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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
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hello Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
Hello Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hello There Card
Hello There Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thinking of You Geo Floral Card
Thinking of You Geo Floral Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Floral Heart Card
Floral Heart Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
XO Skywriter - Greeting Card
XO Skywriter - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
The Greatest Dad I Ever Saw - Greeting Card
The Greatest Dad I Ever Saw - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dad Strength Tester - Greeting Card
Dad Strength Tester - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
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
Vintage Plaid Gift Wrap
Vintage Plaid Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Glad We're Best-Teas
Glad We're Best-Teas
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Flower Among the Thorns - Greeting Card
Flower Among the Thorns - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
I Love You Mom Card
I Love You Mom Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
AmyHeitman
$20.00 USD
Cupcake Birthday Vol. 2 - Birthday Card
Cupcake Birthday Vol. 2 - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Cake Happy Birthday Card
Cake Happy Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
HAPPYBDAY Card
HAPPYBDAY Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Christmas Card - Peace on Earth
Christmas Card - Peace on Earth
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
So Stinkin Cute
So Stinkin Cute
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You're Dandy - Greeting Card with gold foil
You're Dandy - Greeting Card with gold foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
AmyHeitman
$4.50 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
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
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
Hang in There-Greeting Card
Hang in There-Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Some Bunny Special Card
Some Bunny Special Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dad Bow Tie
Dad Bow Tie
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Mom Pie
Mom Pie
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
To a Sweet Mama
To a Sweet Mama
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Father's Day Wishes Card
Father's Day Wishes Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blackberry Agenda Pad
Blackberry Agenda Pad
AmyHeitman
$12.00 USD
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
So Very Thankful - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday Card
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Always & Forever Stamp - Die cut card
Always & Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blackberry Wrap
Blackberry Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD

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