Comment: Dear Eva, you made my day if not entire week! The envelope is decorated so nicely and the flipbook is so beautiful and wonderful and all the things you sent are just perfect. You made me so happy. Thank you so much for putting so much effort and thoughts into it. ♥
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies.
I hope you and your husband are doing better. For me too, dentist local anaesthesia doesn't work properly and they have to make special arrangements for me.All the sympathy to you.
Also, the paper you wrote on feels so nice, and I like the little decorations you added on the sides :)
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely and sweet mail. I also thank you for sending your envelope twice, since the Post office did a mistake. I absolutely loved all the items you sent me. I wish I could give you more than one heart. Thanks again for brighting my day!
Response: You're welcome! Of course I was going to send again.. the mail company here is a bit daft sometimes.. It happens to me regularly that I receive stuff back to my doormat again; I keep on sending until it reaches the right destination :)
Thank you for your rating and <3
Comment: Guess what I received!! Thank you Eva for a great swap and for setting this up and thinking of me!!! ❤❤
Response: Oh wauw! And on Valentines day even?? *grinnn*.. that took quite a while before it finally came to the right spot! I hope the cards gave you a bit of a grin ;p
Thank you for rating and the <3
Comment: Wow, wow, wowza! Thank you, thank you! Thank you for such a lovely swap; so much thought and time! The book postcard! I shall treasure that as I dont have one! Thank you for the FAB list from 2019! All those lovely goodies!!! An incredible paper wonderland! Plastic and paper du jour. Giggles. I love the feel and the sound of paper and plastic. lol You even tried to find a whale! And dont forget about the time you put into the pretty envelope and I do adore the stamps you used. ONe hundred hearts for all your time, consideration and thoughtfulness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Hahahaha what enthusiasm!! :D So nice! Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart!
It was great to do this swap, because I actually (thought I) had quite a crappy year.. but after all, good things happen as well! :)
Comment: wow, what an amazing mini album, I don't know where to start, it's absolutely gorgeous and there's so much in it. Thank you so much, I'm going to sit down and have a look through it all tonight.
I've finally had a chance to look at t all properly and I love it, I can really relate to a lot of the things in your letter, especially about how commercialised Christmas has become and the waste. Christmas has lost it's magic for me over the years for lots of reasons but over the last two years I've finally started to enjoy it again and get a little bit excited about it 😀 The photographs are lovely and it looks like you had a very happy Christmas.
Response: *smiles* I'm so happy you liked it! The album that I received in this swap was SO exquisite that I started to doubt about my own craftings.. but I'm very happy that my swap made you smile! I sent you a message on the x-mas recipe!
Thank you for rating and the <3~!
Comment: I received a most exquisite swap! The envelope is out of the world beautiful. I took pictures of the front and back before I opened it. Can't believe it made through the postal service. It has such fun and interesting embellishments. And the insides..omg a wonderful collection of vintage papers and ephemera AND a bonus packet of more vintage papers. LOVE absolutely everything in and outside the envelope. Thank you, Eva!! The best swap ever!
Response: Hahaha best ever?!?! Wauw! Thank you so much for a raving review :) It was my pleasure putting it together for you! <3
Comment: If only I could give you a thousand hearts!! This gorgeous envelope stuffed so generously with treasure deserves at least that!! I’ve never tried mailing an envie so beautifully embellished - but it survived! You have more faith in the US postal service than I do! Your pocket is gorgeous but the amount of goodies you were able to stuff into each pocket, and all the additional envelopes is astounding! Thank you for blessing me with your beautiful creation and gifts galore! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: *smile* .. my pleasure! Hehe I Always try to make the envelopes as pretty as I possibly dare, taking in consideration all the travels the envelope makes.. through perhaps rough weather, and in large bags with lots of other envelopes.. making it as sturdy (lots of glue hehe) as I can. I'm glad you liked it.
Thank you for your rating and the hearts!
Comment: Got the sticker note card. Thank you for the wonderful dragonfly charm. I don't expect any extras while swapping, so no worries :)
Response: You're welcome :)
Especially an unexpected little surprise is nice to receive in a swap, I think. It's not really about expectations or disappointments.. but trying to put a smile on someone's face :)
I know how much it makes me smile if someone put together a considerate swap, so I try to do the same for every swap I send out.
