Make a Handmade Greeting Card with KAM Snap Fasteners (Tutorial)

July 15, 2018

KAM snap fasteners are so handy and versatile on a wealth of different projects, but some of my favorite projects are making art out of the many different colors, sizes, shapes, and designs of snaps. Their cute round shapes and fun colors just inspire creativity. 

This handmade greeting card tutorial can be used for many different occasions - think birthdays, teacher appreciation, graduations, anniversaries. It makes wonderful use of spare snaps, and is super quick and easy to do. 

 

Materials used:

  • Assorted colored caps only in size 16, 20, and 24 
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Nail clipper
  • Blank card

 

1. Print out this free Elephant holding balloons image from  clipartxtras.com.

 

To fit my card, I set my print settings to: Fit picture to frame, and chose the 3.5x5 inches size option.  Depending upon the size of your card stock, you may have to adjust the scale to fit your card.

 

2. Trace the elephant's head and body with a black ballpoint pen. 

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons trace


3. Cut out the elephant only. 

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons cut out

4. Paste elephant onto card at an angle, and draw in details: (tail of elephant and balloon strings.

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons paste

5. Clip off prongs on back of snap caps using nail clippers. I used an assortment of snap cap sizes including 1 size 24 (black), 3 size 16, and 6 size 20. But feel free to use what you have on hand.

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons clip off prongs with nail clippers

Easily clip off prongs on KAM snap caps with nail clippers

6. Hot glue snap caps onto card. Seriously cute greeting card... Done!

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons hot glue snaps caps

Handmade greeting card with KAM snap fasteners diy tutorial elephant holding balloons colorful snaps


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