See the original Wearing Boppa's Hat page here:
I like the four-square design for this sort of page because you don't have to line everything up perfectly, the layers can be slightly askew (adding to the playfulness of the page I think) and while there are embellishments, they are minimal and tucked into (or onto) the squares.
Papers are mostly from Echo Park (About a Boy and A Boy's Life collections). Embellishments are from Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, and Crate. And the title is made up of lettering from the A Boy's Life sticker sheet and the red corrugate alphas are a Thickers set I picked up from Tuesday Morning quite a while ago.
Reinventing the wheel...not always necessary!