How To Create A Quote Page In Your Bullet Journal

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Bullet Journal page ideas can be as diverse and creative as you are, and today I want to share one that’s been sparking joy in my life recently. It’s not just any page, it’s a quote page!

Now, you might ask, “Why a quote page?” Well, they’re not only fun to create, but they also serve as a constant source of motivation and inspiration. Plus, who doesn’t like a good quote, right?

And let’s not forget about those pesky blank pages that sometimes sneak their way into our journals. A quote page can be the perfect solution for that!

So, if you’ve been looking for a new way to fill those blank spaces, or simply want to add a bit more positivity and inspiration into your daily journaling routine, stick around. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process of creating a stunning quote page in your Bullet Journal.

Creating beautiful quote art pieces is fun, and calming and can be used in so many ways! If you know how to create a simple lettering piece, you’ll be able to add an extra spark to your Bullet Journal.

We’ll talk about how to create lettering pieces, and how we can use them and of course, I’ll give you some quote ideas to get you started. I’ll also share with you some classes you can take for FREE if you want to dive deeper into the art of lettering.

If it all sounds a bit scary – don’t be! Creating quote art pieces like the one I’ll be showing you today will not require any special skills from you.

Here I’ll explain step by step how to create beautiful quotes and all you need to do – keep practicing! 

With that being said, let’s dive in and create a beautiful lettering piece.

Why Create Quote Pages

Just like any other art form, lettering and creating quote pages in your Bullet Journal can be very beneficial for you and for your mental health.

  • Achieve your goals

One of the most important parts of achieving your goals is keeping the motivation to work on them every day. Having the right quote in front of you can help you remember what you’re working towards and motivate you to make another little step in this direction.

  • Mental health

Doing things with your hands is always calming and can help you enjoy a moment for yourself. It has a double effect if you’re working on an inspiring quote that helps you find your inner peace and move on.

  • Fun

Creating quote pages is so much fun and so easy. No need to think of what exactly you want to do, like in drawing or doodling. Just grab the first quote you can think of and enjoy the process of turning it into a lettering art piece.

There are also so many ways you can use quotes!

How To Use Quotes In Your Bullet Journal

Here are lots of different ways you can use quotes in your BuJo!

  • Cover Pages 

Cover page of your monthly setup? Or maybe your whole journal cover page. Quotes are always a great option – you can find some for every occasion, and they are generally easier to create than a drawing.

  • Empty Pages

Did you miss a page between your setups? Fix it by creating a quote lettering piece.

  • Part of Your Bullet Journal Spread

Ever had a weekly spread where you added all the elements already but still have that silly empty space staring back at you, mocking you?

You have the solution now – just add a little quote. It’ll be a great way to keep you motivated and add a smile to your face every morning as you scan through your daily to-do list. 

And it works for more than just weekly spreads.

  • Cards

If you can create pretty lettering in your Bullet Journal, you can absolutely do it on a piece of cardstock. Just like that, you’ll have a little handmade something that you can use to decorate your workspace or share with your loved one.

  • Digital

Finally, all the things we’ll be talking about today can be applied to creating digital quotes as well. You can turn these into stickers, wallpapers, or just cute little somethings to share on your Instagram.

Ok, I hope you’re pumped enough to get started on bettering itself, so let’s dive in!

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Supplies To Create A Quote Page

One more stop before we do – gather all the supplies! You can, of course, use the supplies you already have.

But here are some of my favorites:

  • A comfortable pencil and eraser. Be sure you get a good pencil, the kind that you feel comfortable holding for a long time. Most of the work will be done with a pencil, and you definitely want to have one that won’t make your hands hurt. My top picks are a Pilot Dr. Grip mechanical pencil and a Sakura Foam Eraser, which is white and doesn’t leave streaks behind.
  • Fineliners. It’s the basis of your lettering, and you can’t get anywhere without a good black pen. My recommendation is Sakura Pigma Micron, which also comes in a set with different nib sizes, allowing you more line variety.
  • Markers. Finally, you might want to add some color to your letters. In that case, use anything you like, as long as you like the colors. I always recommend Crayola Super Tips since they come in many colors and are pretty affordable. My personal favorites are Zebra Mildliner and Tombow Twin Tone for their beautiful colors.
  • Brush pens. Finally, if you want to add some brush lettering to your quote page, you’ll need brush pens. My tip choice here are Tombow Dual Brush Pens that come in so many colors and have a marker tip as well, allowing you to create thinner, more detailed lines.

Ok, we have your supplies ready, let’s letter!

Inspiring and Motivational Quotes for Your Bullet Journal

Oops, sorry! 

I just realized that the first step to creating a quote spread would be choosing a quote, so let me drop here a few ideas first so you start prepared!

If you’re just a beginner, I recommend starting from something shorter with just a few words.

Here are some ideas for you:

  • Whatever you are, be a good one
  • You’ve got this
  • Enjoy the little things
  • Turn I wish into I will
  • A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
  • Your only limit is you
  • Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other
  • Let your light shine
  • Wake up and be awesome
  • Think happy, be happy
  • You are capable of amazing things
  • Every day is a new beginning
  • Make today ridiculously amazing
  • Strive for progress, not perfection
  • Find gratitude in all things
  • Don’t let your dreams be dreams
  • Don’t look back, you’re not going that way
  • Be happy. Be bright. Be you.
  • Don’t count the days. Make the days count.
  • The best time for new beginnings is now
  • Nothing is impossible

Now I think we are ready; let’s create something amazing!

How To Create A Quote Page In Your Bullet Journal

We’re about to embark on a fun and creative journey together as we delve into the process of creating a quote page that’s not just pretty but also meaningful.

