Friday, June 5, 2009

Recipe Cards - I like them pretty!

I mean after all : If I'm going to be standing in the kitchen making food...I might as well look at a pretty recipe card at the same time...right?

On a practical note, I've always found it a wee bit tedious to always have to find the recipe in a book on a shelf. I have all these great recipes I'm always using, it would be so handy to have them at my finger tips in seconds. I also have recipe books in languages other than English, which means whenever I share a recipe or the boys (on the very odd occasion!) want to make something, I have to translate it first!
My first step to making my life easier was to start a collection on index cards in my little purple index card holder! Very practical, quick and useful! (and all in English!)
But not really very pretty...

Then digi entered my world....and colour burst into my recipe card collection! Someone asks for a recipe? Easy! is only a couple clicks away! Whether I email it off, or have it printed : sharing has never been so easy!
I have my cards printed at a local store (they are all 4x6) and slip them into a photo album, sorted by categories. The album stands up for easy reading if necessary and the pages wipe clean from occasional spills!

Just a few of my favourites : (you can click on the images to go to the gallery for product links)

Pictures/previews for this page have been removed due to Designers retiring and stores closing

I host a Recipe Exchange over at Scrapbook-Elements, with a monthly 'main ingredient' theme. Taking part in this exchange has added some wonderful new recipes to my collection and to the family's "favourites" list!
I'm off to go make a cake...we have a family birthday coming up!
Catch you all later!


GrannyNKy said...

I love your recipe cards and your challenge!!! Thank you so much for all your work! Now I must get them as organized as your album!

GrannyNKy said...

I really appreciate the way you generously share your time and talents on to us all through your blog, and as such I would like to pass the One Lovely Blog Award on to you!

You can read about it here

Tim Hunter said...

Cool recipe cards. Thought I would track you down and see what you've been up to. Some nice stuff you've been working on. I've been working on our rubber stamp business a lot lately.

Timbo from Scribble Talk