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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: June 19, 2019
Birthday: July 18, 1990
Country: Germany
Instagram (spoiler alert)

About Me

Hiya! I'm 28 years old and live in Germany. My life revolves around teaching English, traveling, food and making art. I enjoy swapping and creating snailmail to unwind :)

A NOTE ON SWAPS

I am a very reliable swapper and will always send swaps on time. Please send me a private message if you think something went wrong regardless - I will glady resend items, but please do contact me before giving me a bad rating. Although Germany has an excellent (and for the most part quite reliable) postal system, it is not uncommon for swaps to take 4-6 weeks to arrive at overseas destinations. The longest my mail has travelled so far was 8 weeks to India - so please allow some time to pass :)

I pledge to rate my swap partners as soon as I receive their swap. If you haven't heard from me, this means I haven't received your swap.

Please note: I mark my swaps as "sent" whenever 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 a Saturday or Sunday). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that :)

If you've miraculously been assigned as my partner in two swaps simultaneously, feel free to save on postage and send your swaps in one envelope :)

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 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 would absolutely love if you included a personal note, even if it's just a sentence about who you are and what you love.

I really enjoy sending snail mail, and even more so I love receiving responses. I would love to hear back from you (even if the swap doesn't call for it) if you feel like the things I sent spoke to you especially, or something I wrote sparked your interest. I'm always looking for penpals :) Just leave a comment in your rating or in your swap.

I'm fairly easy to please, but there are some things I'm especially passionate about:

❤ I am in love with stationery - I collect stickers, washi tapes and sticky notes or note sheets/memo sheets especially. I love making happy mail - flip books, handmade envelopes, collages, ... I really want to give bullet journalling a go but I just enjoy watching videos about bujo-ing for now :)

❤ 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. For a while I carried my sketchbook everywhere and I want to get back to making more art. 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 fulfills me with such excitement. I'm always experimenting with new plants - this year I'm trying to raise a physalis plant. I would love to receive seeds from your country - flowers, vegetables, fruits, anything!

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, Christmas tree ornaments (flat wooden ones), 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), 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), 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, ...

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.

❤ masking sticker paper (the type of sticker sheets that come in playing card size - they are so hard to find!)

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

❤ postcards from the United States National Parks vintage series.

❤ vintage maps and vintage map designs

❤ airmail stickers

❤ kawaii (brand, e.g. Sanrio) stationery (letter sets, envelopes, stickers, ...)

❤ La Dolce Vita Girls stickers/washi tape

Things I don't like

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:

♦ free/ad and touristic postcards

♦ glitter washi tape

♦ 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 (I have too many and don't really have a use for them)

♦ religious items

♦ anything fairies, mystical, dragons, medieval, ...

Flakers and 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 ♥

  • @gracekcastle in Mail Art Happy Mail - Color Themed - user has deleted her profile.

NON-RATERS

  • @PurplePlatypus for the ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #12 ☆ swap - now partially suspended.

  • @Nyu for the GROUP: ES: Sweet tooth Easter aftermath

Ratings

neea1989 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #14 ☆ on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for such a great selection of goodies! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi and adorable cat stickers!!
Cobweb rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 15 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Silvia, I choose some cute ones and added a few different ones. Have a great day.
Phenyx rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for passing along the washi bag. We've been partnered so many times now that I recognise your writing as well. I definitely saw some samples which I'm excited to pick. Much love.
Itti rated for Open When Letters on Jun 14, 2019
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Comment: You are amazing, I love this swap. I felt so loved and cared for just opening the "open when you receive this" envelope. (I totally agree about the connection, I felt like that when preparing my swap too!) I love how you've decorated all the envelopes and I really appreciate the "categories" you chose for when I should open them. As someone who struggles with their mental health, I feel like these will help a lot. Thank you so much again ❤️
Response: Your rating makes me so happy. I truly hope you will enjoy each and every one of the envelopes ❤️
blkwlf rated for Old Book Pages on Jun 11, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for rating me! :) I'm happy you received these so soon!
dancingtiger rated for Old Book Pages on Jun 11, 2019
5
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Comment: fab selection- thank you
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart. Enjoy crafting with these goodies :)
Milla84 rated for Fun and random sticker swap on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Silvia so much for the stickers! You send so many and all different. Loved the birds!! ❤❤❤
Response: Thank you for your sweet rating and the heart, Milla! I'm so happy you enjoy the stickers :) I tried to be as random as possible!
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Comment: I have received your traveling postcard. Have a great summer !
Response: Thanks for your rating! I hope you have a great summer yourself.
Fraggle80 rated for ES: Flip Book on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: Thankyou for the lovely Flipbook and goodies, so pretty and unique. 💜
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. I'm so happy you like the flipbook!
brookeasaur rated for Sticky Note Smörgåsbord on Jun 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all these fun sticky notes ! :) So excited to see this gorgeous envelope in my mailbox today !! Thank you for this awesome swap, happy swapping!! :)
Response: Yay, thanks for your rating! I'm so glad I could make you happy :)
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card! Yeah, Sailor Moon merch is impossible to find here too :/ I started watching the show when I was about 12 years old and it started airing in a Finnish tv. Sailor Moon is my favorite senshi because she never gives up the fight, and I love her hair too :) Danke schön und tschüss!
Response: Thanks for your rating and the card! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love how our "Sailor Moon history" is similar :)
Phenyx rated for For the love of Quotes on Jun 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful book filled with quotes. It's so much more than what I could've asked for. I love how you decorated the pages and especially the transparent sheets of quotes. 😘❤️
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I'm beyond happy I could make you happy with this book filled with quotes. I had so much fun filling it - I'm thinking of making one for myself too :) Thanks for hosting this amazing swap! It's been my favorite on here so far!
moonfayri rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Jun 4, 2019
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Comment: I received the bag today. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for your tating! :)
5
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Comment: thank you!
Response: Thank you for rating me and the heart :)
vlhafer54 rated for ISS Animal PC on May 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card - I've never been to Paris but I have book called 'The Cat Made Me Buy It', It's about advertising done with cats and the 'Chat Noir' postcard you sent is on the cover!
Response: That sounds like a fun book! :) Thanks for your rating and the heart. Happy swapping!
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Comment: I promised myself I wouldn't read any of these and put them randomly in my jar. Thanks for being in such a meaningful swap. ♥♥
Response: Thank you so much for your sweet rating and hosting this wonderful swap! I hope the RAKs will bring a smile to your face when you read them. xx
Jsereg001 rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt on May 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful washi samples!!
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for participating in my swap :)
LadyJo rated for Random Acts Of Happiness For a Jar on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the quotes for my jar! It will be nice to pick encouraging quotes.
Response: You're very welcome :) Thanks for your rating and the heart!
brookeasaur rated for Floral/Botanical washi swap on May 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for this gorgeous washi! The first pink floral one I am in absolute love with I can't wait to use it! Also thank you for those extra planner stickers :) Happy Swapping!
Response: Ohh yay, I'm happy you like the washi samples so much. I hope you can put everything to good use :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!

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Comments

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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