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Custom tri-fold holiday photo cards with gold foil

We worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create these darling tri-fold holiday cards for the Spangler family. The tri-fold card features digital printing on both the front and the back, and each panel highlights a different photograph. Gold matte foil was included to make the initial greeting stand out, and we created custom envelope liners featuring the reindeer pattern from our Merry gift wrap to add some extra holiday cheer. 

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foil color: gold matte | digital printing: CMYK process | fonts: Jules + Moderno | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-6TF | envelope liner: custom pattern based on our Merry gift wrap | customization #:31184 | Union Street Papery

Custom holiday photo cards with red shine foil

We love creating custom holiday cards and seeing all of the festive patterns and motifs come through the shop, but we’re always especially honored to print holiday cards for our Smock dealers. Last year we worked with Sarah Gallante, owner of Pom Paperie in Valencia, California, to create her family’s custom holiday cards. The front of the card featured a group photo of Sarah, her husband, her children, and of course their family dog Chibi in front of the most picturesque mountain scene. The cards also featured a “be merry” message with the year and family name in red shine foil on the front, while the backside of the card showcased individual portraits and an update on each family member. Confetti patterned envelope liners in various shades of red, blue, and gray tied all of the colors from the digitally printed cards together and made for a fun finish! 

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foil color: red shine | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Woodland + Darling | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-6 | martell design | envelope liner: confetti pattern in silver + sand + cloud + deep red + cardinal + cherry + pewter + navy | customization #31473 | Pom Paperie

Smock Store Spotlight: Ipanema Press

Today we’re shining the spotlight on Ipanema Press, a charming stationery boutique in the historic town of Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Ipanema Press specializes in custom wedding invitations and social stationery, and today we’re giving a peek inside their charming studio. We’ll let Adrienne, the owner of Ipanema Press, take it from here! 

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My name is Adrienne Kierans, the girl from Ipanema Press! Everyone always asks me about the name of my company. Am I Brazillian? Far from it, my father is from Ireland and mother from Brooklyn. And I’m not tall or tan (but have been called young and lovely depending on who you ask!)

The name comes from that famous bossa nova song. The word “bossa” is an old-fashioned slang for something that is done with particular charm, natural flair or innate ability. This is the essence of who we are so the name was a perfect fit.

Adrienne Keirans of Ipanema Press

I was a fine stationer in New York City for 6 years before starting my own company. I chose the historic town of Cold Spring Harbor to launch Ipanema Press in 2013 (the same year my first son was born). Our building dates back to the late 1800’s and was originally the home of a whaling captain. The original wood floors are still here – and are my favorite feature in the studio.

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I genuinely love helping new couples create custom art for their wedding. Our clients often tell us that their experience with us was one of their favorites in the planning process and that brings me great joy. We collaborate with the country’s most talented artists, calligraphers, and printers. We truly love what we do! A challenge is that we can only take 3 appointments per day in order for us to give each project and client the attention it deserves. This gets especially hard during the busy months of spring.

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Current favorite design trend? The mixing of print methods – particularly foil + letterpress + watercolor accents. It adds great textural interest and it just so unusual. Hoping to play with more print combinations in 2017.

If someone is visiting your shop, what are the other essential stops in your neighborhood?
AvaFlora – Lori creates the most gorgeous garden-esque floral arrangements and specializes in weddings.
Harbor Bridal – Leigh and Tori have a beautiful boutique of wedding gowns right in the heart of town.
Sandbar – the perfect spot for lunch on the harbor.
Sweetie Pies – they have the best ice coffee (the ice cubes are even made out of coffee, we are addicted!).

Smock wedding invitations available at Ipanema Press

Many thanks to Adrienne for giving us this peek inside her studio! Be sure to follow Ipanema Press on Instagram for even more inspiration from this sweet stationery boutique. 

All photos by Cadence Kennedy

Holiday Photo Card Ideas for Newlyweds

After the wedding has passed and the save the dates, invitations, and thank you cards have all been sent, you might find yourself missing the thrill of ordering custom stationery. Our solution? Custom holiday cards featuring your wedding photos! Friends and family will love getting a peek at some of your professional photos from the big day, and you can create a custom card that pairs your digitally printed images with luxe foil stamping or letterpress printing. Can’t decide on just one photo to share? Create a tri-fold or double-sided card to include multiple images! 

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And if you haven’t made it to the altar yet, you can always share your engagement photos instead! 

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Right now we’re offering complimentary rush service and free digital envelope addressing for custom holiday card orders placed by December 12, 2016 – there’s still plenty of time to get your cards created and sent out for the holidays! Let us take care of the addressing and all you’ll need to do is stuff, stamp, and seal your cards. Check out our collection of custom holiday cards for more ideas! 

