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Nov 7, 2008

Pop Up Card Tutorial Lesson 21

Diagonal Square Box

Degree of Difficulty: Medium

An square box turned at a 45° angle on the card base.

Template

From a long rectangle, make a pattern. Sketch four equal length rectangles. Add tabs on the bottom of two adjacent sides, and a tab at one short end. Cut out and score, then glue the short ends together to form a square open box.

Measure the length of the sides and lightly sketch a square of the same size on the card base, turned on the diamond as shown on template. Glue the box tabs to the card base.

You can also make the box rectangular. When it is glued into the crease of the card it will sit to one side of the center line.

Here is an example by Hiroko . This variation includes a lid and an insert that holds the candy inside the box.

I put a roof on it and made a gingerbread house.

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