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Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: March 28, 2020
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Last updated 2.17.20

I'm on hiatus but may join swaps if I find them interesting.

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 37 y/o female currently living in the middle of nowhere, Missouri. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end web developer. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.

Places I have been to:

  • Americas: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Guatemala, Canada

  • Europe: UK, France

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

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


  • Vintage Kawaii stationery (sticker sacks, memo pads)
  • Envelopes
  • Address labels



2020: Just carrying on blindly. No planner this year, physical or digital.

2019: I'm thinking of using something more digital for the new year despite being tempted by all the gorgeous planners out there.

2018: I went back to a very similar planner to that of the one I had in 2016. I find that it worked the best for me. This year I am concentrating more on content than the actually decorating. I do throw in some stickers and washi tapes but everything is more simple.

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.

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

I'm into older, vintage Kawaii but I know that they are either harder to come by or really expensive. I don't want to stress my partners out if they cannot send me vintage items (always a nice surprise but never expected).

I'm in the process of downsizing my massive vintage collection of Kawaii stationery but I still love swapping them. I'm open to anything you would like to send my way. However, please note my "prefer not to receive" section below, especially in regards to counterfeit/knock-off items as they seem to be more and more prevalent these days.



  • Kawaii that features real building/room/people
  • Zombbit Zombie Rabbit
  • Shirasutai
  • Gudetama
  • Shinzi Katoh brand
  • Daiso Kawaii
  • American Hello Kitty (items you find at Target, Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, etc.)
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)
  • Die-cut, coupon, or origami memo sheets
  • Non-branded, knock-offs & counterfeit Kawaii

Alwayz Kawaii have a really nice guide for telling if a product is genuine or questionable.

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. I find deco tape samples just a lot harder to use because it becomes non-sticky once it's left the original tape.


  • Favorite colors: mint, teal, turquoise
  • Lovely White/Orange Story stationery
  • Food with faces
  • Awawa Chan, Natto Chan
  • Vintage San-x characters
  • Amy & Tim stationery (Janetstore)
  • Sticker flakes and sticker sacks



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.


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).

TEA WISHLIST: Any lychee tea.

Jasmine sent me some packets of tea from the Red Rose Sweet Temptations line that was previously on my tea wishlist. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed them.


Mimosagirl rated for KSU: Join now, mail Monday! on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: These are awesome! Thank you very much. I was up in KC this weekend and found a cute store off of Metcalf called Oriental Gifts & More. Lots of Kawaii stuff.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the adorable Valentine's card and for the sweet kawaii goodies! I love the pinkness of everything. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Ellen101 rated for KSU: MEGA Kawaii Happy Mail Package on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Rani! I am so excited to have received your swap! Oh my goodness there are so many amazing kawaii memos...not to mention the letter set that's brightly colored with the most kissable cuties! Thank you so kindly! 🌹
Comment: Happy nesting envelope dance!!!
Comment: I just received Christine's envelope. I'm off to set up Round Three.
Comment: Such beautiful papers!! I didn't have any of these, so thank you! :) I also loved the flakes and tape as well :) Cute stuff as always! hehe
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Comment: I found this site via insta too :P!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Panda-Themed Kawaii Swap on Oct 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome pandas, Rani! :)
Kraftylady777 rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #10 on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Love it all!
Ellen101 rated for Pvt. Kawaii swap Rani/Ellen on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: I always love the awesome selection of Kawaii that you send! Thank you so much! Adding to my collection!! 😁
Comment: Love your handwriting. Thank You for all the goodies
manders2280 rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cuties. Yes, it's been a while since we've swapped.
Comment: Such a cute envelope!!!! It's going to be hard to let it go.
Ellen101 rated for KSU: 50 LARGE memos on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: How exciting to receive sooo many wonderful kawaii memos! Thank you so much, Rani!
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! :)

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sebastian122 on Mar 24, 2020:

Stay safe, be well, and wash your hands! XOXO

manders2280 on Jan 28, 2020:

More American Hellow Kitty: World Market has HK merchandise now, like this enamel pin and lots of shopping bags

ccmmsu on Dec 31, 2019:


Thank you so much for being part of the awesome Matryoshka Swap! I got your Round 3 with the envies and stickers – swoon! <3

asddsa28 on Dec 15, 2019:

thank you for sending my stick flake bag home!!

sebastian122 on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you for being my final round of the nesting envelopes, and for all the goodies!!!

manders2280 on Dec 12, 2019:

I just realized that most of Round Two is sticker sheets - thank you!

manders2280 on Dec 12, 2019:

Thank you for all the Matryoshka Round Three goodies! Thank you for joining the swap!

tiggerkitn25 on Dec 9, 2019:

I got your KSU nesting envies round 1! Thanks for the memos and stickers! :) I didn't have the larger memos and they are rainbow-y!

tiggerkitn25 on Nov 19, 2019:

I got round 3 yesterday, thanks!

tiggerkitn25 on Nov 5, 2019:

Thanks for sending home my full kawaii sticker flake bag! =)

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