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Miscellanious

Miscellanious
Date Joined: March 14, 2021
Last Online: July 28, 2021
Birthday: September 20, 2002
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi friend! I'm Lani and I am obsessed with japanese and korean stationery. I have way too much for one person, so I like to spread joy in the form of cute and kawaii! I have been swapping mail since 16 (18 now), and I am very active on reddit happy mail communities, most notably r/randomactsofhappymail as the user u/mussolani, discord servers, and formerly Amino! I have always had an avid interest in cute stationery!

Some of my hobbies include: Crocheting, resin work, Bullet Journalling, snail mail (of course), sewing, cooking, baking, writing (expository, I suck at creative writing), reading (literature and manga), I took a break from watching anime all throughout high school but now I'm back! I've been watching wayy too much now!

Feel free to friend me! πŸ’•

My dislikes:

I usually graciously accept anything but I can be a little picky with what I like! (i have no known allergies either!)

I dislike:

  • Muted/dark vintage themes (things that feature vintage ephemera, parchment, etc.)

  • A lot of american/western "kawaii" (pusheen for example, or food with the tiny "kawaii" face that you can get at Michael's, ooly is a good example of western cute/kawaii i DO like)

  • knockoff kawaii! All the fake korean memo sheets from AliExpress really grinds my gears because a lot of it is stolen art from my favorite artists!

  • vinyl stickers (I have no idea what to do with them)

  • planner stickers (I don't use a planner unfortunately )': )

My likes:

If there's one thing I love to receive in the mail, it has to be kitties! Not actual kitties of course, but kitty themed stationery, whether it be washi, stickers, memo sheets, patterned paper I love kitty themed things! Especially things that feature my sweet little tuxedo kitty with yellow eyes

I also am very fond of all rodents (rats, hamsters, capybaras etc.) bats, cows, chickens, ducks, possums, and frogs (:

Some of my favorite non-animal things include:

  • forget me nots and pansies
  • mushrooms
  • mooncake
  • things written in German or depicting Germany or Austria
  • philosophy things (especially Camus, Wittgenstein, & Kierkegaard)
  • book or stationery/mail themed stationery
  • usable US postage stamps in any denomination
  • I LOVE scented stationery, fuzzy stationery (like fuzzy stickers), and stationery that features some kind of shaker aspect (:
  • celestial themes (I'm a virgo!)
  • cottagecore themes

I really love Stardew Valley, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing as well!! (Love anything with Kirby, any of the Pokemon but especially Pikachu and Eevee)

Studio Ghibli!! I especially love Kiki's delivery service and Yakul from Princess Mononoke

The theme I love the most (and give the most of) is definitely cute/kawaii When it comes to stationery, kawaii is it (but my personal aesthetic [clothes, some decor] is quite the opposite, with earthy tones and retro themes)

I'm not super picky when it comes to Kawaii, but I love anything made by independent artists, or japanese brands like Kamio, San-X, Sanrio, Crux etc.

My favorite characters are:

  • San-X's Kutusita Nyanko, Jinbesan, some of the newer Sumikko gurashi stuff (I LOVE Sumikko Gurashi bread theme and the mole theme ❀️)
  • Sanrio's Keroppi, tuxedosam, Kuromi, MyMelody and Cinnamoroll
  • Crux's Keshikko is an absolute favorite

I always really appreciate and want:

  • Large japanese memo sheets
  • small pressed flowers and other micro flora
  • alphabet stickers
  • naked postcards
  • really small self seal cellophane baggies or small vellum/glassine envelopes
  • purple and/or holographic/foil/iridescent washi tape samples
  • Daiso letter set cardstock backings
  • really thin ribbon (about 1/8th of an inch/3 mm preferably in pink, purple, and pastels)
  • paper doilies

My favorite kind of stationery to receive are definitely memo sheets (of all sizes) and kawaii washi samples (with any of the above attributes)

I love all other mediums of course (stickers, patterned paper, etc.) I'm not really used to exchanging non-flat mail so I'm not sure how I feel yet about non-flat items!

Swaps

Don't worry if you feel like you don't have exactly what I'm interested in!

I never ever throw anything someone gives me away (I do recycle the envelopes if they are plain [I use all my paper waste to create new paper], and plastic/cello baggies if they are also plain) I will try to pass it on to someone I think will appreciate it if I don't!

As long as you put love and effort into your mail I will cherish it all the same (:

If you do not receive my items after a month (domestic) and after 2 months (international) pretty please message me so I can resend

Also feel free to request a private swap! πŸ’•

Missing rating from @loey (profile deleted) "1 oz of Cute Stationery"

Journey and Collection

I have always loved stationery! Especially kawaii stationery!

I remember going to the Sanrio store with my dad as a little girl and buying a 10 color Hello Kitty pen (one that I let a girl borrow and never got back )': ) and one of those glorious mechanical pencil boxes! I would also regularly go to this japanese store where I lived called "Marukai" that sold a lot of adorable kneadable erasers and the puzzle erasers that no one believed were erasers!

