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Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations

James and Saragh’s wedding invitation suite reflects a monochromatic color palette with green as the leading color. These sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations carry a polished, classic kind of look that will never go out of style. While they decided to keep the cards themselves on the simple side, they played up the envelope liner by using our Payette pattern in Grass to match with the rest of the suite. To give this set a little extra love, a coordinating ribbon held everything together with a hand crafted monogram added as the finishing touch. Thanks to the help of our friend Shayne at Ink Papery, James and Saragh timeless invitation suite is something they will still look fondly at even after years of being together.

Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

Letterpress ink color: Grass | Digital ink colors: CMYK | Fonts: Plaza and Inigo | Design: Custom Created Design | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | Liner: Payette pattern in Grass | size: S-8 | customization: 38083 | Ink Papery

2017 Open Studio Event and Holiday Sale

We’re happy to announce that we are participating in the Delavan Center Open Studio this November. We’re hosting a shopping event on Friday, November 3rd from 5-8pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10am-4pm to kick off the holiday season! Come by our Syracuse print shop to stock up on discounted holiday cards, notebooks, keepsake gift boxes, and gift wrapping essentials. We’ll also be offering letterpress printing demonstrations with free takeaways, shop tours, refreshments, letterpress coloring sheets for the kids, and more. And we’re bringing back our popular wreath-making workshops, too! Join us for a fun crafting session that’s great for adults and for kids (we recommend ages 8 & up). Sign up for a workshop below!

Wreath-making workshops at Smock

Sign up for a wreath-making workshop at Smock

We will be offering three separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event: 6:00 pm Friday, and 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on Saturday. Workshop sessions will be $20 each, and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have wreath-making kits available for sale!

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Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets

We worked with Simply Put to create this memorable grommeted invitation for Lewis’ Bar Mitzvah celebration in Atlanta. These colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets contain captured moments from the family’s trip abroad paired with sweet annotations commenting about their experience. There is something to be said for an invitation that engages the guest in an interactive way and serves as a keepsake at the same time. After creating this unique set, we are confident that this was an unforgettable celebration!

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Colorful Bar Mitzvah invitation booklets from Smock

Letterpress ink color: Azure | Digital ink colors: CMYK + Azure | fonts: Submitted Design | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S-6SQ | customization: 35263 | Simply Put

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style

Take elegance, add a touch of nautical flair, and you’ll find Katherine and Matthew’s suite as the beautiful end result. You can never go wrong with classic gold foil stamped wedding invitations, but this couple decided to add their own twist by including a belly-band featuring an exquisite painting of Nantucket Island. The suite included other nods towards Nantucket like the motif of the island on the weekend celebration card and the nautical monogram on the invitation and thank you card. These kinds of accents made the suite harmonious in an incredibly tasteful way thanks to the help of Parchment Fine Papers. The watercolor envelope liner printed in Sea Mist was yet another subtle yet complimentary means of tying everything together.

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

foil stamping color: gold shine | digital ink color: CMYK | fonts: Cameron, Worthington | paper: 1 ply white bamboo, 2 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Watercolor 6 in Sea Mist | customization: 38415 | Parchment Fine Papers

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical affair

Elizabeth and John personalized our Prospect invitation suite to set the stage for their wedding at The Ritz-Carlton in Aruba. These rose gold wedding invitations were created thanks to the help of our friends at Fete Collection. The breezy script font combined with the more formal serif font gave the invitation a relaxed yet luxurious aesthetic. The additional pieces all printed in Jute letterpress mimicked the color of the sand guests will surely enjoy during their stay in Aruba. A rose gold envelope liner printed in our pearl pattern was a playful addition to the set. We can already hear the sound of the ocean’s waves and feel the sand between our toes after creating this wedding suite!

