Bullet Journal cover pages are often overlooked. I think these pages are one of the most important pages in your journal. They separate each month in your journal and signify a fresh start.

 

You can keep your bullet journal cover page in line with that monthly theme, or totally different. Keep it simple, or create an elaborate art piece.

 

Before you start your cover page I recommend PLANNING. In fact, plan for the whole monthly spread before you start. Consider these questions before setting up your cover: Are you using one page or two? Color or black/white? Am I tying the cover page to the whole monthly theme? Calendar on the cover or not?

 

Bullet Journal Cover Pages

 

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Simple Bullet Journal Cover Page for 2019

I used this cover to signify the beginning of a new year in my journal. It’s simple and get’s to the point. If you’re starting a new year in your current bullet journal this is a great way to start it off.

 

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: LEUCHTTURM 1917 MEDIUM 

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS

 

Music Theme Bullet Journal Cover

I LOVE THIS COVER PAGE. I wanted to create something unique for the month of August by combining different elements that I hadn’t seen before. I used pink, black, and gray (different shades of these colors). If I had to do this cover over again I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

 

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (lines, music notes, year, and piano keys)

Brush Pens: PENTEL SIGN TOUCH PEN (pink and black)

Sunflower Bullet Journal Cover

Sunflowers and April go together like peanut butter and jelly. The cover page, of course, had to have sunflowers. I incorporated the flowers throughout each page for the month (or using the same color scheme). The sunflowers look more intimidating than they actually are.

You can check out how I made this spread on YouTube.

Part One: Drawing and Outline

Part Two: Color

 

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: LEUCHTTURM 1917 MEDIUM 

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (all linework, “April”, sunflowers, and numbers)

Markers: CRAYOLA SUPER TIPS (sunflowers)

 

 

May Bullet Journal Cover Page.

May Bullet Journal Cover

More flowers! I think I could use flowers for every month’s theme in my bullet journal. There are so many ways to add personality to flowers like size, shape, color, type, detail, and more. If you don’t want to draw flowers over and over one each page consider using the same color scheme or just add a couple to tie it together.

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: MINIMALISM ART (120 GSM)

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (0.5 + 0.8) (used to outline text, create lines, and months/days/numbers)

Pen: SARASA VINTAGE (CAMEL YELLOW)

Washi Tape: SOHO BOUTIQUE TUBE RECOLLECTIONS (496416) BLACK/ GOLD DOTS

 

JULY Bullet Journal

Pastel Bullet Journal Cover

This simple cover with a touch of color is a fun way to add a little personality to your pages. You can keep your bullet journal simple and use color at the same time. Don’t be afraid of trying new things in your journal, who knows you may be an undercover artist and didn’t even know it.

 

You can see the full July Bullet Journal Setup HERE.

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)

FinelinersPIGMA MICRONS (0.5 + 0.8) (used to outline text, create lines, and months/days/numbers)

Markers: TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH PENS (pastel colors)

 

Leaves (Monstera) Bullet Journal Cover

My first attempt at the whole “watercolor” look. I say “look” because I didn’t actually use watercolors. Nope, I used Crayola Supterip Markers! I added gold and brown paper tags to this cover for a little more POP.

Secret: Those brown paper tags are covering up a mistake. Yep, I make mistakes all the time in my bullet journal. The key is learning from them and finding ways to work around them. I even misspell words in my journal (and here on my blog), not because I don’t know how to spell but because I get ahead of myself and I’m already thinking about the next step.

 

Check out the whole June Setup for more inspiration!

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: MINIMALISM ART (120 GSM)

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (create lines, and days of the week)

Markers: CRAYOLA SUPERTIPS 100 PACK (green markers used for leaves and lines on the weekly calendar)

Gold Ink: POSCA PAINT PEN (ULTRA-FINE) (numbers on the monthly calendar, and stems).

