It’s Spring Break week here in the Land O’Chaos, so I’m going to be posting some of my favorite Easter entries from the past (with a new post or two thrown in, of course!). We made these cute thumbprint cards last year and I still love the bright colors of the paper and the fact that the thumbprint part was pure hooligans, not me.
To make these, you’ll need some simple supplies:
- Ink pad(s)…we used Daffodil Delight and Sahara Sand
- Fine-tip markers for adding details
- White cardstock
- Printed scrapbook paper…I love the colors in Stampin’ Up’s International Bazaar DSP
- Border punches…optional, but they add a bit of pizzazz!
For both cards, I cut white cardstock into 4-1/4” x 2” strips. For the thumb-bunny cards, the kids pressed a print from their thumb for the face, then the sides of their pinkies for the ears. I then bit my tongue and sat on my hands and allowed the eldest to add pink to the ears and nose, blue eyes, and black whiskers and mouth. Oh, and a bowtie to finish them. I drew the tie.
I cut a large egg shape from cardstock, leaving one side as a folded edge. We used that as a template to cut the card bases from 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” pieces, folded in half. We also traced the template onto the DSP and cut those, using them to completely cover the front of the card base. After punching along either side of the thumbprint piece, we punched two other borders from Rich Razzleberry and layered all that onto the DSP.
Inside I wrote “Thumb-bunnies love you! Have a blessed Easter!”
The kids thought these were fun to make, although they would have preferred getting as many of my stamps dirty in as many different color inks as possible, but this was something everyone could help with and still have a card that people won’t mind displaying in their homes. Hopefully.