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Thumbprint Birthday Cards

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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.

Thumbprint Birthday Cards - These cute cards are made by cutting out numbers and decorating the cut outs with thumbprints.  A cute way to personalize a card!

The inspiration for the design was a picture from Cherion Brandon: My Crafty Life, which is a cut out design using stampers.  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 technique would work for any simple design like a heart or flower.

Thumbprint Birthday Cards - These cute cards are made by cutting out numbers and decorating the cut outs with thumbprints.  A cute way to personalize a card!

Supplies:

  • Cardstock in two colors
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Stamp pads in various colors
  • Markers

Directions:

  1. Use the Silhouette to cut out the pattern on a piece of colored cardstock about 5 x 12 inches.  Fold the cardstock in half so the design is on the front.
  2. Take a light colored piece of cardstock and cut it to be just a little bit smaller than the front of the card.
  3. Use colored stamp pads and your fingers to cover the smaller piece of cardstock in a variety of bright colors.
  4. Glue the colorful design to the inside of the card so that the thumbprints show through the cut out design on the front of the card.
  5. Use the markers to write your message inside.

Personalized birthday card

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!

Thumbprint Birthday Cards - These cute cards are made by cutting out numbers and decorating the cut outs with thumbprints.  A cute way to personalize a card!

By on April 24th, 2015

22 thoughts on “Thumbprint Birthday Cards”

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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!).

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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!

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