The layouts were both quick and easy to do (as the patterned papers are already in strips of 2x12), just cut them to whatever size you want, ink the edges and stick to your background cardstock. I used the red dotted swiss card to mat my photos, cut some swirls in green card (to add the flowers to). The options on adding the buttons to the flowers are plenty. I opted for sewing them to the flowers on the first layout and just sticking (double-sided tape works well) them on the other layout. You could use other mediums, such as twine, wool etc. to give more texture to the layout.
I think flowers and buttons are really versatile embellishments you can have on your layouts as there is so much you can do with them - give them a try!