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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

Emerald green letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations

We love collaborating with our dealers to create custom invitations for all of our clients, but it’s a nice treat when we get the opportunity to collaborate with them for personal orders! Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with Evvy Diamond, co-owner of Nota Bene Paper, to create her son’s emerald green letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations. We customized our Trenton design for the occasion, and created an invitation, party card, and reply card along with lined invitation envelopes. Beyond setting the tone for the celebration, the suite helped inspire a variety of cool party accessories and favors, including custom water bottles, personalized straws, and foil stamped drink stirrers! 

Trenton letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations from SmockTrenton letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations from SmockTrenton letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations from Smock 

letterpress inks: pewter + emerald | fonts + design: timber + greenaway, Trenton design | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: stripe 4 pattern in pewter + emerald inks | edge paint: emerald | customization #31067 | Nota Bene Paper 

Support The Sweet Praxis with a Smock Gratitude Box!

Our friends at The Sweet Praxis are opening a storefront in downtown Syracuse later this summer, and we couldn’t be more excited to support this local business on their new venture! We teamed up with The Sweet Praxis to offer the Smock Gratitude Box, a new pledge option for their current Kickstarter project. Pledge $75 or more, and you’ll receive a Smock box filled with Smock + Sweet Praxis goodies, including a bag of almond toffee, vanilla marshmallows, brownies, a spiral-bound workbook, and assorted cards in one of our medium keepsake boxes. Visit The Sweet Praxis Kickstarter page to make your pledge by July 14th to receive one of these fun boxes. The best part? The box ships for free, so even if you’re not local you can enjoy all the goods! We did a fun photoshoot in honor of the collaboration and paired up some of our new gold foil stamped birthday cards with cupcakes from The Sweet Praxis for some celebratory inspiration – take a look! 

Smock + Sweet Praxis Kickstarter pledge box    Hip Hip Hooray + Birthday Cheer gold foil + digitally printed greeting cards and keepsake boxes from SmockHot pink + gold foil birthday card from SmockHappy Birthday turquoise + gold foil stamped birthday cards + Indigo and Turk gift wrap from Smock Make a Wish gold foil + digitally printed birthday card from Smock 

Smock featured by Weddings in Houston Magazine

The new issue of Weddings in Houston magazine is available today, and their stationery picks are a must-see! They highlighted six different invitation trends, including colorful florals, jewel tones, watercolors, vintage romance, art deco details, and modern metallics. Our Ashbourne invitation suite (with its pink vintage rose patterned envelope liners) was included with the florals, while our Vista suite was showcased in the collection of watercolor designs. Ingalls, a monogrammed suite with letterpress and foil details, was featured alongside a feminine selection of vintage invitations, and our modern Bloomsbury design was matched up with other modern foil stamped designs. Many thanks to Weddings in Houston for the feature! 

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Sophisticated springtime rehearsal dinner invitations

For their springtime rehearsal dinner at the University Club of Memphis, Carolyn and Keithley customized our Chapman design with elegant laurels from our motif library. The invitations were printed in a sophisticated color palette of sage and dove inks on our ivory paper, and paired with a sage green watercolor envelope liner. Our Belmont die-cut shape added a sleek finish to this elegant invitation set!  

Letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock

letterpress ink colors: sage + dove | fonts + design: etienne + inigo; Chapman design  | paper: 2-ply ivory bamboo | sizes: S-6SQ | die-cut: Belmont style | envelope liner: watercolor 5 in sage | customization #32147 | Mrs. Post Fine Stationery & Gifts

Rustic green + gold Greely wedding invitations

Kelly and Corbett chose our Greely design for their spring wedding invitations. We worked with our friends at Paper Place to customize the suite, which included a gold matte foil stamped invitation and letterpress insert cards printed in rich vine ink. The modern-meets-rustic look of the fonts and motifs on the invitation mirrors the style of Brazos Hall in Austin – a modern new event space with rustic architectural elements like exposed brick and wood beams. We were checking out the #BrazosHall hashtag and spotted a peek of Kelly and Corbett’s ceremony space on Instagram – don’t their invitations match the space perfectly?! 

Rustic green + gold wedding invitations from Smock Rustic green wedding invitations from Smock

foil color: gold matte | letterpress ink color: vine | fonts + design: festus + sargent, Greely design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | customization #31788 | Paper Place 

Elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations with foil envelope liners

We worked with the team at Houston Invitation Service to create Katherine and Stewart’s elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations for their March celebration. The entire suite — invitations, die-cut reception cards, and reply cards — was printed in gold matte foil, along with the patterned backing on the reception cards and inner envelope liners. All of the design elements combined for a perfectly polished look for this black tie wedding at The Hobby Center in Houston! 

Custom gold foil wedding invitations with hand calligraphy from Smock Gold foil wedding invitations from Smock Gold foil stamped reception card from Smock with patterned backing

foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: lazlo + supplied calligraphy, custom design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-5SQ + S-5 | die-cut: Belmont style | back pattern + envelope liner: amble pattern in gold matte foil | customization #30696 | Houston Invitation Service 

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