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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm a 30 year old female living in Germany. I'm a high school language teacher (English and German) and I'm most passionate about traveling, cooking, snail mail/penpaling and papercrafts. I have a multitude of creative and (some might argue) retirement-appropriate hobbies, ranging from those I dedicate all my free time to (currently: sketching, acrylic and watercolor painting, journaling, letter writing, happy mail) and those half-forgotten in boxes under my bed (aka embroidery, soap and jewelery making, scrapbooking, etc.).

A NOTE ON SWAPS

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, swaps might take additional time to arrive. Please get in touch before rating me for a swap you haven't received. I'm keeping track of how long swaps are traveling (currently between 2-6 weeks to destinations in North America, up to 3 months to Asian countries).

Please note: I mark my swaps as "sent" the day I drop them off into a mailbox. These mailboxes might not be emptied and the swaps stamped until the day after (or the Monday after, if it's the weekend). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that.

Why I'm here & what I like

I've had pen pals from all across the globe since my early teen years. Exchanging mail and small gifts has sparked my interest in learning about how people live in different parts of the world, the languages they speak, the things they collect, the food they enjoy, the art they make and what they feel passionate about. I will try to go out of my way to make people happy - I hope this passion will show in the things I send.

I appreciate swaps that show the sender has put time and thought into what they put together. I feel like it's very disheartening to receive sloppily assembled bits and pieces that show little consideration for my likes or dislikes.

ABC

A airmail labels/stickers, address labels, artwork, art supplies, art journals, Artbox characters, astrology, ...

B botanicals, brush pens, baker's twine, Broadway, ...

C craft paper (esp. envelopes), colored pencils, cacti, candy, cut-outs (esp. from vintage books), crystals, Chicago Bears...

D Delta Goodrem (I've been a die hard fan for 15 years :D), drawing, DIY, die cuts, ...

E ephemera (especially vintage or with writing on it), embroidery supplies (thread, patterns, etc.), English paperbacks, ...

F flip-books, Flow magazine, food-themed stickers and postcards, female character stickers, foliage designs, feminism, floral designs, fleamarkets ...

G gelly roll pens, grid patterns, geometric shapes and patterns, gardening, galaxies, gold embossing, guache paint, ...

H handwritten quotes, Harry Potter, homemade things, ...

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan, ...

K kawaii, Korean culture and food, ...

L La Dolce Vita Studio designs, ...

M maps (esp. vintage maps), memo sheets, matcha tea, memo pads/sheets, minimal designs, mason jars, marble designs, meditation, ...

N notepads/sheets, NFL...

O oriental designs, ...

P planets, pastel colors, plants, postage stamps, paper crafting, penpaling, polaroids, paperbacks, pennants ...

Q quotes, ...

R reading, rubber stamps, recipe cards, recipes, ...

S stickers, Sailor Moon, scrapbook supplies, succulents, seeds (flowers, herbs, veggies, ...), Suatelier, shaker pockets, snacks from your country, stationery items, sketches, sticker bags, Stardew Valley, Sandylion stickers ...

T tea, toiletry items (soap, lotion, face masks, ...), typewriters (and text typed on typewriters), travel journalling, trinkets, twine, ...

U universe, ...

V vintage paper, vintage books and illustrations, ...

W washi tape, wax seals & wax seal stamps, watercolors, waterproof pens, ...

X Y Z ...

Wishlist

Lately I've been really into collecting these items, so if you happen to want to get rid of any of these, I'd be thrilled to give them a new home.

❀ washi tape (esp. grid pattern, plain earthy/pastel/muted colors, postal/mail related, galaxies and night skies, floral and/or plants, kawaii, food-related, travel-related, maps)

❀ homemade paper (samples)

❀ letter-writing paper/sheets from notepads

❀ paper doilies (any size, any color)

❀ anything matcha tea related :)

❀ vintage book pages, illustrations (esp. flowers, plants, birds and maps), sheet music, ephemera (esp. tickets, note sheets, ...), etc.

❀ drip coffee bags & tea bags (all are welcome!)

❀ postcards from United States National Parks, especially the vintage series/editions

❀ Japanese & Korean stationery (e.g. La Dolce Vita, Suatelier stickers, MT washi tape, Artbox characters, etc.)

❀ airmail stickers

❀ customized address labels

❀ wax sealing beads (any colors are welcome)

Favorite Themes

β˜… Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, house plants, etc.)

