For a while now I've been pondering what to send out with orders from my shop as a thank you to my customers. I already add little goodies and product samples, but I wanted something extra special and super fun. And of course something that will encourage those lovely customers to perhaps come back for another visit.
So, I came up with Clara scratch cards.
I decided upon five different "prizes" for my scratch cards:
- 10% off your next order
- 20% off your next order
- free shipping on your next order
- a £5 voucher to my shop
- and the grand prize, a £20 voucher to my shop
Every order will receive a random scratch card, and you could win any of the above prizes. How awesome is that?
And today I'm going to show you how I made them...
I chose Moo's MiniCards because they are the perfect size for where I want to attach my scratch cards (I'll show you that in a few photos time).
And because you can print a different image on every card, it was super easy to put a different code on each scratch card. Perfect.
The back of the cards contain the information you need to redeem your goodie.
So once the cards arrived, it was time to create the actual scratch off portion. And you know what - it's actually super easy.
After my initial tests, I decided to go the sticky backed plastic route - neater, cleaner & infinitely quicker.
You will need...
- sticky backed plastic/contact paper
- acrylic paint
- washing up liquid/dish washing liquid
- paint roller
- minicards/any other cards
Mix one part washing up liquid (I used fairy) to two parts acrylic paint. I have no idea how this makes it scratch-off -able, but magically it does!
Most scratch cards tend to use metallic paint, but I really wanted to use orange so that it would match in with my Clara branding. And it seemed to work just fine.
Then rather than paint the individual cards, it's much quicker to paint a large sheet of sticky backed plastic with your mixture, (I used a roller to get a smoother finish). I painted about four layers, but this will depend on the colour & thickness of your paint. As long as it covers the writing underneath one or two layers of paint might be sufficient.
Slice your painted plastic into managable strips.
Cut it into whatever size pieces you want for your scratch cards. I foolishly chose to do rounded corners, which although look pretty are very time consuming to cut!
Peel off the paper backing, and stick onto your cards.
Voila! Scratch cards.
I told you it was super easy!
Then repeat one hundred times!
And then test one out because it's really fun, and you'll be totally impressed with yourself.
"Thank you I suppose..." said Clara.
I'm going to attach my scratch cards to the notecards I already send out with orders. I think they look pretty cute with Clara pointing at them and being stroppy.
But I'm wondering whether it would be even nicer to send them out with coins attached too. Especially to overseas orders. What do you think? Awesome or unnecessary?
So, there you go. Super duper easy peasy make your own scratch cards.
Clara scratch cards will start going out with orders this week, so if you want in on the action (and a chance to win the grand £20 voucher prize) definitely head to the shop.
And you know what, Moo were so impressed by my simple transformation of their minicards they mentioned them in their March newsletter. Cool, huh?!
Want to see something awesome? Here is @cupcakes4clara's super-duper easy-peasy make your own scratch cards tutorial. http://bit.ly/yrDQaV Click to tweet