Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2023 12:09 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2021
Last Online: September 29, 2023
Birthday: November 28
Country: India

About Me

Hello there! Thank you SO much for stopping by!

I am Suchi and I'm 39 years old. I live and work in Hyderabad, one of India's IT cities. I am an editor/proofreader in digital learning.

I have been paper crafting for years now--currently focusing on snail mail (swaps and penpal letters). I started out with mini albums (the chunkier the better!) and gradually moved into junk journals because I have more opportunity to sew and I love working with digital paper packs (The themes are so much more interesting than commercial paper pads sometimes!). I sway between a love for idyllic cottagecore/organic rustic/country kitchen kinda vibes, and the more moody, sombre Victorian aesthetic...(think Wuthering Heights!) :D

With snail mail, I am able to balance both—my love for vintage journals and that for cute scrapbook mini albums/flipbooks. Also, the added fun of making new friends! :)

My interests are travel, history, papercrafting, vintage décor, country living, nature (I wish I could say gardening but I know very little of that. I have like 5 plants right now :D), and traditional postage.

In my penpal journey, I'm looking for fellow paper and post enthusiasts to share my love for stationery and traditional post with. 🙂 I also write long, chatty letters (really long...6-8 pages even!), so essentially, I’m looking for conversations and longer-term connections. The crafty bit is a bonus.

For the most part, I am easy-going and given my eclectic style, I tend of use supplies of different aesthetics.

However, I do join profile-based swaps occasionally. Listing my preferences below in the snail mail section below.

About swaps :)

Update: I really did not want to have to write this in my bio because I joined SB for the joy of giving and making new friends. I do not have a huge list of dislikes and pretty much like everything.

However, I have been a crafter long enough to know when junk has been tossed my way. Please do not do this. I open all envies with a huge smile and then when trash tumbles out, it's always a difficult conversation with myself first, before I reach out to the swapper or the coordinator. Please let's keep all swaps fun. :)

For the most part, I do not resend goodies received in other swaps and definitely never send out anything I would not use myself. While I know others resend and I am totally fine receiving such items (as long as they are in usable condition and not wrung out from being mailed around the world), I am definitely not fine receiving items that are clearly unwanted.

I am a warm person and I rate similarly--I pretty much love all mail and will give a heart gladly, even for postcards. If I have any reason to not give a heart, I will always leave a note of thanks. I love it when nonletter swaps come with a short friendly note. I always try to add a note--unless I've maxed postage! LOL.

I ship from India, so please allow for a month from swap deadline. Mail to UK/AU usually reaches in 15-20 days and mail to the US usually takes a month (sometimes it takes just a week and a half! but that's a miracle, not the rule).

I am not sending tea or candy in my swaps anymore (I feel terrible about this, and have this huge stash of fine Indian teas with me now which will have no home)--most countries are cracking down on mails containing anything edible and I've had a couple packages lost because they carried holiday goodies, and sometimes, mail is ripped open to get the candy out. Either way, I'm finding it safer to lay off the edibles for now. :D

I try to meet all deadlines, but I work long hours Mon-Fri and leisure comes at a premium. If I happen to run late with a swap, I always send an email out before deadline.

Request: If you are sending me a chunky envelope, affixing a CN22 form may be safer. Please mark the package a gift and write a nominal value. I do receive chunky mail without this form too, but I use this form when sending heavier envelopes.

If not using the form, please write any of these words: Letter, paper only, no value 😊🙏🏼

For envelopes of any size, please reinforce the edges with clear tape or a sturdy washi tape. I do the same for all my mail. Envelopes sometimes arrive with the edges completely worn away/undone—there’s no way to tell if anything fell out accidentally. 🥹

I rate ALL swaps the day I receive them. Please consider not received if not rated.

I do not chase ratings so you may not hear from me for swaps where I am sending to you. Please drop me a line before rating down. I will gladly resend. :)

Note for PVT swaps

I will be sending snail mail, not tracked. This is because my work timings are in conflict with PO timings and it’s not possible for me to get to the window during office hours. I always keep proof of postage. I will share if requested, and if both parties are sharing. :)

I can only do slow swaps. I do not expect you to ship first. I am OK shipping first as long as you share proof of postage when you send. However, patience and communication are key. Crafting is my hobby, not my job. Neither am I here for free stuff. Offer a swap only when you feel that trust with me.

