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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 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 Bags - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers  - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 wrap bags (tea not included)
Wedding Tea Favor Bags - Romantic Tea Pun - DIY Brown bags and stickers - Thoughtful guest gift - 20 wrap bags (tea not included)
mavora
$15.00 USD
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags (favors not included)
Wedding favor, Doggie bags - Pet Silhouette - 20 wax lined bags (favors not included)
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
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern favor - 20 Bags per Pack (food not included)
Wedding Favor Personalized Popcorn Bags - NYE or Evening Reception - Late Night Eats - Modern favor - 20 Bags per Pack (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Doggie Bag Party Favor - Kraft Paper with Wax Lining - (favors not included) Kids or Puppy Birthday - 10 DIY Bags & Stickers
Doggie Bag Party Favor - Kraft Paper with Wax Lining - (favors not included) Kids or Puppy Birthday - 10 DIY Bags & Stickers
mavora
$10.00 USD
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride & Groom - Custom Food Favor (food not included) - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More to Save
Churro Wedding Favor Bag - Love is Sweet Bride & Groom - Custom Food Favor (food not included) - 20 Popcorn Bags per Pack - Buy More to 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 (favors not included)
Wedding Favor Doggie Bag - Gift from Your Pet - Ultimate Dog Lover's Ceremony - 20 Bags (favors not included)
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
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
RESERVED for Lindsay
RESERVED for Lindsay
mavora
$20.00 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
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - 20 Stickers
Home Baker Stickers - Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Goodness - 20 Stickers
mavora
$6.00 USD
Popping By Bag - Personalized Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag - Custom Names and Colors  - 20 Popcorn Bags (food not included)
Popping By Bag - Personalized Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Wedding Favor Bag - Custom Names and Colors - 20 Popcorn Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Wedding Send Off - Lavender Bud Exit - 25 Pre-made Toss Packets
Wedding Send Off - Lavender Bud Exit - 25 Pre-made Toss Packets
mavora
$44.00 USD
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Favor Bag - Bag for Soft Pretzel - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
Pretzel Wedding Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Favor Bag - Bag for Soft Pretzel - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 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
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
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
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags (favors not included)
Trail Mix Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Wedding or Shower Favor - 5 Kraft Budget Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$3.00 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
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
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
Hot Cocoa Favor Bag - Personalized Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Bags (cocoa not included)
Hot Cocoa Favor Bag - Personalized Wedding, anniversary, engagement party favors - Better Together - 20 Kraft Bags (cocoa not included)
mavora
$28.50 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
Small Petal Toss - Personalized Wedding Toss Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
Small Petal Toss - Personalized Wedding Toss Bags - Pack of 20 Medium Size Glassine Bags
mavora
$36.00 USD
Dog Lover's Wedding Favors - Doggie Treats / People Treats Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (favors not included)
Dog Lover's Wedding Favors - Doggie Treats / People Treats Bag - 20 Grease Resistant Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Cake Box Stickers - Personalized Wedding Favor - To Go Cupcake Favor - 24 Stickers Only
Cake Box Stickers - Personalized Wedding Favor - To Go Cupcake Favor - 24 Stickers Only
mavora
$12.00 USD
Wedding favor bags - Love and Cookies design - White Grease Resistant Baked Goods Bags - 20 per pack (favors not included)
Wedding favor bags - Love and Cookies design - White Grease Resistant Baked Goods Bags - 20 per pack (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 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
$16.00 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
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding, Party, Shower Favors  - 20 Kraft Stickers
Thank You Favor Stickers - Wedding, Party, Shower Favors - 20 Kraft Stickers
mavora
$6.50 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
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
Wedding Favor Coffee Bags - The Perfect Blend - Quick, Budget Bride  - 20 pre-made Bags (coffee not included)
Wedding Favor Coffee Bags - The Perfect Blend - Quick, Budget Bride - 20 pre-made Bags (coffee not included)
mavora
$17.50 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
$1.00 USD
Kraft Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Outdoor lovers - 20 Flat Kraft Bags (favors not included)
Kraft Wedding Favor Bags - Let the Adventure Begin - Outdoor lovers - 20 Flat Kraft Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$1.00 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
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Wedding Favors - 20 Labels
Spread the Love Stickers - Ball Jam Jar Labels - Homemade Jelly Wedding Favors - 20 Labels
mavora
$6.00 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
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
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly or Pretzel Stick Favor Bag - custom names  - 20 Bags (food not included)
Personalized Pretzel Bag - We tied the knot - Tall Philly or Pretzel Stick Favor Bag - custom names - 20 Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Personalized Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your tea favor, winter wedding - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
Personalized Wedding Tea Envelopes - Romantic Tea Pun - Bags & stickers for your tea favor, winter wedding - 20 envelopes (tea not included)
mavora
$36.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Goody Bag - Take Me Home Tonight - 20 Wax Lined Paper (food not included)
Wedding Favor Bags - Personalized Goody Bag - Take Me Home Tonight - 20 Wax Lined Paper (food not included)
mavora
$30.00 USD
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta (food not included)
Churro Bag - Love is Sweet - Spanish Favor - El Amor Es Dulce - 5 paper bags - Wedding, Engagement, Party, Fiesta (food not included)
mavora
$3.00 USD
Wedding Favor Bag - Coffee House Design - 20 Personalized Food Safe Bags
Wedding Favor Bag - Coffee House Design - 20 Personalized Food Safe Bags
mavora
$28.50 USD
Wedding Favor Personalized Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Buffet or Candy Stick Bag  - 20 white Bags per Pack (food not included)
Wedding Favor Personalized Candy Bags - Favorite People Thank You - Buffet or Candy Stick Bag - 20 white Bags per Pack (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 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 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
Soft Pretzel Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Wedding Bag - 20 Customized Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
Soft Pretzel Favor Bags - We Tied the Knot - Personalized Wedding Bag - 20 Customized Grease Resistant Bags (food not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Memorial, Celebration of Life, Wildflower Keepsake - Remembering Loved Ones, Plantable favor gift - 30 packets or more
Memorial, Celebration of Life, Wildflower Keepsake - Remembering Loved Ones, Plantable favor gift - 30 packets or more
mavora
$60.00 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
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags  - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas  - 20 kraft Food Bags (favors not included)
Wedding Favor Tea and Coffee Bags - Budget Favor - Winter Wedding Ideas - 20 kraft Food Bags (favors not included)
mavora
$17.50 USD
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
Wedding Favor - Perfect Blend Stamp Design - Personalized Whole Bean Bag - 20 Bags (coffee not included)
mavora
$1.00 USD
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
Gold Foil COFFEE Stickers - Wedding Favor Seal - 24 Stickers
mavora
$6.50 USD

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