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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


  • 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?


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:

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.

(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!

{ 793 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cheryl October 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Scrapbooking photos and cards.


2 Cheryl October 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

DSM FB fan.


3 Angie Randolph October 7, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I subscribe through my email to your newsletter


4 Angie Randolph October 7, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I am also a facebook fan!


5 Angie Randolph October 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I do crafts year round-whether its seasonal,or just for fun I love every aspect of crafting! I have been crafting for many years,and could use these supplies so bad!


6 Elaine October 7, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I do a little bit of jewelry making.


7 Debbie October 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm

I do decorative painting mostly, would love to own this set. Thanks


8 Kris Kirby October 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I crack down and create yearly scrapbooks for the grandparents each year in addition to regular craft projects with my daughter.


9 Angie Hoar October 7, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I do a little scrapbooking for my kids photos and milestones. Wish I had time to do more and take some classes. This is such a great giveaway!


10 Angie Hoar October 7, 2010 at 6:40 pm

I'm already an email subscriber.


11 Jackie October 7, 2010 at 6:50 pm

I'm an email subscriber and would love to win!


12 Jackie October 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I'm a scrapbookin card maker and would love some new supplies!


13 Sylvia October 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

I like to make greeting cards


14 Sylvia October 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I subscribe by email


15 Gina October 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

making my own cards


16 Chelle October 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I mostly make art and jewelry crafts.


17 Chelle October 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I am a member of the Deal Seeking Mom community on Facebook.


18 Chelle October 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I subscribe to your email feed.


19 Chelle October 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I follow DSM and Elmers on Twitter......

Tweet tweet:


20 Chrysse Baker October 7, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I most often scrapbook, its just to find the time. This would be cool to win.


21 Claire October 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I attempt at making homemade cards, etc. for family and friends. The Elmer's Prize Pack would really help me make them more polished.


22 Jenice Detro October 7, 2010 at 7:29 pm

This is a great package! I would love to add it to my scrapbook collection.


23 susan October 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I love finding ways to use my craft materials and leftover items like jars, boxes etc to make xmas gifts out of. Old candle wax and new wicks melt together to make great candles too! I would love this kit to make those neat little envelopes to keep all my coupons for each store seperate.


24 b mom October 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

love to make cards and gifts -
cute products, look forward to trying them!


25 b mom October 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

FB fan and email subscriber!


26 Steph October 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Decoupage and furniture re-dos!


27 Steph October 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm
28 Steph October 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm

i am a fan on FB, last name woodson


29 Steph October 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

i subscribe via email


30 lori October 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I am working on scrapbooks for my two sons.


31 Linnie October 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I get your emails, and would love to add this to my craft room of goodies! :)


32 Melissa October 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

I like to do scrap books with my photos!


33 Melissa October 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I am a subscriber!


34 Cindy October 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm

I enjoy scrapbooking


35 Cindy October 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Like on FB!


36 Cindy October 7, 2010 at 8:39 pm

Email subscriber as well


37 Linda Yuengel October 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Awesome ideas - great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


38 michelle October 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm

like on facebook...what a great way to make the coupons fun


39 Shane Davis October 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I'm a fan on fb. :o)


40 Shane Davis October 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I hope to win. I wish I could be a little more creative. I just started scrap booking last Decemeber. I'm about half way thru my very first scrap book. I'm also an Independent Consultant for a company that sells high quality cooking tools and I make fliers and brochures for my customers.


41 Shane Davis October 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I subscribe via email.


42 Shirley October 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I make items like Trash to Treasure from lots of things.


43 Trisha Lynn October 7, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I scrapbook!


44 Trisha Lynn October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I like you on FB!


45 Trisha Lynn October 7, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I subscribe by email!


46 lynne powell October 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I dabble in a number of crafts. I also work in a classroom with elementary kids, and always I'm on the lookout for good value, fun projects & more.


47 karen October 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Crafts with my daughter, mostly painting.


48 karen October 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm

already an email subscriber


49 ashley p. October 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

i love nature decorating


50 ashley p. October 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm

i'm on your rss


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