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Last Day of Pre-Holiday Sale!

by abby on November 30, 2011 | Comment

Today is the last day of the Pre-Holiday Sale. Don’t miss out on this great deal to save money. It’s so easy to save!

Spend $20 or more and you’ll receive a coupon code to save 15% on your next purchase at the AbbyDora Design Etsy store.

Here are several holiday ideas to start you thinking…

HANDMADE PAPER GARLANDS
christmas gold paper garland
handmade paper streamer

HANDMADE PAPER ORNAMENTS
paper holiday ornament
handmade holiday ornament

SEND HOLIDAY SMILES AND GOOD CHEER WITH OUR HOLIDAY CARDS:
Blue Winter had holiday card
Hanukkah handmade card
funny holiday red birds

MAKE A NEW MOM HAPPY WITH A CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATION PRINT:
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Stop by our shop to see the full collection of holiday items and children’s illustrations. If you already have an idea in mind for a holiday card, garland, or a piece of art, let us know! We would be happy to create a custom design or illustration just for you.

Cyber Monday Sale

by abby on November 28, 2011 | Comment

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AbbyDora Design is offering an extra discount today only!

Save 15% on all our products by using the coupon code SNOW15 when checking out at our ETSY shop from 7am till 11pm.
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Stock up on your holiday cards, ornaments, and garlands! Or maybe you are looking for a great piece of art to decorate a child’s room or nursery? Either way AbbyDora Design has you covered this holiday season.

Happy shopping!

Holiday Savings!

by abby on November 25, 2011 | Comment


Ready, Set, Shop!

Save on your holiday Christmas and Hannukkah cards. Save on your garlands and ornament decorations. Save on prints of children’s art. There are so many ways to save!

Just buy $20 or more at AbbyDora Design today and receive a coupon to save 15% on your next order! AbbyDora Design can help make this holiday season the best it has ever been.

Happy shopping!

2011 Fall Newsletter

by abby on November 22, 2011 | Comment

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Are you in the loop on the latest news from AbbyDora Design? Would you like to be? Then send us an email and we’ll add your name and email address to our every-other monthly newsletter mailing list!

The 2011 Fall Newsletter is now available and its filled with great tips on how to make this holiday season your best. Inside this issue you’ll find several reasons to send holiday smiles with our 2011 Christmas and Chanukah card collections. You’ll be introduced to great decorating ideas with our handmade paper garlands and ornaments. Then you get a fun sneak peak at The Drawing Table to see the latest piece of art created in the studio.

As the holiday season begins this week, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with family and friends—oh and good food!

PRE-HOLIDAY SALE REMINDER

by abby on November 18, 2011 | Comment

There’s a great sale going on at AbbyDora Design. It’s only happening until November 30th, so don’t delay!

Buy $20 or more and receive a coupon code for 15% off your next purchase.

It’s simple to cash in on this deal. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Buy 2 holiday card sets, you get the coupon:
handmade blue red holiday cards
Holly watercolor card

Or maybe you want to decorate your tree with a handmade paper garland?
Buy 2 garlands and you’ll receive the coupon, too!
handmade paper streamer
gold floral holiday decoration

Gift a piece of nursery art to a new mom this holiday season and your own holiday purchase could be discounted!
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Add on gift tags and ornaments to your shopping bag and reward yourself with a coupon on your next order.
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handmade paper ornament
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With over 85 items to choose from, there are so many ways to give yourself a 15% off coupon at the AbbyDora Design shop. Perhaps it’s time to do a little weekend shopping? Hmmmmm?

Penguin Christmas Cards

by abby on November 15, 2011 | Comment

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Send smiles and good cheer this holiday season with my new Holiday Penguin cards!

The three penguin cards feature original watercolor illustrations and interior holiday greetings in decorative red type. These holiday cards and many more are available at my Etsy shop.
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And as always, you can purchase the Mixed Holiday Penguin box set, which gives you 2 designs of each card.
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Need more of a specific penguin design? Send me an email and I can set up a custom order just for you. Act fast and take advantage of my PRE-HOLIDAY SALE going on! If you buy $20+ you will receive a coupon for 15% off your next purchase. It’s a great way to save on your holiday shopping.

