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Smock at the 2016 National Stationery Show

The 2016 National Stationery Show has quickly come and gone, so today we’re sharing a recap of our booth at this year’s show! Each year at NSS we introduce a variety of new products for both our everyday and custom lines, and highlights for this year include a new wedding album, lots of new cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, and 2017 calendars. All of these products will be available online soon, but for now here’s a peek at our displays. We decorated the booth with colorful tissue paper flowers to correspond with the new Flora collection envelope liners on display in the Bella Figura side of our booth. Take a look! 

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We loved having calligrapher Sarah Hanna in our booth during the show offering on the spot calligraphy – it’s mesmerizing to watch her work!  

Sarah Hanna in the Smock booth at the 2016 National Stationery Show

And no Stationery Show would be complete without a trip to the Paper Party hosted by Oh So Beautiful Paper. We loved being sponsors again this year – here’s our team enjoying the event in front of the amazing display that My Mind’s Eye put together. So festive and fun! 

The Smock team at the 2016 Paper Party

Paper Party 2015!

We were thrilled to be sponsors for Paper Party 2015! Paper Party is an amazing event hosted by Nole Garey of Oh So Beautiful Paper, and this was our third year sponsoring. Bella Figura printed this year’s invitations, which featured a gorgeous design by Moglea, and Meant to Be Calligraphy hand addressed the envelopes. The party was held on the rooftop at Hudson Terrace, and Janice of Bellwether Events helped plan the event and kept everything running smoothly throughout the night.

Welcome Sign designed by Swiss Cottage Designs for Paper Party

We used a variety of our double-sided gift wraps to create jumbo paper chandeliers for decor! They looked so fun blowing in the breeze next to the disco balls.

Paper Chandelier made with Smock gift wrapGorgeous floral displays at Paper Party 2015

Dawn from Soirée Floral combined gorgeous peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, and greens from Flower Muse with a few tropical flowers like king protea and pink ginger flowers to make the amazing floral arrangements that were used throughout the party.

Rifle Paper Co. swag bags at Paper Party 2015

Guests arrive early each year to snag a coveted Paper Party swag bag – and this year’s bag did not disappoint! The totes featured a design by Rifle Paper Co., and were filled with cards, notepads, pencils, and other paper goodies from a wide variety of vendors (our Miette thank you cards and our hot pink heart gift tags were included!).

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Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs (who is also a designer from our sister company, Bella Figura!) designed the giant welcome sign, cute cocktail menus, name tags, coasters, cocktail stirrers, and matchboxes that were featured throughout the party.

Paper Party - honeycomb, crepe paper, and paper air plant decoration clusters

One of our favorite decorative elements of the party were the clusters of honeycombs with gold paper air plants created by Mandy Pellegrin of Craftcourse — aren’t they so fun and festive!?

Gallery wall at Paper party 2015  Flower arrangements at Paper Party 2015 Flower arrangements at Paper Party 2015 Paper Chandeliers by Smock   Gorgeous tropical flower arrangements

Many thanks to Nole for inviting us to sponsor the event!

Photography by Charlie Juliet Photography

Paper Party Sponsors: Smock | The National Stationery Show | Minted | Etsy Wholesale Silhouette America Simply Framed | Rifle Paper Co. | Hester & Cook Design Group | Legion Paper | Postable | Mailchimp | May Designs StationeryHQ Flower Muse | Foryourparty.com Soirée Floral | Meant to Be Calligraphy | Moglea Swiss Cottage Designs | Alexis Mattox | Smilebooth

2014 Paper Party Invitations – Collaboration with Oh So Beautiful Paper, Mr. Boddington’s Studio + Mohawk

We were thrilled to be asked again this year to print the 2014 Paper Party invitations. This year’s invitation for the amazing event put on by Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper was designed by Mr. Boddington’s Studio, and we printed the invitations on Mohawk Superfine paper. Take a look at some of the photos – didn’t the invitations turn out beautifully? We love the calligraphy from Michele at Meant to Be Calligraphy and the stamps & envelope liners add a fun finishing touch!

2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper   2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper2014 Paper Party Invitations - designed by Mr. Boddington's studio, printed by Smock on Mohawk paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Design: Mr. Boddington’s Studio | Printing: Smock | Paper: Mohawk, Superfine Ultrawhite Eggshell 130 lb | Envelopes: Mohawk, Loop Antique Vellum Kraft 80 text in A7 size | Envelope Address Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy 

Photos courtesy of Nole Garey at Oh So Beautiful Paper 

Smock at the National Stationery Show 2014

We’re back from our annual trip to the National Stationery Show, where a handful of members from the Smock team enjoyed a fun, paper-filled week and got the chance to see a lot of our amazing retailers! We made some changes to our booth design this year, switching from large, panel displays to sleek shelves for our greeting cards, and selecting new fabric and carpeting. One of our favorite changes for this year was our decorative gift wrap display! Each year we also create a decorative element to dress up our booth, and for this year we decided to make decorative diamonds using our new gift wrap. Check out some of our shots from set-up and the finished booth!

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We were also honored by the Greeting Card Association with our third (!) Louie Award for our “Elfing” holiday card in the humorous holiday card category $3.50 and up. The GCA put on an amazing gala for the Louie Awards, which featured a cute candy theme (check out those giant gumdrops!) that was also present in the Louie Award Exhibit at the Javits Center during the show.

2014 GCA Louie Display

One of our favorite things about the Stationery Show? Paper Party! We were sponsors again this year for the Oh So Beautiful Paper 2014 Paper Party, and we had the pleasure of collaborating with Mohawk Paper and Mr. Boddington’s Studio to create the invitations for the event. Our gift wrap was even used to make giant paper flowers for some of the Paper Party decor!

2014 Paper Party with giant Smock gift wrap flower decorThe Smock team at the Paper Party photo booth!

Be sure to check out our new arrivals to see all of the new cards, gift wrap, boxes, and more that debuted at the show! Many thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi at our booth!

Paper Party flower photos courtesy of Charlie-Juliet Photography via Oh So Beautiful Paper