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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.

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.

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…

christmas gold paper garland
handmade paper streamer

paper holiday ornament
handmade holiday ornament

Blue Winter had holiday card
Hanukkah handmade card
funny holiday red birds

abbydora illustration
abby kuperstock illustration

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.

2011 Fall Newsletter

by abby on November 22, 2011 | Comment

Christmas cards, holiday garlands
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!

Paper Holiday Goodies

by abby on October 25, 2011 | Comment

Playful paper goods has hit the holiday season! This year in addition to my holiday cards I are offering a wonderful selection of holiday garlands and ornaments.

Add a touch of color to your tree, banister, or even store window with these paper garlands. Each one features its own decorative paper pattern and palette. Several of the garlands even feature metallic gold and silver papers! All the garlands are assemble with love and care in my studio.

Merlot and Gold Garland – 9 Feet
holiday paper decorations

Midnight Blue and Silver Garland – 9 Feet
abbydora holiday decor

I also have garlands that feature original illustrated patterns. There are candy cane stripes, whimsical pok a dots, and even the a winter snow shower created with hand drawn snowflakes of all shapes and sizes.

Holiday Stripes & Dots Garland – 8 feet

whimsical christmas garland

Snowy Day Garland – 8 feet
winter holiday paper garland

AbbyDora Design also is offering paper ornaments in a variety of papers and patterns too! Not wanting to waste any of these beautiful decorative papers, I used the remaining circles and created one of a kind paper ornaments. These ornaments are also a lovely touch to the top of your wrapped holiday gifts.

Victorian Holiday Ornament
handmade holiday ornament

Winter Wonderland Ornament
illustrated paper ornament

Silver Bells Ornament

abbydora design paper ornament

Candy Cane and Pok-a-dots Ornament
green red paper goods

There’s so much more holiday fun to be seen in my Etsy Shop. Don’t be shy. Take a moment and get those creative holiday shopping lists going!

Notecards, Garlands, Prints Oh My!

by abby on October 11, 2011 | Comment

Abbydora design children's illustration
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping by visiting the AbbyDora Design booth at Rochester’s Holiday Market THIS WEEKEND!

At the AbbyDora Design booth you’ll see a great selection of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chanukah note cards. There also will be handmade paper garlands and ornaments to add touches of the holiday season to your Christmas trees, banisters, and mantles. In addition to the new holiday products, I’ll have prints of my children’s illustration and a whole selection of cards for birthdays and other reasons to celebrate. Send a smile with an AbbyDora Design card!

Here are the details:
October 15th & 16th
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
Fair & Expo Center 2695 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY
$5/person, free to children ages 12 and under

The Holiday Market showcases over 100 local artists and is a great fundraiser for the Junior League of Rochester. All the ticket proceeds from this event help support the Junior League’s GIRLSrock! program, which benefits the lives of girls in the Rochester community.

I hope to see you there!

Prints, Stationery, Garlands, Oh My

by abby on August 16, 2011 | Comment

abbydora party decorations

There are lots of new items in the AbbyDora Design Etsy shop this week! Finally, I’m happy to say that all the items displayed during the Park Ave Festival are available in my shop. Among the new products are high quality digital prints of my gouache and watercolor children’s illustrations. These prints look like real watercolor painting—all thanks to my amazing Epson printer and the find of the Summer, Hahnemuhle Digital German Etching paper. The paper looks and feels like fine art paper, but it’s able to hold the vivid colors of digital printing. Fabulous! Here are just a few examples of the prints you will see.
abbydora illustration
abby children's art
rochester children's art

I’ve also created a vintage inspired bridal stationery set. I call this set the Savannah Stationery collection. For me it blends both the classic southern feel with a touch of modern design.
abbydora custom notecards

Then there are the playful paper garlands that would cheer up a children’s rooms, an office, classroom, or even a display window. All the garlands are hand cut and assembled here in my studio in Rochester, NY. A couple of the designs even feature original illustrations. Be sure to see all the designs in the Garland section of my Etsy shop.
handmade paper garland
rochester paper party decorations

With my shop updated I’ll be now focusing on the fast approaching Fall season the holidays that come with it. New artwork and card designs will be coming, so please stay tuned to AbbyDora Design!