This is a really cool picture with recognizable pictures of D.C. It's a shame the pictures will cover a good portion of the details, but it came just as expected and well before the estimated arrival date. It was well packaged, ensuring the pages wouldn't be destroyed had it been raining or the mailmen were uncareful or something. I think I might buy from scrapbook.com from now on for all of my scrapbooking needs.
Paper such as this is why I use 12"X 18" scrapbooks & photo albums.
I would never cover up this paper! I would cut 6" of a coordinating paper to butt-up aside of this beautiful paper; add a 1"X 12" vertical strip of coordinating "glitzy" paper in between the two; frame a 4"X6" vertical photo in the same "glitzy" paper frame and mount this framed photo on the 6" side.
"Voila" Beautiful intro page for your event!