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Recipe Book Dividers

It is January and I am still trying to do a little bit of organizing, I had this BIG stack of recipes that I had printed from different websites, pages that I had ripped out of magazines and some recipes that were handwritten by myself or given to me by a friend.  So I decided that I really needed to get them all organized, since they are recipes that I use and I was getting tired of flipping through the whole entire stack to find one recipe!  As I was looking through these recipes I noticed that some of them had been printed 3 years ago!  So I would say that it was definitely time to get my act together.  :)

I went to Costco and bought this plain white binder that you can put a page in the front of it and also in the spine.  This is the 2″ size.Then I went to an office supply store to get these sheet protector dividers.  If you put all of your recipes in sheet protectors like I did then you will need these sheet protector dividers or you will not be able to see the tabs.I then designed these dividers that I put in the sheet protector divider pages with the tabs.  I used the “My Recipes” for the cover of my book and I created a spine title for the 2″ size binder.  There are tabs for each of the different titles and I also created some blank ones if you want to write in a category other than what I have included. These are the different categories pages that I made for my book.

If you would like to organize your recipes, here are the page dividers for you to print.  To print, right click and go to copy then open your favorite program like Word or Presentations, right click again and go to paste.  These are in 8 1/2″ x 11″ format to fit in the  standard size sheet protectors.

There are quite a few categories here so just pick the ones that you need and print them out for your own personalized book.

Here are the tabs and the spine title.  Just print, cut out and fold tabs in half and insert.I hope that you can use these and that you can get all of your recipes organized.  It really is a great feeling!

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111 thoughts on “Recipe Book Dividers

  1. Thanks for posting this…this will be my weekend project. I have a stack of about 40 recipes that I have printed that need to be organized!

    1. Would you please share the name of the font you used. I just realized I will need a cover and spine with My Kitchen Journal.

      1. There is a spine included on the tabs page. The font for the categories is called “Girls are Weird”, great name huh? Good luck with your kitchen journal!

  2. I LOVE your pages. Just printed them off to make a gift for a newly married friend. Thank you for being so generous with your talent. It really is the best way to organize your recipes. Now I need to replace my “not so cute” pages in my binder with yours! Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you! I had not really thought of this for a wedding present, but that is a great idea! Add a couple of your favorite recipes and you have really personalized it!

      1. That’s exactly what we did…..added a few of our tried and true favorites and left room for her to add her favorites! It turned out fantastic! I added 8.5×11 plastic cover pages and also photo pages, which hold 4×6 pics, but used them for recipe cards instead.

  3. I absolutely LOVE these dividers!!! They are so cute and now I can finally organize all my recipes! I’ve been copying them from my computer print pages to recipe cards to organize them, but this is so much simpler. Thank you again, you are brilliant!!

  4. I love the dividers you made! I’m in the middle of making a similar book, but have already started with a different color scheme and am wondering if I can learn to make something similar. Did you use a special program to make them? They are super cute!

    1. I use a program called Scrapbook Max to create most of my printables. You can google it, and download it from the internet.

  5. I LOVE IT!!! I already started my recipe book but need 5×7 dividers. Boo! I would love to use these. You did a great job!

    1. Stephenie, you can resize these to 5 x 7 or any size that you need. After you have pasted it into a program, simply click on one of the little boxes on the outside and drag them in to the size that you need. Thanks so much for your comment and your support, I love to hear from my readers!

  6. I love this design!! Is there any way you could make some recipe cards and pages to match. Maybe include a picture square on the cards and pages for a photo. Thank you so much for helping me get organized!!

    1. I will have to try to do that, I can’t promise when, but it is on my to-do list! Thanks for your comment.

  7. I am working on a cookbook binder and love your cover and divider pages. I need a couple of different titles than you have. Can you send an editable version of a divider page?

    1. I just put copies of the blank back page in word and then added a text box to get the titles I needed. I used the Curlz font. I don’t think most people would even notice that it is different! Thank you so much for this template! It is exactly what I was looking for!

      1. You are welcome! I am so glad that you could personalize it to just what you wanted! Thanks for your comment, I love to hear that my readers can use some of my ideas.

