NovelCreations

Book Purses, Book Clutches and Book Cover Handbags

Texas, United States · 12712 Sales

NovelCreations

Book Purses, Book Clutches and Book Cover Handbags

Texas, United States 12712 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(3102)

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Karen

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Announcement   Repurposed Book Purses and Book Clutches by Novel Creations.
A New Chapter In Purses

I handcraft these unique purses from actual hardback books and leather-bound books. These recycled book cover handbags and wallets make for a special bookish gift idea, or the most eye-catching pocketbook you will own. A literary chic style that book lovers adore!

Book-loving Brides, writers, and bibliophiles enjoy a wonderful way to show off their great taste in books and literature and lets you enjoy a piece of your favorite books and poetry as you go about your day.

Now creating Book Wallets from mini-hardback books, mini-leather bound books and paperback books!

You can learn more about me and my shop in my about page: http://etsy.me/1T5x4Dx

I recycle the inside pages but if for any reason you should want them as part of your purchase, simply select the ‘inside pages ’ order option.

Feel free to check out our POLICIES before completing a purchase as this ensures a fairytale ending for both of us! http://etsy.me/1PpJlfk

Have more questions? I would love to hear from you at Novel.Creations [!at] yahoo.com

Novel Creations ☆ Since 2008 ☆ A New Chapter in Purses
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Last updated on 30 Jan, 2018

Repurposed Book Purses and Book Clutches by Novel Creations.
A New Chapter In Purses

I handcraft these unique purses from actual hardback books and leather-bound books. These recycled book cover handbags and wallets make for a special bookish gift idea, or the most eye-catching pocketbook you will own. A literary chic style that book lovers adore!

Book-loving Brides, writers, and bibliophiles enjoy a wonderful way to show off their great taste in books and literature and lets you enjoy a piece of your favorite books and poetry as you go about your day.

Now creating Book Wallets from mini-hardback books, mini-leather bound books and paperback books!

You can learn more about me and my shop in my about page: http://etsy.me/1T5x4Dx

I recycle the inside pages but if for any reason you should want them as part of your purchase, simply select the ‘inside pages ’ order option.

Feel free to check out our POLICIES before completing a purchase as this ensures a fairytale ending for both of us! http://etsy.me/1PpJlfk

Have more questions? I would love to hear from you at Novel.Creations [!at] yahoo.com

Novel Creations ☆ Since 2008 ☆ A New Chapter in Purses
www.etsy.com/shop/novelcreations


Tweet with me - https://twitter.com/NovelCreations
Like me - http://www.facebook.com/novelcreationsonetsy
Tumble with me - http://novelcreationsonetsy.tumblr.com
Pin with me - https://www.pinterest.com/novelcreations/
Follow me - https://www.instagram.com/novelcreationsonetsy/

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Karen

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3102)
Annamarie

Annamarie on 18 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I can't say enough nice things about this wallet!!! The packaging was so adorable that I almost forgot that I had something to unwrap! Then when I finally opened everything I was in awe of this wallet. It is beautiful.

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Updates

SCORE! Found these books at a great deal and overstocked on them! Passing the savings on to you! Snag one now before my stock level goes back to normal! Wuthering Heights and Grimm are getting snapped up!
Beautiful Spring outfit perfect for a garden or bookish theme party! My Jane Austen Book Purse is paired with Handmade literary jewelry from CS Literary Etsy shop!
Another book purse to add to your collection! These fantasy genre books have a mystical foil design on the covers! There are more titles like Supernatural, Mysteries and Magic! I have the whole set!
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About

Welcome to Novel Creations! My name is Karen and I am happy you stopped by.

Working for a used book store, I would bring home the books they wanted to throw away. I just could not see them taking a dive in the dumpster. Eventually, I had to come up with an idea to recycle them.

I found directions on how-to-make-your-own book purse and I knew that was it.

Well, following those directions, I ended up making a HORRIBLE book purse. Nothing like the photo that was shown. After many mishaps and lots of improvements, I was able to make a book purse and good enough that someone wanted to buy!

My book purses have been showcased numerous times on BuzzFeed, Geek.com,
Chicago Times, L.A. Times, USA Today and Horror Finds.

