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The 2015 National Stationery Show

We’re back from another successful year at the National Stationery Show! This year we moved to a larger space, so we took advantage of the opportunity to redesign our booth. We wanted the space to feel open and inviting, so we created a back wall the ran the entire length (40 feet) of the booth, with both ends open and accessible. The back wall of the booth was covered with a textured charcoal fabric, to which we adhered our product samples — the dark background really made everything pop! When it came to our favorite part — the decorative elements — we drew inspiration from some of our new cards and opted for a party-like theme, creating enormous ribbon curls with our gift wrap that spanned the length of the booth and covered an entire panel of our display.

Smock at the 2015 National Stationery Show
Smock at the 2015 National Stationery Show

We created a custom box tree to showcase our nested sets of keepsake boxes, and perched flags with our booth number on top so that we were easy to spot from a distance. Every year debut a variety of new products at the show, and this year was no exception: we introduced new gift wrap patterns and keepsake boxes, lots of new cards, calendars, art prints, coasters, gift tags, and more. We also launched two new albums at the show: Smock Wedding Volume 6, as well as our first ever Holiday album. These new custom designs, as well as our new Everyday offerings, will be available on our website soon!
Smock at the 2015 National Stationery Show
Smock at the 2015 National Stationery Show
Smock at the 2015 National Stationery Show
Smock + Bella Figura at the 2015 National Stationery Show

In addition to the 2015 National Stationery Show, we were excited to be a part of another event: Paper Party! Smock sponsored the amazing event, which is hosted each year by Oh So Beautiful Paper. Our BFF Bella Figura printed this year’s invitations, and we created paper chandeliers to help decorate the event.
The invitations for Paper Party 2015
Paper chandeliers at Papery Party 2015

Many thanks to Nole at Oh So Beautiful Paper to inviting us to be a part of the event, and thanks to all of our amazing dealers who made time to see us at the show! We can’t wait for 2016!

Romantic floral watercolor bridal shower invitations

We worked with Shayne at Ink Papery to create these darling invitations for Chelsea’s bridal shower. Letterpress printed in pink ink, the invitations feature our Plaza calligraphy font and a gorgeous patterned backing filled with romantic floral watercolors. We duplexed the letterpress invitation to the digitally printed patterned backing to make the invitation ultra thick, then edge painted the piece with pretty pink ink as a finishing touch. MaryKate Moon addressed the invitation envelopes in a pretty pink ink to match, and also calligraphed matching table cards and place cards for the celebration.

Romantic floral watercolor bridal shower invitations from SmockRomantic floral watercolor bridal shower invitations from Smock Hand calligraphed envelopes + watercolor bridal shower invitationsRomantic floral watercolor bridal shower invitations from SmockHand calligraphed place cards + table numbersHand calligraphed envelopes + watercolor bridal shower invitations

letterpress ink: pink |  fonts: smock plaza + sans capitals | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory, duplexed invitation | size: S-8 + 5.25 x 3.5 | back patterning + envelope liners: digitally printed, custom submitted artwork | edge painting: pink | customization #: 26269 | Ink Papery

Coral letterpress wedding + rehearsal dinner invitations

Amanda and David customized our Rainier design for their May wedding on Kiawah Island. Letterpress printed in coral ink, their invitation suite included a reply card, rehearsal dinner invitations, and whimsical patterned envelope liners. A touch of tawny matte foil was used to highlight the names of the bride and groom on the invitations.

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letterpress ink: coral |  foil color: tawny matte | fonts: jules + lawrence | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 |envelope liners: tiahu pattern in coral | customization #26271 | Mac & Murphy

2015 National Stationery Show Mailers

It’s almost time for the 2015 National Stationery Show! To kick things off, we recently sent out announcements to spread the word on our new offerings for this year’s show. We chose a sophisticated color palette of black, white, and gold matte foil, and created informative cards that doubled as art prints. Our new foil stamped envelope liners made their debut, and we purchased some gorgeous postage stamps from the USPS as a finishing touch. We hope you’ll come see us at the show — we’ll be in booth #1840!

