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Witty foil stamped New Year’s cards guaranteed to make you smile

We can’t wipe the grin off our faces while reading the clever greeting on these foil stamped New Year’s cards made with the help of Sweet Paper. With such a glamorous, celebratory front printed in Green Shine and Gold Shine foil, the back printed in simple, clean Black letterpress added an unexpectedly charming twist to the card. The pearl pattern envelope liner printed in Green Shine was a perfect addition in the way it mimics the bubbles of freshly poured champagne when the clock turns to midnight on New Year’s Eve!

Foil stamped New Year's cards from Smock

Foil stamped New Year's cards from Smock

Letterpress ink colors: Black | Foil colors: Green Shine and Gold Shine | Fonts: Revival, Lavish, Greenaway | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply white bamboo | Size: S-6 | Liner: Pearl pattern in Green Shine Customization: 31447 | Sweet Paper

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style

Take elegance, add a touch of nautical flair, and you’ll find Katherine and Matthew’s suite as the beautiful end result. You can never go wrong with classic gold foil stamped wedding invitations, but this couple decided to add their own twist by including a belly-band featuring an exquisite painting of Nantucket Island. The suite included other nods towards Nantucket like the motif of the island on the weekend celebration card and the nautical monogram on the invitation and thank you card. These kinds of accents made the suite harmonious in an incredibly tasteful way thanks to the help of Parchment Fine Papers. The watercolor envelope liner printed in Sea Mist was yet another subtle yet complimentary means of tying everything together.

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with seaside style from Smock

foil stamping color: gold shine | digital ink color: CMYK | fonts: Cameron, Worthington | paper: 1 ply white bamboo, 2 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Watercolor 6 in Sea Mist | customization: 38415 | Parchment Fine Papers

Timeless foil stamped wedding invitations with blind deboss border

Tiffany and Paul personalized our Wessox invitation suite to fit their traditional Nantucket wedding. These timeless foil stamped wedding invitations came together thanks to the help of Gus and Ruby. To give the invitation a little extra love, they decided to add a simple yet elegant blind deboss border to the design. The touches of a damask pattern in cloud letterpress added a luxurious finish to the welcome dinner and reply cards. The best part of it all? A different type of border was featured on each piece to create a cohesive overall look to the suite without being too matchy-matchy. 

Timeless foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Timeless foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Timeless foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

foil stamping color: gold shine | letterpress colors: cloud, blind deboss | fonts: Capital, Etienne | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | customization: 32221 | Gus and Ruby

Harbour Island Wedding in the Bahamas

Melissa and John worked with Colin at Pulp & Ink for their wedding invitations and stationery for their fairytale wedding in the Bahamas. The couple selected our ombre Amira suite and personalized each piece in the same shade of pink that the bride chose for her custom Vera Wang wedding gown. Read on for their beautiful love story!

Custom pink Vera Wang wedding gownPink ombre wedding invitations from Smock

John Jacobs and Melissa Posh first met on June 9, 1994 at a party at Lake Point Towers. John, having just had shoulder surgery, was on major pain relief medication, causing his sense for adventure to be higher than usual. Melissa walked in, John approached, words were exchanged, and chemistry began to operate. For John it was ignited by Melissa’s spark of contagious energy and for Melissa, it was the aura of excitement and wit that attracted her. In a matter of minutes a romance had begun that culminated 22 years later in a fairy tale wedding for the ages.

John is a conservative wealth manager for the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and Melissa is an entrepreneur in the food, fitness and fashion arenas. Although on paper, they were exact opposites, we all have heard the old saying “Opposites attract”. The twenty-two years seemed to fly by and there was never a day that Melissa did not get excited when John walked through their door at night. 

Their high rise home looked over Lake Michigan and it kept them in touch with their mutual love for the water. John had many hobbies: he was a pilot, an artist, a reader and musician with interests in the guitar and the piano.  Melissa was a creative type. She loved to exercise, run marathons, practice yoga, bake and cook, shop for fashions and always seemed to find the perfect gift to give to a friend or member of her large family. She was also an event planner, organizing a golf outing in honor of her father, Ed Posh, who was the head golf professional for 37 years. The event has raised over $700,000 for college scholarships for local area youth.

