Need some theme inspiration or just want to divide your months up? Check out these 12 months worth of fun and free cover page printables.
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Who doesn’t love a fun cover page to start a new mont in their bullet journal?
For the longest time, I didn’t use them because I thought they were a waste of a page… Please don’t judge me. I’ve changed and am no longer such a stickler with page realty.
And, I realized that cover pages are more than just a pretty page. For me, it has become a new start and divider between the past and the future. Maybe that sounds a bit too philosophical. I’ve been heavy into yoga and meditation lately, so the philosophy is strong here.
But, joking aside, I have found cover pages to be a great addition to my bullet journal. However, they do take some time to create. Between thinking of an idea and then getting it on paper, it’s a half-hour project just to make a cover page.
The good news is that I have an entire year’s worth of free cover page printables already drawn up. And I’m sharing all of them today! These come from all of the printable kits that I have released over the last year in my printable shop.
So, if you’ve been purchasing my printable monthly kits, I regret to inform you that you likely have some, if not all of these already.
But for those who haven’t purchased kits or have only purchased one or two, you can get all of the cover pages for free!
Also, because this is being added in late August and I only have back through November of last year, you will also get a never before seen October cover page with an adorable Halloween theme.
These printable cover pages are A5 size and have a faint gray cut line so they will fit in your journal perfectly!
These printables have blank backgrounds making them perfect for coloring in. Because they are printables, you could print these on marker paper, like this, and then use alcohol-based markers, like Copics or Sharpies to create beautiful gradients.
**When you download these printable cover pages they will be in a zip file. Once you unzip the file you will be able to print each month individually as you need/want to.
Full Year of Free Cover Page Printables
The themes included in this pack:
- January: Snowflakes
- February: Pattern Hearts
- March: Florals and Lines
- April: Easter Eggs and Flowers
- May: Lemonade
- June: Moon and Stars
- July: Summer
- August: Bees
- September: Polaroid Camera
- October: Halloween
- November: Fall Leaves
- December: Christmas Wreath
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This form puts you on my Newsletter list. In exchange for a few emails from me each month, you will get access to my VIP Resource Library with an ever-growing database of free bullet journal printables.
How to Draw Stunning Cover Pages
Every month, I look forward to creating a new cover page. And actually, I get to design two. One for my personal journal and one for my monthly printable kit that’s in the shop.
Cover pages allow me to incorporate all of my different creative abilities into one space. I can draw and doodle and use the lettering skills I’ve learned over the years to make my theme idea come to life. Sometimes my cover pages are more minimalistic, and some months I like to go all out and create a full-page illustration.
But, cover pages used to be pretty intimidating. It’s all about aesthetic. There is no real planning section on the page, so it’s all “just for looks”. And that’s scary.
Nowadays, I’m much more confident in my drawing abilities and I thoroughly enjoy sitting down and drawing up a cover page in my bullet journal.
So what did it take to get to a place where I was comfortable with drawing and doodling?
Well, the answer is pretty short and sweet:
- An astronomical amount of time practicing, trial and error, and eventually creating the simplest doodle technique ever.
For the longest time I would look to Pinterest for inspiration (here’s a board full of cover page ideas) and then try to draw the entire image all at once. In other words, I was just starting at the top and working my way down, or reverse, working my way up.
Now, everything I draw starts with basic shapes. Squares, rectangles, circles, ovals, and triangles. I look at an image and start by breaking it down into simple shapes and then assemble it from there.
This allows me to take on any theme I want for a month or for a weekly spread without worrying too much if I can do it. Here’s an awesome list of bullet journal theme ideas if you need some inspiration.
Obviously, there is a whole process that goes into drawing a complex object, but if you can start from the most basic shapes, it makes the rest of the process much easier and less frustrating.
I go into detail about this process in this blog post, How to Doodle: The Beginner’s Guide. And if this is an art skill you are genuinely interested in learning and becoming a master of, I would love for you to check out my online course, Delighted in Doodling.
This course is loaded with lessons that will give you ample opportunities to practice and perfect this doodling technique. Plus, you will get to learn some of my favorite styling techniques and tips to make your doodles stand out. And at the end, we wrap up with some functional final projects you can keep or give to others.
You can enroll for $39 today or you can do two monthly payments of $20 and gain instant access to the course today.
Also, you can use the coupon code PETITE15 for 15% off your enrollment.
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