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Paper Party 2015!

We were thrilled to be sponsors for Paper Party 2015! Paper Party is an amazing event hosted by Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper, and this was our third year sponsoring. Bella Figura printed this year’s invitations, which featured a gorgeous design by Moglea, and Meant to Be Calligraphy hand addressed the envelopes. The party was held on the rooftop at Hudson Terrace, and Janice of Bellwether Events helped plan the event and kept everything running smoothly throughout the night.

Welcome Sign designed by Swiss Cottage Designs for Paper Party

We used a variety of our double-sided gift wraps to create jumbo paper chandeliers for decor! They looked so fun blowing in the breeze next to the disco balls.

Paper Chandelier made with Smock gift wrapGorgeous floral displays at Paper Party 2015

Dawn from Soirée Floral combined gorgeous peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and greens from Flower Muse with a few tropical flowers like king protea and pink ginger flowers to make the amazing floral arrangements that were used throughout the party.

Rifle Paper Co. swag bags at Paper Party 2015

Guests arrive early each year to snag a coveted Paper Party swag bag – and this year’s bag did not disappoint! The totes featured a design by Rifle Paper Co., and were filled with cards, notepads, pencils, and other paper goodies from a wide variety of vendors (our Miette thank you cards and our hot pink heart gift tags were included!).

Paper Party swag bag contents Oh So Beautiful Paper Swag Bag goodies  Oh So Beautiful Paper Swag Bag goodiesPaper Party 2015 - menus + decor

Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs (who is also a designer from our sister company, Bella Figura!) designed the giant welcome sign, cute cocktail menus, name tags, coasters, cocktail stirrers, and matchboxes that were featured throughout the party.

Paper Party - honeycomb, crepe paper, and paper air plant decoration clusters

One of our favorite decorative elements of the party were the clusters of honeycombs with gold paper air plants created by Mandy Pellegrin of Craftcourse — aren’t they so fun and festive!?

Gallery wall at Paper party 2015  Flower arrangements at Paper Party 2015 Flower arrangements at Paper Party 2015 Paper Chandeliers by Smock   Gorgeous tropical flower arrangements

Many thanks to Nole for inviting us to sponsor the event!

Photography by Charlie Juliet Photography

Paper Party Sponsors: Smock | The National Stationery Show | Minted | Etsy Wholesale Silhouette America Simply Framed | Rifle Paper Co. | Hester & Cook Design Group | Legion Paper | Postable | Mailchimp | May Designs StationeryHQ Flower Muse | Foryourparty.com Soirée Floral | Meant to Be Calligraphy | Moglea Swiss Cottage Designs | Alexis Mattox | Smilebooth

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!

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!

2014 Paper Party Invitations – Collaboration with Oh So Beautiful Paper, Mr. Boddington’s Studio + Mohawk

We were thrilled to be asked again this year to print the 2014 Paper Party invitations. This year’s invitation for the amazing event put on by Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper was designed by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, and we printed the invitations on Mohawk Superfine paper. Take a look at some of the photos – didn’t the invitations turn out beautifully? We love the calligraphy from Michele at Meant to Be Calligraphy and the stamps & envelope liners add a fun finishing touch!

2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper   2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Design: Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Printing: Smock | Paper: Mohawk, Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 130 lb | Envelopes: Mohawk, Loop Antique Vellum Kraft 80 text in A7 size | Envelope Address Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy 

Photos courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper 

Smock at the National Stationery Show 2014

We’re back from our annual trip to the National Stationery Show, where a handful of members from the Smock team enjoyed a fun, paper-filled week and got the chance to see a lot of our amazing retailers! We made some changes to our booth design this year, switching from large, panel displays to sleek shelves for our greeting cards, and selecting new fabric and carpeting. One of our favorite changes for this year was our decorative gift wrap display! Each year we also create a decorative element to dress up our booth, and for this year we decided to make decorative diamonds using our new gift wrap. Check out some of our shots from set-up and the finished booth!

Smock 2014 National Stationery Show booth2014 National Stationery Show - Smock booth setup

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We were also honored by the Greeting Card Association with our third (!) Louie Award for our “Elfing” holiday card in the humorous holiday card category $3.50 and up. The GCA put on an amazing gala for the Louie Awards, which featured a cute candy theme (check out those giant gumdrops!) that was also present in the Louie Award Exhibit at the Javits Center during the show.

2014 GCA Louie Display

One of our favorite things about the Stationery Show? Paper Party! We were sponsors again this year for the Oh So Beautiful Paper 2014 Paper Party, and we had the pleasure of collaborating with Mohawk Paper and Mr. Boddington’s Studio to create the invitations for the event. Our gift wrap was even used to make giant paper flowers for some of the Paper Party decor!

2014 Paper Party with giant Smock gift wrap flower decorThe Smock team at the Paper Party photo booth!

Be sure to check out our new arrivals to see all of the new cards, gift wrap, boxes, and more that debuted at the show! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi at our booth!

