Rooted in Nature ~Ink and Share Blog Hop

Today I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink & Share blog hop again.  You will have arrived from  Deb Naylor’s post.   This month’s theme is  Masculine  ~ I always find it so hard to create for the fellas – so I am looking forward to seeing what  the other contributors to this hop are going to share so I can get some more inspiration.

Today I have used the Rooted in Nature stamp set with the coordinating  Nature’s Roots Framelit Dies and taken on the challenge to make a never-ending card – there are lots of videos out there on this fold BUT they are all square and since here in the US we have to pay additional postage for a square card I have found a way to make this fold so that the card size is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and will fit in a regular envelope!

Front View

Card base:  2 pieces of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Sahara Sand Card –

  • First piece scored @ 1 3/8 from each edge on the LONG Side.
  • Second piece scored @ 1 1/16 from each side on the SHORT side

Yes………… I know that cutting and scoring in 1/8’s and 1/16’s  can be a bit fiddly but with the Stampin’ Trimmer it is very easy!


  • 4 pieces 2 x 1 1/4 Nature’s Poem DSP (same pattern)
  • 6  pieces 2 5/8 x 2 Nature’s Poem DSP ~ choose different patterns and cut 2 of each one to get total of 6 pieces
  • 1 piece 2 1/2 x 1 7/8 Very Vanilla Card ~ this is for writing your message.

Ink Colors:  Tranquil Tide and Sahara Sand

Here’s what to do with all the pieces:

inside 1st fold


This is the view inside the first fold with the space to write your greeting,

Inside 2nd Fold

I have kept the decoration to a minimum as most of the fellas in my family are not much into ‘fuss’ but you could just do as much embellishment as you can fit into the space – one thing to  be aware of though is to make sure nothing extends over the folds otherwise it will get damaged when you start the folding!

Back of Card

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you like today’s card – please let me know in a comment ~ by using that little box at the end of this post.

The wonderful thing about a blog hop is that you get to see projects made by a host of talented papercrafters ~ so go ahead and hit the ‘NEXT’ button below and see what they have to share 🙂

Deb Naylor

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Jo Blackman

Ginger Rabesa

Rhonda Waechter

Sandrin Jse

Shirley Merker

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Linda Handford

Sue McDonald

Kirsten Aitchison

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Vickie Kerr

Tricia Butts

If you want to create this card all the supplies are available 24/7 in my on-line – just click a picture and it will take you right there, just order what you need.

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