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Recipe Card Templates

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Recipe Card Template

Have a drawer full of recipes that are just begging to be organized? Use one of my recipe card templates to get the job done. These templates are fully editable, so you can type your recipes in before you hit print, or print blank recipe cards, and fill them out by hand. Whichever you prefer.

Here are a bunch of designs to choose from …

Brown Floral Recipe Cards

Printable Brown Floral Recipe Cards

Print Brown Floral Recipe Cards – 3×5

Print Brown Floral Recipe Cards – 4×6

Brights Recipe Card Set

Printable Brights Recipe Cards

Print Bright Recipe Cards – 3×5

Print Bright Recipe Cards – 4×6

Simple Scallop Recipe Cards

Printable Simple Scalloped Recipe Cards

Print Simple Scallop Recipe Cards – 3×5

Print Simple Scallop Recipe Cards – 4×6

Retro Recipe Cards

Printable Retro Recipe Cards

There are eight recipe cards in this set, so you’ll need two pieces of paper to print this design.

Print Retro Recipe Cards – 3×5

Print Retro Recipe Cards – 4×6

Printable Orange Floral Recipe Card

This orange floral design only prints one recipe card per page. Make sure the “print actual size” box is checked when you go to print. If the “fit the page” box is checked, it’ll stretch the card to fill an entire 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.

Print Orange Floral Recipe Card – 3×5

Print Orange Floral Recipe Card – 4×6

More Ways to Use These Recipe Cards

Once you get your own recipe collection organized, use these recipe cards to share your favorite recipes, or create a recipe book with all of your family’s special recipes. This makes such a nice gift for a new bride or a recent graduate, and it also makes a brilliant family reunion door prize.

Printable Family Recipe Book

Use my printable family recipe book to create a recipe binder that’s customized with your family’s name. It’s available in four colors, and includes matching divider tabs.

Many web browsers have their own built-in PDF viewers, but they tend to be buggy. If you’re having trouble printing or editing one of our printables, click here for help.

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  1. I love this idea! I am going to make a family recipe book with these recipe cards in it for my daughter for Christmas. I will get recipes from other extended relative in the family as well!

  2. Erin, This is such a cute recipe card template, and I’m so glad there is the options to type. However, I started typing in the directions and my sentences aren’t lining up on the lines correctly. Is there something special I need to do, or will it print out ok? Thanks

  3. I printed out your small recipe card and it took up a whole 81/2×11 sheet of cardstock.Is it suppose to be that big? What did I do wrong?

    1. Hi Mae,

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I’m going to have to do a bit of digging to figure out why that’s happening now. I’ll let you know when I have it fixed.

      1. I personally want 8 1/2 x 11 sheet-size for my 3/ring binder book. Am I able to manipulate the template to get the full page? I’d also like to insert a photo at the top of the page (Word). Is that also doable?

  4. These templates are amazing! Could you also make a template without the ingredients part, so you have room for text only?

  5. I love these! Do you by chance have them with different borders that would match your recipe book printout? I think I am going to use the full size sheet to make my binder. On the big card it would look really cool to have another little section that says notes kind of like the ingredients block. Thank you so much for these!

    1. Thanks, Tracy. I have some more recipe card options on thebalance.com that would match my family recipe book. They aren’t editable, though, so you’d have to hand write the recipes. Here’s the link.

  6. I have downloaded the forms for the cookbook to my home computer, but cannot figure out how to edit them. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Tim, When you open the document, and click on one of the editable fields, you should get a flashing line, indicating that you can start typing. Also, if you hold down Control + E at the same time, it’ll bring up a menu of options — font, font size, etc. I recommend opening the file with Adobe Reader. For years that was the standard for working with pdf files, but in recent times Google Chrome, IE and others have muddied the waters by creating their own pdf readers. They’re usually the cause for files not working as they should. Hope that helps.

  7. I love your recipe cards! However, after the first couple of lines of text, it doesn’t line up with the lines on the cards anymore. Is there a way to fix that?


  8. Thank you this is great! Is there any way I can get a .jpg of the orange flower background? I am putting together a little booklet of 4 recipes and wanted to you the background for the cover.

  9. This is an absolutely wonderful recipe card and I LOVE how you let us type in it for our recipes! I just wish you had put 2 of them on the page so we could type/print 2 at a time. I print mine out on tagboard and trying to figure out which way to align it so it doesn’t print over the one I just did is always a challenge for me! I’m one of those lucky electronically inept people who always seem to insert it the WRonG way into the printer and end up wasting the tagboard and having to start all over! But I do thank you for this WONDERFUL layout which I LOVE! AND for letting us type directly into the PDF document so all we have to do is hit print! THAT IS SO AWESOMELY COOL!

  10. I love your recipe card, but I was hoping I could adjust the size. I am looking for smaller ones to fit into my recipe book. Anyway to make it 4×6? Thanks

  11. Hi Erin,

    This is such a great idea, making it editable! I am making a recipe book for a bridal shower. But, on the small card, is the number of characters limited? I have more room on the card, but it isn’t letting me type any more. I’d love to be able to use this for the recipe book.

    Thanks, Keri

    1. Hi Keri, I think it’s less an issue of the number of characters and more an issue of how the font you’re using fits the editable field. You could try a different font or font size and see if that helps. I have several other recipe card designs (including several editable ones) that I plan to add next week. You may find that one of those has a larger space to work with. Those include both 3×5 and 4×6 options.

  12. Thank you so much for doing this Erin. I am beginning to get a cookbook together for my son (the senior) to take to college with him.

  13. Good morning Erin. I have been a follower for over 10 years and have pretty much printed everything you have written;) Your garage sale advice was HUGE not to mention many other pieces of advice (I use your sheets daily). My son is now a senior and I am trying to put together a binder for him (but also know that much of the information I will have to put in digital form as well for traveling to college sake;). I LOVE how many of your forms you are now making editable and was wondering if you could tell me which forms you have now made editable so that I don’t have to do a massive search. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated

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