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I love these cute Thumbprint Christmas cards! They are so easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in making and sending cards & presents. Make these cute & easy Thumbprint Christmas Cards - DIY Holiday cards your kids can make - includes directions for thumbprint Santa, thumbprint Christmas lights and thumbprint reindeer. #DIYcrafts #thumbprintcards #christmascards #holidaycards

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The holiday season is approaching fast! My teenage daughter Eleanor made these thumbprint Christmas cards for a Christmas craft.

I love these cute Thumbprint Christmas cards! They are so easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in making and sending cards & presents. Make these cute & easy Thumbprint Christmas Cards - DIY Holiday cards your kids can make - includes directions for thumbprint Santa, thumbprint Christmas lights and thumbprint reindeer. #DIYcrafts #thumbprintcards #christmascards #holidaycards

 

They are adorable, and only took her about half an hour to make from start to finish.  Here is how she did it.

Supplies

Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199)Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199)Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Petal Point Option Inkpad 8-Color, PinwheelClearsnap ColorBox Pigment Petal Point Option Inkpad 8-Color, PinwheelSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 CountSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count

String of Lights Card

This card is my favorite!  To make it Eleanor took card stock and as many different colored stamp pads as she could find.  She made finger prints in a line down and across the card, using a different color for each thumbprint.

Making Thumbprints

Then she took a silver sharpie and swirly circles at the base of each thumb print and a wire in between the lights.

String of Christmas Lights made out of thumbprints - I love these cute Thumbprint Christmas cards! They are so easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in making and sending cards & presents.

This card does take a little more time than the other ones because of the constant washing ink off your thumbs to change colors, but it is worth the effort!

Kissing Reindeer

For this design each reindeer is made out of two thumbprints, one for the body and one for the head.  The trick is to place them close enough so that the two head are touching.

Thumbprint reindeer kissing - I love these cute Thumbprint Christmas cards! They are so easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in making and sending cards & presents.

Then Eleanor used a black Sharpie to draw in faces, antlers and legs.  This would be the perfect design for a card for a special someone!

Make these cute & easy Thumbprint Christmas Cards - DIY Holiday cards your kids can make - includes directions for thumbprint Santa, thumbprint Christmas lights and thumbprint reindeer. #DIYcrafts #thumbprintcards #christmascards #holidaycards

Santa

Of course you have to make a Santa thumb print!  This design starts with a red stamp pad.

Making thumbprints

The thumb is used to make Santa’s fat body, and then either the side of the thumb or a smaller finger is used for Santa’s hat.

Thumbprint Santa - I love these cute Thumbprint Christmas cards! They are so easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in making and sending cards & presents.

The details like his beard and legs she drew in with the black and silver sharpie.

After she finished the stamping she wrote simple Christmas messages in Sharpie to finish the cards.  There are many other designs you could come up with too!  With black card stock an angel or a snowman should be easy to create.  It would be a fun project for younger kids too, since they could do the the thumbprints and let an adult fill in the details for a collaborative Christmas craft.

Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199)Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199)Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment Petal Point Option Inkpad 8-Color, PinwheelClearsnap ColorBox Pigment Petal Point Option Inkpad 8-Color, PinwheelSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 CountSharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12 Count

Don’t forget to check out all my Christmas projects, like Melted Crayon Christmas Ornaments, Candy Christmas Trees and a Dog Treat Wreath!

 

By on November 5th, 2016

13 thoughts on “Thumbprint Christmas Cards”

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this idea, what a fun craft! I’ll definitely be pinning this to my Christmas board! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to invite you to share your post at my 2014 Christmas Homemaking Hop Linky Party. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Hi there Anne, I love that your eighteen yr old was made these adorable cards. Aren’t sharpie pens just magical?! I am a bit of a card/letter loving gal, all things stationery related really, so I just love when I hear about others who love putting pen to paper. Lovely to meet you.

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