Queen for a Day Mother’s Day Card

Queen for a Day Mother’s Day Card for Petaloo

Hello, Friends!  When I was a little girl, I remember watching an afternoon show with my mom called “Queen for a Day.”  We would snuggle up together on the couch and wait for the announcer to call out, “Do YOU want to be Queen for a Day?” at which point the women in the audience would clap and shout and cheer.  A few would be picked to come on stage and be interviewed, and finally the contestant who received the most applause would be crowned “Queen for a Day” complete with a tiara, a fur-trimmed red velvet robe, a bouquet of long stemmed roses,and loads of fabulous prizes…like a washer and dryer, kitchen appliances or maybe even a night out on the town. (Oh, how times have changed!)

This show obviously had a huge impact on my young mind, and for years when I made Mom her Mother’s Day card I would emblazon “Queen for a Day” across the front of the card because, let’s face it, Mom is supposed to be Queen for a Day on Mother’s Day!  My mom has been in heaven for a number of years now, but I still make at least one Mother’s Day card each year to give away.  This year, I used Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily to make this whimsical “If the Crown Fits” Mother’s Day Pocket Card.

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I layered up soft pink and gold and glittered papers with the gorgeous prints in Gilded Lily.  The “Queen” was fussy cut, and I rounded out her ball gown before I glued it down.  She is floating on a sea of gorgeous pink Petaloo Flowers: Velvet Dogwoods, Velvet Hydrangeas, Mini Blossoms and Canvas Dogwoods.

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Those sumptuous flowers,  fancy filigree corner, baby pink seam binding bow and copper crown charm make this card fit for a Queen!


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And if we’re going to “gild the lily” we might as well carry all this gorgeousness over to the inside of the card.  I love the sentiment panel on the left: “Keep Calm and Adjust Your Tiara.”  What mom out there hasn’t lived THAT day?  And look at all the lovely Ladies in Waiting on the right hand side of the card.  They are ready to answer Queen Mom’s every whim.

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The pocket on the right contains an ephemera card from the collection.  This gives you plenty of room to write Mom a mushy note, or a sweet memory.  Because at the end of the day, that’s what Mom really wants, isn’t it?  I dressed this up for the party by adding more Fancy Trims and a singular Velvet Dogwood Blossom and leaf.  ( Here’s a handy hint: when you glue down those pretty velvet leaves, “scrunch” them up a little with your fingers to make them look even more realistic! )

Tuck in a gift card for a day at the spa, and Mom will really feel like she’s Queen for a Day!

Thanks for stopping by!




Petaloo Products Used in this Project

Pink Vintage Velvet Dogwoods 1145-011

Pink Canvas Dogwoods 1121-211

Soft Pink Velvet Hydrangeas 1296-130

Ivory Assorted Blossoms 1263-200

Brown/Green Beaded Hat Pins 1474-038

White Crochet Lace Fancy Trim 1482-000

Other Products:

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily

 Pink Cardstock

Copper Glitter Cardstock

Gold Foil Cardstock

Baby Pink Seam Binding

White Filigree Corner

Copper Crown Charm

Foam Adhesive, 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scissors, Glossy Accents


10 thoughts on “Queen for a Day Mother’s Day Card

  1. Rosemary Schroader

    The card is absolutely beautiful, Kathy! I too remember “Queen for a Day” and in fact was just talking about it the other day…to someone who failed to see what excitement a washer and dryer produced. Someone much younger, of course!!

  2. Carol

    How lovely Kathy, this collection is just so elegant and beautiful. My mum is no longer with me now although always walks beside me. Funny how things from our past come to reminds us of such happy memories. X

  3. Marie Powers

    Your card is just magnificent ! I too remember Queen for a Day and all the days my mother and I would watch it. Thanks for the memories!

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