My husband and I both had birthdays last month, and my daughters made these cute Thumbprint Birthday Cards based on a design they found on Pinterest.
The inspiration for the design was a picture from Cherion Brandon: My Crafty Life, which is a cut out design using stampers. Â My daughters changed it up and use their own thumbprints to decorate the cards, which is a fantastic way to personalize the cards!
They chose to have the cutout design be the age we were turning, but this same techniqueÂ would work for any simple design like a heart or flower.
- Cardstock in two colors
- Silhouette Cameo
- Stamp pads in various colors
- Use the Silhouette to cut out the pattern on a piece of colored cardstockÂ about 5 x 12 inches. Â Fold the cardstockÂ in half so the design is on the front.
- Take a light colored piece of cardstockÂ and cut it to be just a little bit smaller than the front of the card.
- Use colored stamp pads and your fingers to cover the smaller piece of cardstockÂ in a variety of bright colors.
- Glue the colorful design to the inside of the card so that the thumbprintsÂ show through the cut out design on the front of the card.
- Use the markers to write your message inside.
On the inside the girls then wrote a list of memorable events on that took place in during the year of our birth. The resulting cards were gorgeous, and a big hit with the entire family!
22 thoughts on “Thumbprint Birthday Cards”
I love the way this came out. I never would have guessed they were thumb prints! Very nice!
I love that! It’s really pretty and a great way to add a personal touch!
That is such a neat idea. I love keepsake cards and i KNOW grandparents love keepsake cards too.
That is a cute idea! I love how they did it for your age. I know my inlaws would enjoy getting one of these cards.
Wow! This is such a beautiful way to make a very personal gift. I love it!
Very nice – I love the personal touch using the kids thumb prints. Thumb prints is really a great way to add a personal touch.
What a neat idea! I’ll have to see if my boys will join me in making something like this for their grandparents this year. We just might cut a different shape out rather than their ages.
What a cute idea! I love the way they came out and that they’re so personal!
These turned out so adorable! I need to make some with my kids!
What a beautiful card and idea! I don’t have a silhouette but I’m totally trying this! And I’m super impressed with how thoughtful your daughter is….pinning this for Mother’s Day for our parents!
I love this idea for cards. The home made cards are always the best!
Happy belated birthday! My husband turns 50 this year and I just passed 52 in January. We feel so lucky to have a wonderful life.! The cards are great . Your daughter is very crafty!
What a cute idea. This would make great gifts for grandparents.
Those did turn out cute. I love that they actually made something they found on Pinterest. I tend to pin things but rarely make them (oy! how silly, I know!).
Wow that is and awesome idea! I am going to have my grandchildren make a Mother’s Day card like this. Thanks for the great idea.
This is absolutely gorgeous and creative
This is such a beautiful, meaningful way to create a handmade card! I am so inspired to make cards again! Thank you!
Good old pinterest eh? It really is chockabloack with fab ideas (some not so fab but still!)
These cards are so lovely and personal, I’m not surprised they were a big hit.
What a great idea. Cute cards.
I love all the colors in the thumbprints. What a wonderful keepsake this is!
What a great craft! I pinned it AND have selected it to by my Editor’s Pick from the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. You will be featured this week (we go live Tues eve at 7pm ET) Congrats!
I love things like this. I love when my kids make cards that are personalized and I’ve kept all the cards my kids have made for me.