I found an inspiring blog : Market Nine Home by Kristie Shelton. This woman is seriously creative and talented. I don't know where she gets the inspiration and ideas but she is one of a kind.
I found paper roses on her site and really wanted to try it and I felt like I could do it because her instructions are so detailed http://kristieshelton.com/?p=469
It's not my idea so I encourage you to look at her beautiful blog.
This was my first try with an old book I had picked up at the thrift store a few weeks ago.
Even for a craft klutz like me it's surprisingly easy.