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How to Create Free Recipe Cards With a Template
Making Recipe Cards Using Microsoft Word
Making your own recipe cards is quite easy to do using Microsoft Word. If it is not already installed within your Word program you can easily install it by going to office.microsoft.com. Do a search for recipe cards once at the site. Simply download the template. You do have to use Internet Explorer, and you will need to enable cookies in your browser before you will be able to successfully complete a download from this site. Once it is downloaded your Word program will open and you'll be given instructions on how to use the template.
Recipe Theme Cards
There are many choices as far as templates go. If you're looking for something other than a plain recipe card you will find it here. There are themed templates such as:
- Pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving
- Holiday recipe cards
- Family Reunion cards
- Personalized cards
- And more
Standard 3"x5" recipe cards
One of the many ways to format the card
Example: Recipe Card
This is what one of the recipe card templates will look like once it is downloaded onto your computer. You can then type in your recipe, save it, and print either onto plain paper or an Avery perforated card. This particular template comes in triplet, which could come in handy if you have more than one recipe you'd like to print out.
Formatting the Recipe Cards
To format the recipe cards there are several choices on the toolbar such as font, font size, and font color. You can add a fill color. Should you want to use a larger sized card you can change the size by selecting it in the labels and envelopes. In the example below I've chosen Avery US Letter under vendors, and then the Avery number 5388 index cards. These cards come perforated with 3 to a sheet.
Printing Recipe Cards
You can either print your recipe cards on an 8 x 10 sheet of paper or use the Avery index card sheets. These sheets go into your printer the exact same way that paper does.
Other online sites for downloading free recipe templates
At Avery.com you can download free software that is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000. You must have Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, 2003, XP or 2000 installed on your computer to use this. This software will give you templates to use for recipes, business cards, name badges and more.
There are many online places you can download free templates. To be safe when downloading be sure to save the download to your desktop and do a virus scan before using.
Recipe Card Ideas
If you like to bake, and give baked goods at Christmastime, a recipe card would go very nicely with a can of cookies, a fruitcake, or perhaps a salad that you're taking to a potluck dinner.
When your children need to take cookies or muffins to school for a bake sale, it might be nice to add a recipe card to the wrapped goods. This will be welcomed to let people know what ingredients were used especially for anyone that is allergic to certain foods.
Starting up a new bakery business? Make up one of your recipes, include a recipe card that has your business name, price of the item that you're attaching the card to, and hand out several of these to local stores and restaurants. This would be a great way to introduce your new business into your community, and have the people sample what your baked goods taste like. Include a typed list of all the items that you make to sell.
Planning a shower for a new bride to be? Have everyone that will be attending the shower give you their favorite recipe. Type all the recipes up onto cards with each guests name on the card such as recipe by, from the kitchen of, and put the cards into a nice recipe box holder as a gift for the bride to be. Perhaps add a cookbook or set of pots to go along with the gift.
Storing printed recipe cards
Once your recipe cards are printed you may want to store them in a binder. To keep them from fading or getting dirty insert them into plastic sheet holders.