Custom Handcrafted Photo Albums & Guest Books

Louisville, Kentucky · 1206 Sales


Custom Handcrafted Photo Albums & Guest Books

Louisville, Kentucky 1206 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Welcome! I've added new cover paper options from Rifle Paper! Currently all albums are made-to-order with your with your choice of cover materials from the Swatches section of the shop. Please contact me if you have any questions - I'd love to help. Thank you for stopping by!


Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Welcome! I've added new cover paper options from Rifle Paper! Currently all albums are made-to-order with your with your choice of cover materials from the Swatches section of the shop. Please contact me if you have any questions - I'd love to help. Thank you for stopping by!

Kris Stewart

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Kris Stewart

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

emilykraft89 on Dec 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful! I wanted a photo album to give to my mother-in-law for Christmas, and I thought these were just beautiful. It was perfect when it arrived and exactly what I was expecting. Of course, my mom caught wind of it and now wants one for her birthday :)

Vanessa Ann Claus

Vanessa Ann Claus on Oct 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I couldn't ask for a more beautiful product or a more professional shop. This product was a star at my wedding and was well worth the cost. I highly recommend purchasing from Scroll. The owner even wrote me an adorable and personalized message, which I notice on the day of my wedding. I love this shop! As someone who is hard to please, I was super impressed. Thank you!

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A custom, hand bound photo album makes a wonderfully personal gift!
Scroll is open once again after a long move across the country. You too can have a OOAK hand bound photo album for your special occasion!
Finished just in time for holiday shopping: a selection of one-of-a-kind Mini Photo Albums. Each holds 36 4x6 photos in easy-load sleeves.

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A Son Writes About his Mom - an interview

I remember how my Mom always used to make all of the Christmas and Valentines cards. She loved making these everyday items into small works of art, not the generic stuff at the store. I sat down with my Mom to ask her some questions about her business the other day. This is what she said:

Q. How did you get into bookbinding?
A. When you were a baby I signed up for a bookbinding class so I could get away from the house for a while. I’d grown up making and building things and I’ve always loved art so bookbinding sounded interesting. Once I took the class I was hooked. Bookbinding is the perfect marriage of design and craftsmanship for a creative perfectionist like me!

Q. How is your studio set up?
A. First, I absolutely love having my very own workspace, and I’m so lucky it has a big window with great morning light. The studio is divided into two main work areas: the clean table, where I do all the designing, packaging and shipping; and the dirty table, where I do anything that involves adhesive or a utility knife. There’s also a paper cutter station with a book press below, and storage – plenty of storage. And the place is always a mess, kind of like your room!

Q. What are the basic steps of making a book?
A. First, I cut and fold the pages so I know how thick to make the spine of the book. This is very important since all my books have enclosed spines. Then I cut all the pieces needed for the book cover: the book board, book cloth and the decorative paper. I glue it all together and it presses for about 24 hours. Then I punch matching holes in the pages and the spine and sew it all up. It sounds easy but it’s actually very time-consuming to get everything lined up just so.

Q. Why do you love creating cool albums for people?
A. I love using my hands to create something from the heart. And what’s better is that even though the books are beautiful when they leave me, they not really finished until my customers fill them with their stories!

It is quite obvious from these statements that my Mom puts her love into every one of her books. I’m no expert in hand-made albums, but it’s clear to me that these handmade albums aren’t just a collection of pages, but rather they are works of art.

A note from Kris...Thank you to my teenage son for helping me tell my story.


Shop members

  • Kris Stewart

    Owner, Maker, Designer, And Everything Else!

    I'm a lifelong West-Coaster who just moved to Louisville, Kentucky. I see my environment as a mosaic of color, texture and pattern and hope this comes through in my work.

  • Lucy Sunshine

    Chief Troublemaker

    Started at Scroll as a foot warmer in February 2012 and recently worked her way up to mischief-maker. Currently eats all discarded book board.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 27, 2017
Thank you for visiting Scroll. Here you'll find finely hand-crafted photo albums, scrapbooks and guest books and journals. I've been hand-binding for over 17 years and pride myself on creating functional, yet beautiful, books of high quality. My books are truly made by hand one at a time using a variety of rulers and brushes, interesting hand tools and several paper cutters. Given the handmade nature of my books, every one is slightly different - even when I use the same materials! Each book is a work of art and signed by me inside the back cover.


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Every album is made-to-order. Items will be shipped upon completion. I will send you an accurate ship date within a few days of purchase. Swatches are usually shipped the next business day.

DOMESTIC PACKAGES - Packages are generally shipped USPS Priority Mail within the US. Packages under 13 ounces may ship First Class Mail.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - International orders are shipped First Class Mail International Package which only has tracking to select countries at this time.

*****Please be aware that some countries have IMPORT FEES OR TAXES and that these are the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER upon import. Contact your customs office for information on your country's policies.*****
Refunds and Exchanges
I work hard to create high-quality, beautiful blank books for you to enjoy. I want you to be completely satisfied with your new album or guest book. Please read the descriptions carefully and contact me if you have questions before making your purchase. In the event that an item does not meet your expectations, please contact me right away so we can find a solution. Custom orders are generally not returnable. However, in the event something must be returned,
the amount of your purchase, excluding shipping charges, will be refunded to you for items returned within one week (7 days) of receipt. The merchandise needs to be returned in new, unused condition and repackaged in the same manner it was originally shipped. For your protection, send the package so that it is trackable with a delivery confirmation, and please consider adding insurance for your protection.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to do custom work! Making just the right album for you is very rewarding for me. Please take a moment to read my custom order policies before inquiring about custom work.

The easiest way to get a "custom" item is to browse the "Made-to-Order" sections of the shop. Here you are able to choose from a selection of beautiful cover materials and add your own touch with ribbon color and/or personalization. The production time on Made-to-Order books varies, but generally runs 2-3 weeks. RUSH service may be available - see below.

If you don't see what you're looking for in the shop, please contact me to get a discussion started about a custom order. The more information I have from you up front, the quicker we can decide if I can make a book that suits your needs. I find it helpful to have the following information from you:
- Number of pages/sheets
- Purpose of the book
- Idea for the cover design
- Timeline
- If there is a book in the shop that is similar to what you want, you may attach the link.

Once I have all the information I need, I will provide a quote and an estimated timeline. Please understand that custom pricing may be higher than shop prices in order to cover the time and care I take in making sure you get exactly what you want, and to cover the cost of ordering in any special supplies.

After we've agreed on the details, I will make a custom listing for you. When you purchase and pay for the listing, I will add you to my schedule, order any necessary supplies, and give you a firm ship date.

RUSH service may be available for a 15% fee. Please ask to see if I can accommodate your needs.

THANK YOU for your interest. I am always happy to answer your questions!