Hand-lettered Journals, Bookish Candles, and more

| Dallas, Texas

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Announcement    In June of 2015, IceyDesigns on Etsy re-opened with stationery goodies, from journals and pencils, to candles and planners.

WEB DESIGN: Visit for sample work, pricing, and more.
TWITTER: #IceyDesigns or @HafsahFaizal
INSTAGRAM: @_iceydesigns or @HafsahFaizal

If you've sent us a message, expect a response within 48 hours.

All designs are copyright IceyDesigns (Leoah, LLC)


Last updated on Dec 25, 2021

In June of 2015, IceyDesigns on Etsy re-opened with stationery goodies, from journals and pencils, to candles and planners.

WEB DESIGN: Visit for sample work, pricing, and more.
TWITTER: #IceyDesigns or @HafsahFaizal
INSTAGRAM: @_iceydesigns or @HafsahFaizal

If you've sent us a message, expect a response within 48 hours.

All designs are copyright IceyDesigns (Leoah, LLC)


Hafsah Faizal

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Hafsah Faizal


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About IceyDesigns

Sales 20,809
On Etsy since 2012

Bringing words to life

It all started with the library. When Hafsah was sixteen back in 2010, her love for books led her to the local library's teen blog. Their 'review a book, get a book' program was something to look forward to every month. But once a month wasn't enough.

In September of 2010, she started a blog dedicated to reviewing YA fiction, which gave her an outlet for her first love: designing. She quickly found her niche in designing stunning websites for publishing professionals, from debut writers and startups to New York Times bestselling authors.

In Summer of 2015, Hafsah grabbed a pen and started doodling—there's just something magical about bringing words to life visually. It was supposed to be a creative outlet for her creative outlet of designing. Soon, one thing led to another, and colorful, lettered journals were born. Since then, we've been featured on BuzzFeed, Etsy, HuffPost Style, Brit+Co, and BookRiot.

Now, Hafsah is a New York Times bestselling author herself and she letters quotes, curates colors, and puts together new pieces, while her mom (J), sews and trims stacks of paper, resulting in gorgeous journals and planners made just for you. Hafsah's sisters, Asma and Azraa, help with packing and everything in between—making this a family affair in our Texas home-based studio.

We wouldn't have it any other way.

Shop members

  • Hafsah

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    I was looking for a creative outlet from my creative outlet (of web designing), when I started lettering. One thing led to another, and now I letter quotes and put together color palettes for our shop. I also handle customer service!

  • J

    Creator, Assistant

    Also known as the paper seamstress, J is Hafsah's mom. She sews every journal and planner and then trims each piece, resulting in a journal made for you. When she's not sewing/trimming, she can be found doing her work as a full-time mom of four.

  • Asma

    Assistant, Shipper

    When your order swoops in, Asma notes it down and gets it all ready. She seals your package with extra care, sticks on a label, and sends it out ASAP! When not packing orders, she can usually be found writing or dreaming up new candles.

  • Azraa

    Extra Assistance

    Azraa is the youngest Faizal sister. Still in high school, she assists when things get extra busy, and is usually the one who wicks and labels your scrumptious candle!

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2017
IceyDesigns offers custom design solutions with a niche in publishing. I design websites for Wordpress, mainly for authors, print work, and more.

Here on Etsy, you'll find my literary-inspired candles, handlettered journals, imprinted pencils and more goodies. We've been featured on BookRiot, BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, and HuffPost Style!

Wholesale inquiries are welcome! Please visit: or email hello [!at] for more questions. We also wholesale via Etsy.

Visit me elsewhere:
Twitter: @hafsahfaizal or #IceyDesigns
Instagram: @hafsahfaizal or #IceyDesigns
Pinterest: @hafsahfaizal

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Our goal is that you are completely satisfied with your purchase.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, you can return your item in its original condition within 14 days of receipt for a full refund, less shipping. The customer must cover the cost of return shipping. If the item is returned damaged, a restocking fee will be charged and deducted from your refund.

Please contact us for return instructions.

If you receive an item that is damaged or defective, claims must be received within 48 hours of receipt. Upon further investigation, a replacement will be sent or a refund issued.
Payment can be made via Paypal or Etsy Checkout, using a bank account, credit card, or Etsy gift card. Items ship once payment clears.
Shipments go out everyday of the week—Monday through Friday. Most items ship within 1-3 business days (see each listing for updated processing times).

Your purchase will be shipped to the address noted in your Etsy order. Please ensure you provide the correct address (especially international customers). IceyDesigns is not responsible for incorrectly entered addresses.

If the listed shipping address is incorrect and the package is returned, you will be contacted for an alternate address. Please be aware that you will be charged an additional fee for re-shipping.

Most US orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail in a sturdy mailer with tracking for your convenience. Expedited shipping options are available.

International orders are shipped via USPS First Class Mail International. Shipping times vary, and can take between 2-5 weeks. Actual delivery time varies depending on your location and local customs. IceyDesigns is not responsible for purchases held in customs. You, the customer, will be responsible for any fees, taxes, and/or duties.

More information

Last updated on Sep 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Can you make me a custom pencil set?

At this time, we are not taking on custom orders for pencil sets. If you have a suggestion for a future set, send us a convo and we'll add it to our list of considerations.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All our items come packaged for easy gift-giving, and we're happy to include a handwritten note with your order. Just make note of it at checkout!