I love these Huntington pages. They incorporate leftovers from the fall candle I decorated. The leaf background is what was left from a barn red page after I cut all the backs out for my leaves. I carried over the theme on the next page with 3 more cutouts from another page of barn red cardstock. That's the cutout (overlay) on top a duo paper from the Huntington kit. I just pieced the background from scraps on the right side, beneath the 3 cutouts (not a full sheet).
A few tricks on these pages. In the above (right page) the giant colonial white leaf in between the pages will be used for journaling or a date. I liked the natural hemp addition. I made a little bow with 3 loops on either side and then tied it close with another piece.
You can grab and recycle a cardboard box. Cut a piece quite a bit smaller than the mat you are using. Tape the cardboard to the back of the mat, then tape it down to your page. It gives depth to your picture, and allows you to tuck embellishments under the edge, so they peek out.