I really do not have a template I used an entire 12 X 12 peice of cardstock. I cut an 8 1/2 X 12 inch piece scored it in the middle width-wise( leaving about 1/2 inch for the bottom) I took the remaining peice for the 12 X 12 cardstock cut it in half and folded accordian style. I found that taky tape works best. Then I cut and glued a flap to the back and used velcro tabs to close, eyelets on the side to reinforce the ribbon handle. I hope I am making any sense here! Thanks for your kind comments!! It's great to hear!!