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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
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
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday Card
Merry Merry Cat- Holiday 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
Pin the Tail Birthday Card
Pin the Tail Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Ocean Wrap
Ocean Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Seagull Gift Wrap
Seagull Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
Duck Duck Goose Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Ivy Gift Wrap
Ivy Gift Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
Rooting for You - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Feel More Betterer
Fine China Poor Grammar - Feel More Betterer
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Meadow Wrap
Meadow Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
A Little Note - Carrier Pigeon Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
Thinking of You - Greeting Card with copper foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hang in There-Greeting Card
Hang in There-Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Special Delivery Greeting Card
Special Delivery Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Christmas Cookies - Holiday Card
Christmas Cookies - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
Beagle Birthday - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
So Thankful - Thanksgiving Greeting Card Copper Foil
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
All We Need is Love List Pad
All We Need is Love List Pad
AmyHeitman
$9.50 USD
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
Floral HAPPY BDAY Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Joy - Ice Skates - Holiday Card
Joy - Ice Skates - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thank You Cherry - Greeting Card
Thank You Cherry - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Merci Seagull - Thank You Card
Merci Seagull - Thank You Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
Congrats on the new kid - Baby Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
Life is Sweeter Beekeeper - greeting card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Plaid Bow - Holiday Card
Plaid Bow - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Happy Birthday Beautiful - Square Card
Happy Birthday Beautiful - Square Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Buffalo Check Moose- Greeting Card
Buffalo Check Moose- Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
The Best is Yet to Come - Greeting Card
The Best is Yet to Come - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Dad Strength Tester - Greeting Card
Dad Strength Tester - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
Another Year Sweeter - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
Seashell Birthday - Square Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Mistletoe and Holly Wrap
Mistletoe and Holly Wrap
AmyHeitman
$4.50 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
Fine China Poor Grammar - Thinkin' About Ya
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Mama Bear - Greeting Card
Mama Bear - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Hope Your Birthday Is Beary Great - Birthday Card
Hope Your Birthday Is Beary Great - Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
Peace on Earth 2 - Christmas Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday to Ewe
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
Folk Village - Holiday Card
Folk Village - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Some Bunny Special Card
Some Bunny Special Card
AmyHeitman
$5.50 USD
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
Happy Easter Egg Hunt - Easter Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Swell - Greeting Card
You're Swell - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Holly Jolly - Christmas Card
Holly Jolly - Christmas Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Fine China Poor Grammar - Bestest Wishes
Fine China Poor Grammar - Bestest Wishes
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Such a Perfect Match Congrats
Such a Perfect Match Congrats
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
Thanks for Brightening My Day Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You Make My Heart Flutter - Greeting Card
You Make My Heart Flutter - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
Aww Shucks - Happy Belated Birthday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
May Your Days be Merry and Bright - Holiday Card
May Your Days be Merry and Bright - Holiday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
Congrats Floral Type - Greeting Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
You're Woolly Great - Everyday Card
AmyHeitman
$5.00 USD

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