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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

Win a $50 Smock gift card – Design a Letterpress Paper Airplane!

Design a letterpress paper airplane and enter to win one of 3 $50 Smock gift cards!

We’re looking for three letterpress paper airplane designs for attendees of our upcoming Sidewalk Sale to print. If your design is chosen you will receive a $50 gift certificate at Smock…plus a stack of letterpress printed paper airplanes ready to fold and fly. Take a look at the attached template and design something special for us to print over top.

After printing these at our Sidewalk Sale (which takes place on August 13 and 14, 2014, by the way), attendees will fly your design around a paper airplane golf course inside our printshop. We’re donating $5 to Onondaga Earth Corps for every aircraft that completes the course—so your design can also help us green the city.

That’s it! We can’t wait to see your entries. Please be in touch if you have any questions at all!

Here’s the fine print:

  • Use this template as a starting point for your design. The final size will be an 8.5×11 printed sheet.
  • The design should be appropriate for 1 color letterpress printing and single sided. You are designing the printing on the outside of the plane, which will print over the template artwork.
  • Don’t have graphic design software? That’s ok! Just draw or print something with a single color on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper and send it to us.
  • Your design must be received by Thursday, August 7 at midnight ET. Email your design to or mail your design to us at 509 West Fayette Street, Studio 135 Syracuse, NY 13204.

We’ll announce the winners on Monday, August 11.

Ombre Gift Wrapping Ideas

Create a cute ombre effect by using some of our newest double-sided gift wrap! We created a peachy ombre effect on this tiered stack of gifts by using the single-color sides our Shimmer, Jute and Papaya gift wraps. We tied everything together with a sheer white ribbon and topped it off with one of our shiny silver foil gift labels for a polished finish. These look almost too pretty to open, don’t you think?

Smock foil stamped gift labels + gift wrap

Create an ombre gift wrapping effect with 3 sheets of Smock gift wrap

Free Edge Painting Promotion: Now through May 31!

Love the look of colorful edge painting on a beautifully printed letterpress wedding invitation? So do we! Order your custom wedding invitations with Smock from now through May 31, and we’ll edge paint your invitations for free when you spend $2,000 or more! Choose from one of our 60 ink colors and add a beautiful colored edge to your invitations for a perfect finishing touch. Visit your favorite Smock dealer today to get started on your order!

Get free edge painting on letterpress wedding invitations from Smock from now through May 31, 2013

The fine print: Free edge painting promotion can be applied to any one card with minimum order of $2,000. Promotion can be combined with our other ongoing promotions: free envelope printing on tier 3 envelopes and 10% off 6 printed pieces or more, though order total must reach $2,000 after these promotions have been applied in order to be eligible. Offer ends May 31, 2013. 

Smock’s really big release is here!

We’ve been hard at work here at Smock dreaming up beautiful new letterpress stationery goods for our biggest release of the year, and we can’t wait for you to see everything that’s new! We’ve got lots of notebooks (including classy new spiral notebooks!), calendars, new man-friendly stationery, double-sided gift wrap, fabulous keepsake boxes, shiny foil stamped occasion cards, handy notepads, and lots, lots more. Hurry over & see all the gorgeous new stuff today!

Smock's biggest release for 2012 has arrived

Smock Sale to benefit Earthworks! Make your holiday shopping matter.

If you haven’t gotten started on your holiday shopping yet, head over to our sale section for some great gifts for the paper lovers in your life! Sale section items are marked down to 50% off, and if that weren’t reason enough to start shopping, we’re adding a bonus: all proceeds from sale items purchased on Monday, November 28 or Tuesday, November 29 will be donated to Earthworks Oil & Gas Accountability Project to help raise awareness about hydrofracking. Through this project, Earthworks teams up with tribal, urban and rural communities to protect their homes and the environment from the devastating impacts of oil and gas development. Your purchases can make a difference! Need some ideas? We’ve put together some great combinations for gift sets with items straight from our sale section, so check out our picks! We’ve included a wide range, so you’ll find ideas for under $15 or $30.  Our sale section has also got some fantastic holiday cards & gift tags, so stock up before they’re gone!

Great Gifts under $15

Perfect for the person who loves to send little notes just because. Pair a box of our Ellie notecards with a box of coordinating petite folded notes — at just $7 per box, give these letterpress cards as a set for a pretty present at just $14.

Social notes and petite folds with a sweet elephant motif make a great gift for someone who loves to send snail mail.

Know a paper-crazy kid? Introduce them to letterpress with these sweet cards! Petite folds in fun colors with kid-friendly motifs come in sets of 8.  At only $7 per box, these would be great little stocking stuffers! Choose from our Ellie, Horsey, Liony and Ducky notes.

These little letterpress notes are perfect for gift tags or sweet little lunchbox notes.

Petite folded cards from Smock are a perfect stocking stuffer for a child who loves writing special notes!

Great gifts under $30

Our Thackthwaite attachment is a pretty cube full of sticky notes — 700 of them, to be exact. Attachments from Smock are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and they’re FSC certified, so they’re eco-friendly and cute. Snag this deal (marked down to $9!) and pair with a set of blank Thackthwaite notecards for just $21.

These lovely floral greeting cards pair perfectly with this cube of sticky notes -- a great gift for a stationery lover.

Pair some flat social notes with one of our notebooks for another great gift idea under $30 — we love seeing our Horsey flat notes with a Persimmon notebook, a fun combination for only $16.

Letterpress notes from Smock pair perfectly with an eco-friendly notebook.

Letterpress Horsey notes from Smock pair perfectly with an eco-friendly Persimmon notebook.

At just $2 per card, we love the idea of giving a sampling of cards (paired with a lovely keepsake box, like the Veranda box pictured below).  Simply choose 10-12 cards from our fabulous selection of designs, package your picks in a small keepsake box, and you’ve got a great present for less than $30. Cards for special occasions such as engagements, birthdays, a new baby or ‘just because’ will have the recipient of this thoughtful gift prepared for the year.

A sampling of cards for every occasion, paired with a stylish keepsake box, makes a great gift.

A variety of the letterpress greeting cards that are marked down from Smock - perfect for birthdays, baby showers, Valentine's day & more.

Holiday Cards

Don’t forget about holiday cards! Check out the beautiful holiday cards in our sale section — stock up on our Joy & Peace cards and send stylish letterpress greetings this season. Our Joy petite folds make great gift tags, and our Celebrate cards make lovely thank you notes after the gift giving is over. Looking for something more traditional?? Check out our Holly letterpress greeting cards or our festive Poinsettia gift tags – boxes sell for just $7 each!

Blue & silver inks and elegant holiday ornaments and motifs make these letterpress holiday cards extra pretty.

Traditional Christmas letterpress greeting cards from Smock feature holly berries and season's greetings

Festive gift tags featuring cheery poinsettias. Letterpress printed on bamboo paper from Smock.

We’ll be posting more gift ideas along with DIY projects for the holidays over the next few weeks (including tutorials for gift bows and the most beautiful holiday wreaths ever), so stay tuned!

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