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Jun 18, 2014

by Rachel Carl

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Howdy from Texas! My name is Rachel Carl and I’m the owner and designer behind Rachel Carl Calligraphy. I’m a proud Texan; I live here with my husband, son and soon-to-be daughter, who’s due in October.

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I started practicing and perfecting calligraphy from an early age; even back then I loved to write and explore new penmanship techniques. When I first started selling on Etsy, I did what I knew best: envelope calligraphy. In the beginning it was a part-time endeavor while I completed the school year as a music teacher, but once wedding season hit in April, I was overwhelmed with inquiries. I realized quickly that I could turn this joy for writing and making into full-time work. That summer, I decided to work on my Etsy shop full time.

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Since then, my calligraphy work has evolved – I’ve learned different techniques and developed new, personalized items for my clients. I started offering custom address stamps in 2012 and had an influx of requests for other stamp designs as well. As I slowly added new items and products to my shop, my love for working with clients on custom calligraphy projects has only grown.

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In 2013 I was commissioned to write on champagne flutes. I had never even conceived of this type of product before, but through a series of trial and error, I found a way to permanently hand-paint on both plastic and glass. After all the experimentation, I loved the way the champagne flutes turned out, so I decided to add them to my shop repertoire. Over time, they’ve become one of my bestselling items.

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Getting to do what I love – writing, painting, drawing, and creating – for people all over the world brings me great joy. I’m grateful to have my Etsy shop, which provides the opportunity for a flexible work schedule, and I feel so blessed by my shop’s growth. It’s my most sincere hope that I can continue creating and designing for years to come, and I look forward to new ideas and new relationships in the future.

All photographs by Taylor Lord.

