Thursday, April 23, 2015

Turn Your KAM Snap Pliers into a Press

Leila, the author of, mounted her pliers to some scrap wood so that it would function more like a table-top KAM press.  She has tendonitis and the pliers were painful on her hands. This was her ingenuous solution.

"I have problems with tendonitis, and it turns out that using these pliers is really painful for me, even for just a few snaps. Since it doesn’t make sense for me to buy an expensive snap press for home use, I adapted the pliers to be used like a press. I cut up some scrap pieces of wood, then wedged in and strapped the pliers down onto a base. It’s not pretty, but it works really well. I just have to press down on the handle, which is a lot less effort than squeezing pliers."

This is also a nice alternative if you can't afford or don't want to invest in a table-top press.

What Double-Sided KAM Snaps Can Do

What's a pronged stud?  You know that a stud is the male piece of snap.  A pronged stud is the same piece, except it has a prong on the bottom.  You use this piece to make a double-sided snap.

What's a double-sided snap?  As the name implies, it's a snap that fastens to another snap on either side. In other words, it is sandwiched between 2 other snaps. In the photo below, a pronged stud is secured to a socket in the center.  This forms the double-sided snap, which can then be fastened to snaps on both sides.

Theoretically, you could stack double-sided snaps on top of each other and have it go on forever.

Here are some creative ideas on what double-sided snaps can be used for.

Quiet/Busy Book: The pages of this quiet book were connected using pronged studs. Each page can be unsnapped and therefore removed. Or additional pages can be added in any sequence, and the pages can be rearranged.

Layered Diaper Inserts: A double-sided snap allows inserts to be layered on top of each other for extra absorbancy when needed, then unsnapped for easy washing and drying.

Crossover Tabs on Cloth Diapers: Double-sided snaps are used for the crossover tabs.

Feeding Pump Bag: Double-sided snaps are used to attach the feeding pump bag to the insulated pump bag.

Attach Wipe Bag to Wet Bag Handle: A double-sided snap on the pink wipe bag allows the bag to be attached to the handle of the larger wet bag. One less thing in your hand when you're rushing baby to the bathroom for a diaper change.

Attach Custom Hoodie to Kinderpack Carrier: Double-sided snaps are used on the strap of the custom hoodie so that it can fasten to both sides of the hoodie pocket on a Kinderpack baby carrier.

Fabric Sampler Book: Layers of fabric are attached to each other with double-sided snaps to create a sampler book.

Interactive Clock:  A double-sided snap was used for the bottom hand of the clock. The bottom hand is able to fasten to both the clock as well as the top hand. 

To learn more about double-sided snaps, what tool you need to install them, and how to install them, visit

Friday, April 17, 2015

KAM Snap Removal Pliers on Sale for 2 Days!

TWO-DAY Sale (while supplies last):

Snap removal pliers. Check out our other sale items while you're there, including the mega bundle of small packs of 36 colors.

Limited edition engraved snaps.

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Engraved Awareness Ribbon, Snowflake, and Skull & Crossbones KAM Snaps

 3 new engraved designs in size 20 KAM plastic snaps.  Available here.  And breastfeeding logo snaps are on sale while supplies last!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

KAM Snap Removal Pliers on Sale - TODAY!

Snap removal pliers are 15% off today only here (be sure to check out our other specials while you're there!).  These make removing KAM plastic snaps easy, safe, and fast!  Watch our video below.

This sale will be offered again around April 17, along with some limited edition engraved snaps :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Minecraft-Inspired Snaps

Free engraved Minecraft-inspired snaps on qualifying orders in April!  Join KAMsnaps Elite on Facebook for coupon code (read the pinned post that begins with GROUP FAQS). Not on Facebook?  Just send us an email at sales(at) to request more info.