Every one of Scraptastic's Great Adventure kits include several shapes from an October Afternoon Sasparilla "flower sack" pack. There are stars, circles and flower shapes in complimentary patterns and colors. The fact that they come in different sizes makes them great for piling on top of each other to create a layered embellishment. Layer three or more shapes, in succeedingly smaller sizes, one on top the other. Finish off with a button or brad and you have a layered paper flower!
layering the papers for the flower on my page, I inked then slightly
curled the edges of the two bottom layers. This helped the papers to
stand out against each other and gave my flower added dimension. After
adhering my flower layers to each other, I punched holes corresponding to those on the
button, threaded and tied it on with a bit of twine.
kinds of flowers are a favorite of mine because they are fun, whimsical, and not too girly for boy layouts.
My particular shapes were already cut, but they could be made to match
any project from patterned papers you have on hand. I love