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Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + ON SALE + Free Name Personalization / Christmas Gift
Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + ON SALE + Free Name Personalization / Christmas Gift
RachelCarl
$48.00 USD
Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas! + FLASH SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas! + FLASH SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
RachelCarl
$6.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten / Copper
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten / Copper
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Gold Dipped Stemless Champagne Flutes, GLASS Personalized Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, Permanent Original on Etsy
Gold Dipped Stemless Champagne Flutes, GLASS Personalized Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, Permanent Original on Etsy
RachelCarl
$11.00 USD
Texas Strong Disaster Relief Shirt / Texas Strong Shirt / Texas Shirt / Hurricane Relief Fundraising Shirt
Texas Strong Disaster Relief Shirt / Texas Strong Shirt / Texas Shirt / Hurricane Relief Fundraising Shirt
RachelCarl
$20.00 USD
Personalized Christmas Ornament  / Handwritten Ornament / Agate Ornament / Geode Ornament / Baby's First Ornament / Wedding Favor
Personalized Christmas Ornament / Handwritten Ornament / Agate Ornament / Geode Ornament / Baby's First Ornament / Wedding Favor
RachelCarl
$22.00 USD
Pray for Texas / Hurricane Harvey / Texas Printable Artwork / Hurricane Relief / Disaster Recovery / Support Texas /
Pray for Texas / Hurricane Harvey / Texas Printable Artwork / Hurricane Relief / Disaster Recovery / Support Texas /
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Will You Be My Bridesmaid, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, Flower Girl Card Set, Printable Download, Floral Bridesmaid Invitation
Will You Be My Bridesmaid, Maid of Honor, Matron of Honor, Flower Girl Card Set, Printable Download, Floral Bridesmaid Invitation
RachelCarl
$7.00 USD
Magnolia Leaf Place Cards / REAL Leaf Escort Cards / Magnolia Leaves / Leaves for Outdoor Wedding / Natural Wedding Escort Card /
Magnolia Leaf Place Cards / REAL Leaf Escort Cards / Magnolia Leaves / Leaves for Outdoor Wedding / Natural Wedding Escort Card /
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Mama Beautiful You Instant Digital Download for Mothers Day Gift / Handwritten Mama Print / Beautiful Mom / Inspiring Mama Gift
Mama Beautiful You Instant Digital Download for Mothers Day Gift / Handwritten Mama Print / Beautiful Mom / Inspiring Mama Gift
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Kraft gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Kraft gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
You're the Best Husby Hand Written Calligraphy Chalkboard Valentine's Day Card
You're the Best Husby Hand Written Calligraphy Chalkboard Valentine's Day Card
RachelCarl
$3.50 USD
Pray Continually 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Pray Continually 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes / Bridesmaid Gift / Toasting Glasses / Bachelorette Gift / Stemless Champagne Flute
Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes / Bridesmaid Gift / Toasting Glasses / Bachelorette Gift / Stemless Champagne Flute
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Monogram Arrows Wedding Favor Stamp Customized with Initials and Date
Monogram Arrows Wedding Favor Stamp Customized with Initials and Date
RachelCarl
$30.00 USD
Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes, PLASTIC Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, New Years or Anniversary
Personalized Stemless Champagne Flutes, PLASTIC Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, New Years or Anniversary
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Personalized Stemless GLASS Wine Glasses ON SALE + Personalized Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette, Wedding, Shower + Event
Personalized Stemless GLASS Wine Glasses ON SALE + Personalized Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette, Wedding, Shower + Event
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Personalized PLASTIC Wine Glasses Recyclable Plastic with Personalized Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, or Event
Personalized PLASTIC Wine Glasses Recyclable Plastic with Personalized Wedding Calligraphy for Bachelorette Party, Wedding, Shower, or Event
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Wedding Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Table Cards, Blush Tented Cards, Hand Painted Calligraphy
Wedding Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Table Cards, Blush Tented Cards, Hand Painted Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Custom gift bags + NAVY gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + NAVY gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Gold Painted Place Cards for Shower, Event or Wedding with Hand Painted Calligraphy
Gold Painted Place Cards for Shower, Event or Wedding with Hand Painted Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$1.00 USD
Custom gift bags + LARGE SIZE + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + LARGE SIZE + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$2.25 USD
Custom gift bags + Gray gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Gray gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Custom gift bags + Pink gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Pink gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Custom gift bags + MEDIUM Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + MEDIUM Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy for Wedding - Event - Save the Dates -  Scripted Font White Ink Kraft Envelopes ON SALE
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy for Wedding - Event - Save the Dates - Scripted Font White Ink Kraft Envelopes ON SALE
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Calligraphy Envelope Addressing for Wedding Shower Invitations - Hand Written - Atkins Font
Calligraphy Envelope Addressing for Wedding Shower Invitations - Hand Written - Atkins Font
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy with Gold Paint for Custom Wedding - Party -  Shower - Christmas or Event Calligraphy ON SALE
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy with Gold Paint for Custom Wedding - Party - Shower - Christmas or Event Calligraphy ON SALE
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Custom Wedding Calligraphy Envelopes Adkins Font