Comment: Ahhh, wat een heerlijke swap heb je voor mij gemaakt. Echt geweldig. Een feestje om open te maken en te ontdekken wat je allemaal in de zakjes en vakjes hebt gestopt. Ik heb nog niet alles goed bekeken hoor. Het is zoveel. Maar ik ben er nu al helemaal blij van geworden. En nog lekker zoveel meer om te gaan ontdekken. Echt een SUPER swap. Dat 1 hartje niet genoeg is, spreekt voor zich 💙💜💛❤💚💕💙💜💛❤💚💕💙💜💛❤💚💕💙💜💛❤💚💕
Response: Hoii Neeltje!! Wat fijn.. en wat is het snel bij jou terecht gekomen!! Blij dat je zo enthousiast reageert :))
Ik hoop dat er van alles van je gading bij zit! Dankjewel voor alle ♡♡♡ en positieve feedback!
Comment: I finally received your package in the mail yesterday. It was well worth the wait. Thank you so much for your lovely letters and all that was included.
Thank you also for what you do. My step mother-in-law spent three years in a home for Alzheimers and it was always amazing to see the tender and patient care she received from people like you.
I get around the guilt of cutting up books by only using those that are no longer fit to read and I consider using them as giving them a second chance at "life",instead of seeing them destroyed to recycle.
Response: *smiles* well I do my job with lots and loads of love and pleasure ♡ sometimes its very demanding, but there is as well so much fun and endearing moments.. it does not cost much effort :)
Recently I got a whole pile of old art books from my husbands work.. they were going to throw the with the rubbish! That was a great catch :))
Thank you for your rating and ♡ .. happy that you liked the things I sent :)
Comment: Hello dear Eva! Eva was my mother's name ;+) Thank you so very much for the absolutely lovely pocket tag you created and all the glorious extras as well! I enjoyed your note very much and every little goodie you included inside the pockets . . . and out! The tags, the ephemera, the postage stamps, those sweet zig-zag fabric swatches--everything is such a treat! This is one of the most well made and thoughtful swaps I've received recently, Eva. Truly exceptional. AND your envelope was decorated beautifully as well--a true winter wonderland. I hope we're partnered again soon!
Response: Wauw.. I Just read your rating.. and the previous again and I felt my face go hot and red from blushing!! I really dont even know how to respond.. Thank you so much for your beautiful words ♡
Comment: Eva, this envelope tuck spot is amazing! I can see the work you put into this swap, and I appreciate every bit of it! The lady who delivers mail to my neighborhood said that this is the most beautiful piece of mail she has ever seen, and I had to show her what was inside, as it is just fabulous. You have two fans in Kalamazoo, Michigan (which was originally settled by colonies of Dutch people, and today there are more Dutch names here than any other nationality)!
Response: Hahaha goshhh what big compliments!! *big smile* and what a splendid reaction from the mail lady! Your review and the next one made me blush deep red! Thank you for your wonderful words ♡ I have to google where you live now! ;)
Comment: Update - I can understand why you had a concern now when no rating had been made and your present had a mini adventure all of its own.
I opened this on Christmas day, in a heap of other small swap parcels, but it being bigger it went last. GOSH! I have never had a little book like it, what is it? is this what they call a flip book. I am enchanted by it and want to make my own now, thank you so much for this gift I adore it. I daren't take everything out though incase I destroy it, its currently on my desk and I keep twiddling all the different pages. ossum stuffs!
Response: Hehe you're welcome! I hope you liked what I made .. and that you had a great and sparkly Christmas this year :)
Thank you for rating and the <3
Happy & Healthy 2020!
Comment: Thank you Eva for the lovely napkins I will certainly be able to use them in my projects and also the extras that you added thank you so much. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a great new year.
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you for rating and the <3 :)
We had a very nice .. and especially very relaxed Christmas this year!
Wishing you a wonderful New Years Eve and lots of luck for 2020!
Comment: Eva, thank you so much for the wonderful packages that arrived through my letterbox. A gorgeous folder and I loved the Anton Pieck illustration and the tags. It was lovely to get this swap and I hope we have more in the future. Thanks for joining. Enjoy the coming season. Best wishes Ja
Response: Happy to craft for you! :) Thank you for your nice rating and a <3
I hope you had wonderful holidays and will have a splendid evening tomorrow night.. wishing you all the best for 2020 and hope we'll be matched up again soon!
Comment: Thank you VERY MUCH for everything!! * * * *
Many hearts and stars for you! Thank you for reading my profile, I can tell you did. I LOVE THE FLIP BOOK. Love , love, love the cute little acorn charms, too cute. So many great things. I can see using ALL of it down to the bee comb washi tape use to seal one of the packages ( I have a journal that I already put it in) . I can't wait ti start using the rest. You made my day! : )
Response: *smile*.. well you gave me a lot to go on! It's always easier to do a great swap when someone has an elaborate profile to use as a source of inspiration.. I find some appropriate things in my stash.. start working something out and then it just always comes together nicely in the end.. hehe luv that you re-used the washi tape!!
