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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 - Confetti Wand Alternative  - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Flower Toss - Toss Me Tags included - 25 tubes per pack
Lavender Wedding Toss - Confetti Wand Alternative - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Flower Toss - Toss Me Tags included - 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$44.00 USD
Program Bag with for Confetti Toss  - Hooray Design - Short Order of Service - Simple, Elegant Wedding - Aisle Toss  - 20 Kraft Brown Bags
Program Bag with for Confetti Toss - Hooray Design - Short Order of Service - Simple, Elegant Wedding - Aisle Toss - 20 Kraft Brown Bags
mavora
$60.00 USD
Wedding Favor Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern Popcorn favor - 20 Bags in each Pack
Wedding Favor Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern Popcorn favor - 20 Bags in each Pack
mavora
$29.00 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Toss and Shout Hooray! -  Flower Petal Toss - 20 Kraft Bags
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Toss and Shout Hooray! - Flower Petal Toss - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$12.00 USD
Wedding Favor Coffee Bag - The Perfect Blend - Budget Favor Bag - Coffee Favors  - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Coffee Bag - The Perfect Blend - Budget Favor Bag - Coffee Favors - 20 Bags
mavora
$17.50 USD
Kiss Cheer Toss - Wedding Exit Throw Bag  - Toss Rose Petals, Confetti, or Fall Leaves - Tall white paper bags - 20 White Bags included
Kiss Cheer Toss - Wedding Exit Throw Bag - Toss Rose Petals, Confetti, or Fall Leaves - Tall white paper bags - 20 White Bags included
mavora
$15.00 USD
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - 20 Stickers
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Coffee Favor - Monogram Coffee Bags - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Paper Coffee Wrap - 20 Kraft Wedding Favor Bags
Coffee Favor - Monogram Coffee Bags - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Paper Coffee Wrap - 20 Kraft Wedding Favor Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
mavora
$38.00 USD
Soft Pretzel Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personal Wedding Bag - Design 2 - Giant Pretzel Favor - 20 Customized Grease Resistant Bags
Soft Pretzel Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personal Wedding Bag - Design 2 - Giant Pretzel Favor - 20 Customized Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$32.50 USD
Food Safe Plastic Bags - Prewrap for Baked Goods and Nuts - Food favor accessory - 20 Bags
Food Safe Plastic Bags - Prewrap for Baked Goods and Nuts - Food favor accessory - 20 Bags
mavora
$4.00 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
SALE Medium Thank You Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
SALE Medium Thank You Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
mavora
$4.00 USD
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - 20 Stickers
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Menu Bag - Simple Calligraphy - Bread Wrap Style - Custom Menu Baguette Bag - Wax Lined - 20 White Favor Bags included
Wedding Menu Bag - Simple Calligraphy - Bread Wrap Style - Custom Menu Baguette Bag - Wax Lined - 20 White Favor Bags included
mavora
$61.50 USD
Hot Cocoa Favor - Hot chocolate and marshmallow - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Favor Bags
Hot Cocoa Favor - Hot chocolate and marshmallow - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Favor Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Happy Trails Wedding Favor Stickers - Outdoor, Backpacker Wedding, Shower Favors - Kraft Trail Mix DIY Favors - 24 Stickers
Happy Trails Wedding Favor Stickers - Outdoor, Backpacker Wedding, Shower Favors - Kraft Trail Mix DIY Favors - 24 Stickers
mavora
$12.00 USD
Custom Wedding Favor Sticker  - Birthday or Party Bag Accessory - Sheets of 20 Large Round Stickers with Custom Text
Custom Wedding Favor Sticker - Birthday or Party Bag Accessory - Sheets of 20 Large Round Stickers with Custom Text
mavora
$45.00 USD
DIY Plain Favor Bags - Wedding Baked Goods, Coffee, and Candy Bags - No Design or Printing Included - 25 Bags
DIY Plain Favor Bags - Wedding Baked Goods, Coffee, and Candy Bags - No Design or Printing Included - 25 Bags
mavora
$5.00 USD
Coffee Wedding Favor - Branded: The Perfect Blend - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Coffee Favors  - 20 Bags
Coffee Wedding Favor - Branded: The Perfect Blend - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Coffee Favors - 20 Bags
mavora
$32.50 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
Plastic Zip Coffee Bag - Coffee bag inserts for Ground Coffee Favors - Keeps Coffee Fresh - 20 clear zip bags in each pack
Plastic Zip Coffee Bag - Coffee bag inserts for Ground Coffee Favors - Keeps Coffee Fresh - 20 clear zip bags in each pack
