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Support The Sweet Praxis with a Smock Gratitude Box!

Our friends at The Sweet Praxis are opening a storefront in downtown Syracuse later this summer, and we couldn’t be more excited to support this local business on their new venture! We teamed up with The Sweet Praxis to offer the Smock Gratitude Box, a new pledge option for their current Kickstarter project. Pledge $75 or more, and you’ll receive a Smock box filled with Smock + Sweet Praxis goodies, including a bag of almond toffee, vanilla marshmallows, brownies, a spiral-bound workbook, and assorted cards in one of our medium keepsake boxes. Visit The Sweet Praxis Kickstarter page to make your pledge by July 14th to receive one of these fun boxes. The best part? The box ships for free, so even if you’re not local you can enjoy all the goods! We did a fun photoshoot in honor of the collaboration and paired up some of our new gold foil stamped birthday cards with cupcakes from The Sweet Praxis for some celebratory inspiration – take a look! 

Smock + Sweet Praxis Kickstarter pledge box    Hip Hip Hooray + Birthday Cheer gold foil + digitally printed greeting cards and keepsake boxes from SmockHot pink + gold foil birthday card from SmockHappy Birthday turquoise + gold foil stamped birthday cards + Indigo and Turk gift wrap from Smock Make a Wish gold foil + digitally printed birthday card from Smock 

Smock Everyday featured in Woman’s Day, HGTV Magazine + Celebrate

We always love spotting our products on the pages of our favorite magazines! Smock’s been getting some love from HGTV Magazine as well as Woman’s Day and Celebrate. In the April 2016 issue of Woman’s Day, our  medium Chartreuse boxes were featured in an article all about getting your home organized as the perfect vessel for mail (and if company comes before you’re ready, just pop on the lid to hide the mess!). 

Smock's chartreuse boxes were featured in the April 2016 issue of Woman's Day magazine

HGTV Magazine has also featured Smock in some recent issues! They used several of our patterned gift wraps in their December 2015 holiday issue about stylish new color combos (recreate the looks with our Dots, Turk, and Shimmer gift wraps). And the September 2015 issue of HGTV featured our wraps right on the cover! They created easy little makeovers by covering magazine holders and boxes with some of our wrap to create cute new office organization tools (for this story, they used our Indigo and Keiko wraps).

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Celebrate Magazine also included us in their holiday issue, with lots of cute DIY ideas featuring our cards! They created festive garland, ceramic holiday coasters, and DIY gift toppers by repurposing our Lights Cheer, Love & Joy, Peace on Earth, and Branch Crest cards. Many thanks to all three publications for featuring Smock! 

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Smock gift wrap + boxes featured in Family Fun magazine

Family Fun magazine featured our gift wrap and keepsake boxes in their latest issue! The December / January 2016 issue of Family Fun includes a spread with ideas for cute holiday gifts kids can make, including framed artwork packaged in our festive Candy Stripe boxes, and personalized journals wrapped in our Sterling gift wrap. Many thanks to Family Fun for including us in this festive feature! 

Smock was featured in the December/January 2016 issue of Family Fun magazine Smock gift wrap + boxes featured in Family Fun magazine

New Everyday Products have arrived!

We added over 75 new products to our Everyday line at the 2015 National Stationery Show (if you missed us at the show, check out our NSS booth recap!). Highlights include new cards, keepsake gift boxes, colorful, single-sided gift wrap, foil stamped art prints, and more. Here’s a peek at some of the release, but be sure to check out our new arrivals to see all of our latest offerings! 

The Best is Yet to Come foil stamped art print from Smock

Yet to Come gold foil stamped art print.

Denim blue keepsake gift boxes from Smock  

Denim Keepsake Boxes made with 100% post-consumer recycled gift wrap. 

Part of Us sympathy card from Smock

Part of Us digitally printed + gold foil stamped sympathy card. 

New single-sided gift wrap patterns from Smock

New single sided gift wrap patterns (from bottom): Keiko, Chartreuse, Marav, Spring, Turk

Gold foil stamped birthday cards from Smock  

Miette gold foil stamped birthday card with digital printing. 

Rose gold die-cut gift tags from Smock + new gray wrapping paper

Gray Marav single-sided gift wrap with a Rose Gold Script foil stamped, die-cut gift tag.

Letterpress stationery you need: which shade of blue are you?

Letterpress cards, notepads, and stationery in pretty shades of blue have been extremely popular this year, and it’s easy to see why! This on-trend color works in many different shades: a vibrant, true blue paired with crisp red and nautical patterns appeals to just about everyone, while a deeper navy and rich royal blues work well for men (or for women who like deep, rich colors!). For a fresh, feminine look, lighten things up a bit and go with turquoise. Which shade of blue are you?

Blue is one hot color for spring 2012! Check out Smock's top picks for blue stationery products this spring

1. Breakers boxes: Small $6, Medium $12, Large $18 | 2. Rhino Letterpress Cards $14 for a 6 count box | 3. Lobster Letterpress Card $4 | 4. Breakers Jotter Notepads $6 for a 2-pack | 5. Pearl Notebook $9 | 6. Phillips Boxed Offset Cards $12 for an 8 count box | 7. Talt Notebook $9 | 8. Chatham Scratchpad $7 

All Smock goods are made around Syracuse, New York with the planet in mind: our notebooks and notepads use 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, and our greeting cards are printed on our exclusive (and sustainable) bamboo paper.