β˜… color-themed (my favorites are yellow, neutrals, blue, dark green and earthy tones)

β˜… universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

β˜… travel-themed

β˜… food-related

β˜… postal/mail-themed

Please DON'T send!

I consider it common courtesy not to send items I wouldn't like receiving myself (such as poor quality items, broken, ripped or torn, etc.) - after all, we're all here to enjoy swapping and bring joy to our swap partners. That being said - I'm not too picky (because I can always pass on things I don't have a use for), but these are items that I prefer less:

♦ 3D and puffy stickers

♦ any type of postcards (except for the ones listed on my wishlist) - I don't collect or send them, please save them for someone who does!

♦ things with mundane/trite phrases - think "Keep calm and...", "live, laugh, love", "I love you", etc. - this includes stickers and die cuts especially.

♦ childish things, e.g. Disney, cartoon-characters, reward stickers, free/ad stickers (e.g. those that come in cereal boxes or candy bars)

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ bookmarks (I have far too many and only ever need one)

♦ religious (except for Buddhism) and holiday-related (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.) items; please no Americana/USA flags

♦ smiley faces and emojis

Ratings

bluecrayons rated for GIVEAWAY: Etsy shop coupons on Oct 26, 2020
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Comment: have a blessed day,
lilsiyh rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #30 β˜† on Oct 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your truly amazing package! <3
samsstuff rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R54 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely journal to work on!
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Comment: Thank you for the rainbow washi. It was a great selection of tapes. Also for the Elvis Slept Here card. It will go in the book with the rest of my Elvis related cards.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute floral stickers! πŸ’•πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸ’–πŸŒΈπŸ’•
Itchy rated for DESTASH STICKERS & WASHI TAPES on Sep 25, 2020
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Comment: HI SIlvia! Thank you so much for the nice stickers and washi-tape!! :D
erosxart rated for Stickers, Stickers, Stickers #2 on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the variety of stickers, a beautifully decorated envelope, and all the washi tape samples. I'm excited to use them to decorate my journal and snail mail. Thanks again for everything. Take care!
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Comment: I love every bit of this swap, including the beautifully decorated envelope! I already used some if the items in my journal spread for this week. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
jillianstella rated for Ugly Washi :) on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: HAHA! I love how some of your Washi samples are ones that I would like and use! This was a super fun swap thank you for the samples and for doing it with me! 😁😁
dally rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #15 on Sep 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the bags (I agree, they're SO fun!), and for the extra goodies. I LOVE all 3 washi samples, not just the Paris one! I sew for a living, and this is actually the first sewing washi I've gotten, so I'm pretty tickled with it. :D
MiekeC rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R53 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: And thanks for the masking tape.
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Comment: Hello Silvia, Thank you sooo much for these Japanese goodies. Loved the Washi, all cute memo, stickers and the way you decorated the envelop, it's very beautiful. Have a nice day <3<3
Michelleparker rated for Send stuff from the list #4 on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for al this great stuff!! ! I love everything!
Ace330660 rated for Receipt Roll Collage! on Sep 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your collage roll ! Can't wait to use it !
Chocopan rated for EML: Summer Vibes Flipbook on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you soooo much for the beatiful flipbook! It's so cool and loved all the goodies too <3
KIllerMal rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #28 β˜† on Aug 23, 2020
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Comment: CIAO :) thank you for your wonderful envelope and the many things you entered. the sheets are beautiful, so are the postcards, washi and stickers <3 I hope to make good use of everything!
cmalaina rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #13 on Aug 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the bags :) and will pass along in the next round
yukikumo2005 rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, I really like all the items you gave me :)
owlsaremonsters rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the amazing goodies! I will have to listen to the playlists you sent and plant the flower seeds! Stay safe & happy swapping <3
sugabb rated for *MS*: THEMED ENVELOPE #1 on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I can tell you really took your time reading my profile and packaging everything. I appreciate and love all the care and goodies you put into this swap!

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Comments

MexiMidge on Jul 1, 2020:

Love your profile! Can I use your ABC idea on my page? :-)

Rainydancer on Apr 21, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

Mye on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you very much for sending home my washi bag, they arrived safely. 😊

cloudjun on Jul 31, 2019:

Hello love, thank you so much for angeling the washi tape scavenger hunt swap <3 I really appreciate it, and will enjoy the great selection of washi samples you have curated for me.

earthnk on Feb 11, 2019:

Handwritten quote is winging its way to you as of an hour ago. It was nice to share. 😊

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