After all the hype about the Scribbles That Matter notebook for bullet journaling, I decided I had to get a copy to see what all the fuss was about!
When the planner arrived I first thought, I don’t understand. But then I opened the notebook and felt the paper and it all made sense!
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- Size: 5.5″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Book / sewn binding
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Numbered pages
- 201 grid dot pages
- 3 Index Pages
Price: $20 USD
Let’s take a closer look!
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To clarify from the video, the notebook is expensive if you live in Australia as it’s currently only available on Amazon + international shipping to get it to Australia makes it a very expensive little notebook!
The cover is that material that’s a cross between a hardcover but it’s still soft (sorry, hard to describe!)
The cover has the cute doodles in the cover (i.e. 3D)
I’m not a fan of the teal and yellow color combination (or anything with yellow), however there are other cover styles available.
Approx 0.75″ thick
This belongs to page
Key & Index
There are 3 index pages
Built in pen loop
And it’s big enough to fit the Frixion pen!
2 built in ribbon page markers
An essential for any bullet journal notebook – the pages are already numbered
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens, plus highlighters and stamps. The paper felt super smooth to write on, however there was ghosting on the back side of the page – especially from the marker pens.
The Frixion stamps and highlighters weren’t too bad but the MAMBI stamps (which are ideal for list making) bled through the page (as always) ?
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Cute cover design
- 2 built in ribbon page markers
- Pen loop
- Index pages
- Bullet key and color code pages
- Pocket folder
- Multiple cover colors to choose from
Cons of the Planner
- The pages near the stitching seams lay flat but the ones between not so much. There’s already a hint that the stitching is going to come undone over time
- No option to personalise the cover
Would I use this notebook?
The cover design is cute and this notebook ticks all the requirements for a bullet journal (key page, index, numbered pages, pen loop etc.), however, pens had bad ghosting and some bled through.
If you live in Australia like I do, it’s a bit too pricey in my opinion.
If you like this notebook, it’s available on Amazon (affiliate link)
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