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Monday, June 13, 2011

Do-it-Yourself Recipe Cards and Labels | Family Economics

By Cathe

Recently, I asked my mom for her chili recipe, which she wrote out on a cute, blank recipe card. However, there was hardly enough room on that 3-inch by 5-inch card to write all the ingredients and instructions. So, I designed some free printable folding recipe cards that have space for more information and have a simple design, which will complement most families’ kitchen décor.

Recipe Cards

1.    Download and print the recipe card file here to cardstock. 

2.    Next, trim out two standard recipe cards, one extra long folding recipe card (trim to desired length) and one cookbook bookmark per sheet.

3.    I also like to include matching labels to use with a recipe box. You can download and print the label files here to full sheet label stock.

4.    Trim out each to create recipe card box index tabs, a label for your box and additional corresponding labels for your kitchen. The round labels can be cut out using a standard 1-inch circle craft punch.

Once downloaded, printed and trimmed, here are some ideas for using the labels and recipe cards:

•    Make extra sets to share as hostess gifts.

•    Share a link to this post with friends for a fun recipe exchange.

•    Bring along several cards with the written recipe of a dish brought to a potluck for other guests to take.

•    Purchase basic recipe boxes or albums, label and fill with instructions for your favorite dishes to share with family and friends.

•    Place blank cards in bridal shower invitations for guests to bring along with their favorite recipes for the bride, organize them all into a box or album at the shower.

•    Gift a copy of a favorite cookbook filled with notated bookmarks of recipes you’ve tried.

•    Label spice bottles, preserves, storage boxes and food gifts.

How would you use the free labels and recipe cards?

9 Comments so far

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On Tuesday, May 1, 2012, Laurence from France wrote

I love these labels too!

On Thursday, February 9, 2012, Viola fr. Canada wrote

Thank you so much for the free recipe cards and labels which i was not exspecting.

On Sunday, July 10, 2011, EmilyinGeorgia wrote

Thanks for sharing the recipe cards and labels. They are so nice!!

On Saturday, July 2, 2011, DogpackMomma wrote

Looks good. Thanks & Happy Trails!

On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Jencha from Starkville, MS wrote

Thanks so much, you do the greatest stuff.

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, AJ from N. Alabama wrote

Came over from justsomethingImade - These are great cards... you actually have enough room to write the recipe out instead of trying to squeeze it onto four lines like most cards. Thanks so much!

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Granna Deanna wrote

This is a great combination. Thank you for sharing your talent & ideas with others. Keep up the good work!

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Pat from NJ wrote

Thank you Cathe ! I am constantly amazed with your work. Everytime I see something you did I think of how handy it is and of course copy and use. Keep it up !!

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Sheila H. wrote

You continue to delight us with your clever and cute ideas. Many Thanks!


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