Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 7:34 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: March 16, 2018
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

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



2018: Where have the time gone? I haven't bought a new planner yet but I want to!

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. 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:

  • Kamio Secret Rabbit
  • Q-lia Kindness Sky Flavor
  • 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
  • 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).


ladyfluorspar rated for Kawaii: Choose 3 (INT) #3 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for paying attention to my profile favourites!
Comment: Thanks for the sticker bags and the stickers! =)
Comment: thank you so much! i got the bags done and ready for the next swap. I love the extra memos you sent there so cute!
Comment: Thank you Rani!
Comment: Wooooow. So many vintage! Thanks for sharing!!! You're the best. xoxo
iamred rated for KSU: 15 Circle Sticker Flakes on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: yay! love all these circles and the extras! thank you ♥
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. Whenever I see a package from you i always think i must have ordered something! Sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Soooo many ghosts!! You really know how to spoil a girl! XOXOXO
FrostedPeppermintLolita rated for Private Kawaii Swap on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Whoa Rani !!! Thank you so incredibly much for all those large memo sheets. I don't have a single one of them. That was extremely generous of you to give me those. I am beyond happy to have them !!! And as always the sticker flakes are super cute ! But I just can't thank you enough for the memo's, you are so sweet and kind and have been a big help to me here. I wish I could give you more hearts !!!!!!! :3
asddsa28 rated for Private Kawaii Swap on Dec 24, 2017
Comment: thank you so much!!! I love them all!! love the packaging so cute! thank you for the extra memos! the sumikkogurashi Tea one I squeed at XD.
turboneko rated for KSU: 20 Large Kawaii memo sheets on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the cute memos and extras, already signed the flake bags :D
paperpusher rated for KSU: Kawaii Surprise! on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness, Hello Kitty wrapping paper! LOVE it!! ♥♥♥ The sticker sheets are awesome as are the flake sacks! Wow! Thank you so much!!
paperpusher rated for KSU: 25 Kawaii mini memo sheets on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Ooooh, cute!!! Love the stickers, too! Thank you!!! I appreciate you joining so many of my swaps. You're the best! ♥♥♥
paperpusher rated for KSU: 25 Kawaii Flakes on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Rani!!! And thanks for joining my swap!! Love the strawberry tape you used on the outer envelope!! =)
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 10 Days of Kawaii Christmas 2017 on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: It's here, and it's almost time to start opening! I'm so excited! I haven't had an Advent thing since I was a kid. :) The bag of pretty packages is next to my kids' Advent calendars so we can all open something together. Thank you, Rani! ** UPDATE -- Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! My husband thinks I'm a dork because I was dancing around all happy after opening the tarepanda washi -- and that was only Day 2! You were so generous and thoughtful, and I absolutely LOVE everything!! You definitely made my holidays extra special!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Quick! Sign Up and Send #13 on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: thank you so much!! I love your packaging love the sticker flakes and min memos!!
Comment: As usual, I love swaps from you! You always send such nice packages! I'll try to wait to open these, we will see... Thanks also for the sticker flake bags! =) **EDIT 12-23** So I almost made it to Christmas. WOW! Thank you SO SO MUCH! I love everything you sent! I think my favorites are the clover mini memo pads and the Secret Animal sticker book that I had forgotten about being on one of my wishlists. =) Thank you again for making my Christmas a little kawaii!! -)

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sebastian122 on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for the slams!!! XOXOXO

manders2280 on Feb 8, 2018:

Thank you for your kind note. I was supposed to be heading to Texas about now, to get away from the ice and snow!

sebastian122 on Feb 7, 2018:

sebastian122 on Jan 11, 2018:

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

turboneko on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag :D

turboneko on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag :D

sebastian122 on Dec 28, 2017:

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

oflifeandlists on Dec 22, 2017:

And thanks for such a great mix of goods from R1!

oflifeandlists on Dec 22, 2017:

I love the sticker sack from nesting envie R3. And I can't wait to use the washi samples.

manders2280 on Dec 15, 2017:

Thank you for round 4 sticker sacks and sticker sheet - all new to me. I l love Mount Fuji in the hot tub.

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