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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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The Perfect Blend Coffee Favor Bags  - Paper Coffee Bean Wrap - Custom DIY Wedding Favor - 20 Kraft Wedding food Bags
The Perfect Blend Coffee Favor Bags - Paper Coffee Bean Wrap - Custom DIY Wedding Favor - 20 Kraft Wedding food Bags
mavora
$28.50 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
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
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
$12.00 USD
Calligraphy Names - Personalized Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
Calligraphy Names - Personalized Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
$12.00 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
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
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
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
Wedding Send Off Photography Prop, Lavender Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - 25 personal tubes
Wedding Send Off Photography Prop, Lavender Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - 25 personal tubes
mavora
$48.00 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
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
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
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
Memorial Seed Favors - DIY Printed Glassine Bags - Customize with your Poem - Celebration of life - Pack of 20
Memorial Seed Favors - DIY Printed Glassine Bags - Customize with your Poem - Celebration of life - Pack of 20
mavora
$18.00 USD
Doggie Bag Party Favor - Kraft Paper with Wax Lining - Kids or Puppy Birthday - 10 DIY Bags & Stickers
Doggie Bag Party Favor - Kraft Paper with Wax Lining - Kids or Puppy Birthday - 10 DIY Bags & Stickers
mavora
$10.00 USD
Our Humans just got Married! - Personalized Doggie Bag - Custom Printed Wax Lined Favor Bags - 20
Our Humans just got Married! - Personalized Doggie Bag - Custom Printed Wax Lined Favor Bags - 20
mavora
$30.00 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
$12.00 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
Happy Trails - Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bag - Mountain Lover - Personalized Camping Theme - 20 Kraft Bags
Happy Trails - Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bag - Mountain Lover - Personalized Camping Theme - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$1.00 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
$20.00 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
Medium Paw Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
Medium Paw Sticker Seals - Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag or Envelope Accessory - 24 Stickers
mavora
$5.20 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
$12.00 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
Party Favor Tea Bags - Par TEA - Bags and stickers - DIY Favor Project - tea bag, tea party, winter, alice wonderland - 20 envelopes
Party Favor Tea Bags - Par TEA - Bags and stickers - DIY Favor Project - tea bag, tea party, winter, alice wonderland - 20 envelopes
mavora
$11.00 USD
Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - We Do Design - Rose Petal or Confetti Exit Shower - Pack of 20 glassine bags
Toss Bags - DIY Wedding Exit - We Do Design - Rose Petal or Confetti Exit Shower - Pack of 20 glassine bags
mavora
$12.00 USD
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - Poppin' - Buy More and Save - Buffet or Fresh Popcorn Bag  - 20 white Bags per Pack
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - Poppin' - Buy More and Save - Buffet or Fresh Popcorn Bag - 20 white Bags per Pack
mavora
$20.00 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
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
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
Wedding Menu Bag - Personalized Simple Calligraphy Font - Custom Menu Baguette - Wax Lined
Wedding Menu Bag - Personalized Simple Calligraphy Font - Custom Menu Baguette - Wax Lined
mavora
$61.50 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
His Favorite & Her Favorite Wedding Favor Stickers - Pack of 20
His Favorite & Her Favorite Wedding Favor Stickers - Pack of 20
mavora
$6.50 USD
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags  - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas  - 20 kraft Food Bags
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas - 20 kraft Food Bags
mavora
$17.50 USD
Wedding Seed Invitations - Sow in Love - Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
Wedding Seed Invitations - Sow in Love - Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Amor es Dulce - Personalized Food Favor - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More and Save
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Amor es Dulce - Personalized Food Favor - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More and Save
mavora
$20.00 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
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
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
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
Kraft Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Outdoor lovers - 20 Flat Kraft Bags
Kraft Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Outdoor lovers - 20 Flat Kraft Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD
Printed Bee Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Small Paper gift bags -  10 pack
Printed Bee Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Small Paper gift bags - 10 pack
mavora
$5.50 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
$12.00 USD
Wedding Seed Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
Wedding Seed Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
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
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags
mavora
$24.00 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
Wedding Confetti Send Off - HOORAY! - Easy Tear Personal Size Confetti Toss - 25 finished packets
Wedding Confetti Send Off - HOORAY! - Easy Tear Personal Size Confetti Toss - 25 finished packets
mavora
$42.00 USD
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favors - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favors - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Seeds INCLUDED - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
$12.00 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
$12.00 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
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
Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Favor Bar
Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Favor Bar
mavora
$2.00 USD
Soft Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Favor - Knot Tied - Wedding Snack Bag - Food Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
Soft Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Favor - Knot Tied - Wedding Snack Bag - Food Favor - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$1.00 USD

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