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Honoring Veterans at our 2018 Open Studio Event

We hosted our 2018 Open Studio event right here in the heart of Central New York on Saturday! This time around, we had the chance to honor our veterans. Guests who came signed a card that would be delivered to the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital. We also offered other letterpress take-aways to spread patriotic pride. As usual, we hosted a series of other interactive activities for our guests to enjoy. From wreath-making to printing demonstrations, we loved sharing a glimpse into our letterpress world. With the happiest time of year right around the corner, our holiday sale was a great way for guests to kick off the season. Thanks to all who stopped by and for those who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next year!

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 Open Studio

2018 open studio

Visit us for our 2018 Open Studio Event

It’s that time of year again! Smock invites you to create special thank-you cards for veterans during its upcoming 2018 Open Studio event on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M at the Delavan Center located at 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York. In addition to crafting letters, veterans in attendance will receive a complimentary letterpress coaster from all of us here at Smock.

At this special event, guests will have the opportunity to write personalized thank-you cards for veterans, see letterpress in action, and even get a personalized tour of our shop.  As always, we’ll have craft projects and a coloring station for guests of all ages to enjoy. With the holidays right around the corner, letterpress holiday cards and gift wrap will also be available for purchase.

Wreath-Making Workshop

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! Be sure to check out the Smock Open Studio event on Facebook for updates.

2018 Smock Wreath Making Workshop Open Studio

We will be offering two separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event. Workshop sessions will be $20 each and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. 

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2018 Smock Open Studio

Event Details

  • When: Saturday, November 10, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Where: Delavan Center, 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York. Guests to enter at the 515 W. Fayette St. entrance
  • Admission: FREE
  • Parking: Available in the main parking lot of the Delavan Center and along Niagara St. and Wyoming St.

Promotions

  • Bring a reusable bag to receive 10% off
  • Veterans receive a FREE letterpress coaster

Colorful 50th birthday invitations in Lime and Pewter

We worked with Union Street Papery to create these colorful 50th birthday invitations for Joanna. The invitation printed in Lime and Pewter letterpress with Silver Shine accents set the tone for the big celebration to come. The same color palette was carried over to the reply and weekend event cards. Finally, an organic stripes envelope liner pattern played up the fun factor within this suite even further.

colorful 50th birthday invitations

colorful 50th birthday invitations

colorful 50th birthday invitations

Letterpress color: Lime + Pewter | Foil color: Silver Shine | Fonts: Moderno, Darling + Barber | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Cotton, 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Size: S-8 | Liner: Organic Stripe in Lime | Customization: 40374 | Union Street Papery

Subtle and sweet nautical letterpress wedding invitations

Lauren and Thomas used our Ashbourne design as the inspiration for their nautical letterpress wedding invitations created thanks to the help of Fat Cat Paperie. They kept the Sand letterpress border and combined this with Navy letterpress as a seafaring nod to their reception venue of Peconic Bay Yacht Club. Other subtle yet purposeful touches include the compass, starfish and anchor motifs found on the weekend festivities card also printed in Navy letterpress. The reply card was kept simple and clean as another piece within the suite. They added an envelope liner pattern as a sweet way of incorporating a map of the area with heart motifs highlighting places of importance to the bride and groom. It’s easy to say that Ashbourne was the perfect invitation inspiration for Lauren and Thomas’s nautical affair.

nautical letterpress wedding invitations

nautical letterpress wedding invitations

nautical letterpress wedding invitations

Letterpress color: Navy + Sand | Fonts: Nave Inline & Harriet | Design: Ashbourne | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Cotton, 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Size: S-8 | Liner: Submitted pattern in Jute + Cardinal | Customization: 39496 | Fat Cat Paperie

Picture Perfect Save the Date

photo save the date

We see a variety of save the date styles come through our shop, but some of our favorites include a snapshot of the bride and groom to be. Using a photo from your engagement session is a great way to personalize your save the date and make it completely your own. Take a peek at some of the different ways we have printed these type of save the dates below!


Kelsey and Mark decided to go for a dramatic black and white photo that covered the entirety of their save the date with a splash of Gold Matte foil for an added wow factor.  They also decided to add a botanical cartouche that held their monogram which can be easily carried over to other paper goods likes invitations and day of pieces for consistency.  Save the dates are also a great place to include any website information so that your guests can get a sneak peek of what’s to come! We’re so glad we got the chance to work with Jenny’s Paper, Ink to make this save the date come to life. 

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk | fonts: inigo + hello beautiful | paper: 2 ply white bamboo | size: S6 | customization: 37143 | Jenny’s Paper, Ink


Martha and AJ’s Pawley’s Island wedding was announced using a save the date with a mint watercolor pattern, gold foil wording justified to the right, and their photo perfectly framed to the left. This sweet save the date set the tone for their spring affair and it couldn’t have come together without the help of our friends at Just Paper and Tea.

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: mint + cmyk | fonts: fratellonick + adorn garland script | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S6 | customization: 35944 | Just Paper and Tea


Thanks to the help of  The Write Touch, this Florida couple opted for an oversized save the date with sprawling Gold Matte foil text displayed across their photo. The bright pink from the bride to be’s dress gave this save the date an extra punch of unexpected color. They paired their save the date with our Pearl pattern envelope liner for a final touch of playfulness.

photo save the datefoil stamping color: gold matte | digital printing: cmyk | fonts: smock plaza + worthington | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | customization: 35943 | The Write Touch

Smock hosts 6th Annual Sidewalk Sale Featuring Letterpress, Food Trucks and Prizes

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 2nd from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM for our 6th annual Smock Sidewalk Sale. Complete with deeply discounted letterpress cards, gift wrap, stationery goods, and more! Oh, did we mention we will be selling our LIMITED EDITION KEEPSAKE BOXES?! Don’t forget to bring a reusable bag to save 10% off! Invite a friend and get your holiday shopping done early.

