Print Your Own Recipe Cards

This week I decided to try something new and make my very own recipe cards! I’m the recent owner of a beautiful recipe box, so these cards are a natural accompaniment. While the process was painstaking at times, I am so happy with the end result. I used Microsoft Word to create my template, and I customized the nine colors you see above. I wanted to create a clean, distraction-free design for ease of writing. It’s up to you to add your own flare, whether it’s an artsy doodle of a delicious pie, or your own elegant hand lettering.

Let’s talk logistics. This recipe template is 4″ x 6″. (You can, of course, print it smaller or larger using the scale option when printing.) It’s best to print the cards on either text weight or cover weight paper. To print the card double-sided, first print page 1 of 1 only. Then, feed the same paper back into the printer and only print page 2 of 2. Once your recipe cards are printed, cut them, leaving a 2/8″ border on the left and right, and a 3/8″ border on the top and bottom. This will create an exact 4″ x 6″ recipe card.

These recipe cards are meant to be versatile. Print all one color, or print one of each! Use them for your own recipe collection, or give a whole blank set as a gift. The options are limitless!

Now, I want to see how you use your printed recipe cards! How will you fill them in? What are you cooking and baking this season? Share your cards on Instagram using #scissorsandsage and I’ll repost them!


Here is what the back of each recipe card looks like:

Click here to download and print Cantaloupe.


Click here to download and print Honeydew.


Click here to download and print Strawberry.


Click here to download and print Sky.


Click here to download and print Licorice.


Click here to download and print Blueberry.


Click here to download and print Lavender.


Click here to download and print Salmon.


Click here to download and print Asparagus.

Don’t forget to share your recipe cards! I’d love to see how you fill yours in. Tag them with #scissorsandsage and I’ll repost them!

Flip Clock Screen Saver e-DIY

For years, I have seen this black and white flip clock screen saver all over Pinterest. I searched my computer’s settings high and low for this screen saver. Where could it be? I thought. I gave up after some time, thinking it was just something I would never figure out. It haunted me because every cool blogger and interior designer seemed to have this screen saver. It makes photos of your desk look so much cooler.

A few months ago, I decided to dive back into this screen-saver-finding quest. Lo and behold, another blogger, Katrina Chambers, wrote a tutorial on how to download and install it! It’s quite easy once you know where to find it, so let me walk you through how I did it in under five minutes.

Flip Clock Screen Saver e-DIY (for Mac user*)

  1. Visit Fliqlo and click the three little lines in the top right corner of the webpage. Click “Download for Mac.” Close your Internet browser.
  2. Open the downloaded “fliqlo_161.dmg” icon, which should either be on your computer desktop or in your Downloads folder. Double click “Fliqlo.saver” and press “OK” if it cannot be opened due to security preferences.
  3. Open System Preferences on your computer and click “Security & Privacy.” Click “Open Anyway” and then “Install.”
  4. When the screen saver page opens in System Preferences, scroll down and click the “Fliqlo” icon. Click “Screen Saver Options…” to adjust settings like digit size and 12- vs. 24-hour clock.
  5. Once you are finished, you can move the downloaded items to the trash, as they are no longer needed!

*For Windows users, follow Katrina’s tutorial here. The steps vary slightly.


That’s all there is to it! You can also download the flip clock for your iPhone and iPad from the App Store here. Now go forth and get this screen saver! It is sure to liven up any workspace.