I ended up mocking up some of the recipe cards and made a little package tag to go with it. The paper is textured and cream colored- something I had left over from my wedding invitations.
The ink color turned out to be more muted than I originally intended- but now its one of those happy accidents in which I like this alot better. I'm always striving to pick a more "sophisticated" color palette in my work but always end up using bright, primary colors. I guess my printer is trying to tell me something?