Archive for June, 2012
These recently printed letterpress Delano Bat Mitzvah invitations have become an instant favorite! These charming invitations were submitted to us our wonderful friends at Paper Studio in Ottawa, Ontario. We don’t doubt that you’re also going to fall head over heels for this charming suite. Pairing our raspberry and persimmon inks together is heavenly – and makes this suite all the more brilliant. So brilliant it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about a Bat Mitzvah invitation that helps mark such an important milestone in a young girl’s life. The charm is carried through onto the two color information card and the beyond gorgeous letterpress belly band. As far as Bat Mitzvah invitations go, this is definitely one of the most lively and radiant sets we’ve seen in quite some time – and we are smitten!
inks: persimmon + raspberry | fonts: mack + leighton | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | liner: the granby pattern in raspberry | letterpress belly band | invite size: S8
Union Street Papery in San Francisco, California submitted these darling baby announcements to us for printing. We think these announcements letterpress printed in cherry + sky inks welcome baby boy in the most adorable fashion. Here at Smock we offer a wide array of motifs for baby – so there’s definitely a lot to inspire proud parents. We fell in love with the bright color palette – which we thought was perfect for a new baby boy.
inks: cherry + sky | fonts: smock harrison + cooper block | paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | card size: S6
Our good friend Joanne at Cambridge Street Papers in Chatham, New Jersey submitted these contemporary letterpress bridal shower invitations to us for printing – and we think these are a real treat! We’re big softies when it comes to inkless blind deboss paired with the perfect ink color – and this set has it all! The bodin motif was printed with inkless blind deboss for a chic, subtle look, and the edges of the invitation were painted in grass – a somewhat unexpected edge paint color, but a fabulous embellishment for this set. The bouts of color do not end there – the back of the invitation was offset printed in our sinclair pattern – and this flood of raspberry makes this set all the more sweet.
inks: raspberry + inkless blind deboss | fonts : graham + smock bescal | paper: 2-ply white| printing: letterpress | edge painting in grass |back patterning: sinclair in raspberry| liner: the granby pattern in hot pink | invite size: S8SQ
Can we have a drum roll please? Why, you ask? Because we are over the moon excited for the launch of foil stamping at Smock! These custom letterpress invitations feature silver matte foil for the bride and groom’s name, adding just a touch of shimmer to this traditional wedding set. Foil stamping allows us to incorporate the very look of metallics onto custom printing. So now there is truly a way to make your own wedding invitations outshine the rest. Classic black paired with silver matte foil looks impeccable and clean cut on these. We’d like to thank our friends at The Write Image in Rockville, Maryland for sending us this amazing suite.
inks: black + silver matte foil | fonts: graham + alice | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress| liner: custom reverse champlain in black |invite size: S8SQ
Summer vacation is quickly approaching, which means graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors! Congratulate the special grad in your life with a letterpress graduation card from Smock, and make sure they’re ready for the real world with some stylish letterpress notecards, too!
This Burstell customization is truly striking, while nice, crisp lines on the invitation keep the invitation looking minimalistic. This set was submitted to us by our great friend, Jessica at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina. The exterior of the pocketfold showcases our grand clairveaux pattern which is letterpressed in our dove ink – making for a subtle, romantic vision. Open the pocketfold to our mondsee pattern which is a bit more modern – but this classic, text based invitation looks absolutely stellar. Our pool ink is a flawless choice- matching back to the couple’s venue at The Cloister at Sea Island. We feel that our pool ink radiates warmth and provides the perfect contrast with our dove ink.
ink: pool | fonts: elsie and inigo| paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | folio exterior: grand clairveaux pattern in dove | folio interior: mondsee in dove| invite size: 5.125 x 7.75
It’s time to kick off summer in style, so we’re teaming up with Urbanic Paper again this year for another fabulous Summer Social! We’ll be in Venice on Thursday, June 14th for a night of summer fun – join us to make a postcard (and send it!) and enjoy popcorn & snowcones. RSVP by June 12th to make sure you’re counted in for this year’s summer social – don’t wait, this is one shindig you don’t want to miss!
Father’s Day is June 17, and we’ve got some great new letterpress cards available just for the occasion! Tell dad just how much he means to you with one of these pretty cards – both read “Happy Father’s Day” on the inside and come with lined envelopes. Be sure to check out all of our man-friendly stationery for stylish paper gifts, too!
inks: taupe + inkless blind deboss + shell | fonts: etienne + worthington | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | invite size: S8
Take a splash into summer with a cool and colorful Helani letterpress wedding suite submitted by our friends at Kate’s Paperie – SoHo in New York City. Our smock spencerian calligraphy font is always a winner and is used for the couple’s name and wedding venue lines – which adds to the whimsical feel. Playful type and our robin’s egg ink really create the excitement for the wedding on the island of Turks + Caicos. What really has us pepped is the sensational wash of robin’s egg on the envelope liner – we can close our eyes and see the sparkling and inviting crystal waters. We think this invitation suite is spot on – and a perfect match to what we expect was a fabulous and unforgettable wedding celebration!
inks: robin’s egg + silver| fonts: graham + smock spencerian + engravers | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | corner rounding | liner: the sinclair pattern in robin’s egg| invite size: S8