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Happy Spring!

by abby on March 20, 2012 | Comment

easter decorations streamer

Happy first day of Spring!
Yesterday I saw bright green shoots of Crocus poking out of the ground and this morning I heard birds chirping outside my studio!  Ah Spring, it feels so good.

I am so inspired by Spring. I love that color comes back to the natural world and I think you can see this joy in my new spring products.

unique flower mom cards

For those of you in the Rochester, NY area, this FRIDAY MARCH 23 from 10am-4pm I’ll be participating at RIT’s Spring Art Festival. I hope you will stop by my booth to browse my unique handmade greeting cards and notecard box sets. I’ll be featuring Easter cards, Mother’s Day cards, and my cute Bug and Wild Flower note cards sets.  I’ll also have have my 3-demensional handmade party garlands in all sorts of spring colors and patterns.  And of course, there will be lots of digital prints of my children’s illustrations too. Support a local upstate New York artist and come visit the AbbyDora Design booth!

Easter Colors

by abby on March 13, 2012 | Comment

handmade paper party decorations

Here’s a little preview on a few Easter garlands I’m creating! Don’t you just love the pastel colors? They make me instantly happy. I can’t wait to pull them together and decorate my own mantle for Spring. These garlands will be available in my Etsy shop next week, so you, too, can celebrate the arrival of warmer days.

I have one more than to share with you. I recently had one of my animal fabric collage paintings framed…
baby animal art

Ta-da! I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. The yellows and greens pop against the white matte and frame. This framed piece of art would make a wonderful addition to a baby’s room. And it would work for either a boy or a girl! If you are interested in purchasing this original, please send me a note and I’ll provide you with all the details. I also have high quality digital prints of the mother and baby giraffe available for sale. They are printed on watercolor paper and have the look and feel of an actual painting. How ever you want to do it, here at AbbyDora Design, we want you to decorate your walls with art!

Valentine Party—Ladies Night

by abby on February 3, 2012 | Comment

pink heart streamer
Valentine’s Day isn’t only for couples. Celebrate the wonderful women in your life by throwing a Girl’s Only Valentine Party! Decorate your living room or kitchen with our bold red or pinkalicious hearts party collection. Each each collection features a garland, note card sets, and cupcake toppers. Both the red and pink designs feature a pattern of hand drawn hearts of all shapes and sizes.

vintage paper heart cupcake toppers
Your group of gals could watch your favorite movies, have a craft night, or just relax and enjoy catching up on each other’s lives. And of course, don’t forget about dessert! Who can refuse a cupcake with an adorable heart on top?

Plan your own party and save! Our FEEL THE LOVE SALE is still happening at our Etsy shop. Save 15% on any purchase by using the coupon code: XOXO15.

Love & Paper

by abby on January 17, 2012 | Comment

graphic bird illustration

It’s been a whirl wind weekend filled with traveling. It feels wonderful to be back in the studio and starting on new projects. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for sneak peaks on what is in the works on my drawing table!

As I promised last week,  I’m ready to share more Valentine’s Day notecards and party decorations with you. The chairs and walls around here are still looking very pink and red. All of paper goods shown below and more are currently available at my Etsy store. Take a moment and browse the goodies!

More cards to send smiles and love to family and friends

2 Birds

heart birds notecard

funny valentine card

Send a note to your admirer! Whether it be your Mom, Sister, Niece, Grandmother or even your husband or boyfriend, this valentine card will surely make them feel loved. The card features an original illustration of funny round birds and a pink heart on the front and “I heart you/Happy Valentine’s Day” on the interior. These are notecards are paired with light pink envelopes. These cards come in a set of 6 or as an individual card.

Kisses and Hugs Card

funny valentine cardtic tac toe card

Send kisses and hugs this Valentine’s Day with this coy and funny card that features rows and rows of X’s and O’s in pink and a few in orange. On the interior is says “Wanna Play Again?” in orange. It’s paired with a light pink envelope. This card is only available as a single card.

Love Birds Mixed Set

love birds illustration

Can’t decide which cute bird Valentine cards to get? Now you can get both! Each card features an original illustration of colorful and loveable birds. Both cards say “Happy Valentine’s Day” that matches the card’s theme. These are notecards are paired with light pink envelopes.  You get 3 of each design in the box set.

All the garlands are handmade and assembled with love and care in my studio.

