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Custom Letterpress Birthday Party Invitations

A while back we featured Cydney’s first birthday party and today we wanted to share a few more photos of the custom letterpress birthday party invitations we created with Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions for Cydney’s party. The invitation itself was a 2-color letterpress card printed in custom shades of fuchsia and navy with pretty fuchsia edge painting. It featured custom patterned backing paired with a matching envelope liner and came enclosed with a 1-color letterpress directions card. We love this invitation set!

Custom Letterpress Birthday Party Invitation by Smock

Custom Letterpress Birthday Party Invitation by Smock

Custom Letterpress Birthday Party Invitation by Smock

Custom Letterpress Birthday Party Invitation by Smock

Smock Design Contest – Burstell Letterpress Wedding Inivations with Folio from Judy Paulen Designs

Like the first honorable mention from Judy Paulen Designs in our recent Smock Design Contest, we were completely thrilled at the opportunity to print this unique customization of our Burstell letterpress wedding invitation design. Using custom inks in a brilliant green and vibrant pink, it’s paired with a chic custom folio for a total package that is nothing short of show-stopping. Mixing our payette pattern on the exterior and our sinclair pattern on the interior, the folio is bright, modern and playful. Folio inserts included a fabulous letterpress events card detailing all of the weekend wedding events for the convenience of guests, particularly appropriate for this destination wedding in Jamaica.

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Burstell Letterpress Wedding Inivtation with Custom Folio

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Burstell Letterpress Wedding Inivtation with Custom Folio

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Burstell Letterpress Wedding Inivtation with Custom Folio

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Burstell Letterpress Wedding Inivtation with Custom Folio

Smock Design Contest Honoree - Burstell Letterpress Events Card

Once again, thank you to Judy Paulen Designs for dreaming up this exciting customization – it was such a pleasure for us to print these fabulous letterpress wedding invitations!

Smock Real Party – Cydney’s First Birthday Party

Today’s Smock Real Party feature is another fabulous first birthday party. And we mean truly truly fabulous! Sent to us by Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions and taken by Andrea Taylor Studio, the photos of this party have us completely inspired to find any excuse we can to throw a really exquisite celebration of our own.

Smock Real Party - Beautiful Birthday Party from Luxe Expressions and StudioWed

Working with Debra from Luxe Expressions, Smock created these beautiful letterpress invitations for Cydney’s birthday, featuring the monogram that was incorporated throughout all of the event details. The custom navy and fuchsia inks were matched to the colors of the decor and flowers, for a beautifully coordinated effect.
Smock Real Party - Beautiful Birthday Party from Luxe Expressions and StudioWed

And, of course, any daughter of an NFL player needs her own personalized jersey to serve as a guest book at her first birthday party! We love how the colors of the linens, stationery and flowers were so perfectly girly and fun, but still really sophisticated. The theme of the day was all things sugar and spice, which we completely adore.

Smock Real Party - Beautiful Birthday Party from Luxe Expressions and StudioWed
From the letterpress invitations, to the monogrammed cake, to the personalized cotton candy sticks and the luxurious satin and tulle linens, this birthday party was an incredibly thoughtful and festive celebration. Thank you so much to Debra for sharing with us!

Smock Design Contest Winner – Kurai Letterpress Invitations from Wordshop

As promised, we are so excited to share with you all of the beautiful customizations we crowned as our favorites in our recent Smock Design Contest. This incredible customization of our Kurai letterpress wedding invitation is so beautiful and unique, it’s probably pretty easy to see why we love it oh so much. Printed in rich eggplant and raspberry inks, it’s delightfully pretty and wonderfully charming.

Kurai Customization by Smock - Runner Up in Our 2009 Design Contest

Kurai Customization by Smock - Runner Up in Our 2009 Design Contest

Brought to us by Wordshop in Denver, Colorado, this customization makes the most of a unique layout where the branch design is shifted up and the text is rearranged to create a striking visual effect. It’s decidedly modern, but when paired with the richness of the tradition of letterpress, this is a look we can see becoming a new classic.

Kurai Reply Card Customization by Smock - Runner Up in Our 2009 Design Contest

Kurai Customization by Smock - Runner Up in Our 2009 Design Contest

Featuring corner rounding on all of the pieces, a beautiful letterpress reply card, and a unique petite-sized letterpress website card, this suite is completely personalized with rich details and saturated colors. Thank you so much to the folks at Wordshop for bringing us this beautiful customization!

Letterpress for Modern Bride’s Trendsetters Awards Dinner

You probably already know that here at Smock, printing gorgeous letterpress invitations makes us absolutely giddy. With that said, the opportunity to print the letterpress invitations, escort cards and menus for the recent Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner was a sincere honor and so much fun! Printing beautiful things is what makes us excited about what we do everyday, but being able to print the invitations for such a fabulous event, honoring amazing wedding professionals we truly admire, was especially exciting.

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Invitation for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress invitation to kick off the event was our Aberdeen design in grass and black inks paired with an envelope liner in our sottern pattern in a custom hot pink ink. Ensuring no detail was forgotten, the invitations were also corner rounded and edge painted in grass ink to make for a truly show-stopping invitation. How exciting would it be to get something this fun in the mail?

Letterpress Dinner Menu for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

Letterpress Escort Caard for Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009

The letterpress menus and letterpress escort cards were also our Aberdeen design, printed in black and the same custom hot pink color. They were edge painted in gold and all of the pieces, including the invitation, featured pattern backing in our oesa pattern. We loved working with the editors of Modern Bride to create these pieces and love the final look – perfectly sophisticated, cheerful and undeniably celebratory.

Modern Bride Trendsetters Awards Dinner 2009
This photo by Bee Kim, founder of Weddingbee and a Trendsetter honoree, shows the beautiful table design at the awards dinner where you can even see the letterpress menus at each place setting – talk about thrilling! You can read all about the fabulous time had at the awards dinner on Weddingbee PRO and on Wedded Bits, the Modern Bride magazine blog.