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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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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
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
Not Under My Heart But In It Adoption Print Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / Mothers Day
Not Under My Heart But In It Adoption Print Hand Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / Mothers Day
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Little Boys Should Never Be Sent to Bed Nursery Print / Handwritten Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
Little Boys Should Never Be Sent to Bed Nursery Print / Handwritten Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
In Times of Adversity Quote / Encouraging Hand Written Calligraphy Print / Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / Mothers Day
In Times of Adversity Quote / Encouraging Hand Written Calligraphy Print / Digital Download Size 8 x 10 / Mothers Day
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
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
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
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
Proverbs 31:13 Works with Her Hands in Delight / Mothers Day Printable / Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
Proverbs 31:13 Works with Her Hands in Delight / Mothers Day Printable / 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
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
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
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
Be Content / Scripture Printable / Contentment Print / Hebrews 13:5-6 Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
Be Content / Scripture Printable / Contentment Print / Hebrews 13:5-6 Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
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
Every Hour I Need Thee / Encouraging Print / Scripture Printable / Cancer Encouragement / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Every Hour I Need Thee / Encouraging Print / Scripture Printable / Cancer Encouragement / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
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
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
In Everything Give Thanks / 1 Thessalonians 5:18 / Scripture Printable / Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
In Everything Give Thanks / 1 Thessalonians 5:18 / Scripture Printable / Hand Written Calligraphy Print 8 x 10 Instant Download
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
It Is Well With My Soul Digital Download Instant Print
It Is Well With My Soul Digital Download Instant Print
RachelCarl
$5.00 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
$10.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
Jesus Commands My Destiny / Encouraging Print / Hard Times Print / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Jesus Commands My Destiny / Encouraging Print / Hard Times Print / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
The Lord Goes Before You Deuteronomy 31:8 / Cancer Encouragement Print / Hard Times Print / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
The Lord Goes Before You Deuteronomy 31:8 / Cancer Encouragement Print / Hard Times Print / Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus / Encouraging Print / Hymn Printable /Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus / Encouraging Print / Hymn Printable /Written Calligraphy 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
It is Well Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Scripture Download / Hand Written Scripture Print
It is Well Written Calligraphy Print Digital Download Size 8 x 10 Scripture Download / Hand Written Scripture Print
RachelCarl
$5.00 USD

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