55+ Free Printable Recipe Cards: {A Nice Collection}

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CookbookHere’s a collection of recipe cards I’ve gathered from around the web, all are free printables.

There are hundreds (thousands maybe?) available online, but I thought these were some of the best designs I came across and there should be something here for everyone.

If you’re giving away home baking or food items, attaching a card is a nice touch (and they’re lovely for your own use too!).

Check out the list and also see the selection of printables on this page that are ideal for giving gifts of baking and other food items (includes tags and labels).

If your collection of recipes is getting too large and disorganized, here are some ideas for organizing them.

I’m frequently adding new goodies to this page so you may want to bookmark it for future reference. Enjoy!

flickr.com/photos/chelstastic/

flickr.com/photos/chelstastic/

Retro Oven: Charming design with retro pink & teal dots, lined and has a vintage stove in the bottom right corner.

Nice & Big Binder Style: Prints two per sheet and is available via Microsoft Word doc file (non-editable, for handwriting).

operationvictoria.blogspot.com

operationvictoria.blogspot.com

upcountryvintage.blogspot.com

upcountryvintage.blogspot.com

Retro Apron: Four different apron designs, each measuring 3″ x 5″ (pdf download).

Oh So Yummy: Comes in two versions (lines or blank) and available in pdf or jpg files (zip download).

keylimedigitaldesigns.com

keylimedigitaldesigns.com

tiethatbindsweddings.wordpress.com

tiethatbindsweddings.wordpress.com

Elegant Border: Editable so you can fill them out on your computer before printing.

Report Card Style: Simple design that you can circle the “grade” of recipe (A, B, C). Other goodies available on page as well.

thesweetestoccasion.com

thesweetestoccasion.com

mygirlthursday.com

mygirlthursday.com

Retro Style: Sweet retro style lined design, 4 per page (jpg file download).

Mamie’s: A simple, beautiful design available in four different colors.

aviedesigns.blogspot.com

aviedesigns.blogspot.com

sarahmasci.com

sarahmasci.com

Harvest Blessings: An autumn-themed design that features plenty of space to write your notes.

Cheery Orange: Nice features including a star rating box and space to mark down prep & cooking times. Free pdf download.

upupcreative.blogspot.com

upupcreative.blogspot.com

domestifluff.com

domestifluff.com

Full Page Template: This is 8 1/2″ x 11″ (full page), two different versions available (one is editable).

Red Heart Border: Cute, includes a matching gift tag to download.

ellesstudio.blogspot.com

ellesstudio.blogspot.com

juliannasmith.com

juliannasmith.com

Two Designs: From “The Kitchen Of” set, one featuring cookware items the other a strawberry design with a blue background. From Under The Tulip Tree.

Maids-A-Milking: Two different milk maid designs, prints four per page.

triciarennea.blogspot.com

triciarennea.blogspot.com

messyvegetariancook.com

messyvegetariancook.com

Floral Pop *4 different floral designs & colors. Size is 4×6.

Martha Stewart’s Keepsake Templates (pdf). Three to choose from–and they’re lovely of course!

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

reallyquitelucky.blogspot.com

reallyquitelucky.blogspot.com

Assorted *A few to choose from. They are full color and sizes offered are both 3×5 and 4×6.

Country Clipart *Several to choose from, different sizes to download. These are in a country clipart theme.

countryclipart.com

countryclipart.com

lifeinthecraftlanewithmandie.blogspot.com

lifeinthecraftlanewithmandie.blogspot.com

A Yummy Dish. This one is a simple (not overwhelming) country floral.

4 x 6 and 3 x 5 Inches *several to download, designs are simple yet quite nice.

mintprintables.com

mintprintables.com

alenkasprintables.com

alenkasprintables.com

(both 3×5 and 4×6 available) *several to choose from, my favorites from this collection are the bumble bees and the apple harvest.

