cork cover pocket notebook with belly band
inside of handmade journal with black book cloth and red endsheet
closeup of pocket EDC journal with a cork cover material, hand sew with yellow waxed thread
inside of Giant Heart Dapper Notes, with a space to write the owner&
low angle bokeh photo of a cork material used to make a notebook by hand for journaling

Giant Heart

Regular price$15
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Paper
  • Cork & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship

Edition Notes

Every edition of Dapper Notes notebooks is a one-time deal. I create a new design in a limited amount, and once it sells out I don't make more. One cover material however came back into the shop several times.

A cork-cover was originally used for the very first notebooks I ever sold, dubbed Pinot Gwar and Corkcupine. Later on I used cork again for the 2018 Summer of Sketching edition, and eventually made mini and junior-sized versions. Over the years I also created new batches of Pinot Gwar whenever people asked for more.

Starting today, I'm re-introducing a cork notebook as the first-ever permanent edition. Giant Heart uses the same cover material as the very first Dapper Notes, and is designed to echo the original notebooks. Inside you'll find a thin crimson endsheet, which was my material of choice for endsheets for the first years of Dapper Notes. I intend to keep on making these as long as the cork cover material remains available.

Enjoy!

Fray level: None

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Some items are made to order, which you'll see noted in the product description. 

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Giant Heart specs

Cover Material
Natural cork
Material Fray
None
Bookcloth
Jet black
Endsheet Design
Crimson
Endsheet Material
Onion skin
Paper
48 pages on 70lb smooth white
Thread
Yellow
Title Inspiration
theAngelcy
Notebook Size
3½ × 5½ inches
Introduced
October 2021

Giant Heart

Back to the start

With the same cover material and endsheet as the very first Dapper Notes, Giant Heart designed to echo the original notebooks.

Why cork?

Cork is a natural material that makes for a tactile and extremely durable notebook cover. Over the years it has been the most requested material for making a comeback, and from what I hear is very enjoyable to handle.

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

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How Dapper Notes are made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

Supply chain issues be damned, these notebooks are sent directly to you to any location in the world.

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Reviews

Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.

Teresa

Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.

Dana

Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.

Cindy

I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!

RoseAnn

Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.

Brad

Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!

Gia

I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/

Milo

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