Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blog Hop Day Four: Scratch Tickets


Thanks so much for joining us for the Back to School Blog Hop 2010!

This is my fourth project here at Cards by CG. Today the craft is a Scratch it ticket. If you haven't made your own scratch tickets before.... be prepared to go crazy!!! I know this project is not school themed, but once you learn how to make them, you'll want to whip some up for Halloween, Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday....

Okay, I started with some images from the web, your photos would work too as well as just a layout, just about anything you can set up for a spot to scratch off.

I took my images and edited them in PhotoShop, added text, text effects etc.

I used at 4" x 6" photo paper, so when I cut it in half, it left me with two projects that measured 4" x 3".


Here is a picture of all the scratch tickets I'll make today (a total of 8).


I cut a card stock mat for each measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/2". I used glue runner to attach the mats to the scratch tickets. At this time you'll also want to cover the space that will be the scratch off section with a layer of packing tape. I've found that most any brand will work (it just protects the image from being scratched away by overzealous scratchers).


Okay, here is the fun part. To make the scratch off paint, mix equal parts of dish soap with acrylic paints. Here I used orange, but in the past I've used silver and that really looks like a real scratch ticket! :)

You may need two to three coats of paint, just enough to cover up the image under the paint. The thicker your paint starts, the thicker it will stay when mixed with the soap.



Here is the back of my scratch tickets, I stamped the "Trick of Treat" with a Studio G stamps, printed out the candy corn paper (1 3/4" x 3 3/4") from a picture I found online, then I mounted the whole thing on a strip of white paper (2 1/2" x 4").

Whenever I make these scratch tickets, I add a penny to the project with pop-dots!


That's it I hope you like it!

Thanks for hopping along this blog hop. To win some blog candy from CardsbyCG, please become a follower and leave a comment at the end of this posting. I look forward to hearing what you think of this project!  The blog candy drawing will be held on Monday, August 16th, 2010.




If you want an additional blog candy entry, go back to my post announcing the blog candy
 and leave a comment there:
http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-to-school-blog-hop-blog-candy.html

Feel free to go back and look at the other projects I've posted for the blog-hop. Each comment (one per project) will get you one entry for the blog candy, so comment away.


Blog Hop Day One - Bookmark Reading Logs

Blog-Hop Day Two "Monster Booklets”

Blog-Hop Day Three: Quick Treat Pouches









Here is the blog-hop line-up!
The link (with the school house picture) on the left will take you to the beginning of the line-up.

Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations

Dorcas at 4 Crafty Angels

Cheryl at Cards by CG (That’s me)

Jen at Purplescrapbooker

Carri at abusybee

41 comments:

JD said...

How fun! You have had some great ideas this week! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!!

~ JD ~

Kerri said...

What kid doesn't like scratch offs?! I can see endless possiblities with this idea for my students! Thanks for sharing.

Kerri
www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com

Yvette said...

What a crafty idea. The kids would love that. I will have to try it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

beejay said...

I have never seen these before! Great project, I can't wait to try it!! TFS
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Scrappin' Sista said...

Wow. I definately could see using these for random drawings or when you want to mixes students in groups. You can let the students create a bunch of the cards with matching letters and then pass them out randomly later. The students scratch them and get in groups according to the image on the ticket. TFS

4kids4 said...

Another great idea...this one I haven't seen before...I'm already thinking of ways to use these for my kids...!! TFS!

Carolyn Ruiz said...

what a great idea! i've never made those before but it looks like fun! thanks for the great idea.

Jean said...

These are too neat. I really need to try these.

scrappinmomma said...

Oh My Gosh what a great idea, I can't wait to try making this for my children they would love it.Thanks for the inspiration


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Brenda said...

oh how fun, I can't wait to try these. Love, love, love it

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

These are so stinkin' adorable... I so going to have to make some what a way to do a special gift to anyone that you want them to win the prize (wink wink)

The Scrapbooking Queen

www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

Emily said...

Such a great idea :)

Court said...

How fun! Thanks for the idea!

Heather said...

Great idea!
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Carrie said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Connie Gail said...

What ever made you think of such a fun (and encouraging) idea? Love it! I'm exciting about having some new ideas to play with this week. Your students are gonna love this!

*Star said...

WOW! I have never heard of this before and I think it's great. I can't wait to make these for my kids. TFS and have a great day.

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

That is an INCREDIBLE idea....

MY kids LOVE scratch off tickets...
Now I can make em for their christmas stockings... with little treats on each...

LOVE IT

Melia
wifey7799@gmail.com

emspel said...

What an awesome idea! I need to mark the directions for this. Thanks so much!

Belinda said...

This is a great idea! I bet my sister's students would love scratch off tickets. Thanks for this tip/trick!

Thanks too for becoming a follower at The EmBellished Card (http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com)

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Awesome project. Kids would love it.

Celeste B. said...

This is so extremely creative!!!!! This gives me so many ideas for Valentines Day. I LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!!!!

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Cheryl I have printed these instructions off!!, I have never seen the scratch tickets and love it for so many things. This is on my 'must do this' Thanks.
Cathy S
seashore@telus.net

Deanna said...

Oooohhh! These would make great rewards for students! Will have to try this!
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Patti B said...

How cool. Great for kids as well as adults we like scratch offs too.

VeronicaA said...

What a unique idea. This is my first time seeing this done. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

~Heidi said...

How Cool! Thanks for the idea. I have an uncle who loves scratch tickets. I'll be making him a card this way for sure!

Linda S said...

What a cute idea!! Thanks!

Theresa99 said...

Thanks again for another great project. I never would have thought to make scratch off cards like this! Very cool.

Theresa99 :)

Carol said...

Thanks for such a fun idea. I can see adults and kids both liking those. Thanks for such fun projects.
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cowbelleru said...

I'm sure your students will get a big kick out of these cards. Great job!!

Cristi said...

I think that has to be one of the coolest things I have ever learned how to create. Thank you so much for sharing!!
HUGS

Marionment said...

What a great idea. I have never seen this before. I will have to try it.

Hope said...

How cleaver!!! You are so creative!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us fellow crafters!!!

Got2BCrafting said...

Oh my goodness this is just the cutest idea...where do you come up with this stuff?? I am totally going to do this. TFS.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Liz said...

What a fun idea! I bet these go over great! Definitely going to have to try this one - maybe for Christmas presents.

Kerry said...

Amazing. Who would of thought to make your own scratch tickets (not me). Another project I will have to try. Thank you for sharing this.
mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

AJoy said...

I have never seen these! Too cute! I can see MANY teachers using this idea. Perfect for BTS Blog Hop!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Shana said...

well i never would have thought of that. neat idea.

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- - Sheryl - - said...

I will have to try this - would be great for a fun birthday card. Thanks for the directions.

Nicole said...

Oh wow, what a neat idea!! I'm going to try this.