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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
Tidings of Comfort and Joy - Holiday Card
Tidings of Comfort and Joy - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Moth Blank Note Card
Moth Blank Note Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Best Friends Forever Stamp - Die cut card
Best Friends Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
My Heart Belongs to ______
My Heart Belongs to ______
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Feel More Betterer
Fine China Poor Grammar - Feel More Betterer
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hippo Birdie Card
Hippo Birdie Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Hop To It Note Pad
Hop To It Note Pad
AmyHeitman
$8.00 USD
All We Need is Love List Pad
All We Need is Love List Pad
AmyHeitman
$9.50 USD
English Garden Agenda Pad
English Garden Agenda Pad
AmyHeitman
$12.00 USD
You're a Stitch Amazing - Greeting Card
You're a Stitch Amazing - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Blank Greeting Card - Hello, Love
Blank Greeting Card - Hello, Love
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
Thank You Card - Fern Thanks
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines 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
Hooray Balloon Card
Hooray Balloon Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Ewe Rock
Ewe Rock
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dad Plaid
Dad Plaid
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Ivy Gift Wrap
Ivy Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Nutcracker Soldier - No. 10 Holiday Card
Nutcracker Soldier - No. 10 Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Missing You - Everyday Card - With Gold Foil Accent
Missing You - Everyday Card - With Gold Foil Accent
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
Holding You in My Heart - Thinking of You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Folk Village - Holiday Card
Folk Village - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Birthday Girl - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil
Birthday Girl - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
Birthday Boy - Greeting Card with Holographic Foil and Dinosaurs
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Together Forever Stamp - Die cut card
Together Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blackberry Wrap
Blackberry Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Smooth Sea- Greeting Card
Smooth Sea- Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
Hello Little Sprout - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Nice to Meet You- Greeting card with silver foil
So Nice to Meet You- Greeting card with silver foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Mother's Day Card - Mother Duck and Duckling
Mother's Day Card - Mother Duck and Duckling
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Geometric Square Gift Wrap
Geometric Square Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
Butterfly No. 3--blank greeting card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Birthday Carousel - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
Birthday Carousel - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Mom Gingham - Mother's Day/Everyday Card
Mom Gingham - Mother's Day/Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
English Garden Wrap
English Garden Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
Happy Birthday Scalloped Floral - Die Cut Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 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
Hello Baby Greeting Card
Hello Baby Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Well Done Grill
Well Done Grill
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Thank You Cherry - Greeting Card
Thank You Cherry - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You're Swell - Greeting Card
You're Swell - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hats Off To You - Greeting Card
Hats Off To You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD

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