Monday, November 24, 2008

Sailing into Thanksgiving!

Aren't these just the cutest little Mayflower Boats???!!! Qbee has posted her wonderful templates here in the forums over on Split Coast Stampers. I stamped my boats with a woodgrain stamp from All Night Media. She didn't include a sail - so I just drew one from a picture of the Mayflower I found when I Googled it. Of course the real one had many sails - but you get the idea!! I distressed and sponged the edges of the sail and curved it a little to give the feeling of the wind filling it - I attached the top and bottom edges to the mast with super tacky tape. You need strong adhesive because when you curve the sail - there is a little tension and the sail wants to pop off the mast!

I stamped the names using my Just Rite 2 5/16 round wooden stamper and the Brayton 50 point font letters.
I will be sailing these ships to my sister's for Thanksgiving to use as place names on her dinner table.
I've filled them with yummy sugar spiced nuts (well, not quite filled - I have to make another batch! Somehow the nuts kept disappearing as I was making these boats ?!?!!)Peanutbee (Denise) has a wonderful recipe for these on her blog (tell her I sent you over to find it!)
I hope you try these for your Thanksgiving table!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
Stamps: wood grain background stamp: All Night Media, Just Rite Stampers Brayton Font 50 point
Paper: Naturals Ivory, caramel: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Butterscotch: Adirondack
Accessories: super tacky tape, sponge


Renee said...

How cute are these! I love them!

Anonymous said...

Love how you personalized your boats using your JustRite Font!!

dpkennedy said...

Wait a minute...I don't see mine? Oh, I'm not invited? Maybe next year then...

I love these! What a super idea for a place card! They came out great!

Deanna said...

These are so cute!

Shirley said...

How cute! and a really creative thought on the sails!