I am quite into making these paper flowers at the moment. If i'm honest I like instant gratification when I am making things. They are just 3 circles (use punches or just draw around 3 objects of different sizes) and scrunch up. The more you scrunch the better as you get that really shabby chic look. Then just pierce the centre and use a brad to decorate.
I used paper, stamp (don't remember which collection it's from) all from graphicus.co.uk., I used other little bits like the velvet ric-rac and a crystal trinket pin (which didn't come through well in the photo) from my stash. The flower was inked around the edges and sprayed with some Tattered Angels glimmer spray.