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Dawson Design Letterpressed in Violet + Persimmon = Colorful + Creative

We know we’ve shared many gorgeous Dawson customizations with you, but we especially couldn’t wait to share this one.  With a pairing of our violet and persimmon inks – this invitation is a sure fire hit.  We definitely feel the romance reflected from this invitation.  This suite was submitted by our friends at Epitome Papers in Edina, Minnesota and each piece is letterpressed on our luxurious 2-ply bamboo paper.  We adore that the vibrant and more feminine color palette is carried throughout on the reply cards and reception cards, too.  We love seeing couples step outside the box and truly toss in a bit of their own creativity when choosing how to customize their own wedding invitations.

inks: violet + persimmon| fonts: engravers + frida| paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | liner: the mondsee pattern in violet | invite size: S8

colorful summer letterpress wedding inviations

Stunning Evans Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We had the fortune of printing these great Evans letterpress wedding invitations for our friends at Epitome Papers. It’s jobs like these that show us that our stores are the creative ones!!!

inks: midnight + inkless blind deboss | fonts: spence | paper: 1-ply white + 2-ply white | printing: letterpress + offset | folio: exterior pattern: willoughby in inkless blind deboss letterpress + interior pattern: willoughby in midnight letterpress | liner: willoughby in midnight offset | invite size: S-7SQ folio

formal letterpress wedding invitation designs

Wash away in a sea of love with these Custom Letterpress Save the Dates

It’s easy to get swept away in these beautiful and delicate letterpress save the dates.  These beauties were submitted to us by our great friend, Nancy at Epitome Papers in Edina, Minnesota.  We think you’ll agree that these save the dates are current and look absolutely fabulous printed in three ink colors.  The oversized textured starfish is the perfect motif for a seaside wedding in Key Largo, Florida.  These save the dates are whimsical in their own right – while still being playful and chic.  The seahorse pattern envelope liner really makes a bold statement of what guests can expect as far as wedding atmosphere.  We can just close our eyes and feel the warmth of the golden sunshine and the white sandy beaches!

inks: spring + slate + inkless blind deboss | font: smock harrison | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | edge painting in spring | back patterning: gala in spring |liner: the seahorse pattern in slate | invite size: S8SQ

nautical letterpress save the dates

 

Smock Design Contest – Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Today’s incredible Smock Design Contest honoree came to us from Epitome Papers in Edina, Minnesota. It’s a custom letterpress wedding invitation design with an elegant botanical motif printed in blind deboss and grass ink with sky edge painting. It also boasts our Clermont hand calligraphy by Debi Zeinert for a total package that is amazingly sophisticated and pretty. Thank you to the folks at Epitome Papers for bringing us this fabulous design!

Announcing Our Smock Design Contest Winners

Today we’re excited to announce the winners of our most recent Smock Design Contest! Our friend and paper blogger extraordinaire Kristen from Paper Crave did the honor of selecting our first place winner and runner-ups from among our favorite recent customizations, sent to us by our beloved Smock dealers. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing full details and photos of all our honorees here on our blog so don’t miss it. In the meantime, a big thank you to all of our awesome Smock dealers!

FIRST PLACE WINNER – Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina

Brought to us by Salutations in Charlotte, guest judge Kristen says, “I love that it’s feminine without being too feminine,” about our winning design, a stunning customization of our Kurai wedding invitation.

FIRST RUNNER UP – Luxe Expressions in Atlanta

Saying that “…the vibrant colors and bold pattern make this such a fun invitation” we loved Kristens’s pick for first runner up, a custom 40th birthday party invitation design for our friends at Luxe Expressions in Atlanta.

SECOND RUNNER UP – Judy Paulen Designs in Manhattan

Kristen’s choice for second runner up is a custom letterpress wedding invitation brough to us by Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s in Manhattan. She loved it because “the fantastic color choices and patterns give it a very modern feel.”

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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!

Houston Invitation Service in Houston

Salutations in Charlotte

Details in Philadelphia

Perfectly Personal by Jen in Chappaqua, New York

Epitome Papers in Edina, Minnesota

Social Graces in Nashville

Byrd + Bleecker in Fort Worth