and gave it another coat.   Perfection.

I printed out 1 extra template just so I could use one of the hearts as my pattern.  Then I cut around this pattern to create 10 hearts!

I peeled the contact paper away from the backing and placed it on top of each heart.

Easy, right??

Sorry babe, I already scratched off 1 heart for you!  But I was dying to try it!

I'm excited to give this to Mr. Oopsey Daisy when he (finally!) arrives back into town later today.

What are you up to this weekend?  Anything fun?  I have some fun party planning details that I can't wait to share with you next week!

P.S. Remember my sweet Scentsy valentine warmer?  LOVE it!  It's warming up my house right now as the snow's falling down!

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  2. Oh my goodness, talk about great minds thinking alike. I just did scratch off Valentine’s for my kids too! I did mine on separate cards, one for each month, but really similar! In fact, I have an almost identical picture of my acrylic paint and dish soap! :) It’s like we just had some sort of weird across the miles cosmic connection!

    http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2012/02/year-of-valentines-with-diy-scratch.html

  3. Alison, I love it. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. LOVE this idea! You are so talented!

  5. What a coincidence! I was just making these today! It’s a great idea and so much fun :)

  6. I saw a similar idea on tv the other day but haven’t gotten around to trying it yet. Love how you put a different message under each one!

  7. How precious! Great project. I’ve had this tutorial pinned to my Pinterest DIY board for months. I really need to try it now that I’ve seen how great yours turned out!

  8. This looks like so much fun! I never thought to make my own scratch off cards and am really excited about the possibilities! I have about 100 party invitations to make for next month and think this would make them a little more special than just a photo copy. Your husband is going to LOVE this! Thanks for sharing the idea. :)

  9. This is AWESOME Alison!!! The possibilities are endless and I so want to try this. You’re awesome :)

  10. Awesome! What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing Alison x

  11. Oh my gosh alison!! These are so cute- my husband would love this too! I’m sharing on my facebook page :)

  12. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  13. So clever!!! I love the idea of having the hubs scratch off a heart each day. This is super sweet and super cute, Alison!

  14. I absolutely love this idea, no pun intended. I can see it being used for V-Days and Bdays!

  15. Shirley Lupton says:

    What a great idea. I didn’t know you could even do this. Thanks

  16. Alison- This is fantastic! I think I may adapt this for my kids valentines this year! Love this idea!!!

  17. Love this idea! So I have kind of a dumb question–but where do you get the clear contact paper?

  18. Came over from curbly. What a great project! Gonna bookmark this for bday cards! So fun :)

  19. What a cool card!

  20. This is just awesome! I love the scratch-off idea. Thanks so much for the free printable too!

  21. Cool card.. I hope you don’t mind that I posted a link on my blog ;)

  22. The 10 things I love about you is such a sweet idea.

  23. Thank you for sharing this!! Such a cute idea. I just made this (with your printable) for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. THANK YOU!!!

  24. I just wanted to thank you for this fun idea for Valentine’s Day! I made my boyfriend a card very similar to this! Here’s the pic “https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1800382_10153859512680061_415872221_n.jpg”

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