I thought some of you might be interested in how I came about these certificates. So here goes. I first print out what I want in a Microsoft Word document. I printed two of these, one over the other. Using parchment paper I bought at Office Max, I print the document. I now have two images, one above the other on parchment.
Being a wood worker, I made a pattern board to hold the pages in exact alignment. Using a scroll saw, I cut out two identical holes in the board giving me the size and shape I wanted the certificates to be.
I could then place this pattern board on a backup board. With a sheet of printed parchment placed between the two boards, I cold then draw with a pencil, a line around the holes, giving me the outline to later cut on. This is hard to explain in writing, but maybe it will become clear in the photos. When I do the actual cutting, I only need one with the penciled outline and two without, but perfectly squared up with the front sheet I use small clamps to hold the three sheets tightly together. This way, I cut out 6 certificates at one time.
Marie owns a terrific pair of scissors made in Brazil, which she loaned me to do the cutting. It sure made light work of it.