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Sutton design – Elegant and Polished Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Our Sutton design looks prominent printed in mint and navy inks and we think you’ll find it easy to agree!  Our good friend, Jessica at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina submitted this letterpress suite to us for printing.  The repeating Sutton motif looks almost floral as the invitation background pattern – adding to the ornate feel.  On the exterior of the pocketfold – we have offset printed our sinclair pattern in navy – and on the folio interior the classic feel is seen within our sherbrooke pattern also in navy.  Blues and greens can be incredibly versatile ink colors when it comes to wedding invitations.  Navy ink is a superb choice for a sunset ceremony whereas mint can match back to the fauna at the wedding venue.

inks: mint + navy | fonts: stock + smock spencerian | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress| folio exterior: sinclair pattern in navy | folio interior: sherbrooke pattern in navy| invite size: 5.125 x 7.75

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Turning a Simple Design Into a Trippy Letterpress + Offset Wedding Invitation Suite

This cool Hekla custom letterpress + offset invitation suite was submitted by our friends at Hitched in Washington DC. The invitation is letterpress printed on our bamboo 2-ply paper in black with a blind deboss ink that makes it pop. The edge painting in spring and an offset back pattern in black add to the uniqueness of this piece. To top it all off, they decided to go with one of our new chesapeake die-cuts. It is accompanied by an outer envelope lined with our ashford pattern in spring. The piece that makes this suite amazing is the custom sleeve – offset with our seneca pattern in black.

inks: black + spring + blind deboss | fonts: percy + louise | paper: 2-ply white  | printing: letterpress + offset | liner: the ashford pattern in spring | back pattern: the van pattern in black | sleeve: the seneca pattern in black | invite size: S-8 (chesapeake die-cut)

Smock Design Contest First Place Winner – Custom Letterpress Invitations from Urban Coast! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Amy Graham Stigler, Smock’s design extraordinaire and honored design contest judge, chose Urban Coast’s custom letterpress design as the FIRST PLACE WINNER!!! We couldn’t agree more.

Urban Coast in Belleair Bluffs, Florida proudly hosted an event honoring Bryan Rafanelli – a renowned event planner and founder of Rafanelli Events.

As you may know, Bryan Rafanelli’s exquisite sense of style, attention to detail and ability to transform clients’ visions into unforgettable celebrations have made him a go-to planner for the most exclusive and high-profile events. From Chelsea Clinton’s “wedding of the decade” to fairytale-themed galas for Massachusetts General Hospital for Children to celebrations for the inauguration of President Barack Obama –he has produced it all!

And Urban Coast chose Smock to create the beautiful letterpress invitations to this extraordinary event. WE WERE ECSTATIC!!!

The design itself is incredible. Layers of bamboo paper, die-cut into Smock’s new Chesapeake shape, fill a custom letterpress sleeve. The warm summer colors of papaya and taupe feel perfect for a June event. The Everett and Seneca patterns, all letterpress printed, create sophisticated textures as well. This set screams touch me, feel me, love me!

Mr. Rafanelli, I hope we made you smile!

inks: taupe + papaya | fonts: alice + century gothic  | paper 1-ply white | invite size: S-7 | printing: letterpress | die cut: chesapeake | custom sleeve: seneca pattern in taupe and the marsda cartouche in papaya

This design won first place in our Smock design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted by our beloved dealers.

Ellie Baby Shower Invitations in Sky and Spring!

Our friends at House of Letters/La Casa de Letras  in Houston, Texas submitted these adorable letterpress baby shower  invitations! Our sky and spring inks look lovely in letterpress on our 1-ply white bamboo paper, and this precious design customization features our ever popular Smock Ellie motif! We think it’s the perfect design for a spring shower to celebrate an upcoming new life!

ink: sky + spring | fonts: frida and forester| paper: 1-ply white bamboo | printing: letterpress | liner: seneca in sky | invite size: S-6 |

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Beach Chic Letterpress Invitations

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.

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Baby Announcements from Inscriptions on the Boulevard

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.

Smock Design Contest Honoree – Custom Holiday Letterpress from Byrd & Bleecker

One of our favorite letterpress holiday cards this year, this custom design was an honoree in our latest Smock Design Contest. Brought to us by our fabulous friends at Byrd & Bleecker in Fort Worth, it was printed in olive and azalea inks, a festive nontraditional color combination for the holidays. An envelope lined in azalea Seneca stripes is the perfect finishing touch. We love how these turned out! Many thanks to Libby for working with us on this truly inspired design.

Classic Chic in Stripes + Pearl

Brought to us by our lovely friend Debbie at RSVP Today, we just adore these pretty save the dates and letterpress invitations. Showcasing our Sabion design, the letterpress save the dates were printed in midnight ink on our pearl colored bamboo paper. To complement the save the dates, the letterpress invitations feature our Dorset design printed in pearl and black. Together the look is elegant and chic. A big thank you to Debbie for bringing us these fabulous customizations!

Custom Penguin Letterpress Wedding Invitations

A while back we featured Andrea and John’s penguin motif letterpress save the dates, which we printed for our friends at Union Street Papery in San Francisco and today we’re excited to share their invitations! The charming custom penguin motif is carried throughout the invitation suite, letterpress printed in grass and midnight inks. Both the invitation envelope and the cute letterpress escort cards feature envelope liners in our Seneca pattern in grass, making for a fun, preppy look. Thanks so much to the folks at Union Street Papery for working with us on such a cool design!

Smock Design Contest Winner – Nevis & Vettore Letterpress Invitations by Arabesque

This next runner up in our Smock Design Contest is a true customization, blending all of the beauty of both our Nevis and Vettore letterpress invitation designs into one incredible invitation suite. Brought to us by our friends at Arabesque in Naples, Florida, this customization was a true pleasure for us to print. With an exciting mixing and matching of colors, patterns and designs, this set is truly unique and exudes an undeniable elegance.

Nevis + Vettore Customization by Smock - Runner Up in our 2009 Design Contest

The letterpress invitation itself is our Vettore design, printed in soft lake and midnight inks. The design was shifted to have a vertical orientation and the couple opted for pattern backing in our willoughby pattern in lake. With corner rounding and gold edge painting, every detail was thoughtfully considered. The result? An absolute show-stopping letterpress invitation that we completely love.

Nevis + Vettore Customization by Smock - Runner Up in our 2009 Design Contest

Switching it up, the letterpress reception card is in our Nevis design in the same midnight and lake inks, with pattern backing in our seneca pattern. The same corner rounding and gold edge painting make this card just as classically chic as the invitation itself.

Nevis + Vettore Customization by Smock - Runner Up in our 2009 Design Contest

The letterpress reply card is once again in our Vettore design, paired with an envelope liner in our seneca pattern printed in lake to match the pattern backing of the letterpress reception card. The careful pairing of colors and patterns helps this invitation set shine, a truly beautiful and unique reflection of the couple and their wedding.

Nevis + Vettore Customization by Smock - Runner Up in our 2009 Design Contest

Nevis + Vettore Customization by Smock - Runner Up in our 2009 Design Contest

Thank you so very much to the folks at Arabesque for the privilege to print such an incredible customization. Congratulations on being one of our Smock Design Contest winners!

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