I am sure there are some of you out there who have a big binder or recipe book full of disorganized recipe cards. I know I have been planning on organizing mine for the past 7 years. I decided a few weeks ago that I would design some cute tabs and cards and just get it done. I was talking to my friend Carina and we decided to design a few different sets and sell them as digital kits in our Two Peas in a Bucket stores.
I designed the cute bird set that you see above as well as as adorable pink and red cherry set. Here you can see all the items:
As you can see, each set has 4 tabed cards (4 with labels and 4 blank for you to customize), 1 3×5 recipe card (one with lines and one without), 1 kitchen note design, 5 large canister labels and a background pattern that you can print on the back of your items.
The first step to make the organized recipe box is to print out the background paper image for as many recipe cards and tabbed dividers as you want. Then flip the paper over in your printed and print out those tabbed dividers and recipe cards. I set all mine up in photoshop on an 8.5×11 canvas size so that I could print out 4 per paper. Once they are printed, go ahead and cut each item out. I used scissors, but a nice paper trimmer would make pretty short work of the job.
Note the background paper is now printed on the backside of my items. So adorable!
If you are pretty computer savvy, you can fill out the blank recipe cards in a photo editing program such as photoshop or photoshop elements, otherwise you can just print out the lined recipe cards and write on them by hand.
Even if you print your cards with the recipes already on them, its probably a good idea to have some extra lined cards for new recipes.
Once you have all your recipes written down, go ahead and place them in your recipe box and organize! See that wasn’t so bad – and it looks so good!