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Aspen Journal | Universal Case for A5 Journals and Planners

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Zippered Leather Mini Portfolio & Universal Case for A5 Journals and Planners

  • Full zip design for maximum carry capacity and security. 
  • Interior pockets for notes and writing tools.
  • Removable mods expand storage to fit your favorite stationery addiction.
  • Universal compatibility with A5-sized notebooks and planners. 
  • Heirloom quality construction with 4.5 oz leather and polymer cores.
  • Made in Chicago and guaranteed for life.

The Aspen holds one or two of your favorite A5 notebooks or planners in a full zip shell and organizes all your journaling gear. You can customize the Aspen with five interchangeable storage mods (see below for details) that fit your stationery addiction. The Aspen makes sure that, when you’re journaling or working in your planner, everything you need is out of the way but still close at hand.

Aspen Mods

Customize the internal storage of the Aspen by adding a storage mod that matches your personal stationery addition. The five options include various zipper pouches, pen/pencil holders, and multiple sizes of pockets. The mods clip into the inside cover and easily flip open and closed. For the right-handed version of the Aspen, the mods clip into the left-hand cover when open. For the left-handed version of the Aspen, the mods clip into the right-hand cover when open.

Order your Aspen with or without a storage mod to best fit your needs.

Mod 1: Zipper Pouch

The zipper pouch is a great choice to corral a bunch of smaller items: markers, pens and pencils, paper clips, post-its, money, earbuds, chargers, etc.


  • Height: 8.75 inches (22 cm)
  • Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 oz
  • 5 YKK coil zipper.

Mod 2: 4X Fountain Pens

We designed the 4x fountain pen mod with the fountain pen enthusiast in mind. Each sleeve is sized to accommodate a large fountain pen (or other large pens you want to protect individually). Slide the entire pen into the sleeve to protect the clip, or leave the clip on the outside for easier access. The tapered bottom lets you decide how much tension will hold the pen in place, so even vintage pens can be safely secured with a gentle touch.


  • Height: 7.25 inches (18.5 cm)
  • Width: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 oz
  • Generously sized for large pens or markers, but also still a snug fit for smaller tools.

Mod 3: Fountain + Zipper

This mod is a mash-up of mods 1 and 2, giving you the best of both worlds. Keep two special pens protected but still have a catchall place for smaller items. Note that the zipper pocket doesn't extend behind the pens. When we tested that design, the contents of the zipper pocket made this mod too thick. This half-size zipper pocket still has plenty of room for some stationery, cartridges, vials of your favorite inks, or other small items.


  • Height: 8.75 inches (22 cm)
  • Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Half-size zipper pocket size: 8.75 x 2.5 inches (22 x 6.35 cm)
  • 5 YKK coil zipper.

Mod 4: Slim Pens + Zipper

This mod has a full-size zipper pouch on the back and sleeves for five smaller pens or markers (up to .5" in diameter) on the front.


  • Height: 8.75 inches (22 cm)
  • Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Zipper pocket size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (22 x 14 cm)
  • Pen sleeves lined with 12 oz bull denim on the backside to protect the pens from the contents of the zipper pouch.
  • 5 YKK coil zipper.

Mod 5: Slim Stationer

The Slim Stationer is a Bullet Journaler's dream. On the front, it has slots for five small pens and a pocket for miscellaneous items at the bottom (notes, receipts, extra lead, erasers, etc.). The back has a slot for longer items like rulers to help with your spreads and two more pockets for other items. The inside of this mod is also a pocket to hold larger notes, stencils, or smaller pocket notebooks like a Field Notes pocket journal.


  • Height: 8.75 inches (22 cm)
  • Width: 5.5 inches (14 cm)
  • Weight: 3 oz
  • Inside pocket size: 8.75 x 5.5 inches (22 x 6.35 cm)
  • Bottom front pocket size: 4.5 x 2.25 inches (11.4 x 5.7 cm)
  • Back left tall pocket size: 8.75 x 2 inches (22 x 5 cm)
  • Back top right pocket size: 5 x 3.25 inches (12.7 x 8.25 cm)
  • Back bottom right pocket size:3.25 x 3.125 inches (8.25 x 7.9 cm)
  • Fully lined with 12 oz bull denim lining.


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The simplest and most powerful guarantee we could create.

  • If we made it, it is guaranteed for life. We will repair or replace anything.
  • If you buy it, you'll love it. If you don't, we'll work with you until you do, or you can return it for a full refund. 
  • No questions asked, no paperwork needed.
  • If you lose it, or it gets destroyed outside of reasonable use, we'll sell you a replacement at half price.
  • Lots of companies use words like "reasonable use" as a loophole. We don't. Wear and tear is part of reasonable use, and it is covered.

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Shipping Information

How long will my order take to arrive?

Our products are handcrafted, mostly to order. We make our smaller pieces in small batches of 10-20 items at a time. Because of the custom, handcrafted nature of our products, it usually takes us 2-3 business days to prepare your order for shipment.

Estimated shipping times begin when your order is shipped and vary by the carrier and service you choose. First-class and ground services usually take up a to a week to deliver to the United States and international first-class services usually take upwards of 3-4 weeks to deliver once we ship your package.

Please note that all carriers are experiencing delivery delays right now. It's important to us that you get your order as quickly as possible, but unfortunately after we drop off your package for shipping the delivery timeline is out of our hands. USPS and FedEx will be your best bet for tracking down information about your package. If you are having trouble getting answers, or if you just want some peace of mind, feel free to shoot us a message with questions or concerns at


How much does shipping cost?
We have negotiated rates with USPS and FedEx. The shipping price you'll see reflected at check-out is the actual price we pay to ship to you, no additional mark-up, and we've chosen not just hide the shipping cost in the price of our products. Choose whichever options works best for your budget and delivery timeline. Your shipping fees will be based on the weight of your order. We offer first-class, ground, and expedited shipping options through both USPS and FedEx. Please note, you should still allow time for us to craft your products even with the expedited shipping options (see above).
Which carriers do you use?
We ship with USPS and FedEx.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We ship internationally with both USPS and FedEx. If you choose USPS international shipping, your package will be handed off to your local postal system when it enters your country. International customers will be required to pay the applicable import VAT and duties in their home country prior to delivery of their package. 
What if I have special circumstances?
We love that our customers often order from us for special, sometimes last minute gifts! We do our very best to get those packages shipped as quickly as possible so they can arrive in time. If you have a special circumstance please email us at We haven't missed a deadline yet!

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