moonmothpress

Moon Moth Press - books, cards, bookplates, bookmarks

Michigan, United States · 765 Sales

moonmothpress

Moon Moth Press - books, cards, bookplates, bookmarks

Michigan, United States 765 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(457)

Announcement   Welcome to Moon Moth Press -- handmade books, cards, prints, bookplates, and bookmarks -- offering renewed life to discarded beauty.

This is what happens when we combine our love of old books and the layering of ephemera and decorative papers: one-of-a-kind cards for all occasions. They're not just cards ... they're all little works of art suitable for framing! If you are wondering what happens to the covers after we've gutted the books, check out our "resurrected" journals, albums, and ledgers made from the vintage decorative book covers.

Feel free to contact us for any reason: questions about items, special or custom orders, gift certificates ... or just looking to make a new acquaintance. Please visit our profile and shop policies page for more information.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 27, 2015

Welcome to Moon Moth Press -- handmade books, cards, prints, bookplates, and bookmarks -- offering renewed life to discarded beauty.

This is what happens when we combine our love of old books and the layering of ephemera and decorative papers: one-of-a-kind cards for all occasions. They're not just cards ... they're all little works of art suitable for framing! If you are wondering what happens to the covers after we've gutted the books, check out our "resurrected" journals, albums, and ledgers made from the vintage decorative book covers.

Feel free to contact us for any reason: questions about items, special or custom orders, gift certificates ... or just looking to make a new acquaintance. Please visit our profile and shop policies page for more information.

David and Christine

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David and Christine

Monotype Pamphlet Book Journal
US$12.00
Monotype Pamphlet Book Journal
US$12.00
Journal Monotype Pamphlet Book
US$14.00
Journal Monotype Pamphlet Book
US$14.00
Wink-A-Way Land Tintype Collage Greeting Card
US$7.00
Nearer and Nearer Collage Greeting Card
US$5.00
All's Well Collage Greeting Card
US$6.00
Bo Peep Collage Greeting Card
US$5.00
Shoes ... Etching on Vintage Book Page
US$11.00
Great Excitement Fruit Collage Greeting Card
US$5.00
Roses and Song Original Collage Card
US$6.00
Dear Mother Tintype Collage Greeting Card
US$8.00
He Fell in Love Gay Wedding Collage Card
US$7.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(457)
Dyana Clement

Dyana Clement on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My bookplates are GORGEOUS! The shop owner was able to accommodate my special request and shipped them out in a very timely manner. Communications to me with proofs of the bookplates were professional and very friendly. The craftsmanship of the bookplates is lovely and the process was made incredibly easy by the shop owner. Would definitely buy from this shop again.

Sandra Guderyon

Sandra Guderyon on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

There are several things I love about this book: handmade from a book from 1899, exquisite workmanship, great follow-up from David and Christine, high quality watercolor paper to both paint and write on and really prompt service. Moon Moth Press is a place I would definitely shop again. As their card says, they do indeed "offer renewed life to discarded beauty". 5 stars!

ColorfulExistence

ColorfulExistence on Nov 16, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent item, Excellent service, Thank You!

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About

Our etsy shop started as a way to sell when not at our local Bookfest.

Christine (whose maiden name is Valentine) founded Moon Moth Press over 20 years ago for her artist's books. Many of those one-of-a-kind pieces incorporated old book covers (often found by her friend David).

In years past David would make cards for Chris with old book text peeking out from behind the images.

Now they make cards together (and she complains that he no longer sends her any). And they make "reconstructed books" into journals and albums ... what else to do with all those beautiful (but tattered) volumes and the boxes & boxes of Victorian ephemera they've accumulated over the years?

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  • David & Chris

    Owner

    Moon Moth Press is two people, two best friends, two neighbors. She teaches book arts and printmaking at one university. He teaches writing, quantitative research methods, and even a course on Love at a different university.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 10, 2016
All our cards & ACEOs are ORIGINAL COLLAGES ... NOT PRINTS OF COLLAGES.

We use high-quality, deckle-edged Strathmore cards and envelopes for our products. You can find cheaper stock, but you can't find better stock. Large cards measure 5 inches by 6 7/8 inches (with matching envelopes 5 ¼ inches by 7 ¼ inches). Small cards measure 3 ½ inches by 5 1/8 inches (with matching envelopes 3 5/8 inches by 5 ¼ inches).

Accepted payment methods

Payment
We accept paypal payment only.
Shipping
Domestic and international shipping policies for our cards and bookplates appear within the listings.

We ship our books priority mail for domestic orders. We'll happily ship our books anywhere, but we generally only list shipping prices within the United States. Because prices can vary substantially depending upon where you are, we don't what to second guess and charge too much for shipping. If you are interested in one of our books, please ask for shipping options and prices.
Refunds and Exchanges
In general, our one-of-a-kind items are not eligible for refunds or exchanges. But do please contact us if you are unhappy about your purchases and we'll try to make it right!
Additional policies and FAQs
If one of our cards isn't quite right for you -- it needs a scrap of this, a bit of that -- let us know and we can make additions. [One recent customer wanted a winged gold heart on a card -- no problem!]

Or if you'd like multiple cards with the same image, we can scan a collage and make cards with the prints.

A few of our art papers do include flower petals or other organic materials. Some countries have restrictions about importing such items.