    2. You can probably edit it in PicMonkey, but they do not have the “Girls Are Weird” font that Rita used. I’m going to try it and see if it works as I have to make a page for Gluten-Free. :)

        1. Rita, It WORKED!!! I used PicMonkey to edit the blank page and I used “Shadows Into Light Two” for the font, size 194 in white! If I could add a picture to show you I would. I tried to copy and paste one here, but it didn’t work. Anyway, just let everyone know they CAN edit it in PicMonkey!
          Thanks,
          Julez

  8. These are very cute and creative! Thanks for sharing them.
    I’ve already gotten my main recipe binder finished, but I have so many desserts, I was ready to go buy another binder that would cost quite a bit. Yours gave me the idea to buy a plain one and decorate it myself. My husband will be very glad to save money, I’m sure. I’m a scrapbooker, so shouldn’t have any trouble coming up with a design. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I am so glad that you are getting so organized, it is great to hear from others who are creative and making new things. Good luck with your new binder! Thanks for taking the time to comment and for your support!

  9. This is perfect. However I am having ahorrible time printing them. I have resized and resized and can’t get them to print 8.5 x 11. If anyone has any pointers or would email them to me I would def appreciate it. prhmommyof3@gmail.com Thanks!

    1. I am not sure why you are having trouble sizing these. I just tried it and it works. I will try to email them to you.

      1. Rita,
        Thank you again for sending this to me. I finally got going this week. It has turned out BEAUTIFULLY! I have searched high and low for this exact thing. So happy I found you blog, along with some great new recipes to go in my binder!

        Patrina

  10. Loved your dividers. They are perfect for the recipe binder that I am putting together for my sister as part of her E-Shower. As one of the activities, I asked people to make her recipe cards using the template I provided and mail them to her before the wedding. A ‘Shower of Recipes’…Thanks!

    1. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing, I am so glad that you could use one of my ideas. I will have to remember this for the next shower!

  11. Love these dividers. Resized them for the 1/2 sheet binder I’ve been using for a few year that needed updating. Worked out great. Edited to add personalized divider pages. Printed on cardstock and used contact paper clear laminate with clear attachable tabs to slide the tab name in.

    What kit did you get from Scrapbook Max for this design? I’ve downloaded that program and it looks like it will be pretty nice.

    Thanks again for sharing your predisigned pages!!

    1. I am so glad that you could use these pages and fit them for just what you wanted! The kit I used for those pages is called “Pinch and Dash” from Just So Scrappy, it is not a Scrapbook Max kit.

      1. Did the backgrounds come with the Pinch and Dash Kit? I downloaded it from Scrapbook Max site and have the embellishments, but can’t find the backgrounds even though looked like the kit included them. Any suggestions? Am trying to make recipe pages to match.

        1. You should have installed the papers when you installed the embellishments. I usually install my papers with my embellishments, so they are all right together, but you might need to look under your papers file. I usually do not buy my kits from Scrapbook Max, so you may need to contact them if you cannot solve the problem.

  12. Thank you! These are wonderful. I just went and bought the Pinch and Dash set from Scrapbook Max but it seems that the scalloped pages you used came from a different set. Could you possibly tell me which set it might be? Thanks so much. I can not wait to rebuild my cookbook for my kids for Christmas! :)

    1. I am not sure which set the scalloped pages came from. My computer has crashed since I made those and so I have no way to go back and look at that file. I only have the saved images. It is from another Just So Scrappy set and most of the newer sets have the scalloped pages. sorry that I am not much help.

  13. I just purchased the pinch and dash kit from scrapbook max. My grandmother passed away 2 1/2 years ago. She is the first grandparent I have lost (I’m 35 years old). I am taking all of her recipes (a lot of them handwritten) and scanning them in to make a cookbook. When I ran across your blog, I fell in love with this. It fit her so well. I am adding a few extra catergories to our cookbook. Can you tell me the font you used on the divider pages so I can make them match? I am really enjoying reading your website. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. I am so sorry, but my computer has crashed since I made those and all I have are the saved printables, so I have no way of editing to look up what the font was that I used and I just don’t remember what font I used. Good luck in making your grandmother’s book, what a treasure you will have!

      1. If you look through your older responses to comments, you said the font was called ” girls are weird”. Hope that helps people. Love your pages!

    1. I am sorry, but my computer crashed since I made those, so all I have is the finished products. I do not have the originals that can be edited.

