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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

GOODe Project: Bloggy Recipe Cards

My friend Whitney asked me the other day if I had a way of printing my recipes that didn't involve replacing ink cartridges due to all the photos (my words--not hers ;)).

So, I began diggin' and didn't really find many solutions that didn't involve learning a lot of HTML code...

Then it occurred to me that I could make it an image (jpeg) and you could then click on the image and just print the image.

So, I played around in InDesign and created this little do-dad

Making your own recipe cards for your blog is easy--even if you don't have fancy-shamsey design software at your finger tips. Your method is determined by your word processing or design software. I have uploaded a Word template I created to Scribd if you want to download it:

Recipe Card Template
If you aren't making your cards to share on the Web, I would just search Microsoft's Templates and find one you like;)

Anyhoo, if you are making one for your blog, once you have your recipe filled out you will need to convert it into 
an image (jpeg). Don't forget-- you can change the fonts and add any images you'd like before converting.

Those with design software have many options here, but eHow has a great tutorial on:
How to convert your Word Doc into a jpeg using basic/free software.

Once you have your jpeg, you just insert it like a picture and blogger takes care of the rest!

Hope that helps!



16 GOODe Thoughts:

Oh cool! I'm going to try this for Mom's Kitchen. Just a few more days of class & I'll have time to play on my blogs again :) Thanks for the tip!

Thank you!! You are so thoughtful to help us all out. I am just on my lunch bread (from working in the gardens) and as soon as I get a free minute or two, I'm going to see if I can do this. My computer is 100 yrs. old and I have about as much technical genius in me as my dog :) But, I'm going to give it a try :))

LOVE this idea! We're big fans of Scribd...thanks for sharing!

I've never used Scribd! You girls teach me something new each week!

Oh, what a great idea! I will have to give that a try sometime. I've never heard of Srcribd before. Thanks for sharing!

I would love to make my own recipe cards. There's also some SUPER cute ones on etsy!

I finally got around to handing out my Sunshine Awards! Thanks for being a sunny part of my day!

Hey there! Just wanted to welcome you to SITS! I'm a fellow SITStah :-)

This is neato!!
You find the coolest schtuff!

great idea-- i am going to do this! thank you

I finally got around to handing out my Sunshine Awards! Thanks for being a sunny part of my day!

Oh, what a great idea! I will have to give that a try sometime. I've never heard of Srcribd before. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you!! You are so thoughtful to help us all out. I am just on my lunch bread (from working in the gardens) and as soon as I get a free minute or two, I'm going to see if I can do this. My computer is 100 yrs. old and I have about as much technical genius in me as my dog :) But, I'm going to give it a try :))

Hey there! Just wanted to welcome you to SITS! I'm a fellow SITStah :-)

great idea-- i am going to do this! thank you

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