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. They’re great for thank you gifts to. I also have signature posters if you don’t want to have to deal with fingerprints 😉

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 fill in a pineapple.

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.

You’ll even notice a few art prints I just finished up!

Fingerprint Poster 101:

Guests add their fingerprint
And sign their name
Then you can frame it for a fun keepsake!

Here’s the newest additions to MeganHStudio

There are a lot of balloons in this batch!

This one is so DREAMY

Get it in the format you need!

BONUS! There’s a time lapse video of me drawing this dreamcatcher; check it out here

With Flowers
Or with feathers

Rainbows and Llamas

Get it in the format you need!

Customizable Hard Copy

We love you a HOLE lot

Get it in the format you need!

SLOTHsome Sloths

Get it in the format you need!

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

Have you heard?? The VAULT is open!

Wait until you see all the fun FREE printables available for you to download exclusively from MeganHStudio!

School Day Fun
Party Favor Templates
Take Snack Duty to the Next Level

From the blog

Did you miss the last few blog posts? Here’s your chance to get caught up!

  • 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!

Don’t end up with a fingerprint tree fail…

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!

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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: Watercolor Elephant

Today’s time lapse is the newest elephant to the MeganHStudio collection. After lots of customer requests to add a baby elephant in this style, I was finally able to check it off my to-do list thanks to a customer having an elephant-themed gender reveal party with timing that lined up with my custom order scheudle! Look for this little peanut in fingerprint trees, art prints, and invitations!

I used Adobe Fresco’s live water color brushes for most of this drawing, and of course, on the iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. And guess what? I’m working on more jungle safari animals in the same style! Art print set, here we come!

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Fingerprint tree 101:

Have guests at your baby shower add their fingerprint and sign their name as leaves on the tree, then frame it for a keepsake and add it to the nursery decor!

Freebie Friday – May 8, 2020

Here’s the last one for this set, and it’s one in a million…just like “ewe”!

Formatted to print as an 8×10 art print AND an A6 fold over card! Get this week’s Freebie Friday before it’s gone! BTW, this one isn’t even available for sale in my Etsy shop yet. Talk about exclusive, right?!

Fun Facts About Sheep

  1. Domestic sheep’s wool will grow forever. Depending on the breed, sheep typically produce between 2 and 30 pounds of wool a year
  2. One pound of wool can produce 10 miles of yarn!
  3. Many early presidents raised sheep. In fact, Woodrow Wilson kept a flock at the white house during World War I to keep the grass trimmed as a cost-saving measure
  4. Sheep have rectangular pupils that allow them to have a field of vision of nearly 320 degrees
  5. In 1996, a sheep named Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from a somatic cell

Other News on MeganHStudio

As the world comes closer to overcoming this pandemic, think of the things we’ll have to celebrate! I’m here now, and I’ll be there then to help you celebrate the birthdays, babies, retirements, graduations, and the coaches and teachers with a wide selection of Fingerprint Guestbook Alternatives and art prints available.

Also, just released: VIRTUAL fingerprint tree gifts to thank your teachers this year! Since school is closed for many students, gathering everyone up to add their fingerprints to a fingerprint tree as a gift for teachers isn’t a possibility…BUT I can add VIRTUAL fingerprints! See how it works.

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Freebie Friday – May 1, 2020

I’d “Moove” Mountains for You!

This week there is another art print and A6 fold over card waiting for you to download for Freebie Friday (pun included!). Send a note to a friend, or print up an 8×10 to frame and add to your décor! Get it here before it’s even available for sale in my Etsy shop!

Fun Facts About Cows

  1. Cows are red/green colorblind…so that red cape in bull fights? I don’t know either!
  2. They can see nearly 360 degrees
  3. A cow drinks enough water every day to fill up an entire bathtub
  4. They have no upper front teeth
  5. Cows can live to be about 20 years old

Get yours here!

As the pandemic continues, there will be a new freebie here for you every Friday for a limited time! Shoot, if it last long enough, every room in your house will be outfitted with some clever puns and cute hand drawn animals. More art prints and fingerprint trees like this are available for purchase in my Etsy shop!

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @MeganHStudio to get info about the next Freebie Friday.

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Freebie Friday – April 24, 2020

This Little Piggy Stayed Home

Whether your state is still on lock down, or if you were quarantining before it was cool (Hello, Homebodies!), this little piggy is just what you need! Plus, it comes in 2 formats:

  •  an 8×10 inch art print
  •  an A6 fold over card

So whether you’re checking in on a friend with a note in the mail, or want to add a little piggy to your home decor, go check out this week’s Freebie Friday! Download it, print it, frame it, or send it!

Fun Facts about pigs

  1. Pig’s don’t actually sweat! They roll around in the mud or water to keep cool
  2. Pigs are very smart; Winston Churchill once famously said about pigs, “Dogs look up to man. Cats look down to man. Pigs look us straight in the eye and see an equal.”
  3.  An adult pig can run up to 11 mph
  4.  In Denmark, there are twice as many pigs as there are people
  5.  Pigs dream!

What’s New

I’ve been working hard on a VIRTUAL fingerprint tree option, and it’s just about ready! Stay tuned for more info!

Plus, check out the latest projects I’ve been working on along with how COVID-19 has impacted my business!

Stay safe out there!

Freebie Friday – April 3, 2020

This Freebie Friday is the real DILLO! Download it here–I know you know somebody who needs this hanging in their house!

This week, we’re continuing with another desert animal: the armadillo–not only is it a fun word to say, but they’re pretty interesting creatures!

The Real DILLO

Fun Facts About Armadillos:

  1. The name Armadillo means “little armored one”
  2. Nine-banded armadillos always have identical quadruplets; seven-banded armadillos have 8-15 identical pups at one time!
  3. The Giant Armadillo of South America regularly grows to be 5 feet in length
  4. There is a 5-inch long armadillo with a pink shell called the “Pink Fairy Armadillo”

See? They really are the real DILLO!

What’s New

Check out the latest projects from MeganHStudio, along with my plans and response to COVID-19.

Plus, check back every Friday for a new Freebie Friday download! And when you’re ready to celebrate the new babies, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, birthdays, teachers and coaches in your life, I’ll be here with the latest and greatest fingerprint guestbooks for you to choose from 🙂

On Etsy

On Amazon

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!