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Gift wrapping workshop with May Arts Ribbon – Recap

We recently held a gift wrapping workshop here at our Syracuse print shop in collaboration with our friends at May Arts Ribbon. Each attendee learned how to get the perfect gift wrapping measurements, how to make an invisible seam, and how to put together some really cute gift toppers. In addition the gift toppers, guests were able to dress up their gifts with some festive, holiday-themed May Arts ribbons — we came up with so many fun wrap pairings! Take a peek at the event and some of the final wrapped presents below. You’ll even catch a sneak peek at some of our brand new gift wraps that will soon be available! 

Gift wrapping workshop signage from SmockSmock's Jen DeRoberts teaching gift wrapping workshop attendees how to make gift toppers at a gift wrapping workshopSea-urchin style DIY gift topper from SmockSmock gift wrapping workshop with May Arts Ribbon Smock gift wrapping workshop with May Arts Ribbon Smock gift wrapping workshop with May Arts Ribbon Smock gift wrapping workshop with May Arts RibbonHoliday gift wrapping workshop with Smock + May Arts Ribbon

Join us at the 2016 Buy Local Bash

If you’re in the Syracuse area, please join us next Monday at the 7th Annual Buy Local Bash! We’ll be there with a variety of products (including coasters, holiday cards, and notebooks!), and you’ll have the opportunity to discover lots of other great local businesses, too – enjoy live music, food and beverage samples, and shopping at this unique social event. The Buy Local Bash is a fundraiser for Syracuse First,  a local organization dedicated to shifting the community to buy local as often as possible. Pre-sale tickets are available online, and you can follow along on Facebook for updates leading up to the event. We hope to see you there! 

Visit Smock at the 2016 Buy Local Bash

Sign up for a wreath-making workshop during our 2016 Holiday Shop

We’re hosting a shopping event on Friday, November 4th from 3-8pm and Saturday, November 5th from 10am-4pm to kick off the holiday season! Come by our Syracuse print shop to stock up on holiday cards, keepsake gift boxes, and gift wrapping essentials. We’ll also have lots of great gifts under $20, like coasters, calendars, art prints, and notebooks. And we’re bringing back our popular wreath-making workshops, too! Join us for a fun crafting session that’s great for adults and for kids (we recommend ages 8 & up). Sign up for a workshop below! Calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart will also be here offering two calligraphy workshops during the event – 6pm on Friday and 1pm on Saturday – learn more and sign up today

Sign up for a wreath-making workshop at Smock Sign up for a wreath-making workshop at Smock

We will be offering three separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event: 4:30pm Friday, and 10:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday. Workshop sessions will be $20 each, and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have wreath-making kits available for sale! 

Enter the sale at our 519 entrance – the address is:
519 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, New York 13204

Follow along with our Facebook event for updates and sneak peeks! 

Bayberry Gift Wrap featured in Gifts & Decorative Accessories Magazine

We were excited to spot our double-sided Bayberry gift wrap in the September 2016 issue of Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine. The feature was all about gift wrapping, and making the exterior of your gift look just as special as what’s inside. Our double-sided gift wraps make it easy to dress up a gift – use the alternating patterns on a gift with multiple boxes, or use a strip of the opposite side of the wrap like ribbon as a finishing touch. Many thanks to Gifts & Decorative Accessories for including Smock in this feature! 

Smock's double-sided Bayberry gift wrap featured in Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazineSmock's double-sided Bayberry gift wrap featured in Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine

2016 Sidewalk Sale Recap

Our 2016 Sidewalk Sale has quickly come & gone, and today we’ve got a peek inside the sale tents for those of you who couldn’t make it out for the event! The event drew shoppers in to stock up on cards, gift wrap, keepsake boxes, gift tags, and more during the sale, with several local food trucks adding to the appeal. We’re also proud to announce we helped raise just under $400 dollars for Onondaga Earth Corps! We had a fun, carnival-style prize wheel where event-goers could donate $1 to spin the wheel and win a prize, with all proceeds benefitting this great local organization. If you missed the sale, you can take advantage of our online sale: use the code sidewalksale16 at checkout from now through August 31, 2016 to save 40% site-wide* on our everyday stationery essentials. Start shopping

Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk SaleA fundraiser for Onondaga Earth Corps at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale A fundraiser for Onondaga Earth Corps at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk SaleShoppers at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale  Shoppers stocking up on product at the 2016 Smock Sidewalk Sale

Sale ends at midnight on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 and does not apply to invitation samples or custom orders. 

