How to Make A Recipe Card Using PicMonkey

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how to make a recipe card with picmonkey

If you’re like me, the holidays means full-fledged baking frienzy. Whether I’m making something for a party or gifting a platter of delicious cookies to a friend, I love to bake as much as possible and share delectable goodies with those closest to me.

Most of the time when I share an edible gift I’m usually asked for the recipe. So I decided this year I’d get ahead of myself and create recipe cards for the homemade gifts I make. And, of course, I’m using my favorite editing site to do it – PicMonkey!

By using their new Design feature I’ve figured out how to make a recipe card so that I can easily share the recipes I love. Want to know how? Read ahead!

How to Make A Recipe Card Using PicMonkey

1. Head on over to PicMonkey and click on Designhow to make a recipe card PicMonkey Design2. Now choose the size you want your recipe card to be. I chose a 5×7 layout (or 2100 x 1500 pixels)

how to make a recipe card 5 x 7 canvas3. By using the Canvas Color option under Basic Edits, choose the color you want your background to be.

how to make a recipe card canvas color4. If you want your recipe card to be Landscape, under Basic Edits click on Rotate and rotate your canvas.

how to make a recipe card rotate to landscape5. Add your recipe photo (if you have one) by going to Overlays (butterfly icon) and clicking on Your Own. Then choose the photo you wish to choose on your computer or other image source. Position it to the location and size you want it to be on the card.

how to make a recipe card adding overlay photo6. Add the title of the recipe and the ingredients and instructions by adding Text to the card. If you’re a Royale Member of PicMonkey check out the awesome new Santa Script options. They’re some of my new favorites and what I’ve used on my card! Feel free to use the same color by grabbing and copying the color number (6 digits) and pasting it into the color box of your new text box.

how to make a recipe card add text

7. Now add some flourish and design to your card. To create a divider in between your ingredients and directions, use a Geometric overlay by re-sizing a rectangle.

how to make a recipe card divider line

8. Add a border to one side or both by adding more Overlays. You can also add a frame around the recipe card under Overlays. I really like the look of the drop down option for these cards.

how to make a recipe card flourish

9. Now it’s time to Save the recipe card to your computer so you can upload and print from your favorite photo site or print from home.

how to make a recipe card save card

10. Grab your printed recipe card, your plate of goodies, and start spreading some holiday cheer!

Gingerbread Cake Recipe Card with border resized

Have any questions about this tutorial? Please feel free to ask in the comments below. I’ll try my best to help you out if you have any questions! And for the full recipe post for the recipe above, visit my Gingerbread Cake Recipe post here.

What’s your favorite homemade gift to give?

Looking to play more with PicMonkey? Here are some fun projects to try out:

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  1. Love this, just added it to my bookmarks! thanks
    Raijean recently posted…Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas: Smoky Potatoes Au GratinMy Profile

  2. Brilliant! I use Picmonkey all the time and never thought about doing this. Perfect especially if you are given homemade goodies for Christmas or passing out your favorite recipes!
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  3. I am absolutely pinning and bookmarking this post. Awesome tutorial and so great as an add-on for the holidays! Love it 🙂
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  4. What a great idea! I have always wondered how to do this in pic monkey..thank you!
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  5. Cute idea!! I use PicMonkey all the time. Such a great tool.
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  6. Aline Grigorian says:

    Awesome! I gotta check this site out for making invitations and thank you cards. I’ve been looking for a program that will do it, but this might work instead! Thank you!

  7. I like this a lot. Thanks for the tutorial. I love giving a tin of homemade cookies.
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  8. That would be a neat thing to include in Christmas cards!
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  9. Wow – I use picmonkey several times a week and I’ve never seen the “design” button at all! How crazy is that?! I just use it to edit pictures or make collages. Thanks so much for posting this!
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  10. This is awesome! I love PicMonkey tutorials. Thanks for sharing. I am still trying to maneuver my way around there. 🙂
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  11. Found your blog through Twitter. As a new blogger, this is very helpful! Thanks for posting this! Look forward to reading more!
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  12. AWESOME tutorial! Thanks, Danielle, for such great step by step instructions! I will definitely be using this soon! 🙂
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  13. LOVE this. You are so creative. I have been wanting to create recipe cards to go with some holiday treats I’m making and this will make it so easy!
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  14. I’m new to blogging and pic monkey, so very excited to go play around with this!! Thank you! 🙂
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  15. This is a great tutorial and shows just how simple this can be! Great way to include a recipe with yummy goodies for a gift.
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  16. I am sitting here with my jaw on the ground! That is amazing and absolutely beautiful!!! Now I want to go through and make recipe cards for all of my recipes!!! This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! (And PS: your card is absolutely stunning!)
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  17. Thank you for sharing! I’ve just discovered PicMonkey & just used your tutorial to make my first recipe card! So much fun! Merry Christmas!
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  18. I love this guide. Thank you for sharing! Now I’ll be able to make custom recipes to add to my mason jar recipe gifts 🙂
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  19. Thank you for sharing this!!!


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