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Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

An engagement is certainly a cause for celebration and what better way to set the tone for a party than with these botanical foil stamped engagement invitations. We were thrilled to work with Fresh Ink to create this Greely inspired set for Michelle and David. Tawny Matte has never looked better as the foil color enhances our Smock Gray paper with its champagne undertones. A sweet floral motif frames the couple’s monogram at the top of the design, while the gold leaf metallic envelope liner adds a polished finish to this lovely customization. 

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

Botanical foil stamped engagement invitations

foil stamping color: tawny matte | fonts: Velvet Hammer + Didot | paper: 1 ply Smock Gray | size: S-8SQ | envelope liner: metallic gold | customization: 37196 | Fresh Ink

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background

Our friend Desiree Jacobs at Heirloom Paper Company took our Amira design and put a fresh spin on it when designing these foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations for Jonathan. Instead of keeping the orientation vertical, they decided to hold the card horizontally, creating a unique take on the original design. The background was printed in Peacock, which was a perfect compliment to the Tawny Matte foil wording over top. The vibrant Peacock color was then carried onto the reply card and to the pattern on the envelope liner that tied everything together beautifully. A memorable monogram was also formed from the Hello Beautiful script which added a touch of whimsy to this charming set.

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

Foil stamped Bar Mitzvah invitations with ombre background from Smock

foil stamping color: tawny matte | letterpress ink color: peacock | digital ink color: peacock | fonts: Hello Beautiful, Shaw | paper: 2 ply white bamboo, 1 ply white bamboo | size: S8 | envelope liner: Mondsee pattern in Peacock | customization: 37238 | Heirloom Paper Company

Contemporary bridal shower invitations with bold foil brushstrokes

We worked with Danielle at Creative Touch to create these contemporary bridal shower invitations for Lindsay. This statement-maker was printed in tawny matte foil accented with modern brushstrokes. They decided to pair the invitation with a vibrant envelope liner to add a pop of color to this chic set. The shimmer background against this painterly foil pattern gives the liner that wow factor.  Look out Boca Raton — our Lennon design has never looked better thanks to this bold customization!

contemporary bridal shower invitations

contemporary bridal shower invitations

contemporary bridal shower invitations

foil stamping color: tawny matte | fonts: Hello Beautiful, AT Sackers Gothic | paper: 1 ply white bamboo | size: S6 | envelope liner: Flynn pattern in shimmer and tawny matte | customization: 35555 | Creative Touch

Custom venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates

It’s always fun to see the finishing touches that our clients make when it comes to their wedding invitations and save the dates. For Chelsea and JohnMichael’s May wedding at The Hempstead House, we worked with Jill from Jilly P Invitations & Gifts to create a set of custom, venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates. Jill shared some background with us on the inspiration for this suite – we’ll let her take it from here! 

Whenever I work with a customer, my goal is to always make their dreams become a reality. For this invitation, the bride wanted a drawing of the castle where the event was being held. So as to hint at the incredible night ahead, we first used a hand drawn image of the castle on the save the date. As we continued the process, we then included the castle design on the direction card in the pocketfold invitation, and to tie it all together, we designed a beautiful stamp incorporating the castle. In finalizing the entire package, we added a wax seal on the back of the envelope with the bride and groom’s initials as a perfect finishing touch for what will be the most magical night of their lives.

Custom pocketfold wedding invitations with matching monogram wax seal from Smock

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom pocketfold monogrammed wedding invitations with matching monogram postage stamp

Custom foil, letterpress and digitally printed wedding invitation suite and save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: jute |  foil: tawny matte | digital inks: jute + espresso | fonts: smock plaza + wallis | paper: 1-ply white  bamboo | sizes: S-8 folio + S-6 + S-5 | folio interior + exterior: sinclair pattern in jute | envelope liners: metallic camel design: custom library featuring submitted artwork | customization #:35310 + 35404 | Jilly P Invitations & Gifts

Sneak peek: new wedding invitation designs will be here soon!

We introduced our newest wedding album at the National Stationery Show earlier this month, and we can’t wait for you to see the new designs! The album features 12 wedding invitation suites with styles ranging from modern to vintage to traditional. New fonts, patterns, and colors can be found throughout the new suites, which will be available in stores this summer. Take a look at some of our new favorites! 

Linden wedding invitation suite from Smock

Above: our new Linden suite features bronze shine foil stamping on our white bamboo paper and a leafy vintage print pattern. The foil stamped menus are printed on our 100% recycled gray paper and complement the suite beautifully! 

New Prospect wedding invitations from Smock

The new Prospect suite features another new foil color: quartz! Darker than our rose gold foil, quartz has some seriously pink shine, and pairs perfectly with our jute ink. 

SC_A11A1614 Exeter wedding invitations from Smock

The vintage prints used on our modern Exeter suite are stunning – we love the classic black letterpress printing combined with the dramatic Dutch painting look of the patterns. 

