Serenade of Autumn Boxed Note Card Set

Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Boxed Note Card Set

Hello, Friends!  Just as I promised, I’m back today with a Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Boxed Note Card Set.  If you missed yesterday’s post introducing you to this gorgeous new collection of dies, stamps, papers, embellishments and stencils, you can find it HERE.

For many years I’ve been on a quest to restore the fine art of note writing.  I have such fond memories of giving and receiving notes in the mail, and would love to see this habit come back into vogue.

My first pen pal was my cousin in Ohio.  We wrote one another once a week on fancy stationery that we received as birthday or Christmas gifts.  Or we made our own little notecards with cut out hearts and flowers.  My mom was an avid letter-writer, and I have a small trunk filled with her beautifully penned notes to me over the years.

As much as I use (and appreciate) the convenience of e-mail and texting, neither one matches the thrill of opening the mailbox and finding a handwritten note within.  So, as a tribute to the art of note writing, today’s project features a boxed set of lovely note cards made with goodies from the Serenade of Autumn collection.

Notecards and Lined Envelopes…oooh la la!

I spent a delightful afternoon in the studio creating this 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ box pocket folio to hold my 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ note cards.  Each pocket has a depth of 1/2″ so the cards fit nicely inside.

Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn Boxed Notecard Set-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

Lined envelopes add an extra touch of elegance to ensemble.  I custom made each envelope so that the cards slide in and out easily.  And, can we say gold foiling?  Oh, yes, we can!

Individual Note Cards

Aside from the gold metallic string, the cardstock for the bases and envelopes and the sunflower charms, all materials from the Serenade of Autumn collection.

Sentiments come from the die cut packet.

Line the inside of  your cards with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of cream cardstock.  Then dress it up with the offcuts from making the card cover.

Butterflies, gold flecked gems and gold foil chipboard sentiments make the note cards really shine.

And these sweet birdies made my heart sing.

You could easily adapt this design for use with any paper collection for any theme.  They’d make lovely Secret Santa gifts, too!

Basic Measurements

Although I don’t have a full tutorial for this project, I will share the basic measurements for the box folio with you.  I think you can probably figure out the cards on your own.

  • First, cut a 12″ x 6 1/2″ panel of teal cardstock.  Score at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2.
  • Now fold along the score lines to create a 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ folio with a 1″ spine.
  • Line the inside of the card with an 11 1/2″ x 6″ panel of rich brown cardstock.
  • Right hand box pocket measures 8″ x 4″.  Score (2) 1/2″ lines on top, bottom and right hand side.  Construct following the box pocket directions in THIS tutorial.
  • Left hand pocket measures 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Score (2) 1/2″ lines on sides and bottom.
  • Finish the inside and outside with patterned papers, layered ephemera and flowers.  Add the ribbon closure BEFORE you add the patterned papers to the outside.

How easy is that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!





7 thoughts on “Serenade of Autumn Boxed Note Card Set

  1. Priscilla Hughs

    Lots of ideas going through my head looking at all of the possibilities using my fall collections. Fall’s almost gone out here in Wyoming, but there’s always next year! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  2. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, these note cards are absolutely beautiful! I have letters from my grandmothers from when I was in college and boy could they paint a picture with their letter writing. I DO love getting a hand written note. These colors and images on these cards are so pretty and vibrant! Who wouldn’t love getting one of these in the mail? Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  3. Helen

    All those lovely blooms, each different and yet they all work, together, and that is before the inside with all the gift cards and surprises. What a super gift. Beautiful and vibrant, with care taken over ensuring the theme and elements are throughout.

  4. Dana Roepke

    Stunning!! What a beautiful gift idea. After yesterday’s video I had to check out this collection – so many nice elements!

    Like you, I have special letters written by my Mother, a prolific writer – a lost art, indeed!

  5. Martie Rollin

    I really like the thin string tied around every card…a wonderfully unifying element! Add charms and I am a happy paper crafter. I could substitute thin jute or burlap string…not as elegant, but, still, the unifying effect would work. Lovely designs…my favorite is the Grateful card…love the pumpkin images! Well done, Kathy!

  6. Rebecca Nicklin

    Love everything about this, Kathy! Will have to investigate the supply list. These remind me of the poem, “October’s Bright Blue Weather”. My mother memorized this in her grade school days. My sisters and I exchange the poem between us every Oct. 1 in our memory of her. Woke up to snow this morning. We’re to get a foot!

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