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Greeting Card Software for Windows

Design and Publish Your Own Greeting Cards With This Software

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These greeting card software programs feature ready-made templates, design wizards, clip art, fonts, or other extras to make it easy to design and print your own cards, announcements, or invitations. Some do other print projects as well such as labels or fliers or scrapbooks while others are devoted primarily just to greeting cards.

Nova Development: Greeting Card Factory Deluxe

Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber
Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

Version 8 of Greeting Card Factory from Nova Development has over 90,000 graphics and 25,000+ card and project designs. Create all kinds of projects from greeting cards and calendars to stationery and certificates. Some of the kinds of cards include Thank You notes, Pop-Up Cards, Note Cards, and Photo CD Greeting Cards. Helpful tools: Photo Editor, Card Browser, and Drag and Drop Text Effects.

Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8.0 for Windows

 

 

Hallmark Card Studio

Hallmark Card Studio Deluxe 2010 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber
Hallmark Card Studio Deluxe 2010 Image courtesy of PriceGrabber

They call themselves the #1 greeting card software. Other programs sometimes get higher marks from reviewers but it's still a good package to consider, after all, they have more experience in the greeting card market than any of the other publishers. It offers 10,000+ project templates and ideas, quality graphics, a Hallmark sentiment library, and various types of greeting cards as well as calendars, scrapbook pages, stationery, and certificates. This edition includes a note writing guide and an animated user interface. And if you want something a little less expensive from the Hallmark line, there's Hallmark Card Studio 2010.

Hallmark Card Studio 2010 Deluxe and Hallmark Card Studio 2010 for Windows

Focus Multimedia: Create Your Own Greeting Cards

Create Your Own Greeting Cards Deluxe from Focus Multimedia
Create Your Own Greeting Cards Deluxe from Focus Multimedia

The Deluxe edition of this Focus Multimedia title is Windows Vista/Windows 7 compatible, comes with 200,000 clip art images, web graphics, and photos, 4,000 fonts, and over 100 sentiments. Create cards for all occasions to print and send email cards. There is also a Create Your Own Greeting Cards 2nd edition with fewer images and templates. Additionally, for greeting cards along with business cards, calendars, and iron-on transfers they have the All-in-One Print Studio.

Create Your Greeting Cards Deluxe and Create Your Own Greeting Cards (2nd Edition) and All-in-One Print Studio for Windows

  • Create Your Own Greeting Cards Both Versions & Print Studio (Company Store)

ArcSoft/Broderbund: Greeting Card Creator

ArcSoft Greeting Card Creator box shot from Broderbund
ArcSoft Greeting Card Creator box shot from Broderbund

From ArcSoft/Broderbund, design a variety of card styles using the included clip art and templates. Add your own text and photos. Print or send as email greetings.

ArcSoft Greeting Card Creator for Windows

AMS Software: Greeting Card Studio

Greeting Card Studio screen shot from AMS Software
Greeting Card Studio screen shot from AMS Software

From AMS Software, this applications lets you put your personal photos into designer templates. You can also add backgrounds and other graphics to the mix. 

Greeting Card Studio for Windows

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle

Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.
Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.

Design a photo calendar or several kinds of greeting cards: Quarter fold, half fold, slimline. Add photos and captions. There's a trial version too. 

 Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle for Windows (and Mac)

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Greeting Card

Print Creations Greeting Card screen snip
Print Creations Greeting Card screen snip

From ArcSoft, Print Creations software contains multiple templates including a greeting card  and a slimline card design element with several layouts, photo editing tools, and print wizard. The software is a free download and then you purchase an activation code for each type of template you want to use. Cards include holidays and occasions. Other templates are for calendars, scrapbooks, brochures, etc.

 Print Creations version 3.0 for Windows (and Mac)

Avery DesignPro

DesignPro for PC from Avery Dennison Corporation
DesignPro for PC from Avery Dennison Corporation

The label people have some design software that does labels, yes, but also iron-on transfers for t-shirts, greeting cards, business cards, and more. Oh, and it's also a FREE download.

 Avery DesignPro for PC version 5.5 for Windows

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