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Letterpress save the date booklets

We worked with Sweet Paper to create these letterpress save the dates booklets for Allie and David based on our Prescott design. They decided to use our Pool letterpress ink color for their wording which mimicked the serene ocean color in the photo chosen for the front page of their grommeted piece. The third page of the booklet even contains a list of accommodations to ensure that their guests book ahead of time to avoid booking during busy season in Charlottesville. We have no doubt Allie and David’s wedding will come together just as sweetly as their save the date!

Letterpress save the date booklets from Smock

Letterpress save the date booklets from Smock

Letterpress ink colors: Pool | Digital colors: CMYK | Fonts: Gothic + Eden | Design: Prescott | Paper: 1 ply white bamboo | Size: S-5SQ | Customization: 31771 | Sweet Paper

Pretty purple and blue letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations

We always love seeing what kind of Rainier customizations our clients will dream up next. These pretty purple and blue letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations are a perfect example of a harmonious color combination. Pansy, Gossamer, and Azure all came together in different ways throughout this suite, yet still tied back to the original invitation color palette. The Rainier pattern was another consistent element used in different ways that created visual interest and gave each card a sense of individuality. To give the set an extra dose of playfulness, an envelope liner was added to tie all the colors and pattern together effortlessly.

Pretty purple and blue letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock

Pretty purple and blue letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock

Pretty purple and blue letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock

Letterpress ink colors: Pansy from Bella Figura + Gossamer + Azure | Fonts: Jules + Scala | Design: Brynn | Paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | Size: S-8SQ | Liner: Rainier pattern in Gossamer + Azure + Pansy from Bella Figura | Customization: 38906 | LS Amster Company

What happened to Smock Everyday?

You may have noticed that the beautiful boxes, gift wraps, notebooks, and pre-printed cards are missing from our website. Sadly, we made the decision to discontinue the Everyday line as of December 31, 2017. The main reason was declining sales due to a tough retail market, but we are also changing to better support Smock Custom printing and Bella Figura printing. Our custom printing is growing and we want to give it more focus.

Thankfully, there are many other talented stationers making awesome paper goods. You might want to check out:

Thanks again for your support over the years and let us know if you have any questions. Also, please think of Smock Custom for your wedding invitationsbar and bat mitzvah announcements, and holiday card printing.

Timeless silver letterpress wedding invitations

Kate and David decided to customize our Wessox design for their North Carolina wedding this past fall. There’s something to be said for classic silver letterpress wedding invitations with an aesthetic that will never go out of style. The suite also contained matching pieces like a reply card, welcome card and website card. Each card was designed with a little extra something different to add more interest to the overall design, whether that be a border or a solid background color in a corresponding color. The envelope liner printed in Cloud tied everything together with the addition of a more traditional pattern as the finishing touch.

silver letterpress wedding invitations

Letterpress ink colors: Silver, Cloud, Sea Mist | Digital colors: Cloud | Fonts: Smock Plaza + Greenaway | Design: Wessox | Paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | Size: S-8 | Liner: Wessox pattern in Cloud | Customization: 38705 | Union Street Papery

Witty foil stamped New Year’s cards guaranteed to make you smile

We can’t wipe the grin off our faces while reading the clever greeting on these foil stamped New Year’s cards made with the help of Sweet Paper. With such a glamorous, celebratory front printed in Green Shine and Gold Shine foil, the back printed in simple, clean Black letterpress added an unexpectedly charming twist to the card. The pearl pattern envelope liner printed in Green Shine was a perfect addition in the way it mimics the bubbles of freshly poured champagne when the clock turns to midnight on New Year’s Eve!

Foil stamped New Year's cards from Smock

Foil stamped New Year's cards from Smock

Letterpress ink colors: Black | Foil colors: Green Shine and Gold Shine | Fonts: Revival, Lavish, Greenaway | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply white bamboo | Size: S-6 | Liner: Pearl pattern in Green Shine Customization: 31447 | Sweet Paper

Join Us for a Holiday Sale

Join us for a two-day holiday shopping event at our studios in Syracuse, NY on December 8th and 9th. We are partnering with the Food Bank of Central New York, and any customer that brings a canned food item or cash donation ($5 minimum) will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Bring in a reusable bag and receive a free gift. A variety of products will be available for sale at the event: letterpress holiday cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, notebooks, gift tags, and more.

The Holiday Sale will take place from 5-8pm on Friday, December 8th and from 10am-4pm on Saturday, December 9th at our studios at 509 West Fayette Street. Sale entrance will be on Niagara Street. Parking will be available on the side of the building.

Join Us for a Gift Wrapping Workshop on Thursday, November 30th

Get a jump start on your gift wrapping this holiday season!

Join us on Thursday, November 30th from 5pm to 8pm for a gift wrapping workshop. The class is $30 per person and includes gift wrapping supplies for 3 medium sized gifts. You bring ready-to-wrap gifts, and we’ll show you different wrapping techniques (like how to make an invisible seam and cute gift toppers). We’ll also help you find the perfect ribbon pairing for your gifts. The class will be held at our studios at 509 West Fayette Street in Syracuse.

All proceeds from the workshop will be donated to our friends at Onondaga Earth Corps. Light refreshments will be served.

You’ll have the opportunity to stock up on additional gift wrapping essentials during the event as well.

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Playful foil stamped holiday cards with colorful envelope liner

We couldn’t think of a better way to get back into the holiday spirit than with these playful foil stamped holiday cards! It’s hard not to smile while looking at those two cuties. Instead of using typical holiday colors, they changed it up by using a varying color palette for an extra touch of festive fun. The Fleming envelope liner pattern was a perfect compliment to the confetti pattern adorning the Collin’s design. We have no doubt this sweet family’s year was filled with nothing but love and laughter! 

Playful foil stamped holiday cards from Smock

Playful foil stamped holiday cards from Smock

Foil stamping color: Gold Matte | Digital Color: CMYK | Fonts: Darling | Design: Collins | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S-6 | customization: 31139 | liner: Fleming pattern in CMYK | Bella Figura NYC

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

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