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Aug 12, 2015

by Abby Morton

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hello there! My name is Abby Morton, and I’m the owner and designer at Mavora Art and Design. My small team specializes in printed wedding invitations and favors. We’re based just outside of Portland in Beaverton, Oregon.

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I’ve always had a creative heart, but the creativity God gave me hasn’t ever flowed well through my fingers. Growing up, I made a lot of paintings, but I didn’t really find my voice until I took up photography during graduate school. My adventures – and my camera – allowed me to express myself a lot better than my clumsy hands could; when I paired that with graphic design and so many beautiful fonts, I was finally home.

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I opened my Etsy shop as a side job in 2007, after teaching myself Photoshop and printing cards with an infant in tow. In 2009, my husband lost his job and went back to school, so I pushed my passions a little further. I saw a need for natural wedding invitations and banner design on Etsy, so I jumped in. Etsy provided the tools – and the customers – I needed to put food on the table for the last six years. I failed a lot and changed my business direction a number of times, but as my family needed more income, more customers came. Along the way, I also found good friends and a satisfying use for my talents in the wedding industry.

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Mavora has gotten busier in the last two years, and in that time I’ve relied heavily on my assistant Kateri to process and ship orders. The challenge of owning a business is that I’m always trying to balance taking care of my clients and creating my next great design. I want my shop to be current and on-trend every year, and I also want my products to be practical. My clients inspire me a lot: when they come to me with a stylish vision and special needs, I love being able to create beautiful solutions for them.

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Most of my ideas come to me when I’m running. As a long-distance runner, I go out for a run in the forest almost every day. Once my mind has a chance to wander, designs come to me more clearly; when I get back inside, I sit on the giant chair in my living room with my laptop (and sometimes my five year old), and throw all my ideas on the screen. The most satisfying moment is seeing a final product that resonates with my soul after I’ve created, printed, and styled it.

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My husband just completed his doctorate, and now that he has a job, my goals have room to change. I plan to make this year Mavora’s biggest yet; after that, I might slow down and focus on the design side of things. I know there are a lot of artistic brides out there who want printables, and if I didn’t have to print everything out I could go running a lot more. I’d like that.

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Maker and process photographs by Amanda Garvin, product photography by Mavora.

