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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Table Setting Decor - SO GRATEFUL - Thanksgiving Holiday Hostess - Bread or Silverware Bag - Packs of 5 white Bags
Thanksgiving Dinner Table Setting Decor - SO GRATEFUL - Thanksgiving Holiday Hostess - Bread or Silverware Bag - Packs of 5 white Bags
mavora
$3.00 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 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
$1.00 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
$1.00 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
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride and Groom - Custom Candy or Popcorn Food Favor - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More and Save
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride and Groom - Custom Candy or Popcorn Food Favor - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More and Save
mavora
$1.00 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
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
Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag - Pack of 5 Wax Lined Bags
Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag - Pack of 5 Wax Lined Bags
mavora
$3.00 USD
SALE Wedding Favor Stickers - Medium Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag Accessory - Enjoy Design - 24 Brown Kraft Stickers
SALE Wedding Favor Stickers - Medium Easy Peel Wedding Favor Bag Accessory - Enjoy Design - 24 Brown Kraft Stickers
mavora
$4.00 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
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 Seed Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender
Wedding Seed Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Seeds Included - Wildflower or Lavender
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
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
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
Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag  - Packs of 5 Kraft Bags
Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag - Packs of 5 Kraft Bags
mavora
$3.00 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
$1.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$1.00 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
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
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Sunflowers - Personalized Bag with Sunflower Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Sunflowers - Personalized Bag with Sunflower Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
Merry Christmas to You - Holiday Favor Bags  - Calligraphy Christmas Decor for your Celebration - 5 Kraft Bags included
Merry Christmas to You - Holiday Favor Bags - Calligraphy Christmas Decor for your Celebration - 5 Kraft Bags included
mavora
$3.00 USD
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - 20 Stickers
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.00 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
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
Happy Trails Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Trail Mix Favors - 24 Large Stickers
Happy Trails Wedding Favor Stickers - DIY Trail Mix Favors - 24 Large Stickers
mavora
$12.00 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
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
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
Halloween Wedding Favor Bags - Donut, candy, or cookie bag - Till Death Do We Part - Wax Lined - 20 Black bags
Halloween Wedding Favor Bags - Donut, candy, or cookie bag - Till Death Do We Part - Wax Lined - 20 Black bags
mavora
$30.00 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
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
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
$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
Wedding Confetti Bags - Party Time! Cue the Confetti - Graduation, Celebration, Wedding Exit - Pack of 20 Small Size
Wedding Confetti Bags - Party Time! Cue the Confetti - Graduation, Celebration, Wedding Exit - Pack of 20 Small Size
mavora
$14.00 USD
Wedding Toss Lavender Sachets - Outdoor Venue and Earth Friendly - Pack of 20
Wedding Toss Lavender Sachets - Outdoor Venue and Earth Friendly - Pack of 20
mavora
$36.00 USD
Let Love Grow Wild - Personalized Favor with Seeds INCLUDED - Lavender or Wildflower - 30 Packets or more
Let Love Grow Wild - Personalized Favor with Seeds INCLUDED - Lavender or Wildflower - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$100.00 USD
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Lavender Exit - 25 easy tear lavender packets
Dried Lavender for your Wedding Send Off - Lavender Exit - 25 easy tear lavender packets
mavora
$48.00 USD
Thanksgiving Dinner Table Setting - Give Thanks Menu - Bread or Silverware Bag - Packs of 5 Kraft Bags
Thanksgiving Dinner Table Setting - Give Thanks Menu - Bread or Silverware Bag - Packs of 5 Kraft Bags
mavora
$3.00 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
Popping By Thank You Bag - Personalized Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag  - Custom Names and Colors  - 20 Popcorn Bags
Popping By Thank You Bag - Personalized Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag - Custom Names and Colors - 20 Popcorn Bags
mavora
$1.00 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
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Personalized - Let Love Bloom, Bee Design, Meant to Bee - Kraft Plantable Gift - 30 Packets or more
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Personalized - Let Love Bloom, Bee Design, Meant to Bee - Kraft Plantable Gift - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD

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