Summer is HERE! Of course, that means the July bullet journal cover ideas are ALL that I’ve been looking at for about a week and a half. There are so many incredibly talented artists that make their bullet journals look amazing. Putting me to shame of course, but I wanted to share some of the BEST with you!
We all know that life can get hectic, sometimes all you need to do is to grab your notebook, grab a pen, some markers and time with your journal. Whether you are just drawing lines and creating the bones of a layout or doing some doodling, I think it’s a great form of self-care.
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22 Genius July Bullet Journal Cover Ideas
When it comes to using markers in your journal, I have tried them all. These Crayola Supertips are absolutely perfect to use in your bullet journal. Not only are they are cheap and easy to access but there are so many colour options, you can buy a pack of 50. If you love a blended watercolor effect without adding lots of water to paper that can’t handle it, you may want to invest in Tombow Dual Brush Pens.
I often get asked about the pen I use with my Tombow Markers. I use Uni Pin Fine Liner pens and I highly recommend them.
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Paper Airplane Bullet Journal Cover Idea
This is such an adorable idea for a layout. I love to use paper aeroplanes to add motion in any graphics that I use! So, if you’re going on vacation and don’t feel like drawing an actual plane, this is an awesome alternative!
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Under The Sea Theme Bullet Journal Cover Idea
What an impressive layout! The use of watercolour is excellent, it’s just unfortunate that most bullet journal pages can’t hold water and tend to buckle. If you want a blended effect, using Tombow markers is an excellent option, it won’t be the same at all but it will be blended. Unfortunately, you can’t get that effect without buckling the Bullet Journal pages.
Top Tip: If you want to use a lot of watercolour in your journal, use a bullet journal with the heaviest paper. You can also use scrapbooking rub ons or watercolour stickers.
Fireflies Cover Idea For Your BuJo
This is an eye popping layout! The way Victoria has managed to create fireflies in motion by using pen and markers is truly impressive. I don’t think I could do this layout the justice it deserves. It’s so good! A lot of practice is in my near future.
Lemons Bullet Journal Cover Idea
This is beautiful! I love everything about lemons. The smell, taste and how good they look hanging from a tree! This layout is great and the lettering is rather impressive also! If you need a great font to try and copy, you can find a great one in this post. Called Janda stylish script.
Geometric Flamingo Bullet Journal Theme For July
This looks like it could be an awesome tattoo. Adding fine lines and geometric shapes to your doodles can be an awesome way to make them really pop off the page! The marriage of feminine and linear is beautiful.
Can you see the way the pink is blended on the paper? That’s the effect that you can achieve with Tombow markers and their blending pen which is included in every set. You can also by their markers as singles if you would like to build your set one at a time. Just don’t forget the blender!
Under My Umbrella Bullet Journal Cover Idea
I’ve included this layout because I live in Northern Ireland. The majority of our July months are rainy. I remember because it’s my birthday month and I always took note of that weather nonsense! The way the umbrella has been coloured and shaded is rather marvellous. So I love this layout.
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Sunglasses July Bullet Journal Cover Idea
I love this layout so much. It makes me think of the 80’s and miami vice. Where’s my pastel blazer? Let’s roll up those sleeves and go! If your July is going to involve a lot of beach time, then you HAVE to do something beachy in your journal.
Printable Labels For Your Bullet Journal Cover
You KNOW I love a good printable. This is a GREAT one! A cover idea that you can actually copy because this gorgeous gal has decided to give you a free set of printable labels to download.
Lighthouse Printable July Bullet Journal Cover
Guess what?! This is actually part of an entire printable set! How’s that for a time saving bullet journal hack?! Who says you can’t print out these printables on self adhesive paper to add to your journal? That is such a great idea and Sheena has done an amazing job.
Ice Cream Cover July Bullet Journal Cover Idea
Yeeees! More ice cream! That looks freakin’ delicious. What mix of flavours do you think that could be? Lemon or vanilla, strawberry and grape? I have a feeling that would all be insanely sweet. This is a super simple layout to copy if you’re a beginner.
Ice Cream On Grid Paper Bullet Journal Cover Idea
Ok so I’ve been pretty vocal about my obsession over novelty ice creams, candies and desserts because it means I’m not eating them if I’m looking at them! Give me a journal full of doodles, layouts and covers like this one. I love everything about it!
Almost Pastel Watermelon Bullet Journal Cover Idea
This is such a cute layout! Oh my goodness, the patience required to do that wreath of watermelon slices is unreal. Something I definitely don’t possess. If you’re nervous about painting with ink, you can always get brush pens from EcoLine or use those Tombow markers to prevent buckling.
BlueWaves July Weekly Bullet Journal Idea
This looks like an awesome and simple layout to copy! It looks very zentangle art and I can attest to how relaxing it is. As long as you aren’t worried about making it perfect, you can create something beautiful. Again, with the title, Fauxligraphy will always be your friend.
Pretty Pastel July Bullet Journal Cover Idea
I genuinely think that this is my favourite layout from this entire list. It requires zero actual drawing skills. You will need to be able to create fauxligraphy but washi tapes and stencils can take care of the rest!
Peach Bullet Journal Cover Idea
I love peaches. Love them. My FAVOURITE smoothie is peaches, mangoes, coconut milk and vanilla protein powder. Plus a few superfood things buy holy smokes it’s good. I know what the emoji peach means and I don’t care. Still love peaches. Those little drawings of peaches are great! I’m inspired and also incredibly hungry.
Watermelon Theme Bullet Journal Cover Idea
If you need a watermelon doodle tutorial, check out this post! This is such a great idea. You could take inspiration from this and doodle any falling fruit. I love this idea.
Cityscape Black and White Bullet Journal Cover Idea
This is so impressive!! My goodness. It’s so dramatic. It’s making me think of a foggy London town. What a beautiful cover idea for any month, especially if you are making all of your covers as dramatic as this one.
Harry Potter Black and White Bullet Journal Cover Idea
Oh oh oh! This is so cute! If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, you’re probably freaking out over this layout. I understand. One thing I would like to try is adding a little shade under the glasses, just to see what it looked like. As a cover or even an art journal layout, this looks amazing.
Hot Air Balloon Bullet Journal Cover Idea
What a fabulous layout! I love the use of bright popping colour and I love the little whimsy that comes along with a hot air balloon. I think that a calendar cover like this is a great idea, just for a quick reference of dates, instead of a larger calendar including all of your tasks. It just depends on how many pages you want to create each month.
Mason Jar Drink Bullet Journal Cover Idea
Ok, so I told a lie before. This is definitely my favourite layout. I just love the pink shades in the jar, and the colour palette it looks fabulous!
Watermelon Cooler Bullet Journal Cover Idea
Talk about something that looks amazing. I want to drink this watermelon cooler. If only it were possible. This is such a cute idea for a bullet journal theme. You can’t go wrong using big stickers sometimes.
Bullet Journal Cover Ideas Are Endless
Whatever you associate with summer, whether it be beach balls, jars of cool lemonade or a dramatic city skyline, draw what you love! You can recreate a lot of these layouts and replace it with your favourite imagery and using them as building blocks to help you discover your own style.