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!
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!
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 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.
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.
Foil stamped on our new, 100% recycled gray paper, Greely features tawny matte foil, delicate floral motifs and a modern script font.
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.
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.
letterpress ink: coral | fonts: millicent + peale | paper: 2-ply ivory | sizes: S-6 | customization #: 23550 | Spruce Stationery & Design
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.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We are beyond thrilled to share a few articles and blog posts that our work has been featured in recently! We love it when the amazing editors, bloggers, and magazines out there decide to feature our stuff. Our first feature was from Brides magazine — which highlighted our Isle gift-tags.
Next up, Stationery Trends. The latest issue featured our Hekla design, a modern invitation with gorgeous chevron patterning — and a new addition for 2011.
One of our beloved Smock retailers (the Stationer of New Orleans) was featured in the issue alongside a few pieces of custom Smock stationery!
Stationery Trends also gave Smock a few shout-outs in their summer edition, featuring our bee-autiful Honeycomb thank you cards, our gift wrap flowers from the National Stationery Show, and the oh-so-sweet Sugar & Spice greeting card.
Earlier this year, Greetings Etc. also showcased Smock – Birthday Turtle made an appearance, and a few of our amazing Smock retailers (The Dandelion Patch, Paper & Chocolate, and Sweet Paper) were also featured!
And last – but certainly not least! – we were thrilled to see our calendars on Design*Sponge, our Pollen scratchpads and letterpress calendars on Oh So Beautiful Paper, and lots of letterpress love all-around from Design Crush, 100 Layer Cake, Paper Runway, Outblush, Paper Crave, and Invitation Crush. Thanks again to all of these amazing publications for choosing to feature Smock!