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Bullet Journal Starter Kit with PenWrite – Bujo #2

April 26, 2016

Bullet Journal Starter Kit with PenWrite – Bujo #2

April 26, 2016
It’s day two of my National Stationery Week posts and today’s blog fits in with the Tuesday theme of’Get Organised Day’. If you follow me on Twitter you will already know that one of the main ways I have been staying organised lately is my new Bullet Journal. It’s literally my whole life right now.
If you don’t know what a Bullet Journal is or want to see my first impressions of using mine, check out my first bujo post from a couple of weeks ago.
Today’s post is all about the things you need to get started with your very own Bullet Journal, with a little bit of help from Pen Write*.
I’ve seen a lot of people saying on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that they want to start one, but they don’t know where to begin. That’s where Pen Write come in – their soon-to-be-launched ‘Bullet Journal Discover’ section will help you find the items you need to start your bujo journey.
The reality of it is that all you need to start is a notebook and some pens, but the creative in me (and many others) find that they need much more including colourful fine liners and a variety of different pens for creative lettering.
Pen Write kindly sent me my own Bullet Journal starter kit, including:
  • PaperBlanks Aloha Akahai Midi Black Liner (I’m using my L1917, but this one is perfect for those looking for a smaller, compact bullet journal)
  • Staedtler TriPlus Fineliner Assorted Pack of 10 Colours
  • Rotring Tikky Graphic Fineliner set of 0.1mm, 0.3mm and 0.5mm
I’ve seen so many people on the bujo Facebook groups I’ve joined talking about PaperBlanks and how they’re great quality and stunningly designed notebooks. Although they’re not squared and dotted they’re perfect for those wanting to use a lined system for their journal. The Aloha design is SO CUTE too, especially for summer!
The Staedtler Fineliner pens were a staple throughout College and University, however now I use them for shading, colourful arrows and decorations or decorative headers in my journal. They’re all visible on white paper (even the neon yellow, orange and green) and they only have slight ghosting on the next page, rather than bleeding like with most others I have tried.
I absolutely love the Rotring Tikky Graphic Pens, it’s great being to have a range of different sized nibs for a variety of different things. For regular text I find the 0.1mm is perfect, but for headings, drawings and quotes the 0.3mm and 0.5mm are great for creating some amazing designs.
Have you started bullet journalling? What would you have in your starter kit?

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  • Emily Thorpe April 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Ooh I've heard lots about Bullet Journals and it's difficult to know exactly where to begin so this is such a handy post!

    Musings & More

  • Christina Donnelly April 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I'm interested why exactly bullet journalling has become such a thing. I'm a avid list writer but when I journal I prefer to just let the words flow from my pen. I'm not sure bullet journaling is the thing for me. But I'm glad it brings so many people back to handwriting! Something about putting a pen to paper that a computer will never satisfy.

    Chrissy of CrashBeauty

  • Parie Joshi April 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Ooh I am very interested in getting a little kit like this to start up!

    Parie x

  • Nicky April 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I'm still on the fence over whether to start a bullet journal or not, but I'm a sucker for coloured pens so it's more than likely I'll be diving into the bullet journal world sooner or later!

    Nicky x | teaandtakeaways.wordpress.com

  • aimee cottle April 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    I love the Staedtler Fineliners. I use them all the time my bullet journal! This would be a great little bullet journal starter kit. I'd add colouring pencils, though. I find I use them a lot! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x


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