Tired of old fashioned recipe cards scribbled on index cards or cut out of magazines? Create stunning designs on Canva in minutes.

Whip up an amazing recipe card to suit every taste

Closely guarded, passed down from generation to generation, recipes are an amazing part of a family or even community’s culture. Make sure you preserve your recipes and even turn them into extra-special works of art by creating a DIY recipe design in Canva.

The beauty of it is, you won’t have to work on designing one for a long time. Just pick out any of the amazing, professionally-designed templates, move a few things around, change the text, fonts, images or colors and voila, you’ve got a perfect recipe card ready to be printed or shared with friends and family. Canva’s layouts and easy to use design tools will have you spending less time in front of the computer and more time in the kitchen doing what you really love.

Design a recipe card that’s easier than pie

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Recipe Card design.
  2. Choose from our library of beautifully designed templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Customize your recipe cards for a personal touch

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Turn your recipe card design into your own

Customization is comprehensive yet remains a breeze through Canva. In a few clicks, you can change your design’s colors using the color wheel tool, pick from over a hundred fonts, and move design elements like shapes, lines and images around to get them where you want them to be. You can save your card as a PDF, a JPEG or a PNG file. Any of them will give you crisp, easy to read copy.

Include an image or photo of your culinary art in your design

Make it easy on yourself (or whoever you share your recipes with) to figure out what it is you’re making by including a photo or image of your dish. If you have ready photos, it’s a simple matter of uploading the image file from your computer and into Canva. It’s absolutely free and your image will remain inside your uploads folder, ready to be used for your next design. Otherwise, you can browse Canva’s amazing image library containing more than a million professional photos you can drag and drop into your recipe card. There are plenty of free images available but premium ones also only cost $1 each.

Share your recipe card with friends and the rest of the world

Sharing your design and your recipe is easy on Canva. With the click of the share button, you can send out a copy of your design via email or even share it on your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Want to get input and thoughts of your great Aunt May who makes a mean shepherd’s pie? Click the share button again, tick the box to give her editing access, and send her the link. She’ll be able to add her own edits to your design from any computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device.