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How to Make a Folded Paper Gift Box

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Mark Center of the Square
Mark Center of the Square

Mark Center of the Square

Kate Pullen
Materials Required
  • Square of cardstock (any size, the finished box will end up 25% of the diagonal measurement)
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Bone folder
This is a clever design for a box that can be adapted to any size of square. The top, sides, bottom and even inserts for the inside can all be stamped.

Any sized paper can be used as long as it is a square. The finished box will always end up a quarter of the size of the original square when measured from corner to corner.

Take any size square of paper or cardstock. Draw two lines diagonally from corner to corner. This will form a large X, marking the center of the square. Don´t worry about marking the paper as the marks will be on the inside and therefore will not be seen.

Tip: Practice on scrap paper and keep any finished boxes to try different rubber stamp positioning and techniques.

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