apps for making custom greeting cards

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Sossity, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I often make greeting cards for family overseas, birthday, Christmas mostly, but others as well. They like my photos I take.

    so far I have used photoshop elements, are there any other mac apps that can create greeting cards that look like they came from the store with my own photos on them, I like making nice lettering on them as well, that I can customize.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Hallmark for Mac is the best that I've found. Easy to use with your own design from the included images or from their designs where you can edit most of the type.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the suggestion, can I use my own photographs in the card designs?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, in either pre designed or design from scratch you can access iPhoto or anything on your hard drive.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    Pages, part of the iWork package has a number of templates. I took one and modified it for my own photographs, and my name on the back. Then saved that as a template. Now I just drag and drop my own photos into my own template and print away. You can print onto a full size piece of paper ( 8 1/2 by 11 inches in North America) and then score and fold for big sized card, or you can buy pre-scored card paper in various sizes. I have templates for, iiirc, 3 card sizes now. Save time and put the card size as part of the template name. :)
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    you could design some from scratch, and then Moo.com offers some great greeting card packages that you could upload your designs to online.
     
  7. macrumors G3

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    I just use iPhoto. You don't have to get them printed at a lab. You can print them on your own printer.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Might be this app would be interesting for you: FaceUp! Greetings – this app creates animated greetings. You can crop the face of your friend and paste it into any of background provided (28). Also animate face mouth and add verbal and text greeting. So you can greet with any holiday, occasion like birthday, etc. And it is free.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Another program I'll throw into the mix is The Print Shop, which I use for a number of purposes. I haven't used the greeting card feature, but it is a great little program for a lot of those specialized uses: business cards, flyers, etc.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Why do you send e-cards?

    Hi, I'm a student doing some market research on greetings card. My research is independent of any of the card companies. I'm interested to know what you think - tell me:

    *Why do you like to send greetings cards? What occasions do you send them for?
    *What do you like best about the cards you can buy?
    *What do you dislike the most?
    *Do you ever make your own cards? How do you make them?

    Many thanks!
     

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