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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 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
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
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
Wedding Favor Bags  - Love is Sweet Design with Arrow - Wax Lined Favor Bag - Great for cookies! - 20 White Favor Bags included
Wedding Favor Bags - Love is Sweet Design with Arrow - Wax Lined Favor Bag - Great for cookies! - 20 White Favor Bags included
mavora
$30.00 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
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 Coffee Bag - The Perfect Blend - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Coffee Bag - The Perfect Blend - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - 20 Bags
mavora
$32.50 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
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
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
Hostess Bags - Bread stick, silverware, table setting, friends, family, dinner party, decor - White tall bag - 10 pack
Hostess Bags - Bread stick, silverware, table setting, friends, family, dinner party, decor - White tall bag - 10 pack
mavora
$5.50 USD
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors -  24 Stickers
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors - 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
Lavender Wedding Toss - Dried Lavender Wands  - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Petal Toss - Toss me Tags included - 25 tubes per pack
Lavender Wedding Toss - Dried Lavender Wands - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Petal Toss - Toss me Tags included - 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$44.00 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
Gold Foil "His & Her Favorite" Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Candy Buffet - Candy Favor or Drink Stickers-  24 Stickers
Gold Foil "His & Her Favorite" Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Candy Buffet - Candy Favor or Drink Stickers- 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 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
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 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
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
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
Candy Buffet Bag - Sweet Ending to a New Beginning - Wax Lined Cookie, Candy, Baked goods - Budget Wedding Favors - 20 White wax lined Bags
Candy Buffet Bag - Sweet Ending to a New Beginning - Wax Lined Cookie, Candy, Baked goods - Budget Wedding Favors - 20 White wax lined Bags
mavora
$20.00 USD
Popping By Thank You Bag - Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag  - Custom Names and Colors  - 20 Popcorn Bags
Popping By Thank You Bag - Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag - Custom Names and Colors - 20 Popcorn Bags
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
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
Coffee Wedding Favor Bag - The Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Printed Whole Bean Bag - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - 20 Bags
Coffee Wedding Favor Bag - The Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Printed Whole Bean Bag - Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - 20 Bags
mavora
$32.50 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
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Country Calligraphy Names - Great Candy Buffet Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 pack
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Country Calligraphy Names - Great Candy Buffet Bag - Flat Kraft Bags - 20 pack
mavora
$28.00 USD
Wedding Favor Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Candy Buffet or Candy Bar Bag  - 20 white Bags in each Pack
Wedding Favor Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Candy Buffet or Candy Bar Bag - 20 white Bags in each Pack
mavora
$29.00 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
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
Poppy Seed Wedding Favors - Personalized Bag and Seeds included - Wild Poppy Blend - 30 Packets or more
Poppy Seed Wedding Favors - Personalized Bag and Seeds included - Wild Poppy Blend - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Wedding Favor Coffee Bag - Newlywed Blend - Budget Favor Bag - Coffee Favors  - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Coffee Bag - Newlywed Blend - Budget Favor Bag - Coffee Favors - 20 Bags
mavora
$17.50 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
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 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
Trail Mix  Wedding Favor Bags - The Perfect Mix - White Wax Lined Favor Bag - Mountain Lovers - 20 White Favor Bags included
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - The Perfect Mix - White Wax Lined Favor Bag - Mountain Lovers - 20 White Favor Bags included
mavora
$30.00 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
Additional Design Time
Additional Design Time
mavora
$12.50 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
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Wild Flower Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Let Love Grow - Personalized Bag with Wild Flower Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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 Favor Bags - Inked Names - Wonderful Day - Candy or Cookie Bag - 20 White Favor Bags included
Wedding Favor Bags - Inked Names - Wonderful Day - Candy or Cookie Bag - 20 White Favor Bags included
mavora
$30.00 USD
Wedding Favor Coffee Bags - The Perfect Blend - Coffee Kits - 24 Bags + Stickers
Wedding Favor Coffee Bags - The Perfect Blend - Coffee Kits - 24 Bags + Stickers
mavora
$32.75 USD
Confetti Program Bag - Kraft Paper - Alternative Wedding Program - No Fuss Program Option -  Marriage Confetti Toss - 20 Bags per pack
Confetti Program Bag - Kraft Paper - Alternative Wedding Program - No Fuss Program Option - Marriage Confetti Toss - 20 Bags per pack
mavora
$31.00 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
Donut Favor Bag  - Wedding Food - Donut Bar, Buffet - Wax Lined - Birthday, Shower, Party, Graduation - 20 White Doughnut Bags & Stickers
Donut Favor Bag - Wedding Food - Donut Bar, Buffet - Wax Lined - Birthday, Shower, Party, Graduation - 20 White Doughnut Bags & Stickers
mavora
$28.00 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
Gold Foil TOSS ME Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Toss Bag DIY-  24 Stickers
Gold Foil TOSS ME Stickers - Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Toss Bag DIY- 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD
Vintage Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Give, Love, Grow, Bloom - Personalized Bag with Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
Vintage Seed Packet Wedding Favors - Give, Love, Grow, Bloom - Personalized Bag with Seeds - Seed Favor - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Nut Buffet Bag -  Love is Nuts! - roasted nut favor - herb nut favor -  20 kraft Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Nut Buffet Bag - Love is Nuts! - roasted nut favor - herb nut favor - 20 kraft Bags
mavora
$32.50 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
SALE Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag  - 20 Kraft Bags
SALE Thankful for You Favor Bags - Thanksgiving Dinner or Wedding Favor - Candy Bar or Treat Bag - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$12.00 USD
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kiss Cheer Toss - Aisle Exit - Confetti, Leaf  - Mock Program - Tall white paper bags  - 20 White Bags included
Wedding Petal Toss Bag - Kiss Cheer Toss - Aisle Exit - Confetti, Leaf - Mock Program - Tall white paper bags - 20 White Bags included
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 20 Kraft Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 20 Kraft Bags
mavora
$15.00 USD
Personal Confetti Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss in GLAM MIX Theme - Confetti Toss - Reception Exit - 25 finished confetti packets
Personal Confetti Wedding Send Off - Exit Toss in GLAM MIX Theme - Confetti Toss - Reception Exit - 25 finished confetti packets
mavora
$38.00 USD
Wedding Rice Toss - Personal White Rice Wands - Outdoor Send Off - Reception Exit - Toss Me - Confetti alternative - 25 tubes per pack
Wedding Rice Toss - Personal White Rice Wands - Outdoor Send Off - Reception Exit - Toss Me - Confetti alternative - 25 tubes per pack
mavora
$38.50 USD
Baby Shower Coffee Favor - Cafe Au Bebe - Small Kraft Bags - French Theme Shower - Bee Design - 20 Kraft Paper Favor Bags
Baby Shower Coffee Favor - Cafe Au Bebe - Small Kraft Bags - French Theme Shower - Bee Design - 20 Kraft Paper Favor Bags
mavora
$28.50 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

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