Custom Leather Journals, Sketchbooks, and Paper Goods

Illinois, United States · 1202 Sales


Custom Leather Journals, Sketchbooks, and Paper Goods

Illinois, United States 1202 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Paper goods are my specialty! If you are looking for a custom book, you have come to the right place-I love special requests.

Feel free to follow me on instagram: @evosphotos

Last updated on Jul 10, 2016

Paper goods are my specialty! If you are looking for a custom book, you have come to the right place-I love special requests.

Feel free to follow me on instagram: @evosphotos

Erica Birk

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5 out of 5 stars

SeJ on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just purchased my 6th journal and will be purchasing many, many, MANY more. These make incredibly thoughtful presents for weddings, birthdays, new babies, new jobs, just because. The craftsmanship is truly breathtaking and quality is beyond measure. Thank you so much for your wonderful work!!!

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One of the orders I worked on this morning was for one of my awesome repeat customers- she bought her first book in June and now she can't stop gifting them to everyone she knows! Who in your life needs a beautiful leather journal?
A leather book that's classic, and purely yours. Personalized books are my favorite!
This colorful assortment is part of a wholesale assortment I'm shipping out next week. I do like getting to line them all up on the shelf when an order like this comes in- the colors are so fun and really pop against the chocolate leather.
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How it all began

My name is Erica and I founded Absolutely EVO in 2009. Books are the the main focus of the business, and the majority of the books I make are from my line of classic leather journals. With my attention to craftsmanship and use of only the best materials, you can be sure your thoughts, dreams, and memories will be recorded in a high quality handcrafted book that can be cherished for years to come.

Why Absolutely EVO? A friend in a high school art class had a habit of calling people by their initials, and the nickname EVO was born. The name stuck. It seemed fitting that since I earned this nickname during an art course, that it would become part of the name of my business.

Why books? I took a book arts class while earning my B.F.A in art Education, and it sparked my interest in this unique art of book binding. Shortly after taking the course, I secured a job for the Conservation Lab for the University Library, where I worked to repair, preserve, and conserve books. Some of the books I worked on were hundreds of years old. There was something special about working to save the history contained in the pages of those books. By creating my leather journals, I hope to continue to help preserve unique and special stories- your stories.

My business has grown more than I could have dreamed in the past few years, and I feel truly fortunate to be doing what I love and to love what I do. I look forward to what the future holds!

You can visit the shop here: http://absolutelyevo.etsy.com
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Last updated on Aug 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Can I get my order faster?

You are welcome to upgrade your shipping to a faster speed during checkout. Please note this will not change processing times, only the speed of the shipping method once your order is created. If you need your order by a certain date and aren't sure if it will make it in time, please contact me to see if I can meet your deadline.

How do I add Personalization?

If personalization is available on an item, you will be able to select the amount of characters in the drop down menu in the listing. Once you add the item to your cart, you will be able to type your letters in a “notes” box.

Longer names may not fit on the cover (depending on the size of the book), so please inquire if you need more characters than listed in the drop down menu.

What Personalization Characters are available?

All English alphabet characters A-Z in UPPER and lower case, as well as 1234567890 and the & sign. Only one font is available.

How do I add a title page?

Add the listing below to your cart, and be sure to type the quote or message in the “notes” box during checkout, and specify your font choice. A proof will be sent to you for approval before printing.


Can you gift wrap my order?

Yes! Find the listing to add gift wrap here:

What thread color will best match the leather?

The following color combinations are the closest matching colors for each leather color:

Chocolate leather= Dark Brown thread
Golden Brown leather= Brown thread
Caramel Leather= Light Brown thread
Tan Leather= Tan/Beige thread

What is acid free paper?

“Acid free” refers to the pH of the paper. Some papers can yellow and become brittle over time (think old newspapers). Acid free paper combats this problem, and will stay in much better condition for much longer than papers with a higher acid content. My books are meant to last a lifetime, so I now use acid free paper in all my books.

Will I be charged sales tax?

Only Illinois orders are subject to sales tax.

Do you wholesale?

I love working with retailers! Send a convo or check out Absolutely EVO on etsy wholesale for more information on how to order.