Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2017 5:34 pm


Date Joined: January 14, 2017
Last Online: July 22, 2017

Country: Canada

About Me


I mark as send when I drop off my mail at the big red boxes at the end of my street (usually on the weekends) and they get postmarked when they eventually make their way to the post office and the workers get around to it. A lot slips by though and I'm always getting mail with 0 postmarkings so I'm guessing it's the same with mail I send to others.

Hi, I'm a huge lover of kawaii things and I love crafting! I used to be really into making amigurumi and am trying to destash them in my etsy shop.

Lately I've been into the idea of creating a vintage/Victorian/steampunk junk journal. (Without spending any more money)

As an etsy seller I have a lot of shipping supplies in bulk so I thought swap-bot would be perfect for me! I know I'm a newbie with only a few swaps complete, but I've shipped hundreds of packets on Etsy so I know my way around Canada Post.

Right now my latest obsession is kawaii memo notepad papers!

Swaps you'll probably find me at are type 2, most likely tea swaps (I love to drink tea!) And flat surprise swaps due to the flexibility.

And in Canada there is a big price different in postage between under 2 cm (document) and thicker than that is parcel which costs $$$

I am an extreme cheapskate. I will reuse packaging and I am not offended if I receive clearly reused bubble mailers which have been taped over with deco tape and have mailing labels slapped on top of old mailing labels.

I don't go out and spend money for a swap, I just use what I have available. At the thrift store I stumbled upon a box of 20 notecards with envelopes for $1.99 so I'll be using those!

Also, I'm really big on giving extras, simply because I have a lot of stuff lying around that I don't like or use but are good quality and totally usable so I can't throw away XD. I always read my partner's profile a couple of times to match up something I have in my hoard that I think they'll like.

My swaps tend to be quantity over quality in that anything I have sent, I have had lying around that I wasn't using or planning to use so I can afford to give more than the minimum requirements. I've listed things I'm looking to get rid of below, and if you see anything that interests you feel free to send me a message.

Also, if the swap calls for a notecard, please give me a blank one and just slap a sticky note in it with your swap name and user ID.

Favorite Music

I don't know, I like a bunch of music but in retail environments I listen to a lot of pop that's on the radios XD. Bands like A7X and Three Days Grace are really good. A song I've started getting into is Sidewinder.

Favorite Books

I love to read, and lately I've been on a nostalgia kick and yearning for books from my childhood. 'Member Zack Files? The Babysitters Club? Horrid Henry?

The aesthetic of older books, when I see them in thrift shops are just guh, I miss you!

I guess the latest series I've read was GRR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire (waiting for the next book!!!)

Favorite Movies

I don't really like to watch movies that much, but when I do stream movies online for free I guess I watched... Frozen. Hahaha.

Favorite Television

Adult cartoons. I feel I should like anime, I loved the golden oldies like Pokemon, Digimon, Beyblade, those were my Saturday morning cartoons haha. But I watched the One Punch Man anime recently and I have to say I liked the manga a lot more. It's just the timing of the comedic moments seemed a bit off in an anime. Definitely won't touch Naruto though, way too long.


I have no allergies.

In terms of tea, I'm good with anything as long as it doesn't have lemongrass. Right now I'm really into black teas and my favourite is darjeeling but I'm totally down to try new things!

In terms of kawaii these are my favourite characters:


-Sentimenal Circus

-kamono hashikamo

-Any foods with faces

-Cat song

-Oji Panda


In terms of washi tape, I'm really looking for kawaii san-x character tape (I saw this sentimental circus one that said "for you" and I was dying)

And also vintage style/Victorian/steampunk/shabby/postmarked washi tapes!


Stuff I have that I can offer:

I also have a bunch of flat items for swapping in the mail:

-kawaii skull keyboard stickers

-Package of 15cmx15cm japanese chiyogami origami paper

-Plastic My Melody coin purse and card holder

-Hello Kitty pencil case

-Homemade mini notebook

-Asian red pocket envelopes

-sheer ribbon (red, pink, white, dark blue, light blue)

-I have a gift tag punch and a mini sakura punch, so I can offer die cuts of those

-I have pom pom makers so I can make pom pom chicks (great for easter!)


