Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DIY Fingerprint Thank You Notes (Nap Time Pursuits Link Up)

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'Tis the season for gratitude!

This week, I am taking some time to prep homemade thank you cards so I can be ready to acknowledge all the wonderful gifts and blessings we've been given this Christmas season.  These DIY Fingerprint Thank You Notes come together in a snap and feature talking snowmen. I wanted to make something wintery, but not too Christmasy. I also like a touch of whimsy and I think I am pretty clever, hence the speech bubbles.

Using fingerprints and ink pads is such a simple way to great a very personal and homemade stationary. I have this amazing book, "Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book."

The book has endless ideas for making art from your fingerprints.  It is such a great craft resource on my book shelf. (Everyone should order a copy right now for the New Year!)

These fingerprint thank you notes take just a few minutes to put together. You can customize the speech bubble on the front and write your words of gratitude on the inside.

You will need:
A selection of colored Sharpies or other markers for embellishing
Light blue ink pad (I love the Ink It Up! ink pads from A.C. Moore. I used "French Blue.")
Blank note cards and envelopes (Or even paper folded into a card)

  1. Stamp your snowman using your fingers (or your kids fingers, if they cooperate.). I used my thumb for the bottom snowball, my index figure for the middle and my pinkie for the top.
  2. Then embellish. Add eyes, a carrot nose, arms, a scarf, a hat and of course, some coal buttons. Then had the speech bubble. Some cute things your snowman could say:

"I loved it!"
"You made my day!"
" You know who rocks? YOU!"
"That gift made me melt."

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! And thanks for reading Yoke!

1 comment:

  1. This is adorable. My son would love this. Thanks for sharing!