Light lavender Barnesly wedding invitations

Alexis and David chose to customize our Barnesly wedding invitations for their July celebration at the Ritz-Carlton in Aruba. Petite save the date cards were printed in gold matte foil and slipped inside luggage tags to help set the tone for their destination wedding. For the main invitation, we switched things up by changing the watercolor artwork to a pale shade of lavender, and swapped the script font from the original design with a more formal script. Metallic glass envelope liners added a subtle touch of shimmer to these elegant wedding invitations. 

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foil color: gold matte | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Social + submitted script font | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-3 + S-5 + 3.5 x 2.325 | envelope liner: metallic glass | customization #29124 | The Dandelion Patch

Custom Jewel Tone Watercolor Bat Mitzvah Invitations

We worked with Toni at The Write Image to create these magical Bat Mitzvah invitations for Sophia. The set featured a range of rich. watercolor jewel tones in rich shades of deep purple, emerald, and royal blue. Gold matte and indigo shine foil stamping added a luxurious shine to the invitation suite, which included flat social notes, transportation cards, reply cards and party cards. Embellishments like coordinating custom envelope liners and indigo shine foil edging were added to complete the look.

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foil color: gold matte + indigo shine | letterpress ink colors: royale + orchid | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Hutton + Percy | paper: 1-ply white bamboo + duplexed 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8SQ + S-6SQ + S-5SQ + 5.25 x 5.25 + S-6 | foil edge: indigo shine | envelope liner: custom watercolor 3 | customization #30852 | The Write Image 

Holiday photo cards with Santa Claus envelope liners

Our friends at  The Inviting Place helped the Vawter family create these chic custom holiday photo cards using different elements from our design library. A black and white family photograph on the front of the card was accented by red foil stamped design motifs from our Merci Holiday card, while the reverse side of the card pairs a letterpress printed border with a second digitally printed photograph. Our vintage Santa Claus print was used to create a festive envelope liner to finish off the cards.

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foil color: red shine | letterpress ink color: pewter | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Nublia +Woodland | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-6 | envelope liner: vintage Santa Claus print | customization #31400 | The Inviting Place

Join us at the 2016 Buy Local Bash

If you’re in the Syracuse area, please join us next Monday at the 7th Annual Buy Local Bash! We’ll be there with a variety of products (including coasters, holiday cards, and notebooks!), and you’ll have the opportunity to discover lots of other great local businesses, too – enjoy live music, food and beverage samples, and shopping at this unique social event. The Buy Local Bash is a fundraiser for Syracuse First,  a local organization dedicated to shifting the community to buy local as often as possible. Pre-sale tickets are available online, and you can follow along on Facebook for updates leading up to the event. We hope to see you there! 

Visit Smock at the 2016 Buy Local Bash

2016 Holiday Shop Recap

Last weekend we kicked off the holiday season with a 2-day holiday shopping event complete with crafting and calligraphy workshops at our studio here in Syracuse, New York. In-house designer Jessica Downs (creative lead for our sister company Bella Figura) hand lettered a huge chalkboard sign complete with Bayberry inspired greenery to welcome shoppers to the event.

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We had so much fun hosting NYC-based calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart, who taught an intro to modern calligraphy course on each day of the event. Each guest received a personalized calligraphy starter kit during the course, which included two hours of instruction. We loved seeing how many people were inspired to learn this beautiful art form! 

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During the event, shoppers stopped in to stock up on holiday cards, gift wrap, gift boxes and more – and many took home limited-edition calendars! The calendars feature Virginia Hart’s hand calligraphy, and pair letterpress printing with digital printing in the loveliest shades of blue. If you missed out on the event but want to snag a calendar, be sure to follow us on Instagram – we’ve got a few left, and we’ll be  hosting a giveaway soon! 

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Our in-house crafting expert Jennifer DeRoberts taught wreath-making workshops throughout the weekend as well, showing attendees how to craft festive paper wreaths with upcycled, die-cut leaves made from our gift wrap and excess envelope liners from custom orders (we loved seeing foil liners sprinkled in throughout the wreath designs!).

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Join us for a gift wrapping workshop on Thursday, December 8

Join us for a gift wrapping workshop on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8pm! The class will be held in our studio, which is located at 509 West Fayette Street in Syracuse. Learn how to wrap like a pro during this 2-hour gift-wrapping session – your $30 class fee includes wrapping materials for 3 medium-sized gifts, and we’ll show you how to make unique gift toppers and create an invisible seam (each attendee will get 3 full sheets of gift wrap to work with, so if you have lots of smaller gifts, that’s fine too!). All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to our friends at Onondaga Earth Corps. You’ll have the opportunity to stock up on additional gift wrapping essentials during the event as well. Sign up below to secure your spot! 

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