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7 creative uses for your Bambook notebook

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Let's get creative!

You don’t have to consider yourself an artist or writer to be creative with your notebook. Whether you’re an avid hobbyist or not, there are plenty of good reasons out there to put pen to paper and to get creative! In this blog you’ll find a couple of ideas to inspire you!

Every page is an opportunity

to learn from your mistakes.

A blank page.

It represents potential.

A fresh start.

However, staring at a blank page can also feel quite daunting, doesn’t it? Not knowing where to begin or being afraid of getting it wrong. Want our advice? Face the page and overcome your inner perfectionist! Trust and enjoy the creative process. You can always erase after all.

Here are a few ideas on how to get creative with your erasable Bambook notebook:

Calligraphy handlettering

1. Practice lettering

Whether you’re looking to master calligraphy, or just want to tighten up your own handwriting, using your notebook to practice lettering is a great activity to relax and gather your thoughts. Lettering can be learned and mastered with time, patience, practice, and.. an erasable notebook.

Here are a few tips from Dutch Dana on how to get started:

  • Find your style

Start by deciding on what type of handwriting you like. Think graceful calligraphy letters or sleek block letters or with an extra twist. In the image below you can see some examples of different fonts and how to make them. These are some basic fonts but you can easily add your own twist to them, by adding dots and lines for example.

ABC lettering example Bambook
  • Balance & structure

With lettering, it is important that you pay attention to the composition and balance. What does that mean? Simply put: If the distance is the same on both sides, your design will look and feel much more balanced. The ‘weight’ is distributed equally on each side. The dotted pages are perfect for this! By leaving the same number of dots empty on both sides, your composition will sit nicely in the center of your page.

composition and balance lettering
  • Time to decorate!

To spice up and decorate the text, it is nice to add some doodles, banners and drawings. Below are some examples to show how you can do that. With this you can really add your own spin to it. You can always get new inspiration from sources like Pinterest.

Doodles in Bambook
  • Mix things up

Combine lettering with doodles and play around with different types of text and compositions. Or use our coloured Bambook markers to really enhance your designs. 

Save lives plant trees Bambook
  • Scan your design & save for later

Use the Bambook app to scan & digitize your design. 

Digitalise lettering with Bambook app
How to doodle Bambook

2. Doodling

Doodling is also an accessible way to have fun, improve your focus and relax on its own. It is not about the result, but about the act of drawing lines and shapes. You don’t have to be a drawing talent for this exercise!

Laura shows you how to doodle step by step.

Crochet bambook notebook

3. Crochet notebook

Evelyne from Welkrea & Mike’s Creatieve Wereld use their Bambook notebooks for their crochet projects. How? You may ask. Well, you can use it to write down the pattern name, materials used, start date, and any notes you need to remember. Everything from the yarn and hook size, to all the notes about special stitches. You could also include a section that keeps track of your yarn inventory. There are a lot of different ways to get your crochet and craft projects organized. Pick the one that suits you!

Tip: compose your own Bambook and select the pages to best fit your needs! We’d recommend choosing a notebook with an elastic binder so you can also add in any reference material.

Check out Mike's in-depth product review

4. Bullet Journalling

Life can be really stressful. Journalling is a great way to reflect on life and create order in chaos. While doing so, you can also unleash your creativity. A golden combination!

A Bullet Journal is a notebook in which you can keep track of all kinds of things: Future planning, monthly, weekly and daily spreads, to-do lists, wish lists, ideas for a project, memories or habit tracking. You name it!

The best part about a bullet journal is that you can decide for yourself how you like to set it up. If you also enjoy lettering and doodling, a bullet journal is perfect for that! On social media and Pinterest you can find lots of inspiration! Below you’ll find some example spreads to get you started.

Weekly spread bullet journal bambook

5. Draw from memory challenge

If you were asked to draw a picture of a koala from memory, could you do it? Give it a try! The purpose of this is to inspire you for new drawing ideas and improve your visual memory. Here are a few prompts to get you started:

  • Squirrel
  • Panda
  • Flamingo

Follow us on Tiktok to see how the Bambook team handled this challenge.

Composing music with bambook

6. Writing music

Get your musical ideas down on paper! 

The music sheet pages that you can select with the Classic Notebook or Composed Notebook are ideal for musicians, sound designers and songwriters. Each page consists of 11 staffs, perfect for jotting down harmonies, melodies and musical ideas.

For students who need to turn in music sheets as assignments, or composers who want to share their projects with others, you can also use the Bambook app to scan & digitize your musical notes. 

7. Craft to-do list & tracker

  • Craft to-do list

Another new idea for a craft or project? Jot it down in your Bambook notebook! If you are anything like the Bambook content team, you get so many crazy ideas of what to make. Keeping lists of projects is a brilliant thing!

  • Craft habit tracker

Make it a habit to make art regularly and make a routine out of it! See where creativity fits into your daily or weekly schedule. With constant practice, you’ll get better! Track your creative activities with the habit tracker in your Do-book!

Literally Limitless

While this list covers 7 creative ways to use your Bambook notebook, there are no limits to what you can do! The blank page offers you complete freedom to do whatever you want. The possibilities are limitless. Quite literally. Because your notebook will never be completely filled up.

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