I disrtressed my papers a bit using some of the Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz. I like to use a cut apart sponge--one of the round ones you buy at the craft stores. I usually cut them into four pieces. Very inexpensive! I punched my own centers for the Prima Flowers and added a button. The Verve sentiment is stamped on a doily that I cut with one of my Papertrey doily dies--gotta LOVE them!