White Gel Pen: UNIBALL SIGNO UM-153 (accent color on leaves)

 

Minimalist Bullet Journal Cover Page

There isn’t much to say about this one except that it’s probably about as simple/minimal as you can get when it comes to cover pages. If you like simplicity or don’t have much time this is a perfect option for you.

 

You can see the full Minimalist Bullet Journal Setup HERE.

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Bullet Journal: MINIMALISM ART

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS

 

September Bullet Journal Cover

Fall Bullet Journal Cover Page

I finally used actual watercolors in my bullet journal. I’ve used watercolor pencils and markers in the past but it was time to use the real thing! I wanted a “fall look” for this monthly spread, I’m happy with the overall results of this month’s spread. If you’re interested in something, just do it! It doesn’t matter if it looks how you envisioned, you’ll get better over time.

 

 

Supplies I used for this cover page:

Some of the supplies below may be linked to bundles. This is due to availability and prices when buying individually.

Bullet Journal: SEQES (160 GSM)

Watercolors: GANSAI TAMBI
(Colors: #32, #33, #43, #44)

Waterbrush Pens: PENTEL AQUASH

Black Fineliner: STABILO FINELINER

Brush Pen:  COPIC MULTI LINER

White Gel Pen: UNI-BALL SIGNO UM-151

 

OCTOBER COVER PAGE FOR YOUR BULLT JOURNAL

Halloween Bullet Journal Cover Page – October

I wanted to use a cover page that reflected my Halloween theme for the month and keep it simple at the same time. Sometimes cover pages can look cluttered if you overdo it. I just went with a simple potion bottle using my watercolors and watercolor pencils.

 

 

Supplies for this page:

Bullet Journal: JARBO DOTTED JOURNAL (120 GSM)

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS

Brush Pens: PENTEL SIGN TOUCH PEN

Watercolor: KURETAKE GANSAI TAMBI 

 

Fall Cover Page-November 2019

 

Fall Wreath Cover Page – November

I’ve been wanting to use a fall theme for a while now, and November was the perfect time to do so. I really like the way this one turned out and it really makes want to start burning that pumpkin spice candle! I used fall leaves, sunflowers, wheat, and a pumpkin.

Of course, I had to finish it off with watercolors can you see the trend now? I’ve used watercolors for the past few months, time to change it up?

 

SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS NOVEMBER BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD

 

Bullet Journal: JARBO DOTTED JOURNAL (120 GSM)

Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS

Watercolor: KURETAKE GANSAI TAMBI 

Brush for WatercolorsPENTEL AQUASH WATER BRUSH

Gold Gel Pen: UNI-BALL SIGNO BROAD POINT GEL 

 

BONUS:

 

Aloha 2019 Bullet Journal Cover 2019

This is NOT my favorite bullet journal cover but it’s still something that I created and I’m proud of that. I started bullet journaling in 2018 and to be honest, I sucked. I didn’t know what I was doing and my pages didn’t look like the pages I envisioned. I’ve learned A LOT about bullet journaling, lettering, watercolors, supplies, pages, layouts, and MORE in the past year. I worked EVERY SINGLE day to improve in different areas. You can see this progress as each month passes.

 

REMEMBER, IF I CAN DO THIS… YOU CAN TOO!

 

For this cover page I tried adding a few leaves with a stencil I bought, it’s not bad but it could have been better. My lettering wasn’t bad considering I had just started.

 

 

monthly spread sheet

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Fireworks Bullet Journal Cover

January is the perfect month (and July) to use fireworks as a theme. I went with the colors black white and gold(ish).I kept the lettering and fireworks simple. This is a good cover page for a beginner that wants to experiment with adding different elements.

 

 

Looking for more inspiration when it comes to your layouts/spreads? Check out my post on Weekly Spreads for more ideas or different ways to set up your bullet journal key.

 

Find inspiration for your next monthly log? I’d love to see it! Tag #gottadot on Instagram for a chance to be featured there or even right here on my blog. Don’t use social media? That’s cool too, simply take your picture and send it to me using the contact page HERE.

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