One of the big things that attracted me to the Silhouette Cameo was that I could cut background shapes for 12x12 layouts. Here are a couple that I did this weekend.
For the Beach layout, I used this phrase shape, then inked the edges of it. I also made an outline of it and then used the negative space to make the patterned paper seem to outline it. The shells are stickers that I have had in my stash forever.
On this layout, the title, as well as the fire fighter emblem were cut with the Cameo. I think I got the journaling stamp in the dollar bin at Michaels. The little fire department ID came with the outfit that my son is wearing in the picture.