The next kind of flowers I attempted were individual petaled flowers. I had been loathe to try these at first, but I wasn't getting the kind of variety from just making roses that I had hoped for. I adapted a pattern from Fun to Wear Fabric Flowers for the petals, and made the center out of a button.
Start by cutting several strips of ribbon or fabric (about 3" long by 2"). You will also need either a button or a piece of something hard to be the center of the flower. If you want, you can use beads for embellishment. I recommend buttons though, especially ones without holes in the center so they don't look like buttons. You will also need a trusty hot-glue gun.