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

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Merry christmas thumbprint cards.

 

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.

A person is putting a pink dot on a piece of paper.

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

A drawing of christmas lights on a piece of paper.

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.

A person drawing two brown dogs on a piece of paper.

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!

Two reindeer are kissing on a piece of paper.

Santa

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

A person is holding a red rubber stamp on a piece of paper.

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.

A drawing of a santa claus on a piece of paper.

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!

 

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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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