Learn how to easily make a DIY scratch off card with this step-by-step tutorial.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you can surprise your loved ones with a personal scratch off card. Scratch cards can easily be made by hiding your secret message using scratch paper. And today I’m going to show you how to many your DIY scratch off card.
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Materials to Make a Scratch Card
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- Medium Weight Cardstock – this is a great variety pack of cardstock if you need to stop up.
- Scratch Off Sticker Paper
- A good craft glue – this Bearly Art craft glue is what I am using.
- Scoring Stylus for the envelope (which is what I will be using in this tutorial with the Explore) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). If your cutting machine doesn’t have the scoring feature, this scoring board and stylus is great to use.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and a cutting mat.
- Scratch Off Card Template
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Learn how to make a scratch off card in this video tutorial or keep scrolling if you prefer a step-by-step tutorial.
1. Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space and cut out your designs.
Note: If you’re using the envelope template, change the operation of the lines to “score” and then attach them to the envelope. If you want to use your Cricut to write on the card for you, add your message and then cut out your designs.
2. Attach “Scratch Me” to the front of your scratch card. The slot for the penny should be in one of the top corners and the scratch me at the bottom.
I’m using my mini heat press and iron on vinyl to attach this. But, you can also cut this out using cardstock and glue the letters down.
3. Glue the front of the card to the back layer. Avoid adding glue in the area where the penny goes because you want this area open to be able to slide the penny in. It’s best to use a lighter color paper for the back of the card since this is the layer you will be writing on.
4. Then glue on each of the button pieces to the bottom of your card. Try using craft foam for a fun 3D effect!
5. Add a message to the empty space on your card and then cover it using the scratch sticker paper. If you want to include a penny to scratch the card with, then slide this into the cut out slot.
6. Give to your recipient and have them scratch away to find their secret message.