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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!


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?

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:
holiday handmade card

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!

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!
AbbyDora design stationery

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.

Mother’s Day Notecard Giveaway!

by abby on April 28, 2011 | Comment

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red ladybug AbbyDora Design
I’ve teamed up with my friend, Rachael, on her style blog: www.rachaelpassingnotes.com to offer a great Mother’s Day gift giveaway! One lucky reader of her blog will win an AbbyDora Design ladybug notecard set and select a bonus mother’s day card from my etsy shop. Be sure to visit her blog to enter.

1. Visit: www.rachaelpassingnotes.com
2. ‘Like’ AbbyDora Design on Facebook
3. Visit the AbbyDora Design shop and leave a comment on Rachael Passing Notes telling her which Mother’s Day card you would choose!
BONUS: For an extra entry follow Rachael Passing Notes {if you aren’t already} and leave a comment letting her know!

The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, May 4th just in time to surprise your Mom on Sunday!