We all struggle with creating time to do a spread! What if I told you – you can create a spread in under 15 minutes? Well you can! Easy bullet journal spreads can be created with a little help from stencils and stamps and in this post we will discuss using stencils to help you create those easy bullet journal spreads!
So lets get started!
I got these wee stencils from Relay Journals, which are handmade in San Diego, CA. Which is a long way from NZ! Simple is better and Janetta started her business she loved journaling and the idea of creating beautiful spreads, but couldn’t draw very well! So eliminated that barrier by creating some simple and effective stencils to create awesome spreads! She created a series of stencils that would essential could be used again and again to create everything from trackers to collection spreads. What Janetta says about the relay mind set she uses for journaling:
This mindset came to me as I was struggling to stay focused on my goals. As a former high school athlete and lover of sports, the team mindset allows resonated with me. As an adult, like many others, my perspective was forced to shift to an individual mindset, which I have found difficult. If I am only letting myself down when I don’t reach a goal it is easy for me to quit. As soon as I shifted my mindset to a team mentality the need to achieve my goals amplified and become much more important.
I started with drawing out a simple spread and I loved the Alphabet stencil to create the days of the week, as well as the wee little banners to create more!
I also created a movie spread with the Movie spread stencil which was fun and easy to do!!
To create the spread in under 15 minutes I
- Drew out my Monday -Friday with pencil lines
- I then filled in the days of the week with the stencil and coloured them in
- I then used the banners to create a goals section and the social media icons to create a tracker space for my social media branding.
Really quick easy and effective!
Other ways to use the stencils!
Janetta has some really clever trackers and ways to use the bucket list and travel spread stencils. The banners are a great addition to any spread and helps making cover pages and goals an absolute breeze!
What did I think about the stencils?
Overall I really liked the alphabet stencils! They were fabulous to use, and made making a spread with uniform letters a breeze! I found the book stencil a little tricky to use so highly recommend using some Washi tape to keep it in place when drawing with it. They are far thicker than the moxidori stencils and are quite robust.
Where can you get them?
Janetta has a blog and shop you can grab these stencils from!