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Announce the Arrival of Your New VP of Cute & Cuddly

Instead of handing out cigars (or candy bars), hand out business cards. This simple business card birth announcement can be laid out in advance then simply pop in the vital stats (such as date of birth) when the baby arrives and print a bunch of cards on business card paper, separate, hand out to everyone you know. Use them in place of traditional cards or as an immediate announcement to friends and co-workers, sending more traditional cards to out-of-town friends and relatives.

On the next 14 pages I'll take you through the steps to recreate the design shown above or a similar one using Microsoft Publisher and free vectors of a cute baby in different poses. On the last page you can download a .PUB template that contains the two cards created in this tutorial (with PNG images, not the full vector file of baby poses).

Tasks You'll Learn

  • Choose an appropriate blank template.
  • Insert Borders & Accents.
  • Insert an .eps file and crop it in multiple ways.
  • Fine-tune a bullet list including changing the bullet style.

What You'll Need For This Tutorial

  1. Microsoft Publisher
    This tutorial uses Microsoft Publisher 2010. You may be able to achieve the same or similar look in other versions of Publisher although the steps, screens, and menus may differ from those shown.
  2. Business cards for your inkjet or laser printer.
  3. Cute Baby Illustrations
    Baby Vector is a free download from AllVectors.com and is the illustration used in this tutorial and the templates. The .eps file contained in the ZIP archive is distributed under a Creative Commons 3.0 license. See the terms of use.

    Tutorial Steps

    1. This page Introduction
    2. Choose a Template
    3. Set Margins
    4. Add a Border
    5. Import Picture
    6. Crop Picture
    7. Position and Re-size Picture
    8. Add Text
    9. Add Text in Columns
    10. Format Bullet List
    11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
    12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
    13. Re-crop Picture
    14. Position New Picture
    15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
    16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

    Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

    Choose a Blank Business Card Template

    Start off with a blank business card template.

    This tutorial uses a horizontal 3.5 x 2 inch layout. If you have business card paper stock you can choose an appropriate template for that stock. For example, I had some Avery Inkjet Clean Edge Business Cards and chose the matching Avery #8871 template in the Avery US Letter folder of blank business cards in Publisher. It prints in 2 columns of 5 cards (10-up).

    Papers from different manufacturers may not use the same top, bottom, and side margins and have varying amounts of space between columns and rows. When it comes time to print, using the template for your specific card stock can help you avoid a lot of trial and error printing and layout adjustments.

    Get Inkjet or Laser Printer Business Card Papers

    • on Avery Business Cards for inkjet and laser printers in matte, glossy, and two-sided styles.
    • on 3M Business Cards in parchment, glossy, and textured for inkjet and laser printing.
    • on Office Depot Business Cards in ivory and white.
    • on Geographics Business Cards in both blank and designer styles.
    • on Gartner Studios Business Cards in white and colors.

    Create a New Document With a Blank Template

    1. Start Publisher.
    2. From File > New choose Business Cards then select from the Blank Sizes or choose a Manufacturers folder and template to match your business card paper.
      3M, Avery, Office Depot, and Staples are just a few of the manufacturers in Publisher 2010. Many papers will suggest an Avery or other template that will work with their papers.
    1. Click on the Create button in the far right column.
      Before clicking on Create you can also select a Color scheme and Font scheme for your document. Unless you already know what you want it's OK to leave these with the default schemes. You can make changes later.

    Tutorial Steps

    1. Introduction
    2. This page Choose a Template
    3. Set Margins
    4. Add a Border
    5. Import Picture
    6. Crop Picture
    7. Position and Re-size Picture
    8. Add Text
    9. Add Text in Columns
    10. Format Bullet List
    11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
    12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
    13. Re-crop Picture
    14. Position New Picture
    15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
    16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

    Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

    Set Margins

    For this particular design we're using .25 inch margins all around. You can always change this later if you find that different margins work better for you. In this tutorial the margin guides are primarily used to position the border we're going to insert in the next step. They also help you keep your text away from the edges of the card.

