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DIY Recipe Cards from Scrapbook Paper

Have more scrapbook paper than you know what to do with?  Make recipe cards with it!  A simple and practical use.

I have oodles of scrapbook paper in my stash of crafty things. I’ve spent some time scrapbooking in the past, but I’m not good at it. Also, I don’t like the pressure of it.  Sounds funny I know, but scrapbooking makes my heart pound and my palms sweat, but not in a good way.  Too much pressure to make a perfect page.  Cut a picture…are you kidding me!?  And how can I possibly choose just the right photo to make a page?  Ackk! Just too much for me.

DIY Recipe Cards from Scrapbook Paper

So what to do with all my leftover beautiful paper?  It’s too pretty to be wasted sitting at the bottom of my closet.  Then I found myself needing more recipe cards, and I didn’t feel like buying any, so why not make them!  So made them I did.

How to make recipe cards with scrapbook paper:

  • Each 12 x 12 sheet will make 6 recipe cards at 6 x 3 inches.
  • I used a paper cutter to make cut out these cards.  So simple.

DIY Recipe Cards from Scrapbook Paper

Have a happy day!


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    Anna @ Blissful Whimsy
    April 17, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I feel the same way, I love scrapbook paper but NOT scrap booking. What a clever use for that pretty paper :o)

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    April 17, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    How fun! What a great idea! I have TONS of scrapbook paper! Thanks for sharing 😉

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    April 17, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    what a great idea.
    thank you for being so crafty.

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    Terri @
    April 17, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    Thanks for this brialliantly simple idea. I’m snagging this one. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    April 17, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Nice idea. I also have tons of paper that I rarely use.

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    Pink Stitches
    April 18, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Erin Bradley
    April 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    This is a great idea! I love it! 🙂 And thank you for posting the freebies this weekend! You are the best! xo

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    allenaim photography and design
    April 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    love this! Great thrifty idea 🙂

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    April 21, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Excellent idea! Now I just gotta get myself to actually put the recipes on the paper…;)

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    Angi @ CokiePop
    April 21, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    I’m always looking for ways to use my scraps of paper. Wonderful idea. 🙂

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    angie @ the cellar door stories
    April 21, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    yep, good thinking! thanks for sharing!

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    Steph Jacobson
    April 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Great idea! I’m another one of those with tons of scrapbook paper but (after several attempts) I don’t scrapbook. These would make great gifts–filing this one away for later! Did you use really heavy paper or did you back it with some cardstock?

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    April 22, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    love this idea!!!!! I have so much scrapbook paper as well!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    Nicole @ The Wonderful World of Wohler
    April 25, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    This is a great idea, I think I might put a few of these together for Mother’s Day, thanks for the inpsiration!

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    November 27, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    I’m gonna do this for wee Xmas prezzies for my neighbors. Thanks for the idea.

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    Kristy Jo
    December 5, 2011 at 4:29 AM

    Who makes this paper that you have chopped up for recipe cards? I love the colors and would love to know who makes it. Thanks! Kristy

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    May 20, 2021 at 9:20 PM

    Can I know where I can buy the colorful scrapbook paper you have here.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      May 24, 2021 at 7:42 PM

      Hi Veronica! I found it Michaels years ago…I don’t think they still have it now though. Sorry about that!

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