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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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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
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 + 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 + 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
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
Calligraphy Ink Wells and Holder for Dip Pen
RachelCarl
$8.00 USD
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
Calligraphy Nibs for Dip Pen Writing
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
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
You're the Best Wifey Valentine's Day Card
You're the Best Wifey Valentine's Day Card
RachelCarl
$3.50 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
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
Glitter Dessert Cards with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower
Glitter Dessert Cards with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower
RachelCarl
$2.00 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
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
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 Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp 3 x 2.5 for Wedding Save the Date Customized Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Hand Written Calligraphy
Custom Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp 3 x 2.5 for Wedding Save the Date Customized Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Hand Written Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$50.00 USD
RESERVED LISTING for Bijal Patel Remaining Bags
RESERVED LISTING for Bijal Patel Remaining Bags
RachelCarl
$15.75 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
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
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
SPREAD the LOVE Favor Stamp for Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
SPREAD the LOVE Favor Stamp for Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
Custom Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp 2.5 x 4 for Wedding Save the Date Customized Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Hand Written Calligraphy
Custom Calligraphy Save the Date Stamp 2.5 x 4 for Wedding Save the Date Customized Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Hand Written Calligraphy
RachelCarl
$50.00 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
S'MORE Love Favor Stamp for Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
S'MORE Love Favor Stamp for Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
RachelCarl
$45.00 USD
Love As Sweet As Honey Wedding Favor Tags Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp for Honey Jars or Wedding Treats
Love As Sweet As Honey Wedding Favor Tags Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp for Honey Jars or Wedding Treats
RachelCarl
$45.00 USD
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Featured in Many Treasuries
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Featured in Many Treasuries
RachelCarl
$50.00 USD
Antler Return Address Stamp Handwritten Calligraphy with Hand drawn antler with florals
Antler Return Address Stamp Handwritten Calligraphy with Hand drawn antler with florals
RachelCarl
$50.00 USD
Custom "Thank You" Stationery Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Calligraphy Hand Written Thank you Stamp 1.5 x 3
Custom "Thank You" Stationery Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Calligraphy Hand Written Thank you Stamp 1.5 x 3
RachelCarl
$25.00 USD
Mint to Be Wedding Favor Stamp Shower Favor Wedding Custom Personalized Stamp
Mint to Be Wedding Favor Stamp Shower Favor Wedding Custom Personalized Stamp
RachelCarl
$40.00 USD
Thank You Gift Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
Thank You Gift Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
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
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
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
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
Custom Hand Drawn Antler Stamp 1.5 x 2.5
Custom Hand Drawn Antler Stamp 1.5 x 2.5
RachelCarl
$25.00 USD
Made with Love Wedding Favor Tags Thank You Gift Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
Made with Love Wedding Favor Tags Thank You Gift Tags Wedding Favor Tags Shower Favor Vintage Wedding Custom Personalized Calligraphy Stamp
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
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
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Lowercase Scripted Calligraphy Style
Return Address Wood Handle Rubber Stamp Lowercase Scripted Calligraphy Style
RachelCarl
$45.00 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
You Make My Heart Asystolic Funny Medical Valentine's Day Card Handwritten
You Make My Heart Asystolic Funny Medical Valentine's Day Card Handwritten
RachelCarl
$3.50 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
Glitter Escort Tags in SILVER with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
Glitter Escort Tags in SILVER with Custom Calligraphy for Wedding Event Party or Shower with Name and Table Number
RachelCarl
$2.25 USD

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