Aside from using solid colored card stock I used "Nursery Rhyme" patterned paper by Debbie Mumm. I got it from Joann's a few years ago, but I think they still carry it.
When preparing the files for cutting I decided to go a little bit larger than normal. The assembled pieces measure approx. 51/2 inch. to 6 inch. in height. As always all the pieces were inked using TH distress inks.