Swap-bot Time: December 17, 2017 5:51 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: December 16, 2017
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 34 y/o female from a small town in Missouri, USA. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end developer who spent the last 5 years telecommuting. However I currently freelance full time. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.

Places I have been to:

  • Americas: Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Hawaii, California, Guatemala, Canada

  • Europe: UK, France

  • Asia: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, China

Travel wishlist: Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai, Singapore



  • Vintage Kawaii stationery (sticker sacks, memo pads, letter sets)
  • Lovely White/Orange Story stationery
  • Letter pads (San-X, Mindwave, Kamio, Crux, Janetstore)
  • Real food with Kawaii faces stationery anything
  • Sticker sacks



2017: This year I tried using a horizontal A5 Happy Planner. I love the look but I haven't been as consistent in decorating. IT WAS A FAIL!

2016: I have been consistent in decorating my planner (which is a simple Clementine Paper planner I bought from TJMaxx for $7.99). I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do now. I don't care much for decorating as I do writing it all down.

You can see pictures of my planner layout on my Instagram: @raniheartspaper



Since I am here mainly for the Kawaii swaps, I figured I ought to have a more comprehensive Kawaii section. I'm mainly a paper collector so I prefer letter sets, letter pad papers, memo sheets, and sticker flakes. I really don't know what to do with the other items.

The short version is I like anything cute and girly. And I prefer not to receive anything weird, boyish.


I love Kawaii Fairy Tale (any brand but Disney) and San-X Palette's Sweet Street. However I have a very good collection of both of these. I am really into older, vintage Kawaii right now, like food with faces, Awawachan, Natto chan.

San-X: I enjoy just about all of the San-X characters especially older characters and test characters. The only one I'm not a fan of is Zombbit Zombie Rabbit and that new fish one, Shirasutai (sorry gals, I know some of you are fans).

I have stopped buying San-X products but the new Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma lines are super Kawaii.


Sanrio: Deery Lou, Chococat, Tuxedo Sam, Frooliemew, Little Twin Star, and Hummingmint.

I rarely buy Sanrio stuff these days unless it's Hummingmint.


Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Crux, Kamio: I enjoy most of these brands especially the real food with faces and manga girls stuff.

Lately I have been really into obscure Japanese brands like Pool Cool, Fortissimo, Lemon Co., and Steadfast. So if you have any, feel free to send them my way.

I'm also always looking for older designs so if you have any (of anything) I would love it!

CONTEMPORARY KAWAII: There are some contemporary Kawaii (Kawaii currently available for sale/being made as opposed to vintage) that I tend to buy whenever I see them. They are the following:

  • Kamio Secret Rabbit
  • Q-lia Kindness Sky Flavor
  • Q-lia Funny House
  • Q-lia Secret Magic of Night
  • Sanrio Hummingmint
  • Sanrio Characters mix



  • Real building/room
  • Zombbit Zombie Rabbit & Shirasutai
  • Shinzi Katoh brand
  • Daiso Kawaii
  • American Hello Kitty (items you find at Target, Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, etc.)
  • Non-branded & counterfeit Kawaii
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)

Washi Tapes

Washi Tapes: My taste in washi tapes is feminine. I love florals and Kawaii. I prefer lantern pattern and polka dots over stripes and solids. Anything sweet and girly.

Please NO:

  • Scotch brand (I have all the ones I liked from this brand)
  • Washi tapes from the WeRMemoryKeepers washi tray set (I have 2 trays so I have plenty of these)
  • Dollar Tree tapes
  • fabric tapes
  • paper tapes

As much as I like deco tapes, when a swap calls for washi tape, please only send those. Paper tape is not the same as washi tape.


  • Favorite colors: mint, teal, turquoise
  • Lovely White/Orange Story stationery
  • Food with faces
  • Awawa Chan
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • San-X Palette's Sweet Street
  • Amy & Tim stationery (Janetstore)
  • Letterpads and letter paper (with cute designs)
  • Deco tapes: kawaii, travel-themed, air mail-themed
  • Washi tapes: floral prints
  • Letter sets



Disney & Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff but only because I have easy access to them and do not collect them. Also, please no religious, academic, or holiday items.

No magazine cutouts, scrap paper, foam stickers (I get way too much), confetti. Also nothing too masculine like mustache and sports. No ribbons or fabric tapes.

Currently no more journal cards & Project Life cards please. Also no more ephemera and die-cuts. No academic stickers or dollar store stickers.

No pencils and erasers. I'm no longer a student and really don't collect or have need for these items.

No more note cards or post cards. I have a lot of my own. Post cards are fine if it's used as a protector.