Smock Everyday featured in Woman’s Day, HGTV Magazine + Celebrate

We always love spotting our products on the pages of our favorite magazines! Smock’s been getting some love from HGTV Magazine as well as Woman’s Day and Celebrate. In the April 2016 issue of Woman’s Day, our  medium Chartreuse boxes were featured in an article all about getting your home organized as the perfect vessel for mail (and if company comes before you’re ready, just pop on the lid to hide the mess!). 

Smock's chartreuse boxes were featured in the April 2016 issue of Woman's Day magazine

HGTV Magazine has also featured Smock in some recent issues! They used several of our patterned gift wraps in their December 2015 holiday issue about stylish new color combos (recreate the looks with our Dots, Turk, and Shimmer gift wraps). And the September 2015 issue of HGTV featured our wraps right on the cover! They created easy little makeovers by covering magazine holders and boxes with some of our wrap to create cute new office organization tools (for this story, they used our Indigo and Keiko wraps).

Smock boxes were featured on the cover of the September 2015 issue of HGTV magazine Smock's gift wrap was featured in the December 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine Smock's gift wrap was featured in the December 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine Smock's gift wrap was featured in the December 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine

Celebrate Magazine also included us in their holiday issue, with lots of cute DIY ideas featuring our cards! They created festive garland, ceramic holiday coasters, and DIY gift toppers by repurposing our Lights Cheer, Love & Joy, Peace on Earth, and Branch Crest cards. Many thanks to all three publications for featuring Smock! 

Smock featured in Celebrate Magazine Smock featured in Celebrate Magazine

Get a free gift with any purchase now through March 25!

National Letter Writing Month is in April, and to encourage more people to get in on the fun, we’re including free cards with every online purchase between now and March 25, 2016! We’ll include a pre-selected assortment of offset (flat printed) and/or letterpress printed cards with every order, and orders over $25 will receive at least one pack of jotters with their free gift. No code is necessary to take advantage of this offer, and domestic orders over $100 shipped within the US and Canada will receive free ground shipping. Happy shopping

Get a free gift with any purchase online at smockpaper.com!

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

Our team has been getting crafty lately! Jen from our Everyday team (the mastermind behind our decorative National Stationery Show displays every year) put together a few decorative heart-shaped wreaths with Valentine’s Day in mind. She created both wreaths with extra envelope liners that were going to be recycled, but they could easily be made using any of our gift wraps. The first piece is a massive heart made of tiny paper cones. Jen started with a large piece of cardboard for the backing cut into a heart shape (and sized a bit smaller than the final product — you’ll want the cones to hang over a bit so they hide the cardboard edges), then made small paper cones and adhered them to the outside and worked our way in (check out this tutorial for some helpful visuals). We love our ATG guns for craft projects like this one, but you could also use a glue gun for this sort of project. 

Valentine's Day Wreath from SmockValentine's Day Wreath from Smock Valentine's Day Wreath from Smock

Jen also created a heart-shaped wreath using a variety of rose gold foil envelope liner scraps, with hints of gray mixed in. For this wreath, she started again with a heart-shaped, cardboard base, but instead of cones, covered the wreath with small leaf shapes adhered with ATG. To give the wreath volume, Jen pinches the adhered end of the leaf just a bit before adhering so that it doesn’t flatten out. The leaves are then layered over the entire base until it’s covered and voilà! A festive (and reusable) Valentine’s Day wreath.  

Foil stamped heart-shaped wreath from SmockFoil stamped heart-shaped wreath from Smock

Bridal Guide Magazine feature

We love the “dinner date” that Bridal Guide magazine put together featuring our rose gold foil stamped I Heart You card! The at home date night guide was featured in the September / October 2015 issue, and included pretty florals, festive red and white dinnerware, gold flatware and a love note on our card. Thanks to Bridal Guide for including us in such a sweet feature! 

Smock's I heart you card was featured in the September 2015 issue of Bridal Guide magazine

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