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V-DAY DIY Surprise Scratch-off Card

by Team Brick & Portal
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Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you’re ready to mix things up from the usual cards and chocolate then we have the best idea for you! This year, create your very own surprise scratch-off lottery card for your sweetheart! Have your valentine scratch off one of the hearts for their prize!


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Any size Index Card or Construction Paper
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Sharpie Markers
  • White Crayon
  • Scissors
  • Post-It Notes, Ribbon, Stickers (optional)


Step One: Create a layout for your card. We went with a simple pink rectangle center simply using Post-It Notes!

Step Two: Outline your hearts or circles where the written part will be hidden. (Don’t worry too much about a perfect outline here, you can perfect it later when you apply the paint.)

Step Three: Now get creative! Write in surprise gifts you think your sweetheart would love. Try anything from breakfast in bed, dinner + a movie of their choice, or maybe one week with no dish duty, have fun with it!

Step Four: Now time to apply the paint! Brush on the color over the written area and let dry. A second coat may be necessary, allow ten minutes to dry.

Step Five: While the paint dries, start decorating! We used gold heart stickers!

Step Six: Title your card! You can make elaborate rules the game similar to a real lotto card or try a sweet caption like, “I won the lottery meeting you, let’s see if you win too!”

Step Seven: Finish up with some pretty pink ribbon and any other last minute details for the cutest DIY Vday gift!

There you have it! An easy and unique DIY gift that your valentine will always remember!


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