This is a cute way to gift a recipe – it is a standard sized card made with a pocket on the front that holds a card that you can print or write a recipe onto…it simply slides out…

This would be a great way to share your homemade recipes when you take food to a new neighbor, new parents, a holiday gathering or any event – you can easily theme the card to suit the occasion!

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Here is my tutorial so that you can make your own Pull Out Recipe Cards – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference.

The card base & pocket:

First take two sheets of cardstock – you will need one for the base of your card and one for the pocket – I find that two different colors works best…

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Cut the card base piece to measure 4 1/4″ x 11″ and place into your scoring tool – long edge along the top – and score at 5 1/2″…

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Cut the pocket piece to measure 5 1/4″ x 8″ and place into your scoring tool – long edge along the top – and score at 4″…

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Take that pocket piece and place into your Paper Trimmer – long edge along the top – and trim 1/4″ off of one end…

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Fold along the score line and apply a piece of Sticky Strip to two edges – get that tape as close to the edge as you can to give you more wiggle room for the card that goes in there…

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Take the backing off of the Sticky Strip, fold the top piece over and push down to adhere in place – and you will have your pocket…

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Next simply adhere it to your card base and now you have the fun part of decorating it to suit your theme!

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The recipe card insert:

Again you will need two pieces of cardstock – a background piece and a front piece to write or print your recipe onto…

Cut the colored back piece to measure 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and the white/vanilla front piece to measure 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ – if you are printing your recipe from a computer be sure to size it to fit on the card and print it out before trimming to size…

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Adhere your front piece to the back piece and there is your basic recipe card.

The tab:

You will want to create a tab so that the recipe card can easily be pulled from the pocket.  There are many die cut or punch shapes that you can use to do this and on my card above I used a shaped die from Circle Card Thinlits…

Simply use your die or punch to cut your shape out of card stock – and then score in the center – fold over…

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Place each side of the tab onto each side of the recipe card so it ‘sandwiches’ it and secure it on each side using strong tape such as Sticky Strip…

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And there you have one cute card complete with pull-out recipe…

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To find out how I decorated the front of my card please click here to visit the blog post detailing it

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One thought on “Pull Out Recipe Card

  • February 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm
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    I love this card. If you would like to see my version, it’s on my blog at: vaversproductions.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the great tutorial.

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