Gypsy Laser Soul Guest Designer: Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial
Hello, Friends! I’m having such a good time guest designing for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts this month! Today, I have a Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet tutorial to share with you.
I paired some fabulous GSL chippies up with Graphic 45 DIY papers and some elements from Botanicabella. Here’s a supply list for your convenience.
Supply List for Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial
- GSL Butterfly of Gears
- GSL Mixed Media Fragments 2
- GSL Faux Metal Number Plates
- Distress Paint: Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
- Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
- Bronze Mica Flakes
- Metal Gear pieces
- Graphic 45 DIY paper roll (Curiosity Collage and Butterflies)
- Graphic 45 Botanicabella Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- Graphic 45 Washi tape
- Prima Gold Crackle Texture Paste
- Tall Coin Envelopes
- Small magnets
- Manila tag
Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial
Two coin envelope flaps were glued together to create a wallet and covered with Graphic 45 DIY paper.
I trimmed down the Mixed Media Fragment squares to fit the height of my envelope, then used it as a stencil for my embossing paste. I then heat embossed the chippie with Aged Black Embossing Enamel. Once the paste on the envelope had dried, I glued the chipboard fragment down with Glossy Accents. I had to use a few hinge clips to hold it in place until it had dried. I threaded buttons and hot glued them in place. The faux metal number plate was tapped with paint, then glued in place.
The wallet has a side flap opening.
Here it is all opened up and decorated with elements from Graphic 45 Botanicabella. I kept everything on the inside “flat” so that the wallet could close with ease.
The left side is a sleeve with a magnetic opening.
It contains a decorated manila tag.
I cut one of the envelope sides off to create a slash pocket, then filled it with pretty postcards. This is a great place to write a personal greeting, mount photos on the reverse side of the post cards or tuck in a gift card.
It’s a really pretty little ensemble.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed this Steampunk Butterfly Gift Wallet Tutorial. You can find more ideas and inspiration on the GSL BLOG.
Now go get your craft on!
I am loving this one!…got to take the time to be a copy cat…lol…24 hours is not enough time in the one day…lol. Scrappy inky hugs….
I’m sorry I haven’t visited lately…life happens! I ADORE this piece…a new favorite for me! LOVE the way it opens to the pages! LOVE the crackle and the butterfly! Just a fabulous design!!!
That’s a gorgeous piece of fun! Love the butterflies and blooms and all the special touches. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration, Kathy!
Super fab project! So happy you are our Guest at GS this month! I love that paper…and you have used it to perfection!
Not sure why it had me commenting as one of my fake blogs, but that comment above was from me. hee hee
Absolutely gorgeous. I adore the butterfly. Tracy x