    Set Up Your Margins

    1. Select the Page Design tab.
    2. Select Margins


    1. Choose Narrow from the Margins drop down menu.

    Tutorial Steps

    1. Introduction
    2. Choose a Template
    3. This page Set Margins
    4. Add a Border
    5. Import Picture
    6. Crop Picture
    7. Position and Re-size Picture
    8. Add Text
    9. Add Text in Columns
    10. Format Bullet List
    11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
    12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
    13. Re-crop Picture
    14. Position New Picture
    15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
    16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

    Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

    Add a Border

    Although I used the Borders & Accents that come with Publisher 2010 to add a border, you could also use the Shapes tool to draw a simple rectangle or other shape instead.

    Insert a Border to Frame Your Card

    1. Select the Insert tab.
    2. Select Borders & Accents
    3. Choose Border 1 under the Frames heading.
    4. With the border still selected select the Drawing Tools tab and change the measurements to 1.5" for height and 3" for width.


    1. Move the border so that it sits directly on the margin guides you set in the previous step.
    2. If the border is almost but not quite to your liking, go to Drawing Tools > Shape Outline and change the outline color and line weight. For this particular layout I kept the border at a very light weight.

    Tutorial Steps

    1. Introduction
    2. Choose a Template
    3. Set Margins
    4. This page Add a Border
    5. Import Picture
    6. Crop Picture
    7. Position and Re-size Picture
    8. Add Text
    9. Add Text in Columns
    10. Format Bullet List
    11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
    12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
    13. Re-crop Picture
    14. Position New Picture
    15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
    16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

    Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

    Insert a Vector Image

    For this tutorial you're going to need a vector image containing a cute little baby in several poses. If you don't have it already, it's a free download from AllVectors.com.
    Download Baby Vector (baby-vector.zip). Open the ZIP archive and extract baby-vector.eps to a folder on your computer.

    Insert Picture

    1. Select Insert tab.
    2. Select Picture
    3. Navigate to the location where you saved the baby-vector.eps


    1. Select baby-vector.eps then click on the Insert button.
      You'll end up with the entire .eps file of baby poses. That's OK. We'll select just the portion we need in the next step.
      What you are seeing is not the actual .eps file. It is a bitmap preview image. Don't be alarmed if the image looks a little rough around the edges. It will print nice and crisp.

    Tutorial Steps

    1. Introduction
    2. Choose a Template
    3. Set Margins
    4. Add a Border
    5. This page Import Picture
    6. Crop Picture
    7. Position and Re-size Picture
    8. Add Text
    9. Add Text in Columns
    10. Format Bullet List
    11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
    12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
    13. Re-crop Picture
    14. Position New Picture
    15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
    16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

    Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

    Crop Out Some Babies

    There are other ways to get just a single image but they require more software and more work. For the template at the end of this tutorial I selected just the baby poses I wanted from the original .eps file using Adobe Illustrator and saved them as PNG images in the size I wanted then placed just those poses into the .PUB document. If you want to edit the color of the baby's eyes or diaper or other aspects of the design, you'll need to do that in a drawing program such as Illustrator, CorelDRAW, or Inkscape.

    If you don't need to do that kind of editing, it's simpler to just pull the entire .eps file into Publisher and crop it down to size.

    Crop the Big Picture Down to a Small Picture

    1. With the .eps image selected, go to the Picture Tools tab.
    2. Select the Crop tool.
    3. When you move your mouse over the selected image you'll see bold, black crop marks appear at the corners, top, bottom, and sides. Place your mouse over one of those crop marks (it will change into a black T or L shape), click and drag into your picture. As you drag the edges of the picture you'll see that portions of the image will dim to show that you are cropping them out.
    4. Repeat step 3 until only the baby pose you want to use is not dimmed out. In this example I've dragged the crop marks on all sides until I have only the baby in the middle not dimmed out.
    5. Click outside the image when you are satisfied with the crop.
      Although barely noticeable in the screenshots, there are halo like shadows around the baby heads and under the bottoms of most of the poses. To better see what you are cropping you can drag the image off the document and onto the gray pasteboard. Just be sure that under the View tab you have the Scratch Area box checked. Otherwise your picture may appear to disappear!
      Reminder: This is a bitmap preview of the .eps image. Don't worry if it looks rough around the edges. It will print crisp and clean.

