Free Printable Recipe Cards

    Posted by  ·  March 5, 2010

    I am so excited to share these free printable recipe cards that can be customized by you. Yes, that is right — simply choose a design, fill in your recipe title, ingredients, directions and then print!

    This is brand new and we still might have a few bugs. Please give it a try and then give me feedback. If you can think of a way they might be improved, please let me know!

    Below are instructions to walk you through the process. Once you are ready to give it a try go to Printable Recipe Cards.

    Getting Started

    The first step in creating your recipe cards is to select a size. Cards can either be 6″ by 4″, or 5″ by 3″. Two large cards or three small ones will fit on a single sheet of US letter.

    If the lower check box is checked, the same recipe will appear on all cards. If not, a different recipe can be placed on each one.

    Once a size is selected, click “Next Step” to move to the recipe entry screen.

    Editing your recipe

    The tabs at the bottom allow quick editing of any part of the recipe card.


    Use the appearance tab to select a background and layout for the recipe card.

    Recipe Information

    Enter the name of the recipe, along with the name of the person that created it.


    Enter ingredients for the recipe. The toolbar can be used to insert special characters, such as 1/4 and 1/2 measurements.


    Use the directions tab to enter instructions on how to make the recipe.

    Printing your recipe

    Once all details of the recipe have been entered, use the “next stage” button to move forward. This will either move to the next recipe, or the print preview screen.

    At the print preview, clicking the link to the left will display a full size preview in a new window. If everything looks the way you want, just click the print command to create your new cards!

    Now you are ready to give the Free Recipe Card Maker a try!


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    1. Angel
      Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
      When will this be available? It appears that it once was and now it isn't and hasn't been for a while.
    2. Lauren
      Thursday, July 7th, 2016
      Will we be able to use this recipe card maker in the future!?
    3. Althea
      Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
      Love the recipe card maker but would like even more if you could change out the colors. I like the blue one best.
    4. Megan W.
      Monday, January 13th, 2014
      Love it!!!! You are the only one that provides this in such a clean format. Thank YOU.

      Super easy, but and it might be me, I am not technical. But after I print one page, it doesn't allow me to go back and create another one. I have to hit the icon on the bottom corner, "skip to my lou" which takes me back to your blog instead?? Also, I wish when I created a space between my measurement and the item it would remain in the format, but it disappears???

      Hate to make suggestions cuz I am blown away that you can even offer this to begin with!
      Thanks, Megan
    5. Marcia Kasieta
      Saturday, October 26th, 2013
      This is a fabulous idea. Got all the way through and tried to print but that link isn't working. If you get this working with the print, please email me. WOuld love to try it all the way through. Thanks
    6. Jane
      Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
      Would love to try this but I can't down load this program.
    7. Jodi
      Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
      Needed a quick idea for end of the year teachers gifts, this was perfect. All of the recipes that parents made throughout the year (we do a staff appreciation lunch once a month) were able to be out onto these adorable cards and given as a "cookbook" to each teacher. Thank you!
      • Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
        Jodi that is such a wonderful idea! What lucky teachers!
    8. Sarah
      Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
      I think this is super cute and great idea, although upon printing the text was light, and a little blurred even with bold. I hope it is something that can be fixed!!! Thanks! Sarah
    9. Monday, February 6th, 2012
      Cindy, you're an angel!!
      Thanks so much!
    10. Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
      This is wonderful!! Thanks so much for making this. I am making my sister a recipe scrapbook for christmas and will definitely be using some of your printables for the scrapbook.


    11. Jessica
      Saturday, June 11th, 2011
      These are SO cute! I am wondering if I can print them without the recipe. We are sending recipe cards out with invites for a bridal shower, so I'd like them printed plain so people can fill them out. Is this possible? It seems that it won't let me go to the print page without typing in every box. Thanks so much!
    12. Perrianne
      Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
      My recipe was too long and the bottom was cut off. Could you give the option of a 2 page card?
      Great idea and I will try it again for shorter recipes. Many Thanks!!
    13. Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
      Just printed a few - the 4x6's turn out awesome, thanks SO much!!!!
    14. Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
      What a great idea! Can't wait to give it a try!!!
    15. Monday, March 8th, 2010
      I love this...I will definitely be using this. Thanks for sharing!!
    16. Sunday, March 7th, 2010
      This is soooo cool! You're fabulous! Thanks so much for all the hard work, I'll be linking to this.
    17. Katie
      Sunday, March 7th, 2010
      Love it! Worked great. Text could be a little darker and I agree with the other posts regarding longer recipes. Super idea though! Thank you!
    18. Debby
      Sunday, March 7th, 2010
      I love these! I must have had a long recipe though, because my ingredients and directions got cut off. :( Maybe an option for font size for longer recipes? I'll definitely use them for some of my shorter recipes though - it's SO nice not having to get hand cramps writing out recipes! My only request is more buttons for 1/3 & 2/3!

