Cancun 2017: Chichen Itza 1

Cancun 2017: Chichen Itza

Cancun 2017: Chichen Itza 1
One of the places in the world that has been on my bucket list for many years is Chichen Itza, which is a Mayan city centered around a large pyramid.  This was the one thing that I wanted to do on this trip, and I was afraid that my son would not like the trip because it would feel “Historical” and “Museum-y”.  But at the end of the trip I asked him what his favorite thing was – and he said that it was this day!  This is an amazing location and I believe that if you are anywhere near this area it is a must see destination.

I created a six page spread for the time spent at Chichen Itza using 2 panoramic fold-out page protectors.  This allows for a double spread to open up onto a 4-page spread which you can see below.    For the opening double spread I cut out a full 12×12 title page using my Cricut Machine for the left hand side, and then I used the remaining circle to create a frame for a professional picture taken at the location along with our two tickets for entrance.  I bordered the picture in the same colors that can be found in the title on the left hand page to help tie the two pages together.

Cancun 2017: Chichen Itza 2
This second picture reveals the inside of the panoramic view.  I encourage you to click on the picture to enlarge it so that you can see more detail in the photographs.  There are three design features that I want to point out on this 4 page spread – all done to tie all 4 together:

  1. If you look closely at the background on pages 2 and 3 (right in the middle) you can see a cutout of the Pyramid – this is the same cut as on the opening page.  I used a 12×24 mat to cut this so that it would go across 2 pages.  I know that it is very subtle – but I enjoy when the viewer realized that it is there.
  2. Notice that the arrangement of the photographs on page 1 and 2 match, and that the pattern is slightly different on pages 3 and 4 which match.
  3. Notice that the background paper and borders on page 1 and 3 match, and that a different matching color scheme matches pages 2 and 4.


Xichen Tour walk through the history in the heart of the Mayan cities of Chichen Itza, package with transportation and buffet meals. Cancun, Yucatan

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