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Featured Shop: Rachel Carl Calligraphy

Jun 18, 2014

by Rachel Carl

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

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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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
$3.75 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
10 Custom Gift Bags Bundle + MEDIUM Wedding Gift Bags + Bridal Shower Gift Bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags+ Handwritten
10 Custom Gift Bags Bundle + MEDIUM Wedding Gift Bags + Bridal Shower Gift Bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags+ Handwritten
RachelCarl
$28.00 USD
Personalized Name Ornament + In time before Christmas! + BIG SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Handlettered Ornament
Personalized Name Ornament + In time before Christmas! + BIG SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Handlettered Ornament
RachelCarl
$10.00 USD
Driftwood Place Cards / Driftwood Escort Cards / Natural Wedding Favor / Driftwood pieces with Calligraphy / Featured on Ruffled Blog
Driftwood Place Cards / Driftwood Escort Cards / Natural Wedding Favor / Driftwood pieces with Calligraphy / Featured on Ruffled Blog
RachelCarl
$2.75 USD
10 Bundle Set of Custom Blush gift bags + Pink gift bag + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bag + Welcome Bags
10 Bundle Set of Custom Blush gift bags + Pink gift bag + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bag + Welcome Bags
RachelCarl
$28.00 USD
5 Bundle Set of Custom gift bags + LARGE SIZE + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag+ Bachelorette Party bag + Welcome Bag /Handwritten
5 Bundle Set of Custom gift bags + LARGE SIZE + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag+ Bachelorette Party bag + Welcome Bag /Handwritten
RachelCarl
$20.00 USD
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic Wedding, All Colors: Vintage Romantic Wedding Swirly Sideways Font
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic Wedding, All Colors: Vintage Romantic Wedding Swirly Sideways Font
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Commit Your Way to the Lord Psalm 37:5 Hand  Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Commit Your Way to the Lord Psalm 37:5 Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Custom Wine Gift Bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Handwritten
Custom Wine Gift Bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Handwritten
RachelCarl
$2.00 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
$4.25 USD
Wedding Black Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Table Cards, Chalk board Place Cards with White Ink Custom Hand Wedding Calligraphy
Wedding Black Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Table Cards, Chalk board Place Cards with White Ink Custom Hand Wedding Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$1.25 USD
Wedding Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Table Cards, Kraft Paper Tented Cards, Hand Calligraphy Featured on Style Me Pretty
Wedding Name Place Cards, Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Table Cards, Kraft Paper Tented Cards, Hand Calligraphy Featured on Style Me Pretty
RachelCarl
$1.25 USD
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Kraft Paper: Font lowercase scripted font
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Kraft Paper: Font lowercase scripted font
RachelCarl
$1.25 USD
CHAMPAGNE Christmas Personalized Ornament /  Handwritten Name Ornament / First Christmas / Blush Ornament
CHAMPAGNE Christmas Personalized Ornament / Handwritten Name Ornament / First Christmas / Blush Ornament
RachelCarl
$10.00 USD
10 Bundle Set of Custom gift bags + Gray gift bag + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bag
10 Bundle Set of Custom gift bags + Gray gift bag + Wedding gift bag + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bag
RachelCarl
$28.00 USD
Canvas Art with Hand Lettered Verse for Baptism / Confirmation / Mother's Day / Graduation / Life Verse Gift / Watercolor Painting
Canvas Art with Hand Lettered Verse for Baptism / Confirmation / Mother's Day / Graduation / Life Verse Gift / Watercolor Painting
RachelCarl
$20.00 USD
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Kraft Paper: Vintage Romantic Featured in Seacoast Weddings Mag, Wedding Chicks
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Kraft Paper: Vintage Romantic Featured in Seacoast Weddings Mag, Wedding Chicks
RachelCarl
$1.00 USD
Elisabeth Elliot Quote God Gives Us Something Better Quote Watercolor Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Elisabeth Elliot Quote God Gives Us Something Better Quote Watercolor Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic Wedding, Manilla Vintage Tags with Lowercase Font
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic Wedding, Manilla Vintage Tags with Lowercase Font
RachelCarl
$1.50 USD
Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + On Sale + Free Name Personalization / READY to SHIP / Christmas
Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + On Sale + Free Name Personalization / READY to SHIP / Christmas
RachelCarl
$52.50 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 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
