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papercraftkath

papercraftkath
Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: September 18, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

Hello swapping friends! If you are checking in to see my likes and dislikes, here are a few ideas. I love washi tape, stickers, scrapbook paper, notecards, postcards, book pages, Valentine's cards, ribbon, stamped images and empty Starbucks cards (with fun designs). I also like anything cat, dog, strawberry, floral, garden gnome, mail, coffee/tea, heart, rainbow, cloud, Kawaii, Hello Kitty, Pusheen, unicorn, llama, cactus, flamingo, shark, summer-y, Christmas, Halloween or Valentine's themed. I also have a daughter who is obsessed with bats (the flying ones) so anything bat is great too.

Please no scented items or food because of allergies, thank you! Most likely I will love what you choose to send. Just as another side note, I don’t check date stamps on my mail or your sent by dates because life happens and a day or two doesn’t matter to me so don’t worry about messaging me for these!

I think it's wonderful how many ways there are to connect with people all over the world through happy mail and swaps. The Internet can be a fabulous place to find like-minded people.

There's nothing quite like receiving a piece of art or writing in the mail, except perhaps sending one. For years I mailed creative little packages to people I knew, who were sort of interested in receiving them, but definitely didn't mail anything back. I was thrilled to discover swaps!

I participate in postcard, junk journal and pocket letter swaps through social media groups. I am on a first name basis with my neighbourhood post office staff. They remember me when I show up with my washi-taped packages and noisy children.

I spend much of my day looking after small people and a dog. Crafting and writing give me a nice break from the day-to-day monotony and also an opportunity to use the creative part of my brain.

I look forward to swapping with you! By the way, I always mail my swaps and save proof of mailing. It can take weeks for items to arrive from Canada. If you have any questions or concerns about something I mailed you, please let me know!

Favorite Crafts

My favourite themes for paper craft projects are birds, butterflies, children's books, the 80s, animals and quotes. I love brights colours, but if I had to pick just one colour it would definitely be blue. I most often make junk journals and ephemera to go with, as well as pocket letters. Shaker tags are my latest pocket letter endeavour.

I think stickers get a bad rap. A favourite part of childhood was my sticker book and I wish I still had it. I have found some vintage stickers in thrift stores and eBay and will one day re-create a sticker book (in an old photo album of course). I also send my kids stickers once a month through the mail and call it sticker club.

My washi tape collection is starting to rival my old sticker book collection. There are so many designs and colours, I find it hard not to buy a new roll when I go to the craft store!

Favorite Music

My favourite band is U2 and I love the song "Beautiful Day". My other favourite all time song is "Good Life" by OneRepublic. "Glitter and Gold" by Barns Courtney is a new favourite.

Some Canadian musicians I love are The Trews, Serena Ryder, the RAA, Reuben and the Dark and Ruth B. I have seen most of them live. They are all great, you should check them out!

Favorite Movies

I love going to the movies and not just for the popcorn (although also for the popcorn). A few years ago I started trying to see all the Academy Award best picture nominees before the awards aired. I am usually able to see most of them in time and a few more from other categories. I like knowing the movies when I watch the awards, but it's also a really good way to see quality movies and often ones I wouldn't otherwise watch.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading thrillers, mostly because they keep me reading (and quickly)! Ruth Ware is a current favourite thriller writer. I also read literary fiction books, but find it harder to motivate myself to read them. The History of Love is my favourite book. It's such an intricate and complex book and the ending is amazing. I go to the library all the time, and the book store too of course.

Favorite Television

According to my kids, I watch the news, Grey's Anatomy and craft videos. But these are just the ones they know about! I watch dark television shows. I'm not sure why, I'm not a dark person. I enjoy the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, the Handmaid's Tale and whatever darkness is trending on Netflix. I am almost always crafting when I watch TV!

Ratings

sarahdaydreams rated for Interest me no. 72 on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the extras!! The copy was very interesting - definitely caught the book in a pivotal moment. Will check into it more. Thanks for the swap :)
Response: You're welcome! Happy reading.
AnnaofTarth rated for Mail Tag Swap #13 on Sep 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for your mail tag. The post card is beautiful and so are the stickers! Thank you!
Response: Glad you like them!
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BasketWorks15 rated for Sticker-Licious on Sep 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the yummy stickers! The puffy ones are adorable.
Response: Glad to hear you like them - puffy stickers are always fun!
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Comment: Thanks Katherine, lovely choices. I'm also using this themed swap as a chance to go washi shopping! :D
Response: Excellent plan! Happy washi-shopping and swapping!
mimilm rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt | 5 on Sep 12, 2019
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Comment: It was all so lovely - thank you! This was a fun surprise + your note was gorgeous!
Response: I'm glad you liked them!
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Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard! I love it! Yes, reading is still fun!!!
Response: Glad you liked it and happy reading!
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful washi!!!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome washi's. Xx Monique
Fabriqueen rated for Finally Use Your Randoms on Sep 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and the butterflies! When we moved in here my hubby told me I'd better like it because he would never move all my stuff again. LOL! But I do appreciate a beautiful card! :) Hugs, Diane
Response: We are never moving again either! Glad you liked the card and butterflies!
iheartushi rated for Christmas in July: Postcard Swap on Sep 4, 2019
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Comment: Hello Katherine! I love Christmas too. It is my favorite time of the year. Thank you for the post card.
Response: Just a few more months! Glad you liked it.
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending. What great PCs you shared. I like almost any kind of cat whether it be humor, cartoon, realistic, etc. thanks again!
Response: Cat postcards are such fun! Glad you liked these ones.
iheartushi rated for Christmas Postcards in July on Sep 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card. I can't wait for Christmas to come. I am giddy like I used to be when I was a kid. Haha
iheartushi rated for Quick send postcard swap #3 on Sep 2, 2019
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Comment: Hello Kath! Thank you for sending me a bookstore post card. My sister and I are crazy about books. A bookstore is our happy place.
Response: Bookstores are the best! Glad you liked it.
guinstar rated for 24/5 washi on Sep 1, 2019
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Comment: Katherine!! You sent the whole rest of the roll?! I wish I could give you more than a 5 and a 💜 ! Thank you so very much! Much appreciated! I love the other washi too. ☺ Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Sorry to not reply sooner! I always read offline... I found more rolls at Michaels so I got another one for me and one for you! Thanks for swapping.
WanderingStar rated for Mail Tag Swap #12 on Aug 31, 2019
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Comment: Hey Katherine! I found your envie on the mat when i got home from work just now :) Thank you greatly for the pretty pictures! I love zinnia's. . They are such thankful bloomers. .. simpley sow in the springtime and they'll Bloom until october! ! They make the garden pretty and colorful ♡ i love them the best from what you sent!! :)
Ruie rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Aug 29, 2019
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Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you!!!
Elsi rated for 🧡 Themed Washi Swap #11: Orange 🧡 on Aug 28, 2019
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Comment: Amazing washi tapes, I love every single one of them. Can't wait to use them in my future happy mail.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard! Have a great day. Take care :) :)
catlingmex rated for Finally Use Your Randoms on Aug 24, 2019
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Comment: You picked the PERFECT card for me--I am so glad you had that "random!"