card with patterned paper

Hi! Today I have a fun card using patterned paper and other goodies from the March card kit by SimonSaysStamp. If you want to win this card kit read along!

SSS March card kit

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I created my card using a couple of the patterned papers. In the video I go through the design principles and how you can follow the same idea to make similar cards with any paper pad that you have at home!

To get a vintage look I inked up the edges with vintage photo and created a few slits.

Cut out images from the patterned paper and tack them under the slits to create interest!

I also used my new deckle paper trimmer to get those lovely edges!

The sentiment was a combination of the two dies included in the kit and I also added a few gems for that extra something!

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SimonSaysStamp is giving away a kit the February card kit of my blg readers! Just leave me a comment below. The giveaway is open internationally. I will pick a winner and announce it HERE on Monday the 22nd of February. I always send an email too to the winners.


  1. Very nice kit and of course your card as well, Vicky,….as always I should say!? Take care and thank you to chance to win this beautiful kit! ?

  2. I love the card and the use of the patterned paper. Most of the time I don’t know what to do with papers that have an all over the page pattern. Thank you. Have a blessed day and stay safe.

  3. The slits cut into the patterned paper with the fussy cut flowers peeking through adds such an interesting effect! TFS! Beautiful card!

  4. This card kit is just “beautiful.”
    It inspires to create lots of cards and we would love to use matching dies. Thank you !!!!

  5. I am so amazed at how unique & beautiful your cards are. I always turn to your videos for inspiration. Thank you for sharing your talent! Keep safe & God bless!

  6. I love watching you craft! I do have so many pattered paper that this is inspiring me to use some for cards. Thank you and keep on inspiring!!

  7. I have tons of pattern paper and always struggle for ways to use it. Love your idea, such a pretty card. Thank you for the inspiration ?

  8. I ❤ the tugged away flowers cut from the lovely dp, such a sweet and stunning detail, thanks die the information Vicki!!

  9. I have been busy organizing my card room, boy did I need inspiration to use the DP I have been hoarding. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.

  10. As always, you are so inspiring and truly helpful. A easy design, beautifully executed. Thank you so much for all your hard work and helpful tips. Since I have this paper pad, I now have another design to use with it.?

  11. It’s always nice to see videos like this…gives inspiration for the paper pads sitting on your shelf. Love watching all the videos.

  12. Hi Vicky,
    I love the Hello Beautiful card that you made today. Your work is always pretty and inspiring! Stay safe and be blessed.

  13. You’re right – I have piles of patterned paper sitting waiting to be used! Today’s the day to start making inroads into using it. Thank-you for the nudge and the beautiful inspiration.

  14. Love your videos and this card is very simple and beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win this card kit! 🙂

  15. Great idea for using some of the patterned papers that I tend to horde! Love the little tuck-ins! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. You are by far my favorite to watch for making cards. I am always so inspired by you! Thank you for always giving us tips to use up our stash at home right along with our new pretty things. Not only are your cards always gorgeous, you are so pleasant and informative to listen to/read! TFS!

  17. I love the happy colours of the kit!! I also really enjoyed the idea of having flowers peek out from the paper!! 🙂

  18. Pastel colours are my favorites, keep coming back to those all the time. Thanks for the inspiration, lovely card.

  19. Such a beautiful card! I love the flowers and leaves tucked into the torn paper. I never think to do that!

  20. What a genius way to use up patterned paper. I have some I’ve been keeping and now I’m inspired to use it. I love your videos, you have such an artistic touch. Thank you!

  21. What beautiful cards. I have been a follower of yours for years. I have never failed to get some creative inspiration from watching you make cards and your beautiful art journals. I have found a comfortable place to turn to that makes my life better. Thank you.

  22. I love this idea of using up paper in my stash. I would love to see more card-making with the paper you already have in your stash. This gives me some idea of how to use up what I have.
    Thank you for sharing Vicky!

  23. Ooooh Vicky how beautiful your card. But you always make beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.?????

  24. What a beautiful card kit! Makes me want to open my widows right up to the coming season! It’s a beautiful kit and an inviting one to a promising Spring. Maybe 2021 will help us put behind last year’s funk…lol. Thank you so much for sharing such a simple but beautiful card, it has such a sweet overtone. :)))))

  25. Beautiful card. I have that trimmer on my wish list. Paper is lovely, too. I think we all have lots in our stash to duplicate this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Beautiful card as always! Flower pattern paper not trendy? Well, then I not trendy cause I use it a lot on my cards. The other day I was working on a card and I accidently tore the edge didn’t want to start over ( laziness). So I put an embellishment their. Never once thought 2 put it under the tear. That was brilliant! Hugs.

