Printable Designer Recipe Cards for Keeping or Sharing + A Free Download!
I’ve got a treat for you today! If you’re like me, you’ve probably found yourself wondering how to get your favorite digital recipes out of the computer and into the real world. I’ve longed for eye-catching (as in, not just text on a page) printable versions of my recipes to give to friends & family along with the treats I make them and to use as gifts for bridal & baby showers, but where to start? I may have a copy of Photoshop, but I’m no designer.
You know who is though? Ste Grainer, the creative talent behind Saunter Studios. Ste has been designing beautiful things for over 10 years. His Etsy shop is full of awesome, easy-to-customize printable Photoshop templates for birthday invitations, holiday cards and now… recipe cards! (And did I mention they’re all VERY affordable?)
Seriously, you have to check these out. They’re stunning. And there’s a free recipe card of one of my favorite recipes for you to download below!
Here’s Ste himself to tell you more…
Cooking and photography are a natural pair. You’ve worked hard to create a beautiful looking dish that simply begs to be devoured. What better way to remember it and share it than to capture that moment: the steam, sizzle, and shine of your delicacies fresh from the kitchen.
Both cooking and photography are all about sharing. You cook a delicious meal to share with your family and friends. You share your favorite places, people, and moments through your photos. One day, as I was watching my wife Kristen photograph her latest culinary creation for her blog Shutter N Spice, I realized that combining her recipes and photos would make for an even more fun way to share both. That’s why I made my photo recipe card Photoshop templates.
These templates are designed to be printed at 4×6, the perfect size to fit in your recipe box. They’re slightly larger so they’ll print at a full bleed (ed. note – that means all the way to the edges!), giving your photos more room to shine. They’re designed with beautiful free fonts, but you’re free to use your own fonts for your own style. All of the templates have space for ingredients, clearly numbered instructions, color-coordinated categories, quick details like servings, prep and cook time, and even source info (to reference the original blog post, cookbook, or friend who provided the recipe).
These templates are great for sharing your favorite recipes, whether as personalized gift sets for family and friends, single recipe giveaways at potlucks and parties, or selling them at craft shows and farmer’s markets. The template lets the recipe and your photos shine, and still manages to leave space for people to find out more – link them to your blog, your business, or just leave a personal note that the recipe was from you along with a personal photo or logo.
Don’t have Photoshop? No problem – you can also order custom recipe cards through my shop as well. And the more you order, the less you pay per card! (I send you the digital files to print the cards yourself so you can print and reprint the recipes as many times as you’d like.)
You can find all of the templates at the Saunter Studios Etsy store here:
(Ed. note – You can follow Saunter Studios on Facebook & Pinterest too!)
Intrigued but want a free sample? Every Friday I post a new printable recipe card (front and back) in one of the templates available. This Friday’s recipe roundup is one of my favorite recipes from The Craving Chronicles. My wife and I made these Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Cookies almost the same week that Theresa posted them way back in 2009, and they’ve become a fall staple in our house.
Download the Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Cookies recipe card for FREE here and print them yourself!
But wait! There’s more…
Want to promote your own food blog or get a free sample card of your own recipe? Get in touch with Ste on the Saunter Studios Facebook page or blog and have your recipe featured in the weekly
recipe roundup. Each week, Ste will select, design, and share a free recipe card including links back to your own blog.