Wednesday, March 2, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Thumbprint Cards

Step #1:  Wrangle 16 month old.  Paint her thumb and press it on the card in groups of 4.  Wipe the rest of her off, which is now covered with paint.  Sigh.  Pray.  Wonder why in the world I didn't use ink instead of paint!!  Repeat #1 for as many cards as you plan to make.

Step #2:  Put the girl to bed.  Repeat #1 with almost 5 year old - not nearly as much wrangling required.


Step #3:  Have the boy draw stems on the groups of 4 thumbprints, making them look at least a little like 4-leaf clovers.


Step #4:  If your kiddo is older, they can write it themself, but I stamped a few words on the front and inside, and had J sign his name to all of them.  Here's how a few of them turned out....


The ones for Jackson's teachers look like this on the inside...


And the ones for family look like this (if you are a family member who might be receiving one of these in the next week or so, please feign surprise and excitement if it is hand delivered)....


Step #5:  Wonder why I was so intent on using thumbs and not fingers?  I think fingers would have been easier.

I certainly could have made these cuter by adding embellishments or using scrapbook paper, but the goal for these were to make them simple and kid-friendly - I think they turned out cute!

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13 comments:

A Vintage Green said...

Those cards are so sweet. I'm a retired teacher and the teacher card definitely would bring a tear and a sniffle and a big smile. As a grandma give the artist's a big hug, the family card is a winner.

Nicole said...

I love this. I think the simplicity makes it sincere and extra sweet. Great thinking!

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Hey Angie! Thank you for all the sweet comments, and to answer your question, I found that rug at Pottery Barn on sale for $62!!! I snatched it up real quick! Hope you come and visit soon!

Jackie said...

I love reading your blog, Angie! It is, by far, my most favorite that I read! Thanks for writing!

sherwin.rachel said...

They are super cute! You are my crafty-project hero! :)

SAS Interiors said...

What a great idea for a card!!! Love it. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Spotlight. Have a great weekend!

~Jenna, SAS Interiors
www.sasinteriors.net

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I love it! What a special "touch". :) Thanks for linking up!

Happy Home Fairy said...

This is adorable! Thank you for such a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day!

CraftySix said...

Very cute! May have to try this with my kiddos!

Misty said...

Cute idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Paper Crafts Linky Party"!

Rachel said...

How sweet that you used your kiddos actual thumbprints! The recipients will cherish these cards for many years! Great project idea for the kids!

Stopping by from Night Owl Crafts!
Rachel@ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

The Activity Mom said...

super cute!

Green Door Girl said...

what a cute card and great activity with kids! Thanks for linking up with Saturday Spotlight

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