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Winter Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Happy December everyone! We swear it was just yesterday that we were raking leaves in the backyard and now we’re listening to holiday tunes while making our December to-do lists. This time of year is for getting together with friends and family and celebrating the joy of the season. All of the warm cozy feelings of the holidays have us dreaming up fun and festive winter inspired invitation designs, perfect for any wedding this time of year!

We love the idea of using beautiful foil colors to highlight seasonal motifs like stars and snowflakes, providing tons of sparkle and warmth to a wintery design.

(designs above from Bella Figura)

Using neutral colors (think metallics, grays, and taupes!) and playing around with calligraphy or gorgeous script fonts can really set the tone for the big day. Don’t be afraid to add in some pattern and flourishes to create even more visual interest!

(photos above courtesy of Smock)

 (photos above courtesy of Bella Figura)

Taking cues from nature is never a bad idea and we love how these whimsical trees add an element of fun to this design.

(photo above courtesy of Alee & Press)

  Using a crisp color palette and bold fonts can really make a statement!

(photo above courtesy of MaeMae Paperie) 

We love the idea of adding some pizzazz to your stationery, setting the mood for the vibrant celebration to come! Feel free to also break away from a neutral color palette and have some fun!

(photo above courtesy of Fig. 2 Designs)

A blind printed pattern of snow will really soften the design and create the gentle, peaceful feeling of winter.

(photo above courtesy of Printerette Press)

We all decorate our homes with various trimmings this time of year so why not add textural embellishments like belly bands to your design? We love a gorgeous laser cut pattern or a cloth band, adding loads of warmth to a classic design.

 (photo above courtesy of Studio R)

Promotion: custom holiday cards from Smock and Rock Paper Scissors!

It’s that time of year, again, where we get back into the groove of sweaters and boots and hot apple cider. It’s cozy and wonderful and probably my favorite time of year. It’s also the time we start looking ahead to the holiday season (whoa baby!) and planning all the fun that comes along with that time of year. And a major part of that season for us paper hounds is the giving and receiving of holiday cards!

This year, we have a truly fabulous collection of custom holiday cards available – from digitally printed photo cards to tactile letterpress to glam foil. And, because we work with the best of the best vendors,we have some seriously fab early-bird specials going on for you early elves. Check out a few from Smock & Rock Paper Scissors:

From classic and refined to funky and fun, Smock has a huge collection of flat, letterpress and foil-stamped custom holiday cards. Order by December 10th and Smock will add FREE rush service (pieces ship 5 business days from proof approval) to your order!

(all photos above courtesy of Smock)

Tinsel by Rock Paper Scissors
The newest addition to our holiday card lineup, Tinsel is pretty darn fabulous. The designs are fresh, creative and oh so sweet. Order by October 31st and you’ll received 10% OFF your entire order!

(all images above by Rock Paper Scissors)

Promotion: 30 FREE invites from Dauphine Press!

We’re well into the thick of wedding-planning season here at the shop and our days are filled with appointments with brides and grooms eager to begin the fun process of dreaming-up and designing the perfect stationery trousseau.  We have to say, it’s pretty wonderful spending our days chatting about all things love-filled!

So, we are happy to report that one of our favorite designers, Dauphine Press, is offering a fabulous promotion for all you brides and grooms to-be. Check it out:


Yes, you read that correctly! Now through April 15th, you will receive 30 FREE WEDDING ELEMENTS* (that includes save the dates, invitations, response cards, note cards, menus, etc.!) when you purchase 100 or more! 

 From classic and romantic, to contemporary chic, the Dauphine albums (we have 3!) offer a HUGE array of designs that can all be totally customized to fit your style. And with embellishments like foil stamping, die-cut shapes, edge painting, ribbon detailing and laser-cut wraps, there are SO many ways to dress up your designs.

Give us a ring or drop us an email today to set up your private appointment so you can take advantage of this amazing promotion! We are booking up fast, so don’t delay!

(All photos courtesy of Dauphine Press)

*The fine details: Offer can be applied to wedding orders placed from January 15-April 15, 2014. Offer valid on orders of quantity 100 or higher. Discount applies to printed pieces only, envelope liners and embellishments not included. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Sweet savings on custom Smock holiday cards!

I know it’s hard to believe, what with these crisp autumn days and weekends of apple picking and leaf peeping, but the Holidays are fast approaching! So, all you fabulous planners who are already on top of their holiday to-do list will be trilled to know that store-favorite, Smock, is offering an incredible promotion on their gorgeous custom holiday cards.

Order now through December 10th and you’ll receive $50 OFF your custom holiday card order. Pretty great, right?

As if that’s not enough, Smock is now offering digital printing as an embellishment option to their incredible letterpress and foil stamped designs. So, it’s now possible to have that adorable holiday photo printed right on the card with your message letterpress or foil stamped on top. Of course, all the designs are customizable (change shape, change fonts, change colors, add or remove photos, etc.) so we can craft the perfect holiday card for each and every style and vision.

We’re so excited to be able to offer these gorgeous cards and know you’ll fall in love with them, too. Take a peek at just a few of the designs and then come on by to check them out yourself!

(All photos courtesy of Smock)

Designer Spotlight: New Smock Volumes 4 & 5!

As you all know, we are Smock-aholics! We just can’t get enough of their whimsical designs, incredible embellishments and superior printing. So, we were oh-so-delighted at this year’s National Stationery Show in NYC to find out that they were releasing 2 new volumes of wedding designs. Hooray!

The new designs round out an already stellar collection. Smock’s outdone themselves this time: there are new digital printing and embossing options (hooray!), incredible new calligraphy styles, new die-cut shapes, new sleeve options, new inks, new patterns and…well, you get it, just lots of NEW!

Check out a few of the new designs below and then call for an appointment to come see this album for yourself. We’re gaga over it and know you will be too!


(All photos courtesy of Smock)