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Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

An engagement is certainly a cause for celebration and what better way to set the tone for a party than with these botanical foil stamped engagement invitations. We were thrilled to work with Fresh Ink to create this Greely inspired set for Michelle and David. Tawny Matte has never looked better as the foil color enhances our Smock Gray paper with its champagne undertones. A sweet floral motif frames the couple’s monogram at the top of the design, while the gold leaf metallic envelope liner adds a polished finish to this lovely customization. 

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

foil stamping color: tawny matte | fonts: Velvet Hammer + Didot | paper: 1 ply Smock Gray | size: S-8SQ | envelope liner: metallic gold | customization: 37196 | Fresh Ink

Sweetly sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations

Sarah and Brett’s wedding was held at The Villa at Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez, California. These bronze foil wedding invitations were the perfect first impression of what their big day would hold that coming June. With the bride and groom’s name first and foremost on the page dressed in a modern, free-flowing font, it’s easy to see that this wedding will be a sweet yet sophisticated affair. When their guests turn over the invitation, they will find a botanical pattern repeated in bronze shine adding a subtle wow factor. To give the suite a pop of color, our sage ink added another level of appeal to the reply and welcome party cards. The envelope liner was also printed in sage carrying a complementary leaf pattern as the finishing touch. 

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

Sweet yet sophisticated bronze foil wedding invitations from Smock

foil stamping color: bronze shine | digital ink color: sage | fonts: Durham, Timber, Greenaway | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: watercolor leaves in sage | customization: 37610 | Events

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. 

Smock at the 2016 National Stationery Show

The 2016 National Stationery Show has quickly come and gone, so today we’re sharing a recap of our booth at this year’s show! Each year at NSS we introduce a variety of new products for both our everyday and custom lines, and highlights for this year include a new wedding album, lots of new cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, and 2017 calendars. All of these products will be available online soon, but for now here’s a peek at our displays. We decorated the booth with colorful tissue paper flowers to correspond with the new Flora collection envelope liners on display in the Bella Figura side of our booth. Take a look! 

Smock's booth at the 2016 National Stationery ShowSmock's 2016 National Stationery Show booth displaySmock's 2016 National Stationery Show booth display

We loved having calligrapher Sarah Hanna in our booth during the show offering on the spot calligraphy – it’s mesmerizing to watch her work!  

Sarah Hanna in the Smock booth at the 2016 National Stationery Show

And no Stationery Show would be complete without a trip to the Paper Party hosted by Oh So Beautiful Paper. We loved being sponsors again this year – here’s our team enjoying the event in front of the amazing display that My Mind’s Eye put together. So festive and fun! 

The Smock team at the 2016 Paper Party

Sarah Hanna + Paper Twist to offer custom map workshop!

Live near Charlotte, North Carolina? Our friends at Paper Twist are partnering up with Smock calligrapher Sarah Hanna to offer a custom map workshop on October 15th! Attendees will enjoy 4 hours of instruction, along with lunch & beverages, goodies from our Everyday line, and an art supply ‘petting zoo’ at the end of the class, where you’ll get the chance to check out Sarah’s supply recommendations. Interested? Email Sarah to sign up today — hurry, space is limited! 

Smock Calligrapher Sarah Hanna to host a custom map making workshop with Smock retailer Paper Twist in Charlotte, North Carolina!

2015 Smock Sidewalk Sale

Shop the 3rd annual Smock Sidewalk Sale! August 20-21

We’re having another Sidewalk Sale! Join us on August 20 + 21 to stock up on stationery essentials and grab lunch from some fantastic local food trucks! We’ll have a wide variety of letterpress cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, coasters, calendars and more to choose from. Check out the photos below from last year’s event to get an idea of what we’ll have available! 

Many thanks to the following local food trucks who are confirmed for the event: PB&J’s Lunchbox | Toss ‘n’ Fire Pizza | Carvel Ice Cream | Gannon’s Ice Cream. Be sure to check out the event on Facebook for updates! 