Binder Sized (this is a great one for household organizers!)

diyplanner.com

diyplanner.com

raggedyscrappin.com

raggedyscrappin.com

Here are three done in country style graphics: RaggedyScrappin: Dishes, Country Animals & Jars and Gingerbread Man & Teapot.

La Fuji Mama: Four different colors available: Teal, Orange, Red and Pink. Each are 4×6 inches.

lafujimama.com

lafujimama.com

craftingagreenworld.com

craftingagreenworld.com

Brown Paper Bag: This is printed onto pieces of brown paper bag (front and back).

Embellish: There are 3 per 8.5×11 page. 1 4×6 and 2 3×5. Print on cardstock and trim.

erinvaledesign.com

erinvaledesign.com

freeprintablesonline.com

freeprintablesonline.com

Retro Fleur: Featuring a retro color scheme with a floral theme, comes in both a 3×5 and 4×6 size.

Retro Spots: This template features a spotted retro theme, complete with an array of colorful polka dots in a variety of different sizes. Offered in both 3×5 and 4×6 sizes (pdf).

freeprintablesonline.com

freeprintablesonline.com

creaturecomfortsblog.com

creaturecomfortsblog.com

Sweet Jessie’s Holiday: Cute tags and a card to download via pdf.

Reindeers: Festive reindeer perfect for gift giving. Two sizes available: 3×5 and 4×6.

freeprintablesonline.com

freeprintablesonline.com

thesmallobject.com

thesmallobject.com

With Mailing Label: Sweet & colorful featuring triangles. These are available via two separate downloads, one for the mailing label and one for the cards.

Six Different Designs: All lined and in 4″x6″ size.

amixedbag.wordpress.com

amixedbag.wordpress.com

cottage-industrialist.com

cottage-industrialist.com

Canning Style: Simple with a canning jar image on the side.

Ladybug: Lined with a pretty green border and a ladybug in the top corner.

sewspoiled.blogspot.com

sewspoiled.blogspot.com

jaymesloan.wordpress.com

jaymesloan.wordpress.com

Set of 4: Featuring: Whisk; Dutch Oven; Spatula; Utensils.

Coffee Cup: Features a steaming cup of coffee.

indiefixx.com

indiefixx.com

gotcrafts.typepad.com

gotcrafts.typepad.com

Made With Love: Simple yet lovely in black & white that reads: A Tasty Recipe Made With Love.

Cookies & Milk: Cute with a jug of milk and a plate of cookies. Two sizes available to download: 4×6 and 3×5.

creaturecomfortsblog.com

creaturecomfortsblog.com

aquickstudyonline.com

aquickstudyonline.com

Herbs: Three different herb pot designs, these are lined and measure 4″x6″.

Cookie Swap: Assorted colors and fonts, great for cookie swaps, hostess gifts, and even your own file box!

thesweetestoccasion.com

thesweetestoccasion.com

chaninsrecipes.blogspot.com

chaninsrecipes.blogspot.com

Wintery: Pretty wintery theme in 5 different colors (zip file).

Cheery Bunting Flags: Two per page, one side lists the ingredients and the other side the directions.

heartmadeblog.com

heartmadeblog.com

scissorspaperwok.com

scissorspaperwok.com

I Heart My Food: 11 per download (3″ x 5″ index cards, A4 and 8 1/2″ x 11″ page). Design is a “heart + soup” or other food group.

4×6 Owl: Print on heavy-weight stock paper, one side has room for instructions and the other has space for title, dish type, prep time, shopping list.

myowlbarn.com

myowlbarn.com

creativemamma.com

creativemamma.com

Kokeshi Doll: Adorable featuring a Japanese Kokeshi doll (two different designs, pdf download).

Cards & Dividers: Nice set! Four different borders for the cards, comes with matching patterned dividers.

lovevsdesign.com

lovevsdesign.com

behindthestudio.com

behindthestudio.com

Lined 4″ x 6″: Features a pale blue background with an illustration of a fork running along the bottom.

