Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2018 1:30 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: October 15, 2018
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Last updated 10.04.18

As many already know, I moved and have done a few swaps from my new place. I'm slowly doing more and more swaps as time permits.

Please read: I prefer not to receive knock-off/counterfeit Kawaii even as extras (especially knock-off Sanrio and San-x). Please do not send them.

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a 35 y/o female currently living in Kansas by way of Missouri. I'm a transplant from Minnesota and still very much consider myself a Minnesota girl. Professionally I am a front-end developer. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.

Places I have been to:

  • Americas: Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, New York, Hawaii, California, Kansas, Guatemala, Canada

  • Europe: UK, France

  • Asia: Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, China

Travel wishlist: Japan, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Dubai, Singapore



  • Vintage Kawaii stationery (sticker sacks, memo pads)
  • Real food with Kawaii faces stationery anything



2018: I went back to a very similar planner to that of the one I had in 2016. I find that it worked the best for me. This year I am concentrating more on content than the actually decorating. I do throw in some stickers and washi tapes but everything is more simple.

2017: This year I tried using a horizontal A5 Happy Planner. I love the look but I haven't been as consistent in decorating. IT WAS A FAIL!

2016: I have been consistent in decorating my planner (which is a simple Clementine Paper planner I bought from TJMaxx for $7.99). I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do now. I don't care much for decorating as I do writing it all down.

You can see pictures of my planner layout on my Instagram: @raniheartspaper



Since I am here mainly for the Kawaii swaps, I figured I ought to have a more comprehensive Kawaii section.

The short version is I like anything cute and girly. And I prefer not to receive anything weird, boyish.


I love Kawaii Fairy Tale (any brand but Disney) and San-X Palette's Sweet Street. However I have a very good collection of both of these so I prefer not to receive any. I am really into older, vintage Kawaii right now, like food with faces, Awawachan, Natto chan.

San-X: I enjoy just about all of the San-X characters especially older characters and test characters. The only one I'm not a fan of is Zombbit Zombie Rabbit and that new fish one, Shirasutai (sorry gals, I know some of you are fans).

I have stopped buying San-X products but the new Rilakkuma, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma lines are super Kawaii and I wouldn't mind receiving items from these collections.


Sanrio: Deery Lou, Little Twin Star, and Hummingmint. Cinnamoroll is growing on me!

I rarely buy Sanrio stuff these days unless it's Hummingmint.


Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Crux, Kamio: I enjoy most of these brands especially the real food with faces.

I'm also always looking for older designs so if you have any (of anything) I would love it!

CONTEMPORARY KAWAII: There are some contemporary Kawaii (Kawaii currently available for sale/being made as opposed to vintage) that I tend to buy whenever I see them. They are the following:

  • Kamio Secret Rabbit
  • Q-lia Funny House
  • Q-lia Secret Magic of Night
  • Sanrio Hummingmint
  • Sanrio Characters mix



  • Kawaii that features real building/room/people
  • Zombbit Zombie Rabbit
  • Shirasutai
  • Gudetama
  • Shinzi Katoh brand
  • Daiso Kawaii
  • American Hello Kitty (items you find at Target, Walmart, Michaels, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, etc.)
  • Non-branded, knock-offs & counterfeit Kawaii
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)
  • Die-cut, coupon, or origami memo sheets
  • Sticker sheets

Washi Tapes

Washi Tapes: My taste in washi tapes is feminine. I love florals and Kawaii. I prefer lantern pattern and polka dots over stripes and solids. Anything sweet and girly.

Please NO:

  • Scotch brand (I have all the ones I liked from this brand)
  • Washi tapes from the WeRMemoryKeepers washi tray set (I have 2 trays so I have plenty of these)
  • Dollar Tree tapes
  • Fabric tapes
  • Paper tapes

As much as I like deco tapes, when a swap calls for washi tape, please only send those. Paper tape is not the same as washi tape. I find deco tape samples just a lot harder to use because it becomes non-sticky once it's left the original tape.


  • Favorite colors: mint, teal, turquoise
  • Lovely White/Orange Story stationery
  • Food with faces
  • Awawa Chan
  • Amy & Tim stationery (Janetstore)
  • Sticker flakes and sticker sacks



Disney & Winnie the Pooh & Snoopy stuff but only because I have easy access to them and do not collect them. Also, please no religious, academic, or holiday items.