Then Marukai was replaced by Daiso, and all I can remember was "so much pink!" Daiso became my new addiction

In middle school I was lucky to develop friendships with friends who also loved kawaii stationery, including a close friend who I still exchange stationery with today (:

It wasn't until the beginning of highschool when I became interested in paper stationery! I remember on a trip to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, seeing the cutest Sumikko Gurashi mini memo pads along with so so so many letter sets and large memo pads! I fell in love with Jinbesan that day too! I loved writing little notes, so my collection steadily expanded once I discovered wonderful online shops (:

Towards the end of 10th grade, I discovered the prospect of happy mail! I didn't fully understand all the postal rules, so I remember pulling up the USPS website and studying all the pricing charts and zone charts for international and domestic destinations! I learned about nonmachinable letters and their surcharge, about keeping your letter flexible for the machinery! About taping your edges, and how there's even a dedicated facility that employs people to read illegible mail!

I know quite a bit about the postal system and their pricing so feel free to shoot me a message with any questions! (And don't worry about postage due! I have sent over 1000 pieces of mail in the past 2 years and have never had postage due on my recipient's end or ever had a letter returned to me for postage due!) I also run a shop that has kept me up to date with everything (:

These are the brands and characters of stationery I own and am willing to swap! (Most of my collection comprises of Korean memo sheets and transparent sticker sheets, but I do have a lot of japanese memos, letter sets, envelopes, washi, and stickers as well!)

Korean Brands:

  • putsonyeon
  • Cottondanchoo
  • mantabox
  • Kabuxc
  • Daemahwangnim
  • Yoon Goo
  • studio fondue
  • Ddoja
  • flyfly.unicorn
  • MyMousse

Japanese Brands:

  • San- x (Sumikko Gurashi, Jinbesan, Rilakkuma, Some Kutusita Nyanko, sentimental circus, and Mamegoma)

  • Sanrio (Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, MyMelody, Little Twin Stars, Kuromi, "Sanrio Characters")

  • Q-lia ( Parlor Series, party series, Sweet Twins, fairy tale series, goo gao etc.)

  • Kamio (Yeastken, koneko no cotton, mochi mochi Panda, delicious cafe, etc.)

  • Crux (Keshikko, koneko cafe, fruity ice pop, moji panda, melty cafe, wata bitto etc.)

  • Mind Wave (especially the sticker flakes)

  • Daiso (there is one 5 minutes from me and I go there every 2 weeks to waste my money (: )

  • Misc. Brands like Pokemon, Nintendo, and others

Washi Tape

  • W-craft Washi, Mt washi, official ghibli themed washi, Sanrio Washi, San-X washi, lots of Daiso washi

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile (:

Ratings

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Comment: Beautiful! I loved everything! I also enjoyed that you recognized me from other swaps :)
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Comment: Thank you so much! Everything was so adorable!
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Comment: Thank you! First of all I loved the envelope. It was so fun to receive in the mail! The butterfly tag is super cute. Thank you for the embroidery floss, I can never have enough! And the stickers and washi are perfect! Especially this little bird washi. :). THANKS!
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Comment: Thank you very much, loved your cute cat chinese food carton. So much kawaiiness in this envelope, loved all the kawaii food themed goodies you sent me. I wish we had Kawaii USPS stamps like Japan
kizzlets rated for Kawaii Sticker Flakes Swap USA #45 on Jun 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much for the kawaii sticker flakes!
JtttK rated for Kawaii Memo Sheets Swap USA #34 on Jun 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for extra memos, those are so cute too im going to have to start collecting those as well dnt worry iove them all, i can never have too many kawaii memos even if its not vintage.
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Comment: this was so very cute!! thank you for everything!! <3
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Comment: Thank you SO much! Everything was decorated and stuffed beautifully.
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Comment: Very lovely swap! Thank you!
dottyspeckle rated for Patterned Paper Swap on May 22, 2021
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Comment: The papers you sent are incredibly gorgeous! Thank you so much 😊
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome package of kawaii stationary! I especially love cherry blossoms 🌸! The washi tape with the cherry blossom cut out is gorgeous! Thank you so much for everything!
paperboats9 rated for Fill in my Ephemera color gap on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing selection of kawaii ephemera in my favorite colors. You absolutely nailed this swap. I love everything so much and ahhh, your envelope design is a work of art! πŸ₯° 😍
Sendingkindness rated for Kawaii ATC - International on May 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable ATC and lovely tea. I love the way you designed your ATC and the cute little panda definitely makes me smile <3
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Comment: Oh my, another amazing swap! Thank you so much. I really like that letter set as well as the mini envelopes and sticker flakes! Thank you so much! Love receiving from you!
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Comment: Your envelope and packaging is amazing! I'm always so hesitant to open them up. Thank you for such an amazing swap. I don't mind doubles ever. Love everything!
Ellen101 rated for Kawaii Pen Pal Starter Kit Swap #5 on May 12, 2021
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Comment: What a wonderful pen pal kit full of awesome kawaii! Thank you so much. I love all of the memos, letter sets and pink Rilakkuma stickers❣️🀩
Ettoad rated for Your Cat Taxes are Due ! 🐈 on May 10, 2021
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Comment: I loved reading all about Arthur!! Your book and extras are beautifully presented and so thoughtful πŸ’— My kitties Floyd and Johnie (both 4 year old tabbies) and I send pets and nose bumps to Arthur 😻
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Comment: Lani, I absolutely love receiving mail from you. What an ingenious idea to protect letter sets! I'm going to try that. Thank you so much for all the goodies and for your superb packaging details!
mgugs17 rated for Animal Advocate Swap #1 on May 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful mail :) it definitely made my day

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Comments

anicka22 on May 17, 2021:

Thank you for the picktwo tag!

nalaqueen on May 7, 2021:

Hi :)
Today your mail arrived ( menagerie tag), I love everything, so cute!!!! Thanks

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