I started the background to match the school uniform using a blue piece of cardstock and laying a white 5" piece of white paper vertically down the middle. I trimmed the edges with washi tape from the kit. As there was not enough washi to do the full length of the page I have left the middle is it would have been covered anyway, giving the illusion it goes through all the way. Then I have placed the photo's and embellishments horizontally across the middle.
Let's take a closer look at this embellishment cluster from left to right. I have used the Alphabet printed paper from the kit in the background and so it stretches across the full length of the page I have cut it and placed them on the edges while I fill in the middle. I have also used the lines paper and punched holes in it like folder refills. I fussy cut the apple and laid the crotcheted apple on top with the gorgeous little ABC embellishment. I then tied a bow with some blue string through the punched hole.
Next, we move on to the photo which I have matted on the black lines block from the kit and then overlayed the yellow back to school frame die cut. Then affixed its top and bottom with the "Back to School" washi tape. (I have also affixed it with tape underneath. To the right of the photo, I have attached the apple paperclip and the clock flair (which coincidently would have been the time he started school). The title of this layout doesn't really stand out which is something different for me but I have mixed it in with the embellishment cluster "First day of school"
Over to the far right of the page now and it is a little lighter on the embellishments that the rest. You can see the other part of the alphabet patterned paper sticking out. I have used some more cut-outs to extend the cluster a little and added a little interest with the stars. And that's it...what a great kit. I just added a little journaling below the photo of the lined paper. Below is the finished layout.