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This week I thought I’d try something a bit different for my weekly spread… a “Dutch Door”.
A Dutch Door (in the non journal sense) is a door cut in half that allows half of the door to be opened while the other half remains close (see pic below).
The term Dutch Door within the bullet journal context, describes a spread created when a central page (or pages) is cut to allow the page behind to be seen.
The benefit of this in a weekly spread is that you can create more room for daily entries whilst still being able to see an overview of the key weekly data.
To create my Dutch Door spread I removed the right hand section of my centre page, creating a vertical door.
The spread has a weekly overview on the left hand side that can be seen regardless of how the centre page is turned, (see video below). The spread was created using three key stencils: the Oops a Daisy MVP Stencil, Social Media Stencil and Fitness Stencil (for the water icons).
In the centre I have a half page for each day of the week. Each day has an area for the daily step count, a meal plan, water tracker and gratitude. Plus a blank area for notes/to-do’s etc.
As you can see from the image below I coloured each of the days of the week boxes (on the left hand side of the spread) different colours using my Faber Castell Poloychromos*. I then used these colours as the highlight colour on each of the corresponding daily sections.
On the right hand side of the spread I placed my social media icons. I use these to track followers of @oopsadaisyuk on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
I’m loving my Dutch Door layout. It has all the benefits of a weekly spread, in that you can see all the main information at a glance, but with extra room for daily tasks and information. This will definitely be a spread that I use again!
I’d love to see your interpretation of the Dutch Door spread. Tag me in your photos on Instagram @oopsadaisyuk with the hashtag #goingdutch.
Big Love and Happy Journaling