Handprint Sign with Poem by Kristin Courtney

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Give that special someone a memory that will last forever.  Here is an adorable sign with a child's hand print and a heartfelt poem. Perfect for Father's Day too!  This is a really simple project that anyone can do!!

SVG Collections Used

Play All Afternoon SVG Collection
Sweet Designer Cards and Envelopes SVG Collection
All About Dad SVG Kit
SCAL Shapes Library


  • Ink
  • AC Cardstock-Solids
  • Pattern Paper by Deja Views-Soda Pop Summer
  • Natural Hemp Cord
  • Pop Dots
  • Eyelets & setter
  • Ribbon
  • White Gel Pen
  • Paint & Brush
  • Printer to Print Poem (Font is Adelaide)


Here are the exact shapes, sizes and colors I used.

Play All Afternoon SVG Collection
crayon_bottom.svg (cut 4) 0.255" W x 1.570" H Red, Orange, Green, Yellow
crayon_top.svg (cut 4) 0.255" W x 1.072" H Red, Orange, Green, Yellow
handprint.svg (cut 2-choose blackout on 2nd one) 1.5" W x 1.5" H Light Blue, Yellow(blackout)
army_men.svg 3.5" W x 1.573" H Green
Sweet Designer Cards and Envelopes SVG Collection
pennant.svg (9-Neuf) 6.0" W x 1.205" H Pattern
pennants.svg (9-Neuf) 6.0" W x 1.205" H Pattern
pennant_edge.svg (9-Neuf) 6.0" W x 1.293" H Red
square.svg (1-Un) (cut 3) 11.850" W x 1.698" H White
card_base.svg (1-Un) (cut 2) 11.850" W x 5.640" H White(bottom), Pattern(top)
All About Dad SVG Kit (Photo Card)
text_top2.svg 3.40" W x .771" H Orange
text_top1.svg 3.40" W x 1.521" H Light Blue
text_bottom.svg 3.40" W x 0.985" H Red
SCAL Shapes Library
rectangle 5.350" W x 1.698" H White
rectangle 5.350" W x 5.750" H Light Blue


1. Print the poem and then add your child's handprint.
2. Do desired inking around the edges.
3. Add eyelets
4. Arrange your squares and rectangles. I "popped" the squares out.
5. Add your banner and tie to the sides. I "popped" the banner out with pop dots.
6. I saved the cutout of the handprint and used it at the top of the page.
7. This project actually started out as a card, which is why I originally went with the  Sweet Designer Card Collection (adorable set, by the way!!), but realized it would be too small as a card.  I didn't fold the card base it half, I left it long...and voila'....a sign!

Design Tips

Kristin - SVGCuts Design Team Artist

  • For the Poem-I just did a search for Handprint Poems on the Internet-there are many to choose from.
  • Be pepared to maybe have to do several handprint just in case.  My son did great on our very first try!
  • I purposely did lots of messy inking around the edges-I wanted a "messy" kid look.
  • I used pattern paper for the top (background) and then added cardstock to the back for more stability.

2 Responses to “Handprint Sign with Poem by Kristin Courtney”

  1. Anonymous August 30, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Awesome job!

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