Comment: Thank you for all the time and effort you clearly put into our swap. The box that it arrived in was a huge WOW! I’ve never thought to decorate the packaging that way. with jewels and flower embellishments. The envelope flip you made is very cute and creative. I like the way you added glassine envelopes to put items for me inside and the metal clips you use. My favorite is the gorgeous tags and mostly the book page envelope you made. How on earth did you make that? All the extras you added that had such a vintage look felt like I took a trip back in time. The little charms are adorable. I will forever treasure this swap. Thank you so much for everything!
Response: *smile* .. well I am very happy that you liked everything!
The envelope is made from the old French book that I found, from back when I was in school.. I lined it with plain writing paper to give it some firmness. The paper by itself is so old, its kind of brittle. And the image on the outside is part of a napkin that I just put on there with a gluestick :)
Small trick.. very nice effect! ;)
Comment: Lieve Eva, nogmaals ontzettend bedankt voor je prachtige boekje en de mooie goodies. Wat een inspiratie! Ook wil ik je erg bedanken voor de moeite die je nam toen ik wat vragen had over het maken van het prachtige flipbook. You Rock!
Response: Grijnssss.. dankjewel!! :)
Ik vind het echt leuk om te maken, het is een heel fijn projectje. Het is makkelijk om in elkaar te knutselen en toch heeft het een heel tof effect vind ik!
Comment: SO GREAT! I got Package #1 today! I read the note, and I'm waiting for #2 to arrive before I go through everything else :) Thank you!!!
edit: I got Package #2 today!!! OMG SO WONDERFUL!!! Thank you so much!!!
Response: Hi Sandie :)
Hehe I am glad you liked everything.. it was kinda fun sending out a #1 and #2.. for extra surprise effect ;p
And thank you for your e-mail.. I read it and will reply soon!!
Comment: I love what you put together for me and especially because you challenged yourself to do it! I didn't used to like orange and then I found some scrapbook papers with orange that were so fun. I can't wait to use these in my fall journal.
Response: I have to admit that I came across some very beautiful fall-themed papers yesterday.. mainly orange (lots of pumpkins hehe).. and I'm actually considering purchasing it! ;) So thank you as well I guess!! :) And thank you rating me and the <3 you gave!
Comment: Thank you so MUCH!! This was such a lovely swap to receive <3 <3 You sent so many tags that I didn't know which swap it was for at first!! I've somehow never thought of using an actual tag that way, and It was so sweet to see so many yellow things. Thanks for an awesome swap!!
Response: Hehe.. yeah sometimes I get a bit carried away while I am crafting.. and usually my motto is: more is better. I just want to stuff the envelope so I make the best use of the postage that I put on :)
Thank you for rating me and the <3
Comment: WOW WOW WOW!!! LOVE the tags so so much. You make beautiful tags and with my name already printed on them, what an awesome touch. Thanks for sending almost twice as many as you were required, I will use them in my swaps starting today!!! Thanks again!
Response: hehehe lol I'm sitting here grinning.. thank you for your rating.. I'm glad my mail made you happy! There's more to come.. I mailed it to you yesterday! ;)
Comment: Eva, thank you sooo much for the lovely package you sent to me! :) I loved it so much!
Response: *smile* .. I'm glad you liked it! I Always find it a bit tricky to send again to someone you already partnered with.. will they be as happy with the mail as last time?? hehe it's like a challenge to put extra effort in your swap!
Thank you for the <3
Comment: Oh I'm not sure where to begin. Firstly Im happy that we could have this swap. I love all the handmade tags and note cards you included. Even more the maps (I've really been in need of some and you sent them at the right time) and all the other bits and bobs you included for me. Thank you so much for making my day. I spent quite a while admiring the tags because I'm in love with pressed flowers. ❤️
Response: Well I am glad you liked all of it! And that there were useful things in it for you :)
This was a very nice exchange I think.. I have as well already used some of the things that you sent me! I really like crafting with supplies I receive in Happy Mail.
