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With 40 heavy pages and 30 pockets and envelopes for stashing stuff, this big travel journal has room for an avid writer, artist, photographer or scrapbooker to chronicle an epic journey. Equally good for a man or woman. The spine will expand to double its size to accommodate lots of additions, ephemera and photos. You choose the map to suit your trip!

This listing is for ONE (1) custom journal with the maps of your choice. Three are pictured to show a variety of map choices.

**Please note that this item is made to order. Refer to processing time for an estimate of time to ship. If you have a short deadline, please contact me before ordering to be sure I can accommodate you. If you would like your journal personalized, please let me know in the "Notes to Seller" when you make your purchase.

Bottom Line:
Size: 9-1/4 x 6-7/8" (25 cm x 16 cm)
Pages: 40 (80 front and back)--ten folded into pockets
Covers: New Davey board cut to size and covered with prints of a vintage map
Pockets and envelopes: 20 from a variety of manilla envelopes and 10 from text paper. (Please see photos)
Paper: 100% cotton 250 gsm French made paper
Closure: African trade bead and waxed Irish linen thread

Your shipping fee includes shipment via USPS priority mail and insurance for a single item. Multiple items may incur additional cost to ship priority. International buyers: I will combine shipment on multiple items.

Please contact me prior to ordering for a price.

***I currently have three custom travel journal options available to meet a very wide variety of customer needs.

Please visit my blog here to see them compared side by side:

The details:

This design is built on an expandable Pendaflex file pocket cut down to serve as the concertina spine. Each of the five signatures is composed of four heavy, slightly textured sheets of French paper. In the middle of each signature, one of the heavy sheets has been left extra long and folded into pockets. There are also four groupings of manilla envelopes, cut and folded so as to make five envelope pouches for stashing little collected bits.

Each of the elements is sewn into the book separately with no joining between signatures. The covers are held together by three long lengths of Irish linen thread that come from the back and twist around African trade beads attached to the front.

As your book grows with additions, you can lengthen the thread so the spine grows as well. It starts out a little less than 1-1/2" thick but can grow to almost 3"! That's a lot of scope for imagination.

A 3-1/2" square window is cut from the front cover so that whatever photo, art or text you include on the first page becomes your cover design.

Please read the description carefully and ask any questions prior to ordering. I'm always available to clarify details. Custom orders cannot be returned, so please be sure you understand the design prior to purchase.

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Expandable Travel Journal with Vintage World Map, pockets and envelopes for photos, scrapbook, art & collecting - Made to Order

$110.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Book Board, Print Of Vintage Map, Pendaflex Hanging Folder, Waxed Irish Linen Thread, Manilla Envelopes, Slow Drying Bookbinders Glue, African Trade Beads, Heavy French Paper
  • Made to order
  • Ships from Georgia, United States to select countries.
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