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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!

Smock – in the Press

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!

New Letterpress Invitation Designs from Smock

You need these letterpress invitations now. We’re serious. Our 14 brand new letterpress wedding invitation designs just launched on our web site and they’re available in stores right now, too. Some of our favorites include the chevron-crazy Hekla, the preppy formal Breton, and the romantic flutter of Aneto. We didn’t feel like stopping after 14 designs, though — the new album features a customization of each design, so we’ve doubled the amount of pretty you can choose from. We only spent, oh, about 9 months on this release. But it was worth it.

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Wedding? Birthday Party? Rehearsal Dinner? Baby shower?? These new designs are perfect for special occasions, and they’re all completely customizable, so go crazy & make one your own. We think you’ll love the die-cuts (or perhaps some hand bordering?), and the new gift wrap liners are pretty cool, too. We even have coordinating postage stamps to go with each new design.

Dying to get your hands on some of that gorgeous bamboo?? Visit a Smock dealer & see the new collection today.

Smock + Urbanic Present a Summer Social

At long last, we’re so excited to tell you about the upcoming Summer Social that we’re hosting with Urbanic on June 9th in Venice, CA. Special friends Bash, Please, Mrs. Lilien, 100 Layer Cake, and photographers The Why We Love will be there and Sweet Lucie’s is sure to steal the show with their amazing gourmet ice cream. We’ll be crafting, sipping lemonade, mingling and celebrating summer with sundresses and good company. Hope to see you there!

Smock at the 2011 National Stationery Show

If you can believe it, it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the 2011 National Stationery Show! Smock will be holding down the fort with inspired new additions to our Everyday and Studio collections and a stunning new letterpress wedding album. We can hardly wait to show it all off! If you’re attending the show, be sure to swing by and see us in booth 2241. See you soon!

All New for Spring!

In anticipation of all things spring and sunshine, we’re introducing fresh and new letterpress stationery and paper goods! Think bold colors, exciting patterns, pretty stationery, and happy new cards for life’s sweet occasions large and small. Check out new styles of our ever popular gift wrap, vibrant new lettersheet stationery sets, new masculine and sophisticated additions to our Studio line, spring-inspired letterpress cards, and all new offset greeting cards at a new low $3 price!

Creative Director Amy Graham Stigler channeled the loveliest inspiration for the latest collection. Children’s artwork –  imperfect but beautiful line drawings and patterns. Repeating organic shapes inspired by nature. Imperfect lettering. Saturated colors. And a bit of silliness. We think it’s just divine.

We’re excited to extend a special offer exclusive to our newsletter and blog readers! Today through Sunday, March 27th, enter the code SPRING2011 at checkout to receive free shipping on all online orders from our Everyday collection! Check out the latest designs and start your spring shopping in style!

Judy Paulen Designs Trunk Shows – February 7th + 8th!

New York City friends take note! Next week we’ll be hosting two incredible trunk show events with our friends at Judy Paulen Designs. In addition to other fabulous promotions, we’ll be offering 25 free letterpress invitations when you buy 75+ and our resident design experts will be on site to help you dream up something one of a kind for your wedding stationery. Come out and say hello! We’d love to meet you.

Monday, February 7th
5pm to 8pm
1282 Third Avenue
212.737.0037

Tuesday, February 8th
4pm to 8:30pm
Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, 6th Floor
212.705.2833

The Letterpress Open Studio is Here!

This fall Smock, our parent company Boxcar Press and our sister company Bella Figura got a lot larger and took up residence in some sweet new digs. With our expansion (17 letterpresses, 55 employees, 24,000 square feet), we are now one of the largest letterpress shops in the country. For the past few months we have been packing up, building new walls, moving presses, expanding our print shop and moving our operations from one end of an old warehouse in downtown Syracuse, New York to the other. Now we’ve cleaned up our dust and we’re inviting you to come check us out!

Come for shop tours, printing demonstrations, free giveaways, a little holiday shopping featuring our Everyday collection (stocking stuffers! bags! gift boxes! eco gift wrap! gift tags! cards! more!), refreshments, live entertainment and more. Letterpress lovers of all ages are welcome – we’ll have lots of fun activities for kids, too! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday between 10 and 4 – see you soon!

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