I love the Close to My Heart VersaMat as it is easy to get those diagonal cuts and straight placements.
Because I had "left overs" from the original projects, I used these and stamps to embellish my pages.
Below are the Layouts 2 and 3 - regular and then embellished.
One could use stamps and Cricut shapes and letters to do the same thing. You could also use this layout with different paper and get a very different look.
Remember that you can always turn your pages 1/4 turn and get very different looks as well. You can use the 1/2 page protectors for 4x6 and 3x4 photos or use Flip Flaps if you have extra photos but don't want to keep making pages. See what you can do for Halloween!