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papercraftkath

papercraftkath
Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: June 22, 2020

Country: Canada

About Me

Hello swapping friends! Thanks for all of your lovely mail. I’m doing a few swaps now, trying to keep it to Canada. I did send a few to the US recently but realized they are taking a VERY long time to arrive. Hopefully the ones I did send arrive safe and sound. I’m not going to the post office these days so mailing at our local post box. It’s not always the fastest way but everything should still be delivered! If you haven’t received something from me please let me know.

Swap-bot brings much joy to my life. I enjoy preparing packages with thought and care and receiving the same from so many friends around the world. I promise to be kind in my swaps and I hope others will do the same. I find it unsettling when people are unkind on Swap-bot because it's meant to be fun.

I would like to do some pen-paling this year. If you are looking for a reliable and easy-going person to write to once a month or so please let me know!

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, hedgehog, 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!

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!

Also please don't feel obliged to send me extras. I'm fortunate to have so many things (and I love them all of course)!

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 (is anyone else upset that Alex just left!?) 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

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Comment: Hi! I didn't even realize that I didn't receive a swap from you and was pleasantly surprised when I got your mail! You're so sweet to resend! It really was happy mail!!! <3 Thank you!!!
ch23 rated for PH: Postcards + an Item #2 on Jun 17, 2020
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Comment: Wow I just want to say thank you very much for the wonderful postcards and items. You were very generous! Lots of hearts for you. An easy read for me was The Atomic City Girls. Maybe you would like it.
ManitoulinGirl rated for 2020 Goodies Series - May on Jun 16, 2020
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Comment: Oh my goodness, what a lovely package. I absolutely adore everything. Have a wonderful day!
klover rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #101 on Jun 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank for the great postcards! Love the Jane Goodall PC. Thank you for the unicorn stickers. The handmade envelope with the vintage cameras is awesome. Will be using what I can of the envelope. Have a great day and happy swapping! (sorry for the delayed rating). Any questions about why this is delayed, please see my page.
CrystalZ rated for CS: Postcard Scavenger Hunt P-T on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: Great postcards! My favourite was the cute Canadian Mail Moose one :) The other 4 will fit well into my collections, thank you!
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Comment: Such a great swap! Loved the travel theme envie and great cards inside. Thrilled with the Where's Waldo (I send them to my 6yo great niece) and the FROGS! Thanks so much.
bblue rated for Canada: Random Question PC on Jun 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card. The weirdest thing in my house is a bust of Elvis from Honest Ed's. I hate it. But I guess it's a historical artifact now.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: May washi and sticker swap on May 28, 2020
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Comment: What a delight! Thanks so much for everything- especially those Care Bear stickers I will treasure those!
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Comment: Great swap, thank you!
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Comment: Love it!
JadeFan rated for Canada: let it go, let it go on May 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I hope your children are being kind this week for you.
klover rated for Sticker Zipper Bag Book on Apr 30, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable sticker zipper bag book! Love the stickers and the colors you used. Stay safe and happy swapping! (sorry for the delayed rating. i have been out of state caring for my mom post-stroke).
LinSoles rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Apr 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely napkins and paper sheets.
Ladyadybug rated for Only in Canada: Blind Envelope #4 on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely goodies! :)
Hyshu rated for 2020 Valentines Day greeting card on Mar 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card and for the 2 awesome postcards!
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Comment: Thank you for all the stamped spring images. I love each and how you packaged them. And thank you for all the extras you sent. I can't wait to use them.
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Comment: Omg!! This was an amazing swap. I loved everything you have picked for me and am so happy and thankful. Unwise I could give you more than just one heart
dorcii rated for 10 Pages of 6x6 papers swap on Mar 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice selection :)
Meryly13 rated for ABES: Send 6 BLACK/WHITE on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Oh Katherine ... I sooo love ALL the items that you have sent to me. So wish I could give you an extra heart!! Thank you!!
Xira rated for Repurposed Paper Envelopes on Mar 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great envelopes (and cute extra ones). Have a great day and stay safe! Groetjes Barbara

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Comments

Kathy821 on Jan 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday card, stickers and washi tape. What a sweet surprise!

tcornell on Jan 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the birthday card, stickers and washi samples from WIYM, that was so sweet of you!

Cariboocarol on Jan 5, 2020:

Happy Belated Birthday from an Alberta neighbor!

SeleneW on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Card! That was so sweet of you! :)

thisismeAXiD on Jan 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

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