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!

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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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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!

Here Goes Nothing!

My name is Megan. I’m a wife and a mother of 3 kids. I’m here to share a little bit about what happens in this life and behind the scenes of my business, MeganHStudio.

A little about the business

MeganHStudio was born out of a love for my kids and a passion for creativity. It’s been an interesting journey from where it all started (officially) in 2014, although the seed had been planted long before!

Today, when people ask me what I do for work, I usually start out by asking “Do you know what a fingerprint tree is?” and then wait for a confused look.

Fingerprint Tree 101:

That’s actually most of what I sell! They make great keepsakes for baby showers, weddings, birthdays, holidays, retirement parties…just about any event where there are guests to commemorate. And it’s not just trees. There are sunflowers, pumpkin patches, reindeer, hot air balloons, wreaths, and on and on. Basically, you come up with a theme, and I bet I can come up with a fingerprint “tree” to go along with it!

With my own two hands

No matter what it is, you can bet that it was originally hand drawn by me–that’s how I roll.

Of course, I do some digital editing to add text, change colors, and re-arrange things, but at it’s core, my art work comes from my heart and my own two hands (and a billion different colors of Prismacolor colored pencils…you should see my pencil collection!). It’s not because I have anything against digital illustration and drawing–I’m just terrible at it! So I stick with what I do best and go from there…

 

Plenty more to come about my best shot at being a good mom, wife and business owner!

MeganHStudio is on Etsy and Amazon Handmade.