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.
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!
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!
- Spellbinders Serenade of Autumn
- Blue Spruce Cardstock
- Latte Cardstock
- Gold Metallic String
- Ivory Burlap String
- Little Birdie Heleen Woodland Flowers