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Painterly rose gold birth announcements

We worked with our friends at Fat Cat Paperie to create Clio’s painterly rose gold birth announcements and coordinating envelope liners. Her parents drew inspiration from our Ellory invitation suite to create the cards, which paired a digitally printed watercolor wash with our rose gold foil. What a sweet way to welcome a new baby! 

Painterly rose gold birth announcements from Smock Painterly rose gold birth announcements from Smock Painterly rose gold birth announcements from Smock

foil color: rose gold shine | digital ink color: papaya | fonts + design: greenway + hutton, Ellory design | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-6 | envelope liner: miette pattern | customization #34589 | Fat Cat Paperie – Center Moriches 

Sidewalk Sale Survey

Did you attend our Sidewalk Sale here in Syracuse a few weeks back? Maybe you couldn’t make it because of the times. Either way, we want to hear from you! We’d love to get your feedback so we can make it as easy as possible for you to attend future events. Below is a super fast survey that will help us do just that! 

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Thanks for your input! Stay tuned for details on our holiday sale on November 11th & 12th! 

Navy + gold pineapple wedding invitations

Danielle and Jeffrey worked with our friends at Lion in the Sun to create chic navy and gold pineapple wedding invitations for their Montego Bay celebration in May. We letterpress printed their invitations in navy ink, and highlighted their names with gold matte foil. Bold navy striped envelope liners reflected the seaside locale, while the gold pineapple motif gave a nod to the Round Hill Resort logo. We created a navy combination card that invited guests to both the welcome dinner and the farewell brunch, which resulted in a beautiful layered effect when the invitations were assembled and wrapped with their bellybands. 

Navy + gold pineapple wedding invitations from SmockNavy + gold pineapple wedding invitations from Smock Navy + gold pineapple wedding invitations from Smock 

letterpress ink: navy | foil color: gold matte | fonts: Smock Ruby + Gill | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | sizes: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liners: bar pattern in navy ink | belly band: digitally printed navy ink + gold matte foil | customization #:31082 | Lion in the Sun

Harbour Island Wedding in the Bahamas

Melissa and John worked with Colin at Pulp & Ink for their wedding invitations and stationery for their fairytale wedding in the Bahamas. The couple selected our ombre Amira suite and personalized each piece in the same shade of pink that the bride chose for her custom Vera Wang wedding gown. Read on for their beautiful love story!

Custom pink Vera Wang wedding gownPink ombre wedding invitations from Smock

John Jacobs and Melissa Posh first met on June 9, 1994 at a party at Lake Point Towers. John, having just had shoulder surgery, was on major pain relief medication, causing his sense for adventure to be higher than usual. Melissa walked in, John approached, words were exchanged, and chemistry began to operate. For John it was ignited by Melissa’s spark of contagious energy and for Melissa, it was the aura of excitement and wit that attracted her. In a matter of minutes a romance had begun that culminated 22 years later in a fairy tale wedding for the ages.

John is a conservative wealth manager for the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Melissa is an entrepreneur in the food, fitness and fashion arenas. Although on paper, they were exact opposites, we all have heard the old saying “Opposites attract”. The twenty-two years seemed to fly by and there was never a day that Melissa did not get excited when John walked through their door at night. 

Their high rise home looked over Lake Michigan and it kept them in touch with their mutual love for the water. John had many hobbies: he was a pilot, an artist, a reader and musician with interests in the guitar and the piano.  Melissa was a creative type. She loved to exercise, run marathons, practice yoga, bake and cook, shop for fashions and always seemed to find the perfect gift to give to a friend or member of her large family. She was also an event planner, organizing a golf outing in honor of her father, Ed Posh, who was the head golf professional for 37 years. The event has raised over $700,000 for college scholarships for local area youth.

Beach wedding ceremony   Beach wedding ceremony seating

Most of all both Melissa and John were in love with deep-sea fishing and spent myriad hours cruising and fishing in the Caribbean waters.  John had bought a large fishing yacht naturally christened  “The Melissa”.  One of their first marine adventures was a trip to Harbour Island in the Bahamas. It was “Love at first Docking”. The island offered fantastic fishing for John and a three mile long pink sand beach for Melissa. You could even ride horses on the sand. The island was a match made in island heaven. It offered first class gourmet restaurants, fabulous libations, a sprinkling of beautiful boutiques, and it was small and intimate to boot. It was enough to keep them and John’s two children, JR and Lindsay, as well as several of their friends, family and clients coming back year after year.

On June 5th, 2015, twenty-one years after their first meeting, John flew Melissa down to the Island.  By now he had his own plane. He’d made a reservation at their favorite restaurant, The Rock House, and over the course of the evening actually got down on one knee and proposed. I bet none of you are scratching your heads over her immediate response.

