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I used seven 4x4” cards to create this pretty box. Simply position four opened cards in a cross formation. To do this, place an opened card on the table, stick the right side of this card to another opened card’s left panel to create three visible panels.
Repeat this technique using two more cards. Rotate the second line of cards 90° and position across the middle of the first set to create the cross. Stick at the middle panels. Stick the card cross to the centre of a 12x12” piece of patterned paper and cut diagonal slits from the corners of the paper to the corners of the central square. Bend the card cross into the box shape (along the spines of the original cards) and stick the triangular flaps together to hold securely in the 3D shape.
Cut three 4x4” cards along the spine and cover each with pink patterned paper. Trim the squares slightly smaller and line the insides and base of the box with these panels, which add decoration and extra strength to the box.
Wrap ribbon around the box and tie a matching bow. Decorate the front of the box with the teacups and roses images, along with gemstones.