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Monday, August 25, 2014


With all the baking/cooking I've been doing, I found myself running out of recipe cards.  So, rather than buy some.  I decided to make my own.  Why not?  I really enjoy working in Microsoft Publisher, plus I have my silhouette machine and a printer.....everything you could possibly need to make some recipe cards.  So far, I've made three different templates, but I can see myself making more.  They're pretty simple actually.
I stumbled across a website with some really cute free kitchen clip art Country Clipart by Lisa that I used for a couple of the cards.  But, I also used some clip art and made my own designs as well.  One of the features I really like is creating a column to list the ingredients separate from the directions.

I used my silhouette for a couple of the designs, but I also like the templates in publisher.  In publisher,  I created a second page that allows me to continue with the directions on the flip side of the you know, most recipes call for the backside of the card.

So, regardless of whether I created the design in my silhouette or in publisher,  I just re-load the card into the printer and send it through a second time to print the "directions, (cont'd.)" on the back.
I think I might use this idea for Christmas gifting too.  I can print out a variety of blank cards, and actually include a couple of my favorite recipes on the top of the stack....wrap them in a pretty raffia bow and bammmmm!!!

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