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Rich dark brown faux leather fabric wraps the front and back covers of this beautiful vintage-look scrapbook. Black faux leather corners stand out on both the front and back covers.

PLEASE NOTE: These books are CUSTOM MADE. They usually take anywhere from two to six weeks from the time they are ordered until they are ready to ship. Timing depends on how many other orders my shop has received ahead of yours.

If it is needed for a special occasion, I may be able to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to ask. If you are in the United States and need the book IN YOUR HANDS in less than 10 days, there will be a RUSH FEE of $20 added to your order. (Please wait until I have sent a link to a private listing with this fee added before purchasing, because if you purchase without adding the RUSH FEE, it will have to be paid before you book is shipped, which will delay shipment, possibly beyond the date by which you need the book, if you happen to overlook my email.)

Outside of the US, please contact me and I will look up how long it may take for a package to reach you.

I do everything I can to make my books available to all who wish to order, but please keep in mind that I am only one person and I make many more items for my shop than the Adventure books. Plus, at various times of the year I get so many orders for them at once that I cannot possibly keep up!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Great new color combinations and sizes coming soon! Baby books, wedding books, fun books for girls and boys! These new designs will feature the same basic cover layout and the same or similar lettering options. However, new cover colors and other options in place of the gray-scale globe motif and wood slat will make these new books fun for all ages and perfect for any occasion! Prices will vary on the new designs because of differences in materials used.

Other sizes will also be available. Ask for details!
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Rich dark brown faux leather fabric wraps the front and back covers of this beautiful vintage-look scrapbook. Black faux leather corners stand out on both the front and back covers.

Golden satin cording is couched into the two squares and the circle surrounding the hand cut customizable felt lettering appliques. A hand-stitched gray scale globe, also of felt, adds to the vintage look of this lovely book. I use some distressing techniques to give the covers a weathered and well-loved look.

The cover look is completed with the hand stained wooden slat and tied leather cording. A matching wood detail finishes the back cover. (Wood and leather cord detailing are accents only and do not actually hold the book together.)

The inside of the cover is finished with a neutral tan fabric.

You can customize your book by adding printed interior fabrics, as shown in the third photo. There is a $5.00 fee for custom fabrics as they cost more than the solid color I would usually use. If you would like a printed interior fabric, please let me know and I will send photos showing those available. If you have something specific in mind, I would be happy to help find it. Additional charges may be incurred if fabric needs to be special ordered and shipped.

NOTICE: Printed interior fabrics, embroidered globe, paper inserts, deckle-cut edges, title page, additional page protectors, and bookplate are extra and not included in the price of this listing.

The book will arrive fully constructed and ready to fill with your adventures and memories. Refill pages are easy to find when more space is needed. The book is set up to use standard 12 x 12" page refills which are readily available at craft and scrapbook stores. The 10 page protectors (included) provide plenty of room for you to begin adding your own adventures. Please note that these page protectors are EMPTY. I do not provide any paper unless requested. (See more details below.) 12 x 12" paper is plentiful; fill your choice of background paper with photos and notes about your adventures, and insert them in the order desired.

To add pages, open the back cover, unfold the flap at the binding, unscrew and remove the post caps, remove the back cover and binding strip to expose the posts, and slip more pages into place. Extension posts will be needed and usually come with the packs of page protectors available in craft, hobby, and scrapbook stores. I found a pretty decent tutorial about how to add pages to a post bound album. When I have time, I am considering creating one of my own. Until then, this one will have to work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvnWKiXHv80

NOTE: When adding pages, be sure you have the opening of all new pages to the top. It is never fun to get the book all the way back together only to find some page protectors were upside down! Also, be sure to replace the binding strip before repositioning the back cover.

The matching faux leather expandable binding strip encloses the edges of the page protectors at the closed end, creating a finished look if you desire to stand the book on a shelf with the bound end facing out. (When doing this, remove the book carefully from between other books so as not to put undue stress on the detailing, stitching, and wood trim pieces.)

Page protectors are two-sided; each one counts as two pages, a front and a back. 10 page protectors = 20 pages. Page size is 12" x 12". The book itself is approximately 13.5" W x 12.5" H.

This book would make a great gift for the avid scrapbooker, beginning scrapbookers, dating couples, newly engaged or about to be engaged couples, newlyweds, new parents, etc. It would make a great conversation piece on a coffee table. This scrapbook will be sure to hold treasured memories for years to come.

WHY SO MUCH?!

I start with a high-quality post bound scrapbook, add durable, acid free, high-quality page protectors, fabric, trim, felt, wood, leather stripping, glues, thread, embroidery floss, fabric backings, stain, and other assorted supplies totaling over $65.

