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Covering the Box with Patterned Scrapbook Paper
Covering the Box Steps 1-4

Covering the Box Steps 1-4

To begin covering the box with patterned paper, flip your paper over to the back and place the box on the paper leaving enough room on each side of the box for the paper to be able to fold up and cover each side.

  1. Use a pencil to trace around the bottom of the box.
  2. Turn the box up on each side and also trace that edge.
  3. Cut out around the outside of all of your trace marks leaving about a quarter of an inch of extra space just to make sure you have plenty of paper to cover the box. Once you have cut out the large square of paper, place the box back in the center, using a little double stick tape to hold it in place, and fold up each edge and crease.
  4. Cut from each corner of the paper at an angle to each corner of the box. Then, using the creases as your guide, cut straight in to each corner as shown in the photo above. Be sure that you cut straight in on opposite sides of the box as shown so that two sides of the box will end up with pointy flaps and two sides will end up with simple straight flaps.

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