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Taimat

Taimat
Date Joined: October 15, 2022
Last Online: July 22, 2024
Birthday: August 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, there! My name's Tai. I'm 36, transmasc, and I currently live in the US. (I moved back a year ago after a decade in Japan.)

Please pardon any typed letters you may receive! I am still dealing with long Covid, and my fine muscle/nerve/motor skills still aren't back to where they used to be, so long, handwritten letters can be quite challenging/painful for me to create. But rest assured that no less love and care goes into every one of my swaps! ^^

I've recently been trying to relearn how to write by hand. It's a tough process, but I've been using a fountain pen a lot, and having fun colors of ink to work with makes everything more enjoyable. :)

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME: please message me and let me know! I send all of my swaps on time, and I would be more than happy to resend a lost swap!

I've been pen palling for a few years, but I've made the jump from simpler letters/postcards to full projects in the past year or so, and I am having a blast!

My day job(?) is being a web shop owner/operator/etc. for a little store that sells fantasy-themed loose leaf teas and accessories. (You can check out my stuff at my site!)

When I'm not working or crafting, I love playing video games, mostly RPGs, as well as reading and writing fanfiction.

I'm quite easy to please, so please let my profile/likes/dislikes be a guideline more than hard-and-fast rules!

A few easy favorites are:

  • Colors: red and gold

  • Animals: dragons and rats

  • Beverages: tea

Things I Love To Receive

ITEMS: Almost anything, truthfully! Most especially, things I can use for other snail mails! Paper samples, washi tapes, PET tapes, stickers, paperclips, dies, die cuts, cling stamps... ^^ I really like to receive things from other countries and/or independent artists, so if you have stationery products of your own or local brands you'd love to share, then I'd love to see them!

AESTHETICS: Again, almost anything, haha. My favorites are vintage, botanical, cute, colorful, and academic!

MAIL: Please tell me about you! About your day, where you're from, things you like or don't like, etc. I also really love stories, quotes, and song lyrics!

POSTCARDS: Almost anything! Please see my "ABCs" section for loads of things I like, but I'm open to anything~ :)

TEA/COFFEE: Tea, please! I just cannot get into coffee, and I'm so sorry. ^^' But with regard to tea, I have yet to meet a tea I don't like, so please send me anything and everything! I'd love to try it! I'm fine with tea bags or loose leaf, however, please make sure the ingredients are listed on the packaging!

Dislikes

PLEASE DO NOT SEND GLITTER OR SEQUINS! (Unless they are made of paper.) I have small pets, and I don't want to risk accidental ingestion.

I'm not really into neon colors. Bold/primary colors are fine, but if it looks like it'll glow in the dark, it's not my style. ^^'

ABCs Of Things I Like

A: academia aesthetic (dark or light), The Amazing Devil (band), Animal Crossing, architecture, art prints, autumn, Avatar: The Last Airbender

B: bento, berries, birds, black tea, books, book pages, botanicals, buttercups

C: candles, Cardcaptor Sakura, cardstock, carnations, cats, chai, chipboard shapes, chocolate, choral music, collage, cooking, crafting/creating, cutouts

D: dandelions, decorated envelopes, dice (unique or interesting), die cuts, dies, dinosaurs, doilies, dragons, Dungeons & Dragons, DuoLingo, Durarara!!

E: Earl Grey, elves (fantasy, not Xmas), embellishments, envelopes (especially decorated), ephemera (authentic, handmade, or store-bought)

F: fae, fall, fanfiction/fanworks, fantasy, Final Fantasy 14, fineliners, Fire Emblem, flavored tea, flip books, flowers, food, forests, fountain pens, fruit, fussy cuts/cutting

G: gel pens, Genshin Impact, (Studio) Ghibli, gifting things to others, gold, Good Omens, green, green tea

H: handmade things, happy mail, herbal tea, herbalism, hibiscus, hot chocolate/cocoa, hygge

I: Italy, illustrations, independent artists, ink (especially fountain pen and stamping)

J: Japan (and associated fashion, food, history, culture, etc.)

K: kawaii (branded or unbranded), Kutsushita-nyanko (a Japanese San-X kawaii character)

L: labels, learning about my swap partners, left-handed things (I'm a lefty), lemons, letters, letter-writing paper, local artists/creators, The Lord of the Rings (books & movies)

M: maps, Marvel (especially Loki), memo sheets, mermen, mini envelopes, music, mythology

N: napkins (decorated), Ninja Sex Party (band), note sheets

O: old books, origami paper

P: paint sample cards, paper for collaging, paperclips (decorative), pens (especially fountain and gel), PET tape, photography, plants, “please deliver to” stickers/stamps, poetry, Pokémon (especially Charizard), postcards (check my likes, but I’m not too picky! I can always pass them on~), purple

Q: queer literature/art, question and answer cards

R: rats, recipes (especially quick or easy!), red, rodents, "royal" colors

S: sakura, sheet music, sour candy/foods, spring, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, cling, acrylic), Star Trek, Stardew Valley, stationery of all kinds, stickers, summer

T: tea, tea blending, textured paper, tickets, travel

U: ukiyoe, unused USPS Forever postage

V: vanilla, vellum, video games, video tutorials, vintage aesthetic

W: washi paper, washi stickers, washi tape, wax seals & sealing, white tea, Winnie the Pooh characters (especially Tigger), The Witcher, writing

X:

Y: yellow, Yuri! On Ice!

