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

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 6, 2010 · 793 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!

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1 Summer October 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

I'm an RSS subscriber

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2 Summer October 7, 2010 at 11:52 am

I'm with you on FB

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3 Alicia October 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

I don't craft to much yet but I am dying to learn how to sew w/my 'new' machine.

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4 Beth October 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm

I love to make cards!

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5 Beth October 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I subscribe via email.

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6 Catalina October 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Some of the crafts I enjoy making are photo collages for family and friends. I also recently started doing papercrafts, which I really enjoy.

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7 Stephanie October 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I'm a subscriber! :)

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8 Stephanie October 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I'm on facebook fan!

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9 Stephanie October 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I personalize gift wrapping paper!

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10 Susan Salerno October 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I make gift baskets.

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11 Susan Salerno October 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I am a fan on FB

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12 Catalina October 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I subscribe to your feed via email.

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13 Susan Salerno October 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I subscribe via e-mail.

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14 mila October 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm

subscribed rss

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15 Catalina October 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I have joined the Deal Seeking Mom community on facebook.

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16 mila October 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

emergency crafting :)

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17 Debbie October 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I do mosaic, but I like Mila's notion of emergency crafting :)

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18 Ashley October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Scrapbooking all the way! I love to make pages, cards, invitations, journals, bookmarks, etc...

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19 Ashley October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Facebook!

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20 Ashley October 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Email subscriber!

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21 Kathy Temples October 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I don't do any crafts but would love to give this a try with my daughter.

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22 Rebecca M. October 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I have started offering free "coffee and coupons" nights at my home for the women (and some men) in our neighborhood. Almost NO ONE I know uses coupons like I do, and they have all been asking how I do it. So during our meetings, I am teaching them how to use coupons and get the most for their money. I would love this kit so that I can make the cute envelopes like you did and give them to my friends and neighbors to store their coupons in!

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23 Samantha October 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm

I am a liker on FB!

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24 Mercedes October 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I mostly cross stitch and knit, but I do enjoy making my own cards!

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25 Jessica W October 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I subscribe to your RSS feed

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26 Jessica W October 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I follow you on Facebook

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27 Jessica W October 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I love to decoupage!

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28 dana behne October 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm

scrapbooking

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29 Erin Lundvall October 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I am a scrapbooker

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30 Erin Lundvall October 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I am a facebook fan

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31 Erin L. October 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I get your emails

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32 Charity October 7, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I love to scrapbook!

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33 sherry October 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

We make cards.

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34 sherry October 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I'm subscribed via email

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35 leisibeth lozano October 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Im a fan on face book

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36 deb October 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I make cards.

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37 jamie October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I mostly do kids crafts (with the kids of course) but I think these tools would also be great for cutting coupons

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38 jamie October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Follow DSM on FB (jamiejudy)

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39 jamie October 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

follow you and elmers and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/jjudy04/status/26670677153

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40 jamie October 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

email subscriber

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41 Claire October 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I tend to do posterboards for school.

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42 Claire October 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

subscribing via email

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43 Desiree October 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

My 20 yr old daughter loves to scrapbook. She would be thrilled if I won this!

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44 Desiree October 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Email subscriber

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45 DS October 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I'm a Facebook fan.

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46 DS October 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I like scrapbooking.

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47 Carrie October 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I'm a scrapbooker, although I haven't touched my supplies since I was pregnant (or 2 years +). I would love to get back into it tho.

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48 Carrie October 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

I am also a facebook follower.

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49 Susan October 7, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I am an email subscriber

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50 Dinah October 7, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I like to make cards

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