I have put together a list of 25 free printable recipe cards for recipe keeping, or to create a homemade gift for someone special. You’ll find a variety of themes, with each one beautiful and ready to use for preserving family recipes for future generations.
Here are my most favorite free printable recipe cards for recipe keeping. I think all of them are beautifully designed — and they won’t cost you much more than a sheet of paper and some printer ink to use. If you have the time, spend some time on their sites and check out what else they have to offer…who knows, you might find a new favorite blog or website!
Free Printable Recipe Cards
One of my most favorite free printable recipe cards is this set by Julianna Smith. It’s kind of hard to believe that she is offering them for free, but they are. The link will take directly to the PDF for these beautifully illustrated recipe cards — but you might want to explore her beautiful blog too.
I love the design of this recipe card — plus the use of the grey makes it so versatile for all sorts of recipe themes. The printable is a PDF file, which can also be filled out in Adobe Acrobat, if you don’t wish to handwrite them. You can download this printable recipe card at Love vs. Design.
Are these nice? I love these Pastel Chevron Recipe Cards by Prepared Housewives.
Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama is offering free printable recipe cards in 4 colors: red, yellow, purple and green. What I specifically like is that she has downloads for both 3×5″ and 4×6″.
This is another card set from Love vs. Design — this design features different colored patterns at the top and also comes with bonus matching dividers. You can download from Love vs Design.
The “I Heart Kitchens” Recipe Card from vol 25 has illustrations that I simply adore! The card is free on Jessica’s blog, but if you like this design, you’ll be happy to know she has kitchen art prints done in the same style in her Etsy shop.
This “Report Card Recipe Card” is part of a set of DIY templates that are great for use at parties. There is a report card recipe card, report card envelopes and even milk carton favor boxes — all which can be download and printed for free.
This Anchor Recipe Cards by Little Yellow Couch is perfect for summer, or when you might need a recipe card with a more masculine look. While your downloading this free recipe card, be sure to check out the yummy fish taco recipe on the page.
While these cards were originally inspired by cookie swaps, I think they are great for all types of recipes. These Fun Lettered Recipe Cards come with 4 different cards sporting different typepaces and colors.
What does a creative person do when they are inspired by their sweet tooth? They make cute printable recipe cards for all of us to enjoy! This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Card comes in 4×6″ or 3×5″.
This bright and cheerful Bunting Recipe Card has me thinking of summer!
When designer, Melissa Esplin, made recipe cards for a family member for Christmas, she put up a printable PDF of them so the rest of us could download and use for free: Lemon Recipe Cards.
Creative Mamma has these two cute kokeshi doll recipe card designs for free:
One of the best times to give recipe cards is at Christmas time — and if you give a homemade food gift, it’s even nicer when you attach the recipe with it. This Rustic Wood Type Holiday Recipe Card will be perfect for that!
Isn’t this pretty? This Vintage Modern Recipe Card matches a fabric design by Moda Fabrics of the same name. There is even a free gift tag you can print too.
Designer, Jayna at Behind the Studio, has given her readers a free download of this 4×6 recipe card with a charming fork illustration.
These free printable recipe cards caught my eye because I’m quite the fan of trees…particularly trees in the fall. The Tree Recipe Cards come with not just trees for fall, but for winter too and there is also place cards included, which I thought was very helpful.
It’s less common to find printable recipe cards in 5×6″ size, but at the lovesome blog, you can get these pretty recipe cards in both 4×6″ and the larger 5×6″, if you prefer.
This next set is amazing! It’s a full Holiday Recipe Card Collection that includes 14 recipe cards, cover pages, card box and gift tags — all printable and all free….and beautiful too!
If you love old recipe cards with a vintage look, you’re gonna love these! These Vintage Recipe Cards from Amy Teets come in a traditional 3×5″ size.
This sweet Valentine Recipe Card is full of love!
I love owls, so I was very excited when I found these Owl Recipe Cards.
And, of course, sometimes the best designs are simple and modern, like the “I Love My Food” recipe cards.
I love red and Celebrations at Home has these great recipe cards with red striped borders and cooking icon of a stand mixer and whisks.
These Printable Recipe Cards by Sassaby would be nice to share for Spring.
Have a favorite Halloween recipes? These recipe cards are a must for saving your family-favorite treats: Halloween Monster Recipe Cards by Home Cooking Memories.
I hope you enjoy this collection of free printable recipe cards! I’ll be keeping my eye out for future free recipe cards and will be sure to share them with you when I find them. Also, check out all the other cool recipe keeping stuff I have to share.