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Easy and Fun Fingerprint Christmas Card

Seasons Greetings! I am sharing this Kids Craft project that is totally up my alley because my children and I make crafts together all the time. So my daughter and I put on our thinking caps and came up with this sweet Christmas Lights card. 

A cute and fun handmade christmad card featuring strings of Christmas lights created by inked fingerprints.

A girl draws a squiggly green line across a piece of white cardstock to represent a string for Christmas lights.

Step 1

I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4". My daughter (Miss R) created the "string" for the lights with a Cottage Ivy Memento Marker. She drew just one across the top. And you can see her chosen colors for the "lights" in the photo.

A girl uses Memento DewDrop inkopads in mulitple colors to make fingerprints on a piece of white cardstock to represent Christmas lights.

Step 2

Using her index finger, Miss R first dipped into Lady Bug Memento Ink and stamped it a couple of times on the light string. Next, she used a different finger in Dandelion Memento Ink. We made sure to flip the cardstock over so that her lights were going in several directions. She then used Tangelo, Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue, Grape Jelly, and Rose Bud ink. By now, her fingers were nice and inky!

The sentiment "Merry Christmas" is stamped in green between two images of christmas light strings created with multi-colored inked fingerprints and markers.

Step 3

We decided to stamp a sentiment in the center of the card and have another light strand below it. We chose a script "Merry Christmas" and inked it up with Cottage Ivy ink. After the sentiment was done, she drew her second string and began applying the fingerprint lights again.

A girl applies GooseBumps texture medium to her handmade card featuring a string of Christmas lights.

Step 4

You can easily just stop with that step and mount the piece on to a card base and be done, but Miss R and I always like to take things to the next level. We thought the lights needed some shine. So I opened up my bottle of GooseBumps, and Miss R painted on some shine to each and every light. We decided it was best to dab on the GooseBumps, rather than brush it on. It added the extra dimension.

A child mounts tape onto her handmade Christmas card featuring strings of Christmas lights and a red cardstcok card base.

Step 5

We chose to use a red card base, but she wanted more....sparkle! And I couldn't deny her glitter. Using Tear It Tape, she applied a line of it at the top and bottom of the card. Please note, the inked layer is not yet adhered to the card base. It's just placed on the card for reference. We didn't want to take a chance that the GooseBumps weren't fully dried and would then get covered in glitter.

A child applies glitter to a taped area of cardstock in the process of making her handmade Christmas card.

Step 6

Miss R chose a gold micro glitter, and I thought it was the perfect color. She sprinkled it on, patted it down a bit and tapped off the excess. After repeating this on the other side, we adhered the inked layer to the card base and voila! Card complete!




by Alison Heikkila




30 minutes

Materials Needed


  • Stampendous – Merry Scrolls Stamp, Gold Micro Glitter
  • Cardstock – Red

*Memento is a water-based acid free dye ink that has not been tested for use by children. Memento Ink may temporarily stain skin.

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