Custom Wedding Calligraphy Envelopes Adkins Font
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp State Shaped Address Stamp with Scripted Font (all 49 states available)
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp State Shaped Address Stamp with Scripted Font (all 49 states available)
RachelCarl
$40.00 USD
Custom gift bags + SMALL gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + SMALL gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.55 USD
Personalized Name Ornament +  In time before Christmas! + ON SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament +Gift Box Option
Personalized Name Ornament + In time before Christmas! + ON SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament +Gift Box Option
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Custom gift bags + BLACK gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + BLACK gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Magnolia Leaf Place Cards Gold Dipped / REAL Leaf Escort Cards / Magnolia Leaves / Natural Wedding Escort Card
Magnolia Leaf Place Cards Gold Dipped / REAL Leaf Escort Cards / Magnolia Leaves / Natural Wedding Escort Card
RachelCarl
$2.25 USD
A Reason to Sing  Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
A Reason to Sing Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
It is Well Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
It is Well Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Be Content Hebrews 13:5-6 Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
Be Content Hebrews 13:5-6 Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Driftwood Place Cards / Driftwood Escort Cards / Natural Wedding Favor / Driftwood pieces with Calligraphy
Driftwood Place Cards / Driftwood Escort Cards / Natural Wedding Favor / Driftwood pieces with Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$2.75 USD
Please Deliver To Stamp Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Wedding, Shower, Party, Event or Christmas Cards and Packages  1 x 1.5 inches
Please Deliver To Stamp Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Wedding, Shower, Party, Event or Christmas Cards and Packages 1 x 1.5 inches
RachelCarl
$22.00 USD
Joy to the World / Christmas / Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / ON SALE
Joy to the World / Christmas / Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / ON SALE
RachelCarl
$2.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Fall + ORANGE gift bags + Fall Wedding gift bags +Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Fall + ORANGE gift bags + Fall Wedding gift bags +Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$2.75 USD
His and Hers Wedding Vow Books / Wedding Vow Booklets SET / His and Hers Books / Wedding Keepsake Vow Notebook
His and Hers Wedding Vow Books / Wedding Vow Booklets SET / His and Hers Books / Wedding Keepsake Vow Notebook
RachelCarl
$18.50 USD
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Large VINTAGE Calligraphy Style Handwritten
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Large VINTAGE Calligraphy Style Handwritten
RachelCarl
$45.00 USD
Ornament Gift Box Add On with Personalization for Christmas Ornaments
Ornament Gift Box Add On with Personalization for Christmas Ornaments
RachelCarl
$2.50 USD
Wood Slice Custom Name Ornament / Handwritten Name Ornament / Chalkboard Ornament / Personalized Ornament / Baby's First Ornament
Wood Slice Custom Name Ornament / Handwritten Name Ornament / Chalkboard Ornament / Personalized Ornament / Baby's First Ornament
RachelCarl
$12.00 USD
The Lord Goes Before You Deuteronomy 31:8 Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
The Lord Goes Before You Deuteronomy 31:8 Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Wedding Table Tent, Wedding Table Numbers, Table Signs, Sideways Swirly Romantic Calligraphy
Wedding Table Tent, Wedding Table Numbers, Table Signs, Sideways Swirly Romantic Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$3.00 USD
Cheers Stamp Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Wedding, Shower, Party or Event  1 x 2 inch
Cheers Stamp Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Wedding, Shower, Party or Event 1 x 2 inch
RachelCarl
$20.00 USD
Reserved Seating Digital Download Hand Written Calligraphy Wedding Chalkboard Sign
Reserved Seating Digital Download Hand Written Calligraphy Wedding Chalkboard Sign
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Glitter Escort Cards with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
Glitter Escort Cards with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
RachelCarl
$2.50 USD
Wood Slice Handwritten Sign / Handwritten Wood Slice / Hosanna in the Highest
Wood Slice Handwritten Sign / Handwritten Wood Slice / Hosanna in the Highest
RachelCarl
$25.00 USD
Thank You Rubber Stamp Handwritten Custom Calligraphy Thank You Stamp for Wedding Favors, Party Favors, Showers and Christmas
Thank You Rubber Stamp Handwritten Custom Calligraphy Thank You Stamp for Wedding Favors, Party Favors, Showers and Christmas
RachelCarl
$19.00 USD
Be Kindest Here Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Be Kindest Here Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
GOLD FOIL Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
GOLD FOIL Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$3.50 USD
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy Hand Addressing -  Wedding - Save the Date - Shower - Whimsical Font + ON SALE
Hand Written Envelope Calligraphy Hand Addressing - Wedding - Save the Date - Shower - Whimsical Font + ON SALE
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Celebrate Stamp in Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Shower, Party, Event or Stationery 1 x 2.5 inches
Celebrate Stamp in Calligraphy Handwritten Stamp for Shower, Party, Event or Stationery 1 x 2.5 inches
RachelCarl
$25.00 USD
Wedding Website Custom Calligraphy Hand Written Stamp Lowercase Font 3/4 x 3"
Wedding Website Custom Calligraphy Hand Written Stamp Lowercase Font 3/4 x 3"
RachelCarl
$30.00 USD
Agate Slice Place Cards / Agate Escort Cards / Agate Wedding Favor / Geodes with Calligraphy
Agate Slice Place Cards / Agate Escort Cards / Agate Wedding Favor / Geodes with Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$3.25 USD
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Tiffany Blue + Turquoise Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Tiffany Blue + Turquoise Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD

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