“Thumbody” loves you: thumbprint valentines

I love homemade valentines, especially when they’re easy to do and allow for kids to help—and personalizing for the person that will be receiving them. These darling thumbprint valentines are SUPER cute, and are sure to get rave reviews from any recipient!


Thumbprint valentine | oldsaltfarm.com

I originally made these in 2011 (original below), but since having another baby, wanted to update it with another cute fingerprint!  (above)

thumbprint valentines | oldsaltfarm.com

You can use just one thumbprint that’s perfect for friends, neighbors, teachers, and visiting teachers, especially attached to a fun treat–in a bag, box, or wrapped around a bar of chocolate or other candy.

You can always change the wording for school valentines…{thumb} body likes you, or {thumb} body wants to be your valentine–or anything you like!

I made a few special ones for grandparents and family, using all my kids’ thumbprints, and I LOVE them!

 Thumbprint valentine | oldsaltfarm.com


-white cardstock


-black ink pad

-black pen

-scrapbook paper or colored card stock

-double stick tape



1.  Download and print the printable valentine on to white card stock.  (Located at the end of the post.)

2.  Cut it to the size you want and need it to be.  You can keep it large, cut it small–whatever works for you!

3.  Take note of where you want the fingerprints to be in order to have them centered on the paper. Carefully press your child’s finger onto the ink pad, then on to the paper.  Wash those cute hands!  I keep baby wipes close by–they work really well.

4.  Use the black pen to make eyes, arms, and legs on each fingerprint.  I also used black Distress Ink to distress the edges of the paper, but that’s optional.

5.  Mat the valentine onto scrapbook paper or colored card stock, using double stick tape or other paper adhesive that’s intended for paper crafting.



Pink & Gray

All Gray

If you would like the original text image, click HERE to download!


I used my Silhouette to cut out scalloped and regular circles in different sizes, then distressed all the edges. You certainly can do this without one–scallop and circle punches work great, and so does tracing a glass on card stock and cutting it out! You can even opt for a regular card style, or square pieces of paper just using your paper trimmer. Lots of options, depending on what you like! The kids’ card is a 4 inch square piece of scrapbook paper, with a 3 inch square piece of card stock on top. Using double stick tape, I attached the layers to each other, then punched a hole at the top and tied ribbon through it!

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