  27. Thank you for the giveaway. Your video was wonderful. What a lovely way to highlight pretty papers. Your little fold and tucks were a unique touch.

  28. πανεμορφη!
    What a great card. A series on using stashed pattern paper would be so useful.
    Have a peaceful and productive day, my friend.

  29. Gorgeous card, I’ll be getting out some paper pads this weekend after being inspired by your video,thanks ?

  30. Great ideas you have given for using my pretty patterned papers! I haven’t seen this idea before. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Your videos have been an inspiration when I cannot think of what to do. I love your different techniques and I love that you have given me a reason to use my paper pads.

  32. Thanks for sharing…What a lovely card!! I love the technique of the tearing and having the flowers and leaves peek thru. Beautiful spring kit.
    Have a great weekend!

  33. Beautiful card kit. I love the vintage card you made with this kit. Thanks again for your inspiration as always.

  34. I love your use of patterned paper. Truly inspired to get out my big stash of patterned paper and make something lovely.

  35. I just found your blog and this video was wonderful. It’s such a simple design. Can’t wait to try it. I would love to do it with SSS card kit. Hope I win.

  36. Thanks for sharing. I’m not too talented but do enjoy making cards. This is so helpful. You’re always inspiring me to try harder. ?

  37. I too forget to use my patterned paper. This is a great idea to tear the edge and roll it open! Beautiful card as always

  38. Thanks for the great card idea! It is certainly inspiring me to go look through my stash of patterned paper! Your ideas are always very inspiring and I love seeing the reminders of a new one in my inbox! The kit looks like it’s a lot of fun too?

  39. Lovely card, Vicky! I especially like the slits on the sides to add interest. I am certainly going to use this idea for my own cards and patterned papers!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  40. I have so many patterned papers because they’re beautiful and I love them but I never know what to do with them – thank you for the inspiration!

  41. What a unique way of using the pattern paper, added to my list of things to try. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  42. Dear Vicky!

    I’m your fan from Budapest 4 years ago. I waiting your videos every week too much. Thanks for your teaching! Best regards,
    Vicky from Hungary ?

  43. I love patterned paper and have tons and tons of it, but never seem to use it:) so I appreciate your tutorial. As always, your card is gorgeous! Thanks Vicki.

  44. I love your videos. They are my very favorite. I especially love the art journals. I’ve started a few of my own, and you are to blame! lol. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and inspiring so many of us.

  45. I have been going through all of my many, many paper pads this month and using them on cards, so this card idea comes at the perfect time! I love the simplicity of this card and I think that I’ll dig out a few word dies and make some of these this weekend. Thanks Vicky!

  46. I have been a fan of yours for years!!! I still look forward to your art journals every week and watch them several times!! I have incorporated soooo many techniques I’ve learned from you when making mini albums! Never stop please!!!!! Have a blessed day!

  47. What a beautiful card! I am a pattern paper “collector” and love all the designs but hesitate to use them. I thank you for the different techniques you used to spark my creativity instead of just slapping a piece of paper on a card front! I love your videos and can’t wait for each one. Have a blessed day.

  48. Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Βίκυ για την έμπνευση που μας προσφέρεις!
    Πολύ ανοιξιάτικη η καρτούλα!

  49. Gorgeous card Vicky! I love how you used the patterned paper and you reminded me to turn back those edges to show off even more! This is such a lovely Spring card and the flowers look hand painted. I enjoyed your video and appreciate watching you create! Have a wonderful weekend!

  50. Beautiful papers! Makes for a quick and lovely card. The inked edging really helps to add interest. The peek-a-boo flowers adds some fun!

  51. Not only have you made a truly lovely card, but you’ve used two of my favorite products from the SSS kit: the word dies and the patterned paper. ? I really like the way you’ve used them, too!

  52. Hi Vicky,
    I’ve been watching your videos for a while now, and I can never get tired of watching them. You are my go-to person when I need to be inspired by any project that I am trying to accomplish. When it comes to cards you make them look soooo easy and beautiful. Your journals are amazing, I’m having a hard time just keeping up.
    Love what you do, never stop.

  53. Hi Vicky, I found it amusing that you said that this design “was not trending”, but it is so beautiful and classic it will always be in style. Very nice card, and I may just have to try this no-so-trendy design. Thank you my dear.

