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paperboats9

paperboats9
Date Joined: September 12, 2018
Last Online: April 6, 2020
Birthday: July 18
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hiya! I'm 29 years old and live in Germany. I'm a high school language teacher (English and German) and consider traveling, cooking, snail mail/penpaling and crafting my passion. I have a multitude of creative hobbies which fluctuate between me spending my entire free time on them (currently: sketching, watercolor, journaling, letter writing, happy mail) to projects half-forgotten in boxes under my bed (aka embroidery, jewelery making, scrapbooking, etc.).

A NOTE ON SWAPS

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, swaps might take additional time to arrive. Please be considerate and check if your country currently allows international mail before signing up for swaps!

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, 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 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, hole punches, ...

I illustrations, indie music, ...

J journalling, junk journals, Japan, ...

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, 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, 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, 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, wooden Christmas tree ornaments, 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.

❤ pretty letter-writing paper/sheets from pretty notepads

❤ paper doilies

❤ vintage book pages, illustrations, sheet music, ephemera (esp. tickets, note sheets, ...), etc.

❤ your original artworks

❤ masking sticker paper

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

❤ 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

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

❤ airmail 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)

★ universe/astrology (stars, planets, skies)

★ travel-themed

★ food-related

★ 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

♦ 3D stickers

♦ postcards (excepts for the ones listed on my wishlist)

♦ things with mundane/trite phrases - think "Keep calm and...", "live, laugh, love", "I love you", etc.

♦ childish things, Disney, cartoon-characters...

♦ photos of animals (illustrations are fine)

♦ bookmarks

♦ religious (except for Buddhism) and seasonal items

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

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

Ratings

ymasophie rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Apr 1, 2020
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ttpass12 rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Apr 1, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for visiting.
sakura15 rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Instagram love :)
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!!
LiliLuv rated for Visit me on Instagram! on Mar 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the likes and the nice comments! Your Instagram is lovely! Liebe Grüße & bleib gesund ❤️
Daithra rated for flow Magazine Lovers Happy Mail Swap on Mar 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much, the binding of the notebook is really interesting and I cannot wait to try it when I make my own journal inserts :)
Saskatch rated for National Park post card on Mar 3, 2020
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Comment: Vielen Dank für deine schöne Postkarte! Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch, aber es war genug, um deine Nachricht zu verstanden 😉 Ich habe als ein Kind die Golden Gate Bridge besucht, es ist einfach toll!
Phenyx rated for Washi Bag #8 (Int'l) on Feb 27, 2020
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Comment: I think somehow I didn't save the rating. Thank you for passing along the bags.
Ladyadybug rated for Anything Goes Flip-book! #2 on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Such a wonderful surprise to receive another beautifully crafted flipbook from you :) Thank you so much for the loveliness!
dawnakaulen rated for National Park post card on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful PC, thank you!
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Comment: Hallo Silvia, vielen herzlichen Dank für deinen wunderschönen Brief! Ich liebe das selbst gemachte Kuvert. Ich folge dir ebenfalls auf Instagram, um ein bisschen inspiration zu bekommen. Ich wünschte ich könnte dir mehr als ein Herz geben. Vielen Dank nochmal! 😍 ♥️
neea1989 rated for Europe: Random washi tape samples on Feb 13, 2020
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Comment: I love the colourful pretzel tape! 🥨 Thank you! 💕
Phenyx rated for WTL: Washi Bag #9 on Feb 11, 2020
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Comment: Hahaha... And I recognise your handwriting. I think this will prove to be a bonus for our friendship. Thank you for passing on the bags.
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Comment: I was so blessed by all the goodies you sent thank you so much. i liked reading your lists. i love that you made a lil book.
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Comment: Vielen Danke! I loved it so so much, it was beautifully crafted and I feel like I learnt a lot.
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Comment: thanks!
DreamCloud rated for All the washi on Feb 6, 2020
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Comment: Silvia, thank you so much for the lovely selection of washi tape and the beautiful happy mail that you created! I love it all <3
GirlMomToTwo rated for WTL: Washi Bag #9 on Feb 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks gal! The envie and your little note was cute!
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Comment: Danke für all das washi tape und all die zusätzlichen goodies für mein bullet journal! Hab mich sehr über alles gefreut, das war wirklich ein happy Mail 😊
jasdeepk rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #21 ☆ on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: OMG!! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies! I especially enjoyed the gorgeous paper you sent, the one with the animal prints were just amazing! thank you for everything else including the washi, I can never have enough!

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Comments

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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