No magazine cutouts, scrap paper, foam stickers (I get way too much), confetti. Also nothing too masculine like mustache and sports. No ribbons or fabric tapes.

Currently no more journal cards & Project Life cards please. Also no more ephemera and die-cuts. No academic stickers or dollar store stickers.

No pencils and erasers. I'm no longer a student and really don't collect or have need for these items.

No more note cards or post cards. I have a lot of my own. Post cards are fine if it's used as a protector.

Junk in general.


Beauty/make-up: I used to be a make-up junkie but I'm not anymore. The only beauty related stuff I would enjoy are beauty samples from Asian brands like Etude House. Otherwise no other cosmetics, please.

Tea/coffee: I'm both a tea and coffee drinker. My favorite tea flavor is Moroccan mint tea. I'm always on the look out for the best Moroccan mint tea. I don't consider myself a coffee snob. I prefer mine instant and made at home versus at a local coffee shop. I also prefer cold drinks vs hot ones and will often let my coffee sit until it's lukewarm before drinking it (my MIL thinks this is sacrilege, lol).


Comment: Wow, wow, woooowwww, such pretty flakes!! There were many that I've never had before, so I was ultra excited hehe Thank you so much for the cute flakes and extras! I loved everything :D <3!
Comment: Thanks for all the cuties. Next stop IKEA?
turboneko rated for ILK: Pick Your Poison: 25 Flakes on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the flakes and extras flake bags :D
sebastian122 rated for KSU: Halloween in July!! on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: A skillion hearts! I'd say that 90% of this swap is new to me! YIPPEE!!! Thanks for sharing!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Summery Swap on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely summer cuties! I set up the swap after I ordered a few summer items from Kawaii Shop Japan - like the memo pad in the swap image - and they've not arrived. (I order just 2-3 times a year now.) Maybe the next swap is July in Autumn?!!
thegypsie rated for KSU: 10 Letter Sets on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous selection. :D
jswdesigner rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: I love it all! Please let me know if you would ever like to do a private swap :)
mandy12578 rated for KSU: One Ounce of Kawaii on Jul 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome kawaii, it's made my day!
Comment: Thank you!!
asddsa28 rated for KSU: Join now, mail on Monday on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: thank you I love the extra stickers a big sticker flake and I think my new favorite tea stickers!!! I love the memos so meany i dont have thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the bags and extra flakes! :D
ccmmsu rated for KSU: 50 Large Memo Sheets on Jul 25, 2018
Comment: Hi Rani! Thank you so much for all the awesome large memos and extra minis. And thank you for hosting, too. You ROCK! :)
Comment: thank you for the really great variety of cute stationery!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the kawaii, I love the die-cut memo pages. So cute!
Comment: Thank you! 😊
Comment: I love it all! Thank you so much!
Zefaniya rated for Kawaii Happy Mail Swap USA #8 on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the huge variety! What is the blue scissor item with Hello kitty on it?
Comment: Thanks for the fun assortment of goodies and for hosting these swaps. Hoping to get some public swaps up once I am done unpacking.
Comment: A lovely swap from you, as always. Thanks so much! =)

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asddsa28 on Oct 12, 2018:

thank you for sending my sticker flake bags home

asddsa28 on Sep 27, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag

manders2280 on Sep 22, 2018:

Dear Rani,
Thank you for adding to me.
Sincerely yours,
Sticker Flake Bag

asddsa28 on Sep 14, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag

sebastian122 on Sep 9, 2018:

Happy day!!

asddsa28 on Sep 8, 2018:

thank you for adding to my sticker flake bag!!!

turboneko on Sep 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for making a sticker flake bag for me and for adding to another one, I got both today :D

sebastian122 on Sep 2, 2018:

Thank you for adding to a flake bag made for me. You're the best!

tiggerkitn25 on Aug 29, 2018:

Thanks for the round 2 of the Nesting Envies! Cute sticker flakes! =)

oflifeandlists on Aug 28, 2018:

Thank you for a wonderful R3 of the nesting envelopes - the way you packaged it up was so cute!

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