Yesterday I was browsing the Paper Tray Ink website and noticed that you can "try before you buy" their patterned paper. Here's the link to cut and paste in your browser, or you can click on the title of my post to go directly:
Just click on any of the sample titles and you will get a PDF file that you can print. The samples come out in 2"x 2" squares which I thought would be perfect for quilt type cards.
Here's a snowman card I made after downloading the "Rustic Snowflake" paper. The stamp is by Imaginesce, and I did 'faux stitching' around each block.