Smock's 2015 National Stationery Show mailers Smock's 2015 National Stationery Show mailers Smock's 2015 National Stationery Show mailers Bella Figura's 2015 National Stationery Show Mailers

PS: check us out on Instagram to catch a peek at the postage stamps we used on the envelopes!

Smock + Bella Figura Trunk Show at Cambridge Street Papers

We’re heading to New Jersey! Join us this Saturday, April 25 from 11am – 4pm for a trunk show event at Cambridge Street Papers. We’re offering 25 free invitations with the purchase of 75 invitations or more to trunk show attendees. Email cambridgestpapers@yahoo.com to secure your spot today!

Smock + Bella Figura Trunk Show at Cambridge Street Papery

*The fine print: buy 75 get 25 promotion applies to wedding orders and can include invitations, reply cards, save the dates, menus, programs, or any other wedding-related stationery item.

Ocean inspired 50th Birthday Party invitations

A lavish affair calls for a special invitation! We customized our Walsh design for Jeffrey’s 50th birthday party invitations by changing the orientation and adding a conch shell from our motif library. We also included ocean inspired motifs on the events card, which outlined the various activities being offered to guests during the three day celebration.

Ocean inspired, letterpress printed 50th Birthday party invitations from Smock Ocean inspired, letterpress printed 50th Birthday party invitations from Smock Ocean inspired, letterpress printed 50th Birthday party invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: papaya + midnight | fonts: Smock Spencerian + Graham | paper: 2-ply + 1-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-6 | customization #25843

Rustic wedding invitations with wildflower inspired envelope liners

Brynn and Thomas selected our Mimosa vintage print pattern for the envelope liners on their rustic wedding invitations. Letterpress printed in taupe ink, the invitations feature our Cimarron design with gold matte foil stamped accents and included reply cards and a petite website card.

Rustic wedding invitations from Smock
Rustic wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: taupe |  foil color: gold matte | fonts: woodville + fitch + sutton | paper: 1-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-3 | envelope liner: mimosa vintage print pattern | customization #22005 | Union Street Papery

Modern bridal shower invitations

We we worked with Heather at Posh Parties & Paper to create these modern bridal shower invitations. Digitally printed on our white bamboo paper, these petite invitations are reply card sized and included an email address for regrets. A cheery yellow monogram created with our Huxley cartouche and a kincaid patterned envelope liner added an extra splash of color to this sweet set!

Modern bridal shower invitations from Smock

digital inks: verbena + silver | fonts: brecht + lawrence | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-5 | envelope liners: kincaid pattern in verbena | customization #26391 | Posh Parties & Paper

Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations with custom hand calligraphy

Stephanie and William worked with Union Street Papery’s exclusive in-house calligrapher Mo Seder to create custom hand calligraphy for their sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations. Printed in a soft color palette of jute and sea mist inks on our ivory paper, these elegant wedding invitations helped set the tone for the couple’s recent wedding at the William Aiken House in downtown Charleston. Their invitation set included a petite website card to provide guests with additional information as well as classic reply cards. Both insert cards featured our Evans motif, which added a subtle hint of color.

Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations with custom hand calligraphy from Smock Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations with custom hand calligraphy from Smock Sophisticated letterpress wedding invitations with custom hand calligraphy from Smock

letterpress inks: jute + sea mist | hand calligraphy:  submitted | paper: 2-ply + 1-ply ivory | size: S-8 + S-5 + B1 | envelope liners: croft pattern in jute | Evans cartouche | customization #26177 | Union Street Papery

Custom garden inspired bridal shower invitations

We worked with our friends at The Dandelion Patch to create these elegant bridal shower invitations for Genevieve’s celebration at The Hay-Adams. Inspired by our 2013 National Stationery Show mailers, the invitations combined a fresh color pairing of tawny matte foil with mint letterpress ink, with organic leaves blossoming throughout the piece.

Custom letterpress + foil bridal shower invitations from SmockCustom letterpress + foil bridal shower invitations from SmockCustom letterpress + foil bridal shower invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: mint |  foil color: tawny matte | fonts: cahun + engravers | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 | customization #24610 | The Dandelion Patch

 

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