DIY Scratch Off Card

Learn how to easily make a DIY scratch off card with this step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Scratch off Card - add your own custom message

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.

If you enjoy making your own handmade cards, then make sure to check out all of my paper card tutorials for more unique card ideas.

DIY Scratch off Card - add your own custom message

Materials to Make a Scratch Card

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DIY Scratch Card Tutorial for Cricut

Step-By-Step Instructions

Learn how to make a scratch off card in this video tutorial or keep scrolling if you prefer a step-by-step tutorial.

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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.

Scratch off Card tutorial - learn how to make a DIY Scratch Card

6. Give to your recipient and have them scratch away to find their secret message.

Scratch Card showing how it looks when scratched and message is revealed

When you’re done, make sure to post these in my crafting group here or tag me if you post them on social media. I absolutely love seeing your crafts and can’t wait to see your scratch off cards.