about us

Set the tone.

The Card Bar specializes in custom invitations and stationery.  We work with each client personally to create the perfect combination of classic style, artistic creations, whimsical ideas, and your individual flair to beautifully reflect YOU.

We are a custom studio with many options, and we just love to come up with unique, new designs – so we price each project on a customized basis. You can expect a suite of 100 invites to start at $1200, but once we discuss your ideas & needs, we will have the details we need to present you with a pretty close cost estimate.

Take a look through our custom invitation gallery.  Each invitation was designed to match the personality and style of the client.  If you see an invitation you identify with, we can recreate it in your colors…and maybe make a few changes so it’s just perfect for your big event!

We’re ready to get started when you are! Excited to chat about what we can create together.  Drop Nessa a line… (503-953-4056) or email (nessa@thecardbar.com) to discuss your ideas!

A little about the designer, Nessa….

Nessa Sander

It all began in 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.  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.

background image by Kate Webber