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Old 10-08-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Cigar label helpful hints

I wanted to share this hint with everyone, only because it's been a big challenge for me, actually here's a couple.

Rather than using a plain piece of card for a cigar band this is what I do:

I print the required number of labels on a coloured piece of card,
-with all the necessary info.
On the back (one of the "arms" that wrap around to the back of the soap) I print the ingredients and any cautions such as 'This product contains beeswax/nut ingredients etc'.

then I take my clear laminate template, place it over each uncut label, trace around it and then cut it out. OR if I have a label that has a border on it then I don't use the clear laminate template as a guide.

Then I run the printed card label through a manual hand held embosser (I think that's what scrap bookers may call it), this leaves a beautiful indented flower design over the card.

And finally, the thing I disliked most was the cigar band slipping or getting damaged on the soap so I came up with the following idea:

-Take a craft foam sheet (they come in different colours which I use according to the soaps colours).

-Cut a strip long enough to reach right around the soap firmly and about 2 cm wide.

-Glue the strip to the back of the cigar band (you can also use the double sided craft tape -less messier too).

-Fasten the foam attached cigar band to your soap. The band will sit away from the soap my about 1-2mm depending on the thickness of your foam but it gives it a nice 3d look.

And wa lah no more slip or damage/sweat staining to your lovely printed cigar band.

Embossing over label:



Inside of one of the cigar band arms with matching foam attached:



Front of label (can't really see much embossing as I photoshopped info out) not the best of soaps to use but it serves the purpose:



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Old 10-08-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Ah the piccies. That looks great. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 10-08-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, but I think your label covers up too much of your pretty soap. Would love to see more of that than the label, maybe you could make it smaller.
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Thanks ladies, Relle that wasn't a good soap to use as it's quite a small soap unfortunately, but on the other soaps it looks in proportion
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I want to know that what is the difference between little cigars that have a filter and regular cigarettes except for the paper being brown. Is the difference only the color of the paper used to make them?
 
 
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What's that about? I'm not clicking on that link above.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for pointing out the spammy link. I removed it.

I'm really tired of these...people.


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I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt your thread. Your cigar labels are very nice. Thanks for sharing how to do them.
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:26 PM   #8
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No probs Hazel, thanks for the complement
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You're welcome. Using foam is a clever idea to keep the label looking nice. Also, I like the embossed look because it makes the labels look elegant. I may have to check out the scrapbooking section at the craft store.
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