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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: January 16, 2021
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 (illustrations rather than photography)

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

❤ If you're in the US and can get your hands on Ranch dressing/dip seasoning mixes, I would be forever grateful! :) They are impossible to find in Germany and it looks like I won't be able to travel to the US for a while to stock up :(

❤ customized return address labels

❤ wax sealing beads (any colors are welcome)

Favorite Themes

★ Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, house plants, etc.)

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

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ travel-themed

★ food-related

★ 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

Gionanna rated for *MS*: THEMED ENVELOPE #5 on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Silvia for a lovely package!
Response: Oh, I'm so happy you received it now after this odysseey! I'm glad you enjoyed what I sent you :)
kgomez101 rated for 🐞 Tiny Sticker Swap #1 🐛 on Dec 30, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the little stickers, I loved them!
tisha rated for Stickers and a Christmas Card on Dec 15, 2020
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Comment: Dear Silvia, Thank you so much for the nice card and the cute stickers you added, all in a lovely handmade envelope ! Love it all !
taledo rated for WASHI TAPES SAMPLES CRAZY SWAP on Dec 9, 2020
5
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Comment: thank you for all of the washi you sent and the extras
5
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MailArtbyJac rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #19 on Nov 24, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you very much!
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Comment: After a little detour (silly postmen) this swap finally arrived, and what a gorgeous postcard! The envelope(s) were decorated beautifully and I loved the story and quotes you added. There's even an extra bag of goodies included, but I'm saving that for opening another day :D thank you so much Silvia!
5
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Comment: In fact, they are very beautiful Washi! Thanks!
kittyfun rated for MAIL ART: Birds on Nov 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Loved everything you included! Thank you!
Amelia rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #17 on Nov 19, 2020
5
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Comment: Yay! It got here!
fromkamy rated for 💌 Destash your sticker sheets! on Nov 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and being patient with me while I was moving. I love all the stickers you sent. As well as the extra bits you included. I’m going to start journaling and snail mailing with them right away. Again, thank you.
eshasketch rated for Pass it on/Destash 💌💌💌 on Nov 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail!💕
PlannerCoz rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #29 ☆ on Nov 15, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so so much for all the goodies. I love it all and they're my fave kind of swaps too
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely gifts 😍 I’m soo looking forward to starting to open this small gifts 😍 and thank you for the extras you send 😊 hope you will have a lovely start of this Christmas holidays 😊
LiisaS rated for ES November Care Package on Nov 5, 2020
5
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Comment: thank you so much for the lovely care package! :) I enjoyed unpacking it! I could feel the love and effort you put in it! 🥰 Take care!
laurenaraya rated for Japanese stationery swap on Oct 28, 2020
5
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Comment: this was hands down the coolest thing i have ever gotten in the mail- i wish i could give you 1000 hearts! the 90's sailor moon comic was so cool, thank you so much for such a lovely letter!
itsnobody rated for GIVEAWAY: Etsy shop coupons on Oct 28, 2020
5
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Comment: Hello! Hope you and your loved ones are healthy. Stay safe. Hugs from Bulgaria!
RachelM rated for GIVEAWAY: Etsy shop coupons on Oct 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Hola from Spain!! I hope you are enjoying the autumn. Take care. Hugs 🥰🥰.
Jayofjournals rated for GIVEAWAY: Etsy shop coupons on Oct 27, 2020
5
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Comment: Very rainy greetings from Austria! Have an amazing day and spread love and joy! Stay safe and healty. Lots of love, Julia :)
JenniferM555 rated for GIVEAWAY: Etsy shop coupons on Oct 26, 2020
5
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Comment: Have a lovely day

Rating Overview

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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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