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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 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
Wax Lined Paper Favor Bags - Wedding or Shower Favor Bags - Trail Mix Treat Bag - Let the Adventure Begin - 5 White Candy Bags
Wax Lined Paper Favor Bags - Wedding or Shower Favor Bags - Trail Mix Treat Bag - Let the Adventure Begin - 5 White Candy 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
$44.00 USD
Wedding Sprinkle Send Off - Personal size Toss Pack - Rainbow Sprinkle Candy Toss - Confetti Toss Alternative - 25 finished packets
Wedding Sprinkle Send Off - Personal size Toss Pack - Rainbow Sprinkle Candy Toss - Confetti Toss Alternative - 25 finished packets
mavora
$36.00 USD
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - Gold, Kraft, White - 20 Stickers
His/Hers Wedding Favor Stickers - Wedding Favors, Shower Favors - His Favorite // Her Favorite - Gold, Kraft, White - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 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 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 Coffee Favor - All you need is Love & Coffee - Paper Coffee Bean Wrap - DIY Favor - 20 Kraft Wedding food Bags
Wedding Coffee Favor - All you need is Love & Coffee - Paper Coffee Bean Wrap - DIY Favor - 20 Kraft Wedding food Bags
mavora
$28.50 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
$44.00 USD
Doggie Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kids and Puppies Birthday - Candy Bag - 12 Kraft Bags
Doggie Bag - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Kids and Puppies Birthday - Candy Bag - 12 Kraft Bags
mavora
$14.00 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
Sweet Beginnings Wedding Favor Bags -  Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy, Donut Favor Bag - Vintage Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
Sweet Beginnings Wedding Favor Bags - Wedding Cookie Bag, Candy, Donut Favor Bag - Vintage Script - White Wax Lined Bags - 20 Favor Bags
mavora
$30.00 USD
Donut Favor Bags - Wedding Food Favor Idea  - Glazed and Delicious Doughnut - Reception Favor Bag -  5 White - Wax lined Favor Bags
Donut Favor Bags - Wedding Food Favor Idea - Glazed and Delicious Doughnut - Reception Favor Bag - 5 White - Wax lined Favor Bags
mavora
$5.00 USD
Personalized Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative  - Petal Send Off - Gold Foil Label - Happily Ever After + Names - 25 Tubes
Personalized Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - Petal Send Off - Gold Foil Label - Happily Ever After + Names - 25 Tubes
mavora
$38.00 USD
Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative  - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Gold Foil Label - Happily Ever After + Names - 25 tubes
Lavender Wedding Toss Wands - Confetti Alternative - Outdoor Petal Send Off - Gold Foil Label - Happily Ever After + Names - 25 tubes
mavora
$38.00 USD
Popcorn Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor - Rustic Gold Design - Popcorn Favors - Custom Names and Date - 20 Popcorn Bags in each Pack
Popcorn Favor Bags - Personalized Wedding Favor - Rustic Gold Design - Popcorn Favors - Custom Names and Date - 20 Popcorn Bags in each Pack
mavora
$20.00 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
Popcorn Favor Bags - Country Branch Design -  Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Party Favor - 5 Tall White bags in each Pack
Popcorn Favor Bags - Country Branch Design - Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Party Favor - 5 Tall White bags in each Pack
mavora
$3.00 USD
Dog Lover's Wedding - Doggie Treats - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Paper Bag for Cookies and Baked Goods - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
Dog Lover's Wedding - Doggie Treats - Personalized Wedding Favor Bag - Paper Bag for Cookies and Baked Goods - 20 Grease Resistant Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Program Bag with for Confetti Toss  - Customized - Country Wedding - Short Order of Service  - Aisle Toss  - 20 Kraft Brown Bags (40 Min)
Program Bag with for Confetti Toss - Customized - Country Wedding - Short Order of Service - Aisle Toss - 20 Kraft Brown Bags (40 Min)
mavora
$60.00 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
$6.50 USD
Wedding Send Off Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Please Take One
Wedding Send Off Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Please Take One
mavora
$2.00 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
$20.00 USD
Lavender Toss - Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Lavender Send off
Lavender Toss - Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Lavender Send off
mavora
$5.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
mavora
$3.00 USD
