Check out all the Latest Designs!

I’ve been busy adding more fun designs to my collection! You may notice there’s a lack of fingerprints in these latest additions! Read on for the latest and greatest! But first…

What is a Signature Poster??

Well I’m glad you asked! A signature poster is an alternative to a traditional guestbook for events like birthdays, baby showers, and weddings.

Guests add their signature to an element of the picture. Then you can frame it and add it to the room decor as a keepsake of the day! The possibilities are endless—signature can be added to rain drops, leaves, balloons, or sprinkles to match different themes!

There are lots of artists out there offering signature posters in all kinds of fun designs. When you buy from MeganHStudio, you know it’s always an art print of my hand drawn originals 😉

Guests add their signature to a water drop
Then frame it and add it to the room decor as a keepsake!

Here’s the newest additions to MeganHStudio

DONUT Forget the Sprinkles!

Get it in the format you need!

Sign a Sprinkle

Sign a Star

To be fair, this design isn’t brand new, but I finally updated the listing pictures, so it FEELS brand new!

Get it in the format you need!

You can even check out the time lapse drawing of this one!

Sign a Star

We WHALEY Love You

Get it in the format you need!

Sign a Splash!

I have Sharpies for signatures available to add too.

  • New to the VAULT: Free Winter Themed Printables
    Check out all these coordinating snowflake -themed printables that are perfect for party favors, class gifts and more! Plus, it’s from MeganHStudio, so you know all those details are hand drawn 😉
  • Fun and Free Cross Country Snack Tags
    Cross Country season is upon us and I’ve got your team covered with some fun free printable snack tags with motivational quotes available exclusively from MeganHStudio!
  • Fun and Free Soccer Snack Tags and More
    Soccer season is upon us and I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun free printables! Check out the snack tags, hair tie cards, cupcake wrappers and more available exclusively from MeganHStudio!

Make Sure it Turns Out Great!

Check out the free downloads I have available for you to print and display at your events to help ensure your signature poster turns out great!

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It’s Time Lapse Time: That’s one big fish!

It was definitely time to fill in the nautical category with this big guy! Check out the time lapse below to see how I drew this whale after a customer’s special request came in 🙂

You may notice this is a little different than my usual fingerprint posters since there are not fingerprints involved—I’m working on adding more designs like this that just need a signature! It’s great during the COVID-era where germs are forever a concern, and it’s also a good option if you don’t have the ink pads for fingerprints handy. Let me know what you think!

And of course, I have a fingerprint version of this too 🙂 Whichever one you choose, there are instant download and customizable hard copy options waiting for you!

Get yours using the links below!

Customizable Hard Copies

I can customize the colors, fonts, and text on these for you before I print on heavyweight cardstock and ship it right to you 🙂

Instant Downloads

These are pre-made files that are ready for you to download and print right away!

  • New to the VAULT: Free Winter Themed Printables
    Check out all these coordinating snowflake -themed printables that are perfect for party favors, class gifts and more! Plus, it’s from MeganHStudio, so you know all those details are hand drawn 😉
  • Fun and Free Cross Country Snack Tags
    Cross Country season is upon us and I’ve got your team covered with some fun free printable snack tags with motivational quotes available exclusively from MeganHStudio!
  • Fun and Free Soccer Snack Tags and More
    Soccer season is upon us and I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun free printables! Check out the snack tags, hair tie cards, cupcake wrappers and more available exclusively from MeganHStudio!

Make Sure it Turns out Great!

I have the pens you need to add signatures along with ink pads for fingerprints if you decide to go that route here! Also, be sure to check out my free downloads with resources and example to make sure you don’t end up with a “Signature Poster Fail” lol!

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Check out all the Latest Designs!

I’ve been busy adding more fun designs to my collection! Read on for the latest and greatest! But first…

What is a Fingerprint Poster??

Well I’m glad you asked! A fingerprint poster is an alternative to a traditional guestbook for events like birthdays, baby showers, and weddings.