Favorite snail mail goodies

I love paper bundles! I'd be thrilled to see any of the below:

Letter paper, envelopes, notecards/notelettes

Postcards--these are a favorite!! (preferably with nature/landscape/architecture/heritage images but will be happy with any fun pictures--movies, tv shows, holidays, etc.)

Vintage papers--dictionaries, maps, sheet music, ledgers, encyclopedia, children's books, old timey office stationery

Flash cards, playing cards, large BINGO cards, button cards

Botanical book pages/illustrations, magazine cutouts. Botanical ANYTHING :D

Pretty pages from magazines, travel brochures with nature/architecture images (I absolutely LOVE these and they do not have to be vintage.)

Wrapping paper, tissue paper (the crinkly type), decoupage napkins

Vellum paper/envelopes, vellum quotes

Usual snailmail goodies: die cuts, stickers, washi, used stamps, labels, PET tape swatches

Words/quotes (Bright, uplifting, motivational, soulful)

Misc.: Baker's twine, pretty yarn, gingham prints

Fabric swatches, charms :)

My favorite colors are: green, spring green, aqua, turquoise (I love most colors that occur in nature--brown, orange, yellow, purple, fuchsia, ivory, etc.)

Movies and OTT

Romantic comedies!

Top few are The Holiday, You've Got Mail, Notting Hill, No Strings Attached, What Happens in Vegas, The Accidental Husband, The Ugly Truth, Life As We Know It, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, He's Just Not That Into You, Bridget Jone's Diary, While You Were Sleeping (if you know of this last one, we must have been friends in a previous life coz I don't know too many people that know about this movie!)

Listing my other favorite genres:

Crime/Detection--all of Harlan Coben, The Chestnut Men, Broadchurch, Shetland, Bordertown, Valhalla Murders, Woman of the Dead

I avoid true crime/crime scene shows, unless it is a very well-made documentary (The Night Walker!). Much of true crime sensationalizes tragedy. :(

Period films, epics (If not the story, I’ll watch them for the costumes and sets--especially, if they are historically accurate and not anachronistic.)

Literary adaptations (Across genres, even autobiographies/biographies) A few favorites are below: The Dig (2021) Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Pride and Prejudice (1995, 2005) North and South (2004) Wuthering Heights (1992)

Favorite Books

I have a major in English Literature so a love for reading comes with the territory, I guess! 😬

Some of my favorite genres are the following: Classics —Austen, Bronte, Hardy, Gaskell, Dickens; Historical fiction; Post-colonial literature from around the world—Australian, Caribbean, Indian, African; Non-fiction—social/political commentary, alternative historiography; Romances (very selective in this genre, has to be a powerful human story to interest me)

I am not fond of

loose glitter, chunky beads/shells/bone beads, leather/faux leather/original feathers, pictures of children, birds, or people (illustrations are fine), nudity (even artistic)--no topless mermaids or cherubs, please. (I'm sorry. I don't mean to offend but it's not my style.)

Tiny boring stickers, tiny tags

Scraps of paper (while pretty paper scraps are OK when included with other goodies, just scraps of paper as goodies will be considered insufficient and rated as such after proper communication.)

Please do not send me ATC cards--I do not use/collect these and they are of no use to me. If you'd like to send me something handmade, I'd love envelopes, coin envelopes, pockets+tags, collage cards, handmade PCs (only where it's a swap requirement)

Dark humor, gothic, occult, religious phrases (Again, nothing against artists who use these, just that I cannot seem to fit them into my work.)

Adult humor.


Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 🥰
Response: Glad you like it! Thank you and happy swapping! :)
shinyserra rated for Notecard To 2 Partners Swap #8 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I will write you back :)
Response: Thank you so much! Always great to hear from you. :)
lspjackie rated for postcards for happiness 😊 on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Suchi! i got your postcard 😭😭 i know i requested you send me another one - sorry! but thank you very much for both. kolkata looks beautiful and i loove the stamps you used :) thanks again!
Response: Yay!! Glad it’s arrived. Hope you like the second one too ☺️ Happy swapping!
LadyGuenevere rated for A Happy Folder/Pocket Swap #04 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! It was great to be partnered with you. I cannot say enough about having you as a swap partner---you're one of the most creative and thoughtful people I've been partnered with on here, and if everyone sent out the types of swaps you do, it would be so much more fun to swap! I didn't want to take the envelope apart because it was so perfectly put-together! Wishing you happy swapping and a great start to Autumn! - Alayna <3
Response: Dear, Alayna. I'm very happy to hear from you and it's great to have you back. I hope you have many amazing swaps in your mailbox this year. Thank you for your note. Made my day. <3 Happy swapping!
Comment: Suchi, the swap you sent me was nothing short of amazing! I have no words to express it. I actually became very emotional after I opened it. I loved all of the detail and extra care and love you put into this package. It was a complete work of art. You did not just throw together a swap but you put so much effort into every single detail. I was shocked and it made me overjoyed. Thank you so much for doing this swap with me. I look forward to future swaps with you!
Response: Ahw!! Thank you for such a warm note. This mail was a bit of a journey for me too. I usually have a plan but I went with my heart for this one and glad it worked out. I look forward to future swaps too. xx ☺️💕
Comment: Thank you for the decorated Halloween pc! I loved the washi and beautiful stamps that you used 😍. Thank you so much.
Response: Yay! Glad it reached you. Happy Halloween! :D
Pyrhulla rated for Notecard To 2 Partners Swap #8 on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter on notecard and lovely extras :)
Response: Thank you for leaving a note. Happy swapping! :)
PapermailandMORE rated for Blind Envie Summer 23 on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Such a great great envelope with so many wonderful things in it! W O W - thank you so much! 🌸💚🌸
Response: Hii!! I was thinking of this swap just yesterday and making a mental note to check with you if it arrived. It took its time but I’m glad it reached and that you like it! 😇 Thank you so much for a lovely note. Happy swapping!! 💕
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you very much for rating. Happy swapping. :)
suepier rated for Tourist Postcard starting with a G on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely lighthouse postcard from Goa Arabian Sea.
Response: Glad you like it! Thank you for leaving a note. Happy swapping! <3
aprilivy rated for 3 surprises in an envelope #14 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the goodies. Best wishes!
Response: Glad it’s arrived!! Thank you for leaving a note. Happy swapping!! 😊
SkaGirl rated for postcards for happiness 😊 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: Thank you for rating! Glad it’s arrived. 😇 Happy swapping!
CrystalZ rated for COLOURS! COLORS! on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection of blue and green goodies. Two of my favourite colours! My favourite piece is probably the marbled bluey green bookmark...so pretty!
Response: Glad to know. Thank you so much for leaving a note. Happy swapping 💕
grannysimpson rated for Blind Envie Summer 23 on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you, lovely package
Response: And your mail reached me yesterday! 😁 Thank you for leaving a note. Happy swapping!
Cindymt rated for Colorful Notecard Letter on Aug 19, 2023
Comment: It has arrived! Ha-ha! Thank you for everything! It was beautiful!
Response: This one took the scenic route! Had me worried for a bit 🤧 Glad you have it now and thanks so much for leaving a note. So interesting we heard from each other around the same time. 😇 Happy swapping! 💕
Lolle rated for Tourist Postcard starting with an H on Aug 18, 2023
Comment: Kia Ora from New Zealand, Suchi ❤️! Beautiful pc - I have never been to India, but hope to visit someday. I looked up the dessert that is one the stamps and that you mentioned (is it called Rasgulla?). I didn't know that the Portuguese introduced cheese making to India...
Response: Hiya!! Great to hear from you. ☺️ Yes Rasgulla is correct! Thank you for your note. Happy swapping 💕
Comment: I love working remotely! I can't imagine going back to the office.
Response: Haha! Yeah! Thanks for rating. Happy swapping! 😊😊
Clcintx88 rated for Colorful Notecard Letter on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pretty extras ❤️❤️
Response: You are welcome ☺️ Happy swapping! 💕
Rayeyey rated for Lovely & Floral on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for nice items. This is my first swap from India. And I really love all this goodies and lots of postage :D I add this to my collection. Have a wonderful day and happy swapping!
Response: It was my first time mailing to Korea too!! Hope the envelope arrived safely. Thank you for leaving a note. Happy swapping!! ☺️☺️
annaliesethegnome rated for Rainbow Mail #1 on Aug 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything. :)
Response: Glad it arrived! I was getting worried👀. Happy swapping!! ☺️😇

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LavenderSprinkles on Jul 16, 2023:

Hey, I posted an int'l swap for the notecards as well!

Traceyk on Jul 10, 2023:

Hello! Thank you for rating me for our recent swap. I'll be sending you more tissue paper since I have several of them and don't use it too often. Have a great day!

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