Recipe Card Maker from Skip To My Lou

I love cooking large amounts of food and then sharing it with friends who have had a hard week. I do it often. I promise to share Asparagus Pancetta Lasagna, Chicken Enchiladas, and more in future postings. They are already in the works.

Jessica Jones from How about Orange shared this fantastic printable recipe card generator. She said, “ the next time you want to pass on a recipe to a friend, try printing out recipe cards using Cindy’s Skip To My Lou’s Craft Create and Celebrate RECIPE CARD MAKER. (<—– CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE SITE, trust me it is safe….) You can select 4×6 or 3×5 card sizes and paste in your text. Long recipes won’t fit on the card, though, so stick to shorter ones. “  Cindy is working on a longer recipe card version – I cannot wait.  This is a fabulous find.

And for those who are asking,  Cindy is totally cool with the following post, she knows I think she is fabulous. YOU WILL TOO! Click on her site to check out her smarts. I do with every post she publishes.

Below is Maddox McGyver Salsa


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 checkbox 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.

Recipe entry

The recipe entry area is divided into two main sections:

1. Live preview

This area shows a preview of the current recipe card, and is updated as changes are made. Please note: the finished product may differ slightly from the preview, but can be checked before printing.

2. Recipe Entry

There are 4 tabs at the bottom of the page: appearance, recipe information, ingredients and directions.

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!


One response

  1. wannabchef

    What a great idea – might even inspire me to cook something!

    June 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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