      Although having the entire EPS file in your .PUB document is convenient (makes it easy to switch to a different part of the image as seen later in this tutorial) it does create a larger file. Even though you've cropped the image, the entire EPS is still in your document. For desktop printing this is not generally a problem but is not a good option for files destined for commercial printing.

      Tutorial Steps

      1. Introduction
      2. Choose a Template
      3. Set Margins
      4. Add a Border
      5. Import Picture
      6. This page Crop Picture
      7. Position and Re-size Picture
      8. Add Text
      9. Add Text in Columns
      10. Format Bullet List
      11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
      12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
      13. Re-crop Picture
      14. Position New Picture
      15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
      16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

      Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

      Position and Re-size Cropped Picture

      Now that you have the pose you want, let's put it in place and make it bigger.

      Move and Re-size a Picture

      1. Select the cropped picture and drag it to the lower left corner of your business card.
      2. Change the size of the image. You can either:
        1. Put your cursor over one of the circles at a corner (your cursor will turn into a double-ended arrow)
        2. Hold down the Control key (so that the image will resize evenly). Click and drag (your cursor will turn into crosshairs) until it's the size you want.
        or,
        1. With the image still selected, go to the Picture Tools tab.
        2. Change the height/width of the image by clicking on the up or down arrows next to its current height/width or entering a specific size.


      1. Re-position the enlarged image in the lower left corner of the business card, overlapping the border/margins slightly.
        You may see some parts of the image extend over the edge of the business card. As long as it is just some of the white part that makes up the outer edges of the halo or shadows, that's OK. If seeing that bothers you, go to the View tab and uncheck the Scratch Area box and Publisher will clip the image so that you only see what is within the edges of your document.
        Reminder: This is a bitmap preview of the .eps image. Don't worry if it looks rough around the edges (especially after you've enlarged it). It will print crisp and clean.

      Tutorial Steps

      1. Introduction
      2. Choose a Template
      3. Set Margins
      4. Add a Border
      5. Import Picture
      6. Crop Picture
      7. This page Position and Re-size Picture
      8. Add Text
      9. Add Text in Columns
      10. Format Bullet List
      11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
      12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
      13. Re-crop Picture
      14. Position New Picture
      15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
      16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

        Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

        Add a Text Box

        The most important part of this birth announcement is also the simplest to create. Putting the baby's name on the card is usually a lot easier than choosing a name in the first place. The names used in this tutorial (Emily #6 Mia #9) are two of the most popular girl baby names of 2011. Having a boy? Check out these popular boy names.

        Add Your Baby's Name and Title

        1. Select the Home tab.
        2. Select Draw Text Box (your cursor will change to crosshairs)


        1. Draw a rectangle in the approximate location where you want to put the baby's name. Precision isn't necessary, you can move the text box later.
        2. Once drawn your cursor will be in the text box waiting for you to type. Start typing your baby's name and any title you want to add. Since this is a business card I've added "Vice President of Cute & Cuddly" as a title. Use your imagination and make it whatever you want.
        3. Select the text you just typed and edit as necessary to change the line and paragraph spacing and the font and font size (and font color if you want). You can do this in any order (including making these changes before typing) but here's the settings used in the sample and template:
          • Baby name: Freestyle Script 26 point
          • Baby title: Freestyle Script 10 point
          • Paragraph settings (under the Home tab click on the little arrow under the Paragraph section to bring up the Paragraph dialog box or with your text box selected click on the Paragraph Spacing icon and then type P or choose Paragraph Spacing Options from the menu to bring up the Paragraph dialog): Alignment: Center | Line spacing: 0pt before & after paragraphs and .75sp Between lines.

          Tutorial Steps

          1. Introduction
          2. Choose a Template
          3. Set Margins
          4. Add a Border
          5. Import Picture
          6. Crop Picture
          7. Position and Re-size Picture
          8. This page Add Text
          9. Add Text in Columns
          10. Format Bullet List
          11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
          12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
          13. Re-crop Picture
          14. Position New Picture
          15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
          16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

          Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

          Add Columns to a Text Box

          Columns aren't just for newsletters. In Publisher you can create a text box then divide it into multiple columnns. When text reaches the end of the first column it automatically flows to the next column. Re-size your columns and the text re-flows too.

