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2014 Paper Party Invitations – Collaboration with Oh So Beautiful Paper, Mr. Boddington’s Studio + Mohawk

We were thrilled to be asked again this year to print the 2014 Paper Party invitations. This year’s invitation for the amazing event put on by Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper was designed by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, and we printed the invitations on Mohawk Superfine paper. Take a look at some of the photos – didn’t the invitations turn out beautifully? We love the calligraphy from Michele at Meant to Be Calligraphy and the stamps & envelope liners add a fun finishing touch!

2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper   2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Design: Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Printing: Smock | Paper: Mohawk, Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 130 lb | Envelopes: Mohawk, Loop Antique Vellum Kraft 80 text in A7 size | Envelope Address Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy 

Photos courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper 

Color-blocked Bat Mitzvah Invitations + Party Ideas

Our Peyton Bat Mitzvah invitations are all about making a statement. These bold, color-blocked invites feature a vibrant ocean folio with hot pink stripes and silver matte foil stamping. For a Peyton-inspired party, we’d tie in the cute star motif from the invitations with starry paper garland and other decorative elements (like paper poms and straws!) and colorful macarons to match.

Peyton Bat Mitzvah invitations + party ideas from Smock

Photo credits: Stars / Poms / Straws / Macarons 

Classic Fitzroy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Simple and chic, our Fitzroy design is a perfect choice for an elegant, black tie wedding. Allison and Steven chose our classic black ink on ivory paper for their letterpress wedding invitations, which feature Plaza, one of our exclusive calligraphy fonts. Our Fitzroy pattern was used for the envelope liners and tied everything together in the most sophisticated way.

Classic black & white Fitzroy letterpress invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: black | fonts: smock plaza | paper: 1 + 2-ply ivory bamboo | printing: letterpress | sizes: S-8 + S-5 | customization #: 21557 | It’s a Gift Paper Studio 

Ombre Gift Wrapping Ideas

Create a cute ombre effect by using some of our newest double-sided gift wrap! We created a peachy ombre effect on this tiered stack of gifts by using the single-color sides our Shimmer, Jute and Papaya gift wraps. We tied everything together with a sheer white ribbon and topped it off with one of our shiny silver foil gift labels for a polished finish. These look almost too pretty to open, don’t you think?

Smock foil stamped gift labels + gift wrap

Create an ombre gift wrapping effect with 3 sheets of Smock gift wrap

Roxbury B’not Mitzvah Invitations + Festive Party Ideas

For our Roxbury B’not Mitzvah invitations, we picture a vibrant celebration filled with lots of color and style. This invitation suite features a variety of our patterns in sea mist and papaya inks, so for a Roxbury-styled party we’d have colorful candy, fun fizzy drinks and a cute photobooth backdrop with colors and patterns to play off the invitations.

Roxbury B'not Mitzvah letterpress + foil stamped invitations from Smock

Photo credits: Drinks / Table / Backdrop 

Smock at the National Stationery Show 2014

We’re back from our annual trip to the National Stationery Show, where a handful of members from the Smock team enjoyed a fun, paper-filled week and got the chance to see a lot of our amazing retailers! We made some changes to our booth design this year, switching from large, panel displays to sleek shelves for our greeting cards, and selecting new fabric and carpeting. One of our favorite changes for this year was our decorative gift wrap display! Each year we also create a decorative element to dress up our booth, and for this year we decided to make decorative diamonds using our new gift wrap. Check out some of our shots from set-up and the finished booth!

Smock 2014 National Stationery Show booth2014 National Stationery Show - Smock booth setup

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We were also honored by the Greeting Card Association with our third (!) Louie Award for our “Elfing” holiday card in the humorous holiday card category $3.50 and up. The GCA put on an amazing gala for the Louie Awards, which featured a cute candy theme (check out those giant gumdrops!) that was also present in the Louie Award Exhibit at the Javits Center during the show.

2014 GCA Louie Display

One of our favorite things about the Stationery Show? Paper Party! We were sponsors again this year for the Oh So Beautiful Paper 2014 Paper Party, and we had the pleasure of collaborating with Mohawk Paper and Mr. Boddington’s Studio to create the invitations for the event. Our gift wrap was even used to make giant paper flowers for some of the Paper Party decor!

2014 Paper Party with giant Smock gift wrap flower decorThe Smock team at the Paper Party photo booth!

Be sure to check out our new arrivals to see all of the new cards, gift wrap, boxes, and more that debuted at the show! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi at our booth!

Paper Party flower photos courtesy of Charlie-Juliet Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper 

Elegant Bat Mitzvah Invitations + Party Ideas for Finley

Our new Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations are equal parts feminine, elegant, and youthful. Printed in our violet + gossamer inks on our new, ultra thick 3-ply paper and accented with tawny matte foil, these square invitations call for a celebration filled with pretty floral decor and the sweetest of treats.

Elegant + feminine Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations + party inspiration from Smock

Photo credits: Chair / TartsCake / Poms 

Glittering Gold Bat Mitzvah Inspiration + Dots Bat Mitzvah Invitation Suite

Our festive new Dots Bat Mitzvah invitation suite has party written all over it! Big, playful dots surround the invitations and other suite pieces, while gold matte foil makes this design shine. For a Dots-styled celebration, we picture lots of fun gold accents — like striped gold straws and glittery golden donuts!

Dots Bat Mitzvah party inspiration + letterpress and foil stamped invitations from Smock

Photo credits: Straws / Ornaments / Glittery donuts / Cake table

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