Comment: Eva i recieved your beautifully decorated envelope yesterday and then when I opened it i was in awe of the gorgeous packaging and your note. I can't believe this was your first tagflip it is outstanding and absolutely stunning. The detail and love you put into everything your embellishments as well. I feel honoured to have been the reciever of your beautiful work please let me know your IG handle i tried to find you id like to tag you in the photos and give you a follow. I could keep writting about it all but you have seriously gone above and beyond. I found your binder rings the perfect size so i put them all together i find tagflips so much better when they are nice and chunky my only tip lovely. Thankyou again i am honoured to have this apart of my collection.
Response: Hey Amy!
Thank you so much for your feedback!! Hehe I'm grinning like a monkey right now :)
Yeah I really did my best, but I am always unsure when I make something for the first time.. I am really glad you liked it.
My instagram name is evanikita, I've pressed "follow" on yours :)
Thank you for your rating and the <3
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely beautiful and thoughtful swap! I loved it!
Response: ............ I was confused for a bit.. I thought huh? Haven't I sent this swap ages ago?? But then I recalled I had to resend because nothing had arrived....... I'm glad you got my swap this time!! And also glad you liked it :)
Thank you for the rating and <3!
Comment: Hi Eva, heel erg bedankt voor dit mooie pakketje! Was echt een feestje om open te maken ^.^ super leuk die mooie hangertjes! Ook erg blij met de washi, stickers en de kleine envelopjes <3
Response: Haaaii!! Haha ik raakte via jou vanmiddag zo verwikkeld in van alles en nog wat, dat ik vergat om je antwoord te geven.. Ik keek op je instagram en ik zag die ontzettend leuke ansichtkaarten die je had gekocht. Dus ik ging naar die website (Russisch) en daar verdronk ik in een zee van mooie plaatjes (I<3mooie plaatjes).. echt superleuk! Heb ook gelijk een bestelling geplaatst :) Dussssssssss: JIJ ook bedankt!! *smile* dankjewel voor het hartje en je rating!
Comment: Dear Eva, waaaauuu, it is an absolutely gorgeous package you sent me. We share a love for the same things :D :D. I really enjoyed unpacking ... starting with the great envelope and continuing with all these envelopes with beautiful stuff inside. Thank you very much, you really made my day.
Response: Hi Martina!
I'm happy you enjoyed the package. You're welcome and nice that I brightened your day :)
I had so much fun putting it together.. I discovered how much I like making blind envelopes.. but it's really hard to control myself weight-wise hehehe
Thank you for rating and the <3!
Comment: WOOOOW wat heb jij mij een prachtige botanical swap gestuurd. Ik was er wel even spraakeloos! wat een crea bea ben je! heel heel erg bedankt, van mij wel 10 hartjes! helemaal mijn stile! daar hou ik van. ik had het liefst niet eens de envelop open gemaakt :-) ik stuur je nog een mail over je vragen. dikke creative knuffel!
Response: Wat superfijn om te horen Jill :) zeker omdat jij de maker van de swap was! Dat geeft wel wat extra druk om heeeel erg je best te doen op de swap!! :) Zeker toen ik je ratings las, voelde ik some pressure building so to speak.. dus ben extra blij met je positieve rating! Dankjewel <3
Comment: Such a beautiful package. Everything is so pretty. I'd give you 10 hearts if I could. I've never seen an envelope decorated on the outside so pretty. Thank you so much.
Response: *smile*.. glad you enjoyed that. Too late (after closing it) I realised I had forgot to put the Monkey page in. I'll save them for you. We'll probably be matched again.. or else I'll send them to you sometime in the future.. :)
Comment: I love everything so much. You put so much time in your package and the love and effort you put in shows 💖thank you so much . I really love it. My favorite where the fabric stickers and the vellum paper with the quotes 😻thank you again!!
Response: Well you are very welcome! It was so much fun to make a blind envelope! It was only my second one, but I was very excited making it.. I'm glad you liked your package!
Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Wow! This was so much fun! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. From the moment the envelope arrived all decorated so nicely, to the notecard, to all the goodies....it was just a joy! I hope the person I sent to gets even a 10th of the enjoyment from theirs as I got from this. If I could give you 10 stars, I would. Very thoughtful items.
Response: :D You're welcome!! It was a lot of fun to put together.. also because I try to imagine my swap partner unwrapping it and having fun going through the goodies!! I received mine today and it was SO cool! hehe It's so nice to surprise and be surprised in return! :)
Comment: Everything is so charming. I love that you took the time to write the recipe in both english and french. I love crepes. I'm one of those Canadians who took some basic French (grade school and one 100 level university course) but that's it. No practice though, so I'm way too rusty. I've been to Quebec a few times (love that province) and they graciously accommodated me in english.
