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Fall Inspiration

by abby on September 21, 2012 | Comment

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Tomorrow is the official first day of Autumn! It’s my absolute-hands down-favorite season. I love it because, I find inspiration all around me. It’s in the change of colors, the new textures, and the reveal of forgotten silhouettes. You can see this inspiration in my Fall Card Collections.

Don’t forget too that right now AbbyDora Design is having a BIG FALL SALE! And it includes our holiday cards too. Buy 3 cards and get 1 for FREE!
Modern Thanksgiving cards

Perhaps it’s a great moment to collect a few Halloween or Thanksgiving cards? Or be ready for those Fall birthdays! You decide how you want to mix and match your cards. Have fun!

Which season is your favorite?

Custom Baby Name Stationery

by abby on September 14, 2012 | Comment

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After being away for a whirl wind trip to the West Coast, I’m back in the studio working on several fall projects. I’m hoping I’ll be able to share with you very soooooon!

But while I’m in the design and art trenches I would like to share with you 2 adorable baby stationery sets that are available in the AbbyDora Design shop. These personalized stationery sets make great gifts for new moms. I know one new mom used them as her own special thank you notes for all her baby gifts.
There are two cute options for you:

personalized name cards

personalized name stationery

Baby Girl cards

Each set includes 12 folded cards (4.25″x5.5″) with rounded bottom corners and corresponding colored envelopes with European flaps.The cards are printed on premium lightly textured white cover stock with archival quality pigment inks. The complete set is packaged in a clear plastic box. When you purchase this stationery, the name you’d like to appear on the cards is conveyed to me in a “Note to the Seller” or as a convo. As with all my prints and paper goods, these cards are all created, printed, and packaged by me in my studio. (huge smile.) Oh, AND I even offer a complimentary gift note if you’d like one!

Do you know someone who is expecting?

Feel the Love Sale

by abby on January 31, 2012 | Comment

pink heart handmade cards

AbbyDora Design appreciates your continued love and support and we want to return the feeling! We’re offering you 15% off your entire purchase on everything in our store. Use this event to send unique handmade Valentine cards to your friends and family or find the perfect baby room print for an expecting Mom.

To receive your discount, use the Coupon Code XOXO15 when checking out of our Etsy store. The event will end on February 14th, so don’t wait, shop now.

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!

Cyber Monday Sale

by abby on November 28, 2011 | Comment

penguin holiday card

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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happy holiday card
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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!


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.
abbydora design gift labels
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handmade paper ornament
abbydora handmade ornament

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?

Celebrate Dad this Month

by abby on June 6, 2011 | Comment

AbbyDora Fathers Day
Summer is just around the corner. Can’t you smell the sunscreen already? I can hardly believe we’ve reached June. May was an actual blur for me. I had some event planned every weekend, so now that June is here I’m actually taking a moment and looking around. Thankfully, my creative juices are still flowing. This last week, I focused my energy on creating new cards to post to my Etsy shop. I created several cards to celebrate the big guys of our lives. Yep, that’s right our men—our Dads, Fathers, Papas, Pas, of the world. With all those names, it just seemed right to create a card that uses them all!
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I know my Father is an avid baseball fan and growing up one of the family activities was “throwing the ball around”. (Oh and, yes, I can throw a ball, just like the guys! Ask my friend Dan.) This memory inspired me to sketch the essentials of baseball. To add a little more color, I changed my sketch lines to blue and added a subtle hint of the playing field with a light green background.
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The last two cards I created have a dash of tongue and cheek. Mustaches are quite popular in recent years. Perhaps I was seeing more of them since I had been living in Brooklyn? Whatever the reason, men this year are sporting all sorts of styles of facial hair. The interesting part of the mustache-wearing crowd is the fact that from the neck down most of them haven’t given up on their youth. Converse sneakers and slightly unkempt ties can be seen on our fearless mustache men. These two cards were created to honor this special type of man.
Abby Fathers Day card
Mustache Dad card

Mark the date: Sunday June 19th is Father’s Day. Don’t forget to send your Dad a note of appreciation and love.

A Room of My Own

by admin on February 26, 2011 | Comment

Hello there! Ta-da—a brand new website and blog! I’m so glad you came to look around. It’s here where I’ll be sharing current design projects, thoughts on the creative process, yummy recipes (if I’m not in the studio then I’m in the kitchen), and other small moments that make life beautiful.

2011 is full of new places, faces, and routines for me. I’m adjusting to the quieter life here in Rochester, NY. Even after 6 months I’m still shaking off old NYC habits. Not being able to just walk out my front door to grab milk or pick-up the after work “I’m too exhausted to cook” sushi dinner is slightly disappointing, BUT, thus far, the pluses out weigh the minuses. The first major plus, is I now get a room of my own. That’s right—I have a studio. Half of it is for my graphic design work and the other half is for painting, drawing, and other very fun and messy artwork. I have a large window too where the afternoon sun spills in. Gone are the years of squeezing in workspace on the kitchen table and having a computer desk in the bedroom. It’s true, you can breathe easier in upstate New York.