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Send Smiles and Love

by abby on January 31, 2014 | Comment

watercolor hearts with hand written text on them about love
{New valentine cards!}

I’m pleased to announce that I have NEW cards in my Shoppe!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I have created 2 new Valentine cards sets that feature playful watercolor heart patterns. The first I’m calling Colorful Hearts.

Set of 8 red, yellow, orange watercolor heart valentines
{Colorful Hearts Valentine card set}

interior of card says happy valentines day in pink handwriting

This card design was inspired by the heart shaped candies with little messages on them. It’s a perfect set for both friends and family. Send smiles along with thoughts of love. Oh AND, in this set you get 2 additional cards for a total of 8!

For the second set I wanted to create cards that passed along positive, heart-warming thoughts. You know, something like a mailed hug. I simply called this set Heart-Warming.

red, orange, and yellow inspirational heart valentine cards
{Heart Warming Valentines}

interior of card shows red cursive type saying happy valentines day

I layered a several warm tones of paint together to create the heart patterns. I then placed inspirational text inside a heart on the cover. The heart messages say: “Hello beautiful soul”, “You make my heart soar”, and “You are so loved”. I hope these thoughts touch your heart and encourage you to share them!

For this set of 6 cards, you will get 2 of each card design. Of course, you can request a single design for the entire Heart Warming set if you prefer it.

It feels so wonderful to be creating art again! I plan on doing more of this watercolor style card in the future too.

Happy Weekend!

Vote for Abby on Minted!

by abby on March 26, 2013 | Comment

I’ve entered into a holiday card contest at minted.com and I NEED YOUR VOTE TO WIN! If I win, then my Flying Dove card (shown above) will be available for purchase at minted.com. Whoo-ooo!

To cast your vote for my Flying Dove card:

1. Click on the Dove Card above. It will take you to the the Flying Dove voting page.
2. Rank my card.
3. Follow the prompts to create a minted.com account. This occurs because to have YOUR VOTE COUNT you will must create a minted account. It’s quick and easy.

That’s it! Thank you, thank you.

I really appreciate your support and love in this holiday card adventure. Voting is now active until Monday April 8th 9am PT.

Please pass the word on about voting for me and the Flying Dove Holiday card!

My Penguin Friends

by abby on November 8, 2012 | Comment

Christmas Penguin card

If you received the newsletter earlier in the week you might have noticed these funny fellows peaking out from the holiday card pile. That’s right—my funny penguin friends are back with 2 new holiday cards!

Don’t these guys just make you smile?
Cute Christmas Card
cute penguin art

We all could use an extra hand on the holidays, right?
Christmas penguins
Handmade Penguin Card

The artwork was created with gouache on watercolor paper. Each card is printed on lightly textured paper to mimic watercolor paper and is paired with a Holiday red envelope.

These new cards come in holiday box sets of 6 cards or can be purchased individually. You can create your personal holiday set by mixing and matching any of my individual cards. Perhaps your own mixed holiday penguin set?

And remember I’m also going to add in a SURPRISE gift with every holiday box set purchase this season! Whoo-oo!

Feels good to be on the Nice List, doesn’t it!

Fall Inspiration

by abby on September 21, 2012 | Comment

sale cards

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?

Handmade Mother’s Day Cards

by abby on April 20, 2012 | Comment

shabby chic mother card

Mother’s Day is only 1 month away. Do you have a special card for your special mom? AbbyDora Design can help! We have a variety of sweet and colorful notecards perfect for wishing your mother a happy day. Here are just a few:

spring flowers blue bird

handmade mother's day card

Please visit our Etsy shop for more handmade Mother’s Day cards and great gifts.
Life is full of moments to be shared. Send someone you love a note card.

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.

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

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!


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?

Penguin Christmas Cards

by abby on November 15, 2011 | Comment

abbydora design christmas cards

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.
abbydora illustration
abbydora design custom cards
abbydora funny holiday cards
happy holiday card
abbydora design christmas notecards
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And as always, you can purchase the Mixed Holiday Penguin box set, which gives you 2 designs of each card.
abbydora holiday cards

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.