Guests add their fingerprint and sign their name as a clever way to complete the picture. Then you can frame it and add it to the room decor as a keepsake of the day! Fingerprint trees are probably the most common (guests add their fingerprints as leaves), but the possibilities are endless—fingerprints can represent balloons, spots on a giraffe, flower petals, or watermelon seeds!

There are lots of artists out there offering fingerprint posters in all kinds of fun designs. When you buy from MeganHStudio, you know it’s always an art print of my hand drawn originals 😉

Guests add their fingerprint
And sign their name
Then frame it and add it to the room decor as a keepsake!

Here’s the newest additions to MeganHStudio

There are a lot of balloons in this batch!

Lion

Get it in the format you need!

One in a Melon

Get it in the format you need!

You can even check out the time lapse drawing of this one!

SomeBUNNY Loves You

Get it in the format you need!

Elephant

Get it in the format you need!

This one has a time lapse too!

I have ink pads for fingerprints and Sharpies for signatures available to add too.

  • New to the VAULT: Free Winter Themed Printables
    Check out all these coordinating snowflake -themed printables that are perfect for party favors, class gifts and more! Plus, it’s from MeganHStudio, so you know all those details are hand drawn 😉
  • Fun and Free Cross Country Snack Tags
    Cross Country season is upon us and I’ve got your team covered with some fun free printable snack tags with motivational quotes available exclusively from MeganHStudio!
  • Fun and Free Soccer Snack Tags and More
    Soccer season is upon us and I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun free printables! Check out the snack tags, hair tie cards, cupcake wrappers and more available exclusively from MeganHStudio!

Make Sure it Turns Out Great!

Check out the free downloads I have available for you to print and display at your events to help ensure your fingerprint poster turns out great!

Let’s Get Social!

Find me wherever you shop and socialize. Plus, enter your email below to get updates on new posts and products!

It’s Time Lapse Time: Out of this World!

Today’s time lapse is astronomical! One of my return customers (that I am so thankful for!) came with a request for an astronaut with stars for guests to sign at a birthday party. The perfect keepsake! This time lapse walks you through part of the creative process. When you draw digitally, you get to test out different mediums…this one started with watercolor, and quickly went to a scratchy pencil look instead for some more defined shadowing and details on this space suit.

You can find this astronaut as an art print or a guestbook alternative in my shop! Customizable text and colors!

Thanks for watching! Enter your email at the bottom of the page to stay “up to speed” (get it?) with more time lapses and practical party planning ideas.

  • New to the VAULT: Free Winter Themed Printables
    Check out all these coordinating snowflake -themed printables that are perfect for party favors, class gifts and more! Plus, it’s from MeganHStudio, so you know all those details are hand drawn 😉
  • Fun and Free Cross Country Snack Tags
    Cross Country season is upon us and I’ve got your team covered with some fun free printable snack tags with motivational quotes available exclusively from MeganHStudio!
  • Fun and Free Soccer Snack Tags and More
    Soccer season is upon us and I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun free printables! Check out the snack tags, hair tie cards, cupcake wrappers and more available exclusively from MeganHStudio!

Let’s Get Social

Find me wherever you shop and socialize!

Copyright, MeganHStudio, LLC

It’s Time Lapse Time: One in a MELON

This week’s time lapse is one in a MELON! Get it? Melon…Watermelon? Haha! I just finished getting this up in my Etsy and Amazon shops so it’s ready for all your summer parties!

Have guests add their fingerprint and sign their name to make the seeds on the watermelons. Then frame it for a keepsake and add it to the room decor!

This thumbprint watermelon is available as an instant download you can print your self, or a customizable hard copy. It will be available as an art print soon too!

It’s the perfect addition to your summer birthday party, baby shower, wedding, graduation party, or teacher appreciation gift!

  • New to the VAULT: Free Winter Themed Printables
    Check out all these coordinating snowflake -themed printables that are perfect for party favors, class gifts and more! Plus, it’s from MeganHStudio, so you know all those details are hand drawn 😉
  • Fun and Free Cross Country Snack Tags
    Cross Country season is upon us and I’ve got your team covered with some fun free printable snack tags with motivational quotes available exclusively from MeganHStudio!
  • Fun and Free Soccer Snack Tags and More
    Soccer season is upon us and I’ve got you covered with a variety of fun free printables! Check out the snack tags, hair tie cards, cupcake wrappers and more available exclusively from MeganHStudio!

