BluesNotes

Notebooks from original recycled album covers!

Hamilton, Canada · 118 Sales

BluesNotes

Notebooks from original recycled album covers!

Hamilton, Canada 118 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Kerry

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Announcement   Calendars, notebooks, journals and planners made from recycled vintage album covers and VHS tape covers!

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Last updated on May 27, 2016

Calendars, notebooks, journals and planners made from recycled vintage album covers and VHS tape covers!

Kerry

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Kerry

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Ritzy

Inactive Etsy Member on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent item! The person I gifted it to was quite happy.

Catherine Ouellet

Catherine Ouellet on Feb 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super fast shipping and great agenda! I only get compliments about it and everyone want to know where I got it! Seriously, I recommend this seller so much! Thanks a lot!

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About

BluesNotes

About BluesNotes

BluesNotes was born in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The shop name BluesNotes came from a play on both music notes, and journal notes, both of which I have a love for.

About My Process

To start, I get to rummage through vintage albums at some of my favourite stores, and pick out ones I love. Next, I decide how to crop the covers, and cut them to size. I spray glue the covers next, and back them with cardstock to increase their strength - plus it adds a sleek look. Once dry, I put the book together, depending on what the customer asks for. I have three options for the inside – blank, for those who want to use it as a sketchbook, lined for use as a notebook, and I also have an agenda style for those like me who love to plan!

I have a binding machine, so I use that to punch the holes in the covers and contents, and then with a wire coil, I bind it using the machine.

Et voilà! A brand new BluesNotes notebook made from a vintage album cover!

Of course, the process is the same for all my VHS books, but the covers don’t need cropping, and the inside pages need to be cut to size.

About Me

My husband and best friend Chris is the one who got me into this! He's a graphic designer and is crazy talented - and it really inspires me. He actually created my logo, and designed a lot of stuff for BluesNotes. It’s so great to have an in-house designer! But honestly, the first notebook I created was for him, and together we’ve put a lot of time and effort into BluesNotes, having tons of fun along the way!

I love making crafts between learning, reading, and listening to my favourite music on vinyl. On top of creating my BluesNotes notebooks, I also knit, and am a DIY crafter.

I love my store, and I love my items. I've worked tirelessly to create some great notebooks that I hope you love!

Shop members

  • Kerry

    Owner, Maker

    Kerry makes these notebooks from upcycled vinyl album covers and VHS tape covers, and then she binds them for a rockin' look.

  • Chris

    Designer

    Our amazing designer Chris has created our fabulous website, along with our logo and business cards!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 27, 2016
If you have any questions, or are wondering what else I might have in stock, please feel free to send me a note through Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
All of my items are carefully handcrafted, but they're recycled from previously enjoyed items, and are therefore sometimes imperfect. The item in the photo is the one you receive, so though I describe all items as in-detail as possible, please review the photos carefully.

You may return your item within 30 days of purchase for a refund or exchange. Since many of my items are one of a kind, an exchange may not be possible for the exact same item. If this is the case, and you'd prefer a similar item or a refund, you've got it!

Please note that returns are shipped at the customer's own expense, and the amount refunded will be the full cost of the item minus the original shipping cost. Insurance is recommended for returns, as I need to receive the item in order to process your refund.

Please send me a note through Etsy so that I can do whatever I can to ensure you're happy with your purchase, or to make things right if you're not!
Payment
I accept PayPal and Etsy's Direct Checkout as the only forms of payment, to ensure a safe and secure transaction for my customers!
Shipping
All of my items are carefully packaged and shipped in a bubble envelope. Please ensure your Etsy and/or PayPal addresses are up to date.

Shipping charges in my shop do not include any duties, customs, or any other import charges that might be associated with your purchase. These are set out by your individual country, and are the buyer's responsibility.

If you need your order by a certain date, please let me know BEFORE you make your purchase, so that we can ensure your item gets to you! International orders can take up to 10 business* days to arrive, but please allow for 15 business* days, just to be on the safe side. If you need it before then, let's chat!

*Business days do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. Please also consider holidays in your country that might affect your package's arrival
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions, or are wondering what else I might have in stock, please feel free to send me a note through Etsy.

***Please also note that the journal covers are recycled, and I take no credit for the music, movie, or the artwork displayed. These are original, recycled vintage vinyl album covers, VHS tapes, etc - the art is NOT mine, but is original and not a copy.***