          Make a Text Box With Columns

          1. Select the Home tab.
          2. Select Draw Text Box (your cursor will change to crosshairs)
          3. Draw a rectangle in the approximate location where you want to put the baby's vital statistics (in this case, under the baby name text box near bottom of card). Precision isn't necessary, you can move and re-size the text box later.


          1. Before you start typing, select the Columns icon and choose Two Columns (or type T).
          2. Type your baby's vital statistics and any other information you want to include. We're going to be making a bullet list so type short bits of information each on its own line. Because you've chosen two columns in the previous step you won't be able to type all the way across the text box. Instead, your text will wrap and it will continue at the top of the second column when you reach the bottom of the first. Don't worry too much if it looks a little funky right now. We'll fine-tune it.
            There are no rules about what to include but date of birth, weight, length, and parent names are common. You can also include the names of siblings and grandparents, godparents, place of birth, and details about the baby's name (such as when it's a special family name). For this business card birth announcement we're keeping it brief but you could make this a double-sided card if you had a lot more to say.
          3. Change your font and paragraph settings. In the sample I used:
            • Font: BruceOldStyle BT 5 point
            • Line spacing: 0pt before & afer paragraphs and 1sp Between lines.

            You can also adjust your columns for a better fit but because we're adding bullets on the next page of this tutorial, let's wait til then before fine-tuning any further.

            Tutorial Steps

            1. Introduction
            2. Choose a Template
            3. Set Margins
            4. Add a Border
            5. Import Picture
            6. Crop Picture
            7. Position and Re-size Picture
            8. Add Text
            9. This page Add Text in Columns
            10. Format Bullet List
            11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
            12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
            13. Re-crop Picture
            14. Position New Picture
            15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
            16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

            Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

            Fine-tune Your First Baby Business Card

            We've got our list of vital statistics in a couple of columns. Now let's add bullets and a little fine-tuning.

            Format and Fine-tune a Bullet List of Vital Statistics

            There's no set order for this. You'll probably have to go back and forth adjusting your text box, fonts, columns, and bullet list until you get a look that works for you and the amount of information you're including. The settings I describe here are what I used in the sample and template.
            1. Select the text in your vital statistics text box.


            1. In the Home tab select the Bullet Styles menu icon and the Bullets and Numbering dialog (type B).
            2. Select a bullet (the first option is fine, we're going to change it anyway).
            3. Click on the Character button next to the Size field to bring up the Bullet Character dialog.
            4. The default font is Symbol. You could change this and find a bullet in some other dingbat font. I simply chose the Heart symbol here. Click on the Heart (or another symbol) and click on OK. You'll be returned to the Bullets and Numbering dialog.
            5. Change Size to 4pt and Indent list by to 0.125". Click on OK.
            6. You can stop there if everything looks good to you. But, depending on your font choice, size, and the length of the items in your bullet lists you may want to adjust your columns. Go to Home > Columns > More Columns to bring up the Columns dialog box. Adjust your Spacing. If you've used the same fonts, sizes, bullet list and character settings, and placement of the text box as I did then change Spacing to 0.025" and click on OK, otherwise adjust it until you get a setting that works with your text.
              Changes to font and font size, bullet character and size and indents, column spacing, and the height and width of the text box will all affect how your lists line up and how text wraps. Experiment and keep adjusting all these parameters until you get something you like. This tutorial provides general guidelines and suggestions.

              Tutorial Steps

              1. Introduction
              2. Choose a Template
              3. Set Margins
              4. Add a Border
              5. Import Picture
              6. Crop Picture
              7. Position and Re-size Picture
              8. Add Text
              9. Add Text in Columns
              10. This page Format Bullet List
              11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
              12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
              13. Re-crop Picture
              14. Position New Picture
              15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
              16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

              Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

              Create Duplicate Page for Version 2 of Card

              Is it perfect or are there a few tweaks remaining? At this point you should probably print a few proofs on plain paper. Do you like your text placement? Are your fonts too large or too small? Maybe you'll want to bump up the size of the baby picture or the little heart bullets.

              Final Adjustments and Printing

              1. There's not a lot of text on your card but wouldn't it be awful if you printed everything on your good business card paper only to later discover that you got the date wrong or even worse, misspelled your baby's name! Proofread! Proofread! Proofread! Proof on-screen and from a print-out. Print and proof again after making corrections.


