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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: December 6, 2019
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm 29 years old and live in Germany. My life revolves around teaching English, traveling, food and making art.

A NOTE ON SWAPS

I am a very reliable swapper and will always send swaps on time. Please contact me before giving me a bad rating. It is not uncommon for swaps to take 4-6 weeks to arrive at overseas destinations, especially if they're sent as "economy".

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" 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.

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.

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. You can make me very happy if you write down a note 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), 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, ...

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), memo sheets, 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, Sandylion stickers (small sticker sheets that were popular in the 90s :D) ...

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.

❤ pretty letter-writing paper/sheets from pretty notepads

❤ masking sticker paper

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

❤ (Korean) drip coffee bags & tea bags (no roibos/red bush tea, please! Anything else is much appreciated.)

❤ postcards from the United States National Parks vintage series

❤ vintage maps and vintage maps

❤ airmail stickers

❤ kawaii stationery (letter sets, envelopes, stickers, ...)

❤ La Dolce Vita Girls stickers/washi tape

❤ Embroidery supplies (thread, patterns, fabric, hoops, etc.)

Themes

★ Botanicals (esp. vintage botanicals, also including cacti & succulents, house plants, etc.)

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

★ aztec, Australian Aboriginal and Native American (e.g. Navajo)

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ kawaii

★ travel-themed

★ postal/mail-themed

Dislikes

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:

♦ ATCs

♦ free/ad and touristic postcards, I have a ton of postcards from places I've never been to and will probably never use them.

♦ 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 only ever use one)

♦ religious items

♦ anything with clowns, fairies, dragons, medieval, ...

♦ magazine cut-outs (unless from Flow magazine and unless the swap calls for it)

Flakers & 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 ♥

Ratings

saturnsrings rated for Citrus Themed Swap on Nov 26, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely happy mail Silvia! I really enjoyed what you sent and the card is so creative and fun! Let's private swap sometime! 😁
InTheWoods rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #11 ☆ on Nov 25, 2019
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Comment: Such an awesome green themed mail!!!!! I love everything in there and you packaged them immaculately!!!! Very lovely package from you once again!!! Thank You for brightening my day like this ...appreciate it :) :) :)
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suntattoo rated for De-stash swap #7 on Nov 22, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much :)
roosje rated for EML: Christmas card folder on Nov 20, 2019
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Comment: Dear Silvia, thaank you so so much for such a wonderful swap! I loved how you put it all together, loved all the goodies and the vintage book pages as well. The presentation was awesome, down to the see through envelope (my favourite!). Wish I could give you more hearts!!
GrrrMeoww rated for WTL: Washi Bag #6 on Nov 19, 2019
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marliese rated for Sticker destash on Nov 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you very much, such a fun selection of stickers! :)
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Comment: Thanks for pc to send on
Nushkinathan rated for Blind washi swap on Nov 9, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely washi samples!
Sparrowlings rated for All things sticky on Nov 5, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap!!! The envelope was gorgeous, and yes, you nailed my taste exactly!!! I LOVE the stickers you sent, all of them, I already have plans to use them <3
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Comment: Thanks for the great sticker bags!
AddictWithAPen rated for 4 Weeks of Snailmail (Europe) on Oct 24, 2019
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Comment: I really enjoyed receiving a letter from you every weeks, you’re such a great partner. I have to say that your handwriting is very pretty! Thank you for all the goodies you sent and your envelopes are lovely
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Comment: Oh Silvia yet again another beautiful Happymail from you. I just adore all the stamped stationary. And thankyou so much for the extra goodie of stickers I'm in love. They will go perfectly with a set I purchased here in New Zealand. Ekkk so excited to use some of these stamped pieces for my upcoming Happymail. Thankyou again. You deserve so many more hearts ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Comment: Thanks for 2 pc’s to send on
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Comment: BEAUTIFUL flipbook! thank you so much, you did a great job! I hope one day you get to visit the USA for Halloween, maybe in like 2 years when it's on a weekend lol. You could even come stay with me if we're still friends/penpals then!!
tristitia rated for BONUS Blind Envelope on Sep 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the interesting mix of paper goodies 😁
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Comment: Yes you right you wrote me few days ago... I’m sorry going to wait for your mail... Ag.-30 thank you so much I love the washi samples. Finally it made it... 💙
Response: I sent you a message a few weeks ago and asked if you had received the washi tapes and my letter. I also asked if you entered the correct address, since it seemed that none of the mail you were sent was received. I would gladly resend and am honestly very disappointed to receive a rating like this from you, when I already reached out a while ago. Please do send me another message with your correct address and I will happily resend the tapes.
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Comment: Thanks Silvia! Your sticker bag is so cute and I am really impressed by your calligraphy. Hope you get lots of great stickers when it comes back to you.
Phenyx rated for Washi Bag #4 (Int'l) on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: Hahahaha... I think SB is scheming to have us become penpals. Will pass on the bags in the next round. ❤️
Hope84 rated for ☆ THEMED ENVELOPE #7 ☆ on Aug 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Hello :-) ! Thank you very much for this nice Swap! I like the things you have chosen...opening your package, it was like doing a little virtual journey :-) . Many Greetings from Italy! Happy Holidays :-) !!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 101 5 6
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98 116 0 0
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Comments

jeiknee 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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