  54. Hi Vicky, I am a beginner into the craft world and I actually like art journaling more than card making… especially your art journal pages are one of my top favourites.? But now you seem to be doing less art journaling since you are more into card making. I wish you would post art journal videos more frequently. Anyways, thanks for giving me a chance to win.?

  55. Your card & this SSS Kit makes me yearn for Spring!!! Your card is magnificent Vicky, so ethereal & lovely!!! The slits with the florals tucked in them made it extra special!!! I hope you don’t mind if I use that technique on my channel, I will definitely refer people back to your video, of course. Would that be alright with you, I don’t want to do it if it’s not. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent & creativity!!! Blessings & hugs ALWAYS!!!

  56. Thank you for doing a video using patterned paper!!!! I love the peeking petals and the vintage flair. And Thank You for a chance to win a SSS card kit! Have a wonderful day.

  57. As always, another beautiful card. I enjoy everything you do but especially look forward to the journal pages.

  58. This is such a lovely card. I’m never concerned about what’s “trending” – just what’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  59. I have recently started watching your YT videos(yes, I’m a subscriber) and am really enjoying your style. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  60. Beautiful was the perfect word for that card. I am heading to my paper pads now with all sorts of ideas running through my head!

  61. I really agree; these are gorgeous papers and I love what you did with them. The little accents by cutting out pieces of the floral paper was so subtle and such a good idea….

  62. Simon Says Stamp always shines through–this time starting Spring early! Thank you Vicky for your inspiration and artful demonstrations!

  63. This is a beautiful card and the kit looks like a lovely one this month. Thank you for sharing your talent and for using the patterned paper. I have a feeling this technique will be trending again!

  64. This card kit is beautiful. Always enjoy watching your videos each month. The beautiful paper makes it look very elegant without a lot of work. My kind of cards.

  65. I love the idea of using up my DSP. I have so much and wondered what to do with it. Thank you for this beautiful example.

  66. Your card is absolutely gorgeous–so elegant. I love the beautiful, soft colors. This is an amazing kit–so many possibilities.

  67. I love pattered paper, but I tend to hoard it! Lol. But you’ve given me some inspiration to get out those pads and use them! TFS

  68. I love watching your videos and trying things that you do! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for the opportunity!!

  69. Thank you so much!!! I have so much patterned paper that I love and this got me thinking on what to make with it. Wonderful video and inspiration!! Have a great weekend!

  70. Love the vintage look, it may not be trendy, but I know a few people who would love this card. Thanks for sharing

  71. That video was very inspiring. I have to go find my patterned paper now. I would love to win that card making kit.

  72. Vicky , the card says it… just beautiful!
    This is a very interesting way to use the paterned paper I have. Just love it!
    You amaze me and inspire me every time!
    Thank you so much❤️

  73. Really beautiful card Vicky. So pretty. Love that you created something totally different today and that you’re encouraging us to use something from the hoards of patterned paper most of us possess. I am definitely going to try this technique. I bought the decile edged cutter after you featured it in one of your previous videos but haven’t used it yet so it will be fun to play with that too. Thank you once again for the tips and techniques you’ve shared and for the inspiration you continue to give ❤️

  74. So simple and yet it looks so elegant and vintage at the same time! You always give wonderful ideas, thank you so much!

  75. Love this beautiful card. What a great technique for using the patterned paper as the focal point and jazzing it up!

  76. Such a pretty card. Love the detailing and the little tiny flowers peeking out. Very inspiring, since I have forever struggled to make use of my pattern papers.
    Thanks for the idea ?

  77. These cards are so beautiful and so perfect for spring ! I love the way you tore the paper and tucked little elements behind them for a design surprise. Thank you for showing us how this kit can be used.

  78. I loved how you made that clever card! I love that paper trimmer! The embellishments make a big difference. Thanks for the opportunity to win that awesome kit!

  79. I really do enjoy your work and this card is no different! It has unexpected twists and turns, and is totally engrossing! I would love to win this kit, so I might emulate your art!
    Susan@htranch. net

  80. Loved the card, of course!! ? But I enjoy your process so much! I appreciate all the attention to detail you put in! It makes me what to create!

  81. What a gorgeous card Vicky! Beautiful papers! I love that you used the deckle edge trimmer, I love mine and I want to use more pattern paper! Beautiful card indeed!

    ~Vanessa W

  82. Hello, I love the card, especially the fussy cut elements peeking through, thanks for the inspiration
    Kindest Regards Marie ??

