Home Sweet Home Thanksgiving

Well, today is election day in the U.S.  I’ve been out and done my duty/exercised my constitutional right.  I enjoyed catching up with several of my neighbors as we waited in line this morning.  It’s a beautiful, crisp day!  It will soon be cold enough that we won’t see much of each other — just dashing to and from cars….unless we’re shoveling.

Anyway, I’ve had the idea of being Thankful and Thanksgiving on my mind for a few days.  Let me start with being Thankful.  I’m Thankful that you choose to spend part of your day with me. And this seems a perfect time to show my thanks.

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Now for Thanksgiving, I’ve begun thinking about my tablescape.  It won’t be long now.

First for me are the place cards.

While that idea can seem kind of formal, think about it as another opportunity to decorate your table.  We have no assigned seating at my Thanksgiving — but I love to make things with which to decorate.

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A couple of weeks back, I made a list of all of the alternate things I could think of for the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  As soon as a boat popped into my head — I thought that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

While I didn’t, you could pop a couple of pieces of chocolate into the boat as an after dinner treat.  Or if you’re not hosting, these would be fun gifts for friends or the host to let them know they are appreciated.

Home Sweet Home Thanksgiving place card - close up - from theartfulinker.com

I used the Home Sweet Home Thinlits to cut out two pieces from Soft Suede.  After adhering the two pieces, I cut off the unwanted piece (it has a point at the top).

Tip: When adhering the two die cut pieces make sure that one pointed section is on an outside edge.

Then I stamped those pieces with the Hardwood stamp inked with Early Espresso.

Tip: Since the Hardwood stamp has lots of straight lines, you’ll want to stamp one panel at a time.  This is easy to do when you fold up the panels so that only one at a time makes contact with the stamp.

Then just finish assembling the pieces using Tear and Tape.

Next, I cut ovals for my sail using the Layering Ovals dies – wish I had the Stitched Shapes dies in hand!  They would have added some nice detail.  Anyway…I cut a scalloped oval from Very Vanilla cardstock and a plain oval from Sahara Sand and glued them together.

Then, I added a Gold Glimmer Paper banner cut with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.

After writing the name with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker, I punched holes at the top and bottom of the sail with my 1/8″ punch.

Once I carefully slid the sail onto my 6″ long skewer, I hot glued the skewer into the Home Sweet Home boat.

Finally, I cut a 3/8″ x 3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the top flag.  Using my Bone Folder I gave it a little dimension before attaching it to the skewer mast with a Glue Dot.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Home Sweet Home Thanksgiving Boat.

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