Prima Fruit Paradise Hanger Card and Homemade Jam
Happy Monday, Friends! I thought I’d pop in quickly this morning to share a Prima Fruit Paradise Hanger Card. The weekend here was (thankfully) uneventful and unexpectedly sweet. Dale and I had been waiting for the rains to stop so we could go out and harvest our first real crop of plums from our little tree in the back yard. We could see ripe fruit on the branches (and on the ground) but with Bertha moving through, it was too wet too pick. So first thing Saturday morning, we went out to gather in those sweet and juicy stone fruits. The hope was to get enough fruit to make a small plum crisp.
Well, that little tree is an over-achiever! I literally filled one side of my kitchen sink with dozens and dozens of ripe plums. What do you do with an abundance of sweet summer fruit? Yep. You make jam! Dale helped me pit and cut up a huge pile of plums. We both had sticky plum juice running up our forearms as we worked. Next we combined 15 cups of cut up plums with 5 cups of organic sugar and got jammin’!
A little over an hour later, we had a lovely pot of the prettiest homemade jam! Here’s a photo of the “fruits” of our labors! And yesterday, I did pick enough to make that small plum crisp…and it was delicious!
So all this fruit got me thinking about my Prima Fruit Paradise paper, and I had to make a little paper pretty to share with you here.
Fruit Paradise Hanger Card
This little cutie is made with scraps from the collection. It only measures about 4 3/4″ x 6 1/2″. An odd size, I know…but I was using up scraps of the pink cardstock and designer paper that were left over from another special project that I’ll share with you tomorrow. The card does not open. Instead I stitched a pocket to the front and suspended it from this cute shabby chic hanger. So I call it a hanger card.
I mixed handmade flowers with a Little Birdie rose, stitched pink gingham ribbon in the center of white ruffled satin, added vintage buttons, a novelty button and a key to the hanger. It is so cute in real life!
Then I made a little note card with one of the 3×4 images in the collection to tuck in that pocket.
This was such a quick and easy project, I think I’ll make more for the Etsy shop. I think it’s a great summer kitchen decor idea.
So that’s all for me this morning! What did you all do this weekend? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!