Monday, July 2, 2012

easy recipe card holder

Here is the direct link for: Easy Recipe Card Holder.

When I originally pinned this I thought it a clever idea and would make a great wedding shower gift.

This pin comes from the blog, Make and Takes. Of course, the jumbo-sized clothespin the blog used in their tutorial is no where to be found, unless you buy a 100 of them with your company logo printed on them. I did eventually find this jumbo 6-inch clothespin at JoAnn's mega store. It isn't as hefty as the the blog's, but it will do the job.

I am not a stamp book person, so I didn't add all the 'fluff' to my recipe holder like they did. I kept it pretty simply decorated. Most of the stamp booking papers are reversible with two coordinating prints, thus I got two images to play with - a front and a backside.

While searching the internet, I found a whole bunch of free downloadable recipe card templates. My favorite are these Keepsake Recipe Cards from Martha Stewart. In addition, I found this cute blog, Skip to My Lou, with a fun recipe card maker that creates a card with the actual recipe typed on it, see below. You have the option to print the card in two sizes: 3 x 5 and 4 x 6. For fun, I entered my all-time favorite chicken salad recipe. I get LOTS of requests for this recipe. Enjoy!

click to enlarge recipe card

The red pin award for I sure had fun playing with this one!

Happy pinning!


  1. I have seen the recipe card holder in i-phone stands also, and would love to make some of these for my peeps to use on their desk for reminder notes.

  2. Great idea! show us what you come up with.