paperbacklife

Geeky & Cheeky Cards, Art & Gifts

Middle Sackville, Canada · 87 Sales

paperbacklife

Geeky & Cheeky Cards, Art & Gifts

Middle Sackville, Canada 87 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Hello.
I'm Leslie, and I'm a paper addict.

I love to make notebooks and home decor out of recycled and reclaimed materials; mainly old books, maps and magazines.

When I'm not making journals, I love to doodle in them. I have dozens of journals half full of abstract shapes, silly sketches and colourful prints. I've started turning these doodles into original cards and colouring pages for kids of all ages. - COLOURING CARDS AND PRINTS COMING TO THE SHOP SOON!

Using reclaimed and recycled materials allows me to create truly one of a kind items while keeping my operating costs low, making my finished products affordable for everyone. Plus, saving these old things from the landfill is a great benefit too!

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If you are local to Sackville/Halifax/Dartmouth NS, visit me at a local market for unique and limited edition versions of your favorite items!

For market and product news, visit me at www.paperbacklife.com

Don't forget to

Follow me on Twitter at : @_paperbacklife
Instagram: _paperbacklife
And on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/lbpbl



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See something you like, but it isn't quite 'right'? I do custom orders as well! Send me a private message here, or an email at leslie.bennett.art [@] gmail.com to let me know how I can customize something just for you!

Announcement

Last updated on May 4, 2017

Hello.
I'm Leslie, and I'm a paper addict.

I love to make notebooks and home decor out of recycled and reclaimed materials; mainly old books, maps and magazines.

When I'm not making journals, I love to doodle in them. I have dozens of journals half full of abstract shapes, silly sketches and colourful prints. I've started turning these doodles into original cards and colouring pages for kids of all ages. - COLOURING CARDS AND PRINTS COMING TO THE SHOP SOON!

Using reclaimed and recycled materials allows me to create truly one of a kind items while keeping my operating costs low, making my finished products affordable for everyone. Plus, saving these old things from the landfill is a great benefit too!

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If you are local to Sackville/Halifax/Dartmouth NS, visit me at a local market for unique and limited edition versions of your favorite items!

For market and product news, visit me at www.paperbacklife.com

Don't forget to

Follow me on Twitter at : @_paperbacklife
Instagram: _paperbacklife
And on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/lbpbl



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See something you like, but it isn't quite 'right'? I do custom orders as well! Send me a private message here, or an email at leslie.bennett.art [@] gmail.com to let me know how I can customize something just for you!

Leslie Bennett

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Leslie Bennett

Private, hand stamped blank cardboard journal
Private, hand stamped blank cardboard journal
$8.00
Makers Gonna Make Small blank notebook
Makers Gonna Make Small blank notebook
$8.00
True Love Mini Cardboard banner
True Love Mini Cardboard banner
$5.00
I Love You Small Cardboard Banner
I Love You Small Cardboard Banner
$5.00
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Updates

Pac Man & Ghost books are now in the shop!
Get them as a full set of 5, or individually - whatever suits your 80s gaming style
I loved making these little notebooks, and I'm really excited to make some more fun shaped books - Ms. PacMan is coming soon!
A behind the scenes sneak peek at how I do some of my product photography. Sometimes its easy when you have a lot of similar products. relaxed
Stay Tuned!
More Naughty & Nice notebooks are coming to the online shop soon - just in time for Christmas!
New listing!
Now offering craft supplies, starting with mini chipboard bunting pieces!
Available in 3 different shapes or as mixed multipacks.
Get some today and get your craft on!

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About

from old to new, to you

Hmmm.
My story.
How did it all start?
What is my whole process?

The short version is that I love to create....things. Anything and everything, I have to try at least once.

This shop holds some of the (in my opinion!) winning arts and crafts I have tried my hand at in the recent years, from bookbinding and recycled card making to adorable party supplies and home decor. These are the things I love to make, and love to share. I hope you will love them too!

The name paperbacklife came from a friend, as we were talking about how I was bringing old paper 'back to life' through my then-past time of making my own paper. From there, the love of using recycled products to create new art and gifts has grown into this little shop. Using as much recycled product as I can, I try to do my part to save the earth, and stretch our shopping budget - both mine and yours!
Craft supplies for paperbacklife, like the wall paper samples, were donated by big design firms as the fashion changed; doctors and teachers donate old letter head and office supplies; #AwesomeHusband and other IT guys donate old computer parts - and offer lots of advice! All of these things mix around with the crazy ideas in my head, then they creep across the art room and eventually become all of the wonderful goodies you find here!

Each item is handmade by me, unless otherwise stated. Most items are one of a kind or limited run, so once that particular pattern is sold, it is probably gone for good. This, while frustrating for some, happens for a number of reasons; it satisfies my ever changing artistic desires, uses up some of the odds and ends that are donated, and keeps the shop fresh and interesting each time you visit!

Thanks for visiting today, and taking the time to learn a little about my shop.
For more crafty - artistic ramblings, visit www.paperbacklife.com.

See you again soon!

Shop members

  • Leslie Bennett

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I am an artist/crafter/photographer, born and raised in Halifax, NS, and currently residing in Dartmouth, NS I love coffee, my #AwesomeHusband, and art.

  • #AwesomeHusband

    Chauffeur/Head Cheerleader

    #AwesomeHusband (aka Jared) is just that, my awesome husband. He is my chauffeur, head cheerleader, beard-spiration, geek consultant, repetitive task do-er & caffeination specialist. paperbacklife wouldn't exist without his unwavering support.

  • Baby J

    Motivation Specialist

    Baby J, or Joe, is my motivation specialist. I want to spend as much time with him as possible which means I need to get my work done while he naps - when he naps. He's the reason for 3am work emails.

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