Swap-bot Time: January 22, 2019 11:34 am


Date Joined: November 21, 2013
Last Online: January 22, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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Last updated 1.10.18

I'll be out of town from 1/12-18.

I'm selling a lot of my sticker sacks, new and vintage. 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 currently working in the e-commerce field. I love traveling, reading, and shopping.

Places I have been to:

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

  • Europe: UK, France

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

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



  • Vintage Kawaii stationery (sticker sacks, memo pads)
  • Envelopes
  • Address labels



2019: I'm thinking of using something more digital for the new year despite being tempted by all the gorgeous planners out there.

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'm into older, vintage Kawaii but I know that they are either harder to come by or really expensive. I don't want to stress my partners out if they cannot send me vintage items (always a nice surprise but never expected).

I'm in the process of downsizing my massive vintage collection of Kawaii stationery but I still love swapping them. I'm open to anything you would like to send my way. However, please note my "prefer not to receive" section below, especially in regards to counterfeit/knock-off items as they seem to be more and more prevalent these days.



  • 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.)
  • Zakka/Real life sticker flakes (unless it's dessert/food related)
  • Die-cut, coupon, or origami memo sheets
  • Non-branded, knock-offs & counterfeit Kawaii

Alwayz Kawaii have a really nice guide for telling if a product is genuine or questionable.

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, Natto Chan
  • Vintage San-x characters
  • 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.


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).

TEA WISHLIST: Red Rose Sweet Temptations, would love to try any of the flavors in that line.


sebastian122 rated for KSU: 50 Flakes!! on Dec 23, 2018
Comment: Love love love everything, and the extras are awesome!!
turboneko rated for KSU: Send a Holiday card! on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the cute kawaii goodies :) I really love how you decorate it with all the stickers and your address label is the cutest I've seen. Have a wonderful holiday!!
turboneko rated for KSU: 25/25/25 on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the swap goodies and the extras sticker flake bags, I don't mind them at all :D. Thank you so much for the Christmas flakes sack, it was a really nice surprise and was very kind of you ^_^ I love them <3 <3
ccmmsu rated for KSU 🎁 Holiday Cheer on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: You are such a sweetie! I can't believe how much you spoiled me with this swap. I love everything!!! You went waaaaaaaay above and beyond, and I'm giddy with holiday cheer. :) A million billion hearts for you. Happy Holidays, Rani!!
manders2280 rated for KSU: Blue...lots of blue on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the blues... but not blue. I love the Pochacco cassette tape. Best wishes for the holidays.
Comment: Hi Rani. Thanks for your letter and everything! I know what you mean about the extreme vintage kawaii insane shopping sprees. I had my past of that too, part of why I’m here lol. I actually just bought a few other vintage things and a bunch of not so vintage things. Swap bot may be enabling me again lol. If you ever want to do a private swap let me know. This month is going to be probably busy though so I think will refrain from joining many more until next year. Things have been stressful in different ways and really insane things have been happening. I know what you mean about thinking of giving up after first joining swap bot but now I am in a few groups including KSU and I’m excited. Yes this year and last year a bunch of my family members have moved down so it has been interesting. I also have to fly out Monday to see my grama who hasn’t been doing the best. Well anyway, thanks again :)
Comment: Hope the settling in is going well ^^! Didn't do any Black Friday but did Cyber Monday - HULU had a deal - 99c per month for 12 months! Speaking of bingewatch, I recommend The Handmaid's Tale.. it's a good show but kinda OUT there. Netflix has this good show called "Sisters" - it's quirky and hilarious!
Comment: Thank you for the letter and goodies! I'll reply to your questions! Happy Swapping!
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! :)

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paperpusher on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy Holidays!

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! =)

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