Welcome! My name is Jan Bathke. I design and handcraft invitations that are completely custom, and reflect your personality, interests and style. With your input, I can create the invitations, stationery, and reception décor to make your day special. You don't need to settle for templates that only allow you to change the colors, not the design. Please explore the galleries to see some of the possibilities.
I provide creative, reliable, and personal service with professionalism and care. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have, and let's get started creating the wedding of your dreams!
I was always the kid who was making clothes for Barbie, painting and coloring, and cutting out paper dolls ( do paper dolls even exist anymore?) So even then, I loved paper and what could be done with it.
As an adult, I started crafting when my children were small, as a way to have a concrete product to show for my time. That certainly never happened with laundry or cleaning! I sold my work at art/craft fairs for about 20 years, everything from needlework to Christmas ornaments to dried florals. I rediscovered the world of paper arts, and have been punching, stamping, and embossing ever since.
Professionally, I have been a floral designer and bridal consultant for more than 15 years. Working with brides who were frustrated with limited choices and high prices in invitation books, and too busy to make their own invitations is what inspired me to begin creating custom invitations.