Monday, February 27, 2012

[St Patrick's Day] Scratch Your Luck Cards


Are you feeling lucky?



I have been noticing these fun scratch cards lately.  They seemed like the perfect fit for a St Patrick's Day craft.  And they are quite easy to make.  Especially when I have done all of the hard work for you!  See, you are lucky!  



You just need a few supplies:

free scratch card printable (see below)
metallic acrylic paint ( I chose a fun green color)
dish soap
small paint brush
clear contact paper




Print out the sheet of scratch cards (click on the printer icon at the bottom of this post).  Cut out the cards.  Next comes the contact paper.  I cut my contact paper to 3 1/4 inches by 4 inches.  Peel the backing away and carefully place the contact paper over the card.  You want the contact paper to cover the four shamrocks.  This allows the "player" to easily scratch away the paint.  Don't be like me and start painting before you put the contact paper on.  Yeah, I did that twice!  Uggh.  (I imagine you could also use clear packing tape in place of the contact paper, but I haven't tried it.)



Now for the fun part.  Mix 2 parts of paint with 1 part of dish soap.  I painted twelve cards with just a couple of tablespoons of the paint mixture.  Paint over each of the shamrock shapes using a small tipped brush.  Let dry.  Apply more paint if needed to conceal the words.  Dry completely.

That's all there is to it!  There are four different card varieties and every card has the potential to be a winner.  You may want to tape a quarter onto the back to expedite the scratching!



I am looking forward to slipping a few of these lucky scratch cards to my kids on the 17th!

For the "prize", I decided to put some gold wrapped candies (rolos, peanut butter cups, almond Hershey kisses or Hershey nuggets work well) in a cellophane bag.  My kids are really looking forward to attending a midnight opening show of The Hunger Games.  It opens in theaters about a week after St. Patrick's Day.  I may or may not slip some tickets into their pots of gold!  We'll have to see how lucky they really are.



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25 comments:

  1. Oh fun! I just got some contact paper. I am totally making some!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-28.html

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    1. Thanks for inviting me! I will be sure to share. And have a great time making scratch cards. They really are fun!

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  2. I was looking for the same kind of blog post from past many days. Glad to receive this blog post.

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  3. This is awesome! I'd love to have you link up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/02/anything-goes-linky-party_16.html. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the invite! I'd love to link up. And thanks for stopping by. Come again soon!

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  4. I love it, I pinned it and I'm sure gonna make this myself! I'll even write about it somewhere next week. Thanks for this great and 'easier to make than I thought' tutorial :-)

    Katia

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    1. Thanks Katia! I'd love to see your finished product!

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  5. This is such a great idea!! Thanks...I was thinking I could make these for the teachers at my kids school from the PTA to say THANKS for the month of March!! Thanks so much for the idea!!

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  6. How fun! I've seen the "scratch off" recipe before--never realized there were so many possibilities :)

    (also, I'm on a bit of a crusade to make commenting easier--if you want to turn off your word verification, go to the old blogger interface, click settings-comments-"no" on word verification...if you want :)

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    1. Steph--Thanks so much! I had no idea it was even asking you to word verify. I never use that old interface anymore. It should be all fixed up! Thanks again and come back soon!

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  7. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

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    1. Thanks Lindy! I will definitely be stopping by!

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  8. This may be the dumbest question ever, but... does it need to be metallic paint? :) One less trip to the craft store would be awesome!

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    1. I can't say for certain, because I haven't tried it. But I think not. The other scratch cards that I have seen always used metallic paint, but I think it's to mimic the metallic look of real lottery cards. The paint should scratch off whether it's metallic or not. Go for it!

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    2. And please come back and let me know how it goes!

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  9. I had seen and create many scratch cards, they can give a surprise happiness.
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  10. What a neat idea and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. I would love to join your party! Thanks for the invite!

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  11. Oh that is just too clever!!!! What a neat idea!


    You should go share that with Masterpiece Monday too! (not my blog I just think you need to share it there is all.)

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    1. Gee thanks! And I'll definitely share--thanks for the heads up!

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  12. Hi! I featured you on Fun Friday Finds today. I hope you will stop by and check it out. Grab a "Featured" button while you are there if you'd like. Thanks! http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/fun-friday-finds-st-patricks-day.html

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    1. Thanks Lindy! I am so psyched about that. And I love all the great ideas you gather together!

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  13. It's a stunning..fabulous use of color and design is very attractive....
    Hank Hendricks

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