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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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Festive Recipe Cards!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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!

Comments

  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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