I’m currently in the last stages of baking a little human and I’ve recently hit the crazy nesting stage, our kitchen being my latest obsessive focus. This simple project I’m sharing today is actually one I first shared a few years ago on my own blog.
After my man and I got hitched a few years back, we found ourselves inundated with greeting cards galore. Anybody who’s gotten married, graduated or had a kiddo knows the amount of cards one receives is insane! Some of the artwork is too beautiful to throw out and the words and wisdom that some share really blow me away! The mister and I both agree that these sentimental cards are something to keep. But they add up. And space becomes scarce. We’re starting to hit that point with baby shower cards so this project is relevant to us, once again!
We hated to throw all of those cards in the recycling bin when a project I read about many, many years ago popped into my head: make recipe cards out of greeting cards! I LOVE to cook and find myself accumulating recipes like you wouldn’t believe and with my nesting instincts in full-on crazy mode, I’m knee deep in recipes that we’ll soon be making to freeze for future meals!
Really though, this project is so simple it barely needs instructions!
1. Gather your supplies:
- Greeting Cards you are OK with chopping up
- A vocabulary card the size of your recipe box (I use 3×5)
- A pen or pencil
- Your cutting apparatus
2. Cut the covers off of your cards (you may or may not want to use the back part of the card – depends on the card!)
3. Trace your 3×5 card as many times as you can. Most of my greeting cards made two 3×5 cards, with a sliver of paper left over.
4. Then cut and cut again! Out of our wedding card stash, I made about 50 new recipe cards!
5. Write out your recipes and store them! I LOVE pulling out family recipes written on cards given to us by friends and family! I’ve even gifted a few tried and true recipes written on these cards to friends for their wedding showers
Of course, this isn’t just limited to making recipe cards! Let your imagination run wild! You could use these for ANYTHING!
I leave you with a recipe (written on a new recipe card!) that I’ve been making like a madwoman lately – Fridge Pickles! To be honest, I don’t eat pickles nor do I eat cucumbers but our garden won’t stop producing them so I’ve been a pickle-making machine! This recipe has had people on the verge of breaking down our door to get more!So have fun making cutting up those old greeting cards and making pickles!