I'm looking for kawaii stuff in general

-Kawaii memo paper

-Kawaii stickers

-Kawaii washi or deco tape

-Would also really love empty rement boxes!

-Kawaii erasers

-Kawaii badges/buttons/pins

-Kawaii resin pieces

-Just starting to get into junk journelling, maybe some vintage ephemera

-Vintage looking paper (see images below)

-vintage/steampunk style fabric (scraps are okay)

-Metal Charms (leaves, feathers, gears, clocks, birdcages, dragonflies etc)

-Buttons in cute shapes (hearts, stars, flowers)

-Rubber/clear stamps with airmail themes or rustic, vintage kind of theme

-Jumbo Sakura/cherry die cuts (pink or white)

-Scalloped circle die cuts (brown cardstock)

-Stickers that look like postage stamps

-Cardstock paper (brown, vintage style, newsprint style)

-Tim Holtz stuff

-A laundry marker

-brown marker

-Mini chocolate bar I can fit in a pocket letter

-Shimmery pink paper/pale pink (scraps are fine)

-Coin envelopes


The pictures below are the kind of style for scrapbook materials I like!

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Also love sticker flakes like these! name for image


PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME I have no use for these items! Please try to avoid these, but if I do get them it's no big deal because I'll just regift them as extras.

-Religious/advertisement swag






-Greeting cards


-Nail files

-Beauty products (eg hand cream, body lotion)

-Origami paper





In terms of stationary, I'm only interested in kawaii and these are what I dislike

-non kawaii stationery

-Stationery with photographs of real food/animals/people

-Tsum tsum

-Disney anything

-Orange story


shtrqueen rated for Canadian Stocking Stuffer Swap on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much - I love the wrapping! Have a great day. Happy Swapping!
KristenG rated for Blind Envelope - International #9 on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the great paper! I especially like the animals post-its and the package of origami paper! Very kind of you!
Comment: Thank you Irene for such a thoughtful swap- and the notebook idea is great- my memory fails me multiple times a day :)
BluGinhm rated for Victorian/vintage Style One Ounce on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: I love what you sent - can't wait to use it all! And it's packaged so pretty - thanks!
littlemissme84 rated for ISS: Scavenger Hunt Swap on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the selection of items.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Comment: Ty Irene - quite diversified items incl. neat stamps ❤
frogginghappy rated for Pick 6, send 3 on Jun 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful items you sent me! I love it all - especially the beautiful envelope you sent it all in 😍 💕 This Alice in Wonderland stamps are awesome!
dodie rated for Canadian Spring Cleaning Swap on Jun 3, 2017
dodie rated for Stamped Images and Flat Surprise on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Hi Irene! Thanks for your stamped image. I will put them in good use I'm sure! Is alice in wonderfull stamp always works when you send mail in Canada?
Comment: Thank you for the envelope.
Fiqa rated for craft surprise #1 on May 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for everything :D I love all of them. ^^ sticker so cute :D
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I loved the charms.
Comment: Thank you for another super cute swap! You have the cutest memos ever, I swear lol I also loved the flakes and mini kitty envie :) Awesome swap! :) <3
aspens rated for ISS: Happy Mail Supplies on May 13, 2017
Comment: What a swap!! I love how nicely you packaged everything. I'm really excited to put it all to use! & how sweet of you to send homemade stickers. :)
Cariboocarol rated for It's Time to Recycle #7 on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thanks for those pink beauties! I will find a use for them!
Comment: This was an awesome swap. I loved the little fabric pouch you sent! Thanks!
mixedfx rated for Newbie Friendly Mail Art on May 1, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much! Everything was so cute.. Love the washi sample!! Def a big bang theory fanatic! Lol.. loved it all ♡
Comment: thank you very much for the tea and the extras!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely items :-)

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Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

anicka22 on Apr 12, 2017:

Thank you for the internationale small suprise mail tag. Especially love the red riding hood tape

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