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This nautically themed letterpress wedding invitation suite was brought to us by our friends at Gus & Ruby Letterpress. The use of the anchor and rope motifs throughout the suite do wonders in keeping a consistent theme throughout.
inks: midnight + gold | fonts: mina + inigo | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset | invite size: S7 for folio | folio: offset in gold + midnight | customization #: 16047
Gold and Espresso are one of the most elegant pairings of inks in our library. The submitted artwork sent to us by Paperkiss for this order was not only beautiful, but looked even better in print.
ink: gold + espresso | fonts: submitted artwork | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | submitted artwork | invite size: S8 | customization #: 16107 |
Nothing says “thank you” like pressed foil! For an invitation order, it’s expected that a thank you card would be much simpler. However, Alisa from The Write Stuff in Tampa has found a way to enhance the card without sacrificing writing space. Using the two foils from the Tatra suite is a great way to incorporate foil into additional card types.
foil: gold matte + gold shine | font: smock plaza calligraphy font | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: foil | card size: S6 | customization #: 16447 |
Fresh Ink in Jackson, Mississippi submitted these beautiful rehearsal dinner invitations to us for printing. The invitation has been die-cut in our plymouth style, which already makes for a stand out piece. The edges have been painted in metallic gold and add in an antique envelope liner for another touch of metallic – this stunner is complete!
inks: gold + olive | fonts: classic roman + submitted | paper: 2-ply ivory | invitation size: S8 plymouth die-cut | edge paint in metallic gold | offset back pattern: custom champlain in gold | liner: metallic antique | printing: letterpress + offset | customization #: 16269 |
This petite letterpress holiday card may be small, but it won’t get overlooked in the mail! A bright combination of cherry and gold make our spirits bright, while a hopeful message reminds us to believe there is good in the world. Thanks to Buchanan Ink for sending this good cheer our way!
inks: cherry + gold | fonts: gertrude + louise | paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | size: S5 | customization #: 16087 |
Over the past few months we’ve added lots of new foil + letterpress cards to our collection, and we can’t get enough of the shimmer and shine! Here are some of our favorite new gold foil cards, which would be perfect for wedding thank you notes or well wishes to newlyweds. So if you’re about to tie the knot or will be attending a wedding in the near future, check out our new foil cards today!
Smock’s 2012 National Stationery Show Invitations: Foil Stamping, New Calligraphy Fonts & New Designs Arrive!
It’s official: foil stamping has arrived at Smock! Today we’re sharing a special sneak peek of the letterpress invitations we printed for the 2012 National Stationery Show, and we think you’ll love the new additions we’re bringing to the line. We’re adding two gorgeous new fonts to our collection of exclusive Smock calligraphy fonts, and these invitations feature both of those new fonts! Plaza is an elegant, formal script based on Sarah Hanna‘s calligraphy, and Stella (based on a Kelle McCarter hand) has a more playful, whimsical feel. The invitations are just a hint at what’s new: besides foil stamping and new calligraphy fonts, we’re also introducing four inspired new wedding suites, 12 dazzling colors for foil stamping, 100% recycled coasters, and lots of cool new products for our Everyday line (including 6 new styles of double-sided gift wrap, new notebook styles, more man-friendly stationery, and much, much more!). A special thanks to master calligrapher Debi Zeinert from The Blooming Quill for addressing the invitation envelopes – aren’t they gorgeous!?
Foil stamping will be available at Smock dealers in early June, so stay tuned!
For the last week, we’ve been posting the honorable mentions for the Smock Design Contest. Now we’re down to the final three! Our good friend Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper chose our winners for this competition, and selected Alphagraphics Lyric Opera Invitation as the 3rd place winner. Here’s what Nole had to say about the design: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a corporate invitation that was so pretty! I love the patterns, the font selections, and the fold out layout. Gorgeous.”
Nole, we couldn’t agree more! It’s not often we get to print letterpress invitations for galas, concerts, or charitable events, so when we do, we tend to get pretty excited. This espresso and gold invitation to the Lyric Opera’s Charitable Subscriber Concert and Dinner was extraordinary! It was, indeed, a ticketed concert (which explains the use of the pocketfold), and the invitation invited 100 of the Opera’s premier patrons to dinner and a concert.
To the untrained eye, this striped, monogrammed pocketfold invitation looks beautiful and classy. For those who spend a lot of time at Chicago’s Civic Opera House, they’ll notice graphic elements that remind them of the gilded gold walls and ceilings of that very building. When designing the invitation, Amy at Alphagraphics used the opera’s Art Deco elements and color scheme as her guide. She created an invitation that was reminiscent of the old stately edifice, glamorous in its timelessness.
Her work was well appreciated by all! Both the Lyric Opera and the event’s attendees thought the invitation was a fantastic bidding to a wonderful evening of music and feasting. Bravo Amy, Bravo!
Congratulations again to Alphagraphics for taking 3rd place in our design contest. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.
Our wonderful friend Cheryl at Paper Studio in Ontario, Canada submitted this remarkable custom invitation suite to us for printing. It’s easy to get lost in the splendor of this simplistic set because it has the coolest customizations! The couple chose our elegant rousseau pattern for offset backing on their invitation, reply cards-and coordinated this with an envelope liner to match! The gold and taupe inks are perfect for a wedding celebration in the middle of the any season! We also printed what we think are the most adorable and whimsical double sided information cards we’ve seen in quite some time. Choosing a text-based invitation is an excellent way to keep your set looking classy!
inks: gold + taupe | fonts : custom| paper: 2-ply ivory | custom artwork: submitted | printing: letterpress | edge painting in gold metallic |back patterning: rousseau in gold + taupe |corner rounding | liner: the rousseau pattern in gold + taupe| invite size: S8SQ
We’re overjoyed to share these recently printed Lashar wedding invitations submitted to us by our friend, Linda at Pen & Paper in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. What better color combination is there than mulberry and gold for a wedding celebration in December? When guests open up the pocketfold they will see the most incredible wash of mulberry and we think this is where the set is most romantic. Around here we LOVE December weddings and the colors that come with the holiday season.
inks: mulberry + gold | fonts: cooper + smock clermont | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress |folio exterior: marav pattern in gold | folio interior: sinclair pattern in mulberry| invite size: 5.125 x 7.75