Following this post where I created a DIY stencil it was time to use it in a weekly spread!
Before the Pen
I used the Francheville dot grid notebook for this as the pages are thin. This does mean that the writing shows through on the backside of the page but if you use a notebook with thicker paper e.g. 140 GSM, then you won’t be able to see the stencil.
After stencilling the days of the week, it was a bit too plain for me. I know some people can do a simple spread with just black pen and it still looks good.. but that’s just too boring for me.
I was tempted to do a rainbow color scheme because that always looks good. But decided to pair the black with one color instead: blue!
After the Pen
I know most weekly spreads have 7 days, but I decided to ditch the weekend days this time and do a big to do list instead. I added 2 columns for priority numbering and the estimated time required for each task.
I used a 0.3mm Paper Studio pen for the checkboxes and a slightly thicker 0.5mm pen from the same brand for the titles.
Instead of putting the month and year up the top like I normally do, I put it in the bottom corner – easier to find when flicking through a notebook. Definitely going to do this more often!
You’ll need a notebook with thin paper to trace the letters so be prepared not to write on the backside of the page as there’ll be a lot of show through:
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- The paper studio fineliner pens 0.5mm and 0.3mm from this set
- DIY alphabet stencil (see this post for a tutorial)
- Frixion erasable pen (blue) from this set
- Tombow Play Color K Dot Marker in Blue
- Blue polka dot washi tape from my Carefully Crafted (#700)
- Francheville dot grid notebook
Related post: Tombow versus the Zig Dot markers
Would I use this layout again?
Yes. My handwriting is messy so making a simple stencil with a pretty font makes a big difference. A simple spread like this is ok every now and then but I do prefer a bit more decoration so would do this occasionally – but not all the time.
Past weekly spreads
- After trying 52 planners, these were my top 7 favorite weekly planners
- Landscape page orientation weekly spread in the Happy Notes
- 10 Bullet Journal Weekly Spreads with Habit Trackers
Bullet journal notebook reviews
- Nuuna dot grid notebook (3.5mm grid)
- Lemome dot grid notebook
- 10 Cheap bullet journal notebooks (that cost less than $15 USD or less)
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