This event will be held at the Delavan Center, located at 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York 13204. Several area food trucks including PB & J’s Lunch Box, Toss N’ Fire Wood-Fired Pizza, and Gannon’s Ice Cream will be on-site for our guests to enjoy. We’ll also be offering a prize wheel, for $1 guests can spin the wheel for a chance to win FREE products or gift cards from Smock. All proceeds will benefit Onondaga Earth Corps, a local organization dedicated to empowering area youth through urban forestry projects.

Be sure to check out the Smock Sidewalk sale event on Facebook for updates!

Shop the 6th annual Smock Sidewalk Sale! August 2nd, 2018

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, August 2nd from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Where: Delavan Center, 509 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York 13204
  • Admission: FREE
  • Parking: Available in the main parking lot of the Delavan Art Center and along Niagara Street and Wyoming Street

Food Vendors

Promotions

  • Bring a reusable bag to receive 10% off
  • For $1, guests can spin a prize wheel for a chance to win free products or gift cards from Smock. All proceeds benefit Onondaga Earth Corps, a local organization dedicated to empowering area youth through urban forestry projects. 

Red, White, & Bloom

This time of year calls for bursts of red, pops of white, and in the stationery world, it’s all about the blooms too! We pulled a few of our favorite customizations that reminded us of the approaching holiday and yet still incorporates the beautiful botanicals we’ve been seeing throughout the shop. Take a peek below to see what we’ve found:

 

Do you find yourself attracted to a more old-fashioned, vintage vibe? This timeless stationery below features a gorgeous red floral adorning the cards with traditional fonts surrounding the botanical imagery. There’s something about the combination of crisp black letterpress type and bright red that we can’t ever get enough of.

holiday

holidayLetterpress color: Black | Fonts: Copperlove + Capital + Didot | Design: Exeter | Paper: 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Customization: 40164 | The Stationery Company

Searching for an invitation that’s equally as down to earth as your relationship? Look no further! This customization printed in our Pewter and Cardinal letterpress inks set the tone for a more casual affair in the summer months, while still adding a touch of elegance with the addition of a floral print envelope liner.

holiday

holidayLetterpress colors: Pewter + Cardinal | Fonts: Harriet + Nave + Nave Inline | Design: Prescott | Paper: 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Customization: 37125 | Papel New York

If it’s a pop of color that pulls on your heartstrings most, the customization below is calling your name. Our eye-catching Azure letterpress ink is the perfect fit for a wedding with a touch of modern flair. The contrasting patterns found on the border of the invitation, as well as envelope liner, play off each other perfectly.

holiday

holidayLetterpress color: Azure | Fonts: Harriet + Nave + Nave Inline | Design: Prescott | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Cotton, 1 ply Smooth Cotton | Customization: 37567 | Petite Paperie

Foil stamped wedding invitations with botanical accents

Marique and Derek’s were married this past January at the Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Their
botanical foil stamped wedding invitations reflected the aesthetic of their venue beautifully.  A plum letterpress border and a thin tawny matte border added a subtle touch of color yet still complimented the custom pattern scattered within the suite. This Haynes set included a coordinating reply card, rehearsal dinner card and accommodations card, all carrying botanical motifs throughout – including the envelope liner as to wrap everything up. This stunning suite wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our friends at Gus and Ruby!

Foil stamped wedding invitations with botanical accents from Smock

Foil stamped wedding invitations with botanical accents from Smock

Foil stamped wedding invitations with botanical accents from Smock

Foil color: Tawny Matte | Letterpress color: Plum | Fonts: Plaza Script, Social and Carrington | Design: Haynes | Paper: 2 ply Bamboo, 1 ply Bamboo | Size: S-8 | Liner: Custom pattern in CMYK | Customization: 40388 | Gus and Ruby

Foil stamped 90th birthday invitations with watercolor accents

Our Barnesly design is always a crowd pleaser and we have no doubt Helene’s guests were completely wowed too. These foil stamped birthday invitations with watercolor accents were made with a big birthday celebration in mind. Cloud and Silver Matte created a serene yet celebratory color combination, letting guests know that even though Helene is turning 90, she is still young at heart. Our bubble pattern mimicked the champagne that will surely be popped at the party to come.

Foil stamped birthday invitations with watercolor accents from Smock

Foil stamped birthday invitations with watercolor accents from Smock

Foil color: Silver Matte | Digital color: Cloud | Fonts: Selaive & Woodland | Design: Barnesly | Paper: 1 ply Bamboo | Size: S-6SQ | Liner: Bubble pattern in Cloud | Customization: 39379 | Cambridge Street Papers

Sweet letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations in Hot Pink and Jute

Our Keira design was customized for Sydney’s big celebration this past October. These sweet letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations had just enough of a feminine touch printed in Hot Pink with neutral Jute accents. The reply card was kept simple and clean in Jute for guests to leave their own message. The geometric Finn pattern in Hot Pink added tasteful contrast to a softer suite as the finishing touch. 

Sweet letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations printed in Hot Pink and Jute from Smock

Sweet letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations printed in Hot Pink and Jute from Smock

Sweet letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations printed in Hot Pink and Jute from Smock

Letterpress ink colors: Hot Pink + Jute | Fonts: Lawrence | Design: Keira | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Cotton | Size: S-8 | Liner: Finn pattern in Hot Pink | Customization: 40007 | No Regrets – MA

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