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North Carolina Versatile Travel Journal Notebook Handmade for Artists, Scrapbookers and Writers -- Ready to Ship

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning! If you are or wish to be, you'll enjoy using this versatile little journal covered with a scan of a map of North Carolina from an old encyclopedia from the 1950s.

At 4-3/8 x 6-3/8, the journal accommodates 4 x 6 or 3-1/2 x 5 standard photos. There's window in the front cover so that you can personalize it with a title, artwork or photo of your own choosing. Whatever you affix to the first page becomes your cover image!

The basic structure is an accordion book made from heavy weight 200 gsm Italian velata paper. Not only does this provide an excellent substrate for the other elements in the book, it takes paint and collage work very well.

There are separate closures on both sides of the book so that you can open it either way to expose the section you want or you can open both sides and spread the whole thing out.

One section on each side consists of a pamphlet book with 24 pages (40 front and back): 16 from 24 lb. ivory text paper and 8 from graph, ledger, legal and primary paper for variety and a touch of whimsy.

There are also two pockets made from a manila business envelope and four tabs made from sturdy manila folders which you can use to add in photos, brochures, menus, anything that fits, as separate "pages" in the book.

My favorite inclusion is a manila catalog envelope that has been cut and the bottom, folded and stitched into the book so as to form two envelopes, concealing when opened two small coin envelopes inserted between them. I've added a wrapping closure to keep everything secure.

There are also some blank pages of the heavy paper left open for your art or photos. And because it's an accordion, you can keep adding stuff till your heart's content and it will grow with you.

Here's what a happy customer said about her journal:

In my eyes, the journal is absolutely beautiful and handy: The size is just perfect for traveling. I love that you can open it from two sides and how you fitted the buttons there to close it. The many possibilities to keep bits and peaces from a holiday in different pockets are also great. Right now, I couldn't honestly say what to change about the journal :)

Convo me about a custom journal at no additional cost. They can be covered with any kind of paper for uses other than travel. The possibilities are endless!

Frequently asked questions about FreeRangeBookbinding

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.

North Carolina Versatile Travel Journal Notebook Handmade for Artists, Scrapbookers and Writers -- Ready to Ship


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stone beads, book board, card stock, envelopes, italian velata paper, graph paper, ledger paper, legal pad paper, primary paper, synthetic glue, manila folder, waxed irish linen thread
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 941 reviews
  • Favorited by: 7 people