My July Bullet Journal Spreads

Welcome to my bullet journal spread for July. This month I decided to use some old scrapbook paper I had lying around to create my theme.

If you’re not feeling like drawing or designing, using paper is a good way of creating a design that doesn’t take a lot of time to do.

My July spreads are actually a really simple bullet journal design that didn’t take long to do and takes a minimalist approach while still adding color and flair to the page.

As always, all the supplies I’ve used to create this spread are listed below.

Let me take you through my bullet journal theme for the month of July.

July Walkthrough Video

Watch the full design come to life here.

Supplies used this month

Here is a list of everything I used in the spreads this month.

Journal:

Pens / Markers:

Pencil:

Paper:

  • Glitter Cardstock Paper

June Cover Page and Monthly Spread

I went with a dutch door design that actually combined my cover page and monthly spread for July. A dutch door involves cutting the edge of your page in different ways to create an aesthetic look, or for practicality. I chose a straight edge and cut two pages.

The pages have one column of scrapbook paper down the left side on the cover page and then a column of paper on the right side of the last monthly page. This allows the design to be seen down both sides of the cover page and each page of the monthly spread using the dutch door.

The paper I chose was some scrapbooking cardstock I had lying around. I decided how much room I wanted for the design (leaving enough for the monthly spread) and then cut it to fit. It is the same width both sides for symmetry.

The July was just done in a simple cursive writing. The pen was the fine tip end of the Zebra Mildliner Highlighter in the color magenta. I though this color went well with the purple/pink of the flowers in my chosen paper. I then added a butterfly sticker that I had lying around on the cover page for a little bit extra.

For the monthly spreads I also kept it simple. Using the same magenta highlighter I created lines for the day and date. I then used the Scribbles That Matter Fineliner to write in the information.

On the last page I put a small monthly calendar to keep track of the month and smaller butterfly sticker that matched the one on the cover.

By doing this as a dutch door design I didn’t have to recreate the design three times for the different pages, as the page turns and keeps the scrapbook design down each page. This saves time, and also makes sure the pages don’t get too thick.

July Bullet Journal Trackers

A very simple tracker page this month, with a strip of scrapbook paper in the same design down the middle and the mood tracker page on the right, with the other trackers on the left.

The trackers page was very minimalist, with just the dates listed down the page and the what I am tracking along the top.

For the mood tracker I went with a bookshelf, with a book for each day. This was done using Primrosia Dual Tip Markers and the Tombow dual tip calligraphy pen (the grey side for the books).

I actually wrote July in the bottom corner but I didn’t like the look of it in the end so covered it up with a bit more of the scrapbook paper which is a simple fix. You can see other ways to fix up mistakes in your journal by reading how to fix bullet journal mistakes.

The longest part of the design was obviously drawing the bookshelf, however it wasn’t overly difficult as it is based on soft edged rectangles. It is a good design for a beginner to use and can be used for a number things including mood trackers and reading trackers.

July Weekly Spread

I did one page per week for the July Weekly Spread. Because July started on a Saturday this year (2023) I created a to do list above the first week as there was a heap of room on the page with only a 2 day week (I start my weekly spread weeks on a Monday).

The style was minimialst and similar to the monthly spread. I used the magenta Zebra highlighter to create a color line for each day and the Scribbles That Matter Fineliner for the information.

I added some of the same scrapbook paper to the top of the first page of the weekly spread and the bottom of the last week for both color and consitency of the theme, but other than that there is really no extra bling and it’s really just about a minimal spread designed to see what I am doing this month.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, my bullet journal spreads for July. This sort of design is great for when you don’t have much time to do your spreads, you are after a minimalist look while still having some ‘prettiness’ or you just like scrapbooking. Let me know what you think.

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