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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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Fall Pumpkins / White Pumpkin Decor / ON SALE / Give Thanks / Calligraphy Pumpkin / Halloween Pumpkin / Personalized Pumpkin
Fall Pumpkins / White Pumpkin Decor / ON SALE / Give Thanks / Calligraphy Pumpkin / Halloween Pumpkin / Personalized Pumpkin
RachelCarl
$17.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Blush Pink gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Blush Pink gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$2.00 USD
Custom Instagram Story Highlight Covers with Your Words Handwritten / Instagram Story Icons / Variety Pack up to 10 Custom
Custom Instagram Story Highlight Covers with Your Words Handwritten / Instagram Story Icons / Variety Pack up to 10 Custom
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
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
Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + ON SALE + Free Name Personalization / Valentine's Day Gift
Calligraphy Starter Kit with Gift Box + ON SALE + Free Name Personalization / Valentine's Day Gift
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
$2.00 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
$2.00 USD
Custom gift bags + RED Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + RED Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome 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
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
$2.00 USD
ROSE Gold Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas + FLASH SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
ROSE Gold Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas + FLASH SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
RachelCarl
$6.00 USD
Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas! + BIG SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
Personalized Name Ornament + Ships Quickly + In time before Christmas! + BIG SALE ! Handwritten Name Ornament + Lowercase Writing
RachelCarl
$6.00 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
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
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 + PLUM /MERLOT gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bag /Handwritten
Custom gift bags + PLUM /MERLOT gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bag /Handwritten
RachelCarl
$2.00 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
$2.00 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
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
$2.00 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
$2.75 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
$2.00 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
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
Laurel Address Stamp Handwritten with Custom Calligraphy
Laurel Address Stamp Handwritten with Custom Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$45.00 USD
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Calligraphy and Text Style
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Calligraphy and Text Style
RachelCarl
$45.00 USD
Custom Plastic Party Cups / Set of 4 Party Cups / Pool Party / Bachelorette Party / Party Cups / Disposable Cheers Cups / Set of 4
Custom Plastic Party Cups / Set of 4 Party Cups / Pool Party / Bachelorette Party / Party Cups / Disposable Cheers Cups / Set of 4
RachelCarl
$4.00 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
Thankful Pumpkin  / Fall Pumpkins / Give Thanks / Thankful Grateful Blessed / Calligraphy Pumpkin / Personalized Pumpkin / Thanksgiving
Thankful Pumpkin / Fall Pumpkins / Give Thanks / Thankful Grateful Blessed / Calligraphy Pumpkin / Personalized Pumpkin / Thanksgiving
RachelCarl
$25.00 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
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
$2.00 USD
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
RachelCarl
$8.00 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
RESERVED LISTING for Bag Add On
RESERVED LISTING for Bag Add On
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
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
$3.50 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Nora Kovaleski for Driftwood at October 6th Event DEPOSIT
RESERVED LISTING for Nora Kovaleski for Driftwood at October 6th Event DEPOSIT
RachelCarl
$100.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Turquoise Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Turquoise Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags Handwritten
RachelCarl
$2.00 USD
Custom Hand lettered Sign - Your Wording in Handwritten Calligraphy - Instant Download
Custom Hand lettered Sign - Your Wording in Handwritten Calligraphy - Instant Download
RachelCarl
$10.00 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
Floral Bridal Shower Invitation, Mint Gold and Black Bridal Shower Invitation, Printable Download
Floral Bridal Shower Invitation, Mint Gold and Black Bridal Shower Invitation, Printable Download
RachelCarl
$7.00 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
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
$2.25 USD
Proverbs 31:13 Works with Her Hands in Delight Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
Proverbs 31:13 Works with Her Hands in Delight Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
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
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
RESERVED LISTING for liza vismanos for Agate Slices by Sept 14th
RESERVED LISTING for liza vismanos for Agate Slices by Sept 14th
RachelCarl
$212.50 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Angela on Shells Natural for Sept 6th
RESERVED LISTING for Angela on Shells Natural for Sept 6th
RachelCarl
$15.00 USD
Watercolor Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Hand painted Calligraphy, Hand Lettering, Watercolor Name Cards
Watercolor Wedding Name Place, Table, or Escort Cards, Hand painted Calligraphy, Hand Lettering, Watercolor Name Cards
RachelCarl
$2.00 USD
Self Inking Stamp UPGRADE for Address Stamps
Self Inking Stamp UPGRADE for Address Stamps
RachelCarl
$10.00 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
$7.00 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Priority Mail Add on
RESERVED LISTING for Priority Mail Add on
RachelCarl
$4.50 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
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
Gift Box for Bridesmaid + Gift Box for Champagne Flutes + Bridesmaid Gift + Bridal Gift + Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift + Gift Box Only
Gift Box for Bridesmaid + Gift Box for Champagne Flutes + Bridesmaid Gift + Bridal Gift + Will You Be My Bridesmaid Gift + Gift Box Only
RachelCarl
$3.50 USD
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
RachelCarl
$8.00 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
Romans 5:8 "I loved you at your worst" Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Romans 5:8 "I loved you at your worst" Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD

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