How to Make an Idea Journal

Whether you’re making an idea journal for yourself, as a gift or you want to sell idea journals, this video gives you the tips and suggestions you need. Plus, using tools like Canva makes it super easy to create a journal for personal or commercial use…and fast. You can even use our templates to make it even easier.

What is an Idea Journal and Why Would You Want to Keep One?

An idea journal is a place you can record and expand upon their creative thoughts, concepts, and inspirations across various areas of life….and how you would structure one is a very personal thing.

And idea journal lets people to nurture their creativity, organize their innovative ideas, and have a handy resource for future reference, helping them pursue new projects, solve problems, or simply engage in creative expression.

Many pages in an idea journal would probably be for completely free writing, but if you’re creating an idea journal for entrepreneurs or crafters, for example, it would be easier to make structured pages to facilitate idea brainstorming.

You could include prompts for:

o    Questions to inspire creative ideas
o    Prompts to help create goals for idea creation and implementation
o    Promote to document achievements
o    Creative ideas starters
o    Reflection and observation in one’s area of interest
o    Project progress documentation

If you want to learn more about making journal prompts, read or watch our journal prompt creation tutorial. Then, let's move onto making your journal.

How to Create an Idea Journal Using Canva

Customize Your Idea Journal

The video at the top of this page shows you how to edit your idea journal cover, by customizing fonts, understanding layers, adding text and images...and customizing it to a particular niche. In this case, we turned it into a craft ideas journal.

It also demonstrates creating a "My Next Craft Project" brainstorming page for your journal and includes other journal customization tips. 

Make it Easy with Our Idea Journal Canva Template and 300 Copy-Paste Writing Journal Prompts

Idea Journal Templates

To make it easier to get started, creating our own idea journal for commercial or personal use, we have the templates to get you started.

Let us help make fast work of creating and publishing your idea journal to spark endless ideas and launch new projects.

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