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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 jill arganda October 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I am facebook fan.

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2 jill arganda October 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I like to do all sorts of crafts that involve my kids. They love it too

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3 Carmen October 7, 2010 at 3:18 pm

My most frequent craft is crocheting or knitting - because I can do that curled up on the couch while Dh is watching Tv. I also make all my own cards for birthday, anniversaries and other special occasions - so this prize pack would come in handy!

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4 Carmen October 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I'm subscribed (RSS)

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5 Dawn October 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I'm subscribed e-mail

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6 Dawn October 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I'm a facebook fan

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7 Dawn October 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I love scrapbooking!

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8 Amber October 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I'm a facebook fan!

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9 melissa thompson October 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I make cards and scrapbook

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10 Amber October 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I receive your email updates

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11 melissa thompson October 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

im a facebook fan

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12 melissa thompson October 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I get your emails

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13 Amber October 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I enjoy scrapbooking...when I have time...too bad I'm 3 1/2 years behind on my books...

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14 Caitie October 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I like to scrapbook when I have time!

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15 sheree October 7, 2010 at 4:41 pm

jewelry making

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16 Jen Grasky October 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I create scrapbooks. I just started when my son was born. I made my 1st scrapping book for his 1st year and continue to make more.

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17 Alicia October 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I most often write cards.

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18 Danielle E. October 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I do crochet mostly.

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19 christine October 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

i love scrapbooking and card making!!

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20 Tisha October 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I am an email subscriber

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21 christine October 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I am a facebook fan.

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22 Tisha October 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I do a little bit of scrapbooking, but mostly jewelry making

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23 Kory October 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm

I like paper crafts of all sorts. I could coat just about anything in mod podge & cover it with cool paper. I love using scrapbook paper to make envelopes and decorations. It is so easy to make everything a little more special!

Fun giveaway! I hope I win and I get the kit in pink. It would be like Christmas in October!

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24 Danielle E. October 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm
25 Kory October 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I am an RSS subscriber!

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26 Kory October 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I'm a facebook fan!

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27 Danielle E. October 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Joined Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook

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28 Jenna October 7, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I love to scrapbook! At least I did more often before 1 kids!

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29 Jenna October 7, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I am a fan of yours on Facebook!

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30 Jenna October 7, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I follow both jennaod Enter to win 1 of 3 @Elmers Craft Prize Packs from @DealSeekingMom: http://bit.ly/9UA4yyon Twitter and tweeted:

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31 Jenna October 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I subscribe to your daily emails.

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32 Jm October 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I'm a scrapbooker and I subscribe via e-mail.

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33 Kory October 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I got so excited about the prize, I didn't notice that it isn't Wednesday anymore! Doh! Sorry. Hopefully Elmer's will be nice enough to have you give away 3 more craft packs next week.

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34 Jennifer October 7, 2010 at 5:21 pm

um... I am NOT crafty at all, but I would love the supplies to start!

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35 Jennifer October 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I like you on facebook

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36 Jennifer October 7, 2010 at 5:22 pm

E-mail subscriber

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37 Amy P October 7, 2010 at 5:26 pm

I subscribe through email.

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38 Amy P October 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

I make my own cards! Everyone loves them!

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39 Karen October 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

My favorite craft is scrapbooking.

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40 Karen October 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

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41 Helen October 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I mostly do digital scrapbooking and quilting.

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42 Helen October 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I've already joined your Facebook page

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43 Amelia October 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I do scrapbooking most often and would LOVE to win!! Thanks for the chance!

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44 Mary Clinton October 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I am a subscriber to your emails

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45 Joyce October 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I do whatever it is my daughters feel like doing, lol. MOstly just creating fun pieces of art, the occasional scrapbook, and lots of presents for grandparents and friends.

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46 Mary Clinton October 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I am a member of your FB page

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47 Joyce October 7, 2010 at 5:53 pm

DSM follower on facebook

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48 Joyce October 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Email subscriber!!!

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49 Mandy October 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

My favorite craft is probably scrapbooking but with many little hands around and very little room I don't get much of it done. I also enjoy crocheting and cross-stitch and I get more of that done. Cool idea for the envelopes! :)

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50 Kathy October 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Love to make homemade cards and gifts this would be great for that

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