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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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Lavender, Wedding Toss Wands, 25 tubes per pack
Lavender, Wedding Toss Wands, 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$48.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags for Donut Holes, Cookies, & Baked Goods - Personalized Calligraphy Design, 20 Grease Resistant Bags (favors not included)
Wedding Favor Bags for Donut Holes, Cookies, & Baked Goods - Personalized Calligraphy Design, 20 Grease Resistant Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags  - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas  - 20 kraft Food Bags (favors not included)
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas - 20 kraft Food Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$17.50 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
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
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 (favors not included)
Wedding Favor Doggie Bag - Gift from Your Pet - Ultimate Dog Lover's Ceremony - 20 Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
S'more Love Stickers - Camping Theme Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers (food not included)
S'more Love Stickers - Camping Theme Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers (food not included)
mavora
$7.75 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
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
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
$1.00 USD
Glassine Envelopes - Small Size - Great for Confetti and Bird Seed Toss Bags - 20 Bags
Glassine Envelopes - Small Size - Great for Confetti and Bird Seed Toss Bags - 20 Bags
mavora
$4.00 USD
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Personalized Names - 40 bags or more
Petal Toss Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Personalized Names - 40 bags or more
mavora
$1.00 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
Popcorn Favor Bags - He Popped the Question - She said YES - Engagement Party, Bridal Shower - 5 Tall White bags per Pack (no food included)
Popcorn Favor Bags - He Popped the Question - She said YES - Engagement Party, Bridal Shower - 5 Tall White bags per Pack (no food included)
mavora
$3.00 USD
Love is Sweet - Wedding Favor Bags - Baked Goods, Candy, Cookies, Donuts - 20 Food Safe Bags (favors not included)
Love is Sweet - Wedding Favor Bags - Baked Goods, Candy, Cookies, Donuts - 20 Food Safe Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$10.00 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
Small Paper gift bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Bumble Bee Design -  10 pack kraft paper bags
Small Paper gift bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Bumble Bee Design - 10 pack kraft paper bags
mavora
$5.50 USD
Kraft Brown Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Printed Flower Patch - Small Paper gift bags - hand drawn - 10 pack
Kraft Brown Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Printed Flower Patch - Small Paper gift bags - hand drawn - 10 pack
mavora
$5.50 USD
Petal Toss Poem - Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Personalized with Your Names - 40 bags or more
Petal Toss Poem - Glassine Envelopes - DIY Aisle Exit - Personalized with Your Names - 40 bags or more
mavora
$1.00 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
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
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
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly or Pretzel Stick Favor Bag - custom names  - 20 Bags (food not included)
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly or Pretzel Stick Favor Bag - custom names - 20 Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Custom Jam Stickers - Wedding Favor, Jam Favor, Christmas Gift, Jelly Label, Spread Love - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers (food not included)
Custom Jam Stickers - Wedding Favor, Jam Favor, Christmas Gift, Jelly Label, Spread Love - DIY Food Favor - 20 Stickers (food not included)
mavora
$7.75 USD
Glassine Envelope Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - Toss Hooray - Confetti Toss - Pack of 20 Small Size
Glassine Envelope Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - Toss Hooray - Confetti Toss - Pack of 20 Small Size
mavora
$14.00 USD
Wedding favor bags - Love and Cookies design - White Grease Resistant Baked Goods Bags - 20 per pack (favors not included)
Wedding favor bags - Love and Cookies design - White Grease Resistant Baked Goods Bags - 20 per pack (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 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
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta (food not included)
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta (food not included)
mavora
$3.00 USD
Plastic Zip Coffee Bag - Inserts for Ground Coffee Favors - Keeps Coffee Fresh - 20 pack
Plastic Zip Coffee Bag - Inserts for Ground Coffee Favors - Keeps Coffee Fresh - 20 pack
mavora
$7.00 USD
Transparent Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - Confetti Tradition Design - Pack of 20
Transparent Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - Confetti Tradition Design - Pack of 20
mavora
$14.00 USD
Pine Tree Small Paper Gift Bags  - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Paper Bag - Forest Design -  10 pack - Party Supply
Pine Tree Small Paper Gift Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Paper Bag - Forest Design - 10 pack - Party Supply
mavora
$5.50 USD
Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your DIY Favor Project - tea favor, winter - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your DIY Favor Project - tea favor, winter - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
mavora
$11.00 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
Wedding Favor Stickers - "Sweet Ending" Wedding Cake, Food Favors - Pack of 20 Gold Foil
Wedding Favor Stickers - "Sweet Ending" Wedding Cake, Food Favors - Pack of 20 Gold Foil
mavora
$6.50 USD
Personalized Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your tea favor, winter wedding - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
Personalized Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your tea favor, winter wedding - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
mavora
$36.00 USD
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 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
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kiss Cheer Toss - Aisle Exit - Confetti, Leaf, Rose  - Mock Program - Tall white paper bags - 20 Bags included
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kiss Cheer Toss - Aisle Exit - Confetti, Leaf, Rose - Mock Program - Tall white paper bags - 20 Bags included
mavora
$15.00 USD
Toss Me Wedding Favor Stickers - Confetti, lavender, petals, rice, wedding exit - 20 pack
Toss Me Wedding Favor Stickers - Confetti, lavender, petals, rice, wedding exit - 20 pack
mavora
$6.50 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
Favor Sticker Seals - TOSS ME - For Confetti and Petal Bags - Wedding Favor Stickers - 20 Kraft or White Stickers
Favor Sticker Seals - TOSS ME - For Confetti and Petal Bags - Wedding Favor Stickers - 20 Kraft or White Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Popcorn Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor - Rustic Gold Design - 20 Pack (food not included)
Popcorn Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor - Rustic Gold Design - 20 Pack (food not included)
mavora
$20.00 USD
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - hand drawn wreath, love, valentine, party - 20 Stickers
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - hand drawn wreath, love, valentine, party - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern favor - 20 Bags per Pack (food not included)
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern favor - 20 Bags per Pack (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor - The Perfect Blend, Coffee Plant, Chunky Font, DIY - 20 Kraft Brown Food Safe Paper Bags - Party Supply
Personalized Wedding Coffee Favor - The Perfect Blend, Coffee Plant, Chunky Font, DIY - 20 Kraft Brown Food Safe Paper Bags - Party Supply
mavora
$28.50 USD
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Favor - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - 20 Jar Labels per pack
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Favor - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - 20 Jar Labels per pack
mavora
$6.00 USD
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride & Groom - Custom Food Favor (food not included) - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More to Save
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride & Groom - Custom Food Favor (food not included) - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More to Save
mavora
$1.00 USD
Donut Stickers - Wedding Favors, Party, Birthday, Shower, Stationary - 20 Stickers
Donut Stickers - Wedding Favors, Party, Birthday, Shower, Stationary - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Gold Foil THANK YOU Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Thank you Stickers - Wedding Favors -  24 Stickers in each pack
Gold Foil THANK YOU Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Thank you Stickers - Wedding Favors - 24 Stickers in each pack
mavora
$6.50 USD
Gold Foil ENJOY Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, birthday parties, businesses -  24 Stickers
Gold Foil ENJOY Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, birthday parties, businesses - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Soft Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - Personalize Your Favor - Knot Tied - Wedding Snack Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
Soft Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - Personalize Your Favor - Knot Tied - Wedding Snack Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
The Perfect Blend Coffee Wedding Favor - Heart Cup Drawing - 20 Paper Favor Bags (coffee not included)
The Perfect Blend Coffee Wedding Favor - Heart Cup Drawing - 20 Paper Favor Bags (coffee not included)
mavora
$28.50 USD
Party Favor donut bags, Wedding Treat,  20 grease resistant Bags (favors not included)
Party Favor donut bags, Wedding Treat, 20 grease resistant Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$16.00 USD
Topographical Map Wedding Favor - Coffee Bags - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
Topographical Map Wedding Favor - Coffee Bags - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
His Favorite & Her Favorite Wedding Favor Stickers - Pack of 20
His Favorite & Her Favorite Wedding Favor Stickers - Pack of 20
mavora
$6.50 USD
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags (favors not included)
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$3.00 USD
Wedding Favor Personalized Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Buffet or Candy Stick Bag  - 20 white Bags per Pack (food not included)
Wedding Favor Personalized Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Buffet or Candy Stick Bag - 20 white Bags per Pack (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Wedding Favors - Personalized Food Service Bags - Anniversary Party - 20 Kraft Grease Resistant Beignet Bags (favors not included)
Wedding Favors - Personalized Food Service Bags - Anniversary Party - 20 Kraft Grease Resistant Beignet Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD

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