I have to say that one thing the rubber stamping pads have over the baby footprinters is that they're colored! so pretty! I usually do a birth certificate on my computer (no blanks to fill in) and do the baby's footprints in silver! It's really nice. Creating your own birth certificate is wonderful, too - you can add the names of siblings or phrases like "born gently in the water" or "born into his mama's hands", etc. With all the gorgeous paper that is out there with scrapbooking, the possibilities are endless.