Give Thanks Collection: A lovely assortment of freebies including coasters, wine glass skirts and more.

clairebella.com

clairebella.com

del4yo.squarespace.com

del4yo.squarespace.com

Bunny Baking Cupcakes: Sweet little card for cupcake recipes, design features a bunny holding a wooden spoon and sitting in a mixing bowl.

With Dividers: Another lovely set by Love vs. Design that includes 4 patterned dividers.

lovevsdesign.com

lovevsdesign.com

tania-wildheart.blogspot.com

tania-wildheart.blogspot.com

Lined Vintage Crockery Designs: Four different ones per sheet, each featuring a piece of vintage crockery in the bottom right corner.

Two-Sided: Front lists the ingredients and the back lists the directions and details (yield, temperature & time).

oopsicraftmypants.net

oopsicraftmypants.net

amyjdelightful.blogspot.com

amyjdelightful.blogspot.com

Birds: Three different colors (orange, green and blue/white), has blue grid for the back Instructions.

Vintage-Style: Nice bunch! Editable and includes a few different retro-themed dividers to download.

lovevsdesign.com

lovevsdesign.com

kaylaaimee.com

kaylaaimee.com

Floral Border 5×6: Prints two per page and has both front and back (for instructions). Cut and fold in half then glue closed.

Blue With Lacey Border: Two page pdf download with front and back (2 copies each), back is lined with lots of room for directions.

lovethegrows.com

lovethegrows.com

onalimbpaper.blogspot.ca

onalimbpaper.blogspot.ca

Two Different Designs: One features a cherry soda can in the top left corner, the other has a lollipop.

Pretty Vintage Style: (click on images to download) Three different styles to choose from (1 blank & 2 pre-labeled).

callmevictorian.com

callmevictorian.com

wildolive.blogspot.ca

wildolive.blogspot.ca

Dividers: Eight different border colors and tabs are editable so you can type just what you need.

“Sweet Desserts” Set: Cupcake themed, two-sided layouts and three versions of a 4″ x 6″ card (zip download).

audreyjeannesblog.com

audreyjeannesblog.com

twodelighted.com

twodelighted.com

In 3 Colors: Available in Pink, Blue & Green, simple design that prints 2 per page.

With Proverbs 31 Quotes: A set of four with the same design but different quotes from Proverbs 31 (to joyfully serve).

time-warp-wife.blogspot.ca

time-warp-wife.blogspot.ca

thecottagemarket.com

thecottagemarket.com

Retro Style: Two different designs to choose from plus a couple “From The Kitchen of” tags.

Gingham Border: 3.5″ x 5″ in size, has a pretty green check/gingham border on sides. Lots of room for ingredients and instructions.

studio29creative.wordpress.com

studio29creative.wordpress.com

thebakeryspot.com

thebakeryspot.com

4×6 Stripe Border: Has a cute orange rolling pin in the top right corner, unlined and has room for ingredients, directions and yield amount.

Vintage Set: Each one is lined and features a different vintage image for the background.

estherscardcreations.blogspot.ca

estherscardcreations.blogspot.ca

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Published: March 1, 2008
Updated: October 23, 2012

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22 Comments to “55+ Free Printable Recipe Cards: {A Nice Collection}”
  1. Kip says:

    P.S. This is a fabulous blog!

  2. Lynn says:

    Thanks for these great sources for recipe cards. I’d love to put together a handmade booklet of family favorite recipes for my college-aged kids. Has anyone done such a project? Any tips? You’ve given me a great place to start. Thanks!

    • Jacquie says:

      I am currently working on a recipe book for my kids. They are in their 30′s and requested that I do something like this 10 years ago. I am making a master copy for myself and photocopying each page 3 times so I can give a book of my recipes to each of my 3 sons. It is work in progress and they look forward to getting their pages as I complete them.

    • Ladee says:

      My mother had a black notebook from her high school cooking class. Over the years many new recipes were added. Due to lack of money one year I decided to copy it for my 6 brothers. It was a smaller 3-ring binder that took 6″ x 9″ lined paper (Goodwill often has these notebooks). They all said “The Black Notebook Cookbook” was the best thing they ever got!

