Custom Birthday & Address Book - Stamp Art Cover, you choose colours!

$13.79



Upcycled A6 Birthday Address Book
Custom Postage Stamp Art Cover - you choose the colours!
Pocket Month Planner | A-Z Contacts List | Any Year, Undated Diary

PLEASE NOTE, due to high order volume, custom collage orders placed at this time are unlikely to reach you before Christmas. Please browse my shop for ready-to-ship alternatives: http://tanglecrafts.shop

Individually collaged with vintage postage stamps from around the world, this one-of-a-kind birthday-address book will help keep you organised for years to come. A lovely gift for penpals & the postally inclined!

* Front cover collage in your own custom colour combination
* Notebook dimensions = 10.5cm x 14.8cm = 4 x 5.8 inches (A6)
* 44 pages 115gsm recycled paper
* At-a-glance easy-reference note page (inside front cover)
* Any Year Calendar
* 12 double page (monthly) spreads for any-year use
* 13 A-Z address pages
* 6 dot grid note pages
* Important info page (inside back cover)
* 300gsm kraft cardstock covers with stapled binding, reinforced with fabric binding tape
* Beautiful wooden-barrelled pen shown in pic 2 not included! Please visit http://NobbysNibs.etsy.com for current selection available...

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FEATURES

Inside front cover features an At-A-Glance note page to record important dates or other info throughout the year. Inside back cover features Important Info page where you can record emergency contact details or anything else you like!

The inner pages offer a versatile month-to-view layout, including check boxes & note spaces for annotating important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, etc). The 2nd half of the book provides a compact address section with A-Z tabs marked down the sides of the pages.

The A-Z section can of course be used to file any information alphabetically, not just addresses. The lined box format can easily be adapted to meet your requirements, whether you are looking for a reading log or maybe even a haiku notebook!

The additional dot grid note pages can be used for 'overflow' addresses, daily lists, or whatever else you choose.

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COLLAGE DETAILS
The postage stamps used in your cover collage will date from a wide range of periods, from early 20th century up to the 1970s (or thereabouts) and bear fragments of postmarks and other cancellation marks as a testament to their former active service for worldwide postal services, providing a real sense of history. Stamps will be included from as wide a variety of countries as possible, depending on availability in your chosen colour scheme.

The reverse of the collage (inner front of your book) will be individually signed using an archival quality (iron gall) ink, and date-stamped with the date of collage.

OPTION - COLOURS
Choose your favourite colour combination from the drop-down options, or select 'Custom Combination' to specify your own pairing of colours in a note at checkout. In the listed options, your journal will be collaged with the first colour uppermost, seguing down into the second colour (sometimes a 'bridge' colour may be used to blend from one colour to another). If you prefer the combination inverted (2nd colour at top instead of bottom), please specify in a note at checkout.

PLEASE NOTE As this book will be custom-made to your own specification following receipt of order, despatch time may take up to 5-7 working days (this will vary depending on my current order volume but I will always despatch as soon as possible). Please see separate listings for pre-collaged notebooks if you have an urgent deadline for your order.

TANGLECRAFTS COLLAGES
Every collage in my notebook series evolves from a very organic process: each postage stamp used is very carefully selected for colour and size to fit the random spaces and subtle colour progressions of your collage, creating an unrepeatable artwork, just for you. The stamps are glued into place with an acid-free, xylene-free adhesive then coated with a matt sealant, preserving some genuine fragments of postal history alongside your own recollections and notes. (You can read more about my process here: https://tanglecrafts.wordpress.com/process/ )

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MORE OPTIONS
Custom collage notebooks are available with ruled, dot grid, graph and plain pages, or printed journal layouts, in a choice of A6 (pocket) or A5 (medium) sizes - which would you like? https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/18745649/custom-collage-notebooks

Don't want to wait for a custom collage? I have many one-of-a-kind notebooks available to buy 'off-the-shelf' – please browse my shop to see if anything catches your eye:

Notebooks & Journals (standard pages) -https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/15317478/stamp-art-notebooks
Journals (printed layouts) - https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/18821814/stamp-art-journals
Planners (undated/any year diaries etc) - https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/10737983/stamp-art-planners
Even more options! - https://www.tanglecrafts.shop

EXTRAS
Upgrade any notebook or journal with a TangleCrafts notebook insert (eg pocket, index tabs, bookmark, calendar) available separately here: https://www.tanglecrafts.shop/shop/6386953/inserts-accessories

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

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

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders & commissions are very welcome! Simply click on the 'Request Custom Order' button or 'Contact Shop Owner' on the shop homepage, to discuss your requirements.