  14. Hi there. I am working on making a recipe book for Christmas and would love to use your templates. Would you be so kind as to e-mailing me the editable version of the templates? Thank you so much!

  15. These are so cute. Thank you for posting them. I’ve seen several people post asking about the font and for some reason I can’t read any of your replies to them. What am I missing?

  16. I love your designs and want to use them to organize my recipes. I noticed that you have included a blank card as well but I have been tring to match the same text you used. Will you please send me the text name so that the text will match on all my cover pages. Thank you so much for all your help.

    1. I am so sorry to tell you that I do not know what font it is. My computer crashed since I made those and all I have are the saved images, that are not editable, so I cannot look it up! :( And I do not have that font on my new computer.

  17. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for making this available,
    I adapted it to my needs,my ideas and ourlanguage and it turned out soooo cute
    Thanks a lot

  18. I just started organizing my recipes tonight and this is just what I was looking for, for my binder! Thank you so much for sharing!I love the design :)

  19. I am making a recipe binder for a friend and found this. I love it so much I am going to revamp my recipe binder as well. Thanks!

  20. I am trying to put together some recipe book ideas for a RS project. I love this! It is exactly what I was wanting but not creative enough to do!! Would it be ok if We used it to print off a number of copies for a whole RS?

  21. Thank you for posting these! I am making a recipe book for my sister’s wedding shower and these were exactly what I was looking for to tie it all together!

  22. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. This is exactly what I was looking for. Now I am on a role getting my recipes organized. I have one question. Would you mind posting or emailing me the inside of your finished book. I know this sounds crazy but I need a visual. Thank you so much.

  23. Thank you so much for these. I just finished putting my recipes in a book. I was trying to come up with dividers but now I don’t have to. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for being so generous.

    1. Peggy, you are welcome! It always makes my day when someone can use one of my ideas! :) Thanks for your kindness and your support.

  24. Absolutely adorable… Thank you so much. I totally appreciate the work that went into these and the time it saved me!! All my recipes are in my new binder…I just needed the finishing touches and you provided them. Thank you again and god bless.

  25. Thanks for all the recipe book printables.They are very complete and very thoughtful. I love the vintage look and they really are very cute. Just the right touch. Thanks again.It’s very generous.Cindy.

  26. My daughter is doing a cook book for her senior project and these are the best I have seen. Great job on these! My question however is my printer is not that great and was wondering if I could get them copied at a local printer? They may say that they are copyrighted and won’t let me. Does anyone know for sure?

  27. Hi, I am trying to set up my new recipe book and these are by far the best that I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing. I am, however, having an issue in Word getting them to size to the 8 1/2 x11. When I start to move them, they disappear off the sheet. Any suggestions??

    thank you again!

    1. Have you tried just saving the images and then importing them into Word? I just tried that and it worked. I am not sure what is happening with your program, but try that and let me know if that works.

  28. I am in the process of making cookbook for 8 of our children. I wish that I had found your cute recipe artwork before I had printed off 5 of the cookbooks, but I’m going to save your artwork for the other 3 that I need to do. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    1. Joan, you are welcome. Thank you so much for your kind comment and your support. Good luck with your other 3 cookbooks that you are doing! You are a great mom!

  29. Thank you so much for sharing your cookbook artwork. I was so excited to find these…I am making a cookbook for my daughter who just purchased her own home. I know she will love it!

  30. Thanks for your generous sharing. This was just what I was looking for, and saved me so much time because I didn’t have to design my own.

  31. Just found your website! Love it! Thank you for sharing your talents and ideas. One of my goals for this year is to organize my tried and true recipes. I would like to use your templates. Thank you! Could you please tell me where you purchased the sheet protectors shown in the original post picture? I didn’t anticipate the need for the dividers that stick out far enough from the sheet protectors. Does that make sense? I googled them, but not even Amazon could help me. Thanks for you time, in advance.
    P.S. I also loved your “study basket” idea. Even with all my mobile devices, I still like to hold a book and write down things with pen and paper.

    1. Shaura, I just got the sheet protectors at an office supply store. I think that the one I got those at was Office Depot. I hope this helps. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I agree with you on the “study basket” I still like to hold the book in my hands and mark them up and write notes in the margins etc. You just can’t do that with your mobile devices! :)

  32. These are great, I love it. Someone mentioned they had forty recipes to get in order……..we should all be as lucky. I’m only lucky because I already have the sheet protectors. LOL Thank you for this set.

