April Bujo Setup - Urban Dreams Theme (Free Printable!)
HAY, how art you? I am not over the whimsical collage I made for March and wanted to create another for April! This month’s theme is urban dreams, which is a mishmash of urban architecture and vintage elements. I prepared a free printable set for the theme and you can let your creativity run wild by collaging the elements in your own unique way. Keep scrolling to see more of my April bujo setup!
April Bujo Setup Video
Check out the following videos to watch the setup process and plan with me!
Bullet Journal Supplies
What I used this month:
- MD A5 Notebook Journal Dot Grid
- MD A5 Paper Cover
- Textured handmade papers
- Versamagic midnight black ink pad
- Tombow pit air adhesive tape
- Motex label maker
- Label tape refills
- Vintage map papers
- Pentel energel pen brown
- Uni one gel pen black
- Zebra mildliner brush pen mild gold
- Tombow Dual Brush Pen 899
- Sakura gelly roll pen white
- Vintage text washi tape
- Washi dot stickers
- Circle craft puncher
- Star craft puncher
- Craft scissors decorative edge
- Starry paper – Daiso
- Alphabet stencil – Muji
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April Bujo Setup Cover Page
The April cover page features a large collage on the right page, and an intentions section and quote on the left page. I put together cutouts of buildings and a vintage yellow car on stars-printed and map-printed scrapbooking papers. The letters of “April” were printed and cut to size and pasted at the bottom of the collage. Adding to the whimsicality, a vintage sentence cutout and a yellow flower were layered on top.
As usual, I prefer my cover page to be functional, hence I added a section for writing down the month’s intentions. At the bottom, I pasted a torn piece of map-printed paper which matches the collage. The words of the quote were created using a label maker, as the font matches the style of the April letters. Finally, the words were cut to size and pasted to finish the spread.
April Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 1
The first weekly spread for April features a vertical layout with a large collage at the top of each page. I combined cutouts from this month’s free printable with patterned scrapbooking papers, washi tapes and dot stickers. The collage on the right page is my favourite, though the buildings were a real pain to cut!
To label the daily sections, I used a star shaped craft puncher to punch the paper stars, and wrote the letters using a white gelly roll pen. You can find the links to most of the stationery I used in this setup near the start of this article.
April Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 2
The second weekly spread for April uses a more interesting layout. On the left page, there are collages and sections for setting my daily focus and gratitude reflection. All the planning space is allocated on the right page using a horizontal layout. I find that it’s a great layout for busier weeks when I need to do minimum planning and writing. Plus, it creates lots of creative space for collaging and decoration. I will definitely come back to this one!
April Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 3
To make April’s third weekly spread, I drew seven boxes for the daily sections before filling up the rest of the spaces with collages. The bigger space on the right page is used for the daily focus section. I particularly enjoy using this layout since I get to make a few mini collages, which is relatively simpler than having to come up with a big collage.
While printing the printable set I created, I also printed the lettered circles which I used to label the daily sections.
April Bullet Journal Weekly Spread 4
Lastly, I’ll be ending April with a simple horizontal layout for the fourth weekly spread. It is very similar to the first weekly spread. To start, I created two collages on top of each page. Then, I divided the rest of each page into three sections, and pasted the daily headers (which were printed as well) to label them.
Free Journaling Printable – Urban Dreams
This month’s free printable is in a slightly different style from the ones I have created before, and I hope you will enjoy it all the same! Combine the elements in your own creative way to create collages, or use them as faux stickers to decorate your spreads.
Download the high-resolution PDF file here.
Tag me on Instagram (@hay.studio) if you share any of your creations that contain my free printables; I would love to see them. Happy journaling!
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