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

Rose gold wedding invitations for a tropical destination wedding from Smock

foil stamping color: rose gold shine | letterpress ink color: jute | fonts: Hello Beautiful + Capitals | paper: 1 ply white bamboo, 2 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: pearl pattern in rose gold shine | customization: 37186 | Fete Collection

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

An engagement is certainly a cause for celebration and what better way to set the tone for a party than with these botanical foil stamped engagement invitations. We were thrilled to work with Fresh Ink to create this Greely inspired set for Michelle and David. Tawny Matte has never looked better as the foil color enhances our Smock Gray paper with its champagne undertones. A sweet floral motif frames the couple’s monogram at the top of the design, while the gold leaf metallic envelope liner adds a polished finish to this lovely customization. 

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

foil stamping color: tawny matte | fonts: Velvet Hammer + Didot | paper: 1 ply Smock Gray | size: S-8SQ | envelope liner: metallic gold | customization: 37196 | Fresh Ink

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background

Our friend Desiree Jacobs at Heirloom Paper Company took our Amira design and put a fresh spin on it when designing these foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations for Jonathan. Instead of keeping the orientation vertical, they decided to hold the card horizontally, creating a unique take on the original design. The background was printed in Peacock, which was a perfect compliment to the Tawny Matte foil wording over top. The vibrant Peacock color was then carried onto the reply card and to the pattern on the envelope liner that tied everything together beautifully. A memorable monogram was also formed from the Hello Beautiful script which added a touch of whimsy to this charming set.

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

foil stamping color: tawny matte | letterpress ink color: peacock | digital ink color: peacock | fonts: Hello Beautiful, Shaw | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Mondsee pattern in Peacock | customization: 37238 | Heirloom Paper Company

Sweetly sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations

Sarah and Brett’s wedding was held at The Villa at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California. These bronze foil wedding invitations were the perfect first impression of what their big day would hold that coming June. With the bride and groom’s name first and foremost on the page dressed in a modern, free-flowing font, it’s easy to see that this wedding will be a sweet yet sophisticated affair. When their guests turn over the invitation, they will find a botanical pattern repeated in bronze shine adding a subtle wow factor. To give the suite a pop of color, our sage ink added another level of appeal to the reply and welcome party cards. The envelope liner was also printed in sage carrying a complementary leaf pattern as the finishing touch. 

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

foil stamping color: bronze shine | digital ink color: sage | fonts: Durham, Timber, Greenaway | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: watercolor leaves in sage | customization: 37610 | Events

Scholarly letterpress graduation invitations

To announce the graduation of J. Clayton Kennedy, these letterpress graduation invitations were sent to set the stage for a celebration to come. With Cornell as his alma mater, it only made sense that cardinal was chosen as the primary letterpress ink color within the design. Not only was this a celebration for J. Clayton, but it was also a way to honor the lives of both Barbara and Keith Kennedy who graduated from Cornell as well. Our Ivy League font emphasized this academic anniversary along with the mascot for an extra touch of school pride. The choice to keep the envelope liner simple in our Seneca pattern gave the suite an overall clean and polished aesthetic. We couldn’t have been happier to work on this set with our friends at the Preppy Pink Pony.

Scholarly letterpress graduation invitations from Smock

Scholarly letterpress graduation invitations from Smock

letterpress: Cardinal, Mocha | fonts: Gotham, Ivy League | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Seneca pattern in cardinal | customization: 38156 | Preppy Pink Pony

Classic letterpress wedding invitations featuring dreamy watercolor florals

There is something to be said for the simplicity of a classic letterpress wedding invitation. That kind of beauty could never be overdone, but we also love when timeless elegance is transformed through the marriage of modern day and old world printing techniques. We were thrilled to work with AGI Events to create these invitations for Ross and Rebeccas’s wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. The inclusion of the dreamy watercolor florals added a completely new level of interest to a traditional layout. Using black letterpress as the ink color for the wording was a perfect neutral against the colorful palette of the florals framing the page. To top it all off, an envelope liner with a sweet saying tied everything together to complete this suite.

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

Classic letterpress wedding invitation featuring dreamy watercolor florals from Smock

letterpress ink color: black | digital ink color: CMYK | fonts: Parfumerie, Serlio| paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: custom pattern in CMYK | customization: 37104 | AGI Events 

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