Monday, June 13, 2011
Do-it-Yourself Recipe Cards and Labels | Family Economics
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.
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?