mavora
$7.00 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Cheer and Shout! -  Flower Petal Toss - 20 Kraft Bags
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Cheer and Shout! - Flower Petal Toss - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$12.00 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
Wedding Favor Bags - Doggie Bag - Dog Treat Bag - Customizable from your pet - Birthday, anniversary, parties - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Doggie Bag - Dog Treat Bag - Customizable from your pet - Birthday, anniversary, parties - 20 Bags
mavora
$28.00 USD
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Wedding Snack Bag - Soft Pretzel Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Wedding Snack Bag - Soft Pretzel Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$32.50 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kiss Cheer Toss - Fill with your own Rose and Flower Petals - 20 Kraft Bags
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kiss Cheer Toss - Fill with your own Rose and Flower Petals - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$12.00 USD
Philly Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly Pretzel Favor Bag or Pretzel Stick Bag  - Custom Names and Colors  - 20 Popcorn Bags
Philly Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly Pretzel Favor Bag or Pretzel Stick Bag - Custom Names and Colors - 20 Popcorn Bags
mavora
$29.00 USD
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss in Kraft Brown Color Theme - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss in Kraft Brown Color Theme - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
mavora
$38.00 USD
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Personalized Seed Favors - Let Love Grow  - Seeds included - 30 Packets or more
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Personalized Seed Favors - Let Love Grow - Seeds included - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Toss Me Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Confetti, lavender, petals, rice, wedding exit, send off - 20 Stickers
Toss Me Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Confetti, lavender, petals, rice, wedding exit, send off - 20 Stickers
mavora
$5.50 USD
Wedding Confetti Send Off - Personal Confetti in OCEAN BREEZE - Confetti Toss Packet with Toss Me Sticker - 25 finished confetti packets
Wedding Confetti Send Off - Personal Confetti in OCEAN BREEZE - Confetti Toss Packet with Toss Me Sticker - 25 finished confetti packets
mavora
$38.00 USD
Dried Lavender Bud Send Off - Wedding Reception - Kiss Cheer Toss - Confetti Exit Alternative - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
Dried Lavender Bud Send Off - Wedding Reception - Kiss Cheer Toss - Confetti Exit Alternative - Lavender Toss - 25 finished lavender packets
mavora
$38.00 USD
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - 20 Stickers per pack
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - 20 Stickers per pack
mavora
$6.00 USD
Favor Sticker Seals - TOSS ME - For Confetti and Petal Bags - Wedding Favor Stickers - 20 Kraft or Ivory Stickers
Favor Sticker Seals - TOSS ME - For Confetti and Petal Bags - Wedding Favor Stickers - 20 Kraft or Ivory Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bag - The Perfect Mix - Trail Mix Favor  - Mountain, Camping, Backpacker - Personalized Goody Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Bag - The Perfect Mix - Trail Mix Favor - Mountain, Camping, Backpacker - Personalized Goody Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Bags
mavora
$28.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bag - Candy Favor Bags - Cookie Bag - Take me Home Tonight - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Paper Bags
Wedding Favor Bag - Candy Favor Bags - Cookie Bag - Take me Home Tonight - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Paper Bags
mavora
$28.00 USD
Donut Favor Bag  - Wedding Food Favor - MMM Donuts! - Wax Lined Food Safe Favor Bag - 20 White Doughnut Favor Bags and Stickers included
Donut Favor Bag - Wedding Food Favor - MMM Donuts! - Wax Lined Food Safe Favor Bag - 20 White Doughnut Favor Bags and Stickers included
mavora
$28.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags -  Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy Favor Bag - Vintage Sweet Beginnings Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy Favor Bag - Vintage Sweet Beginnings Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Wedding Bird Seed Toss - Personal Seed Toss Wands - Outdoor Send Off - Reception Exit - Toss Me - Confetti alternative - 25 tubes per pack
Wedding Bird Seed Toss - Personal Seed Toss Wands - Outdoor Send Off - Reception Exit - Toss Me - Confetti alternative - 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$38.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bag - Happy Trails - Trail Mix Favor Bag - Mountain Wedding Favor - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Bag - Happy Trails - Trail Mix Favor Bag - Mountain Wedding Favor - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 Bags