              1. If you selected a template that matches or is compatible with your chosen business card paper stock then printing is fairly simple.
                1. Save your document.
                2. Go to File > Print
                3. You should see a print preview. For most business card templates this will be 2 columns of 5 business cards (10-up).
                4. Select your printer. Load your paper according to the manufacturer's instructions (you may need to feed it in manually or in a certain direction) then click the big Print button.
                At least the first time, print only one copy. Inspect that copy and tear apart the cards to make sure everything is lined up correctly on each card. If there's a problem you don't want to waste your good business card stock unnecessarily.
              This isn't the end. We can get a lot more mileage out of the Baby Vector .eps file. Who says every card has to be identical? Let's try out another pose without starting over from scratch.

              Tutorial Steps

              1. Introduction
              2. Choose a Template
              3. Set Margins
              4. Add a Border
              5. Import Picture
              6. Crop Picture
              7. Position and Re-size Picture
              1. Add Text
              2. Add Text in Columns
              3. Format Bullet List
              4. This page Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
              5. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
              6. Re-crop Picture
              7. Position New Picture
              8. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
              9. Get Template, Fonts, Images

              Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

              Recrop the Picture

              There are seven different poses in our original Baby Vector image. Why not create some cards with one or more other poses? There's no need to start from scratch though.

              Make a Duplicate Page, Reset and Crop Original Image

              1. Go to Home > Page > Insert Duplicate Page to create page 2 that is a copy of your original business card.
              2. Select image then go to Picture Tools > Clear Crop (The Clear Crop tool is grayed out if the selected image has no crop applied. You'll now see all the babies in the original Baby Vector .eps file.
                If you don't see the full image it's probably because you have View > Scratch Area unchecked. Show the Scratch Area and the parts of the image on the pasteboard will now be visible.


                Tutorial Steps

                1. Introduction
                2. Choose a Template
                3. Set Margins
                4. Add a Border
                5. Import Picture
                6. Crop Picture
                7. Position and Re-size Picture
                8. Add Text
                9. Add Text in Columns
                10. Format Bullet List
                11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
                12. This page Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
                13. Re-crop Picture
                14. Position New Picture
                15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
                16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

                Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

                Position New Cropped Image

                Choose any of the poses you want to change up your card quickly. Depending on the pose you may not have to rearrange your text at all.

                Crop A New Pose

                1. With the .eps image selected, go to the Picture Tools tab.
                2. Select the Crop tool.
                3. When you move your mouse over the selected image you'll see bold, black crop marks appear at the corners, top, bottom, and sides. Place your mouse over one of those crop marks (it will change into a black T or L shape), click and drag into your picture. As you drag the edges of the picture you'll see that portions of the image will dim to show that you are cropping them out.


                1. Repeat the previous step until only the baby pose you want to use is not dimmed out. In this example I've dragged the crop marks on the left side and bottom until I have only the baby in the upper right corner of the image not dimmed out.
                2. Click outside the image when you are satisfied with the crop.

                Tutorial Steps

                1. Introduction
                2. Choose a Template
                3. Set Margins
                4. Add a Border
                5. Import Picture
                6. Crop Picture
                7. Position and Re-size Picture
                8. Add Text
                9. Add Text in Columns
                10. Format Bullet List
                11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
                12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
                13. This page Re-crop Picture
                14. Position New Picture
                15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
                16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

                Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

                Fine-tune Your Second Baby Business Card

                Now you just need to move your newly cropped version of the Baby Vector illustration into position.

                Put Cropped Image in Position

                1. Click on the newly cropped image and drag it to the approximate position of the baby in the original card.
                2. Because of the size and orientation of the different poses, you may need to re-size and re-position your new baby pose using the steps from page 7 of this tutorial.

                Tutorial Steps

                1. Introduction


                1. Choose a Template
                2. Set Margins
                3. Add a Border
                4. Import Picture
                5. Crop Picture
                6. Position and Re-size Picture
                7. Add Text
                8. Add Text in Columns
                9. Format Bullet List
                10. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
                11. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
                12. Re-crop Picture
                13. This page Position New Picture
                14. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
                15. Get Template, Fonts, Images

                Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

                Templates for This Tutorial

                Now you have two versions of your baby announcement with only a tiny bit of editing.

