This is one of my favorite new projects to make with the Scallop Envelope Big Shot die. The sweet little tote and cards above were a group present from my sideline Susan Auyer at Leadership. Isn't it cute??? She was the number six Rising Star Demo of 2007-8 for a reason!
To make the bag, just cut two scallop envelopes from cardstock (Close to Cocoa used here). Cut a 1.5x11 inch long strip of the same cardstock to serve as the handle (Susan ran our one-inch wide Chocolate Chip double-stitched grosgrain ribbon along this part on hers). The handle serves as the sides of the box--does that make sense? So you use the side flapes on the envelopes to attach the handle part and the bottom flaps of the envelopes become the bottom of the bag. You can either glue the scalloped flaps down or leave them up as Susan did on hers.
Then the resulting tote bag is just the right size for 3x3 cards and our mini envelopes! Susan made these cute notes using the Love You Much stamp set, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip inks, and the new Heart to Heart punch along with narrow chocolate twill tape. What a great gift!