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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: July 19, 2019
Birthday: July 18, 1990
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm 28 years old and live in Germany. My life revolves around teaching English, traveling, food and making art. I enjoy swapping and creating snailmail to unwind :)

A NOTE ON SWAPS

I am a very reliable swapper and will always send swaps on time. Please send me a private message if you think something went wrong regardless - I will glady resend items, but please do contact me before giving me a bad rating. Although Germany has an excellent (and for the most part quite reliable) postal system, it is not uncommon for swaps to take 4-6 weeks to arrive at overseas destinations. The longest my mail has travelled so far was 8 weeks to India - so please allow some time to pass :)

I pledge to rate my swap partners as soon as I receive their swap. If you haven't heard from me, this means I haven't received your swap.

Please note: I mark my swaps as "sent" whenever 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 a Saturday or Sunday). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that :)

If you've miraculously been assigned as my partner in two swaps simultaneously, feel free to save on postage and send your swaps in one envelope :)

Also! The address I have provided on here is my PO box. If you intend to send me a piece of mail bigger than a large bubble wrap envelope (e.g. a box, or a package), please let me know so I can give you my home address. Large boxes or packages cannot be delivered to my PO box and for some stupid reason, the post office won't notify me. I'd hate for your mail to get lost.

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 the passions they carry. 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 love collecting recipes and learning about the foods you (and your family) enjoy. Send me a recipe card and tell me a little bit about why you enjoy making this dish, where you learned about it, etc. and you will make me very happy! If the recipe calls for special seasoning, why not share some with me? :) Nothing makes me more excited than experimenting in the kitchen!

❀ I have recently been getting into drawing and sketching again. I enjoy watercolor painting, and sketching with (colored) pencils and black ink pens. Maybe one day I'll feel brave enough to share my art with the world or send it in my swaps.

❀ I love gardening - both my parents are gardeners and I grew up around flowers and plants. Watching plants grow from seeds fills me with such excitement. I would love to receive anything that's related to botanicals and, of course seeds from your country - flowers, vegetables, fruits, anything!

❀ I'm a language teacher (German and English) and one day will find time to learn additional languages. Make me very happy and write something in a language you speak that isn't German or English and teach me what it means :)

ABC

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

B botanical designs (on stickers, washis, postcards, ...), books, brushes (for painting), baker's twine, Broadway, ...

C craft paper (esp. envelopes), colored pencils, cacti-themed things (stickers, washis, ...), chocolate, candy, cut-outs (esp. from vintage books), crystals, Chicago Bears (my partner is a huge fan, she would be forever grateful for anything that has to do with them!)...

D drawing, DIY, die cuts, ...

E ephemera (especially vintage or with writing on it), English paperbacks, ...

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

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

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

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan - esp. Japanese stationery, Jasmine tea, ...

K kawaii, Korean culture and food, ...

L La Dolce Vita Studio designs, lime green, liquorice, leaves, ...

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

N notepads/sheets, National Park postcards (from the United States Vintage National Park postcard collection), nougat, ...

O oriental designs, ...

P planets, pastel colors, plants, postage stamps, paper crafting, penpaling, polaroids, paperbacks (in English language), pennants (vingage pennants from your country/state) ...

Q quotes, ...

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

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

T tea (anything but chamomile and rooibos/red bush), 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, wooden Christmas tree ornaments, waterproof pens, ...

X Y Z ...

TO BE CONTINUED

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.

❀ masking sticker paper (the type of sticker sheets that come in playing card size - they are so hard to find!)

❀ Sailor Moon anything: merchandise, stationery, comics, ... :)

❀ postcards from the United States National Parks vintage series.

❀ vintage maps and vintage map designs

❀ airmail stickers

❀ kawaii (brand, e.g. Sanrio) stationery (letter sets, envelopes, stickers, ...)

❀ La Dolce Vita Girls stickers/washi tape

Things I don't like

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:

♦ free/ad and touristic postcards

♦ glitter washi tape

♦ Valentine's Day stickers or stickers, die cuts, postcards, etc. that say "I love you"

♦ overly cute things (kawaii is fine), cartoons or childish characters and Disney-related items

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ anything that smells like nicotine

♦ bookmarks (I have too many and don't really have a use for them)

♦ religious items

♦ anything fairies, mystical, dragons, medieval, ...

Flakers and Angels

I'm sad I have to include this section in my profile. However, anyone who has offered to angel in a swap you've been flaked in deserves a special shout-out, so this section is for you β™₯

NON-RATERS

  • @PurplePlatypus for the β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #12 β˜† swap - now partially suspended.

  • @Nyu for the GROUP: ES: Sweet tooth Easter aftermath

Ratings

lorasyl rated for 🌻 flower lovers 🌻 on Jul 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for that amazing swap Silvia ! You really spoiled me !
5
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Comment: Thanks so much! I look forward to going through these & passing them along.
Phenyx rated for Filled envelop international on Jul 10, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the resend and the beautiful assortment of goodies. I'm really looking forward to using them soon.
Response: I'm so relieved you received the resend! I'm glad you like the things I sent :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
5
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Comment: Thank you for passing on the postcards. I have received them safely. :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for all the washi your sent.
neea1989 rated for Shaped Paperclips on Jul 1, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket! And all the awesome goodies.
5
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Comment: I love the washi, the super thin ones I've yet to see in the stores here.
Yuilovers rated for Fun and random sticker swap on Jun 25, 2019
5
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Comment: Hello dear thanks for sticker... I've any suggest maybe you should fix the cutting, it doesn't look goodπŸ™... But no problemo for me
Response: Thanks for your rating, but what exactly do you mean by fixing the cutting?
5
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful geometric washi and the fun selection of stickers! ❀️
heyjoanahey rated for Desk de-clutter swap! on Jun 22, 2019
5
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Comment: So much stuff πŸ™ˆ spoiling me as always!
nnair rated for Artistic Penpals on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Great to be partnered with you again, Silvia!
neea1989 rated for β˜† FULL ENVELOPE #14 β˜† on Jun 20, 2019
5
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Comment: Wow, thank you so much for such a great selection of goodies! β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’–
5
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi and adorable cat stickers!!
Cobweb rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 15 on Jun 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you Silvia, I choose some cute ones and added a few different ones. Have a great day.
Phenyx rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Jun 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for passing along the washi bag. We've been partnered so many times now that I recognise your writing as well. I definitely saw some samples which I'm excited to pick. Much love.
Itti rated for Open When Letters on Jun 14, 2019
5
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Comment: You are amazing, I love this swap. I felt so loved and cared for just opening the "open when you receive this" envelope. (I totally agree about the connection, I felt like that when preparing my swap too!) I love how you've decorated all the envelopes and I really appreciate the "categories" you chose for when I should open them. As someone who struggles with their mental health, I feel like these will help a lot. Thank you so much again ❀️
Response: Your rating makes me so happy. I truly hope you will enjoy each and every one of the envelopes ❀️
blkwlf rated for Old Book Pages on Jun 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thanks for rating me! :) I'm happy you received these so soon!
dancingtiger rated for Old Book Pages on Jun 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: fab selection- thank you
Response: Thanks for your rating and the heart. Enjoy crafting with these goodies :)
Milla84 rated for Fun and random sticker swap on Jun 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Silvia so much for the stickers! You send so many and all different. Loved the birds!! ❀❀❀
Response: Thank you for your sweet rating and the heart, Milla! I'm so happy you enjoy the stickers :) I tried to be as random as possible!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 76 4 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
72 86 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 36 35 0
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Comments

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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