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
mavora
$3.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Kraft Paper Favor Bags - Love is Sweet have a Treat - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Bags
mavora
$3.00 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 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
$20.00 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
The Perfect Mix Wedding Favor Stickers - Outdoor, Backpacker Wedding, Shower Favors - Kraft Trail Mix DIY Favors - 24 Stickers
The Perfect Mix Wedding Favor Stickers - Outdoor, Backpacker Wedding, Shower Favors - Kraft Trail Mix DIY Favors - 24 Stickers
mavora
$12.00 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 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
Love so Sweet - Wedding Favor Bags - Candy, Doughnut, or Cookie Bag - Love is Sweet - 20 White Wax Lined Baked Goods Favor Bags
Love so Sweet - Wedding Favor Bags - Candy, Doughnut, or Cookie Bag - Love is Sweet - 20 White Wax Lined Baked Goods Favor Bags
mavora
$30.00 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
Love and Coffee - Whole Bean Wedding Favor Bags - Thank You Gift - Mr & Mrs - Budget Coffee Favors - 20 Kraft brown Bags
Love and Coffee - Whole Bean Wedding Favor Bags - Thank You Gift - Mr & Mrs - Budget Coffee Favors - 20 Kraft brown Bags
mavora
$17.50 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 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
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
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
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
$42.00 USD
Sprinkle Stick Toss Wands - Confetti, Rice, Alternative  - Rainbow Wedding Exit - Gold Foil - Custom Names - 25 individual send off tubes
Sprinkle Stick Toss Wands - Confetti, Rice, Alternative - Rainbow Wedding Exit - Gold Foil - Custom Names - 25 individual send off tubes
mavora
$38.00 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 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
$38.00 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
Creative Wedding Program Idea - Paper Airplane - Teacher - School Note Theme - Prefolded and Ready to Fly -  20 per pack (40 Min)
Creative Wedding Program Idea - Paper Airplane - Teacher - School Note Theme - Prefolded and Ready to Fly - 20 per pack (40 Min)
mavora
$54.00 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
Lavender Bud Wedding Send Off - Best Wishes for the Mr Mrs - Purple - Confetti Alternative - Petal Toss - 25 finished tossing packets
Lavender Bud Wedding Send Off - Best Wishes for the Mr Mrs - Purple - Confetti Alternative - Petal Toss - 25 finished tossing packets
mavora
$42.00 USD
Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Take Me Home Tonight!
Favor Sign - Printable - DIY Wedding Signage - Take Me Home Tonight!
mavora
$2.00 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
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
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Bee Design, Meant to Bee - Design Style 2 - Plantable Gift - 30 Packets or more
Wildflower Seed Wedding Favor Packets - Let Love Bloom, Bee Design, Meant to Bee - Design Style 2 - Plantable Gift - 30 Packets or more
mavora
$75.00 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
$42.00 USD
Gold Foil THE PERFECT BLEND Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Coffee Bag Seals - Wedding Favors -  24 Stickers in each pack
Gold Foil THE PERFECT BLEND Stickers - Wedding Favor, Shower, Coffee Bag Seals - Wedding Favors - 24 Stickers in each pack
mavora
$6.50 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
Donut Wedding Favor - Grease Resistant Doughnut Bags - Do-nut leave with out a treat - Personalized Bag - pack of 20
Donut Wedding Favor - Grease Resistant Doughnut Bags - Do-nut leave with out a treat - Personalized Bag - pack of 20
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 - Doggie Bag - Dog Treat Bag - Customizable from your pet - Puppy Wedding - Birthday, anniversary, parties - 20 Bags
Wedding Favor Bags - Doggie Bag - Dog Treat Bag - Customizable from your pet - Puppy Wedding - Birthday, anniversary, parties - 20 Bags
mavora
$20.00 USD
Kraft Brown Bee Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Bumble Bee Design - Small Paper gift bags -  10 pack
Kraft Brown Bee Bags - Wedding, Birthday, Baby, Party Favor Bag - Bumble Bee Design - Small Paper gift bags - 10 pack
mavora
$5.50 USD
The Perfect Blend Coffee Favor - Bee Themed Calligraphy - Kraft Wedding Favors - Bridal Shower, Reception - 20 Kraft Paper Favor Bags
The Perfect Blend Coffee Favor - Bee Themed Calligraphy - Kraft Wedding Favors - Bridal Shower, Reception - 20 Kraft Paper Favor Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD

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