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2016 Sidewalk Sale Recap

Our 2016 Sidewalk Sale has quickly come & gone, and today we’ve got a peek inside the sale tents for those of you who couldn’t make it out for the event! The event drew shoppers in to stock up on cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, gift tags, and more during the sale, with several local food trucks adding to the appeal. We’re also proud to announce we helped raise just under $400 dollars for Onondaga Earth Corps! We had a fun, carnival-style prize wheel where event-goers could donate $1 to spin the wheel and win a prize, with all proceeds benefitting this great local organization. If you missed the sale, you can take advantage of our online sale: use the code sidewalksale16 at checkout from now through August 31, 2016 to save 40% site-wide* on our everyday stationery essentials. Start shopping

Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk SaleA fundraiser for Onondaga Earth Corps at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale A fundraiser for Onondaga Earth Corps at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk SaleShoppers at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale  Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 and does not apply to invitation samples or custom orders. 

Double-sided bilingual wedding invitations

We worked with Debbie at RSVP Today to create Georgia and Matthew’s double-sided bilingual wedding invitations for their summer wedding in Crete. The couple chose our ultra-thick 3-ply paper for their double-sided invitations, which featured an elegant monogram flanked by our balsam wreath cartouche. Our exclusive Plaza calligraphy font was used on the English side of the invitations, as well as the monogram and the welcome, reply, and rehearsal dinner cards. Both sides of the invitations featured copper shine foil and sage green letterpress ink; the English side showcased the text in foil while the Greek side featured letterpress, and the design elements were printed in the opposite color for a mirrored effect. 

Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitation suite from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock with copper foil + light green letterpress

letterpress ink: sage | foil color: copper shine | fonts + design: plaza, cooper + minion pro; Dawson design | paper: 1-ply + 3-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-5SQ | customization #32893 | RSVP Today

Pastel Bat Mitzvah invitations

We completely transformed our Vista design to create Rachel’s pastel Bat Mitzvah invitations. An ever-so-subtle wash of digitally printed sea mist ink gave a soft, ocean-like look to the main invitations, while gold matte foil highlighted Rachel’s name and gave a glowing effect to the tiny stars sprinkled throughout the design. A striped watercolor envelope liner featured a gradient effect starting with varying shades of blue at the bottom and transitioning to the palest shade of purple at the top. 

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digital inks: sea mist + pool | foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: festus; Vista  | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: watercolor 1 pattern digitally printed in lilac + gossamer + sea mist + sky + pool inks | customization #32687 | LS Amster Company

Paint Party from Press Paperie

Remember these adorable paint party invitations that we created for Drue’s 4th birthday? Well today we’ve got photos from the actual soirée! When she initially came across the shirt that would eventually inspire the entire look of the celebration, Drue’s mother, Shelby (owner of Press Paperie in Fort Worth, Texas) thought it would be the most darling shirt for an art party – and we couldn’t agree more! Shelby put on the cutest celebration for Drue and friends, complete with festive painterly decorations, embroidered art smocks, and a canvas for each guest to create a masterpiece! We love how she used the theme to inspire the decor – especially the hand-painted table runners and the paintbrushes nestled into the floral accents. What a fun theme for a birthday party!

Custom painterly birthday party invitations from Smock
Paint party birthday girl
Vibrant floral wreath with paintbrushes | Paint party decor
Canvas + artist's smock for a paint party
Birthday girl in Kate Spade
4 year old birthday paint party
Painterly birthday party + bubbly
Paint party centerpieces
Paint party decor
Paint party birthday

All photographs courtesy of Press Paperie 

Olive green letterpress moving cards

When a stationery shop owner moves, you know they’re going to have stylish moving announcements! Recently we worked with Carolyn, owner of The Write Touch in Jacksonville, Florida, for her letterpress moving cards. The double-sided cards featured our Plaza calligraphy font on the front, with our lemons vintage print pattern adding a hint of flair to the back. Lined envelopes and corner rounding were chosen as finishing touches on these sophisticated cards, but our favorite detail has to be the petite paw print for Nicholas, Carolyn’s beloved golden retriever – so sweet! 

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letterpress ink: olive | fonts + design: barnes + plaza, Donegal | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-5SQ | envelope liner: olive tree vintage print pattern | patterned backing: lemons vintage print pattern | customization #33389 | The Write Touch

Gold and navy invitations with custom sleeves

Gold and navy is one of our favorite classic color pairings – and this Keira suite showcased it beautifully. Ryann and and Andrew opted to flip the orientation on the original design to create a vertical invitation, allowing for a more traditional layout for their text. Ruby, one of our exclusive calligraphy fonts (created just us by Molly Jacques) was used throughout the design, giving it a hand-calligraphed feel. A letterpress and foil stamped invitation sleeve contained each piece, which surely made an impression on every guest who received this stunning set! 

Custom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from SmockCustom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from Smock Custom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from Smock 

letterpress ink: navy| foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: Smock Ruby + Greenaway, Keira | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-8 for sleeve + S-5 | sleeve: letterpress printed gosford sleeve | customization #28686 |The Write Touch 

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