Easy DIY Festive Recipe Cards

Let me tell you…I could not WAIT to dig into lunch this afternoon. I was one hungry gal!

I blame it on this morning’s workout.


Lunch today included a big ‘ol mixed veggie salad, which was put together last night. In the mix: Italian lettuces, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, broccoli, corn, onions, pickles, and dried cranberries. I also ended up tossing in a wedge of The Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese and dressed it up with some tomato-basil vinaigrette. Delish!


I also packed up a couple of snacks today that I knew would pair well with my Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB: the rest of the carrot that I shredded on my salad + a banana. I actually ended up eating the banana mid-morning and am planning on snacking on the carrot later this afternoon, along with my pear.


After the extra sweets that were consumed yesterday, I’m working hard on refueling with some extra colorful fruits and veggies today!


Easy DIY Recipe Cards

So yesterday, I shared the recipe for the cookies that I made for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, but today I’d really like to share a little something else that I sent along with each batch of my cookies.


Festive Recipe Cards!


I know I’ve already shared some of my favorite ways to dress up my baked goods, which briefly touched on recipe cards, but I switched things up a little bit this time. It really only takes a little bit of time to take a regular, ho-hum recipe card, and turn it into a pretty festive card that your recipient will want to keep forever and ever (well, as long as it’s a good recipe, I suppose!). 😉

First, I typed up and printed the recipe, in color, in a simple Word document. I used a text box with the dimensions of 3″ x 5″ so it would mimic the sizes of a true recipe card. I cut them out using a pair of fancy scissors, which gives a nice touch.


Once the recipes were cut, I used some green cardstock to make the background. I only wanted a small border, so I cut out a size that was just slightly larger than the printed recipe.


To attach the recipe to the cardstock, I just use a small piece of tape, but you could also use a glue stick or whatever else suits your fancy.


Tape (or glue) the recipe and ingredients on the front and the directions on the back.


At this point, if you have a laminator, then you have one more step. Slide your recipe cards into a laminating sheet…


…seal ‘em up and trim off the excess laminating sheet.


The last step (whether or not your cards are laminated) is optional depending on how you plan to present your card. But if you plan on attaching it to a gift, then a nice finishing touch would be to poke a hole, using a single hole punch, so you can tie on your recipe card.


Get some curling ribbon, tie it right on, and voila!


You’ve got yourself a nice, festive recipe card. :)

Question for the Afternoon:

What are some of your favorite DIY crafts for the holidays? Feel free to link up any ideas…I’m feelin’ crafty!


  1. says

    Very cute recipe cards! I always put together little recipe books for the girls for our Christmas Eve gift exchange – I get little photo albums from the dollar store and then fill them with 3×5 cards with the recipes I’ve done throughout the year. I love your idea of attaching the recipe to the actual baked good! Very cute.


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