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Recipe Booklet How-To




A collection of holiday recipes, accompanied by a sweet sample, is a gift that will be appreciated for years. The cheery presentation adds to its appeal. Pass on your culinary traditions to friends.


  1. Step 1

    To make one booklet, cover the exterior of a blank greeting card with patterned wrapping paper using a glue stick.

  2. Step 2

    Remove the flap from an envelope that will accommodate 3-by-5-inch recipe cards.

  3. Step 3

    Glue the front of the envelope to the inner right-hand side of the greeting card.

  4. Step 4

    Stuff the envelope with recipe cards, printed by hand or on a computer.

  5. Step 5

    Finish by affixing a label to the front of the booklet.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2004



Reviews (7)

  • tbreque 23 Dec, 2009

    This is an excellent idea! I changed it by pasting the envelope on the left side with the opening facing inwards, and writing a message on the right side. All of my friends liked it!

  • lemoncakegirl 6 Dec, 2008

    I'll be giving the recipe booklet with a tub of frozen homemade soup or pasta sauce from the recipes inside. Most people are overloaded on sweets this time of year, but a fuss-free dinner is always in style!

  • hayleeshotmom 2 Dec, 2008

    What a cute idea. Im going to do this for our family Christmas get-togehter. :0)

  • kpage117 30 Apr, 2008

    Lovely Idea. I glued the envelope with the open end toward the fold of the card, so that when the card is closed the recipes will not fall out.

  • micheleh 18 Dec, 2007

    This is easy to do, I have been asking my Mom to hand down her best recipes to my sister and I, she can do this with out too much trouble.

  • TSIGILI 13 Dec, 2007

    What a lovely idea! We always exchange baked goodies at this time of year, and everyone repeats the same question: "However did you make this? It's just so delicious!"

  • PinkishNona 7 Dec, 2007

    It's so nice idea