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Win-It Wednesday: Elmer’s Craft Prize Pack (3 Winners!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 6, 2010 · 792 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!


Elmer's recently sent me a box full of their new crafting products that are available at Walmart and challenged me to come up with a craft that fits my blog's topic. So what did I create? A cute and useful coupon envelope to replace the ratty envelopes I've been using every week!

It's really easy to make -- in fact, I'm dying to go make one for every store I shop right now, but I have to write this post first, LOL.

So here's what you need:

  • Envelope Template
  • Decorative Paper
  • X-Acto Self Healing Mat
  • X-Acto Knife
  • X-Acto Scissors
  • X-Acto Straight Edge Ruler

Optional:

  • Letter Stickers
  • X-Acto Circle Cutter
  • Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick

My first step was to print this envelope template on a heavy piece of paper to use as a pattern. I used the straight edge, X-Acto knife, and scissors to cut out the template very precisely.

Next I used the template to draw the pattern for the envelope on the back of my decorative paper, and then cut it out using the X-Acto Knife, straight edge, and scissors. I found that the scissors work best for the rounded corners.

Lightly score the dotted lines as indicated on the template on the inside of the envelope. This will make folding a neat edge much easier. Then fold in the sides and bottom flap.

Apply glue to each side flap and fold the bottom flap up to stick them together. As you can see in the photo, I attempted to use the scrapbooking tape for this, but it's not really strong enough to form a good bond. I recommend using the Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick for this step.

I then decided to add a little extra color to my envelope, so I cut out some circles using the X-Acto Circle Cutter. This little gadget is amazing! I couldn't cut a neat circle for anything, and this made it so simple.

Apply the circles to the envelope, and then I added some letter stickers to make it obvious that this is my CVS coupon envelope. Didn't it turn out cute?

These would make such a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for your favorite couponing friend, or they'd be perfect for making an envelope budget a little more fun!

Elmer's will be selecting one blogger participating in the Elmer's Crafting Challenge to receive $1,000 to donate to the charity of his or her choice. The winning craft will be selected based on the level of creativity and innovation demonstrated in the craft. Whether I win or not, I enjoyed this project so much, and I hope many of you will try your hand at it too!

Three lucky Deal Seeking Mom winners will each receive an Elmer's Prize Pack that includes:

  • 4-pack X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors
  • X-ACTO Self Healing Mat
  • X-ACTO Retractable Craft Knife
  • X-ACTO Craft Swivel Knife
  • Craft Bond Scrapbooking Tape: Repositionable
  • Craft Bond Extra Strength Glue Stick
  • Craft Bond Wet & Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
  • Craft Bond Permanent Tape Runner

To enter, tell me what kind of crafting you do most often. Are you a scrapbooker, creating lifelong memories, or perhaps you make seasonal crafts year round?

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What kind of crafting do you do most often?

2. Join the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Follow @DealSeekingMom and @Elmers on Twitter and tweet the following. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment with the link to your tweet!

Enter to win 1 of 3 @Elmers Craft Prize Packs from @DealSeekingMom: http://bit.ly/9UA4yy

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(3) Elmer's Craft Prize Packs, as described above

This giveaway ends at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, 10/7 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 792 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ashley p. October 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

i'm on your facebook

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2 MelissaK October 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I enjoy lots of crafts, but my favorite is scrapbooking to preserve family history and memories!

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3 MelissaK October 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I subscribe via email

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4 MelissaK October 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm

I am a fan on facebook

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5 Christina October 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I am a scrapbooker and cardmaker. This set would be awesome. Thanks for the give away!

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6 Christina October 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I am an email subscriber.

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7 Britnee Torres October 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I enjoy doing easy crafts with my two year old she enjoys to color and glue things =)

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8 Shamara D October 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I love scrapbooking and these would be wonderful tools to use!

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9 Shamara D October 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Im a follower on facebook

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10 Shamara D October 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Im new to twitter but I think I got it!!!

http://twitter.com/heymayza

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11 Shamara D October 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I subscribe to your email!

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12 Lina October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I probably do paper crafting most often, but I wish I had more time to make more handmade cards and to scrapbook.

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13 Stacey October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I am a follower on Facebook.

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14 Lina October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I'm a fan on FB!

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15 Stacey October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I subscribe via e-mail.

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16 Lina October 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I'm subscribed to your email RSS feed!

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17 Stacey October 7, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I enjoy scrapbooking.

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18 Sherri B October 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

I am a scrapbooker!!!

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19 Christina October 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

I sew most often, but also do paper crafts with the kids.

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20 Katherine October 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

I love to make jewelry and I have also started making my own decorations for Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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21 Deborah October 8, 2010 at 10:28 am

Love this! I make my own envelopes all the time! Right now I am making hair ribbons like crazy..but I love making my envelopes too!

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22 Rebecca October 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Love to try new crafts with my kids.

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23 Erica B. October 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Love making decor items for my home and dress up costumes for my girls.

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24 Julie Nguy October 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I'm a subscriber. Thanks!

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25 katie October 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I scrapbook the most.

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26 katie October 11, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I recieve your emails everyday

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27 Nicole October 13, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I love to craft.

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28 Nicole October 13, 2010 at 8:55 pm

email subscriber

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29 Jennifer October 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

I don't often craft....because I don't have awesome tools! I would be thrilled to get some so I could be more creative.

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30 Jennifer October 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

i'm already a forum member

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31 Jennifer October 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

i subscribe via email

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32 Kristi G. October 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

I love to scrapbook. Just wish I had more time to do it! Thanks!

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33 Kristi G. October 14, 2010 at 12:34 am

I am a subscriber.

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34 Kristi G. October 14, 2010 at 12:35 am

I follow you on facebook.

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35 Sara B. October 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I love to knit. I've been crafty since Jr. High. I love to make gifts for family and friends. I've also have made Christmas cards and both of little ones birthday party invitations.

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36 Keonte' October 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I should've known you'd create something so fabulous.

Instead of wasting money on all the coupon organizers I lose, this is a great solution.

The paper is cute. Nice and simple craft.

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37 BenSpark October 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

An interesting concept and craft project. How soon after actual use did that get messed up. I've gone through about 4 coupon carriers and that looks like it would get mangled in my care. :-)

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38 angela October 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

i love all crafts. sewing is my favorite

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39 Pat October 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

I am a crafter at will, whatever is cute or fun and something I can do with the kids, without a huge investment- I jump at, most anything holidayish and just fun.

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40 Pat October 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

liker on facebook

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41 Pat October 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

Rss subscriber via goodle reader

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42 Pat October 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

member of the fourms

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