Let’s get Social!

Find me wherever you socialize and shop! Plus, enter your email below for updates on new posts 🙂

It’s Time Lapse Time: Little Cutie!

Today’s time lapse is a little cutie, for sure! I worked on this as part of a cutie-themed baby shower fingerprint tree a customer requested last month. I used Adobe Fresco’s live watercolor brushes to “paint” the mandarin. Do you have a Little Cutie who needs this in their room??

Get this art print and the coordinating fingerprint tree to add to the nursery or play room!

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10 Unique Fingerprint Guestbook Alternatives for your Baby Shower

Avoiding a fingerprint tree fail…

It happens, right? Your sister decided it’d be cute to let your 2-year-old niece attempt to sign her own name on the fingerprint tree that will be hanging in your home forever. Or Uncle Frank didn’t quite get the whole fingerprint tree thing and decided to put a giant thumbprint off to the side somewhere. Or Sally smudged her fingerprint by accident. Or somebody spilled wine everywhere. If you have a sense of humor, it gets framed and hangs on the wall anyway.

Now, understand that it’s unreasonable to expect that your fingerprint guestbook will turn out absolutely perfect–that’s part of their charm! Having all the different size fingerprints, different hand writing, and a bit of imperfection is exactly what makes them so worthy of displaying and treasuring!

Still, it can be maddening if things go beyond imperfect and are just plain disastrous. But I have a solution! Not after all the messed up stuff happens to your poor fingerprint tree…sorry about that…BUT I have what you need to prepare for the next event you host with a fingerprint guestbook alternative!

Tips for a Great Fingerprint Guestbook

Help Guide Your Guests

Assign someone to help guests “sign-in” with the fingerprint guestbook. This is especially important for kids, or guests who are…let’s just say… “artistically challenged.”

Your helper can also sign names for kids or suggest a good spot for each guest to add their fingerprints.

Got empty spots? Add extra fingerprints afterwards!

Display and Set Up

At the event, display your fingerprint guestbook in a frame with the glass removed and lay it flat on a table. This will keep it sturdy and also ensure guests don’t fingerprint outside the frameable area. Ikea is my favorite place for frames, but lots of local craft and home stores usually have a good selection!

Have a simple instruction card, pens, and wet wipes handy for guests to use.

Download FREE instruction cards

Test Sheets for Ink Pads

Provide guests with a test sheet so they can try out different colors before they commit. This will also allow them to experiment with how much ink they need for a good fingerprint.

Guess what! I’ve got test sheets in a variety of colors for you to download for FREE!

Have a Completed Sample for Guests to Reference

Print up a quick sample of a completed fingerprint guestbook that is similar to the style or colors you’re using. Or (better yet!), send everyone a text with a picture of a completed fingerprint tree and threaten them with life and limb if they screw up your treasured keepsake.

And yes, check out these samples, FREE for you to download!

Not to get all sentimental, but…

All of our kids have fingerprint guestbooks in their rooms from their last few birthdays. My youngest daughter is the only one who had one at her baby shower. It’s hanging in the nursery above her changing table. I don’t have a way to accurately describe the way it makes me feel every time I look at it — and I change A LOT of diapers, so I look at it A LOT. When I do, I think about how much fun the baby shower was. I remember how special it was to be pregnant with her while I drew that tree. I think about how lucky I am to have family and friends who loved her and celebrated her even before she was born. I remember when we decided on her name. I remember how excited her big brother and sister were to bring her into this family. It just makes me smile–and not because the koala bears are so cute–it encapsulates a momentous time in all of our lives. This all goes through my head while I try to pin down a squirmy baby and keep my fingers crossed that I don’t get baby poop on the wall.

But seriously–I hear similar things from customers all the time. Some people cry when they see their fingerprint tree the first time (ok, the pregnancy hormones may actually be to blame for that…). I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’m so glad I get to be a part of it.

And now, with the information and free downloads available above, you can make sure your next fingerprint guestbook turns out beautifully!