Clothed in Strength and Dignity Proverbs 31 Hand  Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Thanksgiving
Clothed in Strength and Dignity Proverbs 31 Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Thanksgiving
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Delight Yourself in the Lord Psalm 37:4 Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Delight Yourself in the Lord Psalm 37:4 Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Mini Calligraphy Starter Kit  + Ships Quickly + Free Name Personalization +  Gift
Mini Calligraphy Starter Kit + Ships Quickly + Free Name Personalization + Gift
RachelCarl
$39.00 USD
Calligraphy Ink in Glass Jars / Black or White Ink for Calligraphy
Calligraphy Ink in Glass Jars / Black or White Ink for Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$9.00 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
Everything Beautiful In Its Time Eccl. 3:11  Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Everything Beautiful In Its Time Eccl. 3:11 Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
RachelCarl
$7.50 USD
Customized Ink Well Add On / Comes with Name Personalization / Christmas Gift / Custom Calligraphy Kit Add On
Customized Ink Well Add On / Comes with Name Personalization / Christmas Gift / Custom Calligraphy Kit Add On
RachelCarl
$10.00 USD
In Everything Give Thanks 1 Thess. 5:18  Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Thanksgiving
In Everything Give Thanks 1 Thess. 5:18 Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Thanksgiving
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
It Is Well With My Soul Digital Download Instant Print
It Is Well With My Soul Digital Download Instant Print
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Trust in the Lord with all Your Heart Hand Written Calligraphy Print Proverbs 3:5 Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Trust in the Lord with all Your Heart Hand Written Calligraphy Print Proverbs 3:5 Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Great is Thy Faithfulness Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Great is Thy Faithfulness Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
SILVER FOIL Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
SILVER FOIL Oyster Shell Place Cards / Oyster Shell Escort Cards / Oyster Wedding Favor / Natural Oyster Shells with Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$3.75 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Bag Add On /  Private Listing**
RESERVED LISTING for Bag Add On / Private Listing**
RachelCarl
$2.25 USD
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
RachelCarl
$7.50 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
Texas Strong Disaster Relief Shirt / BLOCK version / Texas Strong Shirt / Texas Shirt / Hurricane Relief Fundraising Shirt
Texas Strong Disaster Relief Shirt / BLOCK version / Texas Strong Shirt / Texas Shirt / Hurricane Relief Fundraising Shirt
RachelCarl
$20.00 USD
I Touch the Sky When My Knees Hit the Ground Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
I Touch the Sky When My Knees Hit the Ground Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
In Everything Give Thanks 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
In Everything Give Thanks 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
Bible Verse Art Print / Hand Written Verse / Romans 8:39 / Calligraphy Print / Scripture Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Bible Verse Art Print / Hand Written Verse / Romans 8:39 / Calligraphy Print / Scripture Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
RachelCarl
$10.00 USD
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Reggie for Pumpkins
RESERVED LISTING for Reggie for Pumpkins
RachelCarl
$44.00 USD
Righteousness Verse Isaiah 32:17 Hand Written Calligraphy with Watercolor Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Righteousness Verse Isaiah 32:17 Hand Written Calligraphy with Watercolor Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Elegant and Unique: Modern Salutation Font Calligraphy Place Cards Handwritten
Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Shabby Chic, Elegant and Unique: Modern Salutation Font Calligraphy Place Cards Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.25 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
Every Hour I Need Thee Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Every Hour I Need Thee Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
New Morning New Mercies Brush Calligraphy Print Scripture Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
New Morning New Mercies Brush Calligraphy Print Scripture Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
Bible Verse Art Print / 1 Corinthians 2:9 / Calligraphy Print / Scripture Print / Digital Typography / Download Size 8 x 10
Bible Verse Art Print / 1 Corinthians 2:9 / Calligraphy Print / Scripture Print / Digital Typography / Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Not Under My Heart But In It Adoption Print Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Not Under My Heart But In It Adoption Print Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Glitter Escort Tags with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
Glitter Escort Tags with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
RachelCarl
$2.50 USD

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