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Travel Journal Recycled Vintage Book - Today We Go -- Upcycled, Handmade, Hand Bound

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This one of a kind, hand bound journal is recycled from an obsolete vintage book, "Today We Go," which now has a chance to be loved again in a new life. It would make a great travel journal! 100% handmade and hand bound by me!

Each element, from the fine Italian paper torn by hand for the text block to mixed papers added for interest, was selected with care in order to best showcase the character and personality of the original book. I've used pages from the book itself as endpapers, inside the front and back cover. The first signature cover forms a pocket made from sturdy card stock to hold bits and pieces you collect along the way. The signature covers are also useful as tabs to tip in additional papers.

The closure is from a vintage button and waxed Irish linen thread.

This item comes with FREE US SHIPPING via Media Mail! If you'd like to upgrade to priority shipping, contact me and I will adjust it for you.

The details:
- Dimensions: 8-1/2" x 5-3/4"
- Blank Pages: 60 (120 front and back) pages of Ivory 120 gsm (@ 80 lb) Italian paper, tree free, acid free
- Found pages from random pages from children's books and encyclopedias, along with a mixture of ledger, graph, legal and primary paper.
- Construction: Handbound using double-needle coptic stitch.
- Endpapers and signature covers: pages from the book
- Features: Front pocket made from cardstock; vintage button closure

International buyers, these books are heavy, so the least expensive way to ship is in a flat rate priority envelope for the listed price. I will combine shipping on multiple items. Please contact me for a quote.
All items in my shop are 100% made by hand by me alone in my little studio in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

For paper geeks: The luxurious Italian Velata paper used in this book was made at the Cartier Magnani mill in Pescia, Italy, one of the oldest operating paper mills in the world. It holds up great to pencil, pen and markers and even light collage and paint, though it doesn't like to get very wet. The pages are all hand torn for soft, deckled edges rather than sharp machine cuts. I prefer the more "handmade" look this gives the finished product. I have a number of artists and journalers that keep returning for more books for the joy of using this paper!

See my other journals made from nifty old books here:http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243056§ion_id=5210239

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Default shipping for single small books is via USPS first class mail for $3.50, insured, with a tracking number, estimated to arrive in 5-7 business days. If you have a deadline, please upgrade to priority mail upon checkout.

All shipments of larger or multiple books are sent priority mail, estimated but not guaranteed to arrive in 2-3 days. You also have the option to upgrade to Express mail if you want a guaranteed delivery date from USPS. If you don't see an option you want, please contact me, and I will accommodate you.
The default for orders outside the US is for first class international shipping. First class takes 2 to 3 weeks to arrive in most locations, but may take longer if a shipment gets hung up in customs. If you would like to upgrade to priority mail, let me know, an I will figure out a cost for you.
Unfortunately, international shipping IS expensive, and books are heavy! While listings do not reflect this because of the complications of calculating varying weights of shipments, I WILL combine shipping and refund any amount you pay beyond the actual cost of shipping and insurance.

In the case of wedding and scrap books that come in a variety of sizes, Etsy only allows one shipping cost, so the cost shown is for shipping the largest book. Once again, I promise to refund any extra that you pay beyond the actual cost. I don't make money on my shipping.

Travel Journal Recycled Vintage Book - Today We Go -- Upcycled, Handmade, Hand Bound


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Vintage book, Fine Italian paper, Found pages, Vintage button, Waxed thread, Glue, Card stock
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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