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Vintage tennis inspired Bat Mitzvah invitations

For Violet’s tennis inspired Bat Mitzvah invitations, we created a custom design influenced by preppy vintage tennis apparel – think 80’s country club, with brands like Lilly Pulitzer and Lacoste inspiring the look. Complete with argyle and alligators, the design layout mirrored the lines on a tennis court and was printed in a bright pink and green color palette.To bring the design to life, guests were encouraged to dress in their favorite tennis ensembles. We love the way this custom design reflected Violet’s passion for tennis — and really, who can resist such a fun reason to dress up?

Custom vintage tennis inspired Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock  Custom vintage tennis inspired Bat Mitzvah invitations from SmockCustom vintage tennis inspired Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock

letterpress inks: emerald + azalea | fonts: college black + cyclone layers + neutra display + fenway park | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5F + 4.7 x 8.375 | customization #25618

Joyful Letterpress Christmas Cards

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to print these joyful letterpress Christmas cards. The festive sleeve — complete with decorative ornaments and a bright color palette — helps keep these cards unique. What makes them even better? They just happen to be for Erin – one of our beloved Smock dealers and the owner of By Invitation Only!

ink: azalea + dove | fonts: louise + chaplin | paper: 2-ply white| printing: letterpress | sleeve: custom sherbrooke in azalea + dove | size: S7 sleeve | customization #: 16201 |

Colorful and happy letterpress holiday cards

Design Contest Winner: Pretty April Showers Invitation

Randi, owner of the Printed Page in Atlantic Beach, New York customized a bright and beautiful bridal shower invitation for her daughter, Kelly. We often design small cards for our Smock dealers in order to display our promotions, and the card that we designed for our free envelope printing promotion just so happened to inspire Randi.

Randi had mentioned that the shower would be held in April and would have an “April showers” theme. She explained that the party favors were going to be pink and yellow umbrellas and wanted an elegant invitation to tie everything together. She states, “The inspiration came from one of your designs that reminded me of a modern heart. Since this is a shower invite, I thought it was both feminine and relevant. I bought pink and yellow umbrellas for give away gifts for all of the guests, and I am attaching hang tags with the same design to the umbrellas with ribbon. The tags will be the place cards and the umbrellas will add color and fun to the place card table!”

Randi, congratulations to you and your daughter! These invitations are perfect!

customization = letterpress inks: azalea + yolk | fonts: spence + cooper | paper color: white | paper size: s-6 | edge painting: yolk | envelope liner: sherbrooke reversed in yolk

Randi from the Printed Page was selected as a design contest honoree for these bridal shower invitations

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2012. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Stunning letterpressed Save the Dates in Navy + Azalea Inks

With a pairing of our navy and azalea inks we have a real beauty on our hands!  These lovely letterpress save the dates were submitted to us by our great friends at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The couple chose our willoughby pattern for the top and bottom of their save the dates – which we think adds a real elegant factor.  We can’t get enough of this stunning color combination because it’s not overly feminine and has just a touch of boyish charm – within the navy ink.  And we’re all about couples sending their save the dates early – it’s customary to mail save the dates six months to a year before the big day.  This allows your guests enough time to book their accommodations, save enough spending money and request time off work.  Mailing your save the dates early also allows your guests to count down the days til the “I Do’s”.

inks: navy + azalea | fonts: cahun + shaw | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | size: S6

custom letterpress save the dates

 

 

 

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Custom Holiday Letterpress from Byrd & Bleecker

One of our favorite letterpress holiday cards this year, this custom design was an honoree in our latest Smock Design Contest. Brought to us by our fabulous friends at Byrd & Bleecker in Fort Worth, it was printed in olive and azalea inks, a festive nontraditional color combination for the holidays. An envelope lined in azalea Seneca stripes is the perfect finishing touch. We love how these turned out! Many thanks to Libby for working with us on this truly inspired design.

Introducing Our Standard Envelope Liners!

Want in on a little known secret? These ten beauties (standard liners from our Social Occasions album) are over 50% less than our custom envelope liners! Our standard liners are still the same high quality offset printing on bamboo paper, but made more affordable because we keep these ten popular options in stock. Featured colors include pewter, pool, mango, grass and azalea. If your local dealer carries both our Social Occasions and Wedding album, you can use these standard liners with any design, including wedding invitations! To learn more, visit a Smock store near you!

Smock Design Contest – Helani Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Urbanic

Brought to us by our lovely friends at Urbanic Paper Boutique, this next honoree in our Smock Design Contest is a customization of our Helani letterpress wedding invitation design. We love the gorgeous color palette, printed in azalea and pewter inks, and the fun mixing and matching of patterns. The letterpress invitation itself is printed in 2-color letterpress with patterned backing printed in azalea ink in our willoughby pattern. The reply post card was printed in 1-color letterpress in azalea ink with a sweet little accommodation card printed in pewter ink. For the perfect finishing touch, the envelope was lined in our champlain patterned printed in pewter.

Helani Letterpress Inivtation Suite

Patterned Backing by Smock

Helani Reply Card by Smock

Helani Insert Card by Smock

Smock Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Helani Letterpress Wedding Invitations with Envelope Liner

Thank you so much to Urbanic for allowing us the great pleasure of printing this letterpress invitation suite. To learn more about this amazing Smock dealer, check out their recent Smock Store Spotlight feature.

Juine Letterpress Social Stationery

These pretty letterpress social stationery pieces are from our Juine suite featuring a folded social note and a grommeted hang tag. Both are printed in olive and azalea inks, and the envelope is lined in our mondsee pattern printed in azalea. The hang tag features our Smock Clermont calligraphy font while the social note showcases Farringdon, one of the standard monogram options available in our Social Occasions album. Thank you to our friends at Alphagraphics in Chicago for bringing us this cool customization!

Letterpress Social Stationery from Smock

Letterpress Hang Tag from Smock

Letterpress Social Notes from Smock