Various authors have honored me with creating book purses from their own books including
Paula Deen
Erin Morgenstern- Night Circus
Charlotte J, granddaughter of Madeleine L'Engle - Wrinkle In Time
Anne Rice
Producer from Talking Dead

I am a full-time cottage business operating in my home-based workroom during most of the day, unless I am running errands, searching the shelves at used bookstores or gathering supplies. I work from when I wake up, to when I go to bed and have found that emails or convo's through my Etsy shop are the most efficient manner to communicate. I can reply to your question within 24 business hours.

My promise is to provide you the best quality product at a fair price. I am proud to be a part of the handcrafted community.

My mission is to recycled, reuse and repurpose as many unwanted books and bring them a new life.

I have had the privilege of being an original seller who introduced book purses to Etsy. My creation of the popular Twilight Book Purses continues to be my favorite!

I love my Gloria Swanson Logo and here is more information about her:
♥♥♥ "Gloria Swanson in Turban" ♥♥♥
Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. This fabulous profile shot of Ms. Swanson was taken by renowned photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston.

Shop members

  • Karen

    Owner, Creator

    I wear all the hats in my little business from sewing to social media to shipping dept.

  • Eileen - Mom

    Sewing

    When she isn't having fun with all her grandkids, Mom backs me up with my sewing, especially during the holiday season.

Production partners

  • Karen

    TX, United States

    I wear all the hats in my little shop from sewing to shipping.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 May, 2018
Hi ! Thank you for visiting Novel Creations!
My specialty : Purses and handbags handcrafted from books ! Welcome ! So glad you found me ! Browse my bookshelves for hardback books and leather-bound books that are repurposed into a novel gift idea. Great for the book lover in your life. Ask me about handcrafting a custom book purse or book purse clutch from a favorite book.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
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 personalised orders
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
BOOK PURSES:
Please contact me right away if you have any problems with an item you receive from Novel Creations. I offer refunds / exchanges within 1 week of arrival to you (except custom orders. See details below). Repairs within 30 days of arrival to you.

Your satisfaction is very important to me. I know that when ordering online, it may not be exactly the size or detail that you expected, and I totally understand this. Let's work together to create what you want, exchange an item or issue a refund. When returning your item, ship with tracking and delivery confirmation. Without this, I will not be able to issue a full refund.

If you requested Express shipping with USPS or Fed Ex, refunded shipping costs will be at First Class and ground prices only.

Many of the books are "loved" and will have some wear. I strive to purchase the best quality. Sometimes "gently used" books have such great character.

Inside Book Pages are not returnable once they are shipped.

CUSTOM ORDER TERMS:
Contact me regarding refunds for custom orders.
Payment
I currently accept payments using PayPal and credit cards processed through Etsy. You can pay with your credit card through PayPal, too.

SALES TAX
I am required by law to collect sales tax from customers in Texas. Etsy’s system will determine the correct sales tax rate based on your zip code.

Etsy collects its own tax for certain states on purchases.
Shipping
With the choices that I offer, I handcraft your purse when you place your order.
Shipping times vary but if you will give me between 1-2 business weeks, however this is approximate.

Need by a certain date?
Leave me a message in "Notes to Seller " and I will see about helping you out with quicker shipping.

Thank you so much for ordering from my little shop !
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GUARANTEE DELIVERY
If you are concerned about delivery to your address and would like to add additional insurance or sign upon delivery confirmation, please contact me and I will upgrade your shipping accordingly.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS OPTIONS:
Doesn't include assembly or processing time.
< PRIORITY MAIL > with tracking, custom fees paid, and up to 2 week priority delivery.
VAT fees may appy

< FIRST CLASS > with tracking, extra fees may apply, up to 6 weeks delivery

Some countries will not allow a claim to be filed for lost, stolen or damaged items.

VAT or additional Custom Fees:
Some countries may apply additional custom fees and possibly a VAT fee. These fees are not included in your shipping costs and will be required to receive your package. Novel Creations is not responsible for any VAT (value added tax) by Customs on overseas shipping. This may occur in some countries.

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US SHIPMENTS: I use US Postal Service and ship with tracking confirmation.
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OTHER DELIVERY METHODS :
Fed Ex is also available.
Additional policies and FAQs
DELIVERY :
Please understand that I don't work for the US Postal Service, and I can not be held responsible for the actions of the US Postal Service or any post overseas. We all ship at our own risks. Once I mail the package, sadly I have no control over when it will be delivered.

NON DELIVERY (Lost) :
A claim will asked to be filed so it can be researched with the post office.

DAMAGES :
It is very rare that I have had any problems with damaged shipments. { knock on wood }. I can not responsible for items damaged by the postal services. However, I will move mountains to help you with your postal issues.

