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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: September 7, 2019
Birthday: July 18, 1990
Country: Germany
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About Me

I am currently on vacation and will respond to messages and rate swaps as soon as I return in September. Thanks for your patience 🌼

Hiya! I'm 29 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 I ask you to please 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, 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" 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 the weekend). If you find that a swap has been stamped later than the "sent" date, it is due to that. I always try to get my swaps out before the deadline so as not to run into any problems, though :)

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 when they do get sent there but don't fit in the box. 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. 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), 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 (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

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 (love vintage maps!)

★ 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:

♦ 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 ♥

NON-RATERS

  • @PurplePlatypus for the ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #12 ☆ swap - now partially suspended.

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

Ratings

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
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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 :-) !!!
amyscraftandmail rated for August Wishlist on Aug 19, 2019
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Comment: Thankyou thankyou thankyou for all the beautiful things you sent me. I am obsessed with the watermelon paper straws, your handmade embellishments are soooo cute. Thankyou for thinking of my junk journal and for the cacti stickers thankyou for making some of the things on my wishlist come true. I felt likt it was my birthday already :-).
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Comment: Oh Silvia, I recieved your beautifully made flipbook today and oh my gosh you captured everything i love and made it such a special moment to flip through and find all the treasures and marvel at the beauty that is the flipbook you created for me thankyou so much :-).
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Comment: Thanks for sending. What a lovely PC! Thanks also for the note. It'll still be hot here when you come later this month.You might get to see one of our spectacular monsson storms, but so far this season has been really dry. We're hoping for more. If you get down to Phoenix, be sure to go to the Desert Botanical Gardens. One of my favorite places to visit here. ALso the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix is amazing! None like it in the world.
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #4 (Int'l) on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Thanks! I will pass along in the next round. There are some fun ones to choose from.
neea1989 rated for Destash swap #5 on Aug 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for such a great selection of crafty things! 💖💜💙
BujoCK rated for Themed flipbook! —profile based— on Aug 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Lovely flipbook! It was put together so nicely! I really, really love it! ❤️🤗 And I loved that you’ve put a little letter in it, and not just a note with your name and the name of the swap! 😃 I’m going to reply soon! 🤗
jessnewson98 rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 8, 2019
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Comment: Hey Silvia! Thank you ever so much for all the stunning washi you sent! I love all of them! And the one you chose for me is perfect, thank you x a million! Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap; I look forward to swapping with you in the future! Have a lovely day ^_^
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Comment: I got it this time, thanks for the resend, Silvia, love the tapes!
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Comment: Cool. Thx for postcard
Widellia rated for Suprise Swap #17 on Jul 24, 2019
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Comment: Omg!!! I love them all! You really did a surprise for me 😍 thank you thank you thank you❤️❤️❤️❤️
lorasyl rated for 🌻 flower lovers 🌻 on Jul 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for that amazing swap Silvia ! You really spoiled me !
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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
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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!
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Comment: Thank you for passing on the postcards. I have received them safely. :)
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Comment: Thank you for all the washi your sent.

Rating Overview

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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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