I did this layout for my youngest guy's upcoming birthday. He is going to be 11.
I used the following, the circle paper is Basic Gray Granola Paper pack. Let me tell you this paper doesn't not play well with the cricut. I tried to cut a few things with and it every piece ripped. It was aggravating. The blue cardstock is StampinUP
The circles are cut (two circles) from Paper Pups (Happy Birthday) @ 2 1/4" on page 92 and the full circle from Graphically Speaking @ 3" on page 66. I ran this thru the Cuttlebug as well.
Close up of of the 11's, I inked and put some of faux stitching around them to make them pop. They are cut from Graphically Speaking, pg 68, cut at 2".
I also doubled up by photo mat as well. I am thinking I will use a 4x6 photo, so the mats are cut at 4.5 x 7 and 5 x 7.5. I love the layered look and never think to do it on a page, so this week's theme helped me remember that.
Have a GREAT Monday!!