      Thanks, they're beautiful!
    19. Sunday, March 7th, 2010
      Oops, that's what I get for forgetting to check my link before submitting. Corrected one is under my name on THIS post, sorry!
    20. Sunday, March 7th, 2010
      I tend to hand write recipes I give away since I enjoy reading the writing of recipes given to me by those I love. That said, this would be awesome when giving something as a gift with a recipe or that sort of thing. I linked on my weekly roundup, post is under my name. Thanks for putting it together!
    21. toni
      Saturday, March 6th, 2010
      this is too cute!...
      the only think i would have done differently (and i'm not too sure how you would accomplish this on the program), is to allow for a longer listing of ingredients. but as i said i'm not sure how you would do this LOL. it might just have to be a recipe with not so many ingredients ;).
      i used this program to make a copy of my dh's (late) grandmother's lasagna recipe as a gift to my sil. she doesn't have it and i'm giving her this along with the written version (for sentimental reasons).
      thanks again!
    22. Michelle Dawdy
      Saturday, March 6th, 2010
      LOVE these! Is there any way to print blank ones- without the recipe directions?
    23. Saturday, March 6th, 2010
      Wow this is such a cool and amazing thing! Don't have time to play around with them now but will definitely later. Cute.
    24. Saturday, March 6th, 2010
      great idea!! It should be to use it... but in Italy we have only A4 sheets!!
    25. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      You are full of wonderful ideas! I just love it.
    26. karen
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      Love the reciepe cards! Wish I could get into the other colors though, other than the blue. It printed out great ... kind of wish that there was a spelling correction, but I would rather have other colors. Thank you!
    27. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      Oh this is very cool, love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!
    28. kate
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      These are great, & super cute! I was, however, in need of a pre-formatted 1/3 cup just didn't look as pretty and uniform when it was printed on my cards.
    29. Britney Anglesey
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! Thank you so much! These are so super easy, cute, and I love that it's easy to make them match with perfect placement and everything. Awesome, thanks again. :o)
    30. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      This worked great! Thank you!! I buy the 4x6 postcards from Avery and usually print my recipes that way, but these are much cuter!
    31. Moriah
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      Look Awesome.....Thanks
    32. Jill
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I went through all the steps but there was no next stage or print preview button to actually print the cards. It would only let me click on previous. Great idea, though!
    33. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      Thank you SO much for sharing it! I've been trying to find an easy way to this for quite some time, you read my mind :)
    34. Sheryl
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I just tried the recipe card print out and I love it! Thank you so much for making this available. I have recently redone my kitchen in green, so your green cards match it! :-) They look so professional too. Can't wait to get the time, to print out all my recipes.
    35. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I tried out the yellow design on a 4x6 format and was very impressed with the results. I felt like I was a professional cook looking at my printed out recipe. :-) Your design is lovely. This is really cool of you to provide us with a free good-looking recipe card maker. I'm going to post something at my blog about it soon.

      I have one question: When I printed it at best draft on my inkjet, the type looked greyish. I'd like it to be black. Is that something I need to adjust on my printer?

      Thank you very much for this free tool!!!!!
    36. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I wasn't able to choose a design other than the first one. The was not option to scroll to see the second one. Other than that it is a fab idea! I need to revamp my recipies!!!
    37. Jodie
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I love this!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

      I just tried one and it worked great ecept for the "appearance". Your instructions show the 2 choices side by side (the one with blue trim around it, and the one with a grean boarder down the left side). But when I am making them and get to the appearance part of making it, mine shows the 2 choices with the blue one, and the green one under it instead of next to it, and it only shows half of the green one so I can't see the dot at the bottom of it to select it. So I can only choose the blue one. When I tried to use the slider bar to go down, it won't do anything. Do you know what might cause this?
      Thank you again for sharing such a wonderful thing!!!!
    38. Allison Farrens
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      These are great! I just tried to print some but it cut off the last part of the directions. Also, "Make it" gets covered by the text. It would be great if they could be 2 sided for longer directions.
    39. colleen
      Friday, March 5th, 2010
      Hey ! Am having trouble getting to the yellow style option. Am only able to use the blue. Also. When finished, i can't figure out how you got to the print page. Help! Am feeling computer challenged and i am usually pretty good!
    40. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      This is great! It saves a lot of time handwriting them down on each card!

      Thank you! This is just so useful! :)
    41. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      These are great!
      Thanks so much.
      I was just thinking the other day how badly I needed to purchase some new recipe cards to get my recipe box in order. These will work perfectly & they are FREE!!
      I just printed out a couple and it was super easy to do..they look fabulous too!
      I will drop back by later tonight, when I have more time and do the rest.
      Thanks again!
    42. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I just gave it a try and they are great! This will be so handy for sharing recipes with friends when they come over for a meal. It will be so nice to have them printed up ahead of time to hand out. Thanks a million!
    43. Friday, March 5th, 2010
      I love this idea... the card designs are great! I just tried it out and it worked for me :). Thanks!