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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: August 12, 2020
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm a 30 year old female living in Germany. I'm a high school language teacher (English and German) and I'm most passionate about traveling, cooking, snail mail/penpaling and papercrafts. I have a multitude of creative and (some might argue) retirement-appropriate hobbies, ranging from those I dedicate all my free time to (currently: sketching, acrylic and watercolor painting, journaling, letter writing, happy mail) and those half-forgotten in boxes under my bed (aka embroidery, soap and jewelery making, scrapbooking, etc.).

A NOTE ON SWAPS

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, swaps might take additional time to arrive. Please get in touch before rating me for a swap you haven't received. I'm keeping track of how long swaps are traveling (currently between 2-6 weeks to destinations in North America, up to 3 months to Asian countries).

Please note: I mark my swaps as "sent" the day I drop them off into a mailbox. These mailboxes might not be emptied and the swaps stamped until the day after (or the Monday after, if it's the weekend). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that.

Why I'm here & what I like

I've had pen pals from all across the globe since my early teen years. Exchanging mail and small gifts has sparked my interest in learning about how people live in different parts of the world, the languages they speak, the things they collect, the food they enjoy, the art they make and what they feel passionate about. I will try to go out of my way to make people happy - I hope this passion will show in the things I send.

I appreciate swaps that show the sender has put time and thought into what they put together. I feel like it's very disheartening to receive sloppily assembled bits and pieces that show little consideration for my likes or dislikes.

ABC

A airmail labels/stickers, address labels, artwork, art supplies, art journals, Artbox characters, astrology, ...

B botanicals, brush pens, baker's twine, Broadway, ...

C craft paper (esp. envelopes), colored pencils, cacti, candy, cut-outs (esp. from vintage books), crystals, Chicago Bears...

D Delta Goodrem (I've been a die hard fan for 15 years :D), drawing, DIY, die cuts, ...

E ephemera (especially vintage or with writing on it), embroidery supplies (thread, patterns, etc.), English paperbacks, ...

F flip-books, Flow magazine, food-themed stickers and postcards, female character stickers, foliage designs, feminism, floral designs, fleamarkets ...

G gelly roll pens, grid patterns, geometric shapes and patterns, gardening, galaxies, gold embossing, guache paint, ...

H handwritten quotes, Harry Potter, homemade things, ...

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan, ...

K kawaii, Korean culture and food, ...

L La Dolce Vita Studio designs, ...

M maps (esp. vintage maps), memo sheets, matcha tea, memo pads/sheets, minimal designs, mason jars, marble designs, meditation, ...

N notepads/sheets, ...

O oriental designs, ...

P planets, pastel colors, plants, postage stamps, paper crafting, penpaling, polaroids, paperbacks, pennants ...

Q quotes, ...

R reading, rubber stamps, recipe cards, recipes, ...

S stickers, Sailor Moon, Scandinavian designs, scrapbook supplies, succulents, seeds (flowers, herbs, veggies, ...), Suatelier, shaker pockets, snacks from your country, stationery items, sketches, sticker bags, Stardew Valley, Sandylion stickers ...

T tea, toiletry items (soap, lotion, face masks, ...), typewriters (and text typed on typewriters), travel journalling, trinkets, twine, ...

U universe, ...

V vintage paper, vintage books and illustrations, ...

W washi tape, wax seals & wax seal stamps, watercolors, waterproof pens, ...

X Y Z ...

Wishlist

Lately I've been really into collecting these items, so if you happen to want to get rid of any of these, I'd be thrilled to give them a new home.

❤ washi tape (esp. grid pattern, plain earthy/pastel/muted colors, postal/mail related, galaxies and night skies, floral and/or plants, kawaii, food-related, travel-related, maps)

❤ letter-writing paper/sheets from notepads

❤ paper doilies (any size, any color)

❤ anything matcha tea related :)

❤ vintage book pages, illustrations (esp. flowers, plants, birds and maps), sheet music, ephemera (esp. tickets, note sheets, ...), etc.

❤ drip coffee bags & tea bags (all are welcome!)

❤ postcards from United States National Parks, especially the vintage series/editions

❤ Japanese & Korean stationery (e.g. La Dolce Vita, Suatelier stickers, MT washi tape, Artbox characters, etc.)

❤ airmail stickers

❤ customized address labels

Favorite Themes

★ Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, house plants, etc.)

★ color-themed (my favorites are yellow, neutrals, blue, dark green and earthy tones)

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ travel-themed

★ food-related

★ postal/mail-themed

Please don't send!