Paper Party flower photos courtesy of Charlie-Juliet Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper 

National Stationery Show Invitations for 2014

We’re hard at work with last minute preparations for the upcoming National Stationery Show, but we had to take a minute to share our 2014  National Stationery Show invitations. We’re loving the look of digital printing paired with foil stamping, so this year’s set included one of our vintage print patterns and a new watercolor fade pattern with tawny matte foil! A watercolor envelope liner tied the invitations together. Our BFF Bella Figura will be making an appearance at the show this year, so we printed a beautiful blind debossed invitation with tawny matte foil and custom hand calligraphy accents by Elizabeth Hardin on Bella Figura’s rich cotton paper. We’ll be launching a brand new Mitzvah album at the show, along with lots of new Everyday products, so be sure to stop by our booth – #2341 – to say hi!

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2013 National Stationery Show Recap

It’s hard to believe that the 2013 National Stationery Show has already come and gone! We had a great time at the show catching up with our Smock dealers and introducing new products, and we were beyond excited to be honored by the Greeting Card Association with our second Louie award for our “Like Campfires” letterpress love card! Smock also sponsored Oh So Beautiful Paper’s 2013 Paper Party, so it was a busy week for the team in New York! Here’s a peek at our booth display and some of the new products we introduced at the show. We’ll be posting a follow-up later this month complete with a DIY tutorial on how to make our festive cone garland!

Smock's 2013 National Stationery Show booth display

Smock's letterpress cards on display at the 2013 National Stationery Show | Photography courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper

Here’s a sneak peek at some of our new holiday gift wrap, and a close-up of our decorative gift wrap display featuring hundreds of colorful cones.

Double-sided gift wrap from Smock on display at the 2013 National Stationery Show

We also added new boxes and letterpress coasters to our line-up, too — keep an eye out for these great new products in a Smock store near you!

Smock introduced a variety of new letterpress cards, coasters, and studio goods at the 2013 National Stationery Show

Our new kraft collection was a huge hit as well!

kraft keepsake boxes from Smock at the National Stationery Show

Photography courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper

Smock’s 2013 National Stationery Show Invitations

It’s hard to believe there are less than two weeks until the 2013 National Stationery Show! We’ve been hard at work pulling together the last minute details for the show, and we’re excited to be introducing lots of exciting new products (like an amazing new custom wedding album, and fun stuff like coasters, new keepsake boxes and colorful gift wrap from our Everyday line!). The invitations we printed for the show feature a sampling of the new offerings our latest album will contain: colorful digital liners, a new ticket style sleeve, elegant new foil colors, and Ruby: a brand new, Smock-exclusive calligraphy font by Molly Jacques! We can’t wait to show you everything that’s new, but for right now, we’ll share photos of our National Stationery Show invitations to give you a hint at the beautiful new things to come. Be sure to stop by booth #2341 to see it all in person!

Smock letterpress printed and foil stamped these invitations for the 2013 national staitonery show

Smock's letterpress and foil stamped National Stationery Show invitations

Smock's letterpress and foil stamped National Stationery Show invitations

Letterpress wedding invitation and custom ticket-style sleeve

 

Smock’s 2012 National Stationery Show Invitations: Foil Stamping, New Calligraphy Fonts & New Designs Arrive!

It’s official: foil stamping has arrived at Smock! Today we’re sharing a special sneak peek of the letterpress invitations we printed for the 2012 National Stationery Show, and we think you’ll love the new additions we’re bringing to the line. We’re adding two gorgeous new fonts to our collection of exclusive Smock calligraphy fonts, and these invitations feature both of those new fonts! Plaza is an elegant, formal script based on Sarah Hanna‘s calligraphy, and Stella (based on a Kelle McCarter hand) has a more playful, whimsical feel. The invitations are just a hint at what’s new: besides foil stamping and new calligraphy fonts, we’re also introducing four inspired new wedding suites, 12 dazzling colors for foil stamping, 100% recycled coasters, and lots of cool new products for our Everyday line (including 6 new styles of double-sided gift wrap, new notebook styles, more man-friendly stationery, and much, much more!).  A special thanks to master calligrapher Debi Zeinert from The Blooming Quill for addressing the invitation envelopes – aren’t they gorgeous!?

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Smock's 2012 National Stationery Show invitation - complete with foil stamping and hand calligraphed envelopes

Foil stamping will be available at Smock dealers in early June, so stay tuned!

National Stationery Show Part II – The Invitations

Long before leaving town and setting up temporary residence in the Javits Center for the 2011 National Stationery Show, our design team was hard at work creating the perfect letterpress invitation to wow would-be visitors. Printed in vibrant hot pink and papaya inks, the invitation features highlights from our new letterpress wedding album including inspired new fonts, our show-stopping letterpress sleeve, and a great die-cut invitation shape. (Yes! We now offer letterpress sleeves and die-cuts in two awesome shapes!)

Our latest designs (which we’ll share more of here soon) are all about inspired typography, bold and cheerful color, perfect patterns and an abundance of embellishment options. Letterpress sleeves, new letterpress printed belly bands, die-cuts, hand bordering, custom postage stamps and more! Albums ship in just a few weeks so visit your local Smock retailer for all of the goods!

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