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Scratch and Win | Valentine's Day Card Ideas

Scratch and Win

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

Everyone can hit the jackpot with these lottery-inspired valentines featuring messages hidden beneath scratch-off hearts.


  • Metallic acrylic paint
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Disposable container
  • Foam brush
  • Clear contact paper
  • Templates
  • Card stock
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • 3-D paint pens


  1. To make 36 hearts, combine 2 tablespoons of metallic acrylic paint and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid in a disposable container. With a foam brush, paint a thin coating of the mixture onto the nonadhesive side of a 13-inch square of clear contact paper. When the coating is dry, add two more coats, letting each dry thoroughly.
  2. Next, download our templates. Print the Lucky Lotto page onto card stock and cut out the tickets. Using our heart template as a guide, cut hearts from the painted contact paper.
  3. Write a message on the right-hand side of each ticket. Peel the backing from a painted heart and stick it in place over the note. If you like, glue each ticket to a 3- by 6-inch rectangle of card stock and decorate it with 3-D paint pens.

More messages:

You're priceless

You're a winner

Our friendship is worth a million bucks