  33. This sounds like a repeat of the previous post….however, I just found your site tonight and love it. This is by far the prettiest cookbook I have seen. Thank you so much for sharing.

  34. Thank you SOSOSO much! These are too cute! And I have been telling myself I need to organize my recipes, so this is perfect. I really appreciate your time and creativity, and your making these available to us. I not only pinned, I have already printed.
    Girl, you rock!

  35. These are so adorable! I found these on Pinterest today, which led to you website and I am so glad they did. I’ve looked at a recipe that I plan on making too. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Nancy, You are welcome! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice comment, I really appreciate it and love to hear from you!

  36. Thank you for these wonderful printables. My husband likes to cook so we make lots of meals together in the kitchen. I am surprising him and making him his own cookbook using these printables. Thank you!

    1. Jessica, what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing with us. I hope that he enjoys his new cookbook! Have a great day.

  37. Rita, I absolutely LOVE these pages!! I have been wanting to make a homemade cookbook for the past year and never found what I was looking for in the store. I am going to try to edit your blank page on PicMonkey to see if I can make a page for Gluten-Free. I know they don’t have the “Girls Are Weird” font you used, but I can also try to print out the words in white onto a blank page? Idk, we’ll see what works. Thank you so much for these! They are amazing and have made my job so much easier and more fun!
    Sincerely,
    Julez

    1. Julez, You are welcome. Good luck with putting your recipe book together. I need to update mine as I am getting quite a few loose pages in there again, but it is so nice to just add more sheet protectors and put them in the right category! Thanks for your comment.

      1. Rita,
        This will definitely make it easier to make a family recipe book for each of my 5 children as well. Someday that will make nice Christmas gifts when they are ready for a little taste of home.
        When I printed off the front page it didn’t fill the whole page, so I used some scrapbooking paper, cut it to fit the cover of my binder and then centered the My Recipes page on point. I can even do the same with my recipe pages and add a picture of the meal in the bottom corners. The ideas are just flowing and I’m thrilled to finally get this mess organized and looking good! I will need to figure out how to increase the size of the pages for future use, but I’ll keep playing with it for sure.
        Thank you again!
        Julie

  38. Rita,
    I’m trying to create a 4×6 recipe card to go along with these beautiful pages you made. One of my sons showed me how to crop the bowls and teaspoons so I can add them to the recipe card template. I just haven’t yet figured out how to get them together yet since the recipe template is a pdf file and not a jpeg. A little more playing with it and I should have it. I’ll post a pic of it on your FB page when/if I get it finished. I just wanted everything to match. I hope you don’t mind. I tried several other printable recipe cards but they just didn’t go with these pages.
    Sincerely,
    Julez

  39. Rita,
    I was able to make a “collage” on PicMonkey with the bowls and just the ribbon of the teaspoons to make a recipe card. I also found out that I CAN use the Girls Are Weird font that I downloaded by clicking on the YOURS button that uses my fonts. I also added a weave texture to it. The only thing I’m not sure of is if it will be a 4×6 recipe card size – the size of it said 1563×1065. Anyway, I will upload a picture to your FB page so you can see it. I’m sure you can make a better one than I did. But I hope you enjoy it anyway.
    Julez

  40. I love to make cookbooks to give as shower gifts. Along with a basket of goodies. Collecting recipes from family and friends of the couple is such fun. You have made it that much easier for me with your beautifully designed dividers. And now recipe cards too! They are wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing your work.

    1. Carol, you are welcome. I am glad that you can use the dividers to make beautiful gifts! That sounds like a perfect shower gift!

  41. Hi, Rita– Thank you so much for sharing these. You have no idea how blessed I feel that I found these. I can now take my binder of unsorted recipes and finally organize them!

    1. Tricia, I always love it when someone can use one of my ideas! So thanks for making my day. Good luck in getting your recipes all organized!

  42. Years later and your post is still helping people. I plan to make this and wanted to thank you for sharing it! Becky

    1. Becky, thank you for taking the time to comment and for your kind comment! Good luck in making your recipe book. I need to get in and update mine and add a few more loose papers. I love that I can just keep adding to this book! Hope you have a great day!

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