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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TUTORIAL - HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN REBORN BIRTH CERTIFICATES

original article can be found  HERE

How to Create your Own Reborn Birth Certificate

Have you always wanted a birth certificate for your reborn doll but didn’t know how to get one? Are you looking for a unique customized birth certificate for your reborn? Or do you need a birth certificate to give up your reborn doll for adoption! In this article we will show you how to create your own personalized birth certificate for your reborn doll. Read on!
Reborn dolls often come with birth certificates, however not all reborn doll artists supply these certificates. Reborn dolls with birth certificates are valued more than reborn dolls without, but despair not, for creating birth certificates for your reborn dolls is as easy as one-two-three…

How to Make a Reborn Doll Birth Certificate?

The easiest way to make a reborn doll birth certificate is using Microsoft Works or even Microsoft Word. Launch either software and go to the “Create a New Project/File” option and select the “Templates” option. Here you will find a plethora of ready-made Templates under the “Certificates” head in the “Cards and Crafts” option. Select the “Certificates” option.
Browse through the available templates and choose one that you like best. Remember you can always change the graphics and text on the templates, so focus on finding a good layout at this point. Once you have found a template you like, download it to your computer. Once the download is finished a new project or file should open in the template format.
Include the following information in the Template by double-clicking on each field and changing the default text or by adding new text boxes.
Title – “BIRTH CERTIFICATE”
Name -
Born –
Time –
City & State –
Nationality –
Weight –
Length –
Parent –
You can edit the font style, size, coloring etc. as you normally would edit documents in a word processor.
Now, find a graphic that matches the theme of this certificate and incorporate it in. You can either search some of the popular free stock photo sites out there for baby themed or reborn doll themed pictures or you can download some graphics for a fee.
Print out the reborn doll’s birth certificate on cardstock or glossy or matte finished photo paper and get it framed and voila! You are done!

Ready-made Reborn Doll Birth Certificates

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of creating your own reborn doll birth certificate, you have two options. You can either download free pdf templates that allow you to simply print out the template and write down the details, or you can opt for a paid template for a nominal price or pick one off eBay.
If you are looking for free pdf templates to download, you can look up the following websites:
  • Newbornnursery.com (not a valid URL anymore)
  • Freeprintablecertificates.net (Downloaded several printables from here under BIRTH, and ADOPTION)
  • Hooverwebdesign.com (had to scroll to the very bottom of the page to find free templates.)
Of course there are many other websites which offer pdf templates for free download.
If you are looking to buy a template, you can always look up on eBay where many artists sell certificates in unique lots of ten. Or you can check out boxfreeconcepts.com which features paid templates for $8.
On the whole, it won’t take much time or make much qualitative difference if you custom-build your reborn doll certificate by yourself.
So there you have it! Hopefully this article has given you sufficient information on how to create your own personalized birth certificate for your reborn doll. Good luck!

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