I did a couple of layouts based on this one from Christmas with the Cricut. I used a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and the photo corners are from Jasmine. For the 8x8 album I placed the photo horizontally. I also used pop up dots behing the photo corners.
The tag for the 8x8 album is a little bit big for the for the 6x12 mat. You could squash the tag to fit vertically and then cut a rectangle for the bottom of the tag and piece it together.
Click here for the cut file 12x12.
Click here for the cut file 8x8
Recipe:Cartridges: George, Jasmine,Tags Bags Boxes and More; Paper: 12x12 or 8x8 background paper, Blue and dark maroon card stock, card stock for the photo mats, white, pink and blue, scraps for the photo corners