Close To My Heart has a great tool called a quilling tool. This is a great help for making flowers. If you look at the flowers in the post previous to this one you will see the flowers I made using the quilling tool. Can you make flowers without it.....yes, but for only 7.95 I wouldn't. It has a slot on the end which helps hold the paper as you roll it and then you use that slot to open up the petals of the flower. I would definitely add this tool to your collection.