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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm 29 years old and live in Germany. My life revolves around teaching, traveling, food and making art.

A NOTE ON SWAPS

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 the passions they carry. 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 love collecting recipes and learning about the foods you (and your family) enjoy. Send me a recipe card and tell me a little bit about why you enjoy making this dish, where you learned about it, etc. and you will make me very happy! If the recipe calls for special seasoning, why not share some with me? :) Nothing makes me more excited than experimenting in the kitchen!

❤ I have recently been getting into drawing and sketching again. I enjoy watercolor painting, and sketching with (colored) pencils and black ink pens. Maybe one day I'll feel brave enough to share my art with the world or send it in my swaps.

❤ I love gardening - both my parents are gardeners and I grew up around flowers and plants. Watching plants grow from seeds fills me with such excitement. I would love to receive anything that's related to botanicals and, of course seeds from your country - flowers, vegetables, fruits, anything!

❤ I'm a language teacher (German and English) and one day will find time to learn additional languages. You can make me very happy if you write down a note in a language you speak that isn't German or English and teach me what it means :)

ABC

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

B botanical designs (on stickers, washis, postcards, ...), books, brushes (for painting), baker's twine, Broadway, ...

C craft paper (esp. envelopes), colored pencils, cacti-themed things (stickers, washis, ...), chocolate, candy, cut-outs (esp. from vintage books), crystals, Chicago Bears (my partner is a huge fan, she would be forever grateful for anything that has to do with them!)...

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, ...

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

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

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan - esp. Japanese stationery, Jasmine tea, ...

K kawaii, Korean culture and food, ...

L La Dolce Vita Studio designs, lime green, liquorice, leaves, ...

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

N notepads/sheets, National Park postcards (from the United States Vintage National Park postcard collection), nougat, ...

O oriental designs, ...

P planets, pastel colors, plants, postage stamps, paper crafting, penpaling, polaroids, paperbacks (in English language), pennants (vingage pennants from your country/state) ...

Q quotes, ...

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

S stickers, Sailor Moon, Scandinavian/Swedish designs, scrapbook supplies, succulents, seeds (flowers, herbs, veggies, ...), shaker pockets, snacks from your country, stationery items, sketches, sticker bags, Sandylion stickers (small sticker sheets that were popular in the 90s :D) ...

T tea (anything but chamomile and rooibos/red bush), 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, wooden Christmas tree ornaments, waterproof pens, ...

X Y Z ...

TO BE CONTINUED

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.

❤ pretty letter-writing paper/sheets from pretty notepads

❤ masking sticker paper

❤ Sailor Moon anything: merchandise, stationery, comics, ... :)

❤ (Korean) drip coffee bags & tea bags (no roibos/red bush tea, please! Anything else is much appreciated.)

❤ postcards from the United States National Parks vintage series

❤ vintage maps and vintage maps

❤ airmail stickers

❤ kawaii stationery (letter sets, envelopes, stickers, ...)

❤ La Dolce Vita Girls stickers/washi tape

❤ Embroidery supplies (thread, patterns, fabric, hoops, etc.)

Themes

★ Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, also including cacti & succulents, house plants, etc.)

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

★ aztec, Australian Aboriginal and Native American (e.g. Navajo)

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ kawaii

★ travel-themed

★ postal/mail-themed

Dislikes

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:

♦ ATCs

♦ 3D stickers

♦ free/ad and touristic postcards

♦ Valentine's Day stickers or stickers, die cuts, postcards, etc. that say "I love you"

♦ overly cute things (kawaii is fine), cartoons or childish characters and Disney-related items

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ anything that smells like nicotine

♦ bookmarks

♦ religious items

♦ anything with unicorns, clowns, fairies, dragons, medieval, ...

♦ magazine cut-outs (unless from Flow magazine and unless the swap calls for it)

Flakers & Angels

I'm sad I have to include this section in my profile. However, anyone who has offered to angel in a swap you've been flaked in deserves a special shout-out, so this section is for you ♥

Ratings

Daithra rated for flow Magazine Lovers Happy Mail Swap on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, the binding of the notebook is really interesting and I cannot wait to try it when I make my own journal inserts :)
Saskatch rated for National Park post card on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Vielen Dank für deine schöne Postkarte! Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch, aber es war genug, um deine Nachricht zu verstanden 😉 Ich habe als ein Kind die Golden Gate Bridge besucht, es ist einfach toll!
Phenyx rated for Washi Bag #8 (Int'l) on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: I think somehow I didn't save the rating. Thank you for passing along the bags.
Ladyadybug rated for Anything Goes Flip-book! #2 on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Such a wonderful surprise to receive another beautifully crafted flipbook from you :) Thank you so much for the loveliness!
dawnakaulen rated for National Park post card on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful PC, thank you!
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Comment: Hallo Silvia, vielen herzlichen Dank für deinen wunderschönen Brief! Ich liebe das selbst gemachte Kuvert. Ich folge dir ebenfalls auf Instagram, um ein bisschen inspiration zu bekommen. Ich wünschte ich könnte dir mehr als ein Herz geben. Vielen Dank nochmal! 😍 ♥️
neea1989 rated for Europe: Random washi tape samples on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: I love the colourful pretzel tape! 🥨 Thank you! 💕
Phenyx rated for WTL: Washi Bag #9 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Hahaha... And I recognise your handwriting. I think this will prove to be a bonus for our friendship. Thank you for passing on the bags.
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Comment: I was so blessed by all the goodies you sent thank you so much. i liked reading your lists. i love that you made a lil book.
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Comment: Vielen Danke! I loved it so so much, it was beautifully crafted and I feel like I learnt a lot.
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Comment: thanks!
DreamCloud rated for All the washi on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Silvia, thank you so much for the lovely selection of washi tape and the beautiful happy mail that you created! I love it all <3
GirlMomToTwo rated for WTL: Washi Bag #9 on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks gal! The envie and your little note was cute!
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Comment: Danke für all das washi tape und all die zusätzlichen goodies für mein bullet journal! Hab mich sehr über alles gefreut, das war wirklich ein happy Mail 😊
jasdeepk rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #21 ☆ on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: OMG!! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies! I especially enjoyed the gorgeous paper you sent, the one with the animal prints were just amazing! thank you for everything else including the washi, I can never have enough!
ladybug513 rated for SIE: Washi Tape Sample Selection on Jan 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great washi samples and the cute die cuts! Love them 😊
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Comment: Will keep these moving along🤩
cmalaina rated for Blind washi swap #2 on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
ubx rated for JAPANESE themed mail! on Jan 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies you send me :)
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Comment: One of the best swaps I have ever received! so thoughful and with lovely details that I adored like the pages in old German, the recipe and the stamps. You have such a neat handwriting! if you ever wish to do a private swap - I would love to try that curcuma & ginger tea again- please let me know as I would definitely be up for it :-) Thank you, Silvia.
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet rating. I'm so happy you enjoy what I sent you. I'd love to do a private swap with you - I'll send you a private message! :)

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Comments

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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