  83. I confess—I tend to hoard (large) patterned paper. But I’ve discovered that I love to use my 6×6 pads and challenge myself to make as many cards as I can from a pad. Your card is beautiful.

  84. Beautiful card kit! The stamp set and papers are fabulous, and the sentiment dies are awesome too! I love the pretty card you created!

  85. Best & interesting technique for pattern paper! Think I will go into my ‘treasure’! ? Thanks again for sharing.

  86. Neat & interesting technique for pattern paper! Think I will go into my ‘treasure’! ? Thanks again for sharing.

  87. You have been an inspiration to me since I found you on YouTube 7 years ago, I love your style of art journals and all your cards are so beautiful. Like for many this last year has been difficult, for myself I haven’t been able to craft for a year but have recently found my way back to my journal, it feels good to be back to crafting. I would be thrilled to win a card kit, I never had one.

  88. I have plenty of patterned paper that I don’t always know how to use and this video just solved my problem! Thank you and keep the videos coming!

  89. Thank you for sharing a simple yet beautiful way of using patterned paper. I have so much that I love but am at a loss of how to use it, I really enjoyed your video.

  90. Beautiful design featuring the pretty patterned papers, fussy cutting some of the florals was such a gorgeous idea, it enhanced the card so much. Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration!

  91. You’ve done it again! I am always amazed by your creative ideas. Tucking the little flowers under the tears is simply genius! What great way to make use of those scraps. Thank you for encouraging us to use up our paper! I needed the nudge. You are a welcome inspiration to my creative evolution. Thank you.

  92. What a beautiful card. It gives me inspiration for some cards I will make for foster children through Bearly Art’s program, Cards for Cubs.

  93. I have never had, or used, a card kit.
    I am not certain wether the kit is beautiful or the card artist?
    So enjoyed watching you put your sweet card together.
    Looks like the card kit from SSS provides you with almost everything you need. Maybe the little gems came with the kit too.
    After seeing your sweet card come together, I believe I can make this, sans the deckle trimmer, but I can figure out a workaround for the edges!
    Count me in…I would love to work with this SSS card kit.

  94. This is a gorgeous card. I am happy to take away a LOT of the ideas you demonstrated. I have a lot of beautiful pads of paper that I have barely used. They are sad that they are so ignored. This card idea should remedy that. Thanks for sharing these ideas that are new to me.

  95. This is so delightfully Spring and we are having day after day of snow. lol Love how the curled edges look and the little sparkling drops wake it all up.

  96. You all ways surprise me with your creativity. You take what normally would have been a simple card and made it beautiful. I love watching you create.

  97. I loved the card! The distressed edge with the flower packing from underneath! Very clever and oh so cute! You are a great designer!

  98. I love your artistic imagination, so creative!!! This is a wonderful gift and would be grateful for the opportunity to win, please and thank you!!

  99. Beautiful card, Vicky! I loved that you slipped the flowers and leaves in the slit areas. Fun way to enhance the card! TFS.

  100. Beautiful card! Love how you add interest with the flowers peeking out from underneath. Thanks for sharing I have learned so much from your videos.

  101. Such a pretty card. That patterned paper is just gorgeous. I love how you tucked your flowers in the slits you created.

  102. Hello Beautiful Vicky! This card is gorgeous! I love the patterned papers that you used to create this lovely card. Right now I love pattern paper ideas because I don’t color very well and I can can assemble everything together

  103. Stunning as Always V! I Live that you brought back that old technique with the pattern paper & tearing it & inking it with the old vintage photo look. Stay Safe and Healthy! ❤?

  104. I loved how you used the patterned paper with the curls revealing the accent color below. The fussy cuts with bling put it over the top! You highlighted this new release very well.

  105. What a beautiful card! This is a wanderful idea of using pattern paper! As many times as I watch your videos, I always learn something new! Love how you use the fussy cut flowers to put underneath the curled edges. You are such an inspiration, can’t wait to try this idea! Thank you!

  106. I have been a fan of all you do and again not dissapointed with this beautiful card. Thanks so much for the inspiration you provide week after week.

  107. Your cards and videos are always so inspiring. I love your style . Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas1

  108. I would certainly like to win. But I also want you to know that I am loving learning from all of your videos. I am new to the world of journaling and junk journaling and all the journaling crafts. You really helped a lot and I can’t wait to learn more.

  109. I love watching all of your videos. It blows me away that you continue to come up with so many ideas for beautiful cards, even after making thousands of them!

