Instagram accounts I love and I think you will to.


Wowzers, when I see my Instagram photos from April (above) I'm struck by how much I must like bright things! I really enjoy sharing my crafty makes on Instagram. It has definitely become my favourite type of social media of late. With all the creative and artistic folk on there sharing snap shots of their lives and work it's a great place to go to for inspiration and ideas. I have found the craft and snail mail loving communities to be especially helpful and encouraging to.

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Instagrammers that I am following so that (if your not following them already) you may discover them to. This month I will share my favourite accounts belonging to snail mail/stationery enthusiasts.  

For those of you who are not keen on Instagram I've tried to include links to any websites, shops or blogs the Instagrammers have to.

My top 10 Instagram accounts for snail mail enthusiasists 


1, @ishtarolivera 



Ishtar is not only a snail mail enthusiast but she is also a very skilled illustrator and stamp carver to. Her images on both her blog and IG account are very stylish and beautiful. With an enviable style and talent, Ishtar is without doubt the crafter I get most inspired by!

2, @paperpasteries As well as a snail mail fan, Los Angeles based Margaret is also the owner of the lovely online shop Paper Pasteries. She sells an abundance of snail mail related items, including; rubber stamps, greeting cards, envelope templates and letter writing sets. If you are a stationery fan you are bound to find something you like in her shop!  You can catch up with Margarets snail mail updates, reviews and shop updates through her blog.

3, @marionbcn If you are looking for inspiration for decorating your own writing paper, look now further. Raquel uses washi tape, magazine collage and stamps to create her very own unique letter writing sets.

4, @craftmakesmile There is an ambundance of pretty mail to be seen with this account. I love the style the owner uses to decorate her envelopes, which is a combination of vintage stamps, stickers and illustrations. Her mail looks fabulous!

5, @wreckthisgirl


I first discovered Fab of 'Wreck this Girl' through her Etsy shop where I bought some lovely snail mail themed stickers. Fab is a very talented illustrator with all the items in her shop made from her own drawings. You can see her latest illustrations and mail updates through both her blog and IG account. As well as her shop, Fab also runs 'The Postal Society' an online snail mail community where members can take part in forum discussions, mail swaps and find new pen pals.

6, @dovbee  This account belongs to Donovan, the co-founder of the Letter Writers Alliance. She has a very distinct and attractive style for decorating her outgoing letters. You can see lots of examples of her mail through her account. 

8, @paperedthoughts Rin of Papered Thoughts blog, makes beautiful mail often decorated with washi tape. Through her IG account and blog you can see lots of examples of her creative mail.

9, @rehanu A keen snail mailer and stationery addict, Rehana shows through her IG account her creative outgoing mail (that's often hand decorated) along with her lovely stationery finds.

10, @lovelettergeneration


Have you heard of pocket letters? Pocket letters a new concept of letter that was originally started by Janette Lane. The concept is to send your pen pal a letter in the form of a pocket protector page (the sort often used for 'Project Life' scrapbooks or to collect football cards etc). The idea is to fill each pocket of one pocket page with the sort of things your pen pal might like, such as; washi tape samples, stickers, tea bags, photos, ephemera and folded up letters.

Alisha of @lovelettergeneration above shows through her IG account the pocket letters she sends to her pen pals. Her pocket letters always look really pretty and are great to look at if you want ideas on how to get started with those type of letters.


My top 5 Instagram accounts for stationery addicts


1, @luckydipclub


Lucky Dip Club is a UK based monthly subscription goodie box. Each month has a different theme and new set of gorgeous treats inside including stationery, trinkets and personalised items.  You can find out more about these fun boxes on the website, but you will have to be quick if you want one as they often sell out within hours of going on sale!

2, @frompaperchase This account belongs to one of the best stationery shops around Paper Chase. They showcase through their account their lovely merchandise. You can find their full stationery range in their shop

3, @foxandstar A UK based stationery shop that stocks a huge range of washi tape as well as pens, notebooks, highlighters and sticky notes. Through their IG account you will see examples of the goods they sell in their shop

4, @theideaowl The Idea Owl sells many stationery goods through their online shop, such as; kawaii items, washi tape and letter writing sets to name but a few. The unique thing about this shop is that aswell as being able to add items to your basket on the website you can also add items through Instagram by commenting on their photos of the items for sale.

5, @rosehippaper Silkie, the owner of the online shop Rosehip Cards shows through her beautifully styled photos on IG her lovely range of notebooks, gift wrap, washi tape and greetings cards that she sells.

I hope you liked this blog post, if you have any recommendations for other Instagram accounts/ blogs or shops you think are good please let me know in the comments section below.


4 comments:

  1. Oh Hannah, thank you so much for your kind words <3 as well as for all those good suggestions, I already follow some of these amazing ladies, but it's always good to stumble upon more creative fellows :) My recommendations for you, if you don't follow them already, would be: @presentandcorrect, @deardetective, and @jennie.pae :)

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    1. Your welcome Fab. I will be paying a visit to your Etsy shop again very soon. Thanks a lot for your suggestions, I will check those out.

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  2. Thankyou so much for sharing. There are some wonderful and inspirational women out there. Love Alisha x

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    1. There certainly is Alisha! Thanks for letting me feature your account x

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