Looking for a unique photo scrapbook or guestbook for your special event? Spellbinderie transforms beautiful antique French books into timeless keepsakes by removing the original text then rebinding the cover with high quality blank paper. Fully customizable, you choose the book cover and options.
To start, click here to see my current selection of large book covers.
If you don't see what you want, contact me with your request, I may be able to find the perfect book for you.
Your photo scrapbook is made to order with options you choose. See photos for details (note, the photos for the Standard package is missing the ribbon option but a ribbon does come with this package)
•Standard Scrapbook: Cream endpapers, Coptic exposed binding, Ribbon to tie the book closed
•Gold Scrapbook: Gold endpapers, gold paper shows on spine, Ribbon to tie the book closed
•Deluxe Scrapbook: Same as the Gold package plus an interior text page, your choice of antique style font
•Premium Scrapbook: Same as the Deluxe plus a hand-stamped brass plate with 2 - 3 words
All the above packages come with 120 pages of hand-torn quality ivory paper and scrapbook spacers to allow room for mementos (see sample photo)
Rush Service may be available, additional fee
Your item is made to order and ships from France
Please note the turnaround time required to make your scrapbook
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I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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.
To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to contact me directly to provide additional personal information to complete your custom order.
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 fulfil 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;
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
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as 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.
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me
For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Spellbinderie, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at Spellbinderie@gmail.com. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Spellbinderie, 1 rue Barthélémy Goiran, 69270 Couzon au Mont d'Or, FRANCE
Spellbinderie's blank books are made to order after payment is received. Each listing has a processing time indicating how long it will take to make your order once you've paid. Tight deadline? Rush orders may be available, please inquire.
Yes! Made-to-order guestbooks and journals can be made to your specification. You can always choose the Standard or Gold package then add on other options yourself, available here: www.etsy.com/shop/Spellbinderie?ref=seller-platform-mcnav§ion_id=18135987
Or contact me with your request(s) and I'll create a custom package for you. Don't hesitate to request options that you don't see in the shop. I'm happy to work with you!
You may cancel any order within 24 hours of placing it and receive a full refund no questions asked. For non-personalized / custom items, the cancellation period man be extended until the item is shipped. Please notify Spellbinderie tin writing via Etsy message or email of your cancellation request.
Once your return is authorized, you have 14 days to send the goods back. Proof of return, such as a tracking number, is recommended. A refund will be provided within 14 days of receiving the returned item.
For custom & personalized orders, if you wish to cancel more than 24 hours after purchase, please contact the shop owner to inquire about a partial refund.
You may return any non-customized / non-personalized order for up to 14 days after receipt. Simply contact the shop to alert the seller of your request. Return shipping fees are the customer's responsibility unless seller made an error or item is not as described. Customers are recommended to ensure adequate packing and insurance for loss or damage in transit. A service with proof of posting and delivery should be used. The customer is chargeable, up to original order value, for goods that are not received back or are returned damaged / not in original condition.
For international returns from outside the EU, packages must be marked as "RETURNED GOODS".
If you have any questions about your return, don't hesitate to contact the shop.
Orders are shipped standard with La Poste using priority mail. Express shipping through Chronopost is available as an upgrade, see Express Shipping for more information.
Please make sure that your delivery address is correct when placing the order.
For packages that are lost, a refund will be given once my post office declares the package lost. Investigations can take 30 days.
For packages that are damaged or stolen en route, please contact your local post office immediately to open an investigation. Photos of the packaging and items that are damaged are required. Once photos and a copy of your stolen package report (if applicable) are received, you will be fully refunded.
The page count given in listings counts both the front and back of each paper, not individual sheets.
I offer two types of exposed spine bindings, Coptic for smaller light weight books and Raised Support for larger, heavier books. These exposed spine binding offer flexibility and beautiful design options for rebound books. Due to the nature of rebinding old books, the original spine must be destroyed in most cases.
•For guestbooks/journals: Text must be submitted no later than one week prior to your ship by date
•For plaques: Text must be submitted within 24 hours of your order.
Please check your Etsy messages regularly to approve drafts.
Unfortunately text sent later than stated above may result in a delayed ship by date.
Often the old fabric that covers the spine is too fragile to keep. Additionally most old books have rounded spines rather than flat. To properly rebind these old books, it's necessary to make a new rounded spine, not a flat spine. This method also dictates the page count whereas an exposed spine allows choice.
I offer exposed spines for my rebound work due to its beauty combined with practicality and most of all to ensure you receive a rebound book that will last.
Spellbinderie is not VAT registered therefore VAT is not applicable.
TVA non applicable - article 293 B du CGI
Oct 6, 2018
Karen was super easy to work with and a real professional with the services she offered. We discussed ideas and made great choices based on our conversations. My goal was to create a Honeymoon Travel Journal for a trip to Italy. Karen was 'spot on' with some cool ideas and worked quickly to make the project happen. The journal arrived in a timely manner and the bride was thrilled. I was very pleased. Please consider Karen and her shop's services to create true treasured keepsakes. I know I will be back. Cheers, Phil
Sep 8, 2015
Karen was a delight to work with, and our guestbook is everything we could've hoped for and more!
Aug 23, 2015
Communication with seller was amazing, she helped me decide with finishes and even created a custom listing for exactly what I wanted! It came out amazing and was wrapped so sweetly. Can't wait till my wedding!