2016: Boston – Freedom Trail – Ye Olde Union Oyster House
An excellent spot to have lunch while you are on your Freedom Trail journey is the Union Oyster House which is America’s oldest restaurant. This spread celebrates our meal at this unique and historical eatery.
As with the other spreads I created for our journey on the Freedom Trail, I used a strip of bricks to bring the set together. The left hand side of the spread has the place mat from the restaurant, which I used my paper trimmer to cut so that part of it would be on the right hand page. This was the only way to fit in onto the spread as it was wider than 12 inches. The method I use for this is to put the two background pages next to each other, use adhesive tabs to adhere the place mat on both pages. Then I turn them over and use the paper trimmer to cut right along the seam between the two pages.
I created a pocket on the right hand page to hold the menu and brochures (Learn How to create pockets). I added the business card and a pack of matches to finish out the ephemera collection. I used an X-acto knife to cut away the top two layers of matches so that it would lay flat on the layout.