Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2017 1:00 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: August 16, 2017
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Profile updated as of 7/10/17

7.10.17 - At the end of August, I will be heading back to CA to visit family. It'll be for a long weekend. Will update once it gets closer.

7.5.17 - Between 7/16-23, my family will be having our annual week-long family reunion. Although I will be home, I may be busy with cooking and festivities. Therefore any swaps received in this time may experience a delay in rating and I won't be joining any quick swaps during this period unless it's something I can put together in advance.

I'm looking to do some private swaps. If you are interested, please message 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 am currently a freelancer. I love traveling, reading, and shopping. I'm a bit of a shopaholic. I'm obsessed with Kawaii stationery.

Places I have been to:

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

  • Europe: UK, France

  • Asia: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India

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



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

Non-Kawaii Wishlist: I haven't gone to Target and Michaels in ages so I would love any washi tape samples from the Recollections line or planner stickers that I can use in my planner.



2017: This year I'm using a horizontal A5 Happy Planner. I love the look but I haven't been as consistent in decorating. Been so busy but I hope to catch up soon.

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:

  • Crux Milky Story
  • Crux Party Time is Coming
  • Crux Secret Feeling
  • Kamio Secret Rabbit
  • Kamio Twinkle Star Girls
  • Q-lia Kindness Sky Flavor
  • Q-lia Little Fairy Tale
  • Q-lia Mignon Ligne
  • 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
  • Kawaii girls
  • Kawaii fairytale
  • 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).


paperpusher rated for KSU: Kawaii Puppies on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: What gorgeous stationery you used!!! I cut the unwritten bottom design off to keep in a scrapbook. =) I love all the kawaii puppy goodies, thank you!!!! I have a huge collection of kawaii, too, and consider selling some but am afraid I'd be sorry if it went. LOL!!!
turboneko rated for KSU: Kawaii Birds on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the birdies :) It was a challenging swap and I took some liberties too, I really like what you sent, most of them are completely new to me.
kasini rated for KSU: Kawaii Kitties on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the cute kitties 🐈 Love everything 😊
Comment: Thank you! The cat stickers on the envie are great!
Comment: Wow! That was an amazing mix!!
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Kawaii Fruit on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: So many treasures! Thank you for sharing. You're stronger than me. ;-)
Comment: LOVE everything so much you always send such amazing goodies =)
Comment: fantastic slams! can't wait to move them along. ♥ thank you!
Comment: love all the letter sets! thank you so much ! ♥
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Halloween in July!! on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: SWOON!!! If I were the smoking type, I'd have to lite up after that swap. =D
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags! =)
Comment: Cute envie, thanks so much! =)
Comment: Thank you for all the cute bears and extras :)
Comment: thank you so much for everything! I loved the strawbaryy memos so cute!! thank you so much for the STICKER FLAKES I love them!
paperpusher rated for KSU: 30 Pieces of Fairy Tales on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Wow, such cool fairy tale items- some I hadn't seen before!!! And awesome tape on your envie, too! I love everything, thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the cute bunny flakes and memo sheets!!! ♥
paperpusher rated for KSU: Join now, Mail Monday! on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the great flakes and your nice note, Rani! I really enjoy the quick swaps, too. Instant gratification (almost.) LOL! I hope the family reunion was a lot of fun!
moxiekiefer rated for Kawaii Stationery Swap #2 on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: I LOVE all the Kawaii goodness, thank you so much!!! =)
Comment: Oh my goodness - what a fun Happy Mail Package! Love all the Kawaii - super cute. Thank you for hosting this swap!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Pick a Theme June17 on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Animals with food! Thanks ever so much for all the yumminess and joining my swap.

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sebastian122 on Jul 14, 2017:

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

paperpusher on Jul 14, 2017:

Thanks so much for sending the kawaii sticker flake bag home!! You're a sweetie!!! ♥♥♥

sebastian122 on Jul 10, 2017:

The stationery sheets you sent are AMAZING!! How kind you are to share them with me. You're too wonderful! XOXOX

paperpusher on Jul 5, 2017:

Wow, Rani! Thank you SO MUCH for all the awesome goodies for the KSU Flat Random Envie tag!! (Flat?? That baby was stuffed!!) You really spoiled me and I love it all! I hope your Thailand trip was amazing!! Thank you for the postcard!

iamred on Jun 8, 2017:

thank you so much for sending home this full sticker flake bag! ♥ you are very sweet!

Heirloom on Jun 8, 2017:

Stopping by to say "hello!"

redwrapper on May 8, 2017:

sebastian122 on May 7, 2017:

JazD on Mar 6, 2017:

Hi Rani I got you b-day rak today. Thank you so much for the awesome package. I live everything. You Rock!

JazD on Mar 6, 2017:
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