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Featured Shop: Amy Heitman

Nov 4, 2015

by Amy Heitman

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is Amy, and I’m the owner and illustrator behind the stationery line Amy Heitman. I live just outside Chicago with my husband and our three kids.

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I studied art education in college and taught elementary school art for several years. After my daughter was born, I left teaching to be home with her. I had done a lot of mural work on the side while I was teaching, so when I left, I decided to create a portfolio of my mural work in the hope of earning some extra income. In addition to the murals, I included a few custom illustration projects I had done for family and friends. With that, I began to get a lot of requests for custom design projects and wedding invitations. I was unfamiliar with Etsy at the time, but when one of my husband’s coworkers suggested I put my work there, I did.

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I launched my Etsy shop in 2011, while I was pregnant with baby number two. Five months of my pregnancy were spent on bed rest, and my new Etsy shop was such an incredible blessing because it allowed me to work on something I loved during that time – and connect with others, despite being confined to my couch. These days, I’ve transitioned from doing primarily custom work to producing my own stationery line. Along the way, Etsy Wholesale has been an amazing platform for me, as well a great way to build relationships with retailers.

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I spend a lot of time brainstorming and sketching out ideas before I settle on a final design for a card. My sources of inspiration are always changing and evolving, but I am continually inspired by the intricate details of creation and the beauty and simplicity of everyday objects. I love looking at vintage children’s books (and reading them to my kids), as well as studying the patterns of traditional textiles and wallpaper. I’m always intrigued by the tension between traditional and modern, masculine and feminine, unfinished and refined.

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My goal for the future is to spread love and light in the world. I hope my cards do this, even in a small way, by helping people share joy and love with each other. I would love to continue to grow and expand my stationery line, and possibly write and illustrate a children’s book someday; my ultimate goal is to remain open to God’s purpose and plan for me, whatever that may be.

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All photographs by Danielle Moss.

Shop Amy Heitman’s Line

 

You Mean a Great Dill to Me-Greeting Card
You Mean a Great Dill to Me-Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
One Cool Cat Card
One Cool Cat Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Birthday Ocean Liner - No. 10 Card
Birthday Ocean Liner - No. 10 Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Best Wishes Bird Butterfly - Greeting Card
Best Wishes Bird Butterfly - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Bean Thinking About You - Everyday Card
Bean Thinking About You - Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fanastic Birthday Wishes Unicorn Card
Fanastic Birthday Wishes Unicorn Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You're Fantastic - Greeting Card
You're Fantastic - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dot Bow - Holiday Card
Dot Bow - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Love you the Mostest - Greeting Card
Fine China Poor Grammar - Love you the Mostest - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Seagull Gift Wrap
Seagull Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Wave Gift Wrap
Wave Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Killin' It Card
Killin' It Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Congrats Smarty Pants Card
Congrats Smarty Pants Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Nutcracker Soldier - No. 10 Holiday Card
Nutcracker Soldier - No. 10 Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Missing You - Everyday Card - With Gold Foil Accent
Missing You - Everyday Card - With Gold Foil Accent
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Girl - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil
Birthday Girl - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Sew Amazing - Greeting Card
You're Sew Amazing - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Swell - Greeting Card
You're Swell - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Always & Forever Stamp - Die cut card
Always & Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blackberry Wrap
Blackberry Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Smooth Sea- Greeting Card
Smooth Sea- Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Dad King of Our Castle - Greeting Card
Dad King of Our Castle - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thinking and Praying Card
Thinking and Praying Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You are Quite the Catch - Greeting Card
You are Quite the Catch - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Life Is Forever An Adventure With You - Greeting Card
Life Is Forever An Adventure With You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Life with you is EGG-cellent - Greeting Card with gold foil
Life with you is EGG-cellent - Greeting Card with gold foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
To a Sweet Mama
To a Sweet Mama
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Mother's Day Card - Mother Duck and Duckling
Mother's Day Card - Mother Duck and Duckling
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Real Princes Birthday - Greeting Card
Real Princes Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Shore do love you - Greeting Card
Shore do love you - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Mom The Fairest of Them All - Greeting Card
Mom The Fairest of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Another Year for a Little Deer Birthday Card
Another Year for a Little Deer Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Mom Gingham - Mother's Day/Everyday Card
Mom Gingham - Mother's Day/Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Stinkin Cute
So Stinkin Cute
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Mama Bear - Greeting Card
Mama Bear - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Pin the Tail Birthday Card
Pin the Tail Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hats Off To You - Greeting Card
Hats Off To You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blank Greeting Card - Hello, Love
Blank Greeting Card - Hello, Love
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Butterfly No. 2--blank greeting card
Butterfly No. 2--blank greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Moth Blank Note Card
Moth Blank Note Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thanks a Munch - Thank You Card
Thanks a Munch - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD

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