                Final Adjustments and Printing

                1. It may be necessary to re-size or re-position your two text boxes to mesh better with the new pose.
                2. As you did with the first version of your card, proofread! Even though you may have made no text changes, check to be sure your new image isn't obscuring any text and that you haven't accidentally hidden text by re-sizing the text boxes.
                  In part because the crop tool and image editing options in Publisher are fairly basic, in version #2 I had to do a little extra step to improve the appearance of the new image. I placed a white filled rectangle behind the baby but over some of the border lines on the left side of the card to hide the border. I didn't like the way the line interacted with the baby's arm and leg but liked the size and position of the image.


                1. As before, if you selected a template that matches or is compatible with your chosen business card paper stock then printing is fairly simple.
                  1. Save your document.
                  2. Go to File > Print
                  3. You should see a print preview. For most business card templates this will be 2 columns of 5 business cards (10-up).
                  4. Select your printer. Load your paper according to the manufacturer's instructions (you may need to feed it in manually or in a certain direction) then click the big Print button.
                  Because your document now has two pages, be sure to select only the page you want to print. At least the first time, print only one copy. Inspect that copy and tear apart the cards to make sure everything is lined up correctly on each card. If there's a problem you don't want to waste your good business card stock unnecessarily.

                This is the end of this tutorial (other than the tips and templates on the next page) but you don't have to stop here. Continue creating duplicate pages, clearing the crop, and re-cropping the baby to try out new poses and make a greater variety of baby business cards.

                Tutorial Steps

                1. Introduction
                2. Choose a Template
                3. Set Margins
                4. Add a Border
                5. Import Picture
                6. Crop Picture
                7. Position and Re-size Picture
                8. Add Text
                9. Add Text in Columns
                10. Format Bullet List
                11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
                12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
                13. Re-crop Picture
                14. Position New Picture
                15. This page Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
                16. Get Template, Fonts, Images

                Post your questions or comments about this tutorial.

                The Cute Baby Business Cards pictured above were created as part of a Microsoft Publisher 2010 tutorial. See the previous 14 pages of this document.

                The baby images used in this template are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY 3.0). See the FAQ here for usage requirements. The two babies are part of a Baby Vector .eps image with several poses available from Allvectors.com.

                Download the .eps image from Allvectors.com and see the proceeding tutorial for how to modify this template.

                Template

                This template does not contain the complete Baby Vector .eps image. What you will find in the template are two images I extracted from the larger illustration, saved as PNG files, and inserted into the template. There are 3 pages. Page 1 contains information about the template (what is written above). Page 2 is version 1 of the birth announcement. Page 3 is version 2 of the birth announcement. Edit the text, inserting your own personalized information.
                Download: CuteBabyBusinessCards.pub

                Fonts for Baby Announcements

                Freestyle Script and BruceOldStyle BT were used in the template. Substitute whatever fonts you like. Some free font suggestions for the baby name:
                • Scriptina has light, airy flowing strokes. It can be fancy without overpowering the illustration.
                • Noodle Script has thicker strokes, a bit like the Freestyle Script in the examples, but is upright.
                • Angelica has a few halos for your little angel. It's an irregular serif font with curls.
                • Matilde is a free OpenType font with tiny little curls and short serifs.
                Stick with a nice basic serif or sans serif body text font for the rest of the card.

                Images for Baby Announcements

                You could put an actual picture of your newborn on the card if you have one ready in a hurry (this card is really designed as something to hand out right away before spending time processing photos). Some other clip art options:

                Tutorial Steps

                1. Introduction
                2. Choose a Template
                3. Set Margins
                4. Add a Border
                5. Import Picture
                6. Crop Picture
                7. Position and Re-size Picture
                8. Add Text
                9. Add Text in Columns
                10. Format Bullet List
                11. Fine-tune Layout of Card #1
                12. Create Duplicate; Clear Cropping
                13. Re-crop Picture
                14. Position New Picture
                15. Fine-tune Layout of Card #2
                16. This page Get Template, Fonts, Images

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