Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

Hi there!  It's Laura from Make Life Lovely, with a festive Christmas treat popper Sizzix Tutorial for you!

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I love making homemade gifts and treats for family and friends.  My kids have been begging me to buy something for their friends at school, so I came up with these fun Santa treat poppers for them to pass out.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

They look complex and difficult to make, but are SO easy with the amazing Brenda Walton Treat Popper Sizzix Bigz XL die.  Here's how I made mine...

To make two poppers, I folded a 12x12 piece of pattern paper in half, cut along the folded line, and lined up both pieces so that the pattern I wanted to use was on the bottom of both pieces.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I then made the famous Sizzix sandwich with an Extended Cutting Pad, the Treat Popper die face up, pattern paper face down, and the other Extended Cutting Pad on the top.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I rolled it all through my Sizzix Big Shot.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I cut a piece of tissue paper a few inches wider and longer on each side than the popper.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I placed a few small candy canes and peppermints inside the middle end of the tissue paper, and rolled it up so that it would fit inside.

Next I folded the popper along the fold lines, and inserted my tissue paper with the candy inside.I glued the three small tabs with my glue gun to the inside of the paper to close it.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I cut some small pieces of ribbon and tied a bow at the end of each popper.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

I made another Sizzix sandwich with the die and a different pattern of paper and die cut some decorative pieces, and cut out two.  I glued down a piece onto each of the poppers.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

To embellish them, I cut out two Santas from some beautiful paper designed by Brenda Walton.  I used pop dots to adhere them to the middle of the candy popper, to make them stand out a bit more.

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

Now they are ready for gifting!

Sizzix Tutorial | Christmas Treat Popper by Laura Russell

My kids have all placed their orders with me as to what designs they want to give their friends, so I'll be busy making more of these in the next few days. ;)  Good thing they're so easy to make!

Happy crafting!

XO, Laura

Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Pattern paper (I used a sheet of K & Co. Santa paper designed by Brenda Walton and a sheet of Basic Gray paper)
  • Tissue paper
  • Fringe scissors (or regular scissors)
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Small candy
  • Pop dots

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