Junk in general.


Beauty/make-up: I used to be a make-up junkie but I'm not anymore. The only beauty related stuff I would enjoy are beauty samples from Asian brands like Etude House. Otherwise no other cosmetics, please.

Tea/coffee: I'm both a tea and coffee drinker. My favorite tea flavor is Moroccan mint tea. I'm always on the look out for the best Moroccan mint tea. I don't consider myself a coffee snob. I prefer mine instant and made at home versus at a local coffee shop. I also prefer cold drinks vs hot ones and will often let my coffee sit until it's lukewarm before drinking it (my MIL thinks this is sacrilege, lol).


turboneko rated for KSU: 20 Large Kawaii memo sheets on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the cute memos and extras, already signed the flake bags :D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Kawaii Surprise! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness, Hello Kitty wrapping paper! LOVE it!! ♥♥♥ The sticker sheets are awesome as are the flake sacks! Wow! Thank you so much!!
paperpusher rated for KSU: 25 Kawaii mini memo sheets on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Ooooh, cute!!! Love the stickers, too! Thank you!!! I appreciate you joining so many of my swaps. You're the best! ♥♥♥
paperpusher rated for KSU: 25 Kawaii Flakes on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Rani!!! And thanks for joining my swap!! Love the strawberry tape you used on the outer envelope!! =)
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 10 Days of Kawaii Christmas 2017 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: It's here, and it's almost time to start opening! I'm so excited! I haven't had an Advent thing since I was a kid. :) The bag of pretty packages is next to my kids' Advent calendars so we can all open something together. Thank you, Rani!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Quick! Sign Up and Send #13 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: thank you so much!! I love your packaging love the sticker flakes and min memos!!
Comment: As usual, I love swaps from you! You always send such nice packages! I'll try to wait to open these, we will see... Thanks also for the sticker flake bags! =)
Comment: Thank you so much! I really enjoyed opening your letter. So many goodies!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice Christmas card, cute flakes and greetings <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the kawaii goodies !!! Pretty Christmas card too. Awesome as always. Happy to leave you a heart. :3
asddsa28 rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #15 on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for all the sticker flaks!! i squeek talk when i sall the big sticker flakes and omg the big clockwork truffle sticker I love him!!! thank you *HUG*
Comment: thank you!!! I love the min memos I love the lama one so funny and cute.
Comment: Thanks for all the flakes, my favorite is the one of the maid girl in pink, holding a cake. Sooo cute !!! :3
Comment: Thanks very much !!! :3
Comment: Thank you so much !!! :3
Comment: Thank you Rani, I plan on waiting until Christmas to open this. I love the cute wrapping.
dream rated for Kawaii Large Memo Sheets Swap USA #4 on Nov 27, 2017
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Pick a Theme Nov17 on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: thank you so much!!! I love the sticker and the memos I'm going to say the theme is bunnys!!! I love it!!!
Comment: Thanks for your note and the slicker flake bags. I'll keep them moving along. I take it your husband's family is in Missouri!
Comment: Make someone's day? More like make someone's whole month!! Oh my gosh -- it's Pandapalooza up in here!! I can't even tell you how happy you made me. Especially all the Tarepanda, most of which is new to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you! There aren't enough hearts in this world!! <3 <3 <3

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manders2280 on Dec 15, 2017:

Thank you for round 4 sticker sacks and sticker sheet - all new to me. I l love Mount Fuji in the hot tub.

asddsa28 on Dec 1, 2017:

thank you for for sending home a full Kawaii sticker flake bag for me!!! i love it!!

sebastian122 on Nov 16, 2017:

Thank you for adding to a flake sticker bag made for me. You're the best. =D

manders2280 on Nov 10, 2017:

Let me know if I can help be an angel for any of your public swaps, Rani. It's another way to say think you for hosting all the swaps!

asddsa28 on Oct 31, 2017:

I just got back all my sticker bags today thank you thank you so much HUGS

sebastian122 on Oct 27, 2017:

Thank you for making a sticker flake slam for me!! It's home and is too wonderful. Just like you.

paperpusher on Oct 9, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday wishes!! ♥♥♥

Heirloom on Aug 31, 2017:

Rani, thanks so much for contributing to a kawaii sticker flake bag for me. All that cuteness arrived home yesterday! XOX

sebastian122 on Aug 17, 2017:

Thank you for the angel. You really didn't have to, but you're just to sweet. XOXO

sebastian122 on Jul 14, 2017:

Thank you for sending home the flake bag iamred made for me! You're too sweet. XOXO

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