This is a project that I started, but that I hope others will contribute to.
Here is the basic idea:
1. The text area should be no bigger than 4 3/4 inches by 6 1/4 inches
Why? Using a 5 x 7 inch blank (unlined) index card as the easiest base, this leaves 1/2 inch along one short edge for binding. The size ALSO works for 5 x 8 index cards. The downloadable recipe is printed on a 5 x 7 inch index card and a print is pulled on the BACK then the cards, with your own samples, can be compiled into a book.
2. The recipe area should contain photos and text. Be concise. Add any notes you think people will need to know, but leave room for them to add their own notes.
My hope is that although the photos are small, they will work with the text to give people enough info to have a go – actually making the sample for the back will solidify the technique.
Other than that, I certainly am not going to impose any rules. Some of my cards are portrait, some landscape – it really depends on how much info I feel I need to communicate!
You can read more about it here. That post has the first four Recipe Cards as PDFs and shows the samples I pulled on the backs.
This post has another one.
and this one:
and one more:
If other people make their own Recipe Cards and make them available for download, I’ll hope to add those links here as well.