Having a hard time using your bullet journal stamps in creating new designs for the weekly layout of your bullet journal? Don’t know what to use and choose from? You don’t have to fret anymore! We’re here to help and give you tips on where to use your stamps for your bullet journal.
Bullet journal enthusiasts, like yourself, should always be ready and armed with craft and art materials. Albeit, what a bullet journal really is for goal-setting and tracking your schedule and plans, you can always try and play with the designs you do. Along the way, the longer you’ve been doing journal-ing, you get more used to designing pages, and you’ll be adding more advanced pages other than the basic ones for beginners.
But for BuJo beginners, you’d probably get comfortable for more simple designs. Don’t worry! You can still put a detailed style using your rubber stamps, self-inking stamps and a common seal.
Here’s how you can use your rubber stamps in 6 easy ways without breaking a sweat!
Charting Your Future with Stamps
You may use chart designs or weekly layouts for your trackers, collections, lists or plainly pages. Make use of your rubber stamps and get innovative. These stamps not only decorates your chart, it sort of creates an organisation too and certainly helps you in creating such intricate designs. You can always trust on your rubber stamps to build you a convenient design, with a detailed division of what you want your charts to be about, whether it’s your budget tracker or the list for the movies you want to watch.
Creating Lines and Borders
Investing time and effort on a certain level, completely committing to your weekly or daily layout designs can be such a drag. Looking for a perfect layout which best fits your taste is a critical decision for your journal to work effectively. Using a ruler is an effective way, it’s the traditional way of creating lines or borders to divide sections of each page.
Bullet Journal beginners, like you, may be drawn to simple designs because you’re still testing the waters. But, along the way, as you’re expanding your designs, as you get creative and you’re experimenting and looking some alternative patterns in sectioning the days of the week, you may find yourself drawn to your rubber stamps.
Imagine using your collection of rubber stamps and creating a trendy design of borders, or wavy lines that you incorporate with different colours of ink pads. Giving you a variety of colours that you’ve mixed and matched to have an organised look week to week.
BuJo enthusiasts spend most of their time finding and looking for a perfect layout for their daily and weekly logs. These sections usually include the date and day of the week. It’s that detail that the eye recognises quickly.
Shapes like hexagons, circle, square, or flags adds a lovely decorative detail to your layout design. Especially wreaths, it gives you a great detail of sense of order. You can try incorporating different colours and vary the fonts for each shape to give each week a distinct feel. Although, straight lines do give a clean and contemporary look to your layout. Minimalism is also an excellent way to go if you’re one for simplicity, but you can also try a mix of floral and sunburst rubber stamps. Not only that, get colourful too, try using colours that fit the colour scheme of your layout.
The more you add activities, lists, events and plans, the more you get into detailed layouts, and your due dates can quickly catch up with you. That’s why it’s a good thing to have a collection of rubber stamps in different shapes, whether it be in hexagon, wreaths or just simple designs you can alternatively use for one date and another. Surely, your basic to-do’s will look more unique and as exciting as others.
Abundance of Checkboxes
It’s not a journal if it doesn’t have a checkbox system, (hurray for checkboxes!) because not only does it give you a visual and an orderly process of filing your priorities and checking them once they’re finished. You can utilise checkboxes as sort of a reminder.
Let’s say, you’ll be travelling, you can capitalise the use of the checkbox system to list and check the belongings you will be bringing along, and to check if you’ve forgotten something or not. Or when you’re grocery shopping, it gives you a track of what you’re gonna buy, instead of just going to the store empty-handed. A structured list completely based on your priorities, goals, hopes and dreams. You’ll know and remember, what you’ve prioritised and what you haven’t.
Easy Input of Dates
Getting tired of writing the day, date and month on every page? Even with borders, rulers and pretty pens, scribbling out the days of the week and the month can become a chore. When your penmanship wanes, your drive to keep plotting on may falter.
It’s no joke writing the day, date and month on every page. Of course, it’s natural that you’d get tired. It becomes a chore, even if you’re accompanied with pretty pens, the borders rulers. Your hand just gives up, you may want to quit.
But that’s where self-inking stamps come in, these stamps are handy and functional tools, which gives you convenience and comfort every single time you’re on the circle of putting the day, month and date of each page or section. A single stamp can provide you with precise and accurate information for distinguishing the date. Instead of doing it manually, you can now save time because you’ve got a handy tool. Let it be a fun-filled journal, where you get motivation every time you make another layout for an upcoming week.
If you’ve read this far, then you know that you have a wide range of access to resources from rubber stamps, to self-inking stamps and even a common seal. If you’re an avid collector of stamps, then you’ve got leverage and an advantage in making creative designs in creating the best possible layouts your mind can think of. Take out your stamp and start using them on your bullet journals and let your imaginations run wild!