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Smock Inspiration on The Inspired Bride

We loved seeing our Rhon letterpress wedding invitation design in pewter and verbena inks pop up in this beautiful inspiration board featured here on The Inspired Bride yesterday. We think this kind of sunshine-filled inspiration is perfect for a vibrant summer affair and we extend a big thank you to Maddy of The Inspired Bride for including Smock! Also, The Inspired Bride is celebrating the launch of their beautiful new site, so be sure to pop over and visit for lots of fabulous ideas sure to inspire.

Sunny Inspiration

{Inspiration Board via The Inspired Bride}
Inspiration Board Credits:
Decorated Tent, The Knot
Placecards, Martha Stewart Weddings
Groom’s Tie and Boutonniere, The Knot
Bridesmaid’s Dress, Jenny Yoo
Table Card, The Knot
Planter Decor, The Knot
Cake, Cake Girls
Invitation, Smock
Honey Jar Favor, The Knot

Smock’s Eco Letterpress in Miami Herald, BRIDES Magazine Blog and on Style Me Pretty

The Miami Herald featured Smock this week and it was so exciting. We were blown away by their amazing compliments – we love when others are as excited about what we do as us! According to the Miami Herald, our bamboo “paper’s texture is soft and elegant, and the impressions made with the cast-iron presses create a quality only possible with a craft requiring the personal attention to every detail provided by Smock’s employees – successfully mixing an antique art with contemporary charm.”

BRIDES magazine blog also mentioned Smock recently, citing our suggestions for ways to trim costs while selecting letterpress wedding invitations. Looking for ideas to keep letterpress budget-friendly? Consider using 1 ink color and opting for a reply postcard instead of a traditional reply card with envelope – both are sure to save you money without sacrificing great design.

Style Me Pretty, one of our absolute favorite wedding blogs, featured our new letterpress wedding invitation designs, recently unveiled at the 2009 National Stationery Show. Style Me Pretty also hosted a giveaway featuring our latest letterpress thank you card designs, perfect for both bridal and everyday correspondence. Thank you, Abby, for sharing our new designs with your readers! It’s always a thrill to see our letterpress wedding invitations and letterpress cards pop up in fabulous places!

Smock on Style Me Pretty

Other great Smock mentions: Great photos of Smock’s National Stationery Show booth on RiverDog Prints | Maria from Ritzy Bee visits Smock at NSS | New Smock Everyday cards at NSS on design*sponge | According to Hip Hostess, Smock makes lovely letterpress | Nicole of a little sussy lists Smock as one of her favorite vendors at NSS | Smock sponsors the Brooklyn Pop Up Wedding Series | Kristen of paper crave features Smock’s new letterpress Everyday cards | New Smock letterpress Everyday cards on Freshly Blended | Traditionally Modern Designs features Smock’s letterpress cards on sustainable bamboo paper | My Mom Shops features Smock at the National Stationery Show

Smock in the news! Our letterpress designs in, InStyle, Sprig, more…

Kansas City Spaces calls Smock “the write stuff.” They continue, “Let’s face it: despite the increasing popularity of e-vites and bulk e-mail “letters,” some of us still send out real letters, cards, moving notices, graduation information….and didn’t your mother teach you about responding to gifts? No e-mails please. Thankfully, to the rescue of us traditionalists comes Smock letterpress stationery, a truly gorgeous line of papers sustainbly printed on bamboo….but the best thing for you? The cards look absolutely beautiful.”
Smock in the Kansas City Spaces green issue
Other cool Smock mentions….

Instyle Wedding’s styleschool blog picks the Kurai letterpress wedding invitation as a “luxury green” choice. features Smock’s Engadine menu in a showcase of creative menu options. Brides writes: “Imagine a wind-powered stationer that uses vegetable-based inks; recycles, reuses or composts all waste; and donates to a variety of environmental causes. That’s Smock Stationary and they do all of the above plus more. As the first and only print shop to offer letterpress printing on luxurious bamboo paper, what could be better for the responsible bride and groom? Bamboo is one of the best renewable resources in the world and, as a paper, is soft, thick and textured, like a fabric.”

Letterpress wedding menu - Engadine design - Smock
Other Smock blog mentions: Coochicoos features the Liony fill-in party invitations // Sprig features the Derby letterpress notecard // Paper Crave features Smock’s new line of letterpress greeting cards // Casasugar showcases our Ellie letterpress notes //Style At Home’s Natural Chic blog//Working Everyday Woman // Bella Signature Design // brönette // The Nest’s bangels & clay blog // Oh So Beautiful Paper // cardobserver //

Smock’s letterpress in the Washington Post, Daily Candy, and Ladies Home Journal!

