Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2020 4:34 pm


Date Joined: February 28, 2018
Last Online: January 3, 2020
Birthday: March 9
Country: United States
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[Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me. I use the university mail system at my job so swaps may be postmarked 1-2 days after I have given the mail pick up your swap.πŸ’› And I will always send again if necessary, particularly in those international swaps!

Jan 2020 - Catching up on old swaps. Thank you for all your understanding.

April/May 2019 Started my first FT job at the University! Less time for swaps but I am making sure things are sent on time. I am looking for crafty penpals so message me if you're interested!

2019 February Update Hey everyone, Dealing with the aftermath of the polar vortex has meant that most of my mailing was returned to me with damages.

I've had to help family with a house fire and moving, so I'm basically out of the game when it comes to swaps. I'm working on making it up to those who are missing things from me. Thanks.]

I am Cassi and I enjoy papercrafts, junk journaling, artist trading cards, mail art, and pocket letters. I've just joined SwapBot in 2018, but I started arts and crafts in 2017, and have been a journaler since 2014. I participated in many swaps on facebook and instragram, but I would like to participate in more letter writing and mail art, so here I am!

I speak 2.5 languages. My native language is English and Spanish, and I studied Korean to an intermediate conversational fluency.

I am also trained as an English teacher, but work as a program coordinator and program assistant.

I lived in Korea for nearly 2 years and now reside back in Chicago with my family.

I actually have many styles of craft that I prefer. I really love shabby chic styles, gothic, and vintage styles. I don't really love pastels, unless they are sparkly or shiny. I really love flowers, flora, fauna, botanicals, whatever you call it, I love it. Prima Marketing is my favorite "I can't afford everything I want" brand. :P

I really really enjoy making junk journals. My 2018 Junk Journal is a mix of pinks and greens (my favorite colors) with black covers and overflowing with random embellishments and mismatching themes strewn throughout.

I subscribe to Stickii club's Retro pack stickers, which I have found to be the best sticker subscription pack. In the past, I received Pipsticks, but no longer enjoy their selection.

I do collect stickers, but I have ended my days of buying Dollar Tree stickers in bulk. I've found that those stickers, although quite pretty, aren't the first things I grab when I start to craft.

I do love to alterbooks and three of my main art journal/junk journals are altered books from the dollar store. I am still learning a lot about art journaling, so any type of stencil, stamp, and embellishments are incredibly welcome.

I've begun looking into postcards and I really prefer to receive them in an envelope.

I really hope to invest in a die cutting machine, so I can cut my own stencils and embellishments.

I follow a few artists on youtube, who I watch regularly and feel so inspired by their beautiful art. My #1 favorite is Maremi Small Arts. Her online kits are gorgeous.

In addition to artistry and crafting, I do enjoy video games. I own an XBOX One and I play Overwatch. I really enjoy watching Jesse Cox and Markiplier on youtube, for their horror game Let's Play videos.

Lastly, I'm a huge fan of Chicago's C2E2. I go every year with my best friends and I always help her with her costume play. I sew and design costume ideas for cosplay, when I have time.

Favorite Television

I love watching a good television show.

I've seen so many ! I most enjoy crime/procedurals and scifi shows. My favorite show for many years was Numb3rs.

I also really enjoy foreign TV shows and movies, specifically older Korean dramas, classic Korean movies, old Japanese dramas, and recently, spanish telenovelas.

My Instagram Faves


My Instagram is where you can see all my makes!

Likes and Dislikes

Things I can use in my crafts.

  • pretty paper (no smaller than 6x6) preferably for fussy cutting please

  • die cuts!!!! (Any and all & if on cardstock even better!)

  • cards! Playing cards or postcards or notecards (note: no journaling cards please)

  • stickers (not for planners) (I really really want more flower/floral/botanical stickers in my life)

  • washi tape (patterns, shapes, images, and flowers please! I love black washi and I want to expand my collection of large sizes.)

  • ink stamped images (I dont have many figures.or characters so if you do please send me a few πŸ’› I would love to use them in my art journals.)

  • GORJUSS girls πŸ’›πŸ’›

  • kawaii or Korean characters (I prefer Korean but japanese brands are good too)

  • letter paper or letter sets (I love it all) ****

  • postcards (Any kind!)

  • stamps (used this year or international and unused US or international postal stamps)

  • clear acrylic stamps (floral/character/background styles)

  • Any thing by tim holtz, jane Davenport, prima marketing, or finnnabair (I dont have many because of the price but I would be eternally grateful for a RAK of any of these)

  • chipboard embellishments.

  • vellum paper.

  • themed embellishments (things I can coordinate into a layout would be so great!)

  • homemade kits and homemade cards πŸ’›

DISLIKES or Don't Need

  • Any thing with a sharp smell will be difficult for me so if you can avoid it, please. I have a very sensitive nose and feel sick with certain smells.

  • I don't usually like scraps of paper, but I will accept them from certain brands or swaps if they are agreed upon first. I do collage art and I'm very careful with my choices.

  • I really do not need Dollar Tree items. Chances are.I already have them! This isn't a dislike. πŸ’›πŸ’›

  • I also won't get much use out of confetti or very small cuts of paper unless we've discussed it.

