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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
Hello Little One - Greeting Card
Hello Little One - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Honey Bunny - Love Valentine's Card
Honey Bunny - Love Valentine's Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Equestrian Birthday - Greeting Card
Equestrian Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
Christmas Cookie Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You Got This - Greeting Card
You Got This - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Thanks Sow Much Card
Thanks Sow Much Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Reely Awesome Birthday- Greeting Card
Reely Awesome Birthday- Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Best Mom Ever Pie Contest - Greeting Card
Best Mom Ever Pie Contest - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
May Your Days be Merry and Bright - Holiday Card
May Your Days be Merry and Bright - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Welcome Baby Ark
Welcome Baby Ark
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday Card
Bicycle Happy Birthday - Birthday 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
Bean Thinking About You - Everyday Card
Bean Thinking About You - Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.85 USD
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Best Dad Ever-Father's Day Card
Best Dad Ever-Father's Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Mom Floral Stem - Greeting Card
Mom Floral Stem - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Here for you
Here for you
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Love and Prayers
Love and Prayers
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting 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
Such a Perfect Match Congrats Card
Such a Perfect Match Congrats Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
HAPPYBDAY Card
HAPPYBDAY Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
Blue Cupcake Birthday Card with Gold Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Special Delivery Greeting Card
Special Delivery Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
AmyHeitman
$20.35 USD
Starlight Mint Gift Wrap
Starlight Mint Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
To My Sweet Tea - Greeting Card
To My Sweet Tea - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.35 USD

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