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Beautiful + Classic Burstell Invitation – Letterpressed in Pool Ink

This Burstell customization is truly striking, while nice, crisp lines on the invitation keep the invitation looking minimalistic.  This set was submitted to us by our great friend, Jessica at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The exterior of the pocketfold showcases our grand clairveaux pattern which is letterpressed in our dove ink – making for a subtle, romantic vision.  Open the pocketfold to our mondsee pattern which is a bit more modern – but this classic, text based invitation looks absolutely stellar.  Our pool ink is a flawless choice- matching back to the couple’s venue at The Cloister at Sea Island.  We feel that our pool ink radiates warmth and provides the perfect contrast with our dove ink.

ink: pool | fonts: elsie and inigo| paper: 1-ply white | printing: letterpress | folio exterior: grand clairveaux pattern in dove | folio interior: mondsee in dove| invite size: 5.125 x 7.75

elegant letterpress wedding invitations

Custom Letterpress Invitation – Pure Elegance

Thanks to Melanie at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina for the opportunity to print a beautiful letterpress + offset wedding invitations. Using submitted artwork to combine offset printing for their folio and letterpress printing for their cards, the patterns and designs used in this set were very striking. Seamist compliments taupe very well to begin with, but we were very pleased to see how elegant everything looked when put together. Great work, Melanie!

inks: seamist + taupe| fonts: custom + therese | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo  | printing: letterpress | folio interior: windemere in taupe| folio exterior: custom in seamist |  invite size: s-7 folio |

 

Smock Design Contest – Kurai Letterpress Wedding Invitations

At long last it’s time to share the winner of our latest Smock Design Contest! This stunning customization of our Kurai letterpress wedding invitation suite came to us from Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina. The design is printed in sea mist and taupe inks, enclosed in a custom folio featuring our sinclair pattern in taupe on the interior with our signature champlain pattern in sea mist on the exterior. Our special guest judge, Kristen Magee of Paper Crave, shares, “This invitation is ultra elegant, and I love that it’s feminine without being too feminine. The soft florals and script font are delicate, romantic and balance wonderfully with the more straightforward sans serif font and pattern on the pocket fold. The understated color choices are also nicely balanced, making this a design that would appeal to both women and men.”

We can’t thank our friends at Saluations enough for working with us on this incredible design and a huge thank you to Kristen for taking on the difficult task of judging the contest. Stay tuned for our next batch of design contest winners in early 2011!

Smock Donates Letterpress Holiday Cards + Gift Wrap to Retailers

With the holidays swiftly approaching, we were recently contacted by two of our fabulous Smock retailers about contributing some Smock goodies for holiday events being hosted at their stores. Naturally, we couldn’t resist getting in on the holiday action. At Smock, we believe in giving back at the holidays and throughout the year so we were excited for the opportunity to help our stores out this holiday season.

Smock Letterpress Holiday Cards + Gift Tags

Smock Letterpress Holiday Cards + Gift Tags

We sent these little bundles, featuring a few of our letterpress holiday cards and letterpress gift tags, to our friends at Salutations in North Carolina where they were hosting a holiday open house at each of their stores in Charlotte and Chapel Hill. Guests to the event had to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry in order to gain admittance to the event. We’re delighted to have been a part of such a fabulous event!

Smock Recycle Gift Wrap and Letterpress Gift Tags

Smock Recycle Gift Wrap and Letterpress Gift Tags

We also happily sent some of our double-sided 100% post consumer recycled gift wrap and letterpress gift tags to Broadway Paper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Broadway Paper’s holiday open house is being held this Saturday, November 14th – you can visit their website and the Broadway Paper blog for more details if you’re in Wisconsin and would like to attend.

What are you doing to get in the holiday spirit? We’d love to hear about the fabulous events you’re hosting or attending this holiday season!