I've never made it a secret of my love for the cute and bright designs that Doodlebug produces. They make some of the cutest theme-y papers and products in the industry. I dug into my stash of one of their older Christmas collections to pull together a festive page of my kiddos visiting Santa back in 2012.
Since I went so 'literal' with the supplies and theme of the page, I challenged myself to get creative with the journaling. Instead of telling the story from my perspective, I chose to write a letter to Santa in the voice of my children. It was fun to document the memory from what I imagined would have been their perspective and gives the page a little more depth and meaning than the typical who, what, when where, why summary.
Again, to mix up the predictably of using a themed collection for it's intended theme, I got creative with the patterned paper. Rather than use the paper in strips, squares or large pieces I chose to cut in in the shape of leaves (hand drawn) and scatter them down the right side of the page as if they were falling.
I hope these pages show you that even if you stick to the predictability of a themed product, there are plenty of other ways to infuse your own creativity into your design and journaling!
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