That little Oops attachment is cute. The multiple washi tapes made the envelope look bohemian in style (which I really like). And I love that you wrote from a little French town (Provence I assume based on Gloire de Mon Pere). So charming. Thank you for sharing ES/WS.
Response: What a nice big comment you give :) It was fun making that swap for you.. good practice to translate French into English for me.. I dont do that often!
The little French town I wrote from is Boissières; in the Quercy area (near Toulouse).. But more or less sort of the same vibe/atmosphere as in that movie (which I love!). Vibrantly hot in the summer with gazillions of crickets and cicades.
Comment: I wish I could give you like 5 stars! Even just the envelope was too gorgeous to open. The art is beautiful. We’re a lot alike, loving the sparkles. I love your note, the star charm, everything! I’ve never been to Burning Man, but my cousin, David Starfire, usually plays it every year. I’ll check out that documentary. Again, thanks so much! Super happy mail. You are my goals! ✨😁✨
Response: Wooow!! If my cousin did stuff like that I would stalk him just as long until he took me with him hahaha what a show!!
Thank you for the rating and the heart! :) I advice you to also check the other Art Studio Drift has made.. its very very awesome! :)
Comment: Eva, I wish so much I could give you more than I heart. I was BLOWN AWAY by this happy mail! Oh my goodness. You went above and beyond and obviously read my profile--THANK YOU for everything you sent! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: *sMiLe* :D
I reread the mail you sent me as well.. so nice! I did not yet think of a name for the envelope, but this invention developed itself a bit after a few swaps :) .. the straps make me think a little of old fashioned suspenders.. haha or bra straps ;p
You're very welcome anyways and nice if you use it as well! :)) Let me know how it worked for you?
Comment: Hi Eva. What happy mail to receive today! The envelope, the note card, the postcard, the quote - were all wonderful. And your kind words made my day.
Did you know that Marianne Williamson is running for president of the US? Yes, it's true!
Response: No! ! I did not have a clue! ! I will Google on it to learn morele! I think she is a much better choice than the current president. ..
Thank you for rating.. im so glad That it arrived in the end and That you liked it :) t/y 4 the ♡♡♡
Comment: Boy oh boy, I do like creating swap themes because I get such nice cards. Cut n paste are my favourite because people tend to send the most interesting postcards. I loved the back of you postcard. All of the colours and all of the information and translations. It's a really fun card to get. I had no idea that basecamps in Europe could be so family oriented with lots of activities and not expensive.
Re: wandering, yes I usually wander most days. Often in the same locations but I try to look at things with a fresh eye. In the summer especially, there's always something new to see.
Response: Well! I didn't know I liked making the cut & paste so much. The other day I did one from my husbands artbooks and decorated it with washi and stamps and charms & things.. it was sooo nice to pimp up a (stupid) advertisement card to something so cool!
I'm gonna be wandering off to France pretty soon.. lots of new things to see as well.. and old (haha my parents).. I'll be looking for more of your cool swaps when i get back :)
Comment: Thank you for your answers. I used to live in Gdańsk. It's not so far from where I live now - Kościerzyna. I love me-day sounds so great!!! Thanks for re-sending. I guess the first email got lost. It happens. Internet is huge. Haha ;)
Response: Hehe swaps get lost in the mail and online as well sometimes.. No worries! :) .. and yeah.. if I ever become president I-love-me-day is going to happen! Fireworks galore*!*!*!*
Comment: Thanks a lot for all the stuff you put in the gorgeoous envelope :)
Response: You're welcome!! So nice to send a package to Paris! <3
I did google-maps on where you live.. so close by Le Marais.. Do you know this fabulous little restaurant called Chez Janou (if you don't mind a long wait.. I warmly recommend) <3
Comment: Thank you for your answers! :) I also hate cleaning the windows, that's why they are always dirty at ours. But I will have to force myself to clean them soon. I'm glad you enjoyed answering my questions! :)
Response: With pleasure :)
Thank you for your rating.. and the heart!!
Comment: If only I could give 100 ♥️‘s!!!! I cannot say enough kind words about what you sent Eva... I love everything. Not only did you read my profile, but the time & effort you put into this happy mail was above & beyond. It’s definitely in the TOP 3 BEST SWAPS and mail I’ve ever received in almost 10 years here. Thank you so much ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Response: *BWAG* :))
Thank you!! hehe .. I just Very Much Love to craft.. and I try to make everything I do just as pretty as I'd like to receive it myself!
Very glad you liked it and thank you so much for the <3