Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2017 5:06 am


Date Joined: January 14, 2017
Last Online: December 10, 2017

Country: Canada

About Me


I mark as send when I drop off my mail at the big red boxes at the end of my street (usually on the weekends) and they get postmarked when they eventually make their way to the post office and the workers get around to it. A lot slips by though and I'm always getting mail with 0 postmarkings so I'm guessing it's the same with mail I send to others.

Hi, I'm a huge lover of kawaii things and I love crafting! I used to be really into making amigurumi and am trying to destash them in my etsy shop.

Lately I've been into the idea of creating a vintage/Victorian/steampunk junk journal. (Without spending any more money)

As an etsy seller I have a lot of shipping supplies in bulk so I thought swap-bot would be perfect for me! I know I'm a newbie with only a few swaps complete, but I've shipped hundreds of packets on Etsy so I know my way around Canada Post.

Right now my latest obsession is kawaii memo notepad papers!

Swaps you'll probably find me at are type 2, most likely tea swaps (I love to drink tea!) And flat surprise swaps due to the flexibility.

And in Canada there is a big price different in postage between under 2 cm (document) and thicker than that is parcel which costs $$$

I am an extreme cheapskate. I will reuse packaging and I am not offended if I receive clearly reused bubble mailers which have been taped over with deco tape and have mailing labels slapped on top of old mailing labels.

I don't go out and spend money for a swap, I just use what I have available. At the thrift store I stumbled upon a box of 20 notecards with envelopes for $1.99 so I'll be using those!

Also, I'm really big on giving extras, simply because I have a lot of stuff lying around that I don't like or use but are good quality and totally usable so I can't throw away XD. I always read my partner's profile a couple of times to match up something I have in my hoard that I think they'll like.

My swaps tend to be quantity over quality in that anything I have sent, I have had lying around that I wasn't using or planning to use so I can afford to give more than the minimum requirements. I've listed things I'm looking to get rid of below, and if you see anything that interests you feel free to send me a message.

Also, if the swap calls for a notecard, please give me a blank one and just slap a sticky note in it with your swap name and user ID.


I have no allergies.

In terms of tea, I'm good with anything as long as it doesn't have lemongrass. Right now I'm really into black teas and my favourite is darjeeling but I'm totally down to try new things!

In terms of kawaii these are my favourite characters:


-Little Fairy Tale


-Sentimenal Circus

-kamono hashikamo

-Any foods with faces

-Cat song

-Oji Panda


In terms of washi tape, I'm really looking for kawaii san-x character tape (I saw this sentimental circus one that said "for you" and I was dying)

And also vintage style/Victorian/steampunk/shabby/postmarked washi tapes!

POSTCARDS I like postcards of scenery, like cafes, bakeries, streets, snapshots etc... And pretty ones that look painted. I do not like pin-up girls, burlesque, or tacky postcards.


I'm looking for kawaii stuff in general

-Kawaii memo paper

-Kawaii stickers

-Kawaii washi or deco tape

-Would also really love empty rement boxes!

-Kawaii erasers

-Kawaii wooden pencils

-Kawaii badges/buttons/pins

-Kawaii resin pieces

-Clear takochu

-Unazukin doll

-Taiyaki charm

-Just starting to get into junk journelling, maybe some vintage ephemera

-Vintage looking paper (see images below)

-vintage/steampunk style fabric (scraps are okay)

-Metal Charms (leaves, feathers, gears, clocks, birdcages, dragonflies etc)

-Buttons in cute shapes (hearts, stars, flowers)

-Rubber/clear stamps with airmail themes or rustic, vintage kind of theme


-clear plastic treat bags with cute design

-kawaii page flag sticky notes


PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME I have no use for these items! Please try to avoid these, but if I do get them it's no big deal because I'll just regift them as extras.

-Religious/advertisement swag





-Greeting cards


-Nail files

-Beauty products (eg hand cream, body lotion)

-Origami paper





In terms of stationary, I'm only interested in kawaii and these are what I dislike

-non kawaii stationery

-Stationery with photographs of real food/animals/people

-Tsum tsum

-Disney anything

-Orange story


quirkyish rated for Christmas Postcard on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Cavallini postcard; I absolutely love it! I have never seen any episodes of Fairly Odd Parents, but I can imagine the effect. I am also of the Christmas-once-a-year camp. Hope you enjoy the holiday season!
bstrong rated for Winter PC - Best & Worst INT on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: First I love the card, thank you. I totally agree with you about everything for winter, definitely not my favourite season and I can't wait for it to end too. We have been spoiled so far by not having much snow, but when we do get snow it seems to rain after. Where it's nice to melt the snow, but not when it turns to ice. Safe walking and driving 😀
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies and your nice note! Love everything! And I love that you reused an envelope, so much character and all the heart stickers to cover up the previous senders address. It's cute and I'm keeping this one for my junk journal. Lol <3
ellecamino rated for ISS: Wishlist - November on Nov 23, 2017
Cleo101 rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the PC. Iove the goat stamps from Canada! So cute!
jlink rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: It may be the time to be jolly, but it also time for temperatures to make me hibernate!
ladyjbug rated for Christmas Postcards Canada on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
HelenG6 rated for Christmas Postcards Canada on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice Cavallini card of Paris. The washi tape used is nice.
NiniJae rated for It's Time to Recycle - 10 Int'l on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice swap. I can certainly use most of these "recycled" items. Good luck with school! :D
tees rated for Fill my socking- internationnal October on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: I really liked the gifts and the cute pen! Have you made the cute chicken egg pendant by yourself??
2bneat rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous 30 grams of goodies. I especially appreciate that you took the time to write a note. I hope you have a great adventure today and a happy mailbox.♥
frogginghappy rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap - I love the Alice in Wonderland stamps 😍 but all the items you chose we're great 😁. The book pages are really cool!
Comment: This was such a cute and fun swap. You have given me some ideas that I will use. You have made swap bot truely enjoyable. Thank you👍
FelinaSP rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #5 on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the exquisite selection of tea you sent me, I adore the Bigelow teza... just like the cute stickers and the always wanted washi, I thank you with all my heart, greetings from Chile!
AnnastinaS rated for Make someones day! ♥ on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: Wow! Irene, what all the wonderful things you sent to me! I liked all the stuffs :) Thank you!
dodie rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I love what you use to make your enveloppe: it seems to be an Ikea magazine. Thanks for the cut out, they are nice too
Comment: Definitely an extra special kawaii package. It was a delight to open! Thank you. ⭐️ I will reply as soon as I can. Cheers.
Comment: Hi there Irene, thank you so much for a great swap. I especially liked the vintage items and your note!
guinstar rated for 30 gram Envelope #4 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for everything!
mrsD rated for Letter Lover Swap on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: really terrific goodies, especially the stationery and stickers! thank you xo

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bblue on Dec 3, 2017:

Hey! I bought the Jinbesan letter set from JanetStore (http://www.janetstore.url.tw/). It's pretty inexpensive to shop from there, even with shipping.

anicka22 on Apr 12, 2017:

Thank you for the internationale small suprise mail tag. Especially love the red riding hood tape

redeemed on Feb 9, 2017:


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