Authentique Flawless Queen Mum Mother’s Day Gift Ensemble for Authentique Group Post
Hello, Friends! Mother’s Day is literally just around the corner. Moms should be treated like royalty on this special day, so I created this Queen Mum Mother’s Day Gift Ensemble with the Authentique Flawless Collection. I had my own precious mother in mind while creating these paper pretties. Her favorite color was pink…so I think she would approve.
I know Mother’s Day is not always a happy day for every woman out there. For those of you who find it hard to get through this day because of bad memories, grief over the loss of your mother, or sadness at never having been able to become a mom, I offer you a gentle hug. My own mom passed in 2015, so it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to celebrate with her. My goal each year is to spend some time remembering her and celebrating her life.
A Tribute to My Mom…the Queen of My Heart!
My mom had every reason in the world to be a real “stinker.” Born into very humble circumstances, her parents divorced and gave her away when she was only 4 years old. She was sent to live with a very cold and aloof aunt. She was never hugged, never tucked in at night, never told she was beautiful or smart or loved. Yet she did not become bitter or inflict her sad life on the life of her 5 children.
My mother was joy personified. She was always singing, always ready for a good laugh, always ready to lend a helping hand, always quick to embrace us, praise us, encourage us and sacrifice for us. Her heart was open to those who needed a mother’s love, even if they were pretty unlovable. A brilliant mind, creative soul and adventurous spirit made her into a remarkable mother. So I celebrate her on this special day.
Queen Mum Shaker Trinket Box
The first item in this ensemble is the Queen Mum Shaker Trinket Box. This is 5″ x 7″ altered book box with an acrylic shaker frame on top.
TIP: Cover the foam adhesive sides of the shaker frame with 1/4″ strips of patterned paper.
Because my mom was an avid letter writer, I designed a set of simple note cards and matching envelopes to go inside the box.
And because my mom loved to make lists, I created a little matching note pad to tuck inside, too.
Mom would have loved all this pink!
Queen Mum Easel Shaker Card
Use the same image on the easel card. This ties it together with the trinket box and makes for a lovely presentation.
Die cut a border from the black damask pattern. Then back it with pink cardstock to create a stunning border.
Here’s a look at the inside of the card. All of these quotes make me think of my mom.
I had just enough room to add a box style treat pocket on the top of the easel.
Create a 3″ x 3″ envelope for tea and chocolate with an envelope punch. Then tuck in a special demitasse spoon to complete the trio.
Years ago I found a quote from Pearl S. Buck, one of my mom’s favorite authors. I think of it every Mother’s Day because it is so true.
“Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together”
May you all be treated like a Queen on Mother’s Day!
- Authentique Flawless
- 12×12 Collection Pack (includes die cut elements)
- 6×6 Paper Bundle
- Amazing Paper Grace Spellbinder Dies
- Vintage Treasures Mini Note Pad Holder
- Tiara Rondelle
- Rose & Filigree Duo Slip In Card
- Tiered Rosettes (I used just the lacy border piece)
- Reneabouquets Printed Beauty Board Frame
- Lilac Lane Sequins
- Melissa Frances Resin Crown
- Charcoal Shimmer Satin Ribbon
- Iridescent Metallic String
- G45 Black Book Box (5″ x 7″ retired)
- Clear Cardstock
- Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame
- Foam Adhesive Strips
- Box Feet
- Little Birdie Flowers
- Buttons, Vintage Brooch and lace trim from my stash