Beach wedding ceremony   Beach wedding ceremony seating

Most of all both Melissa and John were in love with deep-sea fishing and spent myriad hours cruising and fishing in the Caribbean waters.  John had bought a large fishing yacht naturally christened  “The Melissa”.  One of their first marine adventures was a trip to Harbour Island in the Bahamas. It was “Love at first Docking”. The island offered fantastic fishing for John and a three mile long pink sand beach for Melissa. You could even ride horses on the sand. The island was a match made in island heaven. It offered first class gourmet restaurants, fabulous libations, a sprinkling of beautiful boutiques, and it was small and intimate to boot. It was enough to keep them and John’s two children, JR and Lindsay, as well as several of their friends, family and clients coming back year after year.

On June 5th, 2015, twenty-one years after their first meeting, John flew Melissa down to the Island.  By now he had his own plane. He’d made a reservation at their favorite restaurant, The Rock House, and over the course of the evening actually got down on one knee and proposed. I bet none of you are scratching your heads over her immediate response.

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Modern gold foil save the dates

Courtney and Sonny combined the layout from our Rainier save the date with the design elements from our Tatra suite to create their gold foil save the dates. Their modern #10 design featured gold shine foil stamping and sage green letterpress design accents, along with solid sage green envelope liners. 

Gold foil save the dates from SmockGold foil save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: sage | foil color: gold shine | fonts: Hutton & Kipling | paper: 1-ply white | size: #10 | envelope liner: sinclair pattern in sage | customization #25417 | The Dandelion Patch (Vienna)

Custom tropical wedding invitation suite

Tracey and Nicholas worked with us to create one of the most beautiful invitation suites we’ve ever printed! For their May wedding in St. Barths, we digitally printed their tri-fold, passport style save the dates in pretty blues and pinks, then added gold shine foil stamping. An intricate custom crest complete with palm trees and their monogram was printed on both their save the dates and their gold wedding invitations, which also featured hand calligraphy. Their tropical invitation set included an events card and a reply card, which fit inside of a vibrant invitation sleeve complete with personal motifs – like the wedding chapel, a bottle of champagne, palm trees, and even the couple’s pup! Custom envelope liners for both the save the dates and the invitations were created to match each piece accordingly.  

Gold foil stamped wedding invitations with tropical invitation sleeves and accessory pieces Tropical tri-fold save the dates Tropical passport styled save the date Custom tropical wedding invitation sleeve and custom envelope liners Tropical envelope liners and custom invitation sleeves

letterpress ink: peacock | digital inks: peacock + watermelon + CMYK process | foil color: gold shine | fonts + artwork: submitted | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-6 + 5×7 + S6-TF | edge paint: watermelon sleeve: digitally printed custom artwork; juliette style | envelope liner: custom | customization #:25390 + 26997

Elegant Gold Foil Bat Mitzvah Invitations

For Isabel’s Bat Mitzvah invitations, we customized our Robson invitation design with a hint of gold shine foil and papaya inks. The invitations were embellished with papaya edge paint and festive papaya envelope liners  to tie everything together.

Gold + papaya letterpress and foil stamped Bat Mitzvah invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: papaya | foil color: gold shine | fonts: peale & flora | paper: 2-ply ivory | sizes: S-8 + S-5| envelope liners: pearl pattern in papaya ink | edge painting: papaya | customization #: 19757 | Kate’s Paperie

Chic double-sided save the dates

These simple yet sophisticated double-sided save the dates from Events feature both letterpress printing and foil stamping. Jill and John tied the knot in Mexico, so they chose our Rainier design and included save the date essentials on the front. Extra details — like weekend events and a wedding website — were included for guests on the back.

Custom Rainier letterpress + foil stamped save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: tiffany | foil: gold shine | fonts: hutton + sanders | paper: 2-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress + foil | size: #10 | customization #: 20151 | Events

Modern Gold Invitations with a Colorful Chevron Sleeve

Paper & Poste knows how to make a chic gold foil wedding invitation pop. If you love a more simplistic styled invitation but are looking for a little something extra consider using a colorful chevron sleeve.

foil stamping: gold shine | font: coco + lawrence | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: s-7 | sleeve: black + sage + whisper + orchid | foil edging:  gold shine | customization #: 18407
Modern Gold Invitations with a Colorful Chevron Sleeve

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