Z: Zelda (The Legend Of)

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks Tai! I LOVE your stamps! The stack of books is my favorite one.
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Comment: Thank you for the pastel postcard and the list of your favourite flowers. Love from Kiara ♡
Response: I'm so glad it reached you! <3 Thank you for joining my swap and for the heart~ Have an awesome day!
clockwork17 rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #19 - US on Jul 19, 2024
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Comment: Hello Tai! Thank you for the gorgeous handmade postcard :). Have a wonderful day! - Amy
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, and I'm honored that you were okay with me sending it! ^^ Thank you for joining my swap and for the heart, and have an awesome day! <3
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard, Tai!
Response: You're so very welcome! Thank you for the heart and for joining my swap! <3
CraftyCrow rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 16, 2024
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard. Thank you for hosting this fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for joining my swap and for the heart~ Have an awesome day! <3
jami3 rated for CPG-N 25 Quality Stickers #5 - Global on Jul 15, 2024
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Comment: Your package is an absolute delight. Everything is beautiful and so well put together. Love the flipbook and pockets — the ones I make pale in comparison! Thanks for the YT recommendation. I also like that you told me about the pens you are using — I like pens a lot but the choices are confounding, lol! Take care and thanks again for such a thoughtful mail.
Response: Hello, hello! I am so glad everything reached you safely! And I am even happier that you liked what I put together! 💕 I love papercrafting, and combining it with pen palling is one of my favorite things. :) And I’m always happy to share info about what supplies I use! :D May you get some more cool pens in your life in the near future~ ^^ I hope you’re well, and thank you so much for the heart!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG: List Lovers Swap #18 - US on Jul 8, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for hosting another fun swap! Love your list of flowers!
Response: Thank you so much for joining, Grace! <3 Have an awesome day!
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards. I have a few memo pads with Kutsushita-nyanko; I'll send you some.
Response: I’m so glad to hear you liked the postcards! And oh my goodness, please only send memo pads if you have them to spare! 🙏 That would be so extraordinarily kind of you~ And thank you for the heart! 💕
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Comment: Thanks Tia for your awesome list for Favorite flowers. Of your list, I love Cherry Blossoms, Carnations ( which I love over Roses any day. and Snapdragons. I love all and I have & grow Snapdragons! Thanks too for your great swap for this. I love this fun game!
Response: I also prefer carnations over roses, haha. Just as lovely, better-smelling (in my opinion), and cheaper! XD I'm really glad you're enjoying the swaps! ^^ Thank you so much for the heart, and have an awesome day! <3
Cindymt rated for WIYM: Scattegories #15 L USA on Jun 28, 2024
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Comment: Thank you very much and the presentation is nice! We also have some of the same answers!
Response: I'm so glad it reached you okay! ^^ Thank you so much for the heart, and have an awesome day! <3
MonkeyMom23 rated for CPG-N: List Lovers Swap #17 - US on Jun 23, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your list!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3
colleenbUSA rated for CPG: List Lovers Swap #17 - US on Jun 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the pc and for hosting!
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the heart! Have an awesome day! <3
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Comment: What a wonderful postcard ! Cute little babies fawn and boar, I love it when different animals are friends ahah ! I need to know what you print these transparent texts with ! Way too handy ! My fav character in Winnie the Pooh is Eeyore but I agree with Rémy from Ratatouille ! I couldn't choose only one in the LOTR, impossible ! The other ones I don't know much about !
Response: I have a Phomemo thermal printer, and it can print on transparent labels! :D It's super useful! Aww, Eeyore is my husband's favorite. :) LOTR is definitely really difficult to choose from, haha. XD Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3 Have an awesome day!
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard with a list of your favorite fictional characters, Tai! I also loved the MTG postcard! ♥️♥️♥️
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! ^^ Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3 Have an awesome day!
marles rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #16 - US on Apr 10, 2024
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Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3 Have an awesome day!
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Comment: Love your list!
Response: Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3 Have an awesome day!
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Comment: Thanks for your list! I think out of all the things, I enjoy stickers the most
Response: Thanks so much for joining my swap! <3 Have an awesome day!
SeleneW rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #15 - Global on Mar 11, 2024
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Comment: I love this fun swap! Cute Howl's Moving Castle PC!
Response: I'm so glad to know that you like it! ^^ Thanks so much for joining my swap, and have a lovely day! <3
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Comment: What a beautiful PC! Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3
colleenbUSA rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #15 - US on Mar 6, 2024
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Comment: Great items to send in happy mail! thanks for the PC and for hosting!
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 157 76 80
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Comments

CookieMomster78 on Jul 5, 2024:

June AATW: Thank you so much for sending a 7-of-clubs playing card & one of your handmade postcards. This happy mail was such a pleasant surprise and the TLC you put into it made it even better! The Erin Hanson poem did make me smile & I think the 🍪 cookie that you drew is delicious! 😆 You’re wonderful. 🫶🏼

MamaKek on Dec 25, 2023:

Thank you so much for your very thoughtful Advent calendar you put together for our swap. I loved your homemade envelopes so much and each one was filled with a delightful surprise. I truly enjoyed opening each one. I’d love a tutorial for the envelope you made for the teas! Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:

xmas

Have a wonderful holiday!

catlingmex on Jun 5, 2023:

What a lovely surprise! The HEB cactus shopping bag is so perfect—it´s exactly what I would have chosen myself. I cannot thank you enough. <3

CookieMomster78 on Jun 2, 2023:

AATW May 2023: Thank you very much for the heart-shaped die cuts in an adorable cookie bag! I really look forward to using these and your stationery is beautiful as well!

susieq11 on May 13, 2023:

Thank you so very much for CPG Happy Mail/Random Envie Tag - Global!! What a lovely package of fun!!! I really appreciate everything you sent. The postcards are all amazing and yours is gorgeous - wow! Your handmade envelopes are so perfect 😍 You’re so lucky to have lived in Japan. For now I’ll have to settle for visiting yearly lol! Thank you so much! Oh and I love your mail art too. Such a wonderful surprise in my mailbox! xoxo

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