Smock's 2014 Sidewalk Sale Smock's 2014 Sidewalk SaleSmock's 2014 Sidewalk Sale

12 new wedding designs are here

At the 2015 National Stationery Show, we launched a variety of new Everyday products as well as two new custom albums: Smock Wedding Volume 6, and our first-ever Holiday Album. Volume 6 features 12 new wedding designs, complete with invitations, save the dates, and additional suite pieces. We also added foil stamped envelope liners (more to come on those!), plus stylish new patterns and fonts. Both of our new albums will be available to view in person at Smock stores around the country this summer, but here’s a peek at some of our new wedding suites! 

Nautical Prescott letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

Prescott is a nautical letterpress suite with modern charm. We love the additional pieces, too – the envelope liners and save the dates feature a vintage, nautical print while the digitally printed welcome party cards feature a bold shade of blue. 

Rose gold Ellory wedding invitation suite from Smock  

Rose gold shine is the focus of Ellory, a modern design suite with feminine appeal. Digitally printed patterns and cute motifs are featured throughout the additional pieces, such as the save the date, welcome party card, gift tag, and reception card. 

Rustic Haynes letterpress + foil stamped wedding invitation suite from Smock

Haynes has rustic charm with a touch of elegance. Letterpress printed and foil stamped on our ivory bamboo paper, the suite includes a photo save the date and vintage map patterns. 

Greely garden style wedding invitations with tawny matte foil from Smock

Foil stamped on our new, 100% recycled gray paper, Greely features tawny matte foil, delicate floral motifs and a modern script font. 

Donegal wedding invitation suite from SmockDonegal wedding invitation suite from Smock

Donegal is a formal suite with a hint of European flair. Printed with copper shine foil on our ivory bamboo paper, the design features our Plaza calligraphy font by Sarah Hanna along with vintage print patterns. 

Be sure to check out all of our new wedding invitations and order samples of your favorites today! 

photography by Rinne Allen.

Letterpress Graduation Party Invitations

We worked with Brittany at Spruce to customize our Aneto design for Megan’s letterpress graduation party invitations. Printed in coral ink on our ivory paper, these sweet invitations doubled as an announcement for Megan’s graduation from Western Washington University.

Aneto letterpress graduation party invitations from SmockAneto letterpress graduation party invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: coral | fonts: millicent + peale | paper: 2-ply ivory | sizes: S-6 | customization #: 23550 | Spruce Stationery & Design

Wedding Stationery Timeline Cards from Ipanema Press!

Our Smock Dealers are always dreaming up amazing things for us to print! We usually see lots of wedding invitations, save the dates, and social stationery, but from time to time we’ll get a unique project like this one from Ipanema Press in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Adrienne shared the inspiration for these cute accordion style stationery timeline cards – a helpful piece that she bundles up with baker’s twine (like a little present!) for her brides and grooms.

Letterpress Wedding Stationery timeline cards for Ipanema Press

We love to offer our brides gorgeous custom designs and also keep them organized and on track! When planing a wedding there are so many projects to juggle. This pocket sized stationery timeline is a great reminder for when items should be ordered and when to mail them out. My clients love to know what projects are next on the list and are always so thrilled when every task is completed in time!

We specialize in custom illustration, so we definitely wanted to include samples of that on this special piece. We love to experiment with different colors and thought this neon peachy pink was especially gorgeous. With letterpress you are able to print these amazingly vivid shades that you just can’t achieve digitally, so we wanted to take advantage of that!

Letterpress Wedding Stationery timeline cards for Ipanema Press  Letterpress Wedding Stationery timeline cards for Ipanema Press

letterpress ink: (custom) pantone 912  | fonts: submitted | paper: 1-ply white | sizes: 15 x 4 custom accordion fold (3 x 4 when folded) | customization #24115 | Ipanema Press

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