Lennon foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

Last but not least, show-stopper Lennon draws on some of our favorite trends: painterly patterns, modern script fonts, and the perfect amount of foil. The suite pairs tawny matte foil with black letterpress printing on the wedding invitation and throughout the suite, which also includes a chic photo save the date. 

These new designs will be available on our website soon – be sure to check out our invitation gallery for even more inspiration! 

Lavender Ingalls suite featured on Martha Stewart Weddings + Elizabeth Anne Designs

Last summer we collaborated with California based wedding planner Amy Nichols to create a gorgeous lavender inspiration shoot that’s been featured on both Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs! Our Ingalls suite helped set the tone for the shoot, which took place at Amy’s parents’ avocado and lemon ranch in Santa Paula. Inspired Southern California’s lavender fields, the shoot featured a wide range of purple shades — from the candles to the flowers and even the napkins! Many thanks to Amy for including us in this beautiful shoot! 

Smock featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Elizabeth Anne Designs  
Lavender wedding inspiration shoot featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events
Purple wedding bouquet Monogrammed Napkins and letterpress + foil menus from Smock
Smock envelopes with calligraphy by Anne Robins 
Styled shoot by Amy Nichols Special Events Petite chocolate cake 

Photography – Gertrude & Mabel Photography | Event Design and Planning – Amy Nichols Special Events | Floral and Prop Styling – Kelly Oshiro with flowers from Florabundance | Stationery – Smock | Calligraphy –Anne Robin Calligraphy | Day-of Assistance – Smith + James Events | Furniture Rentals – My Lovely Events | China, Copper Trays, and Cake Stand – the Ark | Flatware and Gold Trays – Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen | Candles – Creative Candles | Napkins and Gift Bag – The Loveliest Co. | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Gowns – Alice Temperley | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box | Clutches – Cuyana | Desserts – Marie Shannon Bakery | Edible Flowers – Gourmet Sweet Botanicals | Signage – Be Curious Designs | Tote – Lands End | Hat Box – Trousseau & Co.

Old-world rehearsal dinner invitations

A stately venue calls for a stately invitation! For Melissa and Geoffrey’s rehearsal dinner at The Colonnade Inn — an elegant estate that dates back to the 1870’s — we created a custom version of our Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations. A vintage world map pattern was used for the envelope liners, which accentuated the old-world charm, while hints of tawny matte foil and classic fonts combined for a modern yet timeless look. 

Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock Haynes rehearsal dinner invitations from Smock Vintage world map envelope liners

letterpress ink: taupe | foil color: tawny matte | fonts + design: stockton + carrington, haynes design | paper: 2-ply ivory | size: S-6 | envelope liner: custom world vintage map pattern | customization #29974 | The Papery of Philadelphia 

Custom hazel wedding invitations

We worked with Kara at Nest Paper Studio to create these custom wedding invitations for a November celebration at the Annesdale Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee. In order to create a thick, 2-ply piece, we digitally printed both pieces of the invitation in a flood of hazel ink, then duplexed the two pieces together. The invitations feature our popular tawny matte foil stamping for both the text and the edge treatment, adding a sophisticated metallic touch. A hazel watercolor envelope liner tied the entire set together, which set the tone for this elegant fall affair. 

Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Digitally printed + foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: hazel | digital ink: hazel | foil color: tawny matte | fonts + design: lilla + sans capitals + mason, custom library-based design | paper: 2-ply ivory (duplexed invitation) | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: water color 9 pattern in hazel | customization #28643 | Nest Paper Studio

Custom holiday cocktail party invitations

Inspired by our new Hillman party invitations, these festive cocktail party invitations feature coral letterpress printing on our white bamboo paper. Our friends at Paces Papers helped the Barons create their party look, and paired the invites with shimmering tawny matte foil stamped envelope liners. 

Holiday cocktail party invitations Holiday cocktail party invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: coral | fonts: revival + carrington, Engravers | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-6 | envelope liner: pearl pattern in tawny matte foil | customization #30013 | Paces Papers

Elegant foil stamped Halifax invitations

Our Halifax design took on a glamorous new look for Effie and Michael’s elegant summer wedding. We created a solid letterpress border around the invitation, then foil stamped a quatrefoil styled pattern on top. The reply card and reception card both mimicked the invitation, with the former picking up the letterpress border and the latter using the same foil border, making for a cohesive set across the board. We letterpress printed flat social notes featuring the names of the bride and groom in our Plaza calligraphy font by Sarah Hanna to round out the couple’s stationery suite. 

Elegant letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Elegant letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock Custom letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: jute | foil color: tawny matte | fonts: Smock Plaza + Wallis | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 | die-cut: belmont | envelope liner: grayling pattern in jute | customization #28262 | Yes I Do! 

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