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Greeting Card Studio 2012 Review

PROS / The gridline and ruler option is a great feature for creating aesthetically pleasing cards.

CONS / The graphics are limited and out of date.

 VERDICT / While the interface and graphics could use an update, this simple greeting card maker is relatively easy to use.

Greeting Card Studio is a simple card maker that allows you to easily design an original card creation. Although there are fewer graphics and editing options than many of the best greeting card software applications, Greeting Card Studio can help you design a card for any party or occasion.

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This card-making software comes equipped with 400 templates and 4,000 pre-installed graphics. The templates are simple and easy to work with, and you can always start from a blank template as well. The graphics seem outdated and simple. They aren't high-quality photo images either – the graphics are mostly simple clip art images.

  1. The number of card and project templates contained in each application.
    More is better.
  2. 10 Greeting Card Studio
    400 Templates
  3. 28000 Templates
  4. 15000 Templates
  5. 16700 Templates
  6. Category Average
    10740.00 Templates

One of the most helpful design tools this greeting card maker offers is the gridline and ruler option. This allows you to precisely place and align the elements on your card. The number of text effects in this greeting card software is also limited. You can apply drop shadows, but you can't place text on curves, check your spelling or access writing etiquette tips. Photo-editing options are a bit more plentiful, but still fall short compared to other software applications that direct you in how to make greeting cards. Once you import your photos, you can change colors, crop, rotate, enlarge or reduce. That is it, however, so make sure your photos are perfect before adding them to any of your homemade greeting cards.

Greeting Card Studio is easy enough to use, but the layout seems outdated. The icons along the top toolbar are not labeled, but most of them are straightforward. When creating invitations, you select an element from the left sidebar and choose the color, font and other styles from the right one.

Even though the format is easy to use, the graphics and fonts are lackluster. You can email, print or save your card from the top toolbar at any time for easy convenience. Even though you can post your personalized card to Facebook, you cannot upload it to YouTube or add music and sound.

There are several ways to get in touch with the manufacturer in case you have questions or concerns. There is an online email submission form and FAQs. The company also provides multiple email addresses and phone numbers for customer and technical support. There are no user forums or a live chat feature for quick answers, though.


Overall, Greeting Card Studio is a decent, straightforward software package for creating traditional greeting cards. However, its limited tools and options make it difficult to design anything that is particularly original.

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