5 Scrapbook Layout Ideas & Tips with Bullet Point Journaling

Bullet journaling is easy on the eyes and a quick and easy way to add journaling to your scrapbook pages.

There's no need to slog through composing long paragraphs. Bullet journaling is not only a great way to write your memories quickly, but it also keeps things to the point! This type of journaling is also graphically pleasing and your eye is drawn to the structure.

Here are 5 examples of how you can add bullet point journaling to your layouts.

1. Use Strips


"Why I Love Disney" by Paije Potter - Pattern #535

Easily create a list journal on 1x3 strips!

This pattern provided a place where the 1x3 strips line up, so you can easily create a bullet point list. Paije chose to type out her journaling and she made sure she followed the same coloring and font size for each of her points.

Do you see how the  list of reasons is an essential part of the overall design?

This Layout Features:  12x12 Black Grid Paper,  Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern Paper from Simple Stories™ and stickers from Echo Park™. 

2. Make a list on One Basic Shape


"Fall Farm Fun" by Jodi Benson - Pattern #364

Use one of our basic die shapes to add bullet point journaling.

You can use a program on your computer to type up a simple bullet point list. If it seems too bland, place the journaling on pattern paper and add some embellishments like Jodi did!

Her bullet journaling really helps tell the story of her day at the farm.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Bright Fire Grid Paper from Renaissance Revival Collection, Stitches Frame 4x6 die set, Numbers 3 die set, Leaves 1x3 Die, the Layering Die Bundle and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern Paper from Echo Park™ and Simple Stories™. 

3. Handwrite  Your Bullet Journaling


"Zoey" by Lauren Jones

For a fast and easy way to journal, handwrite your bullet point list!

Children and grandchildren will love to see your handwriting. It can be much faster than typing and printing out on computer. Remember, you can always lightly write it in pencil first and then erase with a soft eraser after your ink dries.

Lauren kept her bullet points simple, but you could use little gem stickers or other tiny embellishments for the dots!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Afterglow grid paper from Ombré Collection, Vibes die set, 2x4 Vibes die, and Basic Die Bundle.

4. Fit Your Bullet Points in Your Dies


"Royal Gorge" by Jodi Benson

This idea is simple, but we love that Jodi fit it in her bullet points within the Metaphor dies.

Jodi took advantage of the rectangles in the center to easily add her journaling. It's a spot we hadn't thought of using for journaling before. Find a new design spot to create a list on your layout.

You will be pleased with the result!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Coolberry Grid Paper from Cool Drinks collection, Metaphor 2x4 die, Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern Paper from One Canoe Two™.

5. Use Odd Shapes for Your Bullet Journaling


"D23 Day 2" by Paije Potter - Pattern #431

Yes! You can totally add bullet point journaling to odd shapes!

Paije made it easy on herself by using graph pattern paper! All the words were easy to line up. She used different color pens so you can easily differentiate between each bullet point section.

She also used different shapes for her bullets - mickeys, triangles, and hearts!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Storm at Sea Grid Paper from Renaissance Revival collection and the Chic Dies. Pattern Paper from Simple Stories™


Paije used the Gestalt die to make a similar shape as the chic dies on the second page, but there is not enough room for any journaling on that space.

She placed extra journaling on the basic die instead and used the same graph paper. She used the same journaling style with colors and bullet shapes; keeping the two pages harmonious but at the same time individual and interesting.