Handmade Book Cards and Art by GeriTom71 on Etsy

Sydney, Australia · 114 Sales


Handmade Book Cards and Art by GeriTom71 on Etsy

Sydney, Australia 114 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Well, so long for now. Its been grand.


Last updated on Jul 21, 2016

Well, so long for now. Its been grand.


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Marika Aubrey

Marika Aubrey on Aug 12, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

These are adorable and make a lovely little gift! Thank you!!!

Rachel Parrish

Inactive Etsy Member on Feb 11, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described! This seller was a pleasure to do business with.

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I have a bit of a hoarding disorder!

I initially began making books because I just couldn’t find notebooks that were just right for me – so I started making my own. Now I make notebooks, cards and brooches all with vintage book illustrations.

To be truly honest, my paper addiction began well before I knew exactly what I was going to do with it all. I just kept coming across papers with such beautiful designs, colours and textures and knew I would make something with it all.

The pieces I am making now are all using vintage childrens book illustrations that are from books that have fallen apart and were ready for the bin. I found them initially by chance piled up in the corner of a charity store ready to be recycled - and now I am searching high and low for images. I have just as many books now though that I just can't bring myself to chop up.

Shop members

  • Kathryn

    Owner, Maker

    I'm inspired by books I coveted from the school library, Golden Books I browsed through at the supermarket checkout with my Nan & cordial bottles shaped like koalas and kangaroos with built in straws you had to bite the end off to get to the cordial.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 27, 2012
Welcome to Geritom71 - my outlet for my somewhat crazed obsessive collection of paper and buttons!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
Just let me know if a parcel doesn't arrive - I will always mark the posted button when I have posted. I will replace or refund accordingly. I haven't had any problems so far and fingers crossed I never do!
I am more than happy to accept direct deposit from Australian buyers - just send me a quick message and I will send you the details.
Within Australia - I ship all parcels regular parcel post, but am happy to send in an express post satchel also - just send me a message to ask for express.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have much more stock not on the site because I also sell at some local markets, if you see something you like and wish it was in a different style just ask - you never know I could well have exactly what you are after.