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Letterpress for the Holidays

Letterpress is a beautiful fit for wedding invitations, but there’s just something special about adding beauty and luxury to a set of holiday cards. Gus & Ruby put together this lovely letterpress frame around what presumably will be a beautiful, happy family photo. We can’t wait to see the 2013 version!

ink: raspberry + emerald | fonts: harrison + carrington stripe | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | holiday card size: S-8 | customization #: 16489 |

Unique holiday photo cards with letterpress printing by Smock

Happy 4th Birthday, Gus & Ruby!

In August, we had the opportunity to be a part of Gus and Ruby’s 4th Birthday! We wanted to share some of the amazing photos taken by Emilie Inc Photography from the event. I jumped on the chance to travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to help them celebrate, and what fun we had! Samantha and Whitney are some pretty incredible ladies, and their impeccably curated store shows their passion and knowledge for beautiful paper goods. The space was dressed to the nines for the event, complete with a huge display of Smock product, a treats table (did someone say Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles?), and a pinwheel craft station. All in all, it was a perfect way to celebrate 4 successful years of business….here’s to 40 more!  

Smock teamed up with Gus & Ruby to celebrate their 4th birthday Gus & Ruby's 4th birthday party with Smock

Elegant Spring Letterpress Wedding Save The Dates

By simplifying the Dawson design, and using a smaller S5 sized card this classy letterpress save the date was created. The grass green ink is just the right touch for a spring wedding. Thanks Gus & Ruby Letterpress for sending this order our way!

ink: grass | fonts: stockton + spencerian calligraphy font | paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | size: S5 | customization #: 11535 |

Set Sail with this Letterpress Burstell Invitation Suite

This nautically themed letterpress wedding invitation suite was brought to us by our friends at Gus & Ruby Letterpress. The use of the anchor and rope motifs throughout the suite do wonders in keeping a consistent theme throughout.

inks: midnight + gold | fonts: mina + inigo | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset | invite size: S7 for folio | folio: offset in gold + midnight | customization #: 16047

Nautical letterpress wedding invitations with classic stripes

Silver & Dove Letterpress

The aptly named silver and dove inks make this letterpress wedding invitation set look both rich and tranquil.  Gus & Ruby Letterpress strikes again with this custom Engadine invitation.  The two-tone look draws the eye and the use of a #10 invite with a business card-sized reception card makes this one of our favorites.

inks: silver + dove | fonts: etienne + tennyson | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | offset back pattern: phelps in dove | offset liner: custom virelles in dove | invite size: #10 | customization #: 15295 |

This customization of Smock's Engadine design features a soft tone on tone look.

Engadine Design – Elegance with a Touch of the Contemporary

Our navy and hot pink inks have never looked so pretty together! Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire submitted this elegant letterpress wedding suite featuring our Engadine design, which looks amazing next to the bouts of color included on the folio. Hot pink envelope liners add a gorgeous pop of color that guests might not be expecting when opening their invitation.

inks: hot pink + navy | fonts: tennyson + auden + spence | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress| folio exterior: reverse virelles pattern in navy | folio interior: champlain pattern in hot pink| liner: grand champlain in hot pink| |invite size: 5.125 x 7.75

colorful letterpress wedding invitations

An Eye-Catching Nautical Inspired Letterpress Suite

Samantha at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire has worked with some of the most creative brides this past year, and this modern letterpress suite with its personalized touches is proof of that.  We’re smitten with the custom rope monogram on the invitation. Our navy ink paired perfectly with the custom green ink used on this set, and the edge painting, letterpress belly band and envelope liner totally completed the look.

inks: navy + pms 361| fonts: frida + worthington | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | letterpress belly band | edge paint: 361 | liner: the champlain pattern in pms 361| invite size: S7

This is a custom Smock letterpress wedding invitation printed in custom inks.

Creatively Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Gus & Ruby Letterpress

We couldn’t wait to share this downright adorable set sent to us by our lovely friends Samantha and Liz at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Letterpressed in navy ink with playful type, these invitations are overflowing with sweetness. The lime polka dot pattern on the custom offset sleeve gives this set a fun personality. We just can’t get enough!

ink: navy | fonts: strangelove + emma script | paper 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | custom sleeve: page pattern in lime offset |invite size: 5.4375 x 8.0625

custom typography wedding invitations

Scallop Shell Letterpress Invitations for a Seaside Wedding

The lovely ladies at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire submitted these eye-catching custom wedding invitations for printing.  The oversized scallop shell gives this suite character and makes such an invitation fitting for the wedding celebration at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club.  Talk about matching your invitations to your venue – we think these are a perfect fit! The sea inspired color palette of ocean and navy inks looks striking and sophisticated.  We feel this pulls the whole look together.

inks: ocean + navy | fonts: smock harrison and gill sans | paper 2-ply white | edge paint in lime | invite size: S8SQ | printing: letterpress

nautical blue letterpress wedding invitations

Modern offset wedding suite in taupe + apricot inks

This trendy text based offset invitation suite was submitted to us by our wonderful friend, Liz at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  We were told the couple was looking for a type driven suite with a playful type – and we think this invitation encompasses that vision perfectly.  We’re loving the cool hues and the simplicity of this creative suite.  Our taupe and apricot inks simply blend so beautifully on our ivory bamboo paper.  When picturing your own wedding invitation – you should toss in a bit of your own creativity to match back to your wedding venue or personalities.

inks: taupe + apricot | font: coco | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: offset | size: s8

custom typography wedding invitations

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