For my final 3D object for the Certificate in Papercraft I've made a Butterfly Magic Box. I made this following the tutorial on the Magic Boxes website.
I cut two squares from an A4 sheet of Moondust card, one of 190mm for the box and one of 82mm for the box lid. I then scored the larger box 74mm from each side and the smaller box 20mm from each side. I cut the corners from the larger box and folded along the scorelines. To make the lid I snipped all four corners, trimmed the excess and fastened the corners with tacky glue. To decorate the inside and outside of the box (both are the same) I used a turquoise and red Hot off the Press paper (a magazine freebie) and attached this to a 300gsm card to make the box sides heavy - this weight helps the drop when the lid is removed. I stamped the butterflies onto thin white card and coloured them with Pastel Green, Amethyst and Antique Pink Promarkers. After cutting out the butterflies I stamped the reverse. They butterflies were attached to the end of a thin strip of acetate - the other end of the acetate was slotted through slits in the square patterned base. When I was happy with the height of the butterflies I cut off the acetate under the patterned base and attached the ends with tape. This was then attached to the inside of the magic box. I then used Diamond Stickles on the butterflies so they will catch the light when the box is opened.
As this is to submitted for the Certificate I would welcome feedback or suggestions for improvement, please.