It all began in early 2002, when I was planning my own wedding in Portland, Oregon. I searched high and low for an invitation I loved, or a designer who could create an invitation to match my style and my wedding. I wasn’t satisfied with anything I found, so I ended up designing my own invitations and stationery.
I had always loved designing with paper, so it wasn’t a totally new thing for me. However, I discovered a new world of materials, color combinations and printing styles that fascinated me. After exchanging the excitement of wedding planning for the bliss of my new married life, I found myself throwing parties just for an excuse to create invitations. Friends and family began requesting invitations for their parties…and birth announcements, and business cards, logos, all kinds of printed expressions. Before I knew it, I was running a full time invitation business.
Married….and two children later, and I love my job more than ever. I now design invitations out of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and service clients across the country. Most have either attended an event where they received one of my invitations or were referred to me by other happy clients.
Want to chat? Drop me a line at 503-953-4056 or email me. I’d love to discuss your design ideas and answer any questions you have.
xo, Cardgirl (a.k.a. Nessa Sander)