Here it is!! These are REALLY easy to make - I took a lot of pics for this but I almost think I made it look more involved than it really is!!
1 FULL sheet of CS (8 12x 11") (here I used Pale Plum SU! CS)
Paper Cutter w/ Scoring Blade
Sticky Strip (aka Red Liner Tape) OR alternate strong adhesive
(optional) 2 Pieces of Patterned Paper cut to 4 x 4.5" (patterned paper used here is from the Enchante Designer Series® from the Winter Mini)
SNAIL (or alternate adhesive to attach the patterned paper)
Ribbon (for this tote I used ONE piece cut to 38") (I used Moss Grosgrain Ribbon)
Take your FULL sheet of CS and score it on the long (11") side at 1.25" on each side of the CS.
Turn the CS and score it on the short (8.5") side at 4.5" - do this on both ends.
You will now have 4 scored lines on your sheet. CUT the shortest score lines (marked in black on this picture)
Apply SNAIL (or other) adhesive to the back of your patterned paper square.
Center the patterned paper on one side of your full sheet of CS - making sure that the patterned paper is even w/ the top edge.
Do the same thing w/ your second piece of patterned paper so that it looks like this.
Apply sticky strip along the edges of the patterned paper and along the middle area as shown.
Peel off the red liner and begin to adhere the ribbon starting in the MIDDLE of one side.
Continue adhering the ribbon onto the sticky strip.
Apply sticky strip to the shortest flaps and to only ONE side of the longer flaps as shown.
Peel off the red liner on the SHORT flap and adhere the flap that has the sticky stip on it FIRST.
Peel the sticky strip off the longer flap and adhere the "bare" flap to it.
Repeat this on the other side of the tote.
These are REALLY easy to make and will hold roughly a dozen standard (4.25 x 5.5") cards and envelopes.
You can attach the "handles" using brads or eyelets instead of wrapping it all the way around like I did here. You can also use strips of CS and patterned paper as handles.
Have fun w/ it!! These make GREAT gifts w/ sets of matching cards or other goodies inside!!
You can see a tote I did not too long ago at the top of this post.