      • Jan says:

        For Christmas one year, I made little family recipe books together for my daughters. I used the thick 4X6 photo books and recipe cards. They loved them. I’m going to do the same thing for my granddaughters.

  3. Linda M. says:

    Oh yes, I must say again………what would we do without you?! Such a wonderful collection & YOU did all the work! Yet another page of your’s saved in my favorites…….you’re the best!

  4. dordes says:

    Its good interneting with tipnut members.What will we do if not for this website.Thanks

  5. Lisa says:

    Hi,
    Gather recipes from various family members and friends of your recipients. Try to get 2-3 from each person. Maybe include a photo of the person who submitted the recipes at the beginning of the section for that persons recipes. I have a friend that did this. This would be complicated as you would almost need a table of contents or index so people could find what they wanted. But it makes a beautiful book. My mom’s recipe book I made for her got so long that I needed a table of contents AND index even though there was no photos in it.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe cards. I spent an entire evening trying to make something that would work for recipes in a jar, ended up very frustrated. I got back online and tried again, and came across this website. I can’t thank you enough! I can neatly type the recipe on a card and put it with the jars…no messy handwriting or taped/glued pictures. lol

  7. Katie says:

    I can’t wait to use the retro recipe cards when I write my favorites down for friends:)

  8. Ladee says:

    I put my recipes that I use most often in a small photo album (Grandma’s Brag Book type). They are protected from spills and splatters. These cards are perfect for that. Thank you–and thank you for making them free!

  9. Yvonne says:

    I love it…!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Liz says:

    I want to make a company recipe collection. Our office has some talented cooks! How can I create a company recipe collection that will be stored on our shared drive? I would like to place some blank recipe card templates with pretty designs in a place where we can all access them and add recipes to the collection as we discover a new one. That way, the company collection can grow over the years. Can you give me instructions?
    Thanks!

    • Betty says:

      I’ve done this for my home computer, and don’t know why it wouldn’t work on a shared drive. I created a folder and called it RECIPES. I opened the Recipe folder and created several sub-folders, i.e., Deserts, Cookies, Italian, etc. I either typed my recipes in Word or even scanned recipes as PDF’s then saved them in the appropriate folder. If I didn’t know where to save it, I temporarily saved into the main folder “Recipes”. I created a shortcut to the RECIPE folder on my desktop. When I open the icon I see my various sub-folders. I select which folder I want and double click on it. I have my explorer set up so I can view the various recipes if clicked on. There is also a search feature if you forget the name of a recipe and can only remember an ingredient (like ‘zuchinni’). I scan the Recipe folder and a list of recipes that include zuchinni will be listed. Hope this helps.

  11. Victoria says:

    Thank you for featuring me!

  12. B. Grow says:

    Thanks for the feature! I love all the other recipe cards! Such a nice collection!

  13. Carmen Russell says:

    I love to have things neat and organized , you have made my life so easy,i will share these with my daughter who will be getting married soon.Thanks a million,all the best to you.

  14. Zima says:

    Thank you!!!

  15. Megan@Two Delighted says:

    Thanks for sharing our recipes cards!!

  16. Diana Lueckert says:

    This is the best issue yet. I want to put together a cookbook on my computer and give it to my family for Christmas any ideas you have come across? Thank you for all the work you do. blessings diana

  17. Amanda says:

    One year as a gift to my mom we hijacked her cook book and took all the scribbled on, food covered recipies and typed them into microsoft word and made a cookbook. We printed out all the pages and had them laminated and hole punched to fit into her betty crocker cookbook. When I moved out I took out the pages scanned them all in on my printer to a PDF file on the computer which I am now able to email the whole thing or what pages I want to friends.

  18. emily says:

    Thank you for this compilation of wonderful recipe cards. There are so many to choose from I get so excited just trying to decide which one to pick. :)


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