Founded by Nessa Sander in 2003, Nessa has evolved her boutique design business from Cardgirl Invitations to The Card Bar, and is now simply Nessa Sander. Nessa operates her design and letterpress company out of her brick + mortar store in Excelsior, Minnesota, along the waters of Lake Minnetonka. From one-of-a-kind wedding and invitation suites to unique and sophisticated stationery, every single piece that leaves Nessa's shop doors is a true, meticulously crafted original work of art.
Nessa loves to combine old with new to create a unique product. Whether it's whimsical, clean + modern, classic, we love it all. We work with clients of all types around the country, and love to create for YOU to reflect YOU. In our brick + mortar shop (Water on Water in Excelsior), we have a Chandler & Price letterpress. We outsource our foil stamping and offset printing to a small company we have been working with for over ten years.
Nessa has become known for her simple and timeless aesthetic, whether through minimal, refined design or colorful experimentation. Her approach towards design & the unique client experience makes each creation uniquely personal to her clients. The process is inspiring.