What a wonderful Walsh letterpress birthday invitation we received from Arabesque. This wedding suite came complete with one of our custom hang tags. It is completed perfectly with our metallic platinum liners. We love it!
inks: sea mist + moss | fonts: smock spencerian + carrington stripes + engravers | paper: 2-ply white + 1-ply white | printing: letterpress + offset | metallic liner: metallic platinum | invite size: S8SQ Folio | customization #: 13500 | edge paint in silver metallic | customization #: 13500 |
We want to thank our friends at Georgia Ann’s Paperie for this wonderful baby shower invitation. The lion motif makes this the perfect invitation for such a special event.
inks: turquoise + sea mist | fonts: millicent + chaplin | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo | printing: letterpress | signature liner: C991-1 | invite size: S6 | customization #: 15153
Cori at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee sent us this adorable Odin customization! These offset printed save the dates are both personalized and creative, and were printed in a very cool color palette of our sea mist + grass inks. When we asked Cori what inspired this design she told us that the bride was drawn to the fun font style and whimsical frame, and loved how these elements balanced the striped background. The wedding reception will be on her family’s horse farm, so the couple thought it would be appropriate to include a horseshoe. Here at Smock, we believe these save the dates are lucky! Common legend is that keeping the ends of a horseshoe point up keeps all of the good luck in. Congrats to the lucky bride and groom, and bravo to Social Graces for such an inspired design!
inks: sea mist + grass | fonts: mack + louise | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: offset | size: s6
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.
You just might say we have a soft side for pastel ink colors letterpressed on our thick 2-ply bamboo paper-and you would be right. Take a look at these elegant Engadine invitations submitted to us by our good friends at Salutations in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Softer hues have a way of looking peaceful and calm, without being over the top. The highlight is of course the gorgeous folio offset printed on the interior and exterior in the coolest colors to keep things modern. There is a real warmth seen throughout this suite and we adore it!
ink: sea mist + wisteria | fonts: smock harrison + graham | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress | corner rounding | folio exterior: virelles pattern in wisteria | folio interior: pippen pattern in moss | invite size: 5.125 x 7.75
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 |
Our rockin’ friends at Salutations sent us this fabulous beach-inspired letterpress invitation design a while back. We’re calling it an oldie but goodie, featuring pewter ink on our seamist bamboo paper. It’s tea length to fit our #10 envelopes, which were lined in our seneca stripe pattern in coordinating pewter ink. We love this design, featuring oceanic motifs from our Social Occasions album, for summer weddings and destination weddings and love how it brings an unexpected touch to a beach chic look.
Sent to us by Inscriptions on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, these darling letterpress baby announcements are some of the cutest we’ve ever seen. Featuring our popular Ellie motif, they’re letterpress printed in silver and pewter inks on our seamist bamboo paper, paired with envelopes lined in our seneca pattern in silver. We can’t think of a better way to welcome a new little family member than with really fabulous letterpress baby announcements and these fit the bill perfectly.
Sent to us by Pearl Beach Paperie, the first place winner in our latest Smock Design Contest is a lovely customization of our Lashar letterpress wedding invitations. Perfectly elegant in sea mist and taupe inks, the letterpress invitations were accompanied by a separation invitation card printed on our seamist paper in taupe ink using our Plym letterpress design. This card invited guests to a low country boil the next day. The reverse of both cards features the Plym motif as a pattern for a complete set that is unabashedly elegant.
Pearl Beach Paperie proprietress Darcy shared the inspiration for this stunning customization…
“Working with the bride, Becky, on this set was such a pleasure. She had a clear vision of the invitation design, pattern selection and ink colors. I simply made a few suggestions to finish off the suite. I LOVED changing up the paper color and fusing the designs for the separate event within the overall celebration.”
A huge thank you to Pearl Beach Paperie for bringing us this lovely design and thanks again to guest judge Audrey from Urbanic Paper Boutique for selecting our winners! More winning designs to come!
Recently we had the pleasure of printing these really pretty letterpress bat mitzvah invitations for Dear Emily in Winnetka, Illinois. They are printed on our 1-ply bamboo paper in our Juine design, showcasing soft and elegant sea mist and papaya inks. Sophisticated script paired with Hebrew text make for a fresh and lady-like invitation.
It turns out, we’re suckers for a fabulous letterpress baby announcement around here and lately we’ve been printing a lot of really cool designs to help little ones make a grand entrance. They can be formal or quirky, designed to accommodate a photo (just adhere with double-stick tape) and look particularly awesome when paired with fun customizations like patterned backings, envelope liners and edge painting. Here are a few recent favorites…
Brought to us by Inscriptions on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas, this custom baby announcement features our Ellie motif printed on our seamist bamboo paper in pewter and silver inks. The envelope is lined in our Seneca pattern in pewter.
The Write Image in Salt Lake City sent us this pretty customization of our Kurai design, printed in taupe and shell inks for a soft and feminine letterpress baby announcement.
This baby announcement is a custom design that also serves as a cool letterpress holiday card, printed in pewter and spring green inks. This fun design came to us from Byrd + Bleeker in Fort Worth, Texas.
From Stationer of New Orleans, this girly baby announcement showcases our Juine design in pearl ink.