Nature’s Place Cards

Nature’s Place Cards

Here are wooden disk place cards (bark & all!) with black “Fancy Script”:

Wooden Disk Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Wooden Disk Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are colorful sliced geode place cards with silver “Fancy Script”:

Sliced Geode Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Sliced Geode Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are pretty sea glass place cards with silver “Fancy Script”:

Sea Glass Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Sea Glass Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

I <3 White Ink

I <3 White Ink

I love the look of white ink on dark envelopes!

Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on black envelopes:

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my “Fancy Script” writing style on burgundy envelopes:

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Fancy Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s my “Mixed Script” writing style on red envelopes:

Mixed Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Mixed Script in White Ink {Calligraphy by Carrie}

My Calligraphy Home Studio

My Calligraphy Home Studio

Here are some photos of my new home studio in Crossnore, NC, in the mountains. My studio is small, but I have three windows & a beautiful view!

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Studio {Calligraphy by Carrie}

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}