  • I don't want any Christian religious material. I'm surrounded by it. If you want to send other religious material so I can learn more about it, that's okay!

  • please no rewards or happy planner type stickers (I have plenty!)

  • no acetate ephemera or stickers.

  • Tim Holtz dead people images (ON ANYTHING)

Looking for

Extra special things I'm currently looking for:

  • Unused stamps*****

  • Used international stamps

  • Brads/eyelets/metal pieces for mixed media

  • Stencils

  • Fairy anything

  • Lovely girl or Gorjuss Girl DIE CUTS ***

  • Flower images****

  • Flower stamps


  • Seasonal washi tapes

  • Seasonal die cuts

  • Stickers of characters or flowers

  • Female or girl die cuts with stamp impressions (Like Julie nutting but open to anything)

  • Female or girl stamped images on cardstock

  • Anything for mixed media/steampunk/vintage (but not victorian)


I pledge to always rate. If you haven't received anything from me, please message me. I'll make sure if I received it or not.




georgiafae rated for ATCO: Magazine Collage ATC on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: I sent you a message about not receiving this swap on October 11 and noticed it has been unread. I will change the rating for this swap if I receive something from you. Hope all is well with you.
Comment: Such a bummer. I loved making Hallowe'en stuff in August! I was looking forward to receiving.
Frickenjazzed rated for Halloween Ornament on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: After brief communication about sending priority, I have not received this swap. If it arrives, I will change the rating. I hope all is well with you!
redheart rated for Mini Wreath on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Really sad that I didnt receive a wreath!! I was really excited about this swap😒😒😒
nancylee rated for Halloween Matchbox on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: I received the great skull and spider box and have already added it to my collection to display. Thank you
Response: πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
elflady rated for Color Girl #1 on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely dolls stamps and all the extras. elflady
Response: πŸ’œ
debbee2014 rated for Color Girl #1 on Jun 25, 2019
Comment: Cassi, I love everything you sent.... Could not find your name or swap name anywhere....I have both of them girls.... Love them both.... The extras are great too. Thanks I hope to do this swap again too.
Response: πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Rainydancer rated for Envies of Randomness on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the items- please include the correct swap name it took me forever to track down!
Pandd rated for ATCO: Gimme Texture ATC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Love it! Texture is wonderful but the background color is fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful atc. PatπŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
crochetjunkie rated for Envies of Randomness on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Everything about this swap was amazing! I LOVED the way that you made the cover for presentation and the mini zine about you stuffed with goodies was the coolest thing I have seen to date! Thanks for an amazing swap!!
Response: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š It's my way of encouraging crafty penpals ;) If you'd like to be penpals or swap crafty things, feel free to message me! Im also on Instagram!
samsstuff rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Mar 2019) on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
elflady rated for Gorjuss Postcard #1 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Lovely card. Thanks so much. I love you are going to host another swap.I think these dolls are wonderful. elflady
Response: I'm excited for the next swap as well. It's going to be a goodol one.
PenguinParade rated for Paper crafting GIVE AWAY!!! on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Magazines and youtube are a great source of inspiration!!
Response: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
camelsamba rated for Map PC on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Wow, what an amazing map! And the textures on this card are fascinating. A wonderful card all around. (PS coming to Chicago this weekend - fight off the rain for us please? :^)
Response: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š
Comment: So Beautiful, I love the colour combination and chesire cat faces! Thank you!! - Ellie x
Response: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š Glad it arrived safe!
CindyST rated for Science Fiction Swap #27 on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard, and the cool Star Trek stamp.
Response: πŸ’œπŸ’œ
Comment: Thank you. I love that funny postcard from Texas and jokes are very funny. I must remember that one about the postage stamp.
Response: ❀❀ Glad you enjoyed it!!!! thank you for the heart and 5!
Comment: Great places you've written down! Thanks for the nice card too :)
Response: :D I tried my best to find a good card for you! <3 Thanks for the heart and the 5!

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user6937 on Sep 13, 2019:

Hi. I have to drop you from the Skinny Swappers because you have a recent 1 and an unsent swap on your dashboard. Hope you're okay.

user6937 on Sep 13, 2019:

Hi. I have to drop you from the Monthly ATC Swappers because you have a recent 1 and an unsent swap on your dashboard. Hope you're okay.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


Chouquinator on Oct 25, 2018:

Wow!!πŸ’œ Thank you so much for your birthday message !!! So kind of you! Have a wonderful day!

Chouquinator on Oct 25, 2018:
Chouquinator on Sep 26, 2018:

Thank you for the rating and kind comment :) I'm glad to know we have a lot in common ^^

splendorpursuit on Sep 18, 2018:

Hey Cassi :)

I saw your question regarding a newbie PL for Halloween swap needed. Did you know that you’ll qualify to host your own swaps (including PLs) after only 5 rated swaps? It really doesn’t take that long to gather swaps (type 1 and 2 are usually pretty quick turnaround), and it’s pretty easy to create once you qualify. Also there’s a group called Newbie Helpers which you can find on the β€˜Groups’ tan listed on the toolbar (right side). Additionally there are tons of groups that welcome newbies with filled profiles, but I’d start with Newbie Helpers first; that’s what I did.

Have fun and good luck!

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