This are a much more simple, mess free idea, but I found I still needed assistance. I roped in my Mam to hold the Little Man while I tried to manoeuvre his flailing hands and feet.
In theory it’s very simple. You rub the inkless wipe over your babies hands or feet and press down onto the special paper where magically a print will appear. I love the fact there’s no messy ink pads or drips of paint, I love it that much I’m going to buy some more of the inkless kits to use within my Project Life baby book, and try and remember to take a hand and foot print from the Little Man each month.
The wipes are also unlikely to cause any irritation or problems with your baby’s skin, The Little Mans skin was fine after use, no redness or irritation after a quick wipe with a baby wipe.
Surprisingly I didn’t manage to get any photos during this part of the process, but I did manage to get some really clear prints, well other than the two on the right hand size. Hands seemed to be a bit of a no go area, the Little Man refused to flatten his hands hence the rather odd shaped hand prints!
Once you’ve done your prints you need to choose one to use on your keepsake item. I decided to choose one of the footprints. It was probably the clearest one and I love the Little Man’s cute little feet.
Once I’d decided on the print I wanted to use I got it photocopied. You can either send the original or you can use a copy as long as it’s clear. I decided to keep the original to add to my scrap book so got the prints photocopied at my local library.
After a lot of deliberation I decided to choose a keepsake item for my hubby. I really wanted to order a pendent for myself but being the lovely, thoughtful and considerate (are you reading this hubby?!) wife that I am I chose the oblong cufflinks.
The order form is really simple but gives you lots of options without being confusing. You can choose your item, the shape and the wording you want to be engraved on it.
I packaged the copy and the completed order form up and posted it back to the Smallprint HQ and waited ……
During the wait time I received a call from a lovely lady from Smallprint who was checking the details of my order and making sure I was happy with the the wording before she created it.
I am so impressed by both the quick process and the quality of the product. The cufflinks cost £105 which I think its good value considering how well made they are and how great they look.
I can’t wait until Sunday morning and I can give them to my hubby from our Little Man. I’m expecting at least a tear or two! I think they make the perfect Fathers Day gift.
I’ll certainly buy a Smallprint Fingerprint Jewellery gift voucher as an alternative to a more traditional baby gift. I’ve actually been asked to be God Mother for my best friends daughter in September so I think I’m going to buy gift vouchers so she can choose a gift from Smallprint that will last a lifetime.
*I was sent the kit and cufflinks for the purpose of the review – opinions are my own*