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Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers  - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 tea wrap bags
Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 tea wrap bags
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags
mavora
$24.00 USD
Glassine Petal Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - We Do Design - Pack of 20
Glassine Petal Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - We Do Design - Pack of 20
mavora
$16.00 USD
Gold Foil Thank You Stickers - Wedding Favors or Party gifts -  24 Stickers
Gold Foil Thank You Stickers - Wedding Favors or Party gifts - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern Popcorn favor - 20 Bags in each Pack
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern Popcorn favor - 20 Bags in each Pack
mavora
$20.00 USD
Petal Toss Wedding Exit - Glassine Flower or Confetti Bags - Hooray Design - Pack of 20 Bags
Petal Toss Wedding Exit - Glassine Flower or Confetti Bags - Hooray Design - Pack of 20 Bags
mavora
$16.00 USD
Wedding Favor Seed Packets - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Wild Flower Seeds - 30 Packets or more
Wedding Favor Seed Packets - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Wild Flower Seeds - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative  - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Flower Toss - Toss Me Decor - 25 tubes per pack
Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Flower Toss - Toss Me Decor - 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$48.00 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Kiss Cheer Toss - Pack of 20 Small Size Bags
Wedding Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Kiss Cheer Toss - Pack of 20 Small Size Bags
mavora
$14.00 USD
Wedding Favor Doggie Bag - Gift from Your Pet - Ultimate Dog Lover's Ceremony - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Doggie Bag - Gift from Your Pet - Ultimate Dog Lover's Ceremony - 20 Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
His & Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Welcome Favors, Shower Favors -  Gold, Kraft, or White - 20 Stickers
His & Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Welcome Favors, Shower Favors - Gold, Kraft, or White - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Lavender Wedding Send Off - Kiss Cheer Toss - 25 Pre-made Tossing Packets
Lavender Wedding Send Off - Kiss Cheer Toss - 25 Pre-made Tossing Packets
mavora
$48.00 USD
Let Love Grow Wild - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Lavender and Wildflower Large Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Let Love Grow Wild - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Lavender and Wildflower Large Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Small Petal Toss - Personalized Wedding Toss Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
Small Petal Toss - Personalized Wedding Toss Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
mavora
$36.00 USD
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags
mavora
$3.00 USD
DIY Seed Favor - Any Mavora Design - BAGS & STICKERS only - 30 Packets or more
DIY Seed Favor - Any Mavora Design - BAGS & STICKERS only - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$45.00 USD
RESERVED for Tracie
RESERVED for Tracie
mavora
$15.60 USD
Coffee Favors - Personalized Wedding Gift - Cup of Love Design - 20 DIY Grease Resistant Bags
Coffee Favors - Personalized Wedding Gift - Cup of Love Design - 20 DIY Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Kiss Cheer Toss - Wedding Exit Throw Bag - Toss Rose Petals, Confetti, or Fall Leaves - 20 White Bags included
Kiss Cheer Toss - Wedding Exit Throw Bag - Toss Rose Petals, Confetti, or Fall Leaves - 20 White Bags included
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding Send off - Lavender Bud Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - Plain & Simple - 25 Tubes
Wedding Send off - Lavender Bud Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - Plain & Simple - 25 Tubes
mavora
$37.00 USD
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Personalized Bag and Seeds included - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Personalized Bag and Seeds included - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Gold Foil THE PERFECT BLEND Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Coffee Bag Seals - Wedding Favors -  24 Stickers in each pack
Gold Foil THE PERFECT BLEND Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Coffee Bag Seals - Wedding Favors - 24 Stickers in each pack
mavora
$6.50 USD
Personalized Baby Shower Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Boy or Girl - Trail Mix, Camping - Party Supply - 10 Kraft Paper Bags
Personalized Baby Shower Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Boy or Girl - Trail Mix, Camping - Party Supply - 10 Kraft Paper Bags
mavora
$20.00 USD
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 food safe paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta - Party Supply
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 food safe paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta - Party Supply
mavora
$3.00 USD
RESERVED for Katelyn - Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers  - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 tea wrap bags
RESERVED for Katelyn - Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 tea wrap bags
mavora
$120.00 USD
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly Pretzel Favor Bag or Pretzel Stick Bag  - Custom Names and Colors  - 20 Bags
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly Pretzel Favor Bag or Pretzel Stick Bag - Custom Names and Colors - 20 Bags
mavora
$20.00 USD
Confetti Toss - Just Married Personalized Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
Confetti Toss - Just Married Personalized Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
mavora
$36.00 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kiss Cheer Toss - Fill with your own Rose or Flower Petals - 20 pack
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kiss Cheer Toss - Fill with your own Rose or Flower Petals - 20 pack
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding Send Off - Lavender Bud Exit - 25 Pre-made Toss Packets
Wedding Send Off - Lavender Bud Exit - 25 Pre-made Toss Packets
mavora
$44.00 USD
Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags and stickers for your DIY Favor Project - tea bag, loose leaf, drink, winter - 20 envelopes
Wedding Tea Favor - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags and stickers for your DIY Favor Project - tea bag, loose leaf, drink, winter - 20 envelopes
mavora
$11.00 USD
Hot Cocoa Favor - Hot chocolate & marshmallow - Personalized Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Bags
Hot Cocoa Favor - Hot chocolate & marshmallow - Personalized Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Food Safe Plastic Bags - Pre-wrap your Baked Goods and Nuts - Food favor accessory - Pack of 20
Food Safe Plastic Bags - Pre-wrap your Baked Goods and Nuts - Food favor accessory - Pack of 20
mavora
$5.00 USD
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding, Party, Shower Favors  - 20 Kraft Stickers
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding, Party, Shower Favors - 20 Kraft Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Coffee Wedding Favors - Whole Bean or Grounds - Thank You Gift - Coffee Lover - Take Home Gift - 20 Kraft Brown Bags
Coffee Wedding Favors - Whole Bean or Grounds - Thank You Gift - Coffee Lover - Take Home Gift - 20 Kraft Brown Bags
mavora
$10.00 USD
Let the Adventure Begin - Whole Bean Coffee Favor - Budget Favor - DIY coffee gift - Camping, outdoor, backpacking, travel theme - 20 Bags
Let the Adventure Begin - Whole Bean Coffee Favor - Budget Favor - DIY coffee gift - Camping, outdoor, backpacking, travel theme - 20 Bags
mavora
$17.50 USD
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Seed Packets - Personalized Favor Bags with Seeds Included - 30 Packets or more
Wedding Seed Packets - Personalized Favor Bags with Seeds Included - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
SALE Medium Kraft Thank You Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
SALE Medium Kraft Thank You Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
mavora
$4.00 USD
Glassine Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Petal Exit - Poppy Botanical Toss Me Design - Pack of 20
Glassine Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Petal Exit - Poppy Botanical Toss Me Design - Pack of 20
mavora
$16.00 USD
Merci - Madeleine or Macaron Favor Bag - DIY Glassine Bags - Pack of 20
Merci - Madeleine or Macaron Favor Bag - DIY Glassine Bags - Pack of 20
mavora
$3.75 USD
Wedding Exit Photography Prop - Toss and Shout Hooray! - 20 Rose Petal Send Off Bags
Wedding Exit Photography Prop - Toss and Shout Hooray! - 20 Rose Petal Send Off Bags
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding Exit Petal Toss - Kiss Cheer Toss Design - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
Wedding Exit Petal Toss - Kiss Cheer Toss Design - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
mavora
$16.00 USD
Salty & Sweet Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Bride - Pack of 20
Salty & Sweet Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Bride - Pack of 20
mavora
$6.50 USD
The Perfect Mix - Trail Mix Wedding Favor - Mountain, Camping Theme -  20 Bags
The Perfect Mix - Trail Mix Wedding Favor - Mountain, Camping Theme - 20 Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Their Favorite or Our Favorite - 20 Stickers
Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Their Favorite or Our Favorite - 20 Stickers
mavora
$7.00 USD
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Wedding Snack Bag - Soft Pretzel Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Wedding Snack Bag - Soft Pretzel Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Custom Names - 60 bags or more
Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Custom Names - 60 bags or more
mavora
$5.50 USD
S'more Love Stickers - Camping Theme Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers
S'more Love Stickers - Camping Theme Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers
mavora
$7.75 USD
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor - All you need is Love & Coffee, DIY - 20 Kraft Brown Food Safe Paper Bags - Party Supply
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor - All you need is Love & Coffee, DIY - 20 Kraft Brown Food Safe Paper Bags - Party Supply
mavora
$28.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Nut Buffet Bag -  Love is Nuts! - roasted nut favor - herb nut favor -  20 kraft Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Nut Buffet Bag - Love is Nuts! - roasted nut favor - herb nut favor - 20 kraft Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
Let the Adventure Begin - Custom Wedding Favor Bag - Trail Mix Gift - 20 White Bags
Let the Adventure Begin - Custom Wedding Favor Bag - Trail Mix Gift - 20 White Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Popcorn Favor Bags - He Popped the Question - She said YES - Engagement Party, Bridal Shower - 5 Tall White bags in each Pack
Popcorn Favor Bags - He Popped the Question - She said YES - Engagement Party, Bridal Shower - 5 Tall White bags in each Pack
mavora
$3.00 USD
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Wedding Favors - 20 Labels
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Wedding Favors - 20 Labels
mavora
$6.00 USD
The Perfect Mix Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Trail Mix Favors - 24 Large Stickers
The Perfect Mix Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Trail Mix Favors - 24 Large Stickers
mavora
$12.00 USD
Perfect Blend Black Coffee bags - Wedding Favors, Wax Lined, White Ink - 20 Black bags
Perfect Blend Black Coffee bags - Wedding Favors, Wax Lined, White Ink - 20 Black bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
SALE Medium Heart Sticker Seals - Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
SALE Medium Heart Sticker Seals - Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
mavora
$4.00 USD
Dog Lover's Wedding Favors - Doggie Treats / People Treats Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
Dog Lover's Wedding Favors - Doggie Treats / People Treats Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
Dog Paw Stickers - Wedding Favor Accessory - Pet, Birthday, Stationary - 24 small stickers
Dog Paw Stickers - Wedding Favor Accessory - Pet, Birthday, Stationary - 24 small stickers
mavora
$6.00 USD
Gold Foil TOSS ME Stickers - DIY Wedding Exit - 24 Stickers
Gold Foil TOSS ME Stickers - DIY Wedding Exit - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD

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