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Jolly Letterpressed Holiday Cards in Coral + Grass

These holiday cards will surely put you in the Christmas spirit!  We adore the pairing of our coral and grass inks that showcase a bubbly border.  We thank our friends at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas for submitting these for us to print.

inks: coral + grass | fonts: louise + peal | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | corner rounding | edge paint: coral | offset liner: pearl pattern in coral | card size: S8 | customization #: 15856 |

Colorful custom holiday cards by Smock

Dawson Design – Letterpressed in Dove + Pewter

Dawson has always been one of our dealers very favorites – and we adore this customization submitted to us by By Invitation Only in Arkansas.  Opting for our largest square size, the invitation looks even more modern and ever so chic.  The softer color palette carried throughout and a distinguish looking envelope lining maintains sophistication on these.

inks: dove + pewter | fonts: lazlo + carrington stripes | paper: 1-ply white | invitation size: S8SQ | corner rounding | envelope liner: C922-1 in pewter offset | printing: letterpress | customization #: 16543 |

Letterpress wedding invitations in modern style

Timeless and Elegant Cavall Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Our friends at By Invitation Only in Arkansas submitted this beyond beautiful Cavall invitation suite.  The feeling of long standing traditions and a classic approach have created these.  We’ve rounded the corners of the cards and the invitations are edge painted in midnight for the perfect finishing touches.

inks: inkless blind deboss + midnight | font: submitted calligraphy | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | corner rounding | edge paint in metallic gold | invite size: S7 | customization #: 15704

Timeless letterpress with submitted calligraphy

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: Custom Save the Dates from By Invitation Only

Our fabulous friends at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas submitted these custom save the dates to us for printing! We were completely blown away when we saw the end result — we knew these had to be a part of our annual design contest. These save the dates were actually printed for Paige – one of the lovely ladies at By Invitation Only.  It was our pleasure to work on save the dates that just overflow with sweetness.

Smock Dealer By Invitation Only was recognized in the 1st Smock Design contest for 2012.

Choosing our smaller card size (S5) is a wonderful way to help keep costs down and with this set, the smaller card really worked – since the back of the card reads small card, big party – and with letterpress on both the front and back these save the dates are so beautifully textured and without a doubt, one of a kind!

inks: papaya + pms 333 | fonts: smock clermont + mack | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress – both sides | liner: custom pattern in papaya | size: S5

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.

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Custom Social Stationery from By Invitation Only

Printed in beautiful silver and lake inks, we can’t get enough of these gorgeous letterpress calling cards and matching correspondence cards. Honored in our most recent Smock Design Contest, we created these pieces for the fine folks at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas. From the color combination to the simple, statement-making monogram, this is one of our favorite social stationery sets to date.

Announcing Smock Design Contest Winners!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of our latest Smock Design Contest for the second half of 2010! As always, our beloved Smock retailers have continued to amaze us with their design inspiration and their passion for stunning stationery. Our good friend and paper connoisseur Audrey from Urbanic Paper Boutique in Venice Beach, California stepped in and did the honors of guest judging our contest this time around. Audrey has impeccable style and a fabulous eye for stationery – we love her picks and you will, too! Over the next few weeks we will be sharing full details and of photos of all our honorees right here on the blog so don’t miss it!

FIRST PLACE WINNER – Pearl Beach Paperie in Orlando
Brought to us by Pearl Beach Paperie in Orlando, guest judge Audrey loves the timeless colors and fonts of this design, a perfect balance of masculine and feminine.

FIRST RUNNER UP – Paperkiss in Australia
Saying that this pretty wedding invitation “…makes a sharp, sophisticated statement without getting too busy” we loved Audrey’s pick for first runner up, a custom letterpress wedding invitation design from our friends at Paperkiss in Australia.

SECOND RUNNER UP – Rock Paper Scissors in Franklin, Tennessee
Audrey’s choice for second runner up is a sweet letterpress baby announcement from our friends at Rock Paper Scissors in Franklin, Tennessee. She loved it because it is “soft and whimsical and a keepsake any recipient would save and adore.”

In addition to our three winners, we’re recognizing seven additional designs that inspired us to no end. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our friends at the following stores – we are continually awed by all you do!

in Naples, Florida
Kate’s Paperie Soho in Manhattan
Inscriptions on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas
Byrd & Bleecker in Fort Worth, Texas
By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas
LS Amster Company in Scarsdale, New York (two honorable mentions!)

Custom Christmas Tree Letterpress Holiday Invitations

Printed for the folks at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas, we love these custom letterpress holiday invitations we recently printed. They feature a cute Christmas tree motif and corner rounding, printed in gold and grass inks. On our ivory 2-ply paper, the look is elegant and festive, perfect for this holiday cocktail party.

Custom Letterpress Holiday Cards from Smock

With the holidays soon to be upon us, we’ve been feeling the holiday cheer here at Smock for a while now as we print lots of pretty custom letterpress holiday cards. We’re pretty firm believers that nothing says “happy holidays!” quite like beautiful letterpress cards. We think you’ll agree!

Custom Letterpress Holiday Cards by Smock
Custom Letterpress Holiday Card by Smock
This letterpress holiday card, designed to accommodate a holiday photo, is a customization of our Cindrel letterpress wedding invitation printed for the folks of By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is printed in red ink and blind deboss, featuring corner rounding and custom hand calligraphy accents.

Custom Letterpress Holiday Card by Smock

Another customization of one of our letterpress wedding invitations, this holiday card is our Vettore design printed in red ink.  The envelope liner is our seneca pattern, printed in pewter ink and the design again features that special extra touch of beautiful hand calligraphy. This customization was brought to us by Ecru Modern Stationer in Portland, Oregon.

Custom Letterpress Holiday Card by Smock
Another letterpress card designed to include a photo, this darling letterpress holiday card is a custom creation from our friends at Cotton Idea Studio in Newport Beach, California, featuring red ink and a cute little border pulled from a design in our Everyday letterpress collection.

Custom Letterpress Holiday Card / Moving Announcement by Smock
We adore this unique letterpress card, which serves double duty as both a charming holiday greeting and a moving announcement. Such a fabulous idea! Brought to us by Kelley at Houston Invitation Service, it’s printed in red ink on our citron green bamboo paper from our new Social Occasions album.

As the holidays draw near, the team here at Smock is feeling our holiday spirit grow by the day. How are you saying “happy holidays” this holiday season? We’d love to know what you do to make the season merry and bright!