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Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: July 20, 2018
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Last updated 7.15.18

Please read: I prefer not to receive knock-off/counterfeit Kawaii even as extras (especially knock-off Sanrio and San-x). Please do not send them.

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 35 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 7 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)
  • Real food with Kawaii faces stationery anything



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 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 so I prefer not to receive any. 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 and I wouldn't mind receiving items from these collections.


Sanrio: Deery Lou, Little Twin Star, and Hummingmint. Cinnamoroll is growing on me!

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.

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 Funny House
  • Q-lia Secret Magic of Night
  • Sanrio Hummingmint
  • Sanrio Characters mix



  • 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.)
  • Non-branded, knock-offs & counterfeit Kawaii
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)
  • Die-cut, coupon, or origami memo sheets
  • Sticker sheets

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
  • 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.


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).


Comment: thank you for the really great variety of cute stationery!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the kawaii, I love the die-cut memo pages. So cute!
Comment: Thank you! 😊
Comment: I love it all! Thank you so much!
Zefaniya rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #8 on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the huge variety! What is the blue scissor item with Hello kitty on it?
Comment: Thanks for the fun assortment of goodies and for hosting these swaps. Hoping to get some public swaps up once I am done unpacking.
Comment: A lovely swap from you, as always. Thanks so much! =)
ccmmsu rated for KSU: Easy Notecard Letter Swap on Jul 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Rani! Thank you so much for the nice note and fun kawaii goodies. My 4th was much like yours. We didn't really do anything on the actual day, but went up north to visit family the weekend before and saw the Blue Angels air show. It was the start of the annual Cherry Festival in my hometown, and every year either the Blue Angels or Thunderbirds come. Hope the rest of your summer is full of fun! :)
thegypsie rated for KSU: Easy Notecard Letter Swap on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the note! I actually ended up doing a lot of house chores with the move on the 4th. We did have a tiny bbq it was just me, the hubby, his son and FIL. It was small but a much needed break from the unpacking. Thanks again for hosting.
thegypsie rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #17 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for hosting and for sending the lovely selection.
manders2280 rated for KSU: Easy Notecard Letter Swap on Jul 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your nice note and the goodies. Our holiday was also low key. I worked in the garden and we didn't even pull out the grill to make supper. We could smell everyone else grilling!
Comment: thank you so much there is so much amazing!
Comment: thank you!! I will get them moving and thanks for the extras!!!
Comment: Thanks, all new to me goodies! Where do you get the clear bags?
sebastian122 rated for Kawaii Sunshine #1 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Awesome with awesome sauce!! I love getting you as a partner, even if my likes never change. XOXO
Comment: Thank you so much for all the gifts!! It felt like celebrating my birthday early <3 I also loved the unicorn envelope you used for the package You really made my day!!!
mycatlikestuna rated for Kawaii Sunshine #1 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: You sent Jinbeisan! I LOVE Jinbei!!
Stuckinsideacloud rated for KSU: 100 Large memos on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you soooooo much for the wonderful kawaii goodness!!! You went so far above and beyond!! That pad is suppppppper cute too!! Really made my day, a million hearts your way!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
nadithings rated for 1 oz of Kawaii Happy Mail INT #4 on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: cute swap! n I love the stamps n envelope too! xoxo nadi
foxyfoxy rated for KSU: Envelopes on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you!!!

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sebastian122 on Jul 17, 2018:

turboneko on Jul 2, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely bunny flake sack for KSU July WTA :D

asddsa28 on Jun 26, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag

turboneko on May 30, 2018:

Thank you for sending home my flake bag and for the cute extras!

sebastian122 on May 26, 2018:

Happy Summer!

tiggerkitn25 on May 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the KSU May WTA! I didn't have that memo pad or the sticker flake sack yet! =) You're awesome Rani!

anicka22 on May 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely RAK. I love it all so much: the many memosheets, the cute tape sample and the pretty envie where you send it in! Thank you!!

Leekoba on May 12, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the Make Someones Day w/Kawaii for 50c USA #30! I love it all <33

moonlightlaura on May 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for sending my homer Kawaii sticker flake bag to me!!! Love the extras too!!!

asddsa28 on May 5, 2018:

thank you soo much for contributing to my kawaii sticker postcard I love it! so meany stickers!

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