Choose your favourite colours, a different size, and/or stamps from a particular region. I can also add a custom date 'postmark' and/or a hand-stamped, personalised message (additional fees may apply to some customisation options).

Notebooks are available in sizes from A6 to B5, and framed artwork (with or without matting) from A6 to A1. Prices & shipping vary according to dimensions and weight.

PLEASE NOTE items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale prices are available for volume orders. 
Discounts vary by item & minimum order quantities apply.
One-off print-runs of printed designs can be arranged upon request.
For a quote, please contact me with your requirements. 

What are your despatch times?

Please see individual listings for stated despatch times, or contact me for a quote if requesting a larger custom order. You will always be contacted in the case of any unforeseen delay in despatch of your order. 

As a general guide to processing times:
- ready-to-ship items will be despatched within 3 days
- smaller custom orders within 5-7 working days
- larger custom orders will be proportionally longer 

I aim to despatch all orders promptly, but please order in plenty of time if you require something for a specific date. If you are outside of the UK, please err on the side of caution and allow at least a month in addition to processing times listed per item.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Unless an upgrade is purchased at checkout, your order will be delivered by:

- 1st class post within the UK (usually 1-2 working days)
- Standard Airmail to any overseas destination (usually 7-14 working days)

Please note, delivery times can be longer at certain times of year (eg Christmas) when general volumes of post are higher.

Unfortunately there can occasionally be unforeseen delays within the various postal services, at any time of year. This is the exception rather than the rule, but please do allow up to a month for overseas delivery, before assuming lost.

Please contact me if you are worried about your delivery.

Can I track my order?

Please note, tracking is NOT included as standard with any order, due to the services offered by the Royal Mail. Proof of Posting is obtained for all items shipped.

For extra peace of mind, a shipping upgrade is available at checkout on most items, for an additional fee.

- Within UK, upgrade option is 1st class Signed-For delivery, which requires signature on delivery, but does not include tracking. Special Delivery (including tracking) can be arranged upon request, but will be subject to an additional £5 charge.

- Outside UK, upgrade option is Tracked & Signed delivery, which includes both tracking and signature on delivery. Tracked-only (signature not required) can be arranged upon request, for the same delivery upgrade cost.

My order hasn't arrived or was damaged in transit - what should I do?

Please contact me if you have not received your order within the expected timeframe (see above). I will be happy to either send a replacement or refund item costs, as necessary.

If your order has arrived but has been damaged in transit, please contact me as soon as you can to explain what has happened. I will request a photo of the damaged item, then each case will be assessed individually. Either a replacement item or partial refund or full refund will be issued, depending upon circumstances and extent of damage.

The item I received is not as described in listing - what should I do?

Please accept my apologies for any errors in item listing! Please contact me with the details as soon as possible following receipt. I may request a photo to confirm where the issue lies.

If an item has been incorrectly described, I will reimburse return postage and issue a full refund of original purchase price upon receipt of the returned item.

If an incorrect item has been sent in error, I will reimburse return postage and send replacement item upon receipt of the returned item.

Items must be returned within 30 days, in original, re-saleable condition, to qualify for refund or exchange.

Other refund/exchange/return queries

If you are simply not happy with your order, for any reason, please contact me before taking any further action. Items may be returned within 30 days, as long as you have first contacted me.

Return postage cost is responsibility of buyer. I will issue a full refund of original purchase cost, upon receipt of the returned item. Items must be returned in original, re-saleable condition to qualify for refund.

PLEASE NOTE made-to-order items may still be returned, but items customised with specific personalisation (therefore not re-saleable) do not qualify for return unless damaged.

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