Considering how much I enjoy doing creative journaling and doing vintage spreads, I’m amazed I haven’t done a vintage theme in my bullet journal sooner. As I’m going to university next month, I felt like August was the last chance to go full out with a theme before I go back to a more minimalist style. I hope you enjoy seeing my spreads and without further ado, let’s get to it.
Cover Page and Quote Page
For my cover page, I decided to use my letter stamps to put August in the centre as I feel it has a real vintage vibe. I then added different papers to the corners as I really like that look and then I added some washi tape and stickers over the top as I love layering my stationery. I also added more stickers and some stamping, as well as some grid washi tape.
If you saw my July Setup, I didn’t include a quote page and instead went for a thoughts page. However, that didn’t work for me at all and I liked having a quote there to set the month ahead. I decided to use an entire sheet of vintage paper and then I ripped some white paper, stamped the quote on, and pasted it down with some blue grey washi tape, I then added more washi and stickers to fill the empty space and I love the way it turned out.
For my monthly spread, I kept with the calendar layout as it has continued to work really well for me. Each square is 5 by 5 which is more than enough room for me. I used a brown and beige tombow brush pen to use for the days of the week and then I added more paper, stickers and washi tape around the calendar. I love the way this looks.
Habit and Symptoms Tracker
For my habit and symptoms tracker, I went for an individual tracker layout which works really well for me. I have 9 habits and 9 symptoms to track which works really well, especially with the layout side of things. I once again added more paper and stickers and I really like the way it looks.
Mood and Sleep Tracker
For my mood tracker, I decided to finally go for a washi tape mood tracker. I got this idea from Helen Colebrook and I loved the sound of it so I decided to try it for myself. I created 31 squares and I’m going to put the washi in that square depending on my mood. I’ve never tried this before so I’m looking forward to giving it a go!
For my sleep tracker, I really wanted that visual representation of the time I’m asleep as opposed to the hours. I do like the other way of tracking my sleep but sometimes I like to change it every now and then. I just don’t use this layout as often because it’s a pain to create. I’m looking forward to using it this month!
Blog Stats and Playlist
For my blog statistics, I kept the layout exactly the same as it works really well for me. I love having this information as it really benefits me. I added more decoration and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.
For my playlist spread, I used the same layout as my quote page. I pasted down some vintage paper, wrote out the playlist on white paper and stuck it on with washi tape. I then added more decoration and I am so happy with how this looks.
I first did my memories spread back in July 2021 and I really enjoyed using it so I thought I would do the same for August. Each square is 6 by 6 which works really well for me. The idea of this spread, if you’re not aware, is to write down or doodle a memory from each day.
Gratitude and Reasons to Be Proud
For my gratitude and reasons to be proud spread, I decided to go with the same layout as my quote page and playlist page. I pasted down some vintage paper and then I put some white paper on top. The white paper is where I will write out what i’m grateful for and why I’m proud. I then included more vintage decoration in the empty spaces and I also stamped out the titles.
For my brain dump, I pasted on paper at the top of the page, used some white paper and then I stamped out brain dump. I also included some stickers in each corner just to add to the theme.
And that’s my setup! Thank you so much for reading.