Elephant Die-Cut Box

By  Deena Ziegler  for  Ellison

  • Elephant Die-Cut Box


  • Recycled cereal box
  • White construction paper
  • Cardstock, in colors of choice
  • Ellison Sizzix Sizzlits: Dies: Stacking Lace Heart Set, Valentine Flowers Set; Decorative Strip Dies: Frills, Lace Edging, Love Letters Alphabet, Valentine Phrases with Hearts
  • Ellison Sizzix Sidekick Die-Cut Machine
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Black cording, 8” length
  • Craft glue


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sponge scrap
  • 1. Measure and cut white paper to cover cereal box. Glue white paper on box. Use scissors to cut slit in one side of box (for opening).
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to die-cut Lace Edging, Flowers, Hearts, Phrase, and Frills using Sidekick machine and cardstock.
  • 3. Glue Lace Edging and Flowers on sides of box.
  • 4. For elephant's head, die-cut heart and circle. For trunk, cut cardstock strip. Curl strip around pencil. Glue head and trunk on side of box.
  • 5. For sign, cut 3"x4" cardstock rectangle. Lightly dab edges of sign with glue. While still wet, sprinkle with glitter. Use hole punch to punch two holes on corners of sign. Tie black cording through holes; hang sign from elephant trunk.
  • 6. Glue Frills along box edges.