Smock’s 2011 Holiday Stationery Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, so it’s time to start shopping for gifts! At Smock, we’ve got something for everyone — whether it’s pretty letterpress stationery for her, or man-friendly notebooks for him, we’ve got you covered. This is a carefully selected assortment of our best-selling items, so they’re sure to please everyone on your list! We’ve even got some great stocking stuffer ideas — all for under $15!! So stop by your local Smock retailer or visit our website to get started on your holiday shopping today! And don’t forget to stock up on a few rolls of our double-sided, eco-friendly gift wrap for a perfectly coordinated present (and to find out how to make matching bows, visit us on Youtube!).

Best-selling letterpress stationery items from Smock that make great gifts for women

1. Veranda Medium Keepsake Box $12 | 2. Quadrille Attachments Sticky Note Cube $18 | 3. Pollen Letterpress Scratchpad $7 | 4. Sorbet Letterpress Art Print Calendar $8 | 5. Honeycomb Letterpress Social Notes $14 for a 6 count box | 6. Veranda Notebook $9 | 7. Berry Memo $7 | 8. Cayman Offset Social Notes $12 for an 8 count box | 9. Picadilly Jotters $6 for a 2-pack | 10. Newport Lettersheets $20 for a set of 12

Smock's best selling, 'man-friendly' stationery.

1. Oxford jotters $6 for a 2-pack |  2. Planet Memo $7 | 3. Ridley Lettersheets $20 for a set of 12 | 4. Bicyclette Letterpress Social Notes $14 for a 6 count box | 5. Peacock Letterpress Art Print Calendar $8 | 6. Koi Notebook $9 | 7. Bicyclette Scratchpad $7 | 8. Pembroke Offset Social Notes $12 for an 8 count box | 9. Oxford Medium Keepsake Box $12 | 10. Beetle Attachments Sticky Note Cube $18

Letterpress stationery stocking stuffer ideas from Smock for the holidays

1. Peacock Letterpress Scratchpad $7 | 2. Bubbles Letterpress Gift Tags $8 for a 6-pack | 3. Ming Memo $7| 4. Herons Letterpress Social Notes $14 for a 6 count box | 5. Pollen Jotters $6 for a 2-pack | 6. Oxford Letterpress Art Print Calendar $8 | 7. Pollen Letterpress Art Print Calendar $8 | 8. Jade Letterpress Gift Tags $8 for a 6-pack | 9. Crochet Memo $7 | 10. Flowerburst Letterpress Scratchpad $7

Custom Smock Boxes for Engage!10 at The Breakers

A couple of months ago we worked with Posh Parties in Jupiter, Florida, one of our awesome Smock dealers, to create a custom box for engage!10 at The Breakers.The boxes were based on our new (and already incredibly popular) Smock gift boxes and created especially for the engage!10 festivities. The event organizers placed cute tags and flowers on each one and packed each box with a scrumptious lunch. We love this idea for a casual picnic wedding or a rehearsal dinner on the beach. Check out our gift box collection in our shop, available now.

New Smock Everyday Stationery + Paper Goods

Recently unveiled at the National Stationery Show and the New York International Gift Fair, today we’re excited to introduce you to our latest eco stationery and paper goods from our Everyday collection! Just in time for back to school season, our new letterpress greeting cards, eco gift wrap, gift bags, eco sticky notes, patterned boxes, letterpress notepads, pocket-sized notebooks (and more!) can be found on our website and at Smock retailers worldwide.

Eco Sticky Notes
Our new eco sticky notes are bright and vibrant, featuring 700 sticky notes made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. They are FSC certified and made locally here in Upstate New York.

New Jotter Notebooks
Our jotter notebooks come in a set of two coordinating jotters with 40 pages each. They are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper with covers made from our signature gift wrap and letterpress printed with the word “notes.” We keep them in our pockets, our purses and at our fingertips for jotting down great ideas.

New Letterpress Notepads
Our pretty new letterpress memo notepads feature letterpressed bamboo paper covers + 90 blank interior pages made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

New Patterned Eco Boxes

Acid-free and made from 100% post consumer recycled materials right here in Upstate New York, our new eco boxes come in three sizes and a variety of patterns and colors. They are perfect as gift boxes, keepsakes boxes and as stylish storage solutions. How will you use yours?

New Eco Gift Bags
Our new eco gift bags are truly one of a kind. They are made for us in the Himalayan forests of Nepal by a really cool community-owned group devoted to sustainable forestry. They are FSC certified and silkscreen printed on handmade lokta paper – they’re also sturdy enough for re-use! These bags are made using papermaking techniques that have been around since the 12th century A.D.

New Letterpress Greeting Cards
More of our letterpress greeting cards you know and love, our new cards feature all new occasions including happy new home, baptism, bar/bat mitzvah, pet sympathy, and graduation in additional to perennial favorites such as happy birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, baby, wedding and engagement greeting cards. All of our greeting cards are sustainably letterpress printed on our bamboo paper and come paired with patterned envelopes.

New Eco Gift Wrap Patterns
A long time Smock favorite, our eco gift wrap is made from 100% post consumer recycled paper and features colorful double-sided patterns. We’ve introduced six new patterns all perfect for the upcoming holiday season and occasions beyond.

Stay tuned for even more great new designs and updates!