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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 

Modern gold wedding invitations with watercolor accents

Amanda and Eric chose our Ellory design for their April wedding in Texas, opting for a gold color palette with pastel blue and green watercolor accents. We worked with our friends at Needle in a Haystack to create the set, which included a cute weekend festivities card and a response card in addition to the gold foil stamped invitations. An ocean-inspired watercolor envelope liner introduced a third color and complemented the mint green watercolor accents on each insert card beautifully. 


letterpress ink: gold | foil color: gold matte | digital ink color: mint | fonts + design: lavish, timber + greenway, Ellory design | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liner: watercolor 3 in mint, seamist and pool | customization #31973 | Needle in a Haystack 

Rustic Lodge-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Katie and Grant worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create their rustic lodge-inspired wedding invitations. Using our Cimarron design as a starting point, the couple customized the invitation to make it their own by incorporating a pine tree monogram along with a custom buffalo check patterned envelope liner. They used olive ink throughout the suite to keep everything cohesive. One of our favorite details from this set was the petite, double-sided website card that said “See you at the top!” on one side, and on the other, listed the website along with information regarding the chairlift ride to the celebration.  

Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: olive | digital ink: olive | fonts + design: sutton + harrison + woodville, Cimarron design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 +S-3 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33438 | Union Street Papery

Elegant gray business cards for AvaFlora

Today we’re excited to share a first look at AvaFlora’s brand new business cards, which feature our new white foil! Lori and Michael worked with Adrienne at Ipanema Press to create their new logo along with a new look for their cards, opting for white foil on our 100% recycled gray paper. A simple honeysuckle vine gives a nice nod to their craft (together they run a full service floral and event design boutique), while the rest of the card features sophisticated typography for a chic, modern look. 

Ava Flora gray + white foil stamped business cards by Smock Ava Flora gray + white foil stamped business cards by Smock

foil color: white matte | design: custom / supplied artwork | paper: 1-ply gray | size: B-1 | customization #34382 | Ipanema Press

Photographs courtesy of AvaFlora

2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

Save the date! Our 2016 Sidewalk Sale will take place on Thursday, August 18th from 10am-5pm and Friday, August 19th from 8am-4pm. Letterpress cards, calendars, art prints, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, and other stationery goods that are all made right here in Central New York will be available for sale at deeply discounted prices. We’ll also be offering a carnival-style prize wheel — for $1 each, you can spin the  wheel for a chance to win prizes ranging from free cards and notebooks to Smock gift cards — with all proceeds benefitting Onondaga Earth Corps, a local organization dedicated to empowering area youth through urban forestry projects.

Shop the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

One of our favorites parts of the Sidewalk Sale? The food trucks! PB&J’s Lunchbox and Gannon’s Ice Cream will be joining us again for lunch on both days of the sale (and PB&J’s will be serving up breakfast Friday, too!). Toss ‘n’ Fire Pizza will also be at the sale on Thursday, and Cafe Kubal and the Salt City Food Truck will at the sale on Friday. Follow along on our Facebook event page for updates! 

Modern textural letterpress wedding invitations

Marni and Ali worked with Desiree at Heirloom Paper  to create a cool take on our Flynn design for their letterpress wedding invitations. They personalized the design by adding our quilt pattern in blind deboss to the invitations, creating a textural element that was repeated throughout the suite. Our Clermont calligraphy font was used to highlight key elements on the invitations and insert cards, like the names of the bride and groom, RSVP card details, and events on their “Friday Festivities” card. Our quilt pattern was also used on their envelope liners, infusing a small touch of color to this modern set. 

Custom Flynn wedding invitations from Smock + Heirloom Paper Custom Flynn wedding invitations from Smock + Heirloom PaperCustom Flynn wedding invitations from Smock + Heirloom Paper

letterpress inks: black + blind deboss | fonts + design: clermont + modern, Flynn | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: quilt pattern in merlot | customization #32597 | Heirloom Paper Company

Gender neutral baby shower invitations

These sophisticated gender neutral baby shower invitations from Georgia Ann’s Paperie pair pewter and taupe letterpress inks on our ivory bamboo paper. We worked with Georgia to create a custom design using fonts and elements from our design library (like our lamby motif and our pavee border), and created a playful patterned envelope liner using our fleming pattern to match the whimsical invitation design. 

Little lamb gender neutral baby shower invitations from SmockLittle lamb gender neutral baby shower invitations from Smock 

letterpress inks: pewter + taupe | fonts + design: flora + woodville, custom design | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-6 | envelope liner: fleming pattern in taupe | customization #33389 | Georgia Ann’s Paperie 

Nautical rehearsal luncheon invitations

We worked with Adrienne at Ipanema Press to create these chic nautical invitations for Lauren and Gerard’s rehearsal luncheon at The Arlington. Our Prescott design was personalized with the addition of a knotted rope motif and custom striped envelope liners to keep with the the venue’s seaside style. An email was provided right on the invitation to collect RSVPs – an eco way to cut down on paper and postage! 

Nautical rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock Nautical rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock

digital ink: slate | fonts + design: nave + bell mt, Prescott design | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-5 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33179 | Ipanema Press

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