Secret Garden book journal planner altered book notebook upcycled

Secret Garden book journal planner altered book notebook upcycled

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Materials

fun favorite book, fine writing paper, wire binding

Description

Upcycling old books to create new favorites as blank book journals or diaries. A contemporary edition of The Secret Garden with amazing color illustrations. We included the first chapter and many of the full-page illustrations plus a ton of blank fine writing paper and cardstock. A leaf of handmade paper with a quotation typed on a vintage typewriter appears in front. Measures about 6 x 8 inches. Beautiful covers, inside and out.

At Write On, Inc., we carefully select vintage books (or contemporary books with amazing covers and interior pages) that have no commercial value, so don’t worry, we haven’t destroyed a valuable antiquarian treasure. We are upcycling old treasures (some slightly shelf worn, just adds character) and creating new ones—especially if you capture your poetry and daily thoughts inside or use it for a sketchbook. (We even recycle the pages we have removed into other flea-market craft items.)

Each book journal is one of a kind. These book journals make thoughtful gifts for colleagues, friends, family and especially for your personal use. A perfect daily journal, travel journal, food diary, thoughtful gift, or sketchbook. How about a baby shower gift everyone will talk about? Or a wedding guest registry?

But here’s the real cover story: Sometimes vintage books are in plentiful supply or they’re being recycled by local libraries. We carefully list any of value on Amazon and with others that have unusual or striking vintage covers and wonderful color or black and white plates, we create journals so you can repurpose yesterday’s books—some may be over 100 years old (please see specifics on this listing) or childhood or inspirational favorites.

Read between the covers: Many spines are tattered, so we remove those, smooth the edges and gently bind with spiral o-wire. Before we put it all together, we select paper that matches or coordinates with the original pages, include a number of blank pages with no lines and then include charming color plates, black and white illustrations, maybe a contents page, or poems directly from the original book.

We have begun using 100% recycled fine-quality off-white paper in some of our book journals. And experimenting with various card stocks mixed in and some sections of lined paper. Each is its own unique creation. Watch for various colored papers too in the same book. You can be assured that much of our blank paper is being recycled from stock and educational institutions.

Please email or convo with specific questions about number of pages, size, or special requests. Yes, we can create journals from your special books. Our inventory is always updating with new treasures uncovered in attics and libraries. Check back often. And thank you for favoriting our shop or our book journals.

We ship media mail on the day you purchase your item, so we can pass along the reduced postage and speed your package to you. We absolutely guarantee your satisfaction.

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Sandra Jay

Sandra Jay

Owner of WriteOnInc

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Shop rating

5 out of 5 stars

Total shop reviews

158

spraguet1 Feb 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
I love, love, love it! This book turned out sooooooooo cute! Can't wait to use it! I've ordered from this seller before and she never disappoints! Great customer service too, extremely helpful and seller is so easy to correspond with! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Seraphima Cyranek Feb 11, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Hello !

Your package arrived in excellent time and condition. The journal is so lovely and a real treasure. A great purchase from a great seller. Great service.
Thank you very much and all the best.

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Lori Gail Monaco Feb 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This Little Women journal is simply BEAUTIFUL and it was quickly shipped! This is a PERFECT seller!

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Kelly Ford Jan 31, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
The books are exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much

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