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American Greetings Creatacard Gold 8 [OLD VERSION]

by Riverdeep
Windows XP
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) 3 answered questions


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Product Features

  • Windows 98/2000/Me: 200 MHz Pentium or compatible 64MB RAM Windows XP: 300 MHz Pentium processor or faster 128 MB RAM 4X CD-ROM
  • 128 MB RAM Minimum 296 MB hard disk space 4X CD-ROM drive or faster 800x600 display, 16-bit color
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher 33.6 Kbps modem or faster and
  • Encore/Riverdeep,PC
  • Internet service provider account required for Internet access, online graphics, online projects, and animated greetings.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00009APG9
  • Item model number: 385569
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 22, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,028 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Indulge yourself with the latest creative powerhouse from the experts at American Greetings. Bursting with exciting tools and features, plus thousands of new images, projects and sentiments, American Greetings CreataCard Gold 8 will send your creativity soaring!

From basic cards to incredible crafts, create it all with help from the pros. With this freshly updated version, you’ll enjoy all of the power and versatility you expect from American Greetings, plus a virtually endless supply of inspiring art images. Set your inner artist free!



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed August 21, 2003
By KJ
I have used earlier versions of CreataCard and have been very pleased with every upgrade. But not this time. While there are many nice graphics, the majority (and in some categories - all)of graphics require you be online to even view them. If you 'paste' the item, then you have to wait while the graphic downloads. Many of the artwork that had previously been on my PC are now only available if I'm online. I have written the company; they acknowledged that the majority of graphics were online and advised me to turn off that feature or to upgrade!!! I told them I wanted my money back.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Much Less Than Expected March 15, 2005
I have Creatacard Gold 3 and love it. Wanted to Purchase more, but since being bought out by Broderbund, the option for expanding the cards on the CD's was taken away. The only option available is to purchase a newer version. I was okay with that, but discovered that the newer version doesn't even come close in quality, variety, or ease of use. If you've used the earlier versions and are looking for more cards, do NOT waste your money or time on this inferior product.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ONLINE IMAGES DON'T WORK November 9, 2004
By poohbee
I HAVE OWNED MANY AMERICAN GREETINGS PROGRAMS IN THE PAST AND THIS ONE IS THE WORST!!...THE ONLINE IMAGES DON'T WORK FOR SOME REASON...EVERYTIME I TRY TO LOOK AT THEM THE PROGRAM SHUTS OFF ...I CAN'T EVEN DESIGN MY OWN CARD! I HAVE TO MAKE THE PRE-MADE ONES ONLY.....NO WONDER ALL THE AMERICAN GREETINGS PROGRAMS ARE DISCONTINUED AND NO LONGER HAVE ANY CUSTOMER SUPPORT AVAILABLE.....BUY HALLMARK CARD STUDIO 2004 OR PRINTMASTER PLATINUM 16.0........
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars American Greetings CreataCard Gold 8 August 19, 2004
By Rippy
Very disappointing. I had been using CreataCard Gold (Copywrite 1997) and was very happy with it. I purchased version 8 hoping for the same user-friendly interface and more professional quality greeting cards with multiple greetings.

I found this version's interface to be cumbersome. The size of the cards was too small to see prior to selection. When I scrolled the view kept bouncing backward. The cards were nearly all cartoon quality-- few nice, professional quality like the first version. Most of the cards were accessible only via the Internet. DEFINITELY NOT AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE ORIGINAL CREATACARD GOLD. KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW, I WOULD NOT HAVE BOUGHT IT.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very unhappy December 6, 2005
I am an owner of CreataCard Gold 3. I love it but it is outdated so I decided to upgrade to the CreataCard Platinum 8. I am very disappointed. I can not use the old version saved files it doesnt reconize them. You cannot send an email of the card without the whole shop showing. It is much harder to use. I dont think it is user friendly.

I wish I had read these reviews before purchacing it. To anyone that has the old version do not upgrade. To those who do not have the older version then good luck to you.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars After creatacard gold 3 , it was all down hill October 31, 2005
I started with creatacard 2. I loved it so I got creatacard 3. I liked that even better so I got creatacard 4. This was a total waste of my money. It is so different from the original product that I can't believe that they could even use the same name. A total waste of time and money for anything after version 3.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money April 28, 2005
By Mindy
I could not even get this installed.

After searching the website for Broderbund and receiving unbelievably complicated instructions to install, it still did not work. You cannot call them because the only reason this company will talk to you on the phone is to sell you something. There is no e-mail support for this product, probably because they could not possibly hire enough staff to support this service because this product is so bad.

I e-mailed Riverdeep which owns Broderbund and they have sent me a form letter e-mail instructing me to do everything I had done so far with no further help.

I also had to do a long complicated process to remove a previous version from my computer and to finally remove the mess that was created from trying to install this program.

Don't waste your time or money on products from this company.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars CreataCard Gold 8 April 1, 2005
I agree with D. Davis (Honolulu). I have been using CreataCard Gold 3 for years and tried the upgrades and gave up on them as they are not a patch on CreataCard Gold 3. I usually like Broderbund products but they need to go back to the drawing board or better still go back to Gold 3

I.Renton, Scotland
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 12 days ago by D. A. Travers
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Bought for a friend , guess was ok as I got no negative feed back
Published 15 days ago by Gerald A. Mcdonald
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Was not a real program just an upgradable CD that was orginally distributed for free. .
Published 2 months ago by Jim Marston
5.0 out of 5 stars American Greetings card program
Use this program very often. I make cards for all occasions, card tallies for card club,
and gift tags for presents. It is easy to use.
Published 10 months ago by Donna Bopp
3.0 out of 5 stars American Greetings Creatacard Gold 8 [OLD VERSION
This down loan does not offer as many as cards as I original had on my computer. Had to purchase this version since I upgrades my Microsoft System. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Gary L.
4.0 out of 5 stars good
well, its a easy product, but it is just I hope buy, it arrive on time and the way I waiting
Published 23 months ago by Mary
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasted my money
Description of product did not provide what operating system(s) it would work with any both computers at this location do not have any of the appropriate version of Windows. Read more
Published on November 7, 2012 by lilred78
5.0 out of 5 stars CreateaCard,Gold 8
I need a copy of these cards, I have the CreateaCard 8, and it has lots of flaws in it, because I used it so much. Read more
Published on August 31, 2012 by Betty Holt
1.0 out of 5 stars I need help
I have been using Creatacard 3 ever since it came out many years ago. I use it for my cards and for all of my envelopes that I address, and it contains my address book, calendar... Read more
Published on November 13, 2011 by topcard
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably not worth it!
Have bought several upgrades thru' the years and have always gone back to Create-A-Card Gold 3 for it's ease of use and simplicity. Read more
Published on October 31, 2009 by Oregon Wolf Pack
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