This isn’t merely about filling up blank pages or making your journal look aesthetically pleasing. It’s about crafting a space in your journal that serves as a personal source of inspiration, motivation, and reflection.

Step 1

The first step, of course, is to choose a quote.

Choosing the right quote is such an integral part of creating your quote page. It’s like selecting a companion to accompany you on this exciting creative journey.

The quote could be anything; it could be a line from a favorite song, a motivational phrase you stumbled upon online, or even a piece of wisdom handed down from a loved one. The sky really is the limit here!

For those of you who might be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities, don’t worry! I’ve got a little tip for you. As you’re starting out, try not to pick a quote that’s too long. It can be a bit tricky to fit a lengthy quote onto a single page, especially if you’re new to this.

The quote I chose is “forget the mistake, remember the lesson”

Isn’t that powerful? It’s such a beautiful reminder that our mistakes don’t define us. Instead, it’s the lessons we learn from these mistakes that truly matter.

Step 2

Prioritize your words. 

Look at the quote and find what words you think are most important, and which words are supportive.

Just see which words are heard of in the quote for you; looking at just this word or two, you already understand what the quote is about.

There is no right or wrong here; each one of us sees something different in a quote.

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For my quote, I think there are two words that have to stand out – mistake and lesson. These are the two that I want people to notice first before they read the whole quote.

Your most important words must be the first to stand out when people see your quote page, so be sure to use a different font, or maybe a different color for them. 

Or maybe you can make them bigger or draw them inside the banner.

You can also rate the rest of the words. If it’s a bigger quote, there might be several layers of importance. 

For example, in my quote, I think that forget and remember are a bit more important than supporting “the”

Step 3

Get some font inspiration and see what kind of lettering you’d like to have in your piece.

Check Pinterest and other letterers’ work, check Dafont for some free fonts as well. Maybe just walk around your city and start noticing different lettering styles.

Then try to choose 5 different lettering types and write one word from your quote in these styles.

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Do they match? How do you like them? Which do you think looks best?

Remember that you’ll probably be using at least two styles – one for your most important words and one for the rest of the quote.

Play around with it until you find the one that you like the most.

Step 4

Sketch your lettering piece several times.

There are so many ways you can play around and place your words when creating a quote. Be sure not to create just one style and follow with it.

Let yourself flow and try to create 5-10 different ways you could put the quote on the paper. This will jog your creativity, and you might like your last version the best.

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This is where different decor elements come into play. While you did your lettering style research, you probably saw that usually, quotes have a bit more than just letters, there are many decorative elements there as well.

There is a lettering worksheet I’ve created that has some ideas for elements to include, as well as a few other practice sheets. You can check them at the end of the post and access them for FREE.

Take a look at the decorative elements, see which ones you like, and try to include them in your different layouts.

Step 5

The next step is about choosing the color scheme for your lettering piece.

Choosing colors is like picking out the perfect outfit for your quote. It’s an opportunity to express your personality and set the mood for your page. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love a bit of color in their life?

Now, if you’re a fan of the classic black-and-white look, feel free to skip this step. There’s something undeniably elegant and timeless about a monochrome palette. But if you’re like me and can’t resist adding a splash of color, then read on!

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Before we dive headfirst into our rainbow of pens, let’s take a moment to consider our color choices. Just like how every quote has a unique message and tone, each color also carries its own emotional weight.

Warm colors like red and orange can evoke feelings of passion and energy, while cool colors like blue and green often bring a sense of calm and tranquility. So, think about what emotions you want your quote to inspire and choose your colors accordingly.

Once you’ve decided on your colors, I highly recommend swatching them out on a separate piece of paper. This is a fun and useful exercise that allows you to see how the colors look on paper and how well they play together. Consider it a dress rehearsal for your quote page!

Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with different shades and combinations. You might discover a stunning color pairing you never thought of before!

And finally, here’s a little insider tip from me to you: Try to balance your colors. If you’re using bright, bold colors, consider balancing them out with some softer, lighter hues. This can create a beautiful harmony on your page and make your quote really pop!

Step 6

You’re ready, choose your favorite layout, your favorite colors and get to business! 

As always, I recommend starting from a pencil sketch; that way, you’ll avoid mistakes, and maybe as you create, you’ll see something else you could add.

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Once you’re done with the pencil and happy with the result – time for color or black pen. I recommend you erase the pencil as much as possible. If you use colored pens, your pencil might not be erased completely and sometimes can be seen through.

With black and white pieces – be sure to outline everything in black, erase the pencil, and only then fill out the letters. That was, you’ll have the richest share of black.

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Just like that, you’re done! Be sure to share your quote with us all in our Facebook group!

If you got hooked on lettering just like I did and want to go a bit deeper, I got you covered!

Lettering Freebies

Lettering is a big part of creating quote pages, but it can be overwhelming with all the different ideas and styles out there.

To help you with that, I’ve created several lettering freebies. The first one is a worksheet with different ideas for decorative elements you can use in your lettering pieces.

Next are several brush lettering worksheets to help you master this art. Brush lettering is a great way to add accents to your quote pages, and sometimes, just using brush lettering is enough for a beautiful quote spread.

There is more information about that in the “More Resources” section, but for now, take your freebies!

Sign up in the form below, and once you confirm your subscription, you’ll get 4 free exclusive worksheets and get tons of lettering resources delivered straight to your inbox.

More Resources

I mentioned a few times that you’ll find more resources on lettering and creating quote pages, and here we are.

Creating quote pages is so calming, and drawing letters is a creative hobby you can enjoy and use in so many different projects.

So here are a few blog posts to help you master all the skills:

>>> Ready to create your first lettering piece? What quote did you choose? Let us know in the comments!

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