February 26, 2006

Cacao Dei



My friend Ken and his friend Jane decided that they wanted to start a chocolate company. Ken asked me if I'd be interested in doing special occassion, handmade tags for the chocolates. These are a few prototypes. (Yes, I really love that asterick punch! : .) Click on image for a larger and more detailed view.

You can experience their "whole new angle" on chocolate here... Cacao Dei

11 comments:

Farm Wife said...

I just checked out their site and I think your tags would go perfectly with their choclate. I want some!

Farm Wife said...

By the way, I love the little crown. Baby Girl nees that!

zann said...

Very nifty. I think I like the wedding day one the best. What a perfect shape to symbolize it. How many will you have to make of each? Or will it be an "as needed" type thing?

Ragged Around the Edges said...

How cool and innovative. Love that they are triangular.

Cate said...

I love these! They're so sophisticated and streamlined.

When I first looked at the one at the very top I couldn't figure out what it was. I thought, "Is it a a girl's profile?" Silly me. It's the Cacao Dei logo. Anyhow it looks like a great company that has fun with the product. And the product looks delicious! I like the "whole new angle" take on it.

Do you have one of the zyron label makers? How did you do the labels if you don't mind my asking. They match perfectly.

phinner said...

Hi All -

I'm pretty excited for Ken!

farm wife - Baby Girl needs a crown or a crown card??? : .)

zann - I think Ken mentioned that they would need tags for special orders, weddings, showers, etc...so I really have no idea how many I'll be making. I may have to hire outside help!!! : .)

thanks ragged...the angle thing is a pretty cool concept, huh?!

cate - I wish I had a zyron! if this thing takes off, I may have to buy one. (good excuse to buy more stuff!) you'll laugh, I used times new roman font (?) printed on text weight paper, stuck some clear packing tape over the writing and cut out the little labels. you can make clear labels by soaking the pieces and rubbing off the paper. the ink magically stays on the tape.

Cate said...

I'm still not sure I understand but it sure came out looking like labels!

phinner said...

Hummm, I typed all the words that I wanted to use as a WORD document, (I used times new roman font, but you can use whatever you choose). I printed the document. Then I took regular, clear packing tape and taped directly over the words on the paper and then trimmed the little labels to size.

I stuck the labels on the tags with regular glue.

As an option, if you want clear labels, do the above and then soak the labels in water for a few minutes and rub the paper off the back of the tape and the typed words stick on the tape.

Hopefully that makes more sense. If not, I can send you some labels so you can see what I've done : .)

Cate said...

I think what I didn't understand was the option. After you soak the labels in water then rub the paper off the back of the tape, I know there's no adhesive left so I can't figure out how you got the clear labels to stick to the paper without the glue showing through. Is there a glue that, when it dries, is transparent?

phinner said...

You can leave the labels *as is* after cutting them out, which will give them the white backing. Orrrr...

Sometimes there is enough adhesive left on the tape to stick the clear labels down. I've re-stuck labels on gold cardstock for instance after rubbing off the white paper. Otherwise, you can use white glue, which dries clear or one of the uhu glue sticks that also dries clear. I think double stick vellum tape may work too.

Cate said...

Phin, Thanks for the feedback. I don't know what your actual job is, but you are a natural for teaching!