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The Intern Diaries – S’mores Dessert Bar Labels

Author: Kimberley Cathline de Rodríguez

Dear Diary,
I was designated as lead for the Kingsburg wedding on September 15, 2012 and Victoria assigned me a project to work on for the event. The wedding had a country/camping theme and Victoria had come up with the idea of a S’mores Dessert Bar. Guests would be able to roast marshmallows and create their own s’mores. In addition to the traditional graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, she had collected 20 different toppings that were going to be crushed so that guests could add any combination of them to their s’mores creations. Victoria gave me the assignment of designing and creating the labels needed for each crushed topping to sit out on the s’mores bar.

It was time to get to work! I knew the theme and Victoria told me the Bride had chosen Fall colours along with ivory. I headed out to Michael’s to see what type of paper they had and to brainstorm my ideas for the labels. I had been thinking about trying to find paper that looked like corrugated cardboard to use for the labels and when I walked into the paper department there it was! Perfect! I also found some great paper in different Fall colors that I thought would look great layered on the cardboard paper. I picked out some ivory cardstock as the final layer which would have the different dessert toppings printed on it for each label.

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Cardstock

The next step was working on designing the size of the labels. It took me a bit of cutting up scrap paper and measuring out different sizes for each layer before I came up with something that I thought was visually appealing. I also worked on creating a design for the layer that would have the dessert topping names printed on the ivory cardstock. I found a couple fonts that I liked and began typing all them into the template and then printed the names all out.

The next step was cutting! I cut all of the cardboard, which would be used as the first layer for the labels using a paper cutter.

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Cardboard cut to size for the labels

Then I cut out all of the cardstock in all of the different Fall colors I had chosen also using a paper cutter.

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Cardstock cut to size for second layer

The next step was that I cut out all of the ivory cardstock with the dessert topping names by hand using scissors. I couldn’t find a label template in ivory where you can use precut label designs and just pop them out. There were many in white, but no ivory, and so I had to do this step by hand. It was pretty tiring but they looked pretty.

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Now that everything was cut out it was time to assemble! I gathered all of my paper into piles and set up an assembly line.

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I rotated through the different colors of cardstock as I put together the labels and I did one complete label at a time. Slowly they began to take shape…

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The final product!

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Here are a couple professional shots from the event; the s’mores dessert bar was a hit!

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Check out my fabulous dessert label! Love it!

Love,

Kimberley

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Kimberley joined the Genesis Internship Program in early 2012. She has been assisting at events, creating event décor props, and learning floral design as part of the Program.

Kimberley adores flowers and anything that involves floral design. Kimberley is also our resident social media guru and if you have been to our social media pages you have see her influence. Kimberley enjoys writing and has been serving as an assistant editor for many of our paper documents and online content; she has also been a guest blogger on our Wise Brides blog since joining the Internship Program. Her creative eye, attention to detail, design skills and organizational abilities are a great asset to any event she assists with.