I consider it common courtesy not to send items I wouldn't like receiving myself (such as poor quality items, broken, ripped or torn, etc.) - after all, we're all here to enjoy swapping and bring joy to our swap partners. That being said - I'm not too picky (because I can always pass on things I don't have a use for), but these are items that I prefer less:

♦ 3D stickers

♦ any type of postcards (except for the ones listed on my wishlist) - I don't collect or send them, please save them for someone who does!

♦ things with mundane/trite phrases - think "Keep calm and...", "live, laugh, love", "I love you", etc. - this includes stickers and die cuts especially.

♦ childish things, e.g. Disney, cartoon-characters, reward stickers, free/ad stickers (e.g. those that come in cereal boxes or candy bars)

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ bookmarks (I have far too many and only ever need one)

♦ religious (except for Buddhism) and holiday-related (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.) items; please no Americana/USA flags

♦ smiley faces and emojis

Ratings

lefisher9227 rated for Huge Sticker Detash (In'tl) on Aug 11, 2020
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Klymntine rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPE 2 on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: Silvia, Thanks so much. I love this collection of washi tape...all the way from Germany! <3
Tverne05 rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R52 on Aug 4, 2020
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Comment: I received your journal. I like the deco on the front cover being that sunflowers are my favorite. I will be sure to pass it along in the next round.
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Comment: Hello Silvia...I got your envelope a few days ago but had un-knowingly put it between some other mail that I had and I completely forgot about it until today when I was going thru that same stack again. I freaked out when I saw it. I'm so sorry for the late rating "but"...I absolutely love what you sent me. Who knew so much stuff could get into an envelope...? Thanks so much....I love it all!
Penny1977 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #5 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much.
Smsands2 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #5 on Jul 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. I love the washi and the extra paper. I can't wait to use it!
captkristi rated for SSM: Find me #2 on Jul 18, 2020
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Comment: Wow! This is what giving hearts on swaps is all about. Your envelope was SO wonderful. Great stuff!! That pocket is really cool.
Artistic rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jul 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for playing.
AblueJaysNest rated for Washitape Swap - Europe on Jul 8, 2020
5
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Comment: This envelope was so pretty. You really went above and beyond with this swap.
Kraftylady777 rated for MAIL ART: Food on Jul 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything so much! Take care, Kim :0)
Nevi2018 rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: Your like me Coffee and A Show (I don't drink wine) Allergic!! LOL But What a wonderful (BORING) way to relax!! WHICH is the BEST kind!! (Remember its my way too!! HAHA
pinklilly rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
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pixiegirlanna rated for Because I Feel Like It on Jul 2, 2020
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Allegrae rated for Bags, Bags, Bags, #8 on Jun 30, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the bags, which just arrived! I look forward to going through them later this week and sending them back into circulation.
Response: I'm so relieved this swap finally reached you! It would have been terrible for these bags to get lost in the mail. Have fun putting them back in rotation :)
smartymartyky rated for LGBT Community! on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I will write back soon!
Response: Thank goodness this swap finally arrived! I was getting worried :) I look forward to your reply! xx
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Comment: Greetings Silvia, Thank you for the colorful envie with amazing goodies. I knew coming from overseas this swap would take some time. Do did not disappoint. I am finding a few of my swaps state side are even delayed so no worries. They’ll come when they get here. No matter the origin of my swaps from around the world it all seems to be the same with the virus. Stay alert and be safe. 🌻
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Comment: Just arrived! I love all the BROWN! I'm such a weirdo, but thank you. The way you packaged everything was impressive and beautiful, from the envelope itself, to all the handmade envelopes inside and their contents! I LOVE all the old style German writing! The stamps were very cool, especially that Japanese one! I loved the stickers and the booklet you made! I really enjoy your style and collage 💖 thank you
brichandra rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Happy almost 1/2 Birthday!! : )
SarahStinson rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 25, 2020
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atomita2 rated for Half Birthday Giveaway!! on Jun 25, 2020
5
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Comment: Have a nice day!

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Comments

MexiMidge on Jul 1, 2020:

Love your profile! Can I use your ABC idea on my page? :-)

Rainydancer on Apr 21, 2020:

welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

Mye on Dec 15, 2019:

Thank you very much for sending home my washi bag, they arrived safely. 😊

cloudjun on Jul 31, 2019:

Hello love, thank you so much for angeling the washi tape scavenger hunt swap <3 I really appreciate it, and will enjoy the great selection of washi samples you have curated for me.

earthnk on Feb 11, 2019:

Handwritten quote is winging its way to you as of an hour ago. It was nice to share. 😊

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