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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
$5.00 USD
One Cool Cat Card
One Cool Cat Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 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
$5.00 USD
Fanastic Birthday Wishes Unicorn Card
Fanastic Birthday Wishes Unicorn Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
You Make my Heart Skip a Bleat - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
I Love You Forever Stamp - Die cut card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Dot Bow - Holiday Card
Dot Bow - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
Snappy Birthday - Greeting card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
Starlight Mint - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Rabbit Hill Wrap
Rabbit Hill Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Blackberry Wrap
Blackberry Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Dad Plaid
Dad Plaid
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Wishes to a Spring Chicken - Greeting Card
Birthday Wishes to a Spring Chicken - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hippo Birdie Card
Hippo Birdie Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Love You More Than Any Udder - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
Floral Bee Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
Peppermint Gingerbread House - Square Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
So Lochy to Have You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hey Dood - Golden Doodle Greeting Card
Hey Dood - Golden Doodle Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hello Baby Greeting Card
Hello Baby Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Wave Gift Wrap
Wave Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Super Dad - Father's day Day Card
Super Dad - Father's day Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Carousel - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
Birthday Carousel - No. 10 Birthday Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're So Lovely Greeting Card
You're So Lovely Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Dad Bow Tie
Dad Bow Tie
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
Many Thanks Geo Foil Boxed Set
AmyHeitman
$20.00 USD
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
Perfect Match - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Swell - Greeting Card
You're Swell - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Lovely as you birthday
Lovely as you birthday
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Real Princes Birthday - Greeting Card
Real Princes Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
English Garden Wrap
English Garden Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Noel! - Scalloped Holiday Card
Noel! - Scalloped Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
Be Mine Heart Eye Pup - Valentines Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
Whaley Spectacular - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
Lost Without You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
You Are a Gift to Hu-manatee - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
Winking Gingerbread - Holiday Card
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
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
Meadow Wrap
Meadow Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hoppy Birthday - Birthday Card
Hoppy Birthday - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Well Done Grill
Well Done Grill
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Congrats Smarty Pants Card
Congrats Smarty Pants Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
Fairest Of Them All - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
Wood You be Mine - Greeting Card - Valentines Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Glad We're Best-Teas
Glad We're Best-Teas
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Verdant Garden Gift Wrap
Verdant Garden Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
You Light Up My Life - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
Blush Jingle Bell Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD

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