PaperToPen

Unique handbound journals, notebooks & minibook jewelry

Aylett, Virginia 224 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars (43)

PaperToPen

Unique handbound journals, notebooks & minibook jewelry

Aylett, Virginia | 224 Sales

Mandi Vollmer

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Mandi Vollmer

Announcement    All of my journals are one-of-a-kind and ready to ship, individually designed and hand made by me in a smoke-free home. The items you see pictured are the exact ones you will receive, unless otherwise noted. Free local pickups available within the RVA area! Just contact me before ordering so you don't have to pay shipping.

I am always willing to take custom orders if you can't find quite what you're looking for. The possibilities are endless! Some available options include;
♦ Binding style (coptic, casebound, longstitch, stab bound, perfect bound)
♦ Cover material (leather, fabric, paper, raw board)
♦ Page style (blank, lined, grid)
♦ Type of closure (buckle, snap, elastic, pencil loop)
♦ and more!

If you like something, but wish it were slightly different in some way, OR have a totally new idea you'd like to see made real, send me a custom request! And don't be afraid to browse my sold listings for ideas, too-- some of my favorite pieces find new homes the fastest.

I can also design fully custom book covers inkjet printed on paper or canvas. Contact me for details.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 11, 2018

All of my journals are one-of-a-kind and ready to ship, individually designed and hand made by me in a smoke-free home. The items you see pictured are the exact ones you will receive, unless otherwise noted. Free local pickups available within the RVA area! Just contact me before ordering so you don't have to pay shipping.

I am always willing to take custom orders if you can't find quite what you're looking for. The possibilities are endless! Some available options include;
♦ Binding style (coptic, casebound, longstitch, stab bound, perfect bound)
♦ Cover material (leather, fabric, paper, raw board)
♦ Page style (blank, lined, grid)
♦ Type of closure (buckle, snap, elastic, pencil loop)
♦ and more!

If you like something, but wish it were slightly different in some way, OR have a totally new idea you'd like to see made real, send me a custom request! And don't be afraid to browse my sold listings for ideas, too-- some of my favorite pieces find new homes the fastest.

I can also design fully custom book covers inkjet printed on paper or canvas. Contact me for details.

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About PaperToPen

Sales 224
On Etsy since 2014

Handmade journals, sketchbooks, mini books, and charms.

I've always been fascinated by journals and their myriad design possibilities. The stationery and back-to-school sections have always been my favorite areas of stores. But it wasn't until 2013 when a class journal project in a 3D design college course whetted my appetite, and a casual interest finally manifested into a full hobby.

Since then, I've been gleefully collecting materials from which to stitch together blank journals each with character of their own. My materials come from many sources, but each journal is ultimately designed and assembled by hand, by me. Each of my projects include various combinations of old, new, reused and upcycled media. Sometimes a particular scrap of leather or sheet of paper will sit for weeks, months, before finally a design emerges. Seeing a journal completed is like meeting a new friend.

Bookbinding is a very rewarding creative outlet for me because it involves so many different decisions that ultimately affect the total personality of the finished product, which in itself is a useful tool and-- dare I say it-- in the end becomes an extension of its owner.

As much as I love the process, I can't possibly write enough to fill each and every book I make. So I offer them to you. Every journal is unique, just like people. My hope is that each journal will find their matching person to claim and fill their pages with their thoughts and ideas. To have my handmade creations travel all over the world to places I most likely will never experience is all part of the fun.

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  • Mandi Dandelion

    Owner

    I have been doing artsy things practically my entire life, starting at the age of about two with portraits of meatloaf using fingerpaints in my mom's kitchen. Today, I am a graphic designer with a passion for the beautifully functional.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 16, 2018
All items listed are one-of-a-kind and ready to ship, individually designed and hand made by me in a smoke-free home. The items you see pictured are the exact ones you will receive, except in the case of custom, made-to-order, or otherwise noted.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
As handmade items, slight inconsistencies are to be expected. I do my best to describe and display my items as accurately as possible. If your order does not meet your expectations, I will accept returns of the item in NEW condition, as it was received. If a return is necessary, buyer pays for return shipping, and I will issue a full refund for the cost of the item plus original shipping upon safe return. No returns of custom items.

I cannot accept returns on items that have been written in or damaged post-shipping. I package my items securely and will not be held responsible for damage caused in shipping. Most items ship with insurance through USPS. Contact your local post office if you receive an item that has been damaged during shipping.
Payment
I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout, and Etsy gift cards. Items will be packaged and shipped once payment clears. For custom orders, I require full payment upfront before beginning work, and the final product will ship as soon as it is approved via Etsy's custom order messaging system.
Shipping
All journals (except custom orders and those otherwise specified) are the exact ones pictured and are ready to ship as-is. Packages usually ship out within 2 business days via USPS. Friday orders will go out Monday (barring holidays and unforeseen post office closures). If you need expedited shipping on an item that does not offer the option, contact me before purchasing. Otherwise, I do my best to keep shipping prices reasonable by choosing the most economical options.

International customs fees and all charges other than the original cost of shipping and tracking are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

I will include tracking numbers for all orders within the United States. International customs numbers will be provided, which in some instances can be used to track packages shipped via USPS.

Free local pickup is available within the RVA area. Private message me on Etsy to work out details regarding shipping waiving and pickup prior to purchase.