I shared my thoughts about it in my last post: the Minbok notebook has joined my planning team a few months ago and I love it! So I was thrilled when Marie-Li, the founder of Minbok reached out to suggest to work together on an exclusive printable file. This super cool project is actually part of the crowdfunding campaign Minbok is currently running on Kickstarter.
Minbok x Minimal.Plan
The Minbok notebook (mine is a “Large” one – which is close to A5) is perfect to create a bullet journal if you want something a little more flexible than a bound notebook. The disc binding of the notebook allows to mix papers (dots, squares, drawing paper…) but the main advantage is really that you can rearrange sheets as needed.
To help you create bullet journal spreads in a A5 Minbok notebook, I created a printable columns and rows guide: the file is here to help you divide the sheets of the notebook into equal sections and create regular columns and rows. No need to count anymore!
In addition to the columns and rows guide, the printable files includes 5 templates to give you inspiration for your bullet journal and note spreads.
The Minbok x Minimal.Plan columns and rows guide
The Minbok x Minimal.Plan guide shows you exactly where you need to draw lines to split your pages into equal columns and rows. It helps you save time and energy when you need to create personalized layouts in your notebook.
The guide is a printable PDF file. It’s available in both French and English. It’s designed to be printed on regular paper (80 or 90gsm).
Once it’s printed out, the guide can be folded and become an insert in your Minbok notebook, so that you always have it on hands. Mine is at the very end of my notebook, right after the last black divider.
How does it work ?
The guide works with the A5 Minbok inserts with a dot or squared grid. But you can also use it with blank and drawing paper if needed. If you’re still wondering how it works very concretely, here’s a short tutorial!
To split your pages in equal sections with the Minbok x Minimal.Plan guide:
- Print the guide. Make sure the printing settings are “true size” or “100%”
- Pull the sheet you want to split outside of your Minbok notebook and place it on the grey trace on the guide
- Use the vertical ladders to create rows
- Use the horizontal ladders to create columns
5 bullet journal spreads ideas for your Minbok notebook
In addition to the columns and row guide I create for Minbok, I also put in the PDF file 5 spreads ideas with their measurements in details. Some of the layouts are bullet journal related, and some of them are complementary to the bullet journal system. The printable file includes:
- a future log layout
- a monthly log layout
- an expense tracker
- a spread to plan and track your projects
- a layout to take Cornell notes
Each spread idea comes with a mini tutorial to draw it in your notebook. You can copy the layouts to get used to the columns and rows guide, or simply use them as an inspiration and let your creativity get wild!
Side notes of importance
- the Minbok x Minimal.Plan guide will be available to be downloaded at the end of the crowdfunding campaign, for everyone who backed up the project on Kickstarter (for all contributions starting at 5CA$)
- If you don’t know Minbok yet, you can find all the posts where I featured the notebook right here
- The crowdfunding campaign is the perfect occasion to order the Minbok notebook at a lower price. You can buy the “Large” notebook (A5 size) starting from 29CA$. I’ll definitely take this opportunity to purchase an other one myself!