Cigar label helpful hints

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  1. Oct 8, 2011 #1

    Pretty n Plain

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    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:

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

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    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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    Ah the piccies. :lol: That looks great. Thanks for sharing.
     
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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 :D
     
  5. Nov 4, 2011 #5

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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. :roll:
     
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    Thanks for pointing out the spammy link. I removed it.

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


    eta: Pretty n Plain

    I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt your thread. Your cigar labels are very nice. Thanks for sharing how to do them. :D
     
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    No probs Hazel, thanks for the complement :D
     
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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. :lol:
     
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    What? You don't want to buy your cigars online? :lol:
     
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    I would not like them here or there.
    I would not like them anywhere.
    I do not like cigars online.
    I don't like spam that wastes my time.

    :twisted:
     
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    ROFL :lol:

    Very clever. I didn't know you were a poet, Dr. Sunny. :D


    Whoops! Sorry Pretty n Plain, I interrupted your thread again. :oops:
     
  14. Dec 19, 2011 #14

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    Buying cigar online has many benefits. It saves money. Have easy access so you won't have to continually run to the cigar shop.

    deleted spammy link - the mod team
     
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    Clever. :wink:

    Another spammy link above. Don't click on it. :evil:
     
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    'Tis the season - fa la la la :roll:
     

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