Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2019 1:20 pm


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: September 20, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Last updated 5.2.19

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



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



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


Ellen101 rated for Kawaii 20-20-20 swap w/ Rani on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for our swap. I really love the brightly colored Kawaii memos. They're so pretty!
Mimosagirl rated for KSU: Kwik Kawaii on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Long time no see! Thank you for the awesome kawaii goodies 😃 I hope you have had a great summer 💕
DeidreArt rated for ILK: August 8-8-8 Swap on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the cuteness! I love getting envelopes from you!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 30/30/30 on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for everything. So much that I dont have love it!!!!
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap! Some stuff I didn’t have in there. Hehehe
sebastian122 rated for KSU: 20 LARGE memos on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: You were very brave to part with these. Thanks for sharing. =D
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 20 mini memos on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: thank you for the the memos and the extra stickers!!!!
Fairydollmilk rated for KSU: Cute Kawaii Questions on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks Rani I enjoyed learning more about you. I actually use those colored plastic photo boxes from Michael’s to put my loose memos in now too. I actually recently started sorting them by color lol!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Cute Kawaii Questions on May 28, 2019
Comment: thank you for the email. I like that there is a hello kitty rice cooker.
purrincup rated for KSU: Cute Kawaii Questions on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your answers. It's so interesting to read everyone's responses and how different we all are.
sebastian122 rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on May 6, 2019
Comment: What a fun envelope! And the best ounce of kawaii I've seen all week! Thanks for sharing, I love it all!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: 50 Sticker Flakes on May 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the sticker flakes. Yes, I will enjoy...
manders2280 rated for KSU: 25/25/25 Sweets! on May 3, 2019
Comment: Sugar rush! Thank you for all the yummy sweets.
Comment: Thank you! hehe The flakes were awesome! :)
PokerHontaz rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #9 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Your mail definitely made me happy! hehe Thank you for all of the goodies! Super cute selection, as always :) <3
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 50 Large Memo Sheets on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: thank you for all the memos!!!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: 50 Mini Memo Sheets on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: thank you so much for all the memos soo meany!!!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome kawaii sticker flakes and the mini memos. I love it all! ❤️
Zefaniya rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #18 on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: Love the Cram cream tape & cloud like memo sheets, thanks :D
Comment: Thank you for all the cute flakes and extras, love them all ^_^

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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!

iamred on May 3, 2019:

thank you so much for sending my sticker flake bag home! =D ♥

manders2280 on Mar 16, 2019:

Thank you for the sticker flake bag. I think sometimes people don't check all the names - made by, signers, and send home to - when they decide to whom they will send a sticker flake bag. When I receive one I've signed, I just add it to my outgoing pile.

sebastian122 on Feb 7, 2019:

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

paperpusher on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy Holidays!

asddsa28 on Oct 12, 2018:

thank you for sending my sticker flake bags home

asddsa28 on Sep 27, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag

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