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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
Botanical LOVE Card
Botanical LOVE Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
All We Need is Love List Pad
All We Need is Love List Pad
AmyHeitman
$9.50 USD
Christmas Trolley - No. 10 Holiday Greeting Card
Christmas Trolley - No. 10 Holiday Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Seagull Gift Wrap
Seagull Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Wave Gift Wrap
Wave Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Geometric Tile Gift Wrap
Geometric Tile Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Geometric Square Gift Wrap
Geometric Square Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Oh Holy Night Card
Oh Holy Night Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Delphine List Pad
Delphine List Pad
AmyHeitman
$9.50 USD
Love You Deerly - Greeting Card
Love You Deerly - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Boston Holiday - Holiday Card
Boston Holiday - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hippo Birdie Card
Hippo Birdie Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
To My Sweet Tea - Greeting Card
To My Sweet Tea - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
Starlight Mint - Holiday 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
Special Delivery Greeting Card
Special Delivery 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
Tidings of Comfort and Joy - Holiday Card
Tidings of Comfort and Joy - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Folk Village - Holiday Card
Folk Village - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
City Sidewalks - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
City Sidewalks - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Sew Amazing - Greeting Card
You're Sew Amazing - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
The Greatest Dad I Ever Saw - Greeting Card
The Greatest Dad I Ever Saw - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hop To It Note Pad
Hop To It Note Pad
AmyHeitman
$8.00 USD
Christmas Cookies - Holiday Card
Christmas Cookies - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Joy and Peace - Holiday Greeting Card Copper Foil
Joy and Peace - Holiday Greeting Card Copper Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Card
12 Days of Christmas - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You're Amazing Sky - Greeting Card
You're Amazing Sky - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Toadally In Love With You - Greeting Card
Toadally In Love With You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hang in There-Greeting Card
Hang in There-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
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Merci Seagull - Thank You Card
Merci Seagull - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Best Mom Ever Pie Contest - Greeting Card
Best Mom Ever Pie Contest - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
To My Beautiful Mum - Greeting Card
To My Beautiful Mum - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD

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