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papercraftkath

papercraftkath
Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: August 19, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

Hello swapping friends! We are home from being away for most of July. I came home to the most fabulous stack of happy mail. Thank you so much friends! I have opened and rated everything, so if I haven't rated you I haven't received it (yet). I'll be going through my sent items shortly to make sure all has been received - if you could please do the same courtesy of rating me. Thanks!

If you are checking in to see my likes and dislikes, here are a few ideas. I love washi tape, stickers, scrapbook paper, notecards, postcards, book pages, Valentine's cards, ribbon, stamped images and empty Starbucks cards (with fun designs). I also like anything cat, dog, strawberry, floral, garden gnome, mail, coffee/tea, heart, rainbow, cloud, Kawaii, Hello Kitty, Pusheen, unicorn, llama, cactus, flamingo, shark, summer-y, Christmas, Halloween or Valentine's themed. I also have a daughter who is obsessed with bats (the flying ones) so anything bat is great too.

Please no scented items or food because of allergies, thank you! Most likely I will love what you choose to send. Just as another side note, I don’t check date stamps on my mail or your sent by dates because life happens and a day or two doesn’t matter to me so don’t worry about messaging me for these!

I think it's wonderful how many ways there are to connect with people all over the world through happy mail and swaps. The Internet can be a fabulous place to find like-minded people.

There's nothing quite like receiving a piece of art or writing in the mail, except perhaps sending one. For years I mailed creative little packages to people I knew, who were sort of interested in receiving them, but definitely didn't mail anything back. I was thrilled to discover swaps!

I participate in postcard, junk journal and pocket letter swaps through social media groups. I am on a first name basis with my neighbourhood post office staff. They remember me when I show up with my washi-taped packages and noisy children.

I spend much of my day looking after small people and a dog. Crafting and writing give me a nice break from the day-to-day monotony and also an opportunity to use the creative part of my brain.

I look forward to swapping with you! By the way, I always mail my swaps and save proof of mailing. It can take weeks for items to arrive from Canada. If you have any questions or concerns about something I mailed you, please let me know!

Favorite Crafts

My favourite themes for paper craft projects are birds, butterflies, children's books, the 80s, animals and quotes. I love brights colours, but if I had to pick just one colour it would definitely be blue. I most often make junk journals and ephemera to go with, as well as pocket letters. Shaker tags are my latest pocket letter endeavour.

I think stickers get a bad rap. A favourite part of childhood was my sticker book and I wish I still had it. I have found some vintage stickers in thrift stores and eBay and will one day re-create a sticker book (in an old photo album of course). I also send my kids stickers once a month through the mail and call it sticker club.

My washi tape collection is starting to rival my old sticker book collection. There are so many designs and colours, I find it hard not to buy a new roll when I go to the craft store!

Favorite Music

My favourite band is U2 and I love the song "Beautiful Day". My other favourite all time song is "Good Life" by OneRepublic. "Glitter and Gold" by Barns Courtney is a new favourite.

Some Canadian musicians I love are The Trews, Serena Ryder, the RAA, Reuben and the Dark and Ruth B. I have seen most of them live. They are all great, you should check them out!

Favorite Movies

I love going to the movies and not just for the popcorn (although also for the popcorn). A few years ago I started trying to see all the Academy Award best picture nominees before the awards aired. I am usually able to see most of them in time and a few more from other categories. I like knowing the movies when I watch the awards, but it's also a really good way to see quality movies and often ones I wouldn't otherwise watch.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading thrillers, mostly because they keep me reading (and quickly)! Ruth Ware is a current favourite thriller writer. I also read literary fiction books, but find it harder to motivate myself to read them. The History of Love is my favourite book. It's such an intricate and complex book and the ending is amazing. I go to the library all the time, and the book store too of course.

Favorite Television

According to my kids, I watch the news, Grey's Anatomy and craft videos. But these are just the ones they know about! I watch dark television shows. I'm not sure why, I'm not a dark person. I enjoy the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, the Handmaid's Tale and whatever darkness is trending on Netflix. I am almost always crafting when I watch TV!

Ratings

diesel101 rated for Visit a Tourist Attraction PC Swap on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! What a beautiful place to go on vacation.
skinny52 rated for PH: Letter G (Blank or Naked) on Aug 17, 2019
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Comment: I really find it quite nice that you changed your mind about which postcard to send after reading my profile...I would have been happy with the giraffe but I definitely appreciate the glacier from B.C.. It looks like a beautiful area for a vacation!
agirlnamedfriday rated for Postcards - Focus on: Women on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Jane Goodall is such a great woman. I know exactly what postcard set it’s from and I have been eyeing it for so long. Thank you.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Ocean or Sea postcard on Aug 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard of Pacific Rim National Park! I would LOVe to see that place in person! It's GORGEOUS!! Have a great weekend! Gabi
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Comment: I loved Roald Dahl as a kid. This PC made me happy when I saw it, Thank-you!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely samples! I do like them :)
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Comment: Thank u for the wonderful selection of postcards and also for the extras! Loved them!
lorencz rated for Quick send postcard swap #5 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I was just in Banff last week and we saw a bear as well, haha. It's a beautiful place and miss it already. Thanks again!
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Comment: Oh my gosh!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS POSTCARD!! I love love love it! I loved James and the Giant Peach when I was a kid so this is perfect! Thank you x a million, I seriously appreciate it!
kertasborneo rated for Washi tape swap on Aug 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Katherine, I like all the washis that you sent =)
annabelleshannon rated for first & last lines no. 13 on Aug 3, 2019
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Hugsie86 rated for Pick 3 - July on Aug 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! :-)
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Comment: I do love puns. So much so, that I bought that same PC book lol. I almost mailed out this same Grill postcard but went with the grater instead. Great minds think alike!
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Comment: Thank you for the nice post card of Nancy Drew. I had one book someone got me for a birthday and couldn't get into it. Now, I enjoy mysteries. I ask my daughter if she would like to read those Nancy Drew books, as I still see them in the thrift stores, but maybe too early for her at this time.
Poohtat rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 1, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the samples. Great selection!
raaysaa rated for Washi Swap- Send Your Favorites! on Jul 31, 2019
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Comment: Thankss for this lovely tape and extras you gave me !!! πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ˜Š
Response: Washi is such fun and it's good to hear you like them!
SoberMermaid3 rated for Quick send postcard swap #1 on Jul 30, 2019
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Comment: I love this one. I enjoy all the facts I can learn!!
Response: I'm glad you like it!
loveretro rated for Quick send postcard swap #2 on Jul 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Rathtrevor Beach postcard , looks like an amazing place to go on vacation ! Enjoy your holiday !
Response: Thank you so much! It's a beautiful place.
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Comment: Sounds like a fun time when tide goes out. I don't think I have ever been to a beach.
Response: It was such fun and so different from where I live. Enjoy the rest of summer!