Green Inspired Chipboard Exposed Binding Journal
Bullet Journal Notebook Review
- Key Features: only available locally at Target. Heavy paper with fun quotes on the cover.
- Size: 8.25″ x 5″ | 210mm x 130mm
- Cover: hard with multiple sayings options
- Binding: sewn with exposed spine in accent color
- Pages: ~180
- Page styles available: lined
- Paper Quality: ~110gsm
- Ghosting? No ghosting with most pens and markers
- Bleeding? No bleeding
- Feathering? Smooth paper, no feathering
This was my first official “bullet journal” (even though I’ve kept task management notebooks for years, we’ll just call this the first since it was during this notebook that I discovered the term). The exposed spine with the accent color is a fun feature. Some might not like that the colored band extends to the inside of the spine so it takes up about ¼” on the edge of each page, but I found it didn’t bother me. The chipboard cover has an embossed quote in the accent color too.
I had a bit of a problem with the cover wanting to split away from the spine but a few dabs of E6000 glue and an hour with a binder clip to hold it in place fixed the problem. Normally if a notebook comes apart like that on me, I’d be inclined to throw it away – but I love this notebook so much that I just patched it up and moved on. I’m sure the problem was because I stuffed my journal with stuff and it just got too fat for its britches.
I have two of these notebooks – one in blue with the saying “Today is the Day” (my main bujo) and the other in lime green with the saying “Life is what you make it.” I use the green one as my learning journal where I keep notes from classes, books, podcasts or seminars I attend.