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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
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
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Butterfly No. 1--blank greeting card
Butterfly No. 1--blank greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Bestest Wishes
Fine China Poor Grammar - Bestest Wishes
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Joy - Ice Skates - Holiday Card
Joy - Ice Skates - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Pinecone Wrap
Pinecone Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
The Best is Yet to Come - Greeting Card
The Best is Yet to Come - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dad Plaid
Dad Plaid
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Special Delivery Greeting Card
Special Delivery Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Sending Love - Greeting Card
Sending Love - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Best Dad Ever-Father's Day Card
Best Dad Ever-Father's Day Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Such a Perfect Match Congrats
Such a Perfect Match Congrats
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Happily Ever After- Greeting Card
Happily Ever After- Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hello Baby Greeting Card
Hello Baby Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Vintage Plaid Gift Wrap
Vintage Plaid Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
AmyHeitman
$20.00 USD
Wave Gift Wrap
Wave Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Boston Holiday - Holiday Card
Boston Holiday - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Noel! - Scalloped Holiday Card
Noel! - Scalloped Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Killin' It Card
Killin' It Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Christmas Card - Peace on Earth
Christmas Card - Peace on Earth
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Well Done Grill
Well Done Grill
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
Birthday Wishes to a Spring Chicken - Greeting Card
Birthday Wishes to a Spring Chicken - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Love you deeply - Greeting Card
Love you deeply - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hippo Birdie Card
Hippo Birdie Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Candy Cane - Greeting Card
Candy Cane - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Ocean Wrap
Ocean Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Joyeux Noel No. 2 - Gold Foil Greeting Card
Joyeux Noel No. 2 - Gold Foil Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Joyeux Noel - Gold Foil Greeting Card
Joyeux Noel - Gold Foil Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Feathered Friends Boxed Set
Feathered Friends Boxed Set
AmyHeitman
$18.00 USD

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