Smock is in the news! In the Washington Post: Laura Weatherly, founder of Engaging Affairs, a Washington D.C. wedding planning company, named Smock as one of her favorite eco-friendly invitation lines. The Washington Post calls Smock a way to “save the date (and the planet)”. Read the full article here. Smock letterpress wedding invitations in the Washington Post!
The Ladies Home Journal featured Smock’s 100% post-consumer recycled gift wrap (the Veranda design) as a way to organize your life. You can use our gift wrap to wrap gifts of course, or cover wooden magazine holders with our gift wrap patterns. Cool idea!
Smock gift wrap in the Ladies Home Journal
Also, Daily Candy describes Smock as “adorable letterpress greeting cards and invites printed on sustainable bamboo paper” in the Weekend Guide of Daily Candy.

Smock letterpress invitations in Modern Bride and Town & Country

Our Rhon letterpress wedding invitations have a beautiful full-page spread in the February/March 2009 issue of Modern Bride!
Smock's Rhon letterpress wedding invitation in Modern Bride!

In a story about wedding favors inspired by nature, the Spring/Summer 2009 issue of Town & Country features our Kurai cherry blossom letterpress donation tags — an elegant and eco idea for a wedding favor. You make a donation to a cause you care about, then put this sweet little card at each guest’s place setting explaining a donation has been made in their honor to this charity. See a larger pic of the donation card here.
Smock's Kurai letterpress favor tag in Town & Country Weddings!

Smock letterpress cards in Body + Soul, More, and Green Daily

What a thrill to find Smock’s Garden letterpress thank you cards in this month’s issue of Body + Soul! I don’t read a whole of magazines, but Body + Soul is one of the few that I subscribe too (in part because I really want a Life Coach!) — I love their laid back, eco approach and recipes involving kale. Body + Soul writes, “The newly launched Smock makes its quirk graphic letterpress stationery from sustainable bamboo paper printed with vegetable, low-VOC inks.” We also were excited to have our Delft letterpress notecards in the December 2008 / January 2009 issue of More magazine (they call us “pretty and principled,”) and to see Smock as the tip of the day at Green Daily (they featured our holiday cards — hooray!).
Smock letterpress thank you cards in Body + Soul
Smock letterpress cards in More magazine

Paper & Chocolate (and Smock’s Rhon!) in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book

We were thrilled to hear that our favorite stationery store in Dallas, Paper & Chocolate, was chosen for Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book, one of the best wedding resources out there — congratulations! Paper + Chocolate was one of the first stores to pick up Smock’s wedding album when we launched this May — not to mention it’s the best idea for a store. The thought of really good chocolate + really beautiful stationery always gets our hearts racing. We were super excited to see our Rhon wedding invitation on Paper + Chocolate’s Little Black Book page….

Want to be environmentally inspired? Check this out.

Polka Dot Bride is running a really cool contest with Smock: tell how you’re making your life more green, and you can win some Smock stationery. We love all the ideas people are posting about, but especially using herbs as centerpieces for a wedding or party — cool! Check it out here, and you have one day left to enter too….thanks to Polka Dot Bride for hosting the contest too. What fun!

Smock letterpress cards in Lucky breaks

Smock letterpress cards Lucky Breaks
Check out the November 2008 issue of Lucky to see Smock’s Delft letterpress note cards. Lucky writes, “With the goal of creating stationery as eco-conscious as it is gorgeous, Smock makes paper from sustainable bamboo grown without pesticides in Thailand, that’s printed using vegetable oil-based inks. What’s more, the whole company is wind-powered and carbon-neutral.” Check out the magazine to get 25% off anything on our web site (wedding samples + anything in social — the discount doesn’t apply to our custom wedding invitations though).

Smock letterpress wedding invitations in Brides NY

Check out the fall/winter 2008 issue of Brides New York magazine to see our Aberdeen letterpress invitation. Brides New York writes, “The stylish invitations from this Syracuse-based letterpress studio are printed on paper made from pesticide-free bamboo fibers. (Smock is the first company in the U.S. to do this.) The 12-suite wedding collection, designed by Amy Graham Stigler (formerly of Snow & Graham), features a range of playful yet elegant styles–from floral motifs to bold flourishes and patterns–that work for both casual and formal affairs. Every design can be personalized with different ink colors, fonts, and patterned envelope liners….”

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