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

Supplies

  • 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)

Dimensions

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

Directions

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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