paperbacklife

Geeky & Cheeky Cards, Art & Gifts

Middle Sackville, Canada · 158 Sales

paperbacklife

Geeky & Cheeky Cards, Art & Gifts

Middle Sackville, Canada 158 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(36)

Announcement   Hello.
I'm Leslie, and I'm a paper addict who loves to cuss.

I love to make notebooks, art 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.

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 Dec 28, 2017

Hello.
I'm Leslie, and I'm a paper addict who loves to cuss.

I love to make notebooks, art 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.

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

Happy Birthday Banner in blue

Happy Birthday Banner in blue

$10.00

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Warm Winter Wishes download colouring page

Warm Winter Wishes download colouring page

$0.50

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Candy Cane colouring page, digital download

Candy Cane colouring page, digital download

$0.50

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Stockings were Hung Colouring Page

Stockings were Hung Colouring Page

$0.50

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Things small hand stamped notebook

Things small hand stamped notebook

$3.00

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Rafael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

Rafael Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

$5.00

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Donatello Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

Donatello Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

$5.00

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Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

Leonardo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

$5.00

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Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles card

$5.00

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Deadpool Blank Greeting Card

Deadpool Blank Greeting Card

$5.00

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Makers Gonna Make small notebook

Makers Gonna Make small notebook

$4.00

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Superman Card

Superman Card

$5.00

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Seasons Greetings Bunting

Seasons Greetings Bunting

$5.00

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Seasons F***ing Greetings Bunting

Seasons F***ing Greetings Bunting

$5.00

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Tufts Cove Tags, 5 pack

Tufts Cove Tags, 5 pack

$4.00

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Marbled Pocket Notebook, SURPRISE COLOR

Marbled Pocket Notebook, SURPRISE COLOR

$5.00

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Fan Garland, Recycled Archie Comic Home Decor

Fan Garland, Recycled Archie Comic Home Decor

$8.00

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Etc handstamped small pocket notebook

Etc handstamped small pocket notebook

$4.00

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(36)
Tricia Bird

Tricia Bird on Jan 31, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great product and great communication. I just know my son is going to love it when he receives it.

Kyra Krumins

Kyra Krumins on Jan 29, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

Love it, but the layers are glue on to each other and one was already peeling off when opened. Hopefully clear glue can save the day!

watchfuli

watchfuli on Jan 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Very cute card and well made. Thank you very much.

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Updates

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!
Just a few of my regular, limited edition and one of a kind garlands. New garland designs and listings coming to the shop soon (like the feathers and the fans!)
A new notebook design is in the shop today! Check out the first in a series of adult humour notebooks coming over the next few months!

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, raised and currently residing in NS, Canada I love {in no particular order} coffee, my #AwesomeHusband, #TheBoy 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.

  • The Boy

    Motivation Specialist

    #TheBoy is my motivation specialist and inspirational office partner. He's the reason for my current caffeine addiction and 3am work emails.

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