Bundles of Pretty Place Cards

Bundles of Pretty Place Cards

I moved to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina in late 2015. I’m still doing calligraphy full time (yay!), but I don’t have many local clients so 99% of my jobs are shipped. I’m now a pro at packaging up jobs and shipping them out via UPS. Did you know packages shipped via UPS Ground arrive next day within NC, SC, VA; and only two days from NC to NYC?!

Here are photos of pretty place cards that I’ve bundled with ribbon…all ready to be wrapped in tissue and packaged snuggly in boxes.

Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Escort Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Escort Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Classic White Tented Escort Cards in Gold Ink, ready to ship! {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Classic White Tented Escort Cards in Gold Ink, ready to ship! {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber, A New Writing Style

Amber, A New Writing Style

I first created a variation of this writing style for a styled photoshoot for Trendy Bride magazine:

Trendy Bride Photoshoot {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Trendy Bride Photoshoot {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

A future bride saw the photo on one of my Pinterest boards and hired me to do this style in traditional black calligraphy ink on her Kraft paper save-the-date envelopes. I named the style “Amber” – after the client :)

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

I recently addressed another future bride’s wedding invitations using the “Amber” writing style in pretty gold ink.

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Amber Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Tented Escort Cards

Tented Escort Cards

Traditional tented escort cards are perfect for all types of wedding receptions, formal & informal. Table assignments can be written on the front of the card or inside the card, along the bottom edge.

For place cards & escort cards, I always recommend using first & last names only (no titles). The names are easier to balance on the cards, and I think the cards are more pleasing to the eye. Excluding titles is not considered less formal, and it’s easier for guests to find their names without the addition of titles.

Escort Card Display {Calligraphy by Carrie; Robin Lin Photography}

Escort Card Display {Calligraphy by Carrie; Robin Lin Photography}

Classic White Tented Escort Cards in Gold Ink, ready to ship! {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Classic White Tented Escort Cards in Gold Ink, ready to ship! {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Green tented escort cards   {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Green tented escort cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Calligraphy & Mixed Script

Calligraphy & Mixed Script

My traditional “Calligraphy” writing style:

Calligraphy Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Calligraphy Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

My “Mixed Script” uses my calligraphy style for the names and my block script style for the address portion:

Mixed Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mixed Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script….Calligraphy by Carrie

Fancy Script….Calligraphy by Carrie

“Fancy Script” is my most popular writing style. Pretty but not stuffy, and easy to read! Perfect for formal and informal invitations alike…a country club wedding or a backyard BBQ rehearsal dinner. (Affordable too, y’all.)

Fancy Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script written with traditional calligraphy nib {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script written with traditional calligraphy nib {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script on Gold Envelopes {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Handwritten Wedding Reception Tags

Handwritten Wedding Reception Tags

I think handwritten tags make a lovely addition to any wedding reception. Handwritten tags add a personal touch, and guests will feel special. Escort card tags, place card tags, thankyou tags…the sky’s the limit! Tie escort tags onto favors…miniature champagne bottles or a small box of artisan macarons perhaps.

Escort Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Escort Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Escort Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Escort Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

On small escort tags, write the table assignment on the back of the tag :)

Small Escort Tags {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Small Escort Tags {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Wedding Favor Thank You Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Wedding Favor Thank You Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Paper Feather Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Paper Feather Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

Here’s my “Holiday” writing style in green & black inks:Holiday Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}Holiday Writing Style {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Here’s  my “Shoreline” writing style in holiday colors with holly berries:Shoreline Writing Style for  the Holidays {Calligraphy by Carrie}Shoreline Writing Style for the Holidays {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Happy Holidays, y’all!

Wedding & Reception Chalkboards

Wedding & Reception Chalkboards

Please enjoy these images by Amanda Sutton Photography of some of my signage!

Welcome Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Welcome Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Table Number Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Table Number Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Bar Signage for Reception {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Bar Signage for Reception {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Reception Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Reception Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

Vintage Fall Wedding Styled Shoot

Vintage Fall Wedding Styled Shoot

Please enjoy these truly gorgeous photos by Cheyenne Kidd Photography of her styled vintage Fall wedding photo shoot. I created a custom menu and place cards for Cheyenne using layered handmade papers and gold ink. Other contributing vendors in the photos below: Greenhouse Picker Sisters/Vintage Rental CompanyPine State Flowers & the Leslie-Alford Mims House.

Custom Place Card {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Place Card {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Menu & Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Menu & Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Menu {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Menu {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Sweetheart Table for Vintage Fall Wedding Styled Shoot {Cheyenne Kidd Photography}

Vintage Fall Wedding Styled Shoot {Cheyenne Kidd Photography}

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, y’all. Here are some ideas for place cards for your holiday table.

Thanksgiving Place Card Tags {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Thanksgiving Place Card Tags {Calligraphy by Carrie}

In the photo above, I affixed different tags to small pumpkins using brown satin ribbon…perfect for place cards!

I made the tags in the photos below by affixing cropped decorative papers onto Kraft paper tags {so easy!}

Thanksgiving Place Card Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Thanksgiving Place Card Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}

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Thanksgiving Place Card Tag {Calligraphy by Carrie}