August 21, 2018

My daughter, who is soon turning 2, is completely gaga over owls. When the neighbor's kids try to teach her a new word like ball, she'll say "owl" instead. When she has an ice cream toy, and her brother explains that it's an ice cream, not an owl, she'll stubbornly call it "owl". Her favorite stuffed animal is, you guessed it, "ow-welllll!"

So when we started offering new engraved owl snaps, I knew I was going to make a few owl inspired projects with them. Full disclosure: I snagged a bunch of owl snaps to add to my stash, so there might be a short run on these. ;)

I'm a big fan of handmade things, and while I love the beautiful designs and handmade look of papyrus greeting cards, I can't bring myself to pay $7-8 for a card. So I made my own owl inspired birthday card using some blank card stock, glue, markers, and KAM snap fasteners in heart shapes and engraved owl designs.

 

Materials used:

 

1. Print out this free Owls in tree image at 80 scale from clipartquery.com. Depending upon the size of your card stock, you may have to adjust the scale to fit your card.

 

 

2. Cut the image to fit the front of your card, then glue stick onto card.

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners print out image

 

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners cut out image

 

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners owl themed

 

3. Trace the outlines in the image with a black pen or fine marker. Then color.

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners engraved owl snaps

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners owl themed colorful engraved snaps

 

4. Now gather your snap caps, and clip off the prongs on the back of the caps using nail clippers.

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial engraved owls in tree clip off prongs with nail clippers

Easily clip off prongs on KAM snap caps with nail clippers

 

6. Hot glue the heart and owl snap caps onto your card. The snaps add a beautiful finish that really makes your card pop!

How to make a greeting card using KAM snap fasteners owl engraved snaps DIY tutorial


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