Snowflake Holiday Party

by abby on November 11, 2011 | Comment

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I was inspired to write about my snowflake collections because it actually snowed this morning here in upstate New York. Mentally, I’m not quite ready for it, but in a few weeks a little holiday snow would be just the right festive touch.

You can add the same festive touch to your own holiday party by throwing a snowflake themed event! Start by sending out snowflake pattern invitations. Our snowflakes notecards work wonderfully as invitations. They are paired with metallic envelopes that offer a bit of magical shimmer to the falling snow. We have a couple of sets for you to consider.
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Continue to add touches of blues and snow to doorways, mantles, or banisters with our 8 foot long snowflake garlands.
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Our snowflake paper ornaments work great for door prizes, napkin rings, or even as gift toppers. Each one is handmade, so every ornament is slightly different!
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blue christmas ornament
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With the help of AbbyDora Design you can host a wonderful snowflake holiday party that’s fun, easy, and beautiful! If you have additional snowflake inspired ideas, we would be happy to create custom designs just for you. Cheers!

Paper and Pumpkin Pie

by abby on November 8, 2011 | Comment

Over the weekend D and I hosted our 2nd annual Friends’ Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because the point of the holiday is to gather together with family and friends.

Our Thanksgiving weekend was not to disappoint. We had an amazing selection of food and the laughs just kept coming. One of the dishes I contributed was the classic, Pumpkin Pie. I wanted to make it my own so I found inspiration from my Thanksgiving stationery and added hand cut dough leaves around the pie crust and on placed a few on top too.

Here’s my inspiration:
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And here’s the final result:
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Adding leaves to the pie was a great way to pull together the theme of the party. I was very proud of this festive pie. It looked lovely sitting on the dessert table and even more importantly, it was delicious—just ask D. He’s had a slice of it every night since Saturday!

Pre-Holiday Sale

by abby on November 4, 2011 | Comment

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Need a little motivation to start on your holiday shopping? Well how about saving a few bucks and picking up handmade gifts!

AbbyDora Design is offering a pre-holiday sale starting today. If you spend $20 or more you will receive a coupon code for 15% your next purchase at my Etsy online store.

Winter Hat handlettering notecard

Buy two holiday boxsets of cards, you get the coupon.
Buy one 8″ x 10″ print, you get the coupon.
Buy a garland and a box of note cards, you get the coupon.
There are so many ways to save!

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By shopping with AbbyDora Design you are not only getting unique gifts, but you are also supporting a local artist and small business owner this holiday season. I create, print, and package all my paper goods here in my Rochester, New York studio. Cheers!

Font Finds: Delicious Type

by abby on November 1, 2011 | Comment

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November first marks the start of the holiday season in my mind. It’s the time to decorate your home for the holidays, but more importantly its time to get those ovens warming and your baking tins ready! It’s the season for homemade baked goodies! I know that Thanksgiving isn’t really Thanksgiving without my mom’s Pumpkins cookies and her Pumpkin Pie. I can already see the filled cookie jar waiting for me….

To celebrate the baking season, I’ve collected three fonts that remind me of that same handmade love. These fonts would also work wonderfully as the typefaces for your labels or notes that get attached to the holiday goody bags.

MISHKA
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Mishka is our first homemade goody font find. It’s a lovely retro-esque scriptface. I adore the elegant loops and swashes, but it’s not over done and the letterforms are still very legible. There just something very friendly and approachable about this typeface.

RHYTHM ONE
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Rhythm One is our second treat for the day. It’s another script but this one is slightly more formal, even a touch metropolitan. I think it the geometric letterforms and the pointed serifs that give it this formality. Do you have a fancy dessert to gift? A note or label in this font would add the right amount of elegance.

POPULAIRE
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Populaire is our icing on the cake. We are back to another friendly font, but this one is a sans serif typeface. Often sans serif fonts are cold and without much personality. However, Populaire is filled with character! The letterforms have little nuances that create a hand drawn look and feel. The condense letterforms offer you more bang for your buck when using this typeface on smaller baked good labels as well.

Well, we tasted three delicious typefaces today. I hope this gets your appetite ready for the next couple of months of delicious holiday type and treats.