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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
$5.35 USD
Yay! - Scalloped Greeting Card
Yay! - Scalloped Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Birthday News
Birthday News
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Brighter Days Ahead - Greeting Card
Brighter Days Ahead - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
One Cool Cat Card
One Cool Cat Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
A Little Birdie Told Me
A Little Birdie Told Me
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Life with you is EGG-cellent - Greeting Card with gold foil
Life with you is EGG-cellent - Greeting Card with gold foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Lovely as you birthday
Lovely as you birthday
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Rabbit Hill Wrap
Rabbit Hill Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
Hooray Diamond Dot Scalloped
Hooray Diamond Dot Scalloped
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Verdant Garden Gift Wrap
Verdant Garden Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Perfect Match - Greeting Card Silver Foil
Perfect Match - Greeting Card Silver Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
XO Skywriter - Greeting Card
XO Skywriter - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Glaaad I'm Your Kid - Mother's Day/Father's Day Card
Glaaad I'm Your Kid - Mother's Day/Father's Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Dad Mowing #1 - Father's Day Card
Dad Mowing #1 - Father's Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Mom Floral Stem - Greeting Card
Mom Floral Stem - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Mom Newspaper Breakfast in Bed - Mother's Day Card
Mom Newspaper Breakfast in Bed - Mother's Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Hi! - Scalloped Greeting Card
Hi! - Scalloped Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Pinwheel Thank You - Greeting Card
Pinwheel Thank You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
thanks! - Scalloped Greeting Card
thanks! - Scalloped Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Wildflower Thank You - Greeting Card
Wildflower Thank You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Honey Bunny - Love Valentine's Card
Honey Bunny - Love Valentine's Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
To a Dear and Special Friend - Friendship Card
To a Dear and Special Friend - Friendship Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Blush Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
Blush Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You are Berry Special to me - greeting card
You are Berry Special to me - greeting card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You're Fantastic - Greeting Card
You're Fantastic - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
You're Dandy - Greeting Card with gold foil
You're Dandy - Greeting Card with gold foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Together Forever Stamp - Die cut card
Together Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Such a Perfect Match Congrats Card
Such a Perfect Match Congrats Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Starlight Mint Gift Wrap
Starlight Mint Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Joy and Peace - Holiday Greeting Card Copper Foil
Joy and Peace - Holiday Greeting Card Copper Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Cake Happy Birthday Card
Cake Happy Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Equestrian Birthday - Greeting Card
Equestrian Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Best Teacher Ever - Greeting Card
Best Teacher Ever - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Dad Tools - Father's Day Card with silver foil
Dad Tools - Father's Day Card with silver foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Thank You Type Random - Greeting Card
Thank You Type Random - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Hooray Random Type Birthday Card
Hooray Random Type Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Rabbit Hill Gift Wrap
Rabbit Hill Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Ocean Wrap
Ocean Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
Blackberry Wrap
Blackberry Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
Wave Gift Wrap
Wave Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
A Real Sweetheart - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
A Real Sweetheart - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday Card
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD

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