Red Hearts Garland

valentines day party streamer

Decorate your home, office space, or store window with this vivid red paper garland featuring a pattern of hand drawn hearts of all shapes and sizes. The garland is 8 feet long with extra ribbon on each end for hanging.

Pink Hearts Garland

Valentine party decoration

More of a pink gal? Add a delightful element of pink to your child’s Valentine’s Party, school classroom, or office with this 8 foot garland.

Pok a Dot and Heart Garland

handmade valentine garland

Feeling whimsical? Try this party streamer featuring playful patterns of hand drawn hearts and pok a dots. The garland is also 8 feet long.


Now you understand why love is all around me in my studio. Well, what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on these Valentine cards and garlands. Spread the word and the love!







Happy New Year

by abby on December 30, 2011 | Comment

custom party streamer

What a year! With 2011 coming to a close we’re taking a moment to reflect on what a year its been. This was a year of amazing firsts. It was our first year of operation, the launch of our website and Etsy store, the first time working with corporate clients as a business to business, the first time participating in local Art Festivals, and receiving our first custom children’s illustration orders. It has truly been a breath-taking year.

Thank you to all who helped make this first year of business such a positive one. We promise you that the momentum is only picking up and 2012 is going to be even better! New artwork and paper goods are in the works and we’ll be expanding our presence in local art festivals. Keep your eyes out for AbbyDora Design!

Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

Happy Chanukah

by abby on December 20, 2011 | Comment

modern eight candles card

Our home is a blend of Christmas and Chanukah which we call, “Christmukah”.
I added a few touches of blue and gold to my own Christmukah celebration with these garlands around the house:

Chanukah new year streamer

chanukah decoration

Tonight we will celebrate the start of Chanukah with latkas and watching the candles burn low on our menorah on the mantle, next to our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.
I love the holidays!

Stripe Pok-a-Dot Party

by abby on December 13, 2011 | Comment

black white handmade

My whimsical handmade stripes and dots paper garlands and ornaments are so fun that they gave me inspiration for another baking project.

abbydora custom ornaments

I love the combination of stripes and dots. The black and white color palette adds the right amount of sophistication too. If I was to host a stripes and pok-a-dot party, I would want a dessert to match. Brilliant! My first thought was chocolate. So I baked decadent chocolate brownies and covered them with vanilla frosting. The fun part comes next! I decorated the tops of the brownies with black decorating gel into stripes and pok-a-dots.
abbydora design party decoration
Pok a dot party

FYI: save time and stress and buy black decorating gel instead of making black from frosting. You’ll be a much happier baker. Ta-da! Amazingly cute brownies to compliment your party’s theme.

RIT Winter Craft Sale Today!

by abby on December 8, 2011 | Comment

paper holiday garland
Today AbbyDora Design is participating in the:
10th Annual RIT Faculty & Staff Winter Craft Sale!
Friday, December 9th, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the RIT campus in the Student Alumni Union.

The AbbyDora Design table will be in the main SAU room, along the back wall. The craft fair is free and will showcase over 35 artists. At our table you will have the chance to purchase our handmade holiday cards, garlands, ornaments, children’s illustration prints and even a few surprises! Stop by for holiday shopping fun and to support local upstate New York artists! Plus, no shipping costs!

Of course if you are too far away to attend this event all of our products are available at our Etsy Shop.

Special Offer Holiday Cards

by abby on December 7, 2011 | Comment

red holiday cards

At our Etsy shop AbbyDora Design is offering FREE US shipping on your 2nd notecard box set. This is a great opportunity to collect a couple of boxes of holiday cards to send to your family and friends.

Don’t be a Scrooge this year—send the whole gang some holiday cheer!

RIT Winter Craft Sale

by abby on December 6, 2011 | Comment

snow garland
Let AbbyDora Design help you deck your halls and spread holiday cheer! This week offers another great opportunity for those in the Rochester area to browse our holiday cards, garlands & ornaments, and children’s illustration prints in person. Hurray for no shipping!

AbbyDora Design is participating in the:
10th Annual RIT Faculty & Staff Winter Craft Sale!
Friday, December 9th, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the RIT campus in the Student Alumni Union.

The AbbyDora Design table will be in the main SAU room, along the back wall. The craft fair is free and will showcase about 25 artists. Stop by this Friday for some holiday shopping fun and to support local upstate New York artists this holiday season!

Of course if you are too far away to attend this event all of our holiday items are available at our Etsy Shop.