2009: Dixie Stampede
For Spring Break of 2009 we went with my parents to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. The first night that we were there we went and saw the Dixie Stampede, which is a must see show if you are in the area. It is a dinner theatre event within a horse arena – so you can imagine the fun that you will have.
This first spread showcases photos taken outside of the venue. We had will-call tickets and so we got there super early – too early in fact:) – but my friends and family will tell you that I get places too early all of the time. It did though, afford us time to look around and get some great pictures which you can see on the right hand page.
The left hand page has the picture that was taken as we were entering the event in its jacket. You can see what it looks like in the photo to the left when it is opened. I added the program from the event to the left hand side of the jacket and used a brad and a small metal picture frame to hold it in place so that it doesn’t flap open when the jacket is opened. By sliding the picture frame down it releases the program so that you can open it up to read it.
As you can see from this picture the right hand side of the photo jacket is behind the plastic sheet protector, and the left hand side is above it. This helps to protect the photograph within the jacket.
Here are the steps to take if you wish to create a similar effect:
- Place the background paper inside the plastic protector
- Place the picture folder on top of the plastic protector where you want it to be
- Slide the picture folder to the right about 1/4 of an inch, so that the fold of the picture folder would overlap the plastic a little on the left side. This keeps the plastic protector from tearing when people are viewing the page.
- Use an Exacto knife to carefully score the plastic.
- Use a pair of sharp pointed scissors to carefully cut along the scored line.
- Put sticky tabs on the back of the picture folder and slide it through the cut in the plastic and then push down on the plastic and picture folder to secure it in place.