A Mixed Bouquet

Perhaps you are looking for a gift for yourself or someone who loves flowers…

I recently purchased this book of creative floral inspiration, Botanica from Uppercase Magazine:


It includes a mixed bouquet of art mediums and artists who are fascinated with all things floral.  The colorful art and articles are truly inspirational! 🙂

When I give a book as a gift, I like to include a handmade bookmarker with it.

They are easy to make, like this one below:


I decorated white cardstock with a simple pattern, glued a paintchip sample from Home Depot, stamped a face from a rubber stamp onto white tissue paper and glued the tissue paper to the paint sample with a glue stick.  I finished it by punching a hole in the top, adding some colorful yarn and a wooden bead.

Bookmarkers make great gifts – with or without a book – and can be personalized with a special handwritten note on the back.


With a bookmarker, you don’t need to purchase a greeting card… It is a treasure like a good book!

Do you have a favorite book that you like to give as a gift?  Please share!

Cheers! 🙂

21 responses to “A Mixed Bouquet

  1. The cover of that book is beautiful I can imagine what the inside holds. Creative idea for bookmark too! I tend to give inspirational books to family/friends. Recently received a book as gift, “In the Company of Woman,” by Grace Bonney .. Beautiful collection of creative woman in business doing their thing, love reading their stories, & insights on what they do!

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  2. What a lovely gift idea Jill, so creative and everyone really appreciates a hand made gift! Your creativity soared when you came up with the adorable book mark, and the floral book looks beautiful, I would love to receive that!

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  3. Jill, you amaze me! You can take the simplest idea and turn it into a masterpiece. I love the bookmarks and now you have me curious about this new book.

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    • Hi Sharon, thank you for your kind comments. ❤️ It is a beautiful book, I haven’t read all of it yet but I like the variety of artists and art mediums. And I do love flowers! 🌿🌸 Lots of good inspiration in it! 👍

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  4. I love the bookmark. You inspired me to go back to my Uppercase magazines. I had ordered some of the older issues and as I quickly went through them I discovered some great postcards that were inserted inside and a lot of art ideas that I had missed or forgotten about. Thank you.

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    • Thanks Carol! 😃 Bookmarkers are so fun to make… I wonder if this is a project you could do with your granddaughter? Maybe you could use some of her art and make a bookmarker for her mom? ❤️ Just a thought.
      I love my Uppercase Magazines, they are so filled with inspiration and I love the little goodies that come tucked inside. 🌸


  5. Jill can you recommend some of your favourite back issues of Uppercase?

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  6. This is a great idea. How come I never thought about it!? Just bought a book for a friends birthday next week. So I now what I will make this weekend – a bookmark card! 🙂 Thanks!

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    • I’m glad you like the idea, Mel 😃 Greeting cards have gotten so expensive, plus I like the idea of being able to re-use it 🌼❤️ Thank you for commenting.


  7. Books are always good gifts! and I may have to steal the bookmark-as-card idea. (K)

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  8. A wonderful treasure! Love your bookmarker! A beautiful fabulous idea! 😍

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