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Stunning Chasseral Invitations for the Berkshire Film Festival

A huge thanks goes out to Invite for sending us these very elegant invitations for the Berkshire International Film Festival. Using our Chasseral design, they have made this a must attend event.

inks: tangerine + espresso | fonts: minn + stockton | paper: 2-ply ivory | invitation size: S8 | printing: letterpress + offset | customization #: 15712 |

Tangerine and espresso inks look lovely letterpressed

Aneto Letterpress Customization

An Aneto customization accented by a letterpressed bellyband makes this invitation set simple, yet striking.  Brought to us by our friends from the Dandelion Patch in Georgetown.  Well done!

inks: mango + taupe | fonts: forester block + harrison script | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | offset liner: mondsee in taupe | invite size: S8 | customization #: 14011 |

This is a colorful customization of Smock's Aneto design.

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

Personalized Baby Girl Letterpress Birth Announcements

Check out these personalized Tallulah letterpress baby announcements.  Our friends at Nest Paper Studio in Oxford, Mississippi submitted these precious baby announcements to us for printing.  The silhouette at the very top makes these all the more elegant and truly adds a personal touch.  We truly adore the bold color palette of our papaya and peacock inks on these.  We can only imagine how excited the proud family is to announce the arrival of their new bundle of joy!

inks: papaya + peacock | fonts: cameron + worthington| custom artwork: submitted |paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | card size: S5SQ

vintage letterpress birth announcements

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

Design Contest Winner: Gorgeous Greens and Tangerines by Seaside Papery

If you’re looking for an autumnal feel in a wedding set and still want an elaborate design, then look no further!  Shelby at Seaside Papery delivered a one-of-a-kind invitation set that pieced together tangerine, espresso, and grass inks in a way that just speaks to us.

 

Based on the Helani design, this one had a little bit of everything and has been used as a great example of how to celebrate in the fall.

inks: tangerine + espresso + grass | fonts: bescal + carlton  | paper 2-ply white | invite size: 7 x 7 | printing: letterpress

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Design Contest Winner: Tantalizing Tangerine by Bennet Schneider, Inc.

We are so excited to kick off another round of the Smock Design Contest! Over the next 10 days, we’ll be honoring some really gorgeous designs that have been sent to us by our Smock retailers. So without further ado, let us begin by showcasing our first honoree!

Joellen and the team at Bennett Schneider, Inc. brought us what may be the perfect color selection for the letterpress wedding Aberdeen suite.

The tangerine ink helps this wedding announcement pop in such a way that it doesn’t overpower the design or distract from the details.  Sometimes all it takes is a little tweak to make a letterpressed card look fantastic, and that is just what they did!

inks: tangerine + black | fonts: Spencerian +  Cooper  | 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | liner: payette in tangerine | invite size: S-6

 

This design won an honorable mention in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Bat Mitzvah Invitations from LS Amster Co

The last of our honorees from our latest Smock Design Contest, these letterpress bat mitzvah invitations were brought to us by two-time honoree LS Amster Co in Scarsdale, New York. They featured a vibrant customization of our Piedmont letterpress invitations, printed in hot pink and tangerine inks. The reverse features brilliant patterned backing in hot pink with envelopes lined in our rowe pattern. Hot pink edge painting is the perfect finishing touch, for a suite that is joyful and celebratory and perfect for this very special occasion.

Pretty Floral Bat Mitzvah Invitations

These bright and elegant letterpress bat mitzvah invitations were printed for our good friends at Aileen Invitations in Miami. Featuring our Rhon design, they were printed in espresso and tangerine inks with envelopes lined in our payette pattern in tangerine. Pretty calligraphy accents and Hebrew text are the perfect finishing touch.

Smock Design Contest – Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Today we’re excited to share this lovely custom letterpress wedding invitation design, second runner-up in our latest Smock Design Contest. Brought to us by our good friends at Judy Paulen Designs at Bloomingdale’s, it features a colorful mix of color and pattern that we just adore. The letterpress invitations were printed in mango and espresso inks and the inserts were letterpress printed in slate and espresso inks. All of the pieces were backed in our champlain pattern in mango and the envelopes were lined in champlain printed in reverse, white on mango.

Our special guest judge, Kristen Magee of Paper Crave says of her pick for second runner-up, “This suite oozes class without being staid, and the fantastic color choices and patterns give it a very modern feel. I also love the playfulness of the language on the reply postcard and rehearsal card. But the detail that put this invitation in my top three is the incredible patterned envelope liner. Love it!” Thank you to Kristen for helping us out with the judging and lots of love to Judy Paulen Designs for sending us this beautiful design!

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