Need suggestions for a card making software--birthday, greeting, etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whimaway, May 28, 2009.

  1. whimaway macrumors newbie

    whimaway

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    Is this built into any mac applications already? Anyways, I need suggestions for a card making software--birthday, greeting, etc. Preferably free.

    If anyone ever used the creative writer game, it has the most amazing card-creator. I still have the CD, but I don't know how to make os x 9 run on my laptop. If you could tell me how to do that that would be great too.

    Thanks in advance! :)
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    iPhoto allows you to make 67 different cards using templates, but the final copies must be ordered through their Photo Services department. Pages has templates for creating cards & envelopes, but to a lesser extent, maybe 6-7 of each.

    SheepSaver is a piece of free software that will allow you to run OS 9 on a newer system.
     
  3. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    I hated Print Shop from Broderbund on windows, but tried it several times over the years because other people used it. But it never got any better. When I moved to a Mac about 3 years ago I started to look for a Desktop Publisher for cards and posters. I noticed a new company had taken over the Mac version (MacKiev software). It sounded better than the Broderbund junk I had used before and it Integrated with iLife for photos, iCal and the address book but there was no FREE trial so I continued my search and never found anything that sounded good. After reading some bad reviews I almost gave up on Print Shop, but did decide to try anyway and ordered it, hoping I hadn't wasted my money.. For the first time in at least 15 years I feel like I got my moneys worth with Print Shop. It works really well with my Mac and doesn't hog all my computer resources , letting me leave it running while doing other things. But at $69.95 it's not cheap...:mad:

    http://www.mackiev.com/print_shop.html

    No I don't work for or know anyone that works for MacKiev, just a happy user of Print Shop. :)
     
  4. whimaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone! I'm going to try SheepSaver tonight with creative writer. I hope we still have the OS 9 disks. That is how you use it correct? You have to install OS 9 and then use the application?
     
  5. whimaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow, OK I am not tech-literate to figure out this application. Apparently SheepSaver is very unstable and not so user-friendly. I may just poke around in the basement and try to find the old computer.

    Also checked out iPhoto, but again I am very cheap (just a student). I may just have to stick to the old fashioned way (pencil and paper).

    I am currently downloading Paintbrush--maybe I can make the cards side and then rotate them? I wonder how many pixels 8x11 is...
     
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  7. whimaway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but I'm specifically looking for something I can print out for free. Sorry, I'm just picky. At this point I think I'm just going to use multiple imaging programs and then paste it into word to see if it works with the 8x11 size.

    Currently, I have paintbrush, gimp (or gimpshop, can't remember), and seashore on my computer, but I'm only familiar with paintbrush since it's like paint. Oh I loathe instruction manuals, but I guess I will have to get through the seashore one.
     

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