25 Free Printable Recipe Cards

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.

25 Free Printable Recipe CardsHere 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.

free printable recipe cards by Julianna Smith

 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.

Love vs Design Printable Vintage Recipe Cards

Are these nice? I love these Pastel Chevron Recipe Cards by Prepared Housewives.

Prepared Housewives Recipe Cards

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″.

Artsy Fartsy Mama Printable Recipe Cards

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.

Love vs Design Printable Recipe Cards with Dividers

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.

vol25 recipe card

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.

the sweetest occasion - report card recipe cards

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.

Anchor Recipe Cards by Little Yellow Couch

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.

The Sweetest Occasion Recipe Cards


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″.

Milk and Cookies recipe card by Creature Comforts Blog

 This bright and cheerful Bunting Recipe Card has me thinking of summer!

heartmade blog - bunting flags recipe cards

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.

melissa esplin - lemon recipe card

Creative Mamma has these two cute kokeshi doll recipe card designs for free:

creative mamma-kokeshi doll recipe cards

 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!

Ellinee-Wood Type Holiday Recipe Cards

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.

Sew4Home Recipe Cards

 Designer, Jayna at Behind the Studio, has given her readers a free download of this 4×6 recipe card with a charming fork illustration.

Behind the Stuido 4x6 recipe card

 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.

Free Printable Recipe Card by Little Green Thread

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.

recipe cards by feeling lovesome

 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!

Shabby Princess Holiday Recipe Collection

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.

Vintage Recipe Cards from Amy Teets

This sweet Valentine Recipe Card is full of love!

Bizuza - LOVE recipe card

I love owls, so I was very excited when I found these Owl Recipe Cards.

My Owl Barn Owl Recipe Cards

And, of course, sometimes the best designs are simple and modern, like the “I Love My Food” recipe cards.

"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.

Celebrations at Home free printable recipe cardsThese Printable Recipe Cards by Sassaby would be nice to share for Spring.

Printable Spring Recipe Cards by Sassaby

 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.

Free Printable Halloween Recipe Cards

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.

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  1. Jenn says

    When I click on the link for the bunting recipe card, I get the cookies and milk card. Is there a link for the bunting one?

  2. Jennifer says

    Every time I click on the Pretty recipe card it takes me to the Tree recipe card. I’d really like to have the pretty recipe card.

  3. JoAnne Callies says

    When I click on the Santa card it takes me to Tree recipe cards. Is there a link for the Santa ones? Thanks for your time!!


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