  110. Absolutely beautiful! I love using patterned paper to make cards. I’ll grab a stack, and make as many cards as I can from one book, then make a box to put them all in, and give them as an all occasion card set to family members. I did this recently for my sister. She needed a ton of Thank You cards for all the community and church members that helped after a house fire. So, I got I think 60 or so cards from one paper pack, and had paper left over to make more.

  111. Love how soft and pretty this card is! I remember doing that same tearing technique several years ago but I had forgotten it through all the many new designs that we learn and discover. Thank you for the reminder! I’ve always loved this look. So with all the birthdays this month you have given me a “new” old design idea for the many cards I get to make! Thank you!

  112. Gorgeous card Vicky! I love the slits and accents you tucked into them. I love patterned papers but seem to have gotten away from using them lately. I need to remember to pull them out more often.

  113. This is a very pretty card. The curled edges of the card make it unique and eye appealing. You never fail to amaze me, Vicky! The patterned papers in the kit are perfect for spring card designs.

  114. Just gorgeous, Vicky! I love the little flowers and leaves peeping out from behind the pattern paper! Such a great way to add extra interest to a card!! Stay safe! 🙂

  115. Vicki I love the way you use paper to make a card. The tiny flowers you tuck into the slits are a signature move of yours. Your are delightfully unique. Thank you.

  116. With several inches of snow on the ground, it’s the perfect time to think ahead to spring and create some of these lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  117. Great card! I love that it has a nice clean look but has a lot of details that make it really special like the inked deckled edges and the torn sections with flowers peeling from underneath.

  118. A lovely card for Spring….pinks and green are perfect! I have many paper pads, TFSharing another idea for using them!

  119. Hi Vicki, I love what you did with this beautiful pattern paper. Such a wonderful idea. I love pattern paper. I’m going to have to try this.

  120. Such a beautiful and happy card! You did inspire me to get into my craft room and start looking at my papers to see what I can work with. I love the way you demonstrate and teach. You have such an incredible eye. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  121. This is the perfect card to send a friend for spring! The colors are lovely and the sentiment is gorgeous.

  122. What a pretty card and I love what you did with the pattern paper. I always collect paper but don’t use it or I’m stumped on how to use it differently. Really enjoyed the tutorial!

  123. So pretty! Awesome way to use patterned paper! I am so ready for spring! It would be a dream come true to win this kit. Thank you to Simon Says Stamp, and best wishes to everyone!

  124. Like your step by step detailed video for your beautiful card! I really like how you created the peek a boo places for the fussy cut flowers to peek out!

  125. Once again a great idea. Thank you Vicky von teaching me to not hold on my pattern paper but use them to create something nice. I love that you are so generous with your supplies.

  126. Thanks for sharing. I love these papers and the curling of the edges to expose the small flowers. So pretty!

  127. Such pretty Spring colors. You’re very clever letting those cute flowers peek out from under the paper. I love it!

  128. So happy you did a spring card, so ready for winter to be over. I have to practice more with the vintage look. When i try to darken the edges it always looks dirty lol.

  129. A wonderful card as always Vicky; I love the beautiful paper and distressing. Your videos are always so much fun and you make everything look so easy. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway. Hugs, Denise x

  130. Always the prettiest cards! So much inspiration. With all of this winter weather keeping me indoors, I absolutely much try to channel good vibes here and create something.

  131. Super pretty card. I’m going to try that one out right now with somepaper that I have been reluctant to part with!!Your videos are ADDICTIVE! I really love your designs and I want to Thank you so much for the daily inspiration! Listening to your sweet voice and your beautiful accent literally lifts my spirits!

  132. Such a beautiful card! I would never thought to stick the flowers into your holes like that, so beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Hugs??

  133. I simply love this design. I have been crafting for over 25 years and you are just one of the designers that I will take the time out to watch create. Keep doing a beautiful job and I love your creativity!

  134. Thank you for this, Vicky! Your cards are always so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks, too, for a chance to win that lovely kit. Best wishes.

  135. This is so pretty. Wondering what the measurements are of the two panels?

    Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Can’t remember but I usually eyeball it. Just cut them 3″ 1/4 x 5″ 1/2 and from there trim the edges to make them smaller that the actual card.

  136. Vicki — I love those little flowers slipped behind the torn openings in your patterned paper. (Note to self: USE that great idea!) Thanks for encouraging me to use my patterned paper instead of just collecting (vs hoarding, I NEVER hoard ;-)!!!) it.
    So appreciate your creativity. You INSPIRE.

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