Some countries will not allow a claim to be filed for lost, stolen or damaged items.


RETURNED ITEMS (NON-DELIVERY, NOT CLAIMED) :
International orders - some areas will hold your package at the postal service if they could not catch you for delivery. I advise checking them quickly so they won't stamp it not claimed and send it back to me. ACK

My shipping labels are printed from the address listed directly from the Etsy order (not paypal).
Orders returned have the option of being resent after return shipping costs are paid via a paypal money request. Refund can be issued for the purse cost only.

If you are concerned about delivery to your address and would like to add additional insurance or sign upon delivery confirmation, please contact me and I will upgrade your shipping accordingly.
Privacy
Why I need your PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED and Etsy's PRIVACY POLICY
Etsy collects all information regarding your personal information. It is passed on to my shop regarding your name, ship to address, email, item you purchased and how your monies were collected. Personal bank/credit card information is not provided to me or my shop by Etsy.

As a seller of Etsy, I am bound to follow Etsy's privacy policy in that I am not allowed to sell or share your information to 3rd parties. The only 3rd party that I will legally share your information is your shipping address if various shipping services are needed outside of Etsy's shipping program or Paypal with your email address that must be given by you directly to me for services allowing me to perform functions relating to your order.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
as needed to provide my services, such as
> when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
> when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list, or following me on my social media outlets;
> when sending paypal invoices or refunds for outside services relating to items you are purchasing through my Etsy shop. ex...book purchases, printshop services, material purchases, etc..
> if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
> as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services.
I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as:
Paypal for invoices or refunds for outside services relating to items you are purchasing through my Etsy shop. ex...book purchases, printshop services, material purchases, etc.. and to Delivery companies.
I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years. There are no hardcopy records of transactions from my shop. Everything is kept on the Etsy system.

Right regarding your personal information
To correct, restrict or delete personal information held by Etsy, you may contact Etsy at Etsy.com/help for assistance. You may contact me directly through my Etsy shop conversation system to correct or delete information given to me and my shop from Etsy.

More information

Last updated on 09 Jan, 2018
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Being an actual book, taking the same care as you would your favorite book is the best.
Purses that are covered with a clear book cover can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth. They are not water-proof.
Avoid extreme temperatures.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
I select quality products to assemble my purses. Metal items, zippers, and buttons are part of these purses. These items can become dislodged or may have sharp edges. When ordering, you are agreeing to utilize these items at your own discretion and risk. Thank you for understanding my need to post this disclaimer.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Purses are wrapped special and for gift giving.
I can add a note to your order for gifts by creating a card using the inside pages. Let me know in the "Notes to Seller" upon checkout.

There is no extra charge for the special gift wrap and notes.

If you will need an item by a particular date, leave me a message in "Notes to Seller "

Custom and personalised orders

I love custom orders!

You have the option of sending me your favorite book or I will obtain it for you.

Final approval for your custom order by setting up a custom listing on my site with mock photos of your handle and button choices. You will be able to review, make your selections and place your order.

Payment for custom items signifies your approval of custom item to be produced and shipped.

**** Discount Coupons and codes are not able to be applied to custom orders *****

Be aware : obtaining your favorite book for a custom order will take extra time beyond my usual time needed to have ready to ship. Please adjust your need by date to reflect these extra times.

Shipping Time

With the choices that I offer, I handcraft your purse when you place your order.
Shipping times vary but they are usually between 1 - 2 business weeks.
If beyond that, I will notify you quickly.

Need by a certain date?
Leave me a message in "Notes to Seller " and I will see about helping you out with quicker shipping.

Thank you so much for ordering from my little shop !

Coupon Codes, Discounts and Special Offers

Sale information are posted on my Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/novelcreationsonetsy

I also offer discounts on a single, quantity order. Can not be combined with other discounts. Use these codes at checkout.
3 or more purses, 10% off : PURSE3ORMORE
6 or more purses, 15% off : 6ORMORE
10 or more purses, 25% off : 10ORMORE

**** Discount Coupons and codes are not able to be applied to custom orders *****

Looking for the perfect matching literary jewelry to go with your new book purse ? Use the coupon code NOVELCREATIONS to save 10% on gorgeous Literary Jewelry from CS Literary Jewelry on Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CSLiteraryJewelry

Seller details
Karen Higham
6055 Cedar Glen Dr
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75052
United States