Here is the first page of my son's July layout. I used the month paper and decided to stay away from too much 4th of July themed embellishments. Instead, I used beige and burgundy with some blue dotted paper. I love my son in this picture and thought the color scheme worked well with his shirt.
The other side of the layout focused on a visitor we had in the month of July. My son happened to be wearing the same shirt when she came to visit, so it worked out well for the layout. I used the cricut to cut the age of my son and the stars. I always journal by hand. I like the personal touch it gives my pages.