Bring back the nostalgia of the pre-internet days with these free printable recipe cards! Use to store your favorite recipes or customize and gift to friends & family.
I can hardly believe it’s been 4 years since I first shared printable recipe cards so I figured it was time to do another round! This time, with a few ideas on how to turn the printable recipe cards into a full blown baking gift box! Because when I’m in doubt on what to for a last-minute gift, some kind of baking tools are always in order.
I wanted to share these fun & colorful printable recipe cards to hopefully inspire you to write down or print off some of your favorite recipes and stick them in a book or give them to friends and family. I’ve created the template to be compatible with Avery Design & Print Online, which means you can choose to keep the fields blank and hand write the recipe OR if that’s too old school, you can use the pre-set fields to type in your recipe to print.
What You Need for Printable Recipe Cards & Baker Gift Box:
All you need is the Avery template and Avery White Matte Postcards to print off the actual printable recipe cards. To add them to a baker’s gift box, simply write your favorite recipes on these cards and pair with some sprinkles (duh), a cute whisk, and cookie cutters and you’re set.
How to Download, Customize, and Print the Recipe Cards:
Step 1: Download the File
Download & save the Avery Templates to your computer. Unzip the file. Included in this zipped file are (1) Avery Fill-in-the-Blank Recipe Cards (double-sided) & (2) Blank PDF (to hand write)
Step 2: Print & Customize
Print and customize the recipe cards through the Avery Design & Print Online software by:
- Go to avery.com/print > Open a Saved Project from: My Computer > Browse a file to open
- Upload the file you just downloaded. If desired, use the software to digitally add your own text or recipes.
- Print on Avery White Matte Postcards!
Tip: In the download, I’ve included two options depending on if you’re planning to type or hand write. The handwritten version leaves all the fields blank, while the printable recipe cards you can type on have all the fields pre-set for Avery Design & Print Online so that all you have to do is click, type, and print on the pre-cut White Matte Postcards.
The great thing about being able to type in your own recipe is that you can print off as many copies as you need so you don’t have to spend an hour hand writing 5 copies of that in-demand cookie recipe all your friends are asking you for.
Idea to Gift Printable Recipe Cards:
I find that recipe cards are not only great for just for jotting down recipes to keep in your own binder, but they also make a great gift for the baker’s in your life! Instead of spending $20 on a custom set of recipe cards, you can use this template to customize with the names of your friends & family. How fun would it be for Sally to get a pack of recipe cards that already has her name listed in the “From the Kitchen Of: Sally” section that she could then use to hand write HER own recipes to give out to people?
Pair them with a set of measuring spoons or slip them into a DIY baker’s gift box and you suddenly have a custom gift that would be great for birthdays, bridal showers, or baking parties. I included a whisk, spatula, cookie cutter, sprinkles, and cupcake liners alongside the printable recipe cards but the options are really endless.
And because it wouldn’t be 2017 without a internet recipe rating system, I threw on some stars to color in. But really, you wouldn’t give someone a recipe card that was rated 1 star so I guess their purpose is pretty much just for fun. Which I’m not against.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What size are these printable recipe cards?
The design measures 4.25 x 5.25″.
What occasion could I use these?
These would be perfect printable recipe cards for bridal showers, Christmas gifts, or housewarming gifts. Write your favorite recipes on the cards then gift with other baking goodies like oven mitts, whisks, spatulas, aprons, or recipe card boxes.
Do you have other designs for printable recipe cards?
So what do you say?! Who wants to start a recipe card revolution? I’ve got about 5 minutes a week to devote to campaigning, but it might be worth a shot… ;)
Please note that these files are for personal use only and redistribution or reselling for commercial use is strictly prohibited. If you would like to spread the word about this printable, you are free to do so but (A) must link directly back to this post for download (please do not link directly to the printable download file) and (B) may only use one image from the post. Thank you for your cooperation!