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Pastel Bat Mitzvah invitations

We completely transformed our Vista design to create Rachel’s pastel Bat Mitzvah invitations. An ever-so-subtle wash of digitally printed sea mist ink gave a soft, ocean-like look to the main invitations, while gold matte foil highlighted Rachel’s name and gave a glowing effect to the tiny stars sprinkled throughout the design. A striped watercolor envelope liner featured a gradient effect starting with varying shades of blue at the bottom and transitioning to the palest shade of purple at the top. 

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digital inks: sea mist + pool | foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: festus; Vista  | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: watercolor 1 pattern digitally printed in lilac + gossamer + sea mist + sky + pool inks | customization #32687 | LS Amster Company

Olive green letterpress moving cards

When a stationery shop owner moves, you know they’re going to have stylish moving announcements! Recently we worked with Carolyn, owner of The Write Touch in Jacksonville, Florida, for her letterpress moving cards. The double-sided cards featured our Plaza calligraphy font on the front, with our lemons vintage print pattern adding a hint of flair to the back. Lined envelopes and corner rounding were chosen as finishing touches on these sophisticated cards, but our favorite detail has to be the petite paw print for Nicholas, Carolyn’s beloved golden retriever – so sweet! 

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letterpress ink: olive | fonts + design: barnes + plaza, Donegal | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-5SQ | envelope liner: olive tree vintage print pattern | patterned backing: lemons vintage print pattern | customization #33389 | Georgia Ann’s Paperie 

Modern gold wedding invitations with watercolor accents

Amanda and Eric chose our Ellory design for their April wedding in Texas, opting for a gold color palette with pastel blue and green watercolor accents. We worked with our friends at Needle in a Haystack to create the set, which included a cute weekend festivities card and a response card in addition to the gold foil stamped invitations. An ocean-inspired watercolor envelope liner introduced a third color and complemented the mint green watercolor accents on each insert card beautifully. 

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letterpress ink: gold | foil color: gold matte | digital ink color: mint | fonts + design: lavish, timber + greenway, Ellory design | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liner: watercolor 3 in mint, seamist and pool | customization #31973 | Needle in a Haystack 

Rustic Lodge-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Katie and Grant worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create their rustic lodge-inspired wedding invitations. Using our Cimarron design as a starting point, the couple customized the invitation to make it their own by incorporating a pine tree monogram along with a custom buffalo check patterned envelope liner. They used olive ink throughout the suite to keep everything cohesive. One of our favorite details from this set was the petite, double-sided website card that said “See you at the top!” on one side, and on the other, listed the website along with information regarding the chairlift ride to the celebration.  

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letterpress ink: olive | digital ink: olive | fonts + design: sutton + harrison + woodville, Cimarron design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 +S-3 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33438 | Union Street Papery

Modern textural letterpress wedding invitations

Marni and Ali worked with Desiree at Heirloom Paper  to create a cool take on our Flynn design for their letterpress wedding invitations. They personalized the design by adding our quilt pattern in blind deboss to the invitations, creating a textural element that was repeated throughout the suite. Our Clermont calligraphy font was used to highlight key elements on the invitations and insert cards, like the names of the bride and groom, RSVP card details, and events on their “Friday Festivities” card. Our quilt pattern was also used on their envelope liners, infusing a small touch of color to this modern set. 

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letterpress inks: black + blind deboss | fonts + design: clermont + modern, Flynn | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: quilt pattern in merlot | customization #32597 | Heirloom Paper Company

Gender neutral baby shower invitations

These sophisticated gender neutral baby shower invitations from Georgia Ann’s Paperie pair pewter and taupe letterpress inks on our ivory bamboo paper. We worked with Georgia to create a custom design using fonts and elements from our design library (like our lamby motif and our pavee border), and created a playful patterned envelope liner using our fleming pattern to match the whimsical invitation design. 

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letterpress inks: pewter + taupe | fonts + design: flora + woodville, custom design | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-6 | envelope liner: fleming pattern in taupe | customization #33389 | Georgia Ann’s Paperie 

Nautical rehearsal luncheon invitations

We worked with Adrienne at Ipanema Press to create these chic nautical invitations for Lauren and Gerard’s rehearsal luncheon at The Arlington. Our Prescott design was personalized with the addition of a knotted rope motif and custom striped envelope liners to keep with the the venue’s seaside style. An email was provided right on the invitation to collect RSVPs – an eco way to cut down on paper and postage! 

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digital ink: slate | fonts + design: nave + bell mt, Prescott design | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-5 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33179 | Ipanema Press

Emerald green letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations

We love collaborating with our dealers to create custom invitations for all of our clients, but it’s a nice treat when we get the opportunity to collaborate with them for personal orders! Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with Evvy Diamond, co-owner of Nota Bene Paper, to create her son’s emerald green letterpress Bar Mitzvah invitations. We customized our Trenton design for the occasion, and created an invitation, party card, and reply card along with lined invitation envelopes. Beyond setting the tone for the celebration, the suite helped inspire a variety of cool party accessories and favors, including custom water bottles, personalized straws, and foil stamped drink stirrers! 

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letterpress inks: pewter + emerald | fonts + design: timber + greenaway, Trenton design | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: stripe 4 pattern in pewter + emerald inks | edge paint: emerald | customization #31067 | Nota Bene Paper 

Smock featured by Weddings in Houston Magazine

The new issue of Weddings in Houston magazine is available today, and their stationery picks are a must-see! They highlighted six different invitation trends, including colorful florals, jewel tones, watercolors, vintage romance, art deco details, and modern metallics. Our Ashbourne invitation suite (with its pink vintage rose patterned envelope liners) was included with the florals, while our Vista suite was showcased in the collection of watercolor designs. Ingalls, a monogrammed suite with letterpress and foil details, was featured alongside a feminine selection of vintage invitations, and our modern Bloomsbury design was matched up with other modern foil stamped designs. Many thanks to Weddings in Houston for the feature! 

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Sophisticated springtime rehearsal dinner invitations

For their springtime rehearsal dinner at the University Club of Memphis, Carolyn and Keithley customized our Chapman design with elegant laurels from our motif library. The invitations were printed in a sophisticated color palette of sage and dove inks on our ivory paper, and paired with a sage green watercolor envelope liner. Our Belmont die-cut shape added a sleek finish to this elegant invitation set!  

Letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock

letterpress ink colors: sage + dove | fonts + design: etienne + inigo; Chapman design  | paper: 2-ply ivory bamboo | sizes: S-6SQ | die-cut: Belmont style | envelope liner: watercolor 5 in sage | customization #32147 | Mrs. Post Fine Stationery & Gifts

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