Handmade & altered books, sketchbook, journals and more

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Handmade & altered books, sketchbook, journals and more

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Last updated on Feb 18, 2017

Handmade and altered books, journals, sketchbooks and more.
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Upcycled some Magi Nation cards into tokens.
Goblin tokens with the new header tags.
A great holiday list book with tons of lined pages.

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For the love of Paper!

As a former R&D paper technician, I love to play with paper. From the beginning of the cycle, making and forming the pulp, all the way to saving it and reusing / upcycling it to give it new life, there are thousands of things to do with paper.

Bookbinding was something I discovered about 5 years ago when my family first started geocaching. I wanted a unique log book for us, something that would last years, that my kids could look back on later in life. I still have and use that book today. It has been all over the place with us.

Things took off from there. I figured if you had a awesome journal or book you would need an equally amazing peace to hold your place with. So I started making bookmarks or book jewelry as I like to call it.


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Last updated on June 16, 2017
Welcome to Crafty Day Dreams.

All items here are handmade by me and each is unique. Here you can find some hand-bound books, altered books, jotters, necklaces, and so much more.

Each item pictured is the item you will receive.

Imperfections Category?
Do not be afraid of the Imperfection shop category. This shop category contains books and other items that have suffered imperfections in the creation process. It may be smudges of glue that are visible, a damaged page in the book, a peal in the cover. Mostly small imperfections. I will always do my best to describe what sort of imperfection there are.

These items are priced at a discount.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
I accept credit cards though Etsy's direct check out and Pay Pal payments. Please note that Pay Pal payments will be though 3DXStudios as Crafty Day Dreams is part of this studio.

Payment by check or E-checks is also available though Pay Pal. They can take anywhere from 3-7 days to clear.

I will not ship until payments have cleared.
Purchases will come in either a box on cotton or wrapped in tissue paper, and packaged securely.

Shipping is done from CT.

All items ship via USPS First Class Mail or USPS Priority Mail depending on which is more cost effective for the item(s) purchased. Tracking is provided when available. Upgraded shipping is available please convo/message me and I will be glad to get you a price on shipping.

Shipping times:
Please be aware that shipping around the holidays does affect shipping times. Shipping Priority is recommenced around holidays to insure fast delivery.

USPS FIRST CLASS in the states is typically arrives within 3 -10 days depending on how the mail is routed and how far you are from the shipping point.

PRIORITY Shipping typically arrives within 2-3 days.

INTERNATIONAL shipping can take 14-21 days and can be held in customs for up to 6 weeks. It does not happen often but it is possible.

Please contact your local postal office and your regional customs office with the shipping number provided to you if your item has not arrived within 21 business days. It is often times that the items are in customs and needs to be picked up/claimed.

~*~*~ NOTE: International shipping is done right though Etsy and customs forms will be completed automatically with your purchase price on it. Be aware that buyers are responsible for paying any fees such as; customs import taxes, duties, tariffs, VAT, or other charges assessed by their countries. Please look into those charges before making a purchase.~*~*~

Want to send a purchase as a GIFT?
No problem! I gift wrap free of charge and includes paper, ribbon and tag if you would like. Etsy provides a place where you can enter the shipping address you would like the items sent to. I just ask that you leave me a note saying if you would like the items gift wrapped, if you would like a tag with a message and what you would like the message to read.
Refunds and Exchanges
All items in my shop are handmade and therefore one of a kind. If you are not happy with an item please let me know as soon as you get it.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you require anything special please let me know. I would be more than happy to gift wrap any items.

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Last updated on Mar 23, 2016
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Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is free of charge. If you are shipping the item as a gift please let me know and I will include a packing slip that does not include the price on it. Gift wrapping is available upon request.