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Smock Social Occasions Album – New for 2009 National Stationery Show

One of the things we are most excited about for the National Stationery Show in a couple of days is unveiling our new Social Occasions album, featuring beautiful eco-friendly letterpress and flat offset printing for all occasions. More than just stationery, our 20 social suites feature calling cards, hang tags, social occasions (parties, announcements, births, holiday), stationery, letterhead, and anything else you can dream up. {Download a sneak-peak of the 20 suites here!, 35mb} Perfect for personal or professional use, our social album contains an extensive motif and monogram library, 5 colored bamboo papers, and the ability to mix and match letterpress and offset printing, creating exquisite options for every budget. Smock’s custom social designs will be available through fine retailers across the nation and internationally following the National Stationery Show, so be sure to stay tuned! Look for more photographs coming soon on our web site too….

Smock Social Occasions 2009

Smock at the National Stationery Show

As we gear up to head to New York City this weekend for the 2009 National Stationery Show, we wanted to share a few photos of Smock’s 2008 stationery show booth – it’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Smock first launched at the show! Our Creative Director, Amy Graham Stigler, did an incredible job of making our first booth absolutely beautiful and we can’t wait for everyone to visit us this year – you can find us at booth 2741.

Smock - 2008 National Stationery Show

Smock’s very first National Stationery Show booth showed off our pretty double-sided gift wraps made from 100% post consumer recycled paper – we think it would make totally pretty framed wall art, too! Our Calliope suite {top right} has become one of our best sellers, featuring a fun blue and orange color combination and the sweetest of butterflies and flowers that are oh so chic.

Smock - 2008 National Stationery Show

Displays of Smock’s pretty custom letterpress wedding invitations, informational cards, catalogs, gift wraps and greeting cards were made even prettier by great lighting in our tiny little booth. And who doesn’t love bright pink peonies in spring?

We’ve had such an exciting first year and we can’t wait to see what the 2009 show has in store. We promise to come back with lots of photos to share with those of you who can’t visit us in person and to everyone else, we can’t wait to see you next week in New York!

Stay tuned this week for lots of show-related news and special sneak peeks of our many new releases!

Letterpress wedding invitations with custom pocketfold folios – wow

We had to hold ourselves back from posting hundreds of photographs of this Vettore letterpress wedding invitation. Since we custom make each of our pocket folios, clients can choose whatever patterns and ink colors they want on the interior and exterior. So check out this awesome, drop-dead gorgeous folio in spring and pearl inks (interior pattern is clairveaux, the exterior pattern is a custom pattern inspired by the Vettore illustrations). Oh we are totally in love! Sent to us by our friends at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Letterpress wedding invitations - Vettore - Smock

Letterpress wedding invitation - custom pocketfold - Smock

Letterpress wedding invitation pocketfold - pinks and greens - Smock

Letterpress pocketfold for wedding invitation - Smock

A cool letterpress holiday card….

We’re getting in the holiday spirit over here at Smock, thanks to snow, 4 degree mornings, and….some great custom holiday cards that are leaving our shop! Check this one out — the envelope liner (geneva pattern) + backing (seneca pattern), both in red, just made us swoon. What a cool combination. This card came to us by our friends at Cotton Idea Studio in Laguna Beach, California.
Letterpress holiday card - bamboo paper - Smock
Letterpress holiday cards - red envelope liner & backing - Smock