I spend 15 hours disassembling the purchased scrapbook, sizing, cutting, preparing fabrics, hand cutting letters and decorations, hand and machine stitching trims, edgings, and decorations, creating the covers, staining the wooden pieces, applying finishing touches, and reassembling the scrapbook so it's ready to use when you receive it. Add another 2 hours to go to the store and purchase materials, shipping supplies, and then package and send out the completed packaged item.

PAY BY INSTALLMENTS:

If you wish to purchase this book but would like to pay a bit at a time, I can set up an installment listing. I will make the book, package it, and have it ready to ship when the final payment is made. Special arrangements can be made by legal and binding contract if the book is needed sooner than the final payment can be made.

CUSTOMIZE THE COVER:

Space is limited but I will do my best to accommodate your wishes. You could opt to have the title read 'My Adventure Book', or you might add a name, if it fits: 'Jake's Adventure Book'. Felt letters would be cut smaller for longer names. All letters are hand cut with scissors, not with a die.

Due to customer desire for a more realistic representation of the continents on the globe, I developed a hand embroidered version. It is shown on the book in the third photo and with other customization ideas in the fourth photo. It is an additional $5.00 to switch from the appliqued version shown in the second photo to the embroidered globe. Felt, by nature, cannot be cut into a tiny detailed piece because its fibers will lose cohesion. Therefore the appliqued version is more of an abstract representation.

Because this book is hand made, no two will ever be exactly alike. Please allow three weeks for your item to be created. If I am having a slow sales period, I may be able to get it completed sooner. Contact me for an exact wait time.

See the fifth photo for a recent color variation on the cover, done with denim as the main fabric.

CUSTOMIZE THE INSIDE:

Customization can also be added inside. For example, if you would like the first page of the book created as a title page or introductory page for the album, we can discuss your needs. Some customization can be included in the price or can be added for a few dollars to cover extra materials. Other, more detailed layouts may incur an additional charge for designing and work/time to create.

This book comes with 10 empty page protectors. You can add more pages (see below). You can also add special paper for page protector inserts so all of your pages have a uniform background. Pages can be trimmed with a scallop, Victorian edge, or deckle-cut edge for an additional fee. You might also add a date, a customized bookplate, title page, photo frame, or other details.

I would be happy to custom-create a special and unique design for your title page or other need. Cost is dependent upon the detail of the design and materials used.

If you have a theme in mind, or particular topics you plan to include in your book, I can customize layouts so all you have to do is add photos and writing.

ADD MORE PAGE PROTECTORS:

Additional page protectors can be added for $0.75 each. When I purchase them, they are empty or occasionally come with a flimsy piece of paper inserted.

PAPER PAGES WITHOUT PLASTIC PAGE PROTECTORS

For additional charges, this book can be made without the use of page protectors. It requires at least 30 sheets of 12 x 18" or 13 x 19" 80# or heavier cardstock. I have made books with as many as 200 sheets, or 400 pages if you count both sides! It's a HUGE book, but so fun to fill with photos and journal entries!

The additional charges for the page-protector-free book include a per-page price for the paper based on what I pay for it plus what it costs to have it shipped to me and any other fees, taxes, etc I must pay to obtain the materials. In addition, there is a preparation charge to cut the paper to size, punch the holes, and score the binding edge so the pages open smoothly. The combined price of the per-sheet cost plus the preparation usually comes to between $0.85 and $1.00/sheet. Everything in my shop is handmade by me, personally. I do not have large equipment; each page is cut and worked by hand. Still, my charges for all of the preparation is far less than equivalent work done by shops using large animated machines which can process multiple sheets at a time.


A NOTE ABOUT CUSTOM ORDERS:

Since there are many ways to customize the book and many materials and many steps in the making of this item, I do not make this item until it is ordered. Please allow at least two weeks for your item to be created. Customized orders may take longer depending upon the work to be done. (Please contact me for an exact wait time; if I don't have a lot of orders I may be able to get it out to you in about 10 days. Again, this time frame will depend upon the availability of materials you choose and costs of those materials, and when applicable, will include any shipping charges and other fees incurred if I need to order them by mail.)

Please contact me for a customized order for this or any other scrapbook. Please ask about shipping outside of the US, as there will be additional shipping charged for international delivery.

SHIPPING

I ship via US Priority mail.

I will ship out of the US, but please contact me so I can more accurately estimate the shipping for you.

(Shipping costs are estimated. If the estimate is more than $2 over actual shipping costs I will issue a refund. $2 helps to cover my packaging costs.)

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My Our Adventure Book Personalized Scrapbook 12 x 12 Post Bound Scrapbook Album, can be customized, great for graduation, wedding, baby

$125.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: faux leather, felt, cording, thread, paper, wood, post bound album, leather lacing
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 83 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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