2018: Gatlinburg Vacation – Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
Another great attraction in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge is the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud Theatre. The food is amazing (and unlimited) and the show is great. I would suggest hitting an early show so that you can eat your fill! I would suggest arriving early so that you can see around the building and have an opportunity to browse through the gift shop. It is also good to be one of the first one’s seated because you will get your food and be able to enjoy the show when it starts.
The two page spread that you see above is actually the Title page that opens up to reveal a Panoramic 4 page spread of our time at this great location and event. You can see in the middle of the spread that I used brown strips and black metal brads to represent a set of barn doors that you open to reveal the inside.
I used wood flooring photographic background pages to represent the theme of a barn or log cabin. I was able to find the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud logo online, and used Cricut Design Space to carefully manipulate the design in order to cut it out on my Cricut Machine. This was a laborious process, but I was really happy with the way that it turned out.
The picture on the right hand side of the page is from the official photos taken at the beginning of the event and I bordered it in yellow and red to match the colors of the logo on the left hand side of the page.
Now — to see the inside:
You may want to click on the image so that you can see a larger version of it. The first panel on the left has another green screen version of our “official” photo and our tickets. I like to put tickets onto my pages as it helps to define the place, date and time of the event. I used a double border on the photograph to help it stand out a little more on the page. The third and fourth panels have additional pictures from the event, both before during, and after, and I used the metal pine tree brad on these two pages to tie this spread to the overal Gatlinburg vacation pages.
One of my favorite parts about this entire spread is the second panel from the right – containing the brochure from the location (which is affixed to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it can be opened and viewed) AND a cutout of an outhouse. I used my Cricut Machine to cut out the outhouse, and the door of the outhouse is actually on the outside of the plastic page protector so that it can be opened to see what is happening inside :)! You should be able to move the scroll bar in the photo below to open the door and see for yourself if you dare!
Creating this feature was actually pretty difficult because I was using a panoramic page protector and it was difficult to get my big ole hands in there. I strengthened the door “hinges” with cellophane tape on the back so that they would last longer, and then used a Crop-A-Dile Big Bite Punch to put a hole through outhouse so that the door could be attached with the brads. I used an Exacto knife to carefully put a small hole in the plastic page protector for the brad to fit through as well.
I also used a brad to serve as a door handle, and used a black piece of cardstock for the back of the door to hide the tape that was used to strength the cardboard hinges for when the door is open.