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raniheartspaper

raniheartspaper
Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: December 10, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Last updated 10.18.19

I'm back to being semi-active on here for the time being. Will be hosting more public and group swaps.

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 36 y/o female currently living in Kansas by way of Missouri. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end developer currently working in the e-commerce field. 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

Wishlist

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

Planner

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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.

Kawaii

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.

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PREFER NOT TO RECEIVE:

  • 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.

Likes

  • 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

Dislikes

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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.

Other

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: Red Rose Sweet Temptations, would love to try any of the flavors in that line.

Ratings

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Ellen101 rated for KSU: MEGA Kawaii Happy Mail Package on Nov 15, 2019
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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! 🌹
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Comment: Happy nesting envelope dance!!!
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Comment: I just received Christine's envelope. I'm off to set up Round Three.
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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
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much!
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Comment: I found this site via insta too :P!
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Panda-Themed Kawaii Swap on Oct 27, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the awesome pandas, Rani! :)
Kraftylady777 rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #10 on Oct 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much! Love it all!
Ellen101 rated for Pvt. Kawaii swap Rani/Ellen on Oct 23, 2019
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Comment: I always love the awesome selection of Kawaii that you send! Thank you so much! Adding to my collection!! 😁
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Comment: Love your handwriting. Thank You for all the goodies
manders2280 rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the cuties. Yes, it's been a while since we've swapped.
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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
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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
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! :)
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 30/30/30 on Oct 12, 2019
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Comment: You really raided the bank for me, didn't you? Well they went to a good home!! There's some new-to-me goodies in here, too. Thanks a skillion!!
turboneko rated for KSU: 100 Flakes! OMG!! on Oct 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the cute flakes and extras! <3

Rating Overview

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Comments

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! =)

sebastian122 on Oct 31, 2019:

Happy Halloween!!

asddsa28 on Sep 5, 2019:

thank you soo much!!! for sending my sticker flake bag back home

turboneko on Aug 28, 2019:

Thank you so much for the nice RAK, I love everything!! :D

sebastian122 on Aug 3, 2019:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag, and for sending it home. =D

sebastian122 on Jun 9, 2019:

Happy Day!

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