A Mama’s HeART

I am a crafter.  I like to doodle and draw and create.
Sometimes the crafts turn out well and other times they don’t.
But for this Mother’s Day, I found a fail-proof craft gift.
Hallmark’s Recordable Artwork.

For Mother’s Day, the children and I made a framed canvas for my mom and Marshall’s mom.
Since I didn’t want to do four paintings per grandmother, we did some fingerprint art.
I used some black contact paper I had left over from another project and cut out simple shapes.
(You most certainly don’t have to use black.  The color doesn’t matter.)
Then I covered the entire canvas with the contact paper, essentially creating a stencil.

Each child picked a paint color and dotted all over.
(For the heart, we used the provided colors.  For the birdie, we used some paint I already had.)

At the very bottom, I cut off some of the contact paper and let each child put one print at the bottom.
Later, I labelled each print so the grandmothers would know which color belonged to which child.
After we’d finished ‘polka-dotting’ (as Lydia called it), I let it dry completely.
Then I slipped it back into the frame and let them record a message.

Done!  Super easy!  And adorable!  And the sweetest sounding little voices ever.

For less than $15 you can give a really great keepsake that will bring back memories for years to come.
(There’s a lock button behind a screwed on panel so that you can’t accidentally erase the message.)

For those of you who live close to me and don’t have time to make it to the Hallmark Gold Crown store,
I did see several of these still at Walgreen’s.  🙂

Want to hear more on how it works?


I had the pleasure of working with Hallmark again to bring you this review.  But I know that you know that the opinions stated above are 100% Bridget.  I absolutely love the fun products that Hallmark has and hope that you do, too.  

4 Responses to A Mama’s HeART
  1. Angela (Grandma)
    May 7, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    I do love mine! Not only the design using their fingerprints, but the sound of their little voices touch my heart each time I listen. And as they grow, I can be reminded of how the sounded when there were little. THANK YOU!

    • Angela (Grandma)
      May 7, 2012 | 12:07 pm

      (Oops – how THEY sounded…)

  2. CathyMartin
    May 7, 2012 | 8:34 pm

    I too absolutely LOVE my picture! Hearing those beautiful angelic voices put a song in my heart. Thank you for always helping them create very special memories for me. I love you!

  3. Brynn
    May 8, 2012 | 7:51 am

    Found them at Kohl’s! 🙂 Thanks for a great suggestion!!