Tag Archives: wedding invitation addressing

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}

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}

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}

Odds & Ends for 2012? Take a look!

Odds & Ends for 2012? Take a look!

Here’s my latest writing style.  “Garland.”  This style can be modified in a zillion ways.  Ink color, lettering style, spacing.  Perfect for save-the-dates, showers, rehearsal dinners.

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"Garland" Writing Style - Calligraphybycarrie.com

Here’s my “Shoreline” writing style – updated with my “Petite Contempo” writing style for the top line.  Don’t you love these anchor liners?

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"Shoreline" Writing Style - CalligraphybyCarrie.com

 

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My apprentice Hitch (orange kitty) is taking a nap on warm laundry, fresh from the dryer.  Here is Blossom, taking advantage of the vacancy on the top of my desk.  Blossom is old & grumpy, but she can be sweet when she wants to be.  I love her just the same.

"Blossom" - not my apprentice (too moody)

Here’s a WONDERFUL 2013 – full of beautiful envelopes & beautiful weddings!

Cheers!

-Carrie

 

Looking for a graceful writing style? Check out my “Finespun”…

Looking for a graceful writing style? Check out my “Finespun”…

Here’s my “Finespun” writing style, using a traditional hand-dipped calligraphy nib (very fine line).

I love the look of this style on trendy Kraft paper envelopes.Pin It

"Finespun" Writing Style - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

Pin It   Here’s the “Finespun” writing style using a monoline gel pen in Navy – still elegant,
   but far less time consuming (and therefore less expensive for my clients!).

"Finespun" Writing Style in Navy - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

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"Finespun" in Navy - Calligraphy by Carrie

 

The “Finespun” style looks GREAT on large envelopes!  My apprentice Hitch agrees.

Hitch, my apprentice

Happy Holidays!
-Carrie

 

 

Snazzy Holiday Envelopes? Check these out!

Snazzy Holiday Envelopes? Check these out!

What says “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” more than my new “Holiday” writing style?  I love this, and I hope you do too.

My new “Holiday” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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My flourishy “Calligraphy” style in traditional black India ink is very elegant.  Perfect for a formal greeting or swanky holiday soiree.

My traditional “Calligraphy” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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I love mixing the rustic charm of Kraft paper envelopes with elegant gold & silver inks.  This is my “Shoreline” writing style.

My “Shoreline” Writing Style in silver & gold – Calligraphy by Carrie

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Here’s my “Contempo” style in purple ink.  Purple is the color of Advent and perfect for holiday greetings!

My “Contempo” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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Fun, fun, fun!  “Curly Contempo” in white ink on a deep navy envelope.

My “Curly Contempo” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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Why not shake things up a bit with my sweet “Petite Contempo” in tangerine ink?

My “Petite Contempo” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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Here’s my “Shoreline” style in complementary wintery inks – blue & turquoise.

My “Shoreline” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

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Silver & gold inks make a stunning impression on a bright red holiday envelope.

My modified “Shoreline” Writing Style – Calligraphy by Carrie

Happy holidays from Calligraphy by Carrie!  (And my apprentice – Hitch.)

The calligrapher’s apprentice – Hitch, the cat!

…and a shout-out to my sweet daughter Hannah for taking these photos.