mavora
$28.00 USD
Tomorrow is Going to be the Best Day Ever - Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Favor Bag, Bachelorette Party - Wax Lined Bags - 20 white bags
Tomorrow is Going to be the Best Day Ever - Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Favor Bag, Bachelorette Party - Wax Lined Bags - 20 white bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Sweet Ending to a New Beginning - White - Wax Lined Favor Bags - 20 White Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Sweet Ending to a New Beginning - White - Wax Lined Favor Bags - 20 White Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Printable Wedding Favor Sign - Please Take One - Chalk Board Coffee House Sign - Square Sign Download
Printable Wedding Favor Sign - Please Take One - Chalk Board Coffee House Sign - Square Sign Download
mavora
$2.00 USD
Fun Donut Stickers - Wedding Favors, Party Favor, Birthday, Shower - DONUT - 20 Stickers
Fun Donut Stickers - Wedding Favors, Party Favor, Birthday, Shower - DONUT - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
In Stock - Wedding or Bridal Shower Seed Favor -  Let love grow - wildflower seeds - Watercolor Wreath - Rush, expidited processing
In Stock - Wedding or Bridal Shower Seed Favor - Let love grow - wildflower seeds - Watercolor Wreath - Rush, expidited processing
mavora
$18.00 USD
Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding Favor Bag - Trail Mix , Mountain, Camping, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Hiking, Outdoor, Woods - 20 Kraft Bags
Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding Favor Bag - Trail Mix , Mountain, Camping, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Hiking, Outdoor, Woods - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$28.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bag - Take Me Home  - Baked Good Favor Bag - Cookie Bag - 20 White Favor Bags included
Wedding Favor Bag - Take Me Home - Baked Good Favor Bag - Cookie Bag - 20 White Favor Bags included
mavora
$30.00 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
Salty / Sweet Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Salty and Sweet Sticker Pack - 20 Stickers
Salty / Sweet Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - Salty and Sweet Sticker Pack - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Love so Strong & Love so Sweet - Donut and Coffee Favor Pair - 20 Kraft Grease Resistant Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Love so Strong & Love so Sweet - Donut and Coffee Favor Pair - 20 Kraft Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$32.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bags -  Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy Favor Bag - Vintage Wedding Thank You Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy Favor Bag - Vintage Wedding Thank You Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
mavora
$30.00 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
Lavender Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Personalized - Let Love Grow Seed Pack with Seeds included - Plantable Guest Gift - 30 Packets or more
Lavender Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Personalized - Let Love Grow Seed Pack with Seeds included - Plantable Guest Gift - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
SALE Medium Heart Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
SALE Medium Heart Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
mavora
$4.00 USD
Gold Foil "Sweets for the Road" Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Candy Buffet - Candy Favor Stickers-  24 Stickers
Gold Foil "Sweets for the Road" Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Candy Buffet - Candy Favor Stickers- 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Midnight snack script - White - Wax Lined Bags - 20 White Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Midnight snack script - White - Wax Lined Bags - 20 White Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Wedding Menu Bag  - Bread, Baguette, Silverware, or Candy Bag - Wedding Reception Menu - Birthday - Anniversary - 20 bags per pack
Wedding Menu Bag - Bread, Baguette, Silverware, or Candy Bag - Wedding Reception Menu - Birthday - Anniversary - 20 bags per pack
mavora
$43.00 USD
Thank You Favor Bag - Calligraphy Thanks - Budget Favor Bag - Cookies and Candy Favor  - 20 Bags
Thank You Favor Bag - Calligraphy Thanks - Budget Favor Bag - Cookies and Candy Favor - 20 Bags
mavora
$17.50 USD
Printable Wedding Favor Sign - Coffee Favor Sign - Chalk Board Coffee House Sign - 5x5 Square Sign Download
Printable Wedding Favor Sign - Coffee Favor Sign - Chalk Board Coffee House Sign - 5x5 Square Sign Download
mavora
$2.00 USD

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