Recipe Card Template

Recipe Card Template

By Erin Huffstetler | 05/09/2013 | 18 Comments
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Have a drawer full of recipes that are just begging to be organized? Use my new recipe card template to get it done. Print out a stack of recipe cards, and write in your recipes by hand, or type them into the template before you hit print:

Need a place to keep all of your new recipe cards? My printable family recipe book is the perfect spot.

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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?

    • 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.

  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!

    • Thanks, Tracy. I have some more recipe card options on 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?

    • 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

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