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.

A birthday card with 50 thumbprint designs.

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.

A collage of pictures of a child making thumbprint birthday cards.


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


  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.

A thumbprint birthday card with the words '1964' written on it.

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!

Two thumbprint birthday cards numbered 50 and 51.


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22 thoughts on “Thumbprint Birthday Cards”

  1. 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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