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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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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
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 + 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
$1.75 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
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
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
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
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
Personalized Christmas Ornament  / Handwritten Ornament / Agate Ornament / Geode Ornament / Baby's First Ornament / SHIPS NEXT DAY
Personalized Christmas Ornament / Handwritten Ornament / Agate Ornament / Geode Ornament / Baby's First Ornament / SHIPS NEXT DAY
RachelCarl
$20.00 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 + 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
Monogram Arrows Wedding Favor Stamp Customized with Initials and Date
Monogram Arrows Wedding Favor Stamp Customized with Initials and Date
RachelCarl
$30.00 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
RESERVED LISTING for kristinakuhle for Rush Shipping
RESERVED LISTING for kristinakuhle for Rush Shipping
RachelCarl
$20.00 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
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
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 + 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
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
$1.75 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
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
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
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
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
$1.75 USD
Rose Gold Dipped Stemless Champagne Flutes, Bachelorette Party  Wedding Flute / Wedding Shower / Toasting Glass
Rose Gold Dipped Stemless Champagne Flutes, Bachelorette Party Wedding Flute / Wedding Shower / Toasting Glass
RachelCarl
$11.00 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 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
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
RachelCarl
$8.00 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
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
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
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
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
Reserved Seating Digital Download Hand Written Calligraphy Wedding Chalkboard Sign
Reserved Seating Digital Download Hand Written Calligraphy Wedding Chalkboard Sign
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
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
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
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
Colorbox Stamp Pad Archival Dye Ink Pad for Custom Rubber Stamps Multiple Colors
Colorbox Stamp Pad Archival Dye Ink Pad for Custom Rubber Stamps Multiple Colors
RachelCarl
$5.50 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
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
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
$20.00 USD
Custom gift bags + Purple gift bag + Lilac Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
Custom gift bags + Purple gift bag + Lilac Wedding gift bags + Bridal shower gift bag + Bachelorette Party bags + Welcome Bags / Handwritten
RachelCarl
$1.75 USD
Baby Shower Verse Bookmark Favors / Printable Download / Watercolor Verse Bookmarks / Bridal Shower Favors
Baby Shower Verse Bookmark Favors / Printable Download / Watercolor Verse Bookmarks / Bridal Shower Favors
RachelCarl
$2.00 USD
Mini Calligraphy Starter Kit  + Ships Quickly + Free Name Personalization +  Gift
Mini Calligraphy Starter Kit + Ships Quickly + Free Name Personalization + Gift
RachelCarl
$35.00 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
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
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
RachelCarl
$7.50 USD
Custom Thank You for Celebrating with Us Cheers Wedding Favor Stamp with Custom Calligraphy Handwriting
Custom Thank You for Celebrating with Us Cheers Wedding Favor Stamp with Custom Calligraphy Handwriting
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp State Shaped Address Stamp (all 49 states available)
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp State Shaped Address Stamp (all 49 states available)
RachelCarl
$40.00 USD
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
Calligraphy Large Ink Well Holder
RachelCarl
$7.50 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
Handwritten Chalk Style Many Waters Cannot Quench Love Valentine's Day Card
Handwritten Chalk Style Many Waters Cannot Quench Love Valentine's Day Card
RachelCarl
$3.50 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
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

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