Tag Archives: place cards

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}

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}

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}

Prettiest Photo Shoot Ever? I Say Yes!

Prettiest Photo Shoot Ever? I Say Yes!

Oh wow oh wow oh WOW!  I hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos by Renee Sprink Photography of a styled photo shoot at the downtown Wilmington venue 128 South…with lovely and unique styling by the talented ladies of A Southern Soiree. This shoot was featured in Southern Bride & Groom magazine.

Styled Shoot Wedding Couple...aren't they gorgeous?

Styled Shoot Wedding Couple…aren’t they gorgeous?

Autumn Wedding Table

Autumn Wedding Table

Dessert Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Dessert Bar Signage {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Apple of My Eye   Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Apple of My Eye Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Signature Drink Chalkboard {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Place Card  Detail

Custom Place Card Detail {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Place Cards by Calligraphy by Carrie

Custom Place Cards {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Best wishes!
Carrie

Elegant & Colorful Styled Shoot? Take a look!

Elegant & Colorful Styled Shoot? Take a look!

I hope you enjoy these oh-so-pretty images taken by Perry Vaile Photography that appeared in Trendy Bride magazine last year!  This fabulous photoshoot was styled by A Southern Soiree.

For the custom place cards, I painted artisan paper with bright watercolors and used gold ink for the writing. I made the holder from a crepe myrtle branch and painted it gold.

I addressed the invitation envelope in gold ink in a wavy style, perfect for this styled lakeside wedding.

Custom place card & holder {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Watercolor Place Card & Holder {Calligraphy by Carrie}

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Custom Watercolor Table Number {Calligraphy by Carrie}

Custom Envelope Addressing {Calligraphy by Carrie}Custom Envelope Addressing {Calligraphy by Carrie}

the happy couple!

the happy couple!

Best wishes!

-Carrie

 

Watercolor Escort Cards? Pretty!

Watercolor Escort Cards? Pretty!

Here are some watercolor escort cards that I created for Katie Dunn of  Events by La Fete for a beautiful rehearsal dinner at Flander’s Gallery in downtown Raleigh.

Here are the blank cards after I created the watercolor designs….each one is unique:

Handmade Watercolor Escort Cards - Calligraphy by Carrie

I wrote the names in my “block script” writing style in soft grey ink…..lovely, don’t you think?  The table assignments were written inside the tented cards.

Here are some photos of the cards on display!

Watercolor Escort Cards - Calligraphy by Carrie

Watercolor Escort Cards - Calligraphy by Carrie

I also hand-painted the table number signs in blue watercolor….and wrote each guest’s name at the top of the gorgeous printed menus….

Watercolor Table Numbers - Calligraphy by Carrie

Watercolor Table Number - Calligraphy by Carrie

Best wishes, y’all!

-Carrie

 

 

 

 

Trick or Treat? Yes, please!

Trick or Treat? Yes, please!

I love this time of year…sweater weather, colorful mums, hot cider and, of course, Halloween!

I’ve created some Halloween-themed envelopes, chalkboards, place cards & signs.  Enjoy!

My "Finespun" writing style...with hand-drawn bats. (Calligraphy by Carrie)

My "Fancy Script" writing style - with hand-drawn spider & web (Calligraphy by Carrie)

My "Holiday" writing style - with a Halloween twist (Calligraphy by Carrie)

 

Halloween Place Cards.....Boo! (Calligraphy by Carrie)

Kraft Paper Tented Drink SIgns (Calligraphy by Carrie)

And here’s my favorite Halloween project this season….a GIANT chalkboard (4′ x 3′).  My daughter Hannah (a professional illustrator) sketched out the skeleton for me (took her, like, 5 minutes!)

Halloween Chalkboard! (Calligraphy by Carrie)

Happy Fall, y’all!

-Carrie

 

 

 

“Fancy Script”? My Most Popular Writing Style!

“Fancy Script”? My Most Popular Writing Style!

This post spotlights my most popular writing style…

Fancy Script - Calligraphy by Carrie

I think my “Fancy Script” is a favorite with my clients because it is so versatile.  I can write this style with extra flourishes, regular flourishes or minimal flourishes….in any ink color (bold, medium, fine, extra fine).  My “Fancy Script” works equally great on oversized wedding invitation envelopes as well as teeny-tiny save-the-date envelopes.  The style is easy to read, yet pretty. Elegant, but not stuffy.  It looks like a real person’s handwriting & feels personal.

Here is my “Fancy Script” with LOTS of flourishes!

My "Fancy Script" with extra flourishes - Calligraphy by Carrie

  Some clients prefer minimal flourishes – and I’m happy to oblige!

My "Fancy Script" with small flourishes - Calligraphy by Carrie

My “Fancy Script” style can be modified to complement a particular font.  In the photo below, you can see the modified letter “d”….pretty!

"Fancy Script" writing style - with modified lower case 'd'

The style works great in all colors of ink, including metallics:

"Fancy Script" in gold ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

"Fancy Script" in green ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

Grey is the new black! "Fancy Script" in grey ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

"Fancy Script" in purple ink - Calligraphy by Carrie

Only certain opaque inks will adhere to shimmer envelopes; most inks will smear with the slightest touch.  My “Fancy Script” writing style can be easily written with opaque paint pens…smudgeproof & waterproof on shimmer envelopes.

"Fancy Script" on shimmer envelope - Calligraphy by Carrie

“Fancy Script” looks great on place cards, escort cards & signs.  It can be written small or bold…

"Fancy Script" on escort tag - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

My "Fancy Script" in white ink on green tented escort cards...love!

Big & Bold "Fancy Script" on shimmer place cards...

How about these pretty place cards in taupe “Fancy Script”?

"Fancy Script" place card tags - Calligraphy by Carrie

And…”Fancy Script” looks pretty on reception signage (chalkboards, mirrors, paper….!)

"Fancy Script" Thank You Signs - Calligraphy by Carrie

Even my apprentice Hitch is partial to “Fancy Script”….

Hitch, the cat

If you’d like for me to address YOUR envelopes in “Fancy Script,” please visit the “FAQ” page on my website.

Best wishes!

-Carrie

More Escort Cards & Place Cards? Got ’em right here!

More Escort Cards & Place Cards? Got ’em right here!

On occasion, embellished escort cards or place cards will have a pre-printed line on which the guest’s name should be written.  Oftentimes, these lines are way, way, way too short!  One would have to write the names soooooo small to fit on the lines.  Solution?  Write the first name above the line – and the cards look beautiful!

Photo by Michelle Gunton Photography

Here are some pretty place cards written in my traditional “calligraphy” writing style:

Place Card

Place Card