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Design Contest Winner: Be Lucky in Love with these Offset Save the Dates

Cori at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee sent us this adorable Odin customization!  These offset printed save the dates are both personalized and creative, and were printed in a very cool color palette of our sea mist + grass inks. When we asked Cori what inspired this design she told us that the bride was drawn to the fun font style and whimsical frame, and loved how these elements balanced the striped background.  The wedding reception will be on her family’s horse farm, so the couple thought it would be appropriate to include a horseshoe.  Here at Smock, we believe these save the dates are lucky!  Common legend is that keeping the ends of a horseshoe point up keeps all of the good luck in. Congrats to the lucky bride and groom, and bravo to Social Graces for such an inspired design!

inks: sea mist + grass | fonts: mack + louise | paper: 1-ply white bamboo  | printing: offset | size: s6

This save the date set from Social Graces was an honoree in the 1st Smock Design Contest for 2012

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2012. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Beautiful Letterpress Invitations: How to Start the Perfect Wedding

We printed these lovely wedding invitations for our friends at Dandelion Patch – Vienna. The letterpress eggplant and lavender inks make this an elegant suite that they will remember for the rest of their lives. This Chasseral design was letterpress printed on ivory bamboo 2-ply paper. Its wrapped up neatly in a Smock pocketfold to give that new age look to a classic design.

inks: eggplant + lavender  | fonts: graham + tally | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | invite size: S-8 Folio

elegant letterpress wedding invitations

Beautiful Offset Birthday Invitation

We printed these simple, yet elegant, birthday announcements for our friend Linda Chamlin at LS Amster Company. They were offset printed in our Espresso and Heliotrope inks. They are a beautiful way to welcome an 18th birthday.

inks: espresso + heliotrope | fonts: estrella + cooper | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | invite size: S-5SQ

offset birthday party invitations


Hope to see you Tsun-ami!!!

We printed these lovely pieces for the ultimate take-two wedding. The couples first attempt was thwarted by a hurricane, but, these newlyweds weren’t going to let a little weather ruin their special day. We went back to the drawing board with our friends at Judy Paulen Designs and whipped up these awesome Part II pieces. They combine beautiful offset and letterpress printing in our Navy ink. We were thrilled to be able to help them with their special day, even if the weather wasn’t going to cooperate.

ink: navy | fonts: smock spencerian + graham | paper: 1-ply white + 2-ply white | printing: letterpress + offset

custom letterpress invitations

Modern + Traditional Bilingual letterpress wedding invitations!

Traditional wedding meets modern design in this wedding suite from our friends at Union Street Papery.  They put together this beautiful suite using our Talmossen design, which uses a traditional feel font and pairs it with modern design accents. This suite was done on our white Bamboo paper in Taupe ink. This was a wedding that brought together two cultures with invitations done in both English and Spanish version. All the pieces were finished off with metallic silver edge painting and the inner envelope was paired with a custom offset liner (our Fleming Design in Espresso) to give it that modern look.

inks: taupe + espresso (offset) | fonts: harrison calligraphy font | paper: 2-ply white + 1-ply white  | printing: letterpress + offset | envelope liner: fleming in espresso (offset) | edge paint: metallic silver

bilingual letterpress wedding invitations

Colorfully Loud Offset Bat Mitzvah Set

We have been printing a lot of Bat/Bar Mitzvah sets in our shop lately. Thanks go out to Amy at Monograham for sending us this hip Delano customization. This set was offset printed on our bamboo 1-ply ivory paper in Raspberry and Orchid inks. The outer and response envelopes were letterpress printed in Orchid. This set is completed with an offset printed folio; our Cayman pattern in Orchid on the interior and our Fleming pattern in Raspberry. If this special day was half as fun as this suite was, we all missed a great party.

inks: orchid + raspberry | fonts: submitted fonts | paper: 1-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + offset | folio exterior: fleming pattern offset in raspberry | folio interior: cayman pattern offset in orchid | invite size: S-8 folio

colorful letterpress bat mitzvah invitation

Beautiful Letterpress Invitations in Lime & Black inks!

What a wonderful suite we received from our friends at Landis Gifts & Stationery. This Ossa design was customized beautifully on our white bamboo paper, and letterpressed in Lime and Black inks. The invitation and reply card were edge painted in Orchid. The invitation is adhered to an awesome folio, offset printed in our Ashwell pattern in Black on the outside and in our Sherbrooke pattern in Lime on the inside. The final touch of brilliance is the envelope liner, offset printed in our Sherbrooke pattern in Lime to match. This one was a very personal suite as it was printed for the store owner’s daughter. We are so happy to be able to be included in such a special day.

inks: black + lime | fonts: carrington stripes + alice + chaplin | paper: 2-ply white + 1-ply white  | printing: letterpress + offset | liner: the sherbrooke pattern in lime | folio exterior: ashford pattern offset in black | folio interior: sherbrooke pattern offset in lime | invite size: S-8 folio

vintage letterpress wedding invitation

Let the Fiesta Begin!

It’s easy to get in the party mood when seeing these custom and vibrant offset invitations!  These colorful invitations were submitted to us by our great friend Kerri at Anne Grace Designs in Dallas, Texas.  We think you’ll agree that the color combination of coral and robin’s egg brings the perfect balance of bright hues.  Not many people are aware that seahorses are a symbol for happiness and these invitations definitely have us feeling good vibes.  Now, who’s ready for a fiesta?

inks: coral + robin’s egg | font: coombs | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | size: #10

nautical wedding invitations

Offset Baby Announcement in Ocean + Peach

Libby from Byrd + Bleecker in Fort Worth, Texas strikes again! Birth announcements are such a joy to print, particularly when they are original and beautiful in design. Peach and Ocean inks are a great blend for baby announcements and the use of design elements and photo space make this card a one-of-a-kind.

ink: peach + ocean | fonts: clementine + forester | paper: 1-ply white bamboo  | printing: offset | birth announcement |  size: 4.5 x 6.25 | corner rounding

charming baby announcements

Oceanic Odin Offset additions!

Celia at Urbanic came to us for these “day of” pieces for a September wedding. Our Odin design was a perfect fit, especially when designed using the right cartouche and blend of our ocean and peacock inks. Carrying the design over to the table numbers and place cards was a great way to make the motifs stand out at the reception.

inks: peacock + ocean | fonts: cecilia + social | paper: 1-ply white | printing: offset | program with cartouche | program size: #10

modern colorful offset wedding reception pieces

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