PROS / Modern, well-designed graphics and layouts are beautiful and help you create stunning cards.
CONS / You do not get an enormous selection of templates with this application.
VERDICT / This card-making software features useful editing tools, offers etiquette tips for writing a sensitive card, such as a sympathy card, and presents appealing graphics.
Hallmark Card Studio is a well-designed greeting card software application for creating Hallmark quality cards and projects. You can start from scratch or choose a pre-made template before customizing your greeting cards with personal touches.
This greeting card maker takes the hassle out of choosing a greeting card for your friends and loved ones with its easy-to-use tools, and it will take you very little time before you know exactly how to make greeting cards.
You can choose from a pre-designed template or a blank card template to begin. Unfortunately, you get only 10,000 templates, which is a decent selection, but isn't nearly as extensive as those offered by the deluxe version of Hallmark’s Card Studio and our other top-ranked software applications.
The templates are all conveniently categorized by theme, event and sentiment. Whether you opt for a blank or pre-made template, you can add more than 13,000 graphics from the software's art gallery. You can even choose a pre-made template and simply print it without changing a thing – it is certainly easier than going to the store, and you're ready to send your message in short order.
Text editing is fast and easy with this card-making software. It is easy to change the color, font and size of the writing, and you can turn words into shapes. When you click on text or add text, a toolbox pops up near the top and disappears when you are done editing.
Hallmark offers some unusual and, for many people, quite welcome features that are unique to this brand. If you cannot think of what to say in a delicate situation, such as writing a sympathy card, this software provides plenty of pre-written sentiments that you can use as is or adapt with your own wording. The application also provides writing etiquette tips to demonstrate, quite sensibly, how to write a proper card for certain life events.
Photo editing also goes smoothly. You can do such things as rotate, enlarge, reduce and flip your imported photos. In addition, you can fix flaws, remove that unsightly red eye effect that shows up in some pictures, crop pictures to get just what you want to see, adjust colors and more.
This card-making software application is easy to use. It walks you through every step and provides help along the way through tutorials and detailed instructions in the manual. The screen is clean and not cluttered with extraneous buttons or icons. All the functions are labeled, so you can quickly find the tools you are seeking. You can save projects as PDFs, export them to Facebook or email them straight from the application.
This greeting card software offers on-screen instructions that are relevant to where you are in the application. The card design software also includes a PDF user manual, a tutorial, onscreen help and an indexed search tool. Hallmark offers email and phone customer support along with FAQs and live chat feature.
With this software, you end up with Hallmark quality homemade greeting cards that express exactly what you want to say. You will not encounter a steep learning curve since it offers helpful tutorials, pre-written sentiments and card-writing etiquette tips so your message is always tactful and heartfelt.