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Retro Cooking...Four Fabulous Recipe Cards

I ran across a wonderful insert in one of the 1950s magazines in my collection. It had lots of salads, including classic 1950s molded and fruit salads, so I decided to convert the whole thing to digital format and put it in my store. You can see it here in my Etsy store

Why not do something with the recipes that's fun and just a little more convenient to use? I decided to take some of the graphics from the booklet, along with the recipes and sat down with my trusty Photoshop Elements to make some recipe cards.

According to the folks who make them all the time, here at The Cookbook People Blog, most modern recipe cards are 4x6 and even bigger, replacing the old standard 3x5 cards you'll remember from your mom's recipe boxes.

It turned out to be a fun project. I isolated the graphics and saved them as transparent background pngs, then placed them on the card that I made with the recipe. I added some fancy titles from my collection of retro fonts, then I uploaded them to my online file storage where you can download them. No funny business. If you click the link, it's going to take you to the files, not a blinking, whirling maelstrom of ads and email sign-ups(although Dropbox will present you with a sign up box when you get there, but just click it away and you're good to go. It's a simple download).