Good evening friends,

I had so much fun making these spring poppers.  These adorable poppers have been around a few years but I never tried to make them.  I’m so glad that I tried, they are not hard.  In fact, the little ones are simple.  The larger ones just take some scoring and punching, they just take a little longer to make than the little ones.

Linda Parker is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who is very creative and she makes a lot of boxes. I got this idea from Linda and ran with it.  Thank you, Linda, I love your ideas.

I love love love the Gingham Gala DSP.  I used it to make my little poppers then I used it again to embellish the larger poppers.  I had never seen the little poppers until I saw Linda making them.  I think she designed then herself.  I’m not positive that she did but I’m giving her the credit because as I said I have never seen these cuties anywhere else.

 

Here are the instructions and the supplies you will need to make the small poppers

  1. Envelope Punch Board
  2. Gingham Gala DSP (6X6)
  3. Doily
  4. Inks to match the papers,  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Lemon Lime Twist.
  5. Sweetest Thing Bundle
  6. Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack ( FREE with a qualifying Sale A Bration order)
  7. Tear and Tape
  8. Dimensionals
  9. Big Shot or paper snips
  10. Paper Trimmer
  11. Bone folder

NOTE:  I used white ribbon and polka dot ribbon because I don’t have the SaleABration ribbon YET!!!!

INSTRUCTIONS ( small poppers)

First, you will need to cut your designer series 6×6 paper down to 5-1/2 x 4-1/2

On the 5-1/2 inch side, add sticky tape all of the way across the paper. Bernish the tape using the bone folder that comes with the Envelope Punch Board.

Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape and roll your dsp into a cylinder.  Now, attach the two ends together.

ooops, excuse the feet in the pic, lol.

Now your paper should look like this

For the next step, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the seam is in the middle ( just like in the picture above).

You are now ready to pinch both ends up to 1″ in.  I’m pushing down on the right end of the cylinder in the first picture and scoring the lines with the bone folder up an inch.  

Now do the same to the left side.

 

Next place one pinched end into the Envelope Punch Board and put the end of the dsp at the 1″ mark.  Once you are in this position you can punch.

Flip the dsp over and do the same thing again.

Now do the same thing to the other end and you are done.  Your popper will look like the photo below. Isn’t it adorable!!!!!

Slip candy ( I used Ghirardelli Mini Squares) into the center and tie both ends with your ribbon.

 

 

 

LARGE POPPERS

To make these Larger Poppers you will need all of the same product that you need for the small ones plus coordinating Cardstock, multipurpose glue, and your Simply Score tool.

Start by trimming your cardstock down to 7 X 9-5/8

On the 9-5/8 end score at 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 7-5/8″, 8-1/8″ and 8-5/8″.

 

Turn your cardstock 90 degrees ( or to the 7″ side) and score at 1″, 3-1/4″,4-1/4″ and 6-1/2.  FOLD AND BURNISH all of your score lines.

Now you want to fan fold BOTH ends of your box creating a valley at the middle score line.

 

Now you will need your  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD.   Starting on the left side of the cardstock place the pointer of the punch board on the first score line and punch.

 

Do the same to the other side.

You will now fold the first landscape scoreline down and tuck it under the cardstock.  Then punch again just like you did before.  See in the picture below the first two punched areas cannot be seen because they are folded under the cardstock.

Now punch again.  Move to the other side and punch again just like before.  Do this to all of the landscape score lines.  When you fold the paper under at the score lines the punching will be harder because you are now punching through two layers of cardstock.  Just press hard and remove the piece that falls out each time.

 

Continue until you have punched both sides of each folded scoreline.  It will look like this at the end of punching.

To make the tab for your box, add tear and tape to the skinny end of the box as pictured below.

Burnish the tear and tape pieces, remove the protective paper.  At this point, you are ready to put the box together.  Flip the box over fold down the sticky tab and fold the box in half so that both ends meet and stick together.

This is what it looks like after you adhere the two ends together.

Your box is ready to embellish.  Add your Designer Series Paper.

Cut two pieces of DSP to 5-3/8 x 2.  Then cut two more pieces at 5-3/8 x 3/4.  Use multipurpose glue to stick these strips of DSP onto you box panels.  Place one of the little poppers inside of the big popper and then close the ends of the boxes using your ribbon.

Once you have made one of these boxes you will enjoy making more.  They may look intimidating at first but just go slow and make sure your scoring is correct.  Also, make sure the paper placement in the Envelope Punch Board is correct.  If you do those two things right, you can’t go wrong.

I can show you how to make these at my OPEN HOUSE too.  I hope you are coming.  My Open house is on February 7th from noon until 7 p.m. Just RSVP, please.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

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