We can’t get enough of these sweet rose gold birth announcements! We digitally printed photos of new baby Brooke with her big brother Wyatt on our white bamboo paper, then printed the announcement details in rose gold foil on both sides. The whimsical font adds a playful, girly touch, and the Winnie the Pooh quote on the back adds the sweetest sentiment: “it’s so much more friendly with two!”
digital ink: CMYK process | foil color: rose gold shine | fonts + design: louise + later on, custom library-based design | paper: 2-ply white (duplexed card) | size: S-6 | envelope liner: Ellory wash pattern in pink | customization #30868 | Events
These recently printed letterpress Delano Bat Mitzvah invitations have become an instant favorite! These charming invitations were submitted to us our wonderful friends at Paper Studio in Ottawa, Ontario. We don’t doubt that you’re also going to fall head over heels for this charming suite. Pairing our raspberry and persimmon inks together is heavenly – and makes this suite all the more brilliant. So brilliant it’s hard not to be enthusiastic about a Bat Mitzvah invitation that helps mark such an important milestone in a young girl’s life. The charm is carried through onto the two color information card and the beyond gorgeous letterpress belly band. As far as Bat Mitzvah invitations go, this is definitely one of the most lively and radiant sets we’ve seen in quite some time – and we are smitten!
inks: persimmon + raspberry | fonts: mack + leighton | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | liner: the granby pattern in raspberry | letterpress belly band | invite size: S8
Randi, owner of the Printed Page in Atlantic Beach, New York customized a bright and beautiful bridal shower invitation for her daughter, Kelly. We often design small cards for our Smock dealers in order to display our promotions, and the card that we designed for our free envelope printing promotion just so happened to inspire Randi.
Randi had mentioned that the shower would be held in April and would have an “April showers” theme. She explained that the party favors were going to be pink and yellow umbrellas and wanted an elegant invitation to tie everything together. She states, “The inspiration came from one of your designs that reminded me of a modern heart. Since this is a shower invite, I thought it was both feminine and relevant. I bought pink and yellow umbrellas for give away gifts for all of the guests, and I am attaching hang tags with the same design to the umbrellas with ribbon. The tags will be the place cards and the umbrellas will add color and fun to the place card table!”
Randi, congratulations to you and your daughter! These invitations are perfect!
customization = letterpress inks: azalea + yolk | fonts: spence + cooper | paper color: white | paper size: s-6 | edge painting: yolk | envelope liner: sherbrooke reversed in yolk
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.
With a pairing of our navy and azalea inks we have a real beauty on our hands! These lovely letterpress save the dates were submitted to us by our great friends at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, Arkansas. The couple chose our willoughby pattern for the top and bottom of their save the dates – which we think adds a real elegant factor. We can’t get enough of this stunning color combination because it’s not overly feminine and has just a touch of boyish charm – within the navy ink. And we’re all about couples sending their save the dates early – it’s customary to mail save the dates six months to a year before the big day. This allows your guests enough time to book their accommodations, save enough spending money and request time off work. Mailing your save the dates early also allows your guests to count down the days til the “I Do’s”.
inks: navy + azalea | fonts: cahun + shaw | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | size: S6
We think these vibrant Delano Bat Mitzvah invitations are perfectly stylish and feminine. This ultramodern set was submitted to us by our good friends at Proper Notice in Roslyn Heights, New York. The striking color pairing of our orchid and hot pink inks is down right charming. We definitely love unique and clever Bat Mitzvah customizations-especially when they’re this pretty!
inks: orchid + hot pink| fonts: smock harrison + graham | paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | back patterning: hoveton in orchid |liner: the hoveton pattern in orchid | invite size: S8
We’ve really fallen off the deep end for these custom, nautical-inspired letterpress wedding invitations submitted to us by our friend Annie at Hitched in Washington DC. We can’t argue that this is the perfect match to the couple’s wedding venue at South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, Florida. We adore the reply card printed in our hot pink for a real pop of color! The simplistic look and delicate feel of this set nearly has us overboard!
inks: taupe + hot pink | fonts: graham + smock spencerian| paper: 2-ply white | printing: letterpress | invite size: S8
Here at Smock we don’t think there is anything cuter than letterpressed baby announcements! Take a look at these recently printed Loire baby announcements submitted to us by our great friends at Houston Invitation Service in Houston, Texas. Our blush ink blends so incredibly onto our pearl bamboo paper. We think these are just darling and that they welcome a sweet baby girl into the world in the most precious way! With a custom calligraphy monogram at the very top-this adds a truly personalized feel. Congratulations to the proud family!
ink: blush | fonts: beaumont monogram + graham| paper: 1-ply pearl | printing: letterpress | card size: S6
We’ll admit we love all sweet things, especially when they come in pretty boxes all tied up in ribbon….our creative director Amy Graham Stigler surprised us over here by filling the break room with some amazing goodies from Dancing Deer Baking Company, making all of us really, really happy. Thanks, Amy!
Brought to us by The Write Image in Rockville, Maryland, we love this letterpress wedding invitation set. The letterpress invitation itself is printed in 2-color letterpress in pearl and black inks and showcases a customization of our Vettore motif using a portrait orientation. The reply card and letterpress rehearsal dinner invitation are printed in 1-color letterpress in black ink, a really great way of keeping letterpress affordable without sacrificing style or elegance.
A while back we featured Cydney’s first birthday party and today we wanted to share a few more photos of the custom letterpress birthday party invitations we created with Debra Saba of Luxe Expressions for Cydney’s party. The invitation itself was a 2-color letterpress card printed in custom shades of fuchsia and navy with pretty fuchsia edge painting. It featured custom patterned backing paired with a matching envelope liner and came enclosed with a 1-color letterpress directions card. We love this invitation set!