Thursday, January 7, 2010

Homemade Recipe Cards



For Christmas this year, I decided to make a family recipe book. They were pretty time consuming to make but it was worth it in the end and I think I'm going to make more each year to add to the collection. I made the recipe cards using photoshop and a digital scrapbooking kit I found online. They are 4" x 6" and I printed them as pictures and ordered them through Costco so they were only 10 cents a print.

I did 50 recipes and color coordinated so that each color represented a different category. So the blue ones are main dishes, green are appetizers...etc. You could just put these in your recipe box OR you could do what I did and punched a small hole in the corner and put them all on a metal ring to make it more like a book. You could also find one of those really inexpensive picture albums and use those as well. Anything would work!

I know Christmas is over now, but I think that this would be a great gift for anyone. I love getting new cookbooks and I love to share recipes so it worked perfect for me.

Here are a couple of the recipes and what they look like as images. I saved them all as JPEG's so that I could easily download them as pictures.








14 comments:

The little craft shack said...

cute!

Kileen said...

That's a great idea! I know it's way early but this would be great to do with my mom's recipes and give it to her for Mother's Day.

GroverFamily said...

great idea!! i love getting new recipes...i might give this a try for mothers day:)

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

i love this idea. i always wanted to create a recipe book ... maybe if i start now it wont be so daunting at christmas time... thanks!

GroverFamily said...

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http://lifewiththegrovers.blogspot.com/2010/01/guess-what.html

nettie said...

I love,love,love it ......Lind's Thanks for doing it for me and your sister's .......;o)

M. JORGENSEN said...

this is amazing! i love this idea...i may just have to make one for myself! thanks for the great idea!

Brandy said...

what a totally awesome idea! love them. I think you could sell these as kits or something?

The Mills said...

How cute!! Do you have template I could copy or anything?!?

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I would love to sell them or give you a free template. But I used a digital scrapbooking kit that is for personal use not for resale.

The Barrow Bunch said...

I came across your blog from U Create. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Book mark for sure! Couple of questions, would you be willing to share where you found your "digital scrapbooking kit" and would you be willing to share recipes. I am a recipe fanatic!
Thanks, Kim

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Kim, i honestly don't remember where i got my digital scrapbooking kit...I love recipes too! I am going to try to do a recipe a week from now on....so be sure to check back often! :)

Recipe Cards said...

Hi!
I love recipes and I especially appreciate geeting this one. Thanks